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Doctor insights on: Safe Herbal Skin Remedies Nursing

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Is it safe to take herbal sleep aids while pregnant or nursing?

Herbs are drugs too: Most small molecule drugs are derived from herbs. So herbs are drugs & should be treated with the same degree or awareness & caution. Both melatonin & chamomile, common herbs used to promote sleep, should not be used in pregnancy. How about trying meditation or listening to a recording or ocean waves? If you must use something try benadryl (diphenhydramine). It makes most people sleepy & is rated pregnancy class b. ...Read more

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When after completing antibiotics treatment can I go back to nursing?

Depends: If there are no opened wounds or if you are not running a fever you can go back to work without having to complete a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

Preterm labor: To evaluate a patient for premature labor, it is essential to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart beat. An early cervical examination and a follow up cervical examination will tell if there has been cervical change. Cervical change is a hallmark of premature labor. If there is cervical change, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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A 98 year old alert in nursing home, not seeking treatment, what progression should I expect?

A 98 year old alert in nursing home, not seeking treatment, what progression should I expect?

Depends: On the problem he is not accepting treatment for. There are conservative approachs to managing an elders symptoms without being aggressive with treatment, this is called palliative care- focusing on symptom management only. He may also be appropriate for hospice care, reserved for thsoe with less then 6 months left to live and also focusing on symptoms and qulaity of life. ...Read more

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Nipple and breast eczema on both breast from nursing my son. Dr said it most likely wont go away until i stop nursing despite treatment. Is this true?

Nipple and breast eczema on both breast from nursing my son. Dr said it most likely wont go away until i stop nursing despite treatment. Is this true?

BREAST ECZEMA: You do not completely stop breast feeding. He meant because of irritation due to sucking of the baby , eczema will be recurrent after treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

What could  be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt  with right hip fracture?

Hip fracture: Each hip fracture has its own personality and may require conservative or surgical treatments: traction, bed rest, decubitus precautions, pulmonary toilet, anticoagulants, pt, im nail, orif, & joint arthroplasty. ...Read more

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