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How do babies get the flu?

How do babies get the flu?

Close contact: The flu is passed on from person to person in tiny droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing. Your baby can get the flu if they are in close proximity to another sick child, or if they play with that child's toys or other objects. These droplets can stay in surfaces for a long time, so it is important to frequently clean your baby's hands. ...Read more

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Jet Lag (Definition)

A condition in which there is an alteration in a person's circadian rhythm (internal time clock) and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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How do babies get bronchilitis?

How do babies get bronchilitis?

Virus spreads easily: Bronchiolitis is caused by several viruses. These viruses are easily spread from person to person. A mild cold in an older child or adult can cause more severe inflammation in the lower airways (lungs) of infants, leading to wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, and other symptoms of bronchiolitis. Prevention includes staying away from sick people and washing hands well! ...Read more

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When do babies get teeth?

When do babies get teeth?

Varies : Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Depends: If you want them to live the vulnerable lives kids had in the 1700's & opt out,you should walk through an old grave yard & look at all the small headstones.Progress in vaccinations is one of the greatest advances in health during the 20th century.As long as there is international air travel,your kids can be exposed to imported cases of disease from around the world.It is foolish to think otherwise ...Read more

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Can babies get carsick?

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Can babies get carsick?

Seldom happens: Children less than two years old are typically resistant to motion sickness. ...Read more

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Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more

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Why do some babies/kids scream when they get shots?

Why do some babies/kids scream when they get shots?

Reading babies minds: If only i could read babies minds my job as pediatrician would be so much easier! obviously we are not absolutely certain as to why some babies cry more than other while receiving shots, however, by extrapolating from older children & adults, we know that some individuals seem to feel pain more intensely than others. Also, the exact site of the shot on the body can influence the degree of pain. ...Read more

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Why do new borns and babies sleep so much ?

Why do new borns and babies sleep so much ?

Need for growth/dvp: Infants have few needs for function. They need to be awake for feeding and it helps you bond if they acknowledge you, but their main job is to grow bigger and dramatically improve control over their marvelous body.This takes sleep and nutrition.As they enter their teen years again they grow faster and need more sleep, while adults may get by on little.Its all part of the balance in human growth. ...Read more

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Why do babies get appendicitis?

Why do babies get appendicitis?

They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing inflammation to build up. Babies have shorter, wider, conical appendices that may be harder to plug up. Appendicitis is most common in children (older than babies) and young adults. It is possible but uncommon at the extremes of age. ...Read more

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Have twins so how to get toddlers to sleep?

Have twins so how to get toddlers to sleep?

2 Links may help: http://www.twinparents.com/articles/twin-toddlers/getting-toddler-twins-sleep.html http://www.Multipletreasures.Com/getting-twins-to-sleep.Php enjoy the challenge.

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How do you get a bed wetting alarm? How do they work?

How do you get a bed wetting alarm? How do they work?

On Amazon.com: Here is what i found on amazon.Com: http://goo.Gl/7mycy but before you buy one, please read this, which is a more complete article on how to help your child stay dry: http://goo.Gl/rrjmp the main thing is to make sure your child wants to stay dry in bed and takes charge of the project. You can't do it for him if he does not want to change. ...Read more

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Why do infants get gas?

Why do infants get gas?

Gassy tummy: All babies get gassy tummies! in order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! this is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day........You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age. ...Read more

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Do babies get sepsis?

Do babies get sepsis?

They can: Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis. ...Read more

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How do you get normal sleep pattern after overseas travel?

How do you get normal sleep pattern after overseas travel?

Very lengthy topic.: Studies have so far shown significant risks and minimal benefit using medicinal approaches such as sedative hypnotics, melatonin, stimulants and melatonin analogues as well as a new melatonin based antidepressant not yet available on the market. So, we are so far left with managing light exposure.See:the "jet lag" article on this at www.Wikipedia.Com, which is the best presentation available go nu. ...Read more

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How do kids get athsma?

