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Infant With Flu
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is someone suseptible to becoming infected with swine flu from a child who has had the swine flu mist?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) used for prevention after exposure to flu virus? Immunized son has flu, given script for 3y/o brother with asthma. Safe?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer