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My Child Ate Carmex
Honeysuckle: Don't worry, honeysuckle flowers are edible. You should, however, have the poison control phone number on hand. In the U.S., that number is 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
When can I give my 8 month old table foods? He has 5 teeth now. He ate a chicken nugget just fine.
When they are willin: It is harder with table foods to assure that the kid receives a balanced nutrition in that critical first year.However,it is the goal we aspire to. I don't believe you need to follow any set guide other than reading the actions of your kid.Jar foods are baby fast foods.If you can mash up tale foods & the kid will eat them, you are transitioning them to the table.Take it slow & avoid choker foods ...Read more
Should my husband try shrimp again? My husband loves shrimp! last summer we ate chinese, i had sweet-n- sour shrimp, he had sweet-n-sour chicken. We shared each others food, then with in 5 mins, his face swelled up bad and he had a hard time breathing!
Your : Your husband's reaction was a dangerous one and could have been fatal. There's no way to know whether the really severe reaction was to shrimp or some other aspect of the meal, but it would be very risky to test the allergy by trying shrimp again. The phrase "to die for" is not supposed to be taken literally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?
Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more
I gave baby crocin to my son as has fever.B4 that he ate 1chikoo some milk n a biscuit.He has viral gastro....Somethin since sunday.N not eating well?
My 16-day old baby has a cold, I'm breastfeeding him. I applied Vicks vapor rub on his feet, will it harm him?
Neonate: This will probably not do your baby any harm, but cannot find definitive articles on the issue. My advice would be to not give your newborn anything that you are not absolutely sure will not harm them before checking with your doctor. Good luck, ...Read more
Not necessary: The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course. It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen. ...Read more
My son got g6pd n was born prematurely he just started solids eats banana mango but wont eat rice porridge what else shud i give him?Rice cerelac is ok
Rice Cereal Is Okay: G6PD Deficiency is a genetic disorder, a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna), Most children do fine when fed a variety of healthy foods & avoidance of dietary triggers. Non-soy formula & rice cerelac products are okay to give. ...Read more
I ate pizza cooked on foil over PLASTIC tray in oven. It melted horribly. I breastfeed. My toddler ate it too. I was told this might have been toxic??
No effect: This one time event will not cause a problem to you or the baby. ...Read more
My 9 year old daughter bought a Bottled soda today, got back into the car and was eating her chips and noticed something on her soda bottle. She scratched it off with her finger and continued to eat her chips. She even licked her fingers. Then she aske
What She Ate: If there she ate jarred bananas, one of the ingredients caused the color. Check the label.In any case, this should be harmless. ...Read more
My husband was drinking a soda and his finger accidentally touched my 3 year olds mouth. Could she get infant botulism from the high fructose corn syr?
Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?
What to look for: Ingestion of a mouthful amount of feces is not considered to be toxic. Rarely it may cause symptoms similar to food poisoning. Possible Symptoms of poisoning: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low grade fever. If they do occur, it's often within 30 mins - 4 hrs. If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and observe for these symptoms. Call 1-800-222-1222 if symptoms develop. ...Read more
My daughter has herpigina blisters for about 5 days my son sipped her water bottle will he get it ?
Probably: Herpangina is caused by coxsackievirus & is very contagious through saliva & fecal matter (importance of handwashing after toilet use). Also called hand-foot-&-mouth disease due to those areas being affected with the blisters. If fever is present, give fluids to prevent dehydration. Disease is usually self-limiting but see pediatrician if child complains of severe headache or chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2yr old nephew kissed my 7wk old baby on the cheek.It was just a peck but it worries me about germs.Will she be ok?I wiped her down after wiv water
She will be fine: Babies are supplied with enough antibodies from their mothers during pregnancy, enough for the for the first 6 months of their lives until their own immune system matures and start to produce on its own, also their immune systems are active from day one to combat infection, so unless your doctors want your baby isolated for a reason, don't worry and enjoy your baby ...Read more
I accidentally hit my moms nose(the bumpy part) it's swollen and she as we'll says she has trouble breathing... Is her nose broken?
Possible : If she is having a lot of discomfort and breathing problems, pls bring her to er for eval. ...Read more
My 16 month old son had a red raised rash around his mouth after eating stir fry with peanut sauce. Should he get tested for allergies?
I have a wicked prawn allergy; can I kiss my girlfriend after she has eaten said calamitous crustacean?
My daughter had a heat rash on back so put onsie on later gave her sweet potatoes now has hives laundry deter. Or sweet potatoes what do I do?
Rash: The heat rash may have made your childs skin more prone to getting hives. Was the onesie new and did you wash the onesie before putting it on? Was the detergent new.?The heat rash may have been the fore runner of the hives. Stop the sweet potatoes and once the rash clears you can challenge your child by reintroducing the sweet potatoes and see if she breaks out. New unwashed clothes may cause rash. ...Read more