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Liquids Before Bed
Daughter was diagnosed with strep today- got in one dose of amoxicillin (liquid) in before bed. She threw up one hour later. Was any absorbed?
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more
My daughter is 6 yrs old and still wets the bed. I have tried cutting her off from liquid 1 hr before bed and I've tried pull ups....What should I do?
Bed wetting alarm: Roughly 15% of normal kids her age wet the bed. The safest most effective means of treating this is an enuresis alarm with no side effects, no copays, and no side effects. Medications can help control this problem, not cure it. If she has bothersome daytime problems or a history of urinary infections, see your provider. ...Read more
How do I get my 6 yo to stop peeing his bed I've been waking him up every 2 hrs and cut him off of liquids an hr before bed & he still manages to pee?
Normal varient: Bedwetting is usually due to the immaturities of the part of the brain controlling continence. Your startegies do not help that. There is a conditioning device available and a variety of medications that your doctor is able to discuss with you. Remember that in time this usually improves. Roughly 16% of kids wet the bed at this age. ...Read more
My 77 year old mom has trouble getting to the bathroom in the morning. Should she stop drinking liquids after a certain time before bed? How long?
Overactive bladder: Sounds like oab. But 1st check a urinalysis. Yes stopping liquids a few hours before retiring is first line. Avoiding bladders irritants (caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods)may also help. Next step is considering medication for oab, there are many- side effects also need to be considered when starting this class of drugs, paticularly in the elderly. ...Read more
Avoiding bedwetting in 7year old. Likes to eat ceral with milk before bed. How long after that liquid intake should he use the toilet and then sleep?
Enuresis alarm: Enuresis can persist into young adulthood and is usually familial. It can be quite frustrating for affected people. First line prevention is avoiding liquids after 6 pm and voiding before bed. Enuresis alarms are devices that attach to the waistband and vibrate when the bladder contracts, and DDAVP is a medication (oral or nasal spray) which are other treatment options. I hope this helps! ...Read more
I used Afrin (oxymetazoline) before bed, now my nose hurts and im leaking clear liquid from my nose, is this normal? The pain woke me up. Hurts when I turn my head.
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is supposed to: Help with decongesting your nostrils so you can breathe while you sleep. So yes the clear liquid coming out must be what the Afrin (oxymetazoline) decongested -- however, if that clear liquid thickens up, or becomes cloudy, and you have more headache/pain noted without using more Afrin (oxymetazoline), you may need to get to a healthcare provider so they can treat you for potential sinus infection. ...Read more
Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad?
I am experiencing heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat). The following also describe me: Regurgitation of food or liquid and Bitter/acid taste in mouth. What should I do?
About GE reflux...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. Her doctor can examine and treat with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. ...Read more
Gravity: When you eat right before you go to bed, the food doesn't have time to pass through the stomach, so when you lie down, gravity could cause the food to go back up into the throat. This could cause heartburn, a sour taste in the mouth, and inflammation of the throat - which could lead to a cough during the day. ...Read more
Healthy sleep: Try to limit the use of bright electronic screen / devices prior to going to sleep. Try to use soothing music to help put your mind to rest and ultimately fall asleep. Use tea's, such as chamomile to help you fall into a deep slumber. Use melatonin (over the counter) to see if this may be a good sleep aid for you. Do not exercise late in the evening, this will provide an adrenaline rush as well. ...Read more
Ok? Yes.: There have been numerous reports related to late meals with a slower metabolism and weight gain. While the evidence is not overwhelming, there is nothing wrong with eating before bedtime. If you are concerned about gaining weight, then eating earlier in the evening, before bedtime, is recommended. ...Read more
Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read more
Not always.: I have a general rule (often broken when there's ice cream in the house) to not snack past 8pm. Almost everything we eat past 8pm is unhealthy - unless you make a good effort and have some fruit or something. When you eat too close to bed, you also worry about reflux during the night, so make sure to eat at least 2-3 hours before going to bed. ...Read more
Vodka: Best to limit to one shot of booze a day....Total. More than one a day is problematic. One is ok for most folks. ...Read more
Sure: The am finger-stick before breakfast can certainly be affected by a meal/snack you had the night before. ...Read more
How big is glass: One drink of spirits such as gin would be 1.5 oz. If this is all very unlikely you would have alcoholism. However people with alcohol problems can be crafty. Their one gin and tonic may be out of a 24oz tumbler. But they can gladly tell everyone. "i just have one drink per night" hope that helps. Not to be cynical but it does happen. ...Read more
Depends: While bananas add calories (depending upon the size of the banana) if those calories are calculated as part of your total caloric intake per day, it can be a healthful addition to the diet. Is your goal to gain, or lose weight? Then adjust the intake to add or subtract calories to match your goal. ...Read more
Not a problem: This is a tasty and healthful bedtime snack. Go for it. ...Read more
Work out timing: Same physiological effect no matter when you do it. ...Read more
Girlfriend feels sick everyday for a week right before bed but feels fine all day. What could it be?
