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How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with e.Coli?

How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with e.Coli?

Small sips: Small, frequent sips of liquids. Once ounce every 15 minutes. Popsicles can help too but don't use too many because too much juice/sugar can make diarrhea worse. Take your child to the doctor if s/he cannot keep down liquids, has had no urine output in 8 hours or has had less than three urine outputs in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with clostridium difficile?

How can I prevent dehydration in my child that is infected with clostridium difficile?

Fluids and Pepto: Dehydration from any cause should be preventable with attention to hydration with a balanced solution of water with electrolytes. It has been shown that patents with diarrheal diseases recover faster when they return to a normal diet as soon as they can eat food without vomiting. You should avoid most antidiarrheal medications except for bismuth subsulfate (pepto) because it binds the c diff toxin. ...Read more

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How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

It is everywhere: Staph are germs in the environment.They can be found on the skin surface, door knobs,banisters, tables,shopping carts, etc. Some are non-invasive strains, some can cause infections.Good handwashing & antiseptic lotions can help limit exposure.People often acquire & lose staph germs every day & if under your fingernails you plant them where you scratch. ...Read more

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I have HPV. Is it transmitted to my kids if I'm pregnant in the future? Is it harmful? How can I prevent it from transmitting if so? Help!

I have HPV. Is it transmitted to my kids if I'm pregnant in the future? Is it harmful? How can I prevent it from transmitting if so? Help!

Depends: The genital wart HPV can be passed during the birthing process if the mom is shedding virus.They may then show up on the babies genitals in their first 2+/- years and rarely may be found on the babies vocal cords. C section delivery prior to ruptured membranes would eliminate the possibility, but is rarely needed as most are not shedding continuously. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea?  What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved.They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash.It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks.They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

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How to prevent infection of toxocara in a toddler becasue has been incontact with a street cat and lick his hands after?

How to prevent  infection of toxocara in a toddler becasue has been incontact with a street cat and lick his hands after?

Pyrantel pamoate: This medication is available without a prescription. Reese's pinworm medicine or "pin-x" should kill toxacara. ...Read more

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Can someone with gangrene that wont take care of it properly cause germs to spread?Ive been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre

Can someone with gangrene that wont take care of it properly cause germs to spread?Ive been going to meetings with her and gotten tonsillitis and stre

Wet versus dry: Dry gangrene looks like black mummified tissue and will drop off by itself. Wet gangrene is associated with gas below the skin and can spread rapidly. It can be fatal if not treated promptedly. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my infant from getting chronic ear infections that run in the family?

How can I prevent my infant from getting chronic ear infections that run in the family?

Prevention: The factors which seem to protect children most from getting ear infections are breastfeeding, not being in daycare, and avoidance of cigarette smoke in the environment. It is also recommended that babies do not feed lying flat on their backs. There is some evidence this may increase the rate of ear infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an infection in my body (for 2+ yrs.) covered with biofilm, which has prevented me from getting "seriously" ill? Who can help

Is it possible to have an infection in my body (for 2+ yrs.)  covered with biofilm,  which has prevented me from getting "seriously" ill? Who can help

Sinus & Gut Bacteria: Most infections are biofilm or SLIME coated, And current #1 Biofilm solution book-ours. Sinus usually has biofilm to protect bug.Antibiotics or antifungals-can be useless w slime. MD has to know biofilm wide options. Gut probiotics do great if slime layer. You are w extreme fatigue--u r seriously ill and w DM. Many medical fatigue causes missed by 5 blood tubes. ...Read more

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Swine flu has outbroken in my city is it curable or any treatment for it and how can i save my prevent my family from it?

Swine flu has outbroken in my city is it curable or any treatment  for it and how can i save my prevent my family from it?

Mgt: It is important to recognize the symptoms of the flu, avoid contact with those who are sick, wear a mask in crowds, and wash hands often. There is anti viral treatment available which is most effective when administered early in the course. ...Read more

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I live in hostel .My room mate is suffering with common cold. What preventations can I take so that i also would not have cold by transfer?

I live in hostel .My room mate is suffering with common cold. What preventations can I take so that i also would not have cold by transfer?

Hand Hygiene: Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands (at least 30 seconds with soap and water) or use hand sanitizer frequently. Avoid touching your face as much as possible. Encourage your room mate to practice good cough hygiene as well by covering his/her mouth when coughing. ...Read more

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If someone was in very close proximity to you who had a bad cold, is there anyway to prevent carching it, besides washing hands and adequate sleep?

If someone was in very close proximity  to you who had a bad cold, is there anyway to prevent carching it, besides washing hands and adequate sleep?

Colds: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently & thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. ...Read more

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My husband has hay fever and our first two kids suffer from it. What can I do to avoid this happening to the baby in my womb?

My husband has hay fever and our first two kids suffer from it. What can I do to avoid this happening to the baby in my womb?

Nothing: Allergy or hay fever depends on two things: genetics and environment. You cannot change the genetics of you baby and there is no evidence that the foods you eat will impact whether or not you baby will have allergies. There is evidence that reducing dust, mold and pollen in the home will reduce the chance of developing allergies to these items so keep the air in your home clean. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

What are symptoms of asthma in a 7 month old baby and how can I prevent it from coming in the future concerned as my baby always has plegm?

Cough, wheeze: Coughing , wheezing, shortness of breath are the major symptoms. Since you apparently have asthma as well, the risk for him to develop asthma is likely doubled especially if he has eczema. If your pediatrician would not intervene, you should bring him to an allergist. ...Read more

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My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

Don't worry: Raynaud's is caused by over-reactivity of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes. It is usually benign, but can be associated with certain other medical conditions. To prevent it, do not smoke and keep your fingers and toes warm. ...Read more

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My son is hospitalized with acute pancreatitis, for the fourth time. What can he do to prevent this from happening again? He also has diabetes.

My son is hospitalized with acute pancreatitis, for the fourth time. What can he do to prevent this from happening again? He also has diabetes.

Rule out CF: There are many causes of pancreatitis including gall bladder stone, chronic alcohol consumption and certain medications. You did not state your son's age but if young and non of the above applies, then he may need to be screened for cystic fibrosis. He may also have high triglycerides which can also cause pancreatitis at high levels. Imaging of the abdomen and eval by a GI specialist will help. ...Read more

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Is it healty for a women to sleep with her dog ? Sounds silly but i heard sleeping with your dog can cause pregnancy complications in the future.

Is it healty for a women to sleep with her dog ?  Sounds silly but i heard sleeping with your dog can cause pregnancy complications in the future.

See below: I can't say that I have heard that, but you might have more difficulty getting pregnant if the dog is in the bed with you. If you are not looking to get pregnant now, sleeping with your dog should cause no harm. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences excessive loss of body water, which disrupts ...Read more