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Morning Sickness Less Risk Down Syndrome
Morning sickness: Morning sickness can be helped with ginger candies, ginger ale, or ginger tea; vitamin b6; peppermint candies or tea; nibbling on crackers or toast; or smelling fresh lemon, etc. I'm sorry, but this will not help the down's syndrome part. Homeopathy can also help morning sickness, and so can acupuncture. ...Read more
I am having terrible morning sickness! Every hour it seems like I'm running to the toilet and it's miserable! I can't keep anything down. Any help?
Morning sickness: There are medications that can be prescribed by your doctor that will certainly help you. For now, take nothing by mouth for at least 6 hours. Get crystal light or Gatorade and town or club crackers. After the 6 hours of stomach rest , take 5cc of the fluid every 5 mins, every 15 minutes take one town or club cracker. Increase volume of fluid every hour if it stays down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Girl friend has morning sickness and can't keep anything down she's being sick 5 times a day! nothing helps?
Talk to doctor: There are many treatments that can help. Sometimes a woman has to be hospitalized if she is losing a lot of weight. If you gets sick 5 times a day but can keep a little down the rest of the time, she will probably be ok without extreme intervention. I would recommend she contact her ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extreme morning sickness. I am about 8 weeks from LMP and can barely keep anything down. should I go to the ER?
Talk to your OB: But if you can't reach his/her office, then it sounds like you'll need to go to the ER. ...Read more
My daughter has down syndrome and I purchased some b12 500mcg gummy vites for her. I gave her two at dinner time, but I got up this morning half the bottle was gone. She sneaked the bottle before bed and ate 26 more. Should I be worried. She is not acti
I have had very bad morning sickness (8 weeks pregnant). I have a hard time keeping food down. Is it ok to take emitrol!?
Im 9 weeks pregnant and have bad morning sickness. What can I do to relief it? Im so weak that all I do is lie down and sleep. Please help
Talk to doc: First trimester nausea and vomiting can be miserable. Some patients can control with this diet. Eat small amounts like crackers often to keep your stomach coated. Nausea is worse when your stomach is completely empty. Ginger has some natural effects on nausea so try sipping ginger ale. Take your prenatal vitamins at night before sleeping. Talk to your doc about medication options. ...Read more
My girlfriend is 6 weeks pregnant and is going through morning sickness and can't keep anything down, at all. Any tips to ease it this morning she had a glass of water when waking up, 5 minutes later she threw up, had a bowl of strawberries and about 10 m
Morning : Morning sickness can happen any time of the day and occurs in more than half of all pregnancies. A few tips that can help are: - sniffing lemons of ginger, drinking lemonade, or eating watermelon can help with nausea - eat salty potato chips - this can actually settle the stomach! - take "sips" instead of "glugs". Drinking a large amount of fluid all at once can induce vomiting with an upset stomach - try eating soda crackers first thing in the morning - avoid foods and smells that cause nausea - get plenty of rest - exercise can also help with nausea if she continues to be unable to keep anything down or if you are concerned about dehydration, call her doctor. There is a condition called hyperemesis gravidum in which women have excessive nausea and vomiting and may require IV fluids. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 31 weeks pregnant. Good pregnancy so far, no morning sickness. Tonight threw up 3 times, not keeping down food or water. Recommendation?
Keep her hydrated.: Hopefully you are well. I hope that she does not have any infection or food poisoning. Then you want to make sure that she remains well hydrated. Since I don't know her prepregnancy wt I can't tell you how much her maintenance fluids should be. Her OB should know that and be able to assist you in managing her care. ...Read more
My nephew is 11months with Down syndrome and west syndrome. He sounds congested and won't eat. Should he go to the ER now or see dr in the morning?
No: Down syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a mutation on a sex chromosome. During conception only one of chromosome of each pair is given by both parents to the fertile egg.If a parent adds their 2 # 21 chm to the other parents # 21, 3 end up in the egg ; the excess 21 causes the all the problems.Rare forms are causes by a extra piece of a 21, but that's another issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrelated: Down's is due to an extra chromosome causing a variety of bodily, and mental changes. Huntington's chorea is due to a change in one chromosome which causes a rapid neurodegeneration for which there is no cure. So the only similarity is that chromosomes are responsible in both cases but the symptoms are totally different. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels and ventricular septal defect.Some defects can have very few or no sign and symtoms while other may have bluish tinted nails or lips or fast or trouble or others may tire easily when feedind, or to be very sleepy. ...Read more
Part of the defect: With Down syndrome, every tissue cell in the body have too much chromosome information in every cell. The extra information confuses the creation of complex body parts, and for DS patients the brain, heart, intestines,hands.feet and facial structures all have variable changes related to the defect. ...Read more
Morning sickness: Unfortunately, this is an all to common occurrence in pregnancy especially in the first trimester. Things I have found helpful in my practice are: eating frequent small meals, having something like crackers before even arising from bed, drinking liquids whenever you can, vitamin B6 1/2 of a Unisom as needed up to 4 times a day. If these don't work then your OB can give you prescription medication ...Read more
Varies widely : Some have it alot. Some none at all. Some get it very early and some never do. There is not real normal for this. ...Read more
Regular meals: Morning sickness seems to be worse the longer you go between meals. Try eating small meals regularly throughout the day, including a healthy snack before bed. Keeping crackers at the bedside to eat before you get up may also help. Motion sickness wrist bands with acupressure may also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ASK YOUR OB DOC: And do what your OB doc says since that doc is taking care of u, if u were my pt., i would tell you to try ginger aile, snaps, or tea, or or ginger cooked, also b-natal pops - u can get those at babys r us, also there is an fda approved wrist band called primabella - your OB doc can get a form form the drug rep some insurances cover them they work quite well or u may need cat b script meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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