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How Can I Prevent My Baby From Getting Colds
It's hard to prevent: You obviously should keep the child from other people with colds and clean things other babies have played with before letting your baby play with it. However, our immune system needs to fight infections to become stronger and you really can't stop it. So prevent what you can but realize that it's going to happen at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..
Normal stage : It is a normal stage in the development of a cild. By the age of 3 the child should begin to separate much easie . From your question it has probably started in your child bye fear of strangers usually begins about 9 months of age. This separation anxiety is normal so don't worry. All normal children go through it an come out of it being confident children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?
Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more
Injury or death: The primary answer is that vaccines build up babies immunity to diseases. The list of available vaccines has more than tripled over the last 30 years as research has provided us with better vaccines against diseases. Many graveyards of the 1700-1950's are littered with little headstones of kids we lost. Unvaccinated kids still die in the us every year as a sad commentary about parents choices. ...Read more
Wait until delivery: Pregnancy can worsen vein function in the short term, but will improve to some degree after delivery. You can do some things to help -- wear compression stockings! avoid standing in one place too long. After you deliver your baby, then seek the advice of a phlebologist who can help you treat any residual disease. I recommend waiting at least two months after delivery before seeking treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccinesjustthefacts: Hepatitis B. HIB - prevents H. Influenza (epiglotitis prevention). DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus. IPV - Polio. Rotavirus (diarrheal illness). PCV - pneumococcus . MMRV - Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox). Hepatitis A. Seasonal Flu are the various vaccines recommended from infancy to preschool aged kids. For a schedule checkout CDC.gov ...Read more
Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back is best: The back to sleep campaign that started in the 90's brought a 40% drop in crib death rates in the us.After initial resistance, most have come to understand it's value. Thankfully, the most vulnerable period has passed when kids can roll and turn over. Positioners, wedges and other items offered to stop this are unreliable.Infants should be on a firm mattress with no pillows, blankets or bumpers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 2 missed misscariges both died at 8 weeks what are the causes and how can i prevent it happening again had healthy babies before?
MFM: You need a consultation with maternal-fetal medicine specialist to help you find the answer to that question, and you need to do it before conception. There could be something wrong with you that is causing habitual miscarriage or there could be something genetically wrong that creates a fetus with a problem. These are the things that the MFM specialist will help you explore. ...Read more
Many diseases: The current ones are: hepatitis b, hepatitis a, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, rotavirus, haemophilus influenza type b, pneumococcal diseases, measles, mumps, german measles, chicken pox, menigococcus and influenza. There also is an antibody for RSV for some babies. ...Read more
Avoidance: The best way to avoid influenza is good hand hygiene and avoidance of exposure to infected individuals. The "flu" shot is very effective as well but not appropriate for infants <6 months old. Discuss with your provider. Avoid touching having people touch your baby around the eyes, nose and mouth. ...Read more
Change head position: The best prevention, and treatment for infants under 3 months of age, is not allowing the baby to sleep with the same head position. One the baby is fully asleep, change the head position to the opposite side of the previous sleep period. If there already is head "deformity", have the infant sleep on the normal or less deformed side consistently until the head becomes normal appearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer