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Any good postpartum exercises to do at home after baby is asleep?

Any good postpartum exercises to do at home after baby is asleep?

Core!: Core strengthening! I am sure you have lost your center of balance over the past 40 weeks, so regaining it with core strengthening of the gluteus (medius and minimus), abs, and back muscles is indicated. ...Read more

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Toothache!It's not convenient for me to go to a dentist(I'm abroad).I'll go home after two months.Is there any medicine,drop,spray can ease my feeling?

Toothache!It's not convenient for me to go to a dentist(I'm abroad).I'll go home after two months.Is there any medicine,drop,spray can ease my feeling?

Toothache: If it is a small to moderate cavity, then OTC pain meds should help. Deeper cavities may require dental care, regardless of how inconvenient it might be. A dead tooth (abscess) cannot wait two months and will require immediate care. Tough to advise you since the extent of your problem is unknown. ...Read more

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What r home made remedies for flu n cold for my babies 27 n 7 months?

What r home made remedies for flu n cold for my babies 27 n 7 months?

Flu/Cold V/S Infuenz: Cold, runny nose, cough usually seasonal, viral. Home remedies: drink more fluid, saline nasal drop/spray 4-6 times/d and suck mucous with bulb syringe, humidifier or Vicks Vaporizer in room. 1 yr or old can have 1 teaspoon honey X2/day, reduce milk intake for 5-7 days. Continue breast feeding. If high fever, fast/labored breathing see pediatrician to check for Influenza and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Getting checked out for endometritis. Sick and sad, want to take my baby home. Helo?

Getting checked out for endometritis. Sick and sad, want to take my baby home. Helo?

Be strong.: I am sorry you apparently feel discouraged and confused. Pursue a thorough assessment. You will find options and can then address the specific problem. As soon as you can recover from your initial reaction, be resilient and proactive. And get good help -- both from persons in your circle, and from professionals -- it's out there for you. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby has a running nose. What can I do to make it easier for her comfort. Are there house remedies to get rid of the running nose?

My 8 month old baby has a running nose. What can I do to make it easier for her comfort. Are there house remedies to get rid of the running nose?

Suction: You can suction the nose if the mucus is thick or obstructing breathing. You can also use saline nose drops in the nose as often as needed to thin out the mucus, so it can be cleared. Sometimes letting them sit in a car seat or reclined seat will help. A vaporizer or humidifier can also help sometimes. ...Read more

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Can i give homeo teething drop and baby tonic to my 6month old baby? Is it safe for his health or should i discontinue these medicine?

Can i give homeo teething drop and baby tonic to my 6month old baby? Is it safe for his health or should i discontinue these medicine?

Not FDA approved: Homeopathic medications and treatments sold over the counter are largely not evaluated by the FDA, so their safety and efficacy are not well documented. Consultation with a physician with specialty training in complimentary medications and treatments may be helpful. ...Read more

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Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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I feel very anxious 6 weeks after my mom's death, my sleep is not good at all.What medication should I ask for to calm me down ?

I feel very anxious 6 weeks after my mom's death, my sleep is not good at all.What medication should I ask for to calm me down ?

Grief counseling: I'm sorry for your loss. Rather than meds, it may help you much more to have a safe place to share your experiences. Some people benefit from grief support groups; others prefer working 1-on-1 with grief counselors. Talk with your physician about options. There are also many sleep and anti-anxiety meds which could be used to help you temporarily. Your doctor can decide this when seeing you. ...Read more

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I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant, can holding your breath harm the baby?

I am 30 weeks pregnant, can holding your breath harm the baby?

Not likely: Babies system actually grabs & holds the oxygen from your blood better than your blood does. Although a silly practice, if you hold your breath until you pass out, you would start breathing automatically & babies system is unlikely to notice. Brief breath holding has no significant effect. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant. I used to cry and brood sometime, when I feel down for some reason. Scientifically, Will this mentality affect my baby's health?

28 weeks pregnant. I used to cry and brood sometime, when I feel down for some reason. Scientifically,  Will this mentality affect my baby's health?

Probably not: I am glad you say you "used to" cry and brood and that you don't now. Being happy is better for you and the baby than not. Don't worry though. There is no definite evidence that crying and brooding will affect the baby unless it is combined with other unhealthy things, like alcohol, drugs, bad diet, etc. ...Read more

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Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

No: If the baby is sleeping peacefully, breathing easy and not coughing then you do not have to wake him up to give asthma treatment. If the baby is working hard to breathe, grunting or coughing then yes, wake him up and give him a treatment. Talk to your doctor in the morning about what he/she wants you to do in these situations in the future. ...Read more

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My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

8 month URI: For the fever over 101 degrees, you need to give acetaminopen or ibuprofen (each is 5 ml per 20 pounds). Zyrtec (cetirizine) will dry up his runny nose but may or may not help with the cough. Try some warm tea with a little sugar, humidifier. ...Read more

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Everyone is saying medicines is not good for two mnth old baby then hw i do treatment of cough n chest muscus of my baby in home feeling sad help need?

