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How Can I Prevent Dehydration In My Child That Is Infected With Ecoli
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child was exposed to someone with a bad cold; is there any way I can prevent him from catching it now?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How to prevent infection of toxocara in a toddler becasue has been incontact with a street cat and lick his hands after?
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
My co-worker has children that currently have pink-eye. Can my he spread this to the rest of us that share a small office? I really do not want pink eye. But i know it is very contagious, and can spread through contact. Can he unknowingly bring it into ou
Could I have passed hpv-18 to my son during child birth? Is it possible that my children can get it from sharing a bath, wash cloth, or toilet seat?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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