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How Often Do You Suction A Child With A Trach At Home
Same: In an effort to reduce infections in ventilated patients, the use of a closed or in- line suctioning system has been utilized. This reduces the chances of introducing bacteria either by the person suctioning or from the outside environment. The drawback is that the catheters used are usually plastic, and can cause tracheal irritation, injury, and bleeding. Softer rubber catheters are less traumati. ...Read more
Go to ER: A hemolytic crisis is nothing you want to treat at home. Go to the er asap. ...Read more
Be cautious: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemoradiation: The treatment for pediatric hodgkins lymphoma is usually chemotherapy first, then evaluate the response then followed by radiation to the involved area. The latest data shows that we can safely reduce the dose of radiaiton with effective chemotherapy and the chance of cure is over 90% for early stage. There could be some acute and long term side effects but talk to specialist treating the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You often get the kid you build.If they move back expecting to freeload,it's time for a review of terms.If they have a job, they give up a percentage of the proceeds to support the family.If no job,they go out every day to find one.You give them life,you nurture them to adulthood and you let them know what the expectation is long before they become adults, so this is not an afterthought ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others often may be carrrying the bacteria, and that culturing, using effective antibiotics, as shown by the culture, and treating the household members, is the only way to prevent recurrent infection in the household. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clear passages: Remedies should aim to help clear mucus. Humidified air to breathe at night, saline nasal washes, a steamy bathroom, and good nose blowing will all help. Avoid otc cold remedies - they can just cause over-drying of the inside of the nose and throat, and irritability. ...Read more
Accident prevention: I find that anticipation works best.Think of you baby's abilities 4 mos from now and take precautions. At 2wks guard against falling, smothering, choking, and being too rough in shaking.Make sure they sleep on their back! consider pet safety. Don't smoke.Lock your weapons properly now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some safety precautions I should take for my fifteen to eighteen month old child at home?
Couple suggestions: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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