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How To Get Rid Of Gas In A Baby
Time for simethicone: Many antacids work by neutralizing stomach acid. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! If gas bubbles pose a frequent problem, evaluation may be key to rule out causes, including delayed stomach emptying. ...Read more
Retained air post-CO: Air is used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure. During your recovery before discharge you will be encouraged to pass the air back out. This is accomplished by changing your position in bed, gentle abdominal pressure, & verbal encouragement to overcome your natural embarrassment at passing gas. Some air may persist for several hours--call for help if longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight based meds: Both tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) and advil (ibuprofen) have age and weight based dosing for children with fever. Luke warm bath splashing can also help--do not use ice water or alcohol baths! of course, finding the reason for the fever is most important, so if the child is ill, they should be evaluated by the doctor. ...Read more
Here are some...: How long after laparoscopy? Why did you have it? These related questions are important to know since trapped wind may result from various reasons such as adhesion-related or bowel kink-related partial bowel obstruction, temporary bowel slow-down from anesthesia or medication or procedure per se, poor digestion after bowel resection, etc. So, Ask the surgeon soon so to figure out its underlying... ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus?: I think what you mean is foot fungus. This is easily treated with over the counter creams like clotrimazole or miconazole. Treat both feet including the ankles even if these areas are not affected. To reduce the chance of reinfection keep feet dry since the fungus requires a damp environment to thrive. Dilute bleach is quite effective at disinfecting surfaces. Toenail fungus is more complex. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. F.: I would add that in nearly two decades of pediatrics I have yet to see a baby who is as bothered by the hiccups as the mom is. Usually the mom is worried, and the baby is perfectly fine, hiccuping. A good rule of thumb: if it bothers the baby, it needs to be seen to. If it bothers only the parents, it's probably ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better to prevent: A partial thickness burn is characterized by blister formation. Having treated burns for 25+ years, my advice is to unroof the blister and expose the raw surface underneath. This eliminates the possibility of the blister fluid becoming infected and converting the burn to full thickness. Wash with soap/water 1-2x/day, apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. If infected, see a doctor. ...Read more
Your options: This is an issue which warrants more than a rapid on-line exchange with a physician who doesn’t know you. Recommend discussing this with your personal physician, your gynecologist or at a family planning clinic. This way you will be aware of your options and make whatever decision is optimal for you. ...Read more
Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more
Use ORS if needed: Do not use any anti-diarrheal medication.Young children and infants should not be given a clear liquid diet. They should continue a normal diet but avoid high fat items. Nursing mothers should continue nursing. Do NOT give young children: plain water, tea, soda, Gatorade or Juices. They need an Oral Rehydration Solution(ORS). THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGES CONTAIN DETAILED PATIENT INFORMATION: http:// bit.ly/1yjrrsa AND http:// bit.ly/1BTTJbh ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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