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Do I Need Shots To Hold A Baby
I notice when i walk fast or say a sentence or even hold my baby i need to pause for a breath or two. Is this normal?
NO : Those minimal activities should not cause shortnesss of breath. There are several potential causes some of which are more serious than others. A much more detailed history as well as physical exam is needed to determine the cause and should be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Does a Tetanus shot still help within 72 hours? waiting for husband who is on a fire;no one can pick me up til tomorrow.I Have a baby w me need advice
Probably : Good wound cleaning as soon as possible after the injury helps prevent a wound infection by any germ with or without tetanus spores that may be there. If you've had the primary series and your last booster was within 10 years, the shot is optional but a good decision because you can boost your protection for another decade.We advise a needed booster within 48 hr, but an extra day is OK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am visiting family in canada from australia with my 6 m baby. I need to get her shots. No hep b here. Is the single dose the same as in the 5 in 1 ?
If 5-in-1 has HepB: The 5-in-1 shot may be dtap-hepb-ipv, which means diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis b, and inactivated polio vaccine. Another brand has hib (hemophilus type b) instead of hepatitis b in it. One can check with the shot clinic to be sure which 5-in-1 is being used. Getting the hepb shot inside a 5-in-1 vaccine is equivalent to getting the hepb shot by itself. ...Read more
My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..
A misunderstanding: The BCG shot is a vaccine (shot that protects a person) against tuberculosis, and the area of the shot is not supposed to swell or turn red. In fact, nothing at all should happen after the shot which is normal. You may be thinking of a PPD (skin test for tuberculosis) which turns red if the person being tested has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past. ...Read more
My 1 yr old got bit by my mothers dog. He has 7 little puncture wounds on his head. The dog is not up to date on her shots. What should I do? Would the baby need a shot?
He : He definitely needs to be seen by a doctor and most likely placed on antibiotics to prevent or treat infection. The dog should be monitored for a period of time for any concern of rabies. Bite wounds on the head can be serious depending on the depth and location. Have him evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: There shouldn't be any danger to your baby after grandmother has chemo. However, if she doesn't have a functioning immune system because of the chemo then the baby may pose a danger to her. Follow the recommendations of her oncologist (cancer specialist) with respect to when she can be around the baby. Usually if the baby isn't sick or hasn't had certain shots it should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got my period after stopping the depo shot in 08/2014; its 04/05/15 how soon can I start planning for a baby? What are the steps needed to do?
Start planning now: You certainly can start planning for your PG now. Many DR's suggest that you wait for two cycles before getting PG, then this has never been proven with a study. It is just suggested. I assume you know what steps are needed--timing of intercourse about the mid cycle. Good luck. ...Read more
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