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Can You Put Vicks On A Baby
Please don't: I consider vick's a fragrent air pollutant that causes many infants to get more congested.I discourage it under the age of six and have never actually recommended it for any kid. Mom used it on me & that is fine but hopefully decades later we learn to avoid some of the things they used without evidence to prove that it would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Without knowing what medications you are talking about, no safety decision can be made. I don't recommend vapor rubs of any kind before school age.It stinks up the room and makes many kids congested. ...Read more
It's not bad...: Any supportive measures that make you feel better while you are suffering through a cold are okay. Vapor rub's primary ingredients are camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil, staying hydrated and using a preparation like saline irrigations, help to thin mucus and reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more
I forgot to wash pacifier off after it fell on the ground and put it in baby's mouth, will she be okay!?
Yes: This is certainly not something to make a habit of, but she should be fine. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Probably nothing will happen. Vicks is commonly put on the chest/breast area to relieve cold symptoms. What are you trying to accomplish? If you are having a problem, then you should speak with your doctor who can help solve the problem you are having. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?
A friend told me I could put a little vanilla extract on a wet washcloth and let my baby chew on it for teething relief. Is this okay?
Yes: A clean, cold, damp washcloth can be very soothing for a baby who is teething, and a little vanilla will improve the taste. Be sure the cloth is in good condition and not ragged, however; you don't want it to come apart in baby's mouth & maybe get inhaled. Keeping a few damp cloths in the freezer gets them as cold as possible, and gives you the opportunity to rotate them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my infant was given epiceram for his eczema. can you put moisturizer on top of that?
Can but no need: You theoretically can put on a moisturizer safely, but it likely won't be of any added benefit. ...Read more
My baby has a bad cough that won't let her sleep. I put vapor rub on her chest and have a cool mist humidifier on for her. Any suggestions?
Needs investigation: Chronic cough in a young child that is waking them up needs investigation. If it is not an infection, it could be an inhaled foreign body (i've seen toy parts, foods, etc). Also, high on the list is also environmental irritants such as smoke, dust, molds and then allergens causing the cough. One of the most frequent symptoms of early asthma in tots is that ongoing night cough! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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