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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant  Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read more

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My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

Call Dr. now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt
Plain water is the best hydration liquid
Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them
With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

Of course: You should drink water as needed. Are you still having diarrhea? If so, it is time to consult your doctor again. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today i've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should i get gatorade?

What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today i've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should i get gatorade?

Could be dehydration: Dehydration - dry mouth, eyes, skin gets dry and when you squeeze the skin on the back of your hand it may stay tented up when you let go. It can cause rapid heartbeats, dizziness and feeling faint. Normally i would say drink 1-2 bottles of gatorade or similar and see if this helps - you should check your temperature and see if you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can infant colic be treated?

Can  infant colic be treated?

INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask your peds. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cheese?

When can you give an infant cheese?

Cheese: Cheese can be introduced between ages 8-10 months. Make sure pieces are smaller than your baby's finger (also size of baby's trachea) to decrease choking risk. Careful also with melted cheese as it may also be a choking hazard. Consider also adding yoghurt at this age. However wait until 1 year of to add whole milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can i give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Yes but,: If your infant is vomiting and/or has diarrhea you can but, you should consult your child's doctor first because young infants are more at risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

The reason : Why is the baby getting propranolol? Taking the underlying disorder into consideration will help to clear this up. ...Read more

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Which diet should be give to infant to increase memory power?

Which diet should be give to infant to increase memory power?

Good balanced diet: A good balanced diet will have everything essential for good memory. ...Read more

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Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more

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Should you treat a cold in an infant or should you allow the infant build immunity?

Should you treat a cold in an infant or should you allow the infant build immunity?

Treat the symptoms: I'm not a pediatrician, but i think i can answer this anyway. There is no specific treatment for a cold; immunity to the particular strain of cold virus will occur no matter what you do. Treating the symptoms of a cold will not interfere with that process. ...Read more

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How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

?? Why ??: This med is never given to infants that young.It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication?If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation.Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more

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My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if i cannot nurture her enough, and i need to give her some baby formula?

My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if i cannot nurture her enough, and i need to give her some baby formula?

M.D. visit: I would suggest discussing supplemental formulas and probiotics with your pediatrician. Breast milk is the best formula and enhances gut immunity. ...Read more

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How to treat a five month old infant?

How to treat a five month old infant?

Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

DIARRHEA: Infants with lbm, depending on age, below 3 months give pedialyte, rice water and soy milk. Below 1 year, aside from the above give the brat diet ( banana, rice , apple, tea) no juice. You can also give jello, sprite, 7up. There is a diet instruction you can get from the clinic. ...Read more

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What would be better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

What would be better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

Culture sensitivity: If you know the baby has staph, then a culture was done. I assume they also checked to see what antibiotics would work for this particular bacteria. You base treatment on that. Overall, most of time vancomycin is used for staph infections of neonates, but again this is a case by case answer dependent on culture results and other treatments and cares your infant is getting. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine for an infant that is safe, and how much would I give her?

Is there an antihistamine for an infant that is safe, and how much would I give her?

Yes: Cetirazine(zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be considered but all should be used in consultation with your doctor. Much of the stuffiness of infants is assumed to be allergies when it is really dust/smoke& other air irritants that antihistamines will not help, so discuss your conserns with dr ...Read more

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How do I give my infant a bath in the bathtub?

How do I give my infant a bath in the bathtub?

Bath: First make sure that the temperature of the water right, if your baby is able to seat you can get a special seat to put inside the bathtub and never never leave your baby unsupervised. ...Read more

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Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant vaccines?

Why is it suddenly dangerous to give an infant  vaccines?

Its not: Vaccines have been so successful that your grandparents were the last generation suffering from many of the diseases they prevent. Since they survived & never faced the epidemics with their own kids, they are easy prey for the playboy playmates& fraud based research that call them into question.Vaccine haters have caused preventable death rates to climb in the us, skip & your kid may be next. ...Read more

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How should I treat a boil on my infant's bottom (20 months old)?

To the doctor: In an infant that age i would recommend that they be seen by their physician. Depending on the size, these often need to be drained and often cultured. ...Read more

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How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

Nasal saline: Liberal use of nasal saline wash or spray can help an infant thin out their nasal secretions & increase the effective size of their airway. Suction may or may not retrieve the excess & it's ok if it drains into the stomach. It can be used as often as needed.Also make an attempt to remove any aggravating odors or fumes from babies space. Smoke or perfumes can be hard on baby. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give ibuprofen to an infant under 2 months?

Is it okay to give ibuprofen to an infant under 2 months?

No: Ibuprofen is not approved for infants under 2 months of age. Further, i worry what is the Ibuprofen being given for? If the baby has fever at that very young age, the doctor must be called or the baby must be seen right away. A baby that age is not teething and Ibuprofen does not calm colic. Babies are tough to care for and your provider can help if baby has a problem that seems to need advice. ...Read more