Sick @ bedtime: Maybe she's not feeling so good about whatever happens in bed? You could ask her, and see if there's something the 2 of you need to discuss. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it true if I excercise before bed time, I can lose more weight than doing it in the morning or mid day? Thanks..
Far-fetched: Weight is calories in (eating, beverages) versus calories out (exercise, disease, daily living); there's nothing magic about time. I suspect this idea reflect the fact that you won't eat a lot if you go to sleep. The key is finding a fitness activity you like, and learning how to eat healthy. This is very commendable and I wish you the best with your athletic pursuits. ...Read more
What to do if I am using peractin 4mg to gain weight how should I use it to gain weight. Like how many pills before bed etc?
Discuss With Your MD: Peri actin does help some people to gain weight, but you need to monitor side effects closely. Determining the optimal does range should be worked out individually with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
My friend is 16 and still wets the bed. It's not every night, but it usely happens when he consume water before bed. What should he do?
Self-help: First attempt is to self-restrict fluids about 2 hours before planned bed time, and then be sure to attempt to void (/urinate) when going to bed. This 'empties the tank' before bed and minimizes the fluid in process. If this fails, should see Dr for evaluation of renal/urinary system and any potential psychological contributors to situation. ...Read more
I had chlomipramine 10mg before bed and in the morning I had a strong morning erection that ive not had since a long time. Why is that?
May be coincidence:
The two events may be unrelated. You may consult this site for information on Chlomipramine.
http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-1305/clomipramine-oral/details#uses
Wish you good health!
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Waking every 3 hours needing to eat (milk or yogurt). Am I not eating enough during the day? What can I eat before bed that will last longer?
My baby is 7 months now n still won't sleep thru the night she wakes for bottle even though I give her a jar n bottle before bed she's stubborn?
That is normal: Some babies sleep thru the night, and some don't. Yours seems to get hungry at night. But there may be other causes for waking up. Diaper wet, any rash on the butt? Any noise? Etc. Your baby may wake up at night for one of these reasons, not for hunger, but he may find comfort in sucking and fall asleep. You may need to look at the whole routine. But some baby does need more food than the others. ...Read more
I just bought Colin cleansing pills and on the bottle it says to take them right before bed. Would it be a big deal if I took them at a different time?
I don't think: It matters when you take them as I feel they are a big waste of money. The colon is a one way disposable system and has no ability to store anything. It has no need of cleansing unless we are going to look inside for a study. ...Read more
Instead of applying permathrin before bed, I applied it at 4pm wednesday and washed it off 6.30am thursday, but I am still really itching very bad?
Permethrin use: What were you treating? Different conditions are treated for different lengths of time. From what you state you are not treating a long enough time. ...Read more
No bedtime snacks!: Bedtimes for people vary, but normal stomach emptying rates are fairly standardized at 1-2 hours for liquids and 4-6 hours for solids. Gastroparesis takes longer. Big and greasy meals take longer to emptying than those made up more of protein and carbohydrates. Lay down on a full stomach puts you at risk for reflux with heartburn, regurgitation, sourbrash, breathing and sinus trouble. Wait! ...Read more
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