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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay For Me To Take Time Off When My Baby Is Four To Six Months Old

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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 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?

Anything is possible: Femur fractures in infants are unusual. However, it is certainly possible for this to happen without abuse. Fractures in infants are treated with a higher index of suspicion, because six month olds can't do the activities normally associated with long bone fractures, and there are laws requiring physicians to report suspected abuse in infants and the ederly who are not able to care for themselves. ...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