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How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

Vaccine if qualified: Dr.Roberts has detailed the basics. Yet parents can bring the virus home from the workplace so kids are not the only source. There is a RSV vaccine that is quite expencive and sometimes given monthly during the season. It provides a transient booste in babies immunity to that virus. Treatment is limited to the most vunerable premi's. The shots run into thousands of dollars per dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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How can I prevent my child from getting measles?

How can I prevent my child from getting measles?

Vaccinate!: Measles is very very preventable - the MMR vaccine (the only available product for measles prevention in the US) is safe and should be used universally. There is absolutely no connection between giving MMR vaccine and conditions such as autism. There are many studies available to document this from very credible sources, especially the CDC. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

Keep them clean! :): Daily bathing and hygiene. Clean open abrasions and cuts with water and soap as soon as possible and watch for any worsening of an older abrasion or wound. ...Read more

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How can I protect my children from getting bronchitis?

How can I protect my children from getting bronchitis?

Probably can't: Most cases of bronchitis in children are caused by viruses. So if you want to prevent don't go near anybody! ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting jetlag?

How can I prevent my baby from getting jetlag?

Sunlight: Babies and parents suffer jet lag (an imbalance between your internal clock and local time) after rapid east- or west-bound travel such as a plane flight. If possible, before traveling try to move your baby's daily routine by a few hours towards the new time zone. Once you have arrived, get out into the day light to help your baby naturally adjust to the new time. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from having sids?

How can I prevent my baby from having sids?

For a healthy baby..: ...Without an additional risk factor (such as prematurity or family history of sids), sleeping on her back in a clean, smoke-free, well-ventilated room, without pillows or heavy covers, and without co-sleeping, offers the best chance for avoiding sids. Additional measures may be needed for high-risk babies. ...Read more

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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 can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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How can I prevent my toddler from getting the swine flu?

How can I prevent my toddler from getting the swine flu?

See below: If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What i would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my child from getting cold sores?

How can I prevent my child from getting cold sores?

Wash: Make sure you clean all dishes and anything that touches your child's mouth as cold sores are very infectuous and can recontaminate with repeatable exposures. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

Nothing Much: There are really no proven techniques which have been demonstrated scientifically to prevent the development of allergies. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

Barrier cream: Always use barrier cream or ointment with each diaper change. Baby's get diaper rash because their skin comes into contact with their urine and feces. If you form a barrier on their skin, this helps prevent rash. Examples include vaseline, aquaphor, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) bag balm, etc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting histoplasmosis from my chicken coop?

How can I prevent myself from getting histoplasmosis from my chicken coop?

Poultry farmer risks: Best info I have seen so far on keeping chickens: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/salmonellapoultry/?S_cid=fb1544. ...Read more

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How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

Handwashing: The best approach is to stay away from other people. If that's not possible, avoid touching them, keep your hands away from your face, and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my daughter gettin RSV again?

How can I avoid my daughter gettin RSV again?

Hard to do: This is passed by touch/transfer or droplets (inhaled).RSV is the cause of 80% of the common cold during it's high season (Nov-Mar in US). Many adults will have only a brief runny nose when they have it.Good handwashing/sanitizers/avoiding crowds can help.However, if you have family gatherings in season the kids at risk. It is less invasive/problem for kids as they get older. ...Read more

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How can I keep my toddler from getting the swine flu?

How can I keep my toddler from getting the swine flu?

Vaccinate: The present seasonal flu vaccine includes protection from the h1n1 flu. The toddler & those relatives & associates around the child should be vaccinated to provide a protective cacoon of healthy people in his/her life. ...Read more

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Can I prevent my child from getting sick in daycare?

Can I prevent my child from getting sick in daycare?

No: Sick children around other children = more sick children. No sugar coating it really - having lots of kids around each other means that germs are spread like wild fire. Keeping healthy and eating well with plenty of rest helps to some extent, but getting illness causing germs in an young child will equal more illness. No real way around that. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

Eat right & exercise: Start early by giving a wide variety of healthy foods to infants & toddlers. Make snacks healthy (fruits & veggies, not chips). Exercise regularly as a family (bike rides, walks, swimming, ball games). Don't eat in front of the tv. Don't buy the unhealthy foods: if it's not in the house, the kids won't eat it. Eat as a family and try not to eat until stuffed (be a role model for the kids). ...Read more

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How can I prevent from getting conjunctivitus?

How can I prevent from getting conjunctivitus?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is very common, usually caused by commonly found viruses or bacteria. The most important safeguards you can take are to avoid contact with anyone who has pink eye and to make sure you wash your hands thoroughly when you are concerned that you have touched something that is contaminated. Also, keep your hands off your eyes in case there are germs on your hands. ...Read more

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If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

Not likely to catch: Breastfeeding an 8-week-old makes it less likely she'll catch the family cold. In addition to immune factors and targeted antibodies in breast milk, young babies do still have some remaining protection from respiratory viruses transferred from their mothers before birth, making colds less likely. The peak age for colds is 6 to 12 months old, when inherited immunity is fading. ...Read more

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Dr. Agustin Rivas
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Rsv (Definition)

Respiratory syncytial virus or RSV is a virus that causes bronchiolitis (infection of lower airways) in infants and toddlers. It is particularly serious in premature infants and infants with respiratory and heart disease. In older children and adults, ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv) Infection (Definition)

A virus that causes an infection of the lungs and respiratory tract. Very common. Most children have been infected with the virus by the age of two. ...Read more