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My family got sick around the same time with vomiting, fever/chills and diarrhea. My 6 month old infant was fine, is it viral or food poisoning.

My family got sick around the same time with vomiting, fever/chills and diarrhea. My 6 month old infant was fine, is it viral or food poisoning.

Gastroenteritis: This is a viral illness, not food poisoning. The treatment does not require medications just adjustments in diet, and remaining well hydrated. The trick to keepibg things down is small amounts frequently. ...Read more

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How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

How long should 6 month old babies sleep a day

14 hours: Babies need about 14 hours of sleep per day at 6 months, of course spread out over the night and naps during the day. ...Read more

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How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

How often can I give my 6 month old infant glycerol? She's over 8kgs and hasn't had a proper bm in a few days I gave her glycerol yesterday

Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days you should try and figure out how to relieve the constipation. Likely you have started some solids by now. Consider giving a small amount of undiluted fruit juice 2-4 oz or a smushed up fresh fruit. Just stay away from bananas. ...Read more

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6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more

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Is smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is  smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Do I understand?: I believe you are asking if sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (also called bactrim, septra, cotrim, etc.) can be used in sixth month old infants. Yes. And tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly used in children of this age. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Can a six femur bone sorial fracture happen without abuse in a 6 month old infant?

Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion. ...Read more

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Is their a time limit on how long a 6 month old baby should take abuterol through a nebulizer?

Is their a time limit on how long a 6 month old baby should take abuterol through a nebulizer?

NEBULIZER TREATMENT: Albuterol is given to reduce airway spasms for asthma/wheezing patients. The treatment is dose dependent not time related. For example, 6 month old may need 1.25 mg in 3 ml solution every 4-6 hours. If with treatment the symptoms don't get better or worsens, needs evaluation by the pediatrician again. S/he may add some other medicine, e.g. Inhaled or oral steroid. ...Read more

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how risky would it be to take a 6 month old baby to jaipur, india in november?

Relative risk: Visit http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-4-select-destinations/india to obtain more information. Discuss the recommended immunizations with your pediatrician or travel medicine specialist; many can't be given until a year or older. Bon voyage. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my 6 month old baby to take ambroxol and amoxicilin for her cough?

Is it ok for my 6 month old baby to take ambroxol and amoxicilin for her cough?

Ambroxol: A safer approach is to use salt water nosed drops, a bulb syringe to suck out mucous from your baby's nose as well as using a vaporizer with the amoxicillen. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby be around a person who has MRSA but it is not active/infected at that time. ?

Can a 6 month old baby be around a person who has MRSA but it is not active/infected at that time. ?

Normal practices: You should always be aware of and practice good hygiene around this or any other kid. The MRSA issue is a bit misunderstood. It is everywhere. It is on door handles, shopping carts, floors, countertops or anywhere else someone can put their contaminated fingers. MRSA is found in >70% of the pustules we drain at the office. It is also easily treated. I would treat this person like everyone else. ...Read more

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I have a 6 month old baby and i want to take her to guatemala that would involve a jet internationally and helicopter locally. The baby will be just 6 months as we leave. She has flown in a jet and is fine, but will she be ok flying in central america in

I have a 6 month old baby and i want to take her to guatemala that would involve a jet internationally and helicopter locally. The baby will be just 6 months as we leave.  She has flown in a jet and is fine, but will she be ok flying in central america in

Hello, : Hello, normally a healthy baby can use air transport after 2 weeks of age. I did not find any literature that established a difference between when a child can fly by plane versus a helicopter. Most infant car seats are certified for air travel. The federal aviation administration recommends that infants ride in properly secured safety seats. I can't answer the last question which is if it is a safe for an infant to visit guatemala - i don't know the political situation there or if are about any medical alerts for that country. ...Read more

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How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

How many times solid food and bottle feed to be given to 6 month old baby?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

6 month old baby is taking 2 times solid food then how much quantity bottle feed to be given?

Feeding Amounts: Approximately 8 ounces every 3-4 hours, but the baby may want more or less and that is fine. They regulate their own feedings after solids are introduced. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby girl holds her breath until she can't breath anymore than take a big breath what can it b?

My 6 month old baby girl holds her breath until she can't breath anymore than take a big breath what can it b?

Behavior usually: Many babies will hold breath when upset or startled. Some have irregular breathing with periods of not breathing when asleep. Some may hold breath during feedings or immediately following perhaps due to reflux. The condition is usually benign and will resolve with time but may become a method of getting attention. ...Read more

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Can slapping a 6 month old hard on his back 5-6 times get him fever? What is the treatment to make the baby recover?

Can slapping a 6 month old hard on his back 5-6 times get him fever? What is the treatment to make the baby recover?

Why slap baby?: Why would you want to slap a baby hard on the back? And slapping him wont cause fever. If he has a fever use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My 6 month old does not want to take naps anymore. She is happy most of the time when she's up but i'm worried she's not getting enough sleep.

My 6 month old does not want to take naps anymore. She is happy most of the time when she's up but i'm worried she's not  getting enough sleep.

Any symptoms ???: Most infants have a brain driven sleep center that will keep them remarkably refreshed on 5-10 minute cat naps if they don't take formal scheduled naps. Sleep deprivation will usually lead to a crabby kid who is a bit more sickly than her peers & less interested in sustained play. If baby sleeps well at night for > 9 hours, feeds well, plays well & keeps you running, she's sneeking cat naps. ...Read more

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