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Head To Toe Nursing Assessment
Erythema: The top of a baby's head is where they generate the most heat and has a large body service area compared to an older child. It is certainly appropriate for you to notice redness or warmth when your baby is nursing. ...Read more
Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff wont cooperate w/ her?
Hand washing: Everyone should be washing hands before and after touching a patient, irrespective of the fact that they may have put on gloves. Using soap is mandatory when washing hands. This is true for staff and visitors. A friendly method of persuasion and education works best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more
Hi,my 4 mo. old sometimes has a 5 to 10 sec. episode where her head/hands shake while nursing to sleep. Stops w/touch. Pedi says not to worry.
Shaking episodes : Hard to answe accurately without more information. ...Read more
Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?
Soaks (may need doc): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. Care at home includes warm soaks in a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap three to four times daily for about 15 minutes. If redness starts to spread or pus still present, you need to see doc for proper incision and drainage. ...Read more
What to do to get rid of toenail fungus while nursing?Fungal growth started around 2.5 months ago and getting bigger on one toe.
Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago?started phentermine diet & Alopecia
Nothing to worry : Sunken veins on forehead may be normal and there is nothing to worry about.But at the next Appontment with your doctors let them look at it to find out if anything needs to be done about it ...Read more
What to do if I have to do a nursing assessment out in my clinical placement and it asks the outcome measurements?
Hmm?: Would ask your instructor or supervisor about this one. ...Read more
Please help! I have been itchy from head to toe for about 6 weeks now. Haven't changed any products or medications. I'm starting to tear my skin up.
I have a severe itch that just started occurring. It worsens when I lay down and lessens when I stand up. It occurs from head to toe and i can't sleep?
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