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How to give albuterol to a toddler who is resistant?

How to give albuterol to a toddler who is resistant?

Try neb or spacer: How old is this toddler? There is more and more research showing administering albuterol with a spacer to a toddler is more effective than using a nebulizer. I toddler that is crying is less likely to inhale nebulized albuterol effectively and given it takes 5-10 minutes to administer it may be actually easier to use the appropriate spacer. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pedialyte (Definition)

Pedialyte is a hydration agents for children which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more

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How to care an infant baby?

How to care an infant baby?

You serious ??????: This site is not a chat room and the 400 character limit for each answer can never cover a complete answer. There are thousands of books available on the subject.A good site for general info is HealthyChildren.org. If you have a specific question for this site, provide background info and ask a specific question. We cannot see uploads or questions you asked in the past. ...Read more

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Is prednisolone safe to give to newborns?

Is prednisolone safe to give to newborns?

Ummm, depends...: Under the care of a board certified pediatrician or neonatologist or pediatric endocrinologist, there may be specific instances when Prednisolone is warranted. Obviously this medicine is known for far-reaching side effects; however, most often, Prednisolone is given only for short "bursts"--meaning for only a few days. It is would be best for you to discuss this valid concern with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to give to a 1week old baby, exposed to an adult with mumps?

What to give to a 1week old baby, exposed to an adult with mumps?

Nothing specific: Since the mother likely had mumps as a kid or had the vaccine, a 1 wk old would likely have passive immunity acquired from placental antibodies.Breast feeding can provide some additional benefits, but the placental antibodies baby already has is thought to prevent any benefit from a mumps shot prior to 6 mo. ...Read more

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What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

Don't worry: Human babies are made to drink human milk. Their guts can be so efficient at absorbing all the nutrients there might not be much to eliminate. It is not unheard of to go 2 weeks or more without a bowel movement in a baby only getting breast milk. It is not considered constipation in this case. As long as baby eats, nurses, behaves, grows and acts normally baby is fine. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Opinion varies: I believe that feeding solids should be done only when a baby is developmentally ready, the solids nutritional content should be balanced in proteins, fats and carbs, the food should not be overly processed as to have an indiscriminate texture, and should exclude honey until a year and true peanut butter until choking is less of a risk. ...Read more

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Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read more

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How to get a teething baby to eat?

How to get a teething baby to eat?

Ibuprofen: If your child is really miserable due to teething ibuprofen can help. Cold is also sometimes soothing so a smoothie Ice pop can get the needed calories and fluids. If your child is really not eating you can try chilled or frozen pediasure until he/she feels a little better. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

DIARRHEA: Infants with lbm, depending on age, below 3 months give pedialyte, rice water and soy milk. Below 1 year, aside from the above give the brat diet ( banana, rice , apple, tea) no juice. You can also give jello, sprite, 7up. There is a diet instruction you can get from the clinic. ...Read more

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Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

Can you give antioxidants to a baby to prevent hie?

No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how often to feed a newborn baby?

Create a pattern: I find babies feed the best after a good nap, you can then change & play with them for a time before they tire, then rest them for two hours & do it again.Do this all day to get in ~ 7 feeds, then put them down at 11 or so & let them get you up once in the night. Feed/change &settle them again, & start the day over.This works out to about every 3h in day & 4-6 at night. ...Read more

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What is the best food to give a child to help prevent infections?

What is the best food to give a child to help prevent infections?

Easy: Providing that the genome is intact (we all have genetic risk factors) the only food to give is "god made". Leave the man made stuff alone. Stop all forms of sugar and "junk" and give him a well rounded multivitamin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it good to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Can you tell me is it good to give yogurt to a 5 month old baby?

Maybe: I use this occasionally for kids who have had diarrhea.Yogurt with living beneficial bacteria can be helpful in these kids.I don't suggest it as a treat, or a part of their regular diet. An infant can do well on breast milk or formula alone for the first year, although adding some solids at 6 mo are traditional. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cheese?

When can you give an infant cheese?

Cheese: Cheese can be introduced between ages 8-10 months. Make sure pieces are smaller than your baby's finger (also size of baby's trachea) to decrease choking risk. Careful also with melted cheese as it may also be a choking hazard. Consider also adding yoghurt at this age. However wait until 1 year of to add whole milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin to give to kids?

What is the best multivitamin to give to kids?

Vitamins for kids: Vitamins are a good idea, particularly to supplement vitamin a, c, d, iron and (depending on where you live), fluoride. There are literally hundreds of generic vitamins for kids available otc and there is little difference between them. The best vitamin for your kids is one that they will take regularly without any bad taste. Experiment with different vitamins. Use what they like. ...Read more

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How to give birth to baby boy?

How to give birth to baby boy?

Luck: There are no proven methods for sex selection of a child. There are lots of old wives tales out there, but none are proven to be work consistently. The sex of the baby is up to the male, meaning whether the sperm carries an x or a y chromosome, since the mother only has an x. ...Read more

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Please tell me how often to feed a newborn in order for it to stay healthy?

Breastfeed on demand: If you are breastfeeding your newborn, he will want to eat very often, every 1-2hrs, until your milk comes in. After that, he will be be able to wait 2-4h. A formula fed child will eat every 2-4hrs. The amount a baby takes increases with age, from about 1 oz (30 ml) per feed at birth to about 3-4 oz per feed at 4 weeks. You should be checking your baby pees with each diaper and poops 4-7 times/day. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby is allergic to rice or oatmeal cereal?

How can you tell if your baby is allergic to rice or oatmeal cereal?

Food allergy: Allergy to these two foods is rare in my experience; they are well tolerated as first foods by the vast majority of infants older than 6 months. Symptoms of allergy could include vomiting, crampy diarrhea and occasionally a flare -up of pre-existing eczema. Anemia and failure to gain weight/height could indicate coeliac syndrome. ...Read more