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Is Budensonide Good For 7 Yr Old
Yes: Ventolin, or albuterol is used in younger infants in the treatment of asthma or certain other respiratory conditions. As always, the prescribed dosages should not be exceeded, and if your baby is still having wheezing or problems breathing after using the treatments, call your provider right away. ...Read more
Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's ...Read more
Contraindication: Invisalign works best when all secondary teeth (permanent teeth) have erupted. Not sure if this is the case for the patient in question, but even if it is, compliance in wearing the aligners may be difficult at that age. Consult with an orthodontist regarding traditional orthodontic brackets and wires. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Give water...: It is important to keep a child well hydrated when they have a fever. Since there is no molecular difference between water and homeopathic medicines (at least those homeopathic medicines which are concocted by diluting a substance so much that it no longer exists in the solution), water is your best bet. ...Read more
I give my 7 yr old son sambucus(elderberry) from the health store for coughs. Is this a good practice?
Sambucus: You should not give your child anything from health food store without consulting your pediatrician. Although sambucus has been used by many for a remedy for cold, cough amd flu, we dont know the dose for a seven year old child and what long term side effects it may have. All the studies done have been done outside of us and by the companies who produce and market this product. ...Read more
No magic answer: "ideal weight" charts are entertainment. A 12 year old boy doesn't need any body fat -- the less, the better. If he's taking part effectively in sports, and is trim, his weight is fine. A teenaged girl does need a little body fat for the hormonal symphony to work effectively, but again, not much more. Low bodyfat and being able to take part in one's favorite sport successfully is good weight. ...Read more
Probably: It's a normal component of many foods, especially meat, and it may help with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and some other health problems. It's no cure-all and you should work with your physician on this. ...Read more
No: Trazodone is not approved by the fda for children. Your child's doctor may prescribe it off-label, but it is not normally used as an antidepressant for children as it has not been studied in kids. Its often used in small doses as a "sleeping pill" in adults because it is so sedating, but we try to use safer things for sleep in children. And don't give your child something prescribed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline spray: Not too many products have been shown to be effective in treating nasal congestion in a 2 year old. Generally, the best strategy is to physically remove the drainage by using a saline nasal spray to either flush the material out or to help loosen it so that the child can sneeze or blow it out. The use of a cool-mist vaporizer can also be helpful at night. ...Read more
Wonderful: That is a perfect blood pressure, whether on medication or not. However, the more important question to ask if you have dizziness, fainting spells, nausea, chest pain, headache, or otherwise feel unwell. For a small number of people, that blood pressure may be too low if it was recently much higher. It may have to be reduced gradually. ...Read more
Yes: In experienced hands, this is a straightforward procedure that is not technically difficult and is often necessary as part of a hypospadius repair that is delayed at birth.It has some downsides.The procedure requires general anesthesia and a more involved recovery that that of a newborn. The kid is also confused and uncomfortable in the post operative period. ...Read more
If needed yes: Often when a chid has an uncontrollable asthma flare, Prednisone is necessary to stop it. Regimens can differ but most include a short burst (several days) of a higher dose then slowly tapered. Prednisone hypes kids up so he may be more irritable. To avoid oral steroids, identify triggers and use controller medicine. Parent classes about asthma care help. Get a written asthma plan from his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 2 and half year old he is suffering by diphramatic herniya. Please give suitable advise.?
Consult: He should see a peds surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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