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How To Prevent Uti In Infant Girls
Vaccination: Vaccination has proven the most effective way of prevention of bacterial meningitis caused by hemophilus inluenzae ; strep pneumoniae meningococcal meningitis is very sporadic, and routine immunization against it is not currently recommended for young children under age 11. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
Depends: Is your toddler potty trained? If yes there are 2 very important things 1. Make sure they are voiding often ( every 2 hours by the click during the day) 2. Make sure they are not getting constipated... They should be pooping every day and their poop should be soft. Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. Remember that utis in toddlers are rarely dangerous unless associated with a high fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccinate: The seasonal flu vaccine has been shipped to offices, i got mine thursday.Any kid over 6m can develop good protection with the vaccine within 3 wks. Get it now & all will be covered for the season. First timers get 2 doses about a month apart. Avoid crowds, be aware of good hand washing & sites where the germs are likely to spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tissue damage.: There's a complex system of supportive structures around the bladder, the rectum, the vagina, the urethra and the uterus that provide support to this area. Vaginal childbirth can damage all of these structures. This can result in stress incontinence and other pelvic floor issues like prolapse - when the bladder, the rectum, or the uterus fall down toward or through the vaginal opening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damaged muscles: Childbirth can be traumatic to the muscles and nerves surrounding the bladder, vagina and rectum. The nerves can be damaged and small tears in the muscles can lead to prolapse and incontinence is some women. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. It is common and fixable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Small sips: Small, frequent sips of liquids. Once ounce every 15 minutes. Popsicles can help too but don't use too many because too much juice/sugar can make diarrhea worse. Take your child to the doctor if s/he cannot keep down liquids, has had no urine output in 8 hours or has had less than three urine outputs in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD's: I tell all my patients and students that pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease just as is hiv. Both are reliably prevented by not having sex until you know who your partner is, their HIV status and you are ready for the responsibility that goes along with the behavior. Since this usually falls on deaf ears, condoms are an option but are not 100% effective for either sexually transmitted ds. ...Read more
How do you treat short stature and how to prevent the closing of the bones - will this allow the boy (14 yrs) to continue growing?
Depends on situation: If the kids bone maturity matches his age (xray test), the kid will grow until the growth centers close( for 14yo averages 6 in). You cannot prevent them from closing.This is a normal response to hormones. If a bone maturity was more like 11 & testing showed low growth hormones, they could be used to push him along & grow to his potential height. ...Read more
Motor skills: The common developmental charts are dominated by motor skills early. Since these are based on nervous system maturity, it is only fair to a premi to base expectations on their conceptual age rather than time of birth. This means we adjust expectations by however weeks they were early. After 18 mo or so they are generally doing everything the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?
Fluids and Pepto: Dehydration from any cause should be preventable with attention to hydration with a balanced solution of water with electrolytes. It has been shown that patents with diarrheal diseases recover faster when they return to a normal diet as soon as they can eat food without vomiting. You should avoid most antidiarrheal medications except for bismuth subsulfate (pepto) because it binds the c diff toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do swimming lessons present a health risk to children that are prone to bladder and urine infections?
No, but staying in a: wet swimsuit, like wearing silk panties, keeps the perineum moist & can cause vulvitis; then, wiping back-to -front can cause an ascending bladder infection. Cotton panties wick away moisture. Showers are better than baths with floating soap or bubbles because ^ed alkalinity reduces vulvar mucosa's resistance to bacteria; Sitz baths with 1 cup of vinegar/6" of water ^ its resistance. ...Read more
Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
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