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Is a baby with swine flu contagious?

Is a baby with swine flu contagious?

Yes: Flu, including the h1n1 can be spread by the oro-nasal secretions of patients at any age. Babies are problem in flu season since many are passed around for kissy kisssy time by many of the more vulnerable elders at holiday gatherings.Since they may spread the illness without showing many signs of infection i consider them stelth carriers. ...Read more

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Can a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Can a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

Generally yes: There general answer to that question would be yes however the physician administering the vaccines should be aware of the specific food allergies involved and if any particular vaccine would be contra indicated. ...Read more

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Is swine flu always fatal for infants?

Is swine flu always fatal for infants?

Not always: It depends how old the infant is, how severe the billness is, whether the infant also has pneumonia, if treament was started immediately, and if any complications have developed. ...Read more

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Is someone suseptible to becoming infected with swine flu from a child who has had the swine flu mist?

Is someone suseptible to becoming infected with swine flu from a child who has had the swine flu mist?

Unlikely: If exposed to the living weakened virus of a child who receiver the nasal mist, you might get a free vaccine experience. You would not get the full blown disease. ...Read more

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Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

No: In order to give the infant protection from the vaccine being given to you, it would have to have been given while the baby was inside, in utero. Now, the baby can get immunity through his/her own vaccination only. Of course, you and any caregiver who comes in close contact with baby should have updated vaccine. That is, anyone holding the baby. ...Read more

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Can a baby diagnosed with GERD also have infant colic?

Can a baby diagnosed with GERD also have infant colic?

GERD/Colic: Yes, the discomfort from esophagitis associated with gerd can be difficult to distinguish from the presumed discomfort of intestinal peristalsis associated with having bm's and passing flatus which is traditionally called colic. ...Read more

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Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

ALBUTROL MIST: Albuterol is a bronchdilater means it opens up the bronchi which go into spasm and cause the wheezing.It happens quite common in the babies with asthma and albutrerol inhalation is used to relieve the wheezing, but it does not do anything to the disease process which is inflammation in bronchi, so albuterol is used in combination with steroids.Other condition causing is wheezng is bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Vaporizer: Try steaming yourself with hot shower. Sleep with vaporizer. Sleep on several pillows. Use saline nose drops several times a day. Rub vapo rub on chest and push fluids. ...Read more

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Can aspirin induce reyes syndrome with a child that recently was given the varicella vaccine?

Can aspirin induce reyes syndrome with a child that recently was given the varicella vaccine?

Doubt anyone knows: We have not recomended the use of Aspirin products to any child under 16 in 20+ years(except for rare use in kawasaki disease or jra).Why any parent would use it now after any vaccine is puzzeling. Only a fraction of flua or chichenpox sufferers that were given Aspirin developed reyes so the risk would be low but why ever give it to a kid unless it was the last possible med available. ...Read more

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Should kids as young be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Should kids as young  be vaccinated with the pneumovax vaccine against pneumonia?

Not a Pneumonia vac: You may be laboring under the impression that this stops pneumonia. It helps build antibodies to some strains of pneumococcus but there are dozens of different causes of pneumonia this has no effect on.The prevnar vaccine targets more strains kids have a variety of infections from. A few who have a scheduled removal of their spleen would get it as kids. Otherwise its more an adult vaccine. ...Read more

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How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

Quite: Acute viral gastroenteritis generally is highly communicable through bodily secretions. In day care centers this will spread as rapidly as water through a sieve. ...Read more

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Is swine flu a more serious concern for children with asthma?

Is swine flu a more serious concern for children with asthma?

Yes: Any kind of flu is - in retrospect, swine flu was an unusually severe threat to pregnant women and obese individuals, without being any less of a threat to the "usual suspects" - people with asthma, heart or kidney disease, or any immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Contagiousness of rotavirus? If i've been around an infant with rotavirus, how long should I avoid other infants for?

Depends: Rotovirus is shed in the stool in great numbers & can be found in the vomit of affected kids.Transmission can occur if only a few organisms are ingested, a process more common in infants with pervasive hand to mouth activity. The virus is shed for up to 3 wks in the poo, & hygienic practices can limit spred. Affected pts become symptomatic within 3 days of exposure. ...Read more

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What dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) should give if they have fever vaccine during? Child is 2 months, she fed with formula

What dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) should give if they have fever vaccine during? Child is 2 months, she fed with formula

15mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) per kg: The dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 15mg of the medicine for each kg that the baby weighs. So, a 4 kg baby would take 60mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). If using pounds, then the dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 7mg per pound of baby. So, a 9 lb baby would take 63mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (but just round down to 60mg of medicine). ...Read more

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8 year old with flu symptoms after contact with pigs at the fair?

Swine flu: There have been reports of over a hundred cases of a new strain of swine flu caught at fairs. The symptoms seem to be milder and not as sever as the swine flu of 2009. ...Read more

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Can a child with sickle cell disease get the flu vaccine?

Can a child with sickle cell disease get the flu vaccine?

Yes: People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk of severe complications of influenza and should recieve the yearly influenza vaccine unless otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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