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Should I keep the newborn away from my toddlers when they are sick?

Should I keep the newborn away from my toddlers when they are sick?

Yes: This is an excellent question. I would say yes (and to have them cover to cough and wash hands often). I will also refer this to other doctors to learn what our healthtap neonatologists, pediatricians and infectious disease experts have to say about exposure to 'germs' and long-term health. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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My 17 month old is very active and hates the stroller!how can I make her stay quiet like other kids when we are out or when i go to the mall?

My 17 month old is very active and hates the stroller!how can I make her stay quiet like other kids when we are out or when i go to the mall?

It's true, you can't: "make" a toddler behave, but you can reward behaviors you want & ignore behaviors you don't want. Briefly state the rule before going to a mall, place her in a stroller that has a seat belt she can't remove. Stay about 10 minutes. Don't respond, make eye contact or act upset at her crying. Back at the car, say " Good job staying in the stroller." Read " Little People" by Ed Christopherson. ...Read more

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I am getting boils every where iner thy croch .What can I do to stop this they are very pain full and after the boil pops im still left with the sack under my skin so they keep coming back .Do I need to have them cut out.?

I am getting boils every where iner thy croch .What can I do to stop this they are very pain full and after the boil pops im still left with the sack under my skin so they keep coming back .Do I need to have them cut out.?

MRSA / impetigo?: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. There is often yellowish crusty material, but pustules and boils can form too. With resistant staph bacteria (mrsa), the infection can be hard to get rid of. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, sometimes with help from an infectious diseases expert. "cysts" may have to be cut out if recurrent. ...Read more

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If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

Hard to say: This is a collection of problems that should be evaluated today by your doc. It could be quite serious and may be contagious. ...Read more

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I keep probiotics in the refrigerator even though they don't need to be.Will they be fine if I now keep them at room temperature while I travel?

I keep probiotics in the refrigerator even though they don't need to be.Will they be fine if I now keep them at room temperature while I travel?

Probably so: Look on the bottle. Most probiotics don't need refrigeration. Some that recommend it, don't really require it. Even if they do, keeping them at RT for a few days probably won't affect them dramatically. Obviously just take as many as you might need during the voyage. Or if worried, buy a small quantity of a kind that does not say it needs refrigeration. ...Read more

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When can I give my babies the chicken& meat they are now 8 months?

When can I give my babies the chicken& meat  they are now 8 months?

Feeding Toddlers: I believe your pediatrician will have already given you this information and also would have recommended at least one child raising guidebooks to follow. Many doctors recommend slowly adding this food after one year. ...Read more

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When my kids are sick,I've mommy-worry-signals but lack of compassion. e.g when they cough and throw up I got so furious I want to smack them. Help?

When my kids are sick,I've mommy-worry-signals but lack of compassion. e.g when they cough and throw up I got so furious I want to smack them. Help?

Parenting: Parenting can be stressful especially when a child is ill. Important to remember a child is not being sick to inconvenience you. Sometimes parents need to take a time out when they are stressed- it may be as short as counting to ten when angry to taking a few minutes away from your child. Here is an article about stress management for parents: https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/family-living/stress/#.WLykmG8rLIU ...Read more

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How do you keep waiting parents from panicking when their kids are inside in lockdown?

How do you keep waiting parents from panicking when their kids are inside in lockdown?

PARENTS/KIDS/LOCKED : It is a natural responce of any parent to see their child in lock up and it is very difficult to adjust to it while most parents will understand why this happened, others will blame the system and others and not take any responsibility for the action of their children and that is a shame panicking is normal in all parents and you can not do anything except to prevent future occorences like that. ...Read more

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My 7yr old nephew has mono. How long should I keep my small children away from him or away from people that have been exposed to him?

My 7yr old nephew has mono. How long should I keep my small children away from him or away from people that have been exposed to him?

Varies: Definitely for as long as he is acutely ill. He could carrying the virus for many months, so even if he is feeling better, I would avoid drinking out of the same glass or sharing food. ...Read more

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My babies toes are spit... is it ok to clean the spit and super glue them back like i do on my own when the same thing happens?

My babies toes are spit... is it ok to clean the spit and super glue them back like i do on my own when the same thing happens?

No: I would not recommend applying super glue on a baby. Their rate of healing is much faster than an adults and an cuts will typically heal within a couple of days. Protect the toes and if you are concerned with non-healing or infection please see a specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Child on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate what can I do to help her from getting sick when school starts back? Worried I can't keep her from sick kids

Child on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate what can I do to help her from getting sick when school starts back? Worried I can't keep her from sick kids

Several things: Make sure your immunizations are up to date. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water after touching people or school things. You can carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer when soap not convenient. Keep your hands away from your face, eyes and head. Be careful not to get near those with colds, coughing and sneezing. Let the school nurse about your arthritis and medications. ...Read more

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I may have what they call when my immune system eats away at the collagen i'm freaking out! what do they do for that?

I may have what they call when my immune system eats away at the  collagen i'm freaking out! what do they do for that?

See a rheumatologist: Without knowing your specific diagnosis it would be rash to suggest therapy. The best thing to do would be to discuss with your pcp, and if they feel it is necessary, consult with a rheumatologist or other individual specializing in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

Tick check: The simplest way is to check your dogs for ticks before you go into your house and expose your baby to your dogs. Otherwise, it's best to separate the dogs from your baby, to decrease the risk of tick exposure. ...Read more

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Apparently I open my eyes at night and babble to people who are in the room? How bad is that?

Apparently I open my eyes at night and babble to people who are in the room?  How bad is that?

Not rare / worrisome: This is called sleep talking and generally occurs in a deep sleep state, early into that nap or sleep. It is considered by some a sign of a sleep deficit. If the issue bothers you try to schedule at least an extra half hour/night for sleep and you would be less likely to do it. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more