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What's the best medication for infant silent reflux?

What's the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more

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Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more

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I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there. Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more

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2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more

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My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?

My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?

Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more

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Is t minic drops safe for infant of 5 months.

Is t minic drops safe for infant of 5 months.

Not recommended: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using decongestants and cough medications for infants. Saline rinses and suction are however helpful with nasal congestion and cough. ...Read more

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Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Some: Children are given for adoptions for many reasons. Some of the moms have issues with drug abuse. If you mean by "a lot", the majority, I do not think so. ...Read more

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Hi. How to deal with infant colic? Does finistil drops help?

Hi. How to deal with infant colic? Does finistil drops help?

Colic: Colic usually begins around three weeks of age andlasts until three months of age it can occur atleast three times a week and lasts for three hours or more. Cause is unknown, although some feel it is a form of migraine. All kindsof treatment have been recommended. I find that swaddling works well because it soothing and comfortable for the baby. Movement in the form of a swing or walk also helps. ...Read more

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How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

?? Why??: This med is never given to infants that young. It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication? If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation. Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more

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How can the hospitals detox the drug infants?

How can the hospitals detox the drug infants?

Neonatal withdrawal: I believe you mean opiate withdrawal. These infants are born addicted to the same drug as mom took. There are several protocols. The infant is watched for withdrawal symptoms, then they are given an opiate to control the symptoms. Then these opiates are decreased, very slowly, to avoid the infant any discomfort. Eventually, it can be stopped. It can take weeks. ...Read more

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Side effects of over dosage of sinarest AF drops in infants?

Side effects of over dosage of sinarest AF drops in infants?

Call poison control: If you or someone else has taken too much of any medicine, call poison control and find out what to do and ow much is dangerous. Call 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more

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Which drug is better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

Which drug is better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

Staphylococcus: If you are talking about a newborn, the treatment is Ampicillin and gentamicin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oral drops for 2 m infant to relief gases, can you advice for good ones?

Is it safe to use oral drops for 2 m infant to relief gases, can you advice for good ones?

Wide range: It is safe. There are plenty different ones - mylicon, gripe water etc. There is no one thing that is " the best". Different medicines work for different babies. You will have to try and see. ...Read more

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Can vascular tumors in infants be treated with a drug called vincristine?

Can vascular tumors in infants be treated with a drug called vincristine?

Maybe: Vincristine is approved for use in pediatric patients. Depending on the type of tumor this drug may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How early can an infant take gas drops?

How early can an infant take gas drops?

Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, you should read the indications & instructions for any product and consult your Pediatrician if you feel something more serious could be going on. ...Read more

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Does a drop of formula prepared 5 hours ago given by mistake to a 2 months old infant have high risk of hurting him? Plz I'm afraid and I need answer

Does a drop of formula prepared 5 hours ago given by mistake to a 2 months old infant have high risk of hurting him? Plz I'm afraid and I need answer

No: If pt had a "drop" of formula prepared 5 hrs ago nothing is going to happen to him/her. I think even if pt had a full feeding of formula prepared 5 hrs ago nothing would happen. Of course always better to refrigerate excess formula. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Yes!: Drug abuse during pregnancy does increase incidence of sids in infants, causes abstinence symptoms in newborn, and adversely affects cognitive development of offspring. ...Read more

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Can I use retinol nose drop to my infant?

Can I use retinol nose drop to my infant?

Saline better: If you need nose drops to clear congestion in an infant, better to use just plain old saline drops than any medicated drops. They work just as well if not better and are totally safe. ...Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know? "

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pediacare Infant Decongestant Drops allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pediacare Infant Decongestant Drops allergy?

Pediacare Allergy: Pediacare Infant Decongestant Drops allergy. The active ingredient is pseudoephedrine. Allergy may be due to dye or flavoring in the product. Allergic reaction may include swelling of lips and tongue or face, skin rash or hives. ...Read more

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Cough syrup, Nosal drop and steam are not affecting much for my 1 month infant, can I give him nebulizer with saline water.

Cough syrup, Nosal drop and steam are not affecting much for my 1 month infant, can I give him nebulizer with saline water.

? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants. This often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & SUCTIONING the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. Cough syrups make them worse. Nasal drops without suction are a waste of time. ...Read more

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together. Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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If my immunity drops before and during menses, does that mean the immunity I pass to my infant through breastmilk will be weaker?

If my immunity drops before and during menses, does that mean the immunity I pass to my infant through breastmilk will be weaker?

Reply: In a healthy mother eating balanced diet, immunity cannot drop too low even during menses. The antibody levels you pass to your baby in breast milk are not effected by minor temporary changes in immune system. ...Read more

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My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this.?

My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this.?

Nasal congestion: At 2do the primary cause of congestion are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more