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Is My Newborn At Higher Risk For Staphylococcal Infections
Depends: If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Somewhat: At a given time one or more infants can have minimal symptoms of giardia & be in a day care center. Poor technique may lead to contamination of a variety of surfaces including a changing table & hands tainted with the microscopic cysts may bring them to the mouth where the cyst enters the body to begin the infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Higher than usual: Premature infants are at higher risk for infection in general because their immune systems are weaker and less developed. In the nicu, strict vigilant hand washing is a must and is taken very serious to reduce this risk. At home with a premie, you should do the same. If the baby is breast feeding, there is added protection for the baby. Wash you hands regularly. ...Read more
See below: People with undeveloped or compromised immune systems such as babies, patients with aids, patients receiving chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs such as steroids, or immune therapy for collagen vascular diseases, patients with end-stage renal disease or systemic diseases, or the very old, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is the risk elevated for staphylococcus aureus infection for those on home parenteral nutrition?
Risk of infection: The risk resides with the insertion site of the intravenous catheter. The insertion site is a breach of skin where skin bacteria can gain entrance into the vein. Staph is a skin bacteria. Hence, controlling infection risk requires strict technique and extreme carefulness at the catheter site. Wearing gloves. Purell, Extreme caution with connections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 babies over 40. Is that considered high risk for breast cancer? Breastfeed both. How much higher of a risk than average woman.
Minimal if any: We don't truly understand what "causes" breast cancer outside certain mutations (brca1/2) ; in most cases its a combination of factors - gene switches ; lifetime experiences. Many items associated w/ "risk" have been identified such as early menarche, late 1st period, mammo density. These are not causes but likely surrogates for other influencing factors. #1 risk: being female and having breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Gonorhea if treated will not infect offspring. ...Read more
Smoking, prone sleep: Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants. We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A variety of: Individuals. The can range from, diabetics, anyone who is immunocompromised due a multitude of diagnosis for example hiv, the elderly, those in nursing homes, asthmatics, hospitalized patients, people who are at risk for aspiration. I strongly urge all those above 55 to get the pneumonia vaccine, and any patient noted above or has had pneumoniain the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ARF and infection: Acute renal failure (ARF) has a frequently reported mortality in 20-80% of the patients. Infection, as a cause or a complication of the syndrome, is a risk factor which adversely determines its outcome. In a study in 2009, infection occurred in four fifths of critically ill patients with ARF treated with dialysis and was in an unadjusted analysis associated with longer los and higher mortality. ...Read more
Estrogen exposure: Prolonged exposure to and higher concentrations of estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer. The more pregnancies the fewer menses. Breast feeding accomplishes the same goal. Also age at 1st birth is associated with bc risk too. Check this out from acs: http://bit.Ly/oysxjs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk for meningitis: Meningococcal meningitis is an infections disease, spread by close contact with infected individuals or carriers of meningococcus. The risk is high in populations such as college student, camps and schools, especially boarding schools. Known contacts of infected individuals should consult their doctor about the need for prophylactic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational age?: You don't mention how far along you were. If you were term (37+ weeks), 5 pounds is small but not what i would call "severely underweight". Usually there was some reason for poor placental blood flow, and baby didn't grow as much. Good news is these kids do great and the baby will likely gain weight quickly if otherwise healthy. If you are a smoker, would suggest smoking cessation - good for both. ...Read more
At what age can my infants ears go under water during a bath without a high risk of getting an ear infection? The father had ear infections as a baby.
No Restriction: Babies can get ear infections with nasal congestion, a cold, allergies or when around smoking. Water entering the ears from the outside does not cause ear infections unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Healthy babies can safely get water in their ears with no problems. In fact, this may help soften wax in a baby ears, as we do not recommend the use of q-tips. So no worries! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Old pAint/Ocupation: In the us, the major risk to children is from lead-based paints and soil and dust contaminated with lead-based paint. Also lead jewelry, toys, and other lead items. For adults, the primary source of lead exposure is occupational (such as scraping off old lead paint, smelters, battery manufacturing, and radiator repair) rather than ingestion, ayurvedic home remedies contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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