How do kids get athsma?

Inherited tendency: Most asthma is part of the allergy/eczema/asthma triad which is controlled by several genes. Various factors controling the mechanics in lung pasageways trigger airway tigtening or relaxation over time an imbalance with excess tightening will emerge. Infection may trigger this in infancy but irritants, & other triggers will dominate. Meds can control it but true asthma is a lifelong tendancy. ...Read more

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Why do kids get scoliosis?

Why do kids get scoliosis?

Unknown: The cause of scoliosis, in most cases, is unknown. It is likely multifactorial, meaning that a combination of genetics, environment, growth, etc. Play into an individual's risk of having scoliosis. There are some cases which are due to neuromuscular diseases like tethered cord syndrome, but these are the exception and not the rule. ...Read more

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Do people get drunk faster  if we are in flights?

Do people get drunk faster  if we are in flights?

No: But one has to watch drinking on an empty stomach. Maybe thats turbulence you are feeling. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

Until you no longer: have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not getting enough. Always a good idea to also check w/ ur provider to make sure u don't have any vitamin/mineral deficiencies ur not aware of. Search "sleep hygiene" on the internet for good sleep habits. Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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How do you get a baby to stop crying at night?

How do you get a baby to stop crying at night?

Depends on the cause: A baby can cry at night for a number of reasons. Depending on the age, and assuming they are not wet or hungrey, it could be their sleeping condtions , hot, cold or anxiety. Children at a young age can not vocalize their problems so they cry. If you determine nothing is wrong then allowing a baby to cry for a while is fine. Sometimes the child has programed you to pick them up even though nothing. ...Read more

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How to know when do most college kids get out of their depression?

How to know when do most college kids get out of their depression?

Most college kids: Don't have depression. If an individual is significantly depressed it is important that they get professional behavioral health treatment. How long it takes for depression to resolve is quite variable. ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby from getting jet-lag?

How can I keep my baby from getting jet-lag?

Sunlight : Jet lag is caused by switching time zones suddenly in east or west direction; this causes your internal clock to be out of synch with the 'real world'. Jet lag often creates sleep difficulties, irritability, upset stomach and headache. Your body uses sunlight and melatonin to set its internal clock. Take it easy the first few days and expose your baby to daylight to help reset his internal clock. ...Read more

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How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

Jet lag calculator: I suggest going to the british airways website and using their jet lag calculator to figure out the optimal time for light and dark to reestablish a healthy circadian rhythm. You might want to consider taking immediate release melatonin before you go to sleep in your new time zone. Despite what my wife believes homeopathic medications don't work. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over jet lag?

What is the best way to get over jet lag?

Sleep: Depending how long you will be in the new time zone.If short, a day or so, stay on your home clock.Longer, eat lightly, hydrate hard and sleep and reset to new time zone. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to get over jet lag?

Are there any good ways to get over jet lag?

Melatonin and Light: Melatonin is an over-the-counter supplement you can use to reset your biological clock. Taking it signals your brain that it is "night" so you can fall asleep more easily. Going out in sunlight will help reset your brain to "day" so you'll stay awake. ...Read more

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Jet lag! can't sleep. Can I get OTC med in delhi?

Jet lag! can't sleep. Can I get OTC med in delhi?

Melatonin: Melatonin is effective at restoring your circadian rhythm - recommend taking 3-6mg 1 hour prior to your desired bedtime. If you are going to bed at say 1am and would like to be sleeping by 10pm, then take melatonin and go to bed 30min earlier each day to slowly restore your body back to it's earlier bedtime. If that is ineffective, a warm epsom salt bath with lavender essential oil may also help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over 11 hour jetlag fast?

East or West?: If traveling east wake up earlier, go to bed earlier than you normally would and expose yourself to light early to advance your body clock. Traveling west? Adapt by waking up later and go to bed later than usual; avoid any light during the flight to delay your body clock. Eat lightly. Heavy meals and alcohol can disrupt adjustment. Melatonin 30 minutes before sleep but check with doctor first! ...Read more

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How to get over jetlag in time to give presentation abroad?

How to get over jetlag in time to give presentation abroad?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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Will I get sick from jetlag?

Will I get sick from jetlag?

Uncomfortable: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world. You will feel sleepy and have poor appetite for a day or so. Additionally your memory and analytical skills will be reduced until you have adapted. Exposure to sunlight, both morning and evening and using your body's natual sleep hormone-melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion. ...Read more

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It is possible to get jet lag if you fly west 6 time zones?

It is possible to get jet lag if you fly west 6 time zones?

Yes: Im guessing that you are asking - if you fly west across 6 time zones.if thats what you meant than answer is yes. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over 7 hour jet lag without wasting any hours?

Light exposure: There are many, many approaches to jet lag, however the approach that i think has the best evidence basis involves using light and dark exposure to shift your body's internal clock to the new time zone. British airways has a decent one on their website. For added effect you might try taking melatonin in the evening. ...Read more

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Some of my friends get very sensitive to light when they suffer from jet lag? Is that possible? What can we do?

Jet lag brain edema: Sleep deprivation prevents the brain from cleaning out toxic waste products. Mild brain edema may occur. The eyes may become photosensitive to a mild degree. Short naps may help but a full night's sleep is in order. Pycnogenol or ginko biloba may help relieve the symptoms of jet lag. N-Acetyl Cysteine may also relieve stress on the brain. Follow the directions on the bottles. ...Read more

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I have been back from traveling for a week now, but i still have jet lag and only get a couple hours of sleep. What can I do?

Reset required: The most important step in treatment is taking to stay up during the day, be exposed to sunlight, (esp in afternoon), avoid all stimulating substances (e.g. Caffeine) after mid-day, and make sure that no matter what time you actually fall asleep at, you wake up at the same time every day. More ideas look at http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/jet-lag. ...Read more

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Can melatonin really help me get over jet lag faster? If so, how long before my transatlantic trip do I need to start taking it? Thanks so much.

Yes!: Melatonin levels in your body spike at bedtime, and the general advice is to try taking it when you want to fall asleep. Try 1-3 mg at bedtime the first night after you arrive in the new time zone to help induce sleep at what will seem an abnormal time to your body for sleeping. A rule of thumb is that it takes a day for each hour of change in time zone to fully acclimate to your new zone. ...Read more

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How to fight e-w jetlag?

Light exposure: There are many, many approaches to jet lag, however the approach that i think has the best evidence basis involves using light and dark exposure to shift your body's internal clock to the new time zone. British airways has a decent one on their website. For added effect you might try taking melatonin in the evening. ...Read more

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What does jetlag feel like?

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What does jetlag feel like?

Jet lag: Symptoms can include headache, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, groggy feeling. ...Read more

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Can naps cure jet lag?

Can naps cure jet lag?

Appropriate timing : You can use short naps to help you adjust to your new time zone. Try and be active and outside in bright sunlight in the morning hours and stay active as much as possible in the daylight so you can sleep at night. Prolonged napping will prolong the jet lag. ...Read more

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How can I prevent jet-lag?

Light and dark: The best strategy for jet lag involves carefully controlling exposure to light and dark in order to help your brain's internal clock make the fastest adjstment possible to the new time zone. Try searching for jet lag calculator on the internet. The best available site last time i looked was on the british airways website (but no tickets are necessary). ...Read more

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How can I prevent jet lag?

Depends: Traveling eastward is typically worse than westward. It also depends on the number of time zones you are crossing. If you are just crossing one or two time zones, you may just want to live with it. Crossing more than two, if you have a week to prepare, you can start living based on your new time zone, adjusting one hour each day until you are living in your new time zone BEFORE you leave. Best. ...Read more