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Donatussin Pediatric Medication
I gave my daughter donatussin for a cough 2 hours ago. She is still coughing. Can i now give her benadryl (diphenhydramine)? She is 3 yrs old and 39 lbs.
Don't use donatussin: Cough suppressants (like donatussin) have been shown not to work in kids and actually can cause side effects. From now on, i would not recommend any cough suppressants for your child. There seem to be various formulations of donatussin, so make sure they don't already contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). I hope she feels better. ...Read more
No science on this : Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
Variable: Different body size and different metabolism lead to differences in how much drug is needed. Susceptibility to side effects is also an important consideration. ...Read more
What?: Don't risk your life. Anyone who has a structural heart problem or rhythm problem who is followed by a pediatric cardiologist should avoid "sneaking drugs". It's your heart and your life... Seriously, don't risk your life. Ask your cardiologist..."is there a risk if i take...X-drug?". ...Read more
Pediatric neurology , does lgs epilepsy usually get worse with age/growth. 28month male showing no response to onfi , this is the 4th new drug tried.
Difficult to treat: Lenox-gastaut syndrome is difficult to treat. It is usually treated with a combination of medications instead of monotherapy (single drug). You need to be followed by a specialist for seizures and you should also get involved in your local epilepsy foundation-they can help provide for the non-medical needs of your family and help with education. ...Read more
What's the next best drug when keppra (levetiracetam) fails to control pediatric epilepsy ? Staring seizures with full body involvement , now in clusters.
It depends: There's no 1-size-fits-all seizure med any more than all kids eat 1 food or wear identical clothes. There are 3 basic types of epilepsy: 1) primary generalized, 2) partial-onset, and 3) everything else. "staring spells" etc is not good enough. That's not a diagnosis. Find that out. The "best" med is the 1 that reduces seizures with minimum side effects in your child. Arm yourself with knowledge. ...Read more
Eye disorder: It is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Uvea consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The choroid is sandwiched between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera), and provides blood flow to the deep layers of the retina. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. Infections, injury and autoimmune disorders may be serious causes. ...Read more
Pediatrci colic: Colic is a poorly understood disorder of the infants who cry incosolably usually in the evening hours and start aftrer a few weeks of birth. The baby seems to be crying from an abdominal pain as the abd. Muscles are tense. Pediatricians try anti gas meds, sometimes, gently rocking the baby works. Sometimes taking them for a ride in the car helps. ...Read more
Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read more
A long list: congenital diseases exist in basically every organ system in the body. They can be diagnosed based on appearance starting with blood work in a pregnant mother and ultrasounds of the fetus and then any time after birth. The severity can range from incompatible with life, to severe and life-threatening, and there even are some congenital diseases that aren't diagnosed until adulthood if ever. ...Read more
Kids Brain Health: Pediatric Neuropsychology is focused on the applied science of brain-behavior relationships in children and adolescents. This knowledge is used by pediatric neuropsychologists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders. ...Read more
You have to love it.: then go to Medical school. Good luck ...Read more
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It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often. ...Read more
Pediatric Anesthesia: It can be a strange and scary experience for a little one before any procedure. The goal of anesthesia/sedation is to make that experience easier. Usually, the anesthesia team will meet with you before your procedure and explain how they will put child to sleep. Depending on child's age they will explain it to them. You should feel free to ask the team any questions you have concerns for. ...Read more
Child specific: training initially consisting of a three year residency in Pediatric Medicine following Medical School. After that, most pediatricians participate in ongoing continuing education to keep up with the rapidly changing field of Pediatrics. Pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with ongoing educational requirements and interval testing to confirm continued competence. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the individual doctor's office. I would talk to that pediatrician's office. They might say not on the same day. ...Read more
Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more