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Is It Safe To Fly If My Child Has A Cold
Yes: It is safe, but may be uncomfortable for your child to fly with an ear infection. You may want to give pain medication such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen prior to take off. A dose of a decongestant nose spray may also help; as always check with your doctor before giving any medication. If possible, changing your itinerary will allow your child's ear to heal before travel. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: No, it is not dangerous to get vaccines when ill. Remember that vaccines work by generating an immune response. The immune system needs to respond to the vaccine. If that immune system is very busy - such as fighting a serious infection, then it might not create a strong enough response. So only when seriously ill, shots may just not work as well. They do fine with mild and moderate infection. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use a humidifier and a heater for my child with bronchiolitis? Reason for heater is because her room gets cold. Which is better for her?
My 3yo has a fever of 102.5 she is sleeping. Should i wake to give medicine or is it better to let fever do its job? She has a slight cough.
Is it the Flu ?: Generally, cold symptoms are mild, with a gradual onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Children may not even have a fever. The flu in contrast has an abrupt onset with fever, body aches, headache and few if any nasal symptoms, and makes kids feel and look allot sicker. To avoid the flu, do not forget to protect your family with a yearly flu vaccine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my daughter is 15 months and needs to have her mumps inoculation is it safe for her to have it if she's teething and has high fevers?
My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?
I have a mosquito repellent patch with lemon eucalyptus oil and i want to use it on my baby. My baby has g6pd. Is it going to be safe for him?
Yes: The natural mosquito repellant patch is safe to use. :) ...Read more
Likely: If the kid is really his, I assume he is fertile and will remain so. Because he can, does not mean you are fertile, but most are. ...Read more
Yes and no: It is ok to fly in my opinion. Some of my colleagues may disagree. The child probably will experience pain when the plane descends. In some cases the eardrum may rupture. Pus will come out which may be frightening, but the eardrum will usually heal spontaneously and quickly with no long term consequences. Chewing gum or drinking water on the descent will help equalize the pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Your physician will best be able to make that decision. While there are risks with leaving the hospital, there are also risks of staying in the hospital and catching a hospital acquired infection as well. Talk you your doctor so you can together make the best decision for your child. ...Read more
My daugther is 3months old is it safe to take her to the dominican republic if not what can I do so she could be safe?
Dominican Republic: insure she is up to date on her vaccinations. There are specific vaccinations and medications that may be recommended depending on where you will b in the Dominican Republic and what type of activities is involved in (for example - camping). REF: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/dominican-republic ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Staph Infection: Probably avoid. Ask your obstetrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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