Everyone is saying medicines is not good for two mnth old baby then hw i do treatment of cough n chest muscus of my baby in home feeling sad help need?

Everyone is right!: Your baby is too young to take medicines without a doctor directly involved. Take your baby to a doctor for Dx and Tx as soon as possible. Till then, provide your nursing milk and prevent mucus from drying out w/ warm water. Crying may be OK as baby's way to clear out passages. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby over-the-counter medication for a cold?

Can I give my baby over-the-counter medication for a cold?

No: It's best to avoid OTC cold medicines as they may have bad side effects in young children. In addition, many of them do not seem to work well in young babies anyway so it's not worth taking any risks. Try saline nasal spray and a cool-mist humidifier instead. Upright positioning while sleeping may also be beneficial. Tlc and lots of fluids go a long way as well! ...Read more

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Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Gas is gas: Very unlikely to be quickening at 12 weeks. Most likely, "bubbling gas feelings" are just that - gas. Gas pains can be mildly uncomfortable as you experienced, but they can also be quite painful. Fortunately they usually don't last long. ...Read more

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New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

Drug Reactipn: Unfortunately, this reaction is seen in rare cases as a one time occurrence. Your baby may be sensitive to Silver Nitrate, so keep in mind when writing drug reactions for his medical chart in the future. ...Read more

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I had a baby last year and now feel quickening again. Still breastfeeding.?

I had a baby last year and now feel quickening again. Still breastfeeding.?

Birth Control???: If you are referring to the notion that by breastfeeding, you are engaging in a form of birth control, this is wrong. It does work for some, but far, far from 100%. ...Read more

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How long can you go without feeling your baby kick at 22 weeks? Because he was active 2 days ago and haven't really felt him now. Is this normal?

How long can you go without feeling your baby kick at 22 weeks? Because he was active 2 days ago and haven't really felt him now. Is this normal?

Yes: Typically patients may not feel regular movement until around 24 to 26 weeks. If you want, you can have a small mean and then lie down on the couch or bed with no book or tv or stimuli..... You'll likely feel movement when you are super still and quiet. ...Read more

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What treatment is given to babies when they get burns?

Prevent infection: Usually something to keep moist and prevent infection.I use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream often which does both. Also providing a soothing agent. ...Read more

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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead.A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more

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What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

Unknown: Although rare, gallstones and sludge can be seen during routine fetal ultrasounds. This has not been correlated with any diseases associated with gallstones in children or adults. No treatment is needed since they typically resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Diet Rx: The primary treatment is the removal of any phenylalanine in their diet. This is accomplished by a strict diet free of the material in infancy & childhood. Duration of this treatment depends a lot on the situation. Women with pku must be on restricted diet during pregnancy or they risk brain injury & birth defects in their offspring. Adults off diet face various declines in mental performance. ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

None: Urinary tract infection in infants can lead to very serious infections of the blood and spinal fluid and should be treated with IV antibiotics in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

Diagnosis?: What part of the baby is infected with citrobacter? Head, chest, belly, bladder, etc? Knowing which part of the body is infected (diagnosis) is more important than knowing the name of the bacteria causing the infection. Be that as it may, antibiotics in the carbapenem class are the most effective and safe for your wee baby. Ask your doctor to refer you to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist. ...Read more

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What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

Mild burn: HC cream: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used twice a day for 3-4 days on mild sunburns. Parents should take their infant to the doctor if the infant is under 3 months old, if the sunburn area is more severe than just some redness, if the skin seems quite painful, if the infant is too fussy, if the sunburn covers more than 1/3 of the baby, etc. . ...Read more

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Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

Mosquito bite: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. Local topical cortisone otc would help at the swelling site. If your child develops systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can babies be around patients who have had radiation treatment?

Can babies be around patients who have had radiation treatment?

Usually yes: It depends on the type of radiation treatment. Radiation that is directed at the body from a machine is gone as soon as the machine is turned off. You do not remain "radioactive". Radiation that is put into the body through an iv, an oral liquid, or implanted pellets or seeds stays with the patient, and the patient should avoid babies for a period of time. Ask your doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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