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Should My Baby Stay Home With A Cold
Flu/Cold V/S Infuenz: Cold, runny nose, cough usually seasonal, viral. Home remedies: drink more fluid, saline nasal drop/spray 4-6 times/d and suck mucous with bulb syringe, humidifier or Vicks Vaporizer in room. 1 yr or old can have 1 teaspoon honey X2/day, reduce milk intake for 5-7 days. Continue breast feeding. If high fever, fast/labored breathing see pediatrician to check for Influenza and treat accordingly. ...Read more
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Yes !!!!: Do not deliver at home no one can predict future u can be totatly normal and have had a totally normal pregnancy and labor and bad things can happen like fetal distress, shoulders getting stuck( shoulder dystocia- baby can end up dead or brain damaged, if not treated promptly, post partum hemm where u can;t stop the bleeding, etc, all of these can be disasters at home, home del ok 1813 not 2013. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on variables: This varies with the intensity of the symptoms and your need for travel.If you know you will have available backup healthcare where you are going it is less a problem.If the kids misery would make the trip a real burden i would consider delaying or skipping it altogether. ...Read more
Risks: Ozone air purifiers that exclusively use ozone do not remove allergens from the air. According to the epa, ozone air purifiers should not generate in excess of 50 parts per billion of ozone, but many companies circumvent this by simply not calling their machines medical devices. The epa states that ozone is dangerous due to the potential for lung / respiratory tract damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more
If I take my infant daughter 4 a hike during winter(canada), how to make sure she isn't too cold/hot?
Hypthermia: Hypothermia develops when a child's temperature falls below normal due to exposure to colder temperatures. It often happens when a youngster is playing outdoors in extremely cold weather without wearing proper clothing or when clothes get wet. It can occur more quickly in children than in adults. Aap recommends several thin layers will keep them dry and warm. Don’t forget warm boots, gl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday was the worst day of my cold and today was a lot better. Will it be safe to interact with family babies visiting in 5 days?
Probably fine but...: You have to clear it with the probably over anxious parents. Also get several boxes of Kleenex tissues and a few large size bottles of those alcohol-based hand washes and always use them before picking up the infant. ...Read more
Totally possible: Infants have some minimal protection from their mother's antibodies when they are first born but, they are susceptible to viral infection just like the rest of us. This is why it is recommended to practice faithful hand hygiene when handling newborns and infants so that we don't share our germs with them and overwhelm their little immune systems. If your baby is ill, seek immediate care. ...Read more
Is nebulising with normal saline equivalent to giving steam to a 2.5 month ok infant for cold and congestion?
OK for some to use: If a kid is playful and feeding well, but has nasal congestion and cough, i often use this if the parents have the equipment.The object is to help loosen the mucous and i find this can work as well or better than steaming a shower or using a vaporizer. If the kids work of breathing is visibly increased, feedings are off and the kid is not playful, an office eval would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be worried about my babies health if I still smoke cigarettes at 5 weeks ? I'm trying to cut down but can't quit cold turkey.
Keep trying: We know the nicotine has a negative effect on the quality of your placenta and how well it transfers nutrients. Its effect is dose related, so the fewer smokes you do the less it messes with baby.Keep at it. Don't worry about a cleft palate or 3 eyes or other scary stuff. You just don't need a shrimpy baby with a possibility of learning issues later in life who grows up wanting to smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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