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What Are Some Good Tips For Home Care Of A Baby With Rsv
Suction: I agree with dr. Roberts - lots of suction with saline to loosen the mucus. Some babies with rsv-induced bronchiolitis will wheeze and some will improve with asthma medicines. Your doctor may recommend that. The copious mucus can be really problematic, though, and getting that loose (with saline, with warm baths, or with a humidifier) and get it out may be the most helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Educational/ behavioral therapy is needed 25-40 hrs./week. Parent & caretaker training & follow-through is vital. Add social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. ...Read more
Patience: Journey with baby before his longest nap, or evening just before his nighttime sleeping stretch. Replicate home schedule of feeding & napping, without being a slave to routine. If you're traveling through time zones, anticipate baby will likely have restless sleep or crankiness. Keep yourself rested & well fed. Traveling with baby is tiring. Accept help when offered. Find joy in the small moments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of choices: Generally, almost all of the standard cleaning products that are sold in the grocery store are safe to use in the home where a toddler lives. It is important to have all of the cleaning supplies shut away in cabinets where the toddler cannot get in and drink them or spill them on themselves. Standard usage, though, is generally safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more
Practice with others: