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How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

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 more

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How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

Good Hygiene: The only way to keep an infant from getting sick is by keeping them away from sick people. It is also very important to have everyone wash their hands well before touching the baby. ...Read more

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The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..

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 more

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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

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

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What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

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

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Varicose/spider vein from babies - prevention methods?

Varicose/spider vein from babies - prevention methods?

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 more

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Do those bpps and nsts prevent all babies from dying?

Do those bpps and nsts prevent all babies from dying?

See below: Biophysical profiles and non stress tests give your OB an indication about the health of the fetus. However, fetuses die from a multitude of reasons, so no. ...Read more

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How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

See below: Safety. The environment must be safe. Make sure any small objects, toy parts, are not within in reach of a curious infant. The child should be under your observation at all times. And, you need to avoid foods that maybe choking hazards, nuts, hard candy, whole hot dogs, etc. ...Read more

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What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

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

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What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

What is triple antigen immunization is given to babies to prevent?

Confusing question: There are more than one triple antigen product. The dtap is one, providing protection from the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis germs. The MMR is another, protecting against german measles, measles and mumps. ...Read more

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Will having enlarged ovaries prevent me from having a baby or babies?

Will having enlarged ovaries prevent me from having a baby or babies?

Depends: If you're enlarged ovary is due to pcos or endometriosis within the ovaries then it may decrease your ability to conceive. Also tumors of the ovary and benign ovarian cysts can decrease fertility. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

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 more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

What does china do to prevent infant mortality?

See below: There is a governmental focus on heath care in children, especially on preventive care. The rate of immunization in china is 80 to 90 percent far above the us rate. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

How do I prevent my infant from self-turning to sleep on it side?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can you tell me what do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Can you tell me what do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

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

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How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

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

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How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

How can a parent prevent infant skull "deformity"?

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 more

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What's the best way to prevent infant from contracting influenza virus ?

What's the best way to prevent infant from contracting influenza virus ?

Influenza: If the infant is at least 6 months old, getting the flu shot will be the best protection. Other ways include non-exposure to a flu case, hand washing prior to handling the infant, wearing of masks by caretakers and breastfeeding. ...Read more