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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Yes, at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces. Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more

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I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had

I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had

Your?????: The open HT site is not a chat room. If you submitted other information at some point, this is not linked on the site and not available for review. All submissions should have basic information followed by a clear question. ...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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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what I say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong:

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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How to do cardio with an infant?

How to do cardio with an infant?

Runner-stroller: Manny big stores carry the so-called runner-stroller (big wheels) designed for faster speed, thus you can use to push your infant along while running/exercising. Just make sure you find a path that is relatively smooth. You can also do treadmill, stationary bike, infront-of-tv activities at home while baby is asleep. If there is a will, there is a way--and u have the will. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if infant is sick?

How can I tell if infant is sick?

Lack of energy: If an infant is ill, he/she will lack a vigorous cry, lack interest in feeding. The infant will sleep much more than normal. The muscle tone may be relaxed. The infant may have a lack of a normal suck. If you push your finger on the palm, and the color pink is slow in returning, the infant may be dehydrated or lack oxygen. Also observe the breathing effort; if fast seek help. See a doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Must my infant's diet include fat?

Must my infant's diet include fat?

Best infant diet: The diet custom tailored for the human infant is breast milk, which certainly contains the fats needed for healthy growth and development. ...Read more

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Is it bad for an infant eats dirt?

Is it bad for an infant eats dirt?

Not recommended: Many children eat bits of dirt now and again. It is not recommended and most suffer no harm. There are some gems in dirt which can cause diarrheal illnesses and possibly some toxins in dirt. If your child eats a lot of dirt or eats it frequently, contact your doctor. Otherwise, wash his/her hands and distract him/her with another activity. ...Read more

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When does infant immunity develop?

When does infant immunity develop?

Immediately: It starts immediately after birth, but then continues up to ages 6-8 years of age. ...Read more

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What to do for infants with a cold?

What to do for infants with a cold?

Usually observation: Depending on the age, observation and symptomatic treatment is all that is needed. Suctioning of the nose to keep the nostrils open is key. If the air is dry, a cool mist humidifier may be of benefit. Observe for fever or other signs of infection and make sure the babe is warm, clean and dry and loved a lot. If concerned, see your pcp. Otc meds should only be used with advice of pcp. ...Read more

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Do you recommend swaddling infants?

Do you recommend swaddling infants?

Briefly: Infants often settle better into sleep if they are swaddled because it returns them to the sameness of the womb. The random movement of arms and legs can be distracting to them. Yet it is important to gradually loosen the swaddling and get them into proper bed attire by a month of age. Babies can suffocate in their blankets. Sleeping in a onezie with no blanket, pillow or bumpers is recommended. ...Read more

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What 9 months infant can eat please?

What 9 months infant can eat please?

Your food: 9 month-olds can eat what you eat with a few exceptions. No honey. The only milk they should drink is breast milk or baby formula. Their food needs to be mashed to avoid choking. Try to avoid low-calorie and low-fat foods, because they need calories to grow. ...Read more

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Which shots are not safe for infants?

Which shots are not safe for infants?

Be more specific: I know of no shots that are recommended for infants that are dangerous to them. If so they would not be used. If you read the stuff from the vaccine haters, understand that they have been at it forever. Ben Franklin was a skeptic about the smallpox vaccine, but his memoirs record his sadness that his failure to accept it cost him a son. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infant deaths?

What are the causes of infant deaths?

SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more

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When do infants start waving bye bye?

When do infants start waving bye bye?

The average age for: Waving "bye" back to someone who waved to him is 10 months. At that age a baby should mimic "Pat-a-Cake & "Peek-a-Boo", raise his arms to be picked up (6-9 mos.) & turn consistently to his name. (8-9 mos.) These are signs of reciprocal social communication & reciprocal social interaction. If absent, seek an assessment by your state's Early Intervention Program for Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ...Read more

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My infant has thrash what should I do?

Thrush: Get some Nystatin suspension and paint out your childs mouth with 25 minutes after eating. If you are breat feeding make sure you wash your breasts and apply the Nystatin ointment. Ask your doctor for orescriptions. ...Read more

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How to increase the weight of an infant?

Your pediatrician: Will want to assess your infant for genetic & other medical causes if the velocity of weight gain is truly lower than it should be. The velocities of growth of length, weight-for-length & head circumference are also important. There are many medical & psychosocial causes of pediatric undernutrition. Diagnosis is needed for optimal treatment (as it is for all medical & behavioral disorders). ...Read more

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When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

When is itok for an infant to gethaircut?

Anytime you want: There is nothing inherently dangerous about getting hair cut. The person doing the cutting should be extremely careful with the scissors however, as babies are notorious for not sitting still when told to. Best to get some help. ...Read more

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What common household hazards for infants?

What common household hazards for infants?

Hundreds: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Arginin is very important for infant? Why?

Yes and no: Arginine is one of the 20 basic amino acids; you can't make it yourself and need to get it from your food, but it's abundant in any protein food. If somebody's trying to sell it to you as an essential supplement, treat that person like anybody else who's tried to mislead you. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What is the normal temperature of an infant?

What is the normal temperature of an infant?

Depends: It depends how you take the temperature/ a rectal temperature can be from 97.6 to 99.6 and still be normal. Tempreatures taken in the armpit are generally a degree lower. ...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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Who's best person to test infant for problems?

Who's best person to test infant for problems?

See the doctor: Your question is very general. How old is the infant? What are the problems you are concerned about.? Your baby should be getting regularly scheduled check-ups, which are a time for the pediatrician to examine them for problems and keep them up on their shots. That is the ideal time to address concerns that you may have. Call the doctors office at other times to mention your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

It varies: Just like some of us cry with a paper cut and others don't even cry with a broken bone, babies have varying thresholds for pain. We know that babies that have lots of procedures done tend to have greater reactions to pain than those that have never had a shot or blood drawn. ...Read more

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How often should an infant see a pedriatrician?

How often should an infant see a pedriatrician?

About 7 times: Infants need to see their pediatrician at 1 week, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 months of age for routine check ups. Many times they need unscheduled visits due to acute illnesses and the total number of visits may exceed 12. ...Read more

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What is good medicine for an infant with a cold?

What is good medicine for an infant with a cold?

None: No cold medication is recommended for children under the age of 6 years, especially an infant. Use of saline nasal spray with nasal aspiration is something that may help relieve nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

You can be sad: Allow yourself to grieve. You need to allow yourself the liberty and time to feel sad about your loss before you can move on. This is a normal stage of mourning. ...Read more