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Remedies For Limp Baby
Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more
A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be ...Read more
Which one?: Orajel containing benzocaine should NOT be used before 24 months. Baby Orajel without Benzocaine should be OK. Do not overdose. With a q-tip dap a tiny little bit onto the area where tooth is trying to emerge. A chilled teething ring may be just as effective, Talk to your Pediatrician about Baby Motrin. Take your child to a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as a 1st b'day present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find out the cause:: Second hand smoking is one of them, so don't smoke around. Other: cold dry air, common cold/viruses, allergy. Night time cough can be because of postnasal drip/asthma. Viral bronchiolitis is common in younger kids. Make sure her nose is clear, put saline nasal drops, suck mucous with bulb syringe, use a humidifier in room. No cough med. Sleep position: up to 1 yr is on back, keep head up. See doc. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is getting her wisdom teeth + wont go to the dentist. There is no way i can persuade her, is there a pain relief, not bonjella?
Yes-see below: The U.S. Centers for disease control states repellents made with deet or picardin offer the most protection against mosquitoes and ticks. Both are recommended for adults and kids 2 months of age & older. Picaridin is a chemical that's similar in effectiveness to deet, but it's odorless, lighter, and less irritating. Citronella-natural repellant needs frequent applications, and is not as effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use saline solution for my 1 month old baby for her congestion? And is it safe for her? Any recommendations?
Standard treatment: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
10 month old baby eyelid is little swollen..its been 4 days tried warm compress..but no effect.do I need to visit a doc or any home remedy will help..
See the doctor: No way around it if its been going on for 4 days. Go see your pediatrician ...Read more
A lot of: Medications are not approved by fda for children less than two years old. Usually saline solutions and suctioning the nose helps or steaming up the bathroom helps loosen up the dried mucus in the nostril.Applying vaseline ointment or aquaphor ointment helps prevent drying inside the nose after cleaning out boogers. As long as your baby is feeding well, don't let the nasal congestion bother you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 year child do bed wetting at night.Is there any cure for this? If yes , wot medicine is effective in this case?
Can i give homeo teething drop and baby tonic to my 6month old baby? Is it safe for his health or should i discontinue these medicine?
Not FDA approved: Homeopathic medications and treatments sold over the counter are largely not evaluated by the FDA, so their safety and efficacy are not well documented. Consultation with a physician with specialty training in complimentary medications and treatments may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insect repellent: There is not much that can be done, you need to make sure he is covered with insect repellent once he is outside. ...Read more
No need to...: Treatment of acne is something you do for someone who is embarrassed to appear in public (or on a date) with zits and pimples. I think it's safe to assume that a newborn is unlikely to feel embarrassment, and in any case acne goes away by 6 mo. I would suggest simply avoiding things that make it (and other skin conditions) worse, such as harsh soaps, rubbing, wet wipes, and overuse of steroids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has sever insomia. She desperately is searching for ways to get a peaceful night's worth of sleep. Are there any effective treatments?
Any ointment that you could recommend for leg ache for children? (4 years old).Will really appreciate..Thanku
Several...: Try arnica ointment, it's very useful for pain and bruising secondary to trauma. Bengay or similar products contain menthol and camphor and are very helpful. There are many others. ...Read more
Most self heal: Infants at this age are prone to many viral infections & most enter through the mouth. Tonsils tend to enlarge with any new infection and most will self heal over a week or two.Proper fluid intake and nutrition that sustains energy will generally do the trick.No special therapies are needed for most.Persistence of fever in excess of 102 for more than 2 days deserves a visit to rule out other stuff ...Read more