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Mrsa And Breastfeeding
Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?
No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
MRSA precautions: No sharing- towels, combs, brushes, clothes, bed,cups-wash always after sexual contact. Hibiclens (OTC)can be used to wash just avoid mucus membranes - vaginal area, gluteal fold, mouth(use reg soap). Use it 3 x a week, more often on hands. Check self for MRSA w/ nasal swab culture f/u/ w/doc/ health department http://www.mrsainfection.net/how-does-mrsa-spread-in-the-family/ ...Read more
What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if I am breastfeeding?
It's probably ok: But how about you just get products that are totally safe? I love the environmental working group's website for finding safe products and for evaluating the safety of the ones you have. Here's the page for phenoxyethanol: http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ingredient/704811/phenoxyethanol/. It says it is low to moderate in toxicity. ...Read more
Can I get an opinion on the safety of massage while breastfeeding? Is there a need to pump and dump after the massage?
Heavens, NO!: Massage is a fantastic way to relieve stress of being a parent to a newborn. There is NOTHING a massage therapist will use topically that will or is harmful to your infant. You do not need to pump and dump - what a waste of that precious milk that would be. Enjoy your massage! There is evidence that massage improves milk production and flow, so go for it! (PS: I'm jealous!) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Advised getting cortisone shot for shoulder. Have heard these shots can be contaminated& linked to meningitis, mrsa. Risks? Safety? Other issues?
I believe that: Problem has been solved! they have located the lab that manufactured the steroid , ; i think closed them down. Your physician knows what company is producing good vaccine - check with him. I have been injected shoulders ; knees ; hips all winter with no problems! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?
Good question: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is safe to breastfeed while on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), (compatible with nursing). As for it to sensitize the infant to sulpha drugs later on, unlikely, as even patients who are allergic to supha antibiotics can still receive diuretics as furosemide (lasix) and HCTZ, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more
If a breastfeeding mother inhale pm2.5 while moving around, will that compromise the safety of her breast milk?
PM 2.5 particulates: The small particulates we deal with daily are no worse than the smoke from fires out distant great great grand parents dealt with.The placenta and your own bodies waste removal system (kidney, liver) sifts through your blood and purifies it before it crosses into the breast milk.All of us should avoid fumes from known toxins, oil paint, pesticides for our own health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Mrsa can be carried in the nose. If the culture from a nasal swab shows the presence of mrsa, it can be eradicated with Mupirocin ointment. For MRSA abscesses, it is important to avoid contact with the pus; wash hands frequently, keep the wound covered, wash any clothes that have had contact with the pus in hot water, disinfect any surfaces in contact with the pus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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