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What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

Depends.: A newborn sepsis work-up is usually performed after pprom (preterm premature ru[ture of membranes) an the antibiotic coverage depends on its results, the protocol at your hospital's nursery and the type and duration of antibiotic treatment of the pregnant woman before delivery. Penicillins and cephalosporins are commonly used. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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My son aged 12 months admitted with febrile seizure found to have viral pneumonia, what are the treatments to be provided..

My son aged 12 months admitted with febrile seizure found to have viral pneumonia, what are the treatments to be provided..

Usually symptom: Management. Our son had the same at eight months. Controlling the fever with alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen, hydration, comfort issues, and as long as seizures have subsided, should be fine. If the seizures continue with controlled tmeperature, may need medication to control seizure and other causes should be investigated. Hope for the best for your little one; i know its a scary time. ...Read more

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Father died of bronchital pneumonia.He was nbm for 5 week and they stopped antibiotics.Have they murdered him by starving him and stopping treatment?

Father died of bronchital pneumonia.He was nbm for 5 week and they stopped antibiotics.Have they murdered him by starving him and  stopping treatment?

Nothing by mouth ;: Antibiotics were stopped. Was he receiving fluids by iv? Did he have a do not resuscitate (dnr) order? Did he have living will that dictated his care? ...Read more

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Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

It's complex: There can be many issues with premature babies . They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible. ...Read more

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Should expecting dad and i both be vaccinated for pertussis before the arrival of our newborn?

Should expecting dad and i both be vaccinated for pertussis before the arrival of our newborn?

Certainly yes: Grandma and grandpa as well. Over 80 percent of pertussis in infants are traced to close family member. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cancel effects of antibiotics given to an infant at birth? Grandson doubled birth weight at 3 months. What can be done to slow gain?

Can probiotics cancel effects of antibiotics given to an infant at birth?  Grandson doubled birth weight at 3 months.  What can be done to slow gain?

No&Why slow growth? : Probiotics provide a nourishing environment for normal gut germs that help sustain health, they do dot counteract antibiotics. A normal infant is supposed to double his birth weight by 3-4m and triple it by a year. All this sounds normal. Please share concerns with the child's treating physician. ...Read more

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In the 1960s, many women who took a tranquilizer called thalidomide early in pregnancy gave birth to babies with phocomelia. So how are vaccines any different now since they haven't been tested on pregnant women?

In the 1960s, many women who took a tranquilizer called thalidomide early in pregnancy gave birth to babies with phocomelia. So how are vaccines any different now since they haven't been tested on pregnant women?

No testing ?????????: You assume so much in your statement. Vaccines are one of the most monitored agents in the US over the past 3 decades. Each lot/dose are recorded in detail from creation to administration. An adverse events, from a bad reaction to a fetal abnormality would be reported to a central registry.Live vaccines are discouraged, but outcomes have shown no adverse effects. Dead vaccines are safe & effective ...Read more

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Because my daughter has MRSA pneumonia at the age of one, what are some future concerns we may have for her?

Because my daughter has MRSA pneumonia at the age of one, what are some future concerns we may have for her?

Pulmonary eval.: The lung is growing as your daughter grows, and any damage caused by the infection, may diminish over time. Keeping her vaccinations current is important as well. She should be followed by your pediatrician for signs of any breathing difficulty. When she is older, pulmonary function testing may be performed to evaluate her lung function. Prmg/peds can review records faxed to 858 259 9689 for ?S. ...Read more

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If both parents was premature when they was born will our by come premature i'm 61/2 months pregnant and on his side all the women have diabetes?

If both parents was premature when they was born will our by come premature i'm 61/2 months pregnant and on his side all the women have diabetes?

Not necessarily.: Family history is not the most important determinant of prematurity in any given pregnancy - personal history in a previous pregnancy is (as is urinary tract infection, cervicitis, cervical incompetence/surgery). Diabetes, on the other hand, is a condition much predicted by family history - therefore your partner is at risk for it. ...Read more

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My wife's fallopian tubes on the birth of my third child were tied 10-10-2009 and all children delivery by surgery . Now we want an other baby. ?

My wife's fallopian tubes on the birth of my third child  were tied 10-10-2009 and all children delivery by surgery . Now we want an other baby. ?

Several options: Talk to your md as there are several options. First you can have an operation to reverse the fallopian tube surgery. Another option is ivf. These options should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived. I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby ?

I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived.  I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby ?

A good start!: Masks are a good idea, hand washing is even more important! the bottom line is that nothing is 100% certain to prevent transmission of a virus - except avoidance. If people are ill, they probably shouldn't be visiting. ...Read more

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My son is 19 weeks older. Will i be able to give him rotarix now? Any precaution for giving the vaccine? 2 doses are enough?

2 doses are enough: There are 2 rotavirus vaccines, RotaTeq and rotarix. Rotateq requires 3 doses and Rotarix 2. The schedule starts at 6 weeks. They cannot be given after the 32nd week of life. ...Read more

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My child was diagnosed with human pneumovirus and is hospitalized. Will they be okay?

My child was diagnosed with human pneumovirus and is hospitalized. Will they be okay?

Resp virus: Human metapneumovirus is a newly diagnosed, yet very common contagious viral upper respiratory infection. It basically is a sister virus to RSV (respiratory synctial virus), but usually not as severe. Can use wheezing and labored breathing. Some kids can be hospitalized from it. No meds for the infection but Albuterol/Xopenox can be given for the wheezing. Hope they feel better! ...Read more

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My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?

My dad is having pneumonia and doctors said there are chances for cancer.. And by chance- death .. Will he recover ?

Possible Lung Cancer: He should be monitored carefully from his pneumonia until he is feeling better. They should order ct scan of the chest to evaluate his lung disease and his pulmonary specialist should evaluate him for bronchoscopy evaluation of his lung disease and he may be able to take a biopsy from his lung. If his pulmonary specialist will not be able to do his biopsy he may need to be seen and evaluated by t. ...Read more

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26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

Maybe: This is a question better answered by your ob.Hopefully, s/he would know if there were any findings on your last delivery that might suggest problems with a vbac. Most women in good health with prior successful vaginal deliveries can successfully deliver vbac. ...Read more

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Our 3 month old was just diagnosed with rsv. What treatments for this are successful?

Our 3 month old was just diagnosed with rsv. What treatments for this are successful?

Supportive care: This is basically the cold virus. It is responsible for 80% of upper respiratory infections during its season. Some smaller infants are more at risk because of the excessive mucous created during the illness, that the have trouble coughing out.Some are hospitalized for oxygen and fluids and respiratory care.There are no antibiotics that help. ...Read more

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Are there cases of anyone given birth to triplets? I'm scared to undergoe a c-section.

Are there cases of anyone given birth to triplets? I'm scared to undergoe a c-section.

Vaginally, sure!: That doorway used to be the only way we all made it here before the northern c/s door was available. In modern OB care multiple gestations are often relegated to c/s status to "avoid complications" and fetal safety. Talk to your OB md about your c/s fears a I am sure there is a good reason for selecting that over a "southern"(vaginal) exit. ...Read more