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Flying With A Newborn
Traveling : It should be fine. It would be a good idea to stop by the health department or the pediatrician a office to have a car seat check to insure you have a proper fit. Remember to drive safe. Plan regular stops for feeding and diaper changes. The hum of the car riding is very relaxful for most infants. ...Read more
No: Although the particular environment of your basement is not known, in general, it is not a good idea for children with asthma to sleep in a basement, especially on the floor. More humid environments promote much more dust mite and mold growth. Moist, humid environments are known to be associated with more respiratory symptoms in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A child with hydrocephalus can lead a very normal life. I presume you are asking whether or not the shunt will affect the ability to have a normal life. Patients with shunts can and do live very normal and full and productive lives. There certainly are some precautions they need to take such as being aware of the signs of shunt dysfunction. Also, there may be some limitations to avoid head injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry, kiddo: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more
Is it common for a father with a- blood and a mother with o- blood to have a child with o- blood?
yes: 50% chance.Get a more detailed answer ›
In a baby with hydrocephalus and after shunting will the child need a new shunt next year or two?
Possibly: If the shunt stops working (shunt failure), it will need to be revised. This often entails placing a completely new shunt system or a partial new system. It is impossible to predict exactly when this will happen, but the general risk of shunt failure is 10% per year. The shunt may also need to be lengthened as the child grows. All of the above possibilities entail a surgical procedure. ...Read more
Healthy and well: Developed, no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Std´s can be transmitted to your baby before, during and after birth. Hiv and syphillis can cross the placenta and infect the baby before birth, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis b, and genital herpes, per the cdc can be transmitted through the birth canal. If you think you might be pregnant all ob´s check routinely for std´d during pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends on situation: During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan. They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination ; availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarification on last q: planning baby, big wedding in july, baby will be born but only 3-4 weeks, issues to fly/travel w/newborn east to west coast?
My newborn son has a dilated aorta. He is 2 months, he is growing his aorta isn't. He is on two beta blockers. Is it ok to fly in a few months?
Hard to say: Any advice on travel would best be provided by his treating physician. Every heart kid has differing needs and limitations to the point of being unique. Only those who know all the particulars of his case should be consulted. ...Read more
Travel "sucks": If you are flying with an infant, have something for them to suck on during ascent and descent. This can be a breast, bottle, pacifier.But don't give it to them too soon. If you start it while you are taxi-ing, they may be finished before you take off. Wait until you are actually lifting off or descending to start the sucking to help the ear pressure. Beware -jet bathrooms are tiny for changing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flying with a dry socket does it cause any harm or make it worse , also will it ever heal as it has been 6 days ,please advice !!! :(?
Dry socket: Flying with a dry socket should have no effect, either way. Most dry sockets heal even without treatment, unless of course it is or does become infected. This is not something that you can determine on your own. I suggest you see a dentist to confirm that there is no infection or other complication to healing. Why suffer? as dry sockets are easily & quickly remedied with proper treatment. See DDS! ...Read more
What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?
Pain: Having mucous or infection in an ear tube may cause pain during pressure changes of ascending and descending. This could also potentially cause the infection to migrate to the ear drums which could pop. Best to get checked by your doctor to ensure the ear drums are healthy for the flight. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am flying with my 3 month old baby next week. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to calm him down for the flight?
We willing be flying with my 16 month old baby for 12hrs need I worry about his ears or any other concerns can I give him calming drops or something.
<2 yr flyer: Hard to get toddlers to swallow to equalize ear pressures on a plane, but otherwise no issues except keeping them occupied and calm. Maybe time departure with their usual bedtime for best results, also feeding them a meal just before takeoff may ease their tensions, although then potty issues arise !! Good luck, 12 hrs on a plane is a lot for a toddler ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went on a plane for 3 hours have a VP shunt ever since I've got off it I've felt real dizzy could the plane effect my shunt is it bad flying with one?
Talk to your doc: Barometric changes that occur in the cabin (even though it's "pressurized") of a jet aircraft at altitude can definitely be felt by people such as migraine patients, VP shunt patients, retinal surgery patients with bubble placement, etc. So, it may have only occurred this time on this particular flight but it wouldn't hurt for you to talk to your doctor for more explanations and future directions. ...Read more
YES: I agree with dr.Siegel. Air travel, skydiving, high altitude travel, scuba diving with an unresolved pneumothorax is dangerous. There are different specifics to each patient. It is important you discuss your pneumothorax with your thoracic surgeon and seek guidance and instructions for safe activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
tonsils/adenoids are the reasons for recurrent throat/ear infections they may shrink at adolescence and ear infections diminish in frequency...hope this information is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more