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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