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How Much Should A 6 Week Old Baby Eat
Before : Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, i would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care. Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?
Hopefully: you are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more
Several: Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation. http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10530 ...Read more
How rare is a retropharyngeal phlegmon in a 6 week old baby? What other tests should be done to determine immune problems?
Not common. : Ent needs to be consulted to investigate a possible anatomical anomaly. ...Read more
Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?
Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure..Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
No meds: Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years. For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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