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Baby Drug Withdrawal (Definition)

Refers to infant withdrawing from mother's drugs . Neonatal abstinence syndrome refers to the group of behaviors associated with exposure to mother 's drugs while in utero. Here is ...Read more


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Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from  meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

What's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

Depends on age: If less than 6 months old, then Acetaminophen (Children's Tylenol) is your only option. If over 6 months old you can try Ibuprofen ( Children's Advil) either instead of or in addition to the acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What are the natural remedies for 4 month old baby with flu?

What are the natural remedies for 4 month old baby with flu?

Not good: Flu can be very severe and even deadly in a 4 month old. See the doctor for evaluation and management. The doctor can tell you if it can be managed naturally in your case, after an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Yes: there are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Iam in 26 week in pregnancy what food helpful for baby and me?

Iam in 26 week in pregnancy what food helpful for baby and me?

Pregnant?: Avoid junk food and excessively oily, fatty, salty, spicy, sugary, overly processed food. Otherwise, except for allergies - eat a well balanced diet w/ vitamins, minerals, protein and you'll be fine. So will baby. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sleep Hygiene: She needs to practice sleep hygiene, bedtime and rising time same each day, dark room, no tv's , i devices off an hour before bed, warm bath, glass of milk with turkey breast (for the tryptophan that converts to melatonin) Limit alcohol. OTC metatonin ok. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What herbal teas are safe for my wife to drink while in her first trimester?

What herbal teas are safe for my wife to drink while in her first trimester?

NONE: Safety of herbal products is not well established in pregnants especially during first trimester. Hence i suggest not to use any herbal products. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief

Not safe: Hylands homeopathic drops have been recalled in the past for risk of toxic side effects from one of the ingredients, belladonna. The concentration of belladonna was found to vary between preparations. I would stick with nasal saline drops for relief of cold symptoms. For teething, i would recommend massaging your baby's gums and using a teething toy like sophie the giraffe. ...Read more

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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider. ...Read more

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What are some tips for taking care of a infant with rsv?

What are some tips for taking care of a infant with rsv?

Supportive care: Rsv is a virus that causes lots of congestion in the nose and lungs. Infants with RSV require frequent nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe and nasal saline. They also benefit from fluids (breastmilk, pedialyte, or formula), humidifier in their room, acemtaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever, and sleeping in an upright position (30 degree angle in crib or being held by an adult). ...Read more

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Going to europe in two weeks. Can I get treatment there for opiate withdrawal?

Going to europe in two weeks. Can I get treatment there for opiate withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal: Yes you probably could get treatment in Europe, the issue will be the coverage. Your insurance may deny it because there are MD's that can do this in the USA. Also remember that the treatment is done over several weeks unless you do an in-patient rapid detox. ...Read more

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Are there any side effect a of 'herbal life' food supplement? My mother aged 60 wants to use it for weight loss. Is that ok?

Are there any side effect a of 'herbal life' food supplement? My mother aged 60 wants to use it for weight loss. Is that ok?

Okay: It's pricey, the results are anything but spectacular, and it seems safe enough. It's been around for over thirty years as an enormous multilevel marketing scheme. Your mom would be much better served by getting involved with a fitness-focused lifestyle -- perhaps the family can join a fitness center. ...Read more

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Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?

Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?

Bad timing: Highest risks to the pregnancy are in the first few months, using heroin in the first month is most likely to cause a miscarriage than anything else. Risks are numerous, including damage to brain/CNS, and other important organs, such as heart, liver, kidneys, teratogens can help to malform almost any organ system ...Read more

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Are low doses of prescribed vicodin over a long period of time (1-2 5/500 pills per week for 3-4 years) harmful to the heart in any way?

Are low doses of prescribed vicodin over a long period of time (1-2 5/500 pills per week for 3-4 years) harmful to the heart in any way?

It depends: It is important to know why you are taking this for such a long time now. Do you have other medical conditions and what is your age? You physician would normally order lab tests to monitor you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

Baby Drug Withdrawal: Refers to infant withdrawing from mother's drugs . Neonatal abstinence syndrome refers to the group of behaviors associated with exposure to mother 's drugs while in utero. Here is a useful article: http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-90-P02387 ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for someone having aspirin withdrawal?

Is there a treatment for someone having aspirin withdrawal?

Not habit forming: Aspirin is not addicting in the classical sense of the concept. It is not a narcotic. It is, however, possible that stopping the medication will allow for pain or inflamation the Aspirin was suppressing to resurface. Other non steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (nsaid's) are as effective as Aspirin and may be taken less frequently, and with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tramadol withdrawal?

What is the treatment for tramadol withdrawal?

Like other pain meds: It is no different than withdrawl from percocet, vicodin or any other opioid. Need to treat the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, aggitation etc. ...Read more

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What are the treatment of methamphetamine withdrawal syndrome?

There aren't any: In part because there is no true withdrawal syndrome. If people have been using methamphetamine, particularly in high dose binges, there is a "crash" that occurs after several days of use associated with fatigue, excessive sleep and overeating. It is self-limited and goes away after a couple days, followed by increasing craving for meth. Topirimate, a seizure drug, has helped to reduce craving. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal anxiety?

Go very, very slowly: Xanax (alprazolam) is extremely addictive and it's half-life very short so you should decrease your dose very, very, very slowly to reduce the likelihood of experiencing withdrawal anxiety. To tide you through the difficult days/weeks ahead, try temporarily supplementing with another anti-anxiety drug (like klonopin) that has a longer half-life so that you don't then keep going into withdrawal. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for corticosteroid (betamethasone) withdrawal syndrome?

What is the best treatment for corticosteroid (betamethasone) withdrawal syndrome?

Steroid withdrawal: Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol. This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result. ...Read more

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For someone who has just started Suboxone in a treatment facility, today being day 1, when will withdrawal happen?

It already has: You have to be in withdrawal already when starting suboxone and then it quickly relieves many symptoms. Depending on the opiate usually 12-24 hours is recommended from last use to starting suboxone, degree of relief depends on factors such as amount and type of opiate used and amount of suboxone given. ...Read more

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Finally quit "Suboxone" after 10 years and the withdrawals just get worse.I did slow taper. What can help me, Rx,OTC, home remedy?Anything?! Thanks!!!

Finally quit "Suboxone" after 10 years and the withdrawals just get worse.I did slow taper. What can help me, Rx,OTC, home remedy?Anything?! Thanks!!!

In addition to: the medications you have been prescribed please consider some mind-body medicine. A clinical psychologist can help you learn strategies such as self-hypnosis, meditation, stress management, etc. See www.relexationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

Supplement estrogen: If you mean as a result of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy would easily control the symptoms as well as providing long term benefits. If you mean PMS symptoms, you could take a lose dose estrogen during that portion of the cycle to minimize your symptoms. Finally, if you mean as a result of stopping current estrogen replacement - there are medications that can help - see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Support: Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for opiate withdrawal? and if you dont take opiates everyday will you still withdraw?

What is the best home remedy for opiate withdrawal? and if you dont take opiates everyday will you still withdraw?

Many options: There is no single best remedy but I advise a good multivit., Vit C 1000 mg every 2-3 hours, Magnesium Taurate or Glycinate, herbs like passionflower & skullcap, lots of fluids, warm baths & moderate exercise. The homeopathic remedy Nux vomica can be very helpful as can acupuncture. See http://www.balancingbrainchemistry.co.uk/72/Heroin-Addiction-Natural-Remedies.html Less an issue if not daily. ...Read more

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After day treatment of prednisone i had bad withdrawal effects. What should I do?

After day treatment of prednisone i had bad withdrawal effects. What should I do?

Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?

What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?

Detox from alcohol: I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are not a good fit for someone trying to get sober. I would hope you are in a medical setting and not attempting this at home. ...Read more

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How to cure or relieve stomach cramps after alcohol withdrawals ? Any medicication or homwe remedy or juices suggested for this problem ?

How to cure or relieve stomach cramps after alcohol withdrawals ? Any medicication or homwe remedy or juices suggested for  this  problem ?

REHAB: If you decided to quit drinking, you need to be supervised by a doctor who has experience to help people like you. Pain in stomach in heavy drinkers might improve if you take otc prilosec. ...Read more

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Dr. Pappas, sorry if i seemed drug seeking i was only looking for hospitals for treatment for anxiety attacks. I don't experience withdrawals xanax (alprazolam)?

Dr. Pappas, sorry if i seemed drug seeking i was only looking for hospitals for treatment for anxiety attacks. I don't experience withdrawals xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety treatment : The treatment for anxiety is multifaceted. Including counseling, desensitization, meditation and breathing exercises, medication. The medication should be one that prevents anxiety rather than react to it. Xanax (alprazolam) is a reactive not preventative medication with a decent risk of dependence. See your doctor or psychiatrist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read more

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