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How do I care for twins?

How do I care for twins?

Joyfully!: Having one baby is great; having two is doubly awesome! if mom doesn't have enough breastmilk, just use some formula. Many things can be done together (mom can help one baby, and dad the other) . . . Such as feeding, burping, changing diapers, reading time, bathing time, etc. . . . When going out, mom can carry one baby, and dad the other. Triplets? Now, that's much harder. ...Read more

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How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

See below: Please find the yellow page under home health care. It also can be found at a local hospital and ask the operator to connect for home health care. They will explain about the covered service. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's circumcision?

How do I care for my baby's circumcision?

Lots of Vaseline: Wipe around the penis till healed. Apply lots of petrolatum (vaseline) to the penile glans with each diaper change until penis has healed and until ring has fallen off if a plastibell device was used. ...Read more

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How do I care for my baby's hair?

How do I care for my baby's hair?

"babywash" liquid: Liquid "babywash" or liquid "baby shampoo" can be used a couple of times a week during the bathing, to wash the hair. Remember that washing a baby too long or too often will make him too dry, and prone to more dry skin rashes. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for my amnio?

How do I prepare for my amnio?

Read re risks, rest: Plan ahead. Take the day off work to relax before and after the procedure. Arrange for a sitter to watch the kids so they need not go with you. Find a friend to drive you and perhaps take you to eat afterward. Above all, discuss with partner, ob, genetics counselor. In advance, the risks/benefits of having the amnniocentesis and what you might do with the information. See my other answers on amnio. ...Read more

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How do I get my parents who I care give for to listen?

How do I get my parents who I care give for to listen?

Ask for help: This can be a difficult task. If you're having trouble with it, make sure you employ the help of your parent's physician(s), other caregivers, nurses, social workers and of course friends etc. ...Read more

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How do I care of my pregnancy?

How do I care of my pregnancy?

Prenatal care: Prenatal care is very important in order to achieve a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The key is to seek care early and to go often. Prenatal care is the only way to check the status of your pregnancy, receive important counseling, and have access to routine tests that all pregnant women should receive. Also, find the right doctor and building a good rapport with him or her is crucial. ...Read more

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What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

Seek help : Your best bet is to discuss with her dr, her dr. Should be able to provide you with resources to care. Local govt. Agencies and your congressman can help you too. Calling the local hospital and asking for the social service department can connect you with personnel who can provide you with alot of information about programs that her insurance would be most likely to cover. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of b.O. Naturally for good?

What should I do to take care of b.O. Naturally for good?

Frequent bathing: There is no great answer but excessive sweating may cause it. Be sure to avoid very pungent foods and considering using antiperspirants regularly (not just deodorants). Regular bathing and more sweat absorbing clothing (cotton blend) may help. Good luck ...Read more

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I have COPD how do I take care of myself?

I have COPD how do I take care of myself?

It's hard, but quit.: Lung function naturally declines as you age. This is accelerated with copd. Quitting smoking will slow this decline and even more importantly lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. Also, get a yearly flu shot and you should have a pneumonia shot as well if you haven't had one. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation options/strategies. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I care for my newborn's nails?

How do I care for my newborn's nails?

Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me once how easy it was to take off the snags on baby fingernails using a 1 by 2 inch piece of sandpaper. Simply face the rough side to the nail & pass it across with minimal pressure & the snag is gone in seconds. Two hands can be done in a minute. Emery boards take off too much skin and nail nippers can take off fingertips-yuck.I keep 120 grade wet/dry paper at the office. ...Read more

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Please help! how do I get rid of bacterial vagianosis at home? I don't want my mom to know I have it

Please help! how do I get rid of bacterial vagianosis at home? I don't want my mom to know I have it

See below: Bacterial vaginoisis is not a definate std so you could tell your mom. You're 25, your medical records are private. See your md for the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. Gradually decrease to twice a week. You could try the oral probiotic vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

Not the Sound: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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I have cavities! how do I care for them till my appointment?

I have cavities! how do I care for them till my appointment?

What you can do ?: Make a list of: your past and current medications, allergies to medications and latex. Also questions to ask for the future prevention and treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does an obgyn appointment cost? How would I pay myself of I don't want my mom to know I went?

How much does an obgyn appointment cost? How would I pay myself of I don't want my mom to know I went?

Sensitive services: Appointments for birth control and sexually transmitted infection testing are covered for free by sensitive services under Medicaid. This is even true when teens have health insurance from their parents. Call your local Planned Parenthood or other free or county health care clinic. They can help teens receive services. You can also get help and learn your options if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

Multiple specialist : My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How do I care for my teething baby?

How do I care for my teething baby?

Pain control: Good pain control really. The mainstay for significant discomfort is tylenol (acetaminophen) for kids under 6 months and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for kids over 6 months. Topical meds work ok as well, such as orajel and can be applied as needed. ...Read more

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How can I do take care of my health?

How can I do take care of my health?

Quite simple: A rather broad question, but quite simple. Proper diet, proper weight, daily physical activity and a healthy social environment. 40 minutes of brisk activity (walking) at least 3-4 times weekly, proper diet is self explanatory, weight that is appropriate for your height and healthy social activity dependent on your cultural and social background and environment. ...Read more

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How much do i need pay for abortion if im 16?

How much do i need pay for abortion if im 16?

I would hope zero: I'm not sure how your health system works but if its early in your pregnancy I would expect that you would pay very little. I wish you the best of luck and next time use protection. ...Read more

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Can doctors take care of me when pregnant if i don't have medical?

Can doctors take care of me when pregnant if i don't have medical?

Yes, They Can: In most major cities around the us (and other countries) there are clinics that help pregnant patients without insurance. In bethlehem, pa, call st. Lukes. They should be able to get things started and help find any programs that will help pay for prenatal care. Early prenatal care is vital for the health of the baby. 1-866-stlukes (785-8537). ...Read more