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Harm To Baby Nsaid Use
Over-the-counter pain relievers Pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspirin are familiar choices for the treatment of osteoarthritis. * Acetaminophen generally is considered safe, although it may pose risks to some individuals with liver disease or when taken in excessive doses. * Aspirin is a popular medicine for many arthritic disorders because of its ability to relieve pain as well as inflammation (swelling, redness). However, aspirin is not suitable for people who have had a stomach ulcer or aspirin allergy. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) NSAIDS relieve pain as well as inflammation. There are a wide variety of NSAIDs to choose from. Over-the-counter forms include: * Ibuprofen (Advil, ...Read more
No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more
Fluoride: One of the best ways to strengthen teeth & make them less susceptible to tooth decay is the incorporation of Fluoride into the actual structure of the enamel as they form. This is much better than any Fluoride treatment to the surface of teeth later on. Whether or not to use Fluoride supplements, vitamins with Fluoride or nothing depends upon the amount of Fluoride in the natural water supply.->. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take caffeine free water pills while i'm breastfeeding? Will it harm my baby in any way?
Ask your pediatric: Doc, i would not recommend it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would not: Wipes are not intended to be used this way. You are not cleaning them and you can get bacterial overgrowth on the cups and dishes, not to mention the chemicals you are potentially ingesting. Use plain soap and water. Can not beat it. ...Read more
A toss up: No studies have been done regarding the safety of the whitening products during pregnancy or while breast feeding American Dental Association suggests that dentist recommend patients defer teeth whitening during pregnancy. Breast feeding is a toss -op with some thinking that by the time peroxide reaches the baby it is not detectable. But the consensus is to consult your OBG ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to drink tap water while pregnant? Will it harm the baby ? Will it effect fetal development in any way? Is bottle water better to drink?
Tap water is fine: In the United States -- every community, every state -- tap water is entirely safe, in both pregnant and non-pregnant persons. Many people prefer bottled water, but the only rational reason is taste: if you like it better and can afford it, use bottled water. But assuming no special contamination issue -- which the health department and media would publicize -- tap water is entirely safe. ...Read more
Tanning: Yes, it is just a skin dye-no absorption. ...Read more
Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more
Is there any harm using the vapor pen non nicotine while breastfeeding?any harm towards the baby?
Tricky question: Most research shows that antibiotics are required for treatment of bv. But there is also some research that shows that improving the ph in the vagina and taking oral probiotics may reverse early BV changes or perhaps lower risk of it's return. The company says that it's product is safe for sperm. But there are no studies published by them about this. ...Read more
How do u help a baby whoes been exposed to cocain and meth deal with tummy pains / withdrawls without using tylenol (acetaminophen) , Advil or gripe water ?
Hospital based care: Newborns to such exposure are generally managed within the hospital setting for their withdrawal. In some cases it will take weeks. Once that period is passed & the child is home, they have the same problems as other infants although their ability to establish good sleep/wake patterns may be weak.Medication is seldom needed at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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