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Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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Cefdinir to 1 yr old.I filled her used syringe but did not get enough in.I pushed it back in bottle and refilled it again. Does it make med. go bad??

Cefdinir to 1 yr old.I filled her used syringe but did not get enough  in.I pushed it back in bottle and refilled it again. Does it make med. go bad??

Medication ?s: Unless you tried to actually give the dose - unlikely especially if you kept the syringe in the bottle and drew up more med. However if the baby's mouth contacted the syringe - it might be an issue but just keep it refrigerated and once the course of treatment completes simply discard the left over medication. Rinsing the syringe after use in running water helps clean it. ...Read more

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When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

Nigleria: You must be referring to Nigleria, in your fear. Yes, most cases have been associated with sinus irrigation. The risk for your baby is minute. But definitely throw away the auction bulb, it's unnecessary. ...Read more

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16mnth old baby hates taking her antibiotic. Tried squeezing the syringe in her mouth, but now she seems traumatized! can we mix her med with food?Or?

16mnth old baby hates taking her antibiotic. Tried squeezing the syringe in her mouth, but now she seems traumatized! can we mix her med with food?Or?

Flavor: Most pharmacies now can flavor your antibiotics if you ask them usually for a minimal fee. Most antibiotics for children can be mixed same amount of ice-cream or juice cold (same volume) ...Read more

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My 6 week baby nose is congested. I tried nasal spray and bulb syringe and she still can't breath right ;(?

My 6 week baby nose is congested. I tried nasal spray and bulb syringe and she still can't breath right ;(?

Reflux: in a baby can cause nasal congestion. Have your pediatrician check your baby to make sure there is no structural abnormality. If none, consider that the acid environment from reflux can lead to swelling of the nasal mucosa that will not respond to saline irrigation and suction. An antacid will help. ...Read more

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Hi im pricked with a BCG syringe of the baby whom the mother is hep. B reactive.Baby has given hepig.Will i become infected of it?

Hi im pricked with a BCG syringe of the baby whom the mother is hep. B reactive.Baby has given hepig.Will i become infected of it?

Unlikely: The body fluid of the donor ( the baby) would have to contain live virus to cause infection in the recipient ( you). Would have to test the baby to know if you are at risk for infection from this exposure. Igg and hep b vaccine could help protect you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more