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Neutrogena Baby Cleansing Medication
Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more
Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously. Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read more
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more
My husband smokes and drink a lot so he cannot have kids what medication can he take do we can have babies?
Nothing: There is no "medication" one can take to create a healthier environment for sperm production. He needs to do it the correct, old-fashioned way - change his lifestyle, his habits and live better. So many people want "pills" that will solve all problems in life, whether it be weight, behavior, sleep patterns. This is not the way to live healthy - pop a pill to fix it. He needs to change his lifestyle. ...Read more
What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?
Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more
I and my fiancé both have genotype as. Its really sad but is there any medication that can change the genotype or is there a way to avoid ss babies?
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more
My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?
Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read more
I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?
Not recommended: This medication has Diphenhydramine (benadryl), Chloral Hydrate (a strong sedative) and belladona (a poison)! none of these are recommended for parents to give to their babies! Just because a medication is labeled as "natural" does not make it safe, especially for kids! Many meds do not go through the fda and have never been tested on children. Do not use this without your doctor's advice. ...Read more
I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?
Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there. Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication (they are 6 months) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
Saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage. Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?
Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more
Limb loss: Thalidomide was originally marketed in britain as a nausea drug during pregnancy. It later became evident that about 30% of women who used it during the 4-7 wk (when arms & legs were forming) gave birth to infants with defects. These ranged from absence of one or more limbs to malformation of the limbs that formed. ...Read more
Had an abortion at 13 years...didn't know it was abortion, I was given the drugs to take. Am 24 now and I want to know if I can ever have babies.
Placental transfer: If the mother uses drugs, the blood flow to her body is the same to the fetus through the placenta/umbilical cord. The babies nervous system and tissues acquire & process the drug in a similar way to that of mom, and the abrupt withdrawal of the drug by delivery will often produce withdrawal symptoms in the baby. ...Read more
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Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives. ... ...Read more
Staphylococcus: If you are talking about a newborn, the treatment is Ampicillin and gentamicin. ...Read more
Yes: Fetuses, at any stage of development, can be affected by compounds ingested by the mother. However, not all drugs are harmful to the fetus. For example, if you do go into premature labor, the OB will give you steroids to mature the premature baby's lungs. Also, once babies are born, if mother is breastfeeding, drugs can be transmitted to the infant through the milk. However, not all drugs are bad. ...Read more
Varies: My delivering hospitals have lists from Child and Family Services that point out individuals with open drug investigations. When they deliver, urine from mom and baby will usually be screened and in many cases the first baby stool will also be submitted for study. I do not routinely order drug studies on babies, but any prior history of maternal drug use may require screening for medical purposes. ...Read more
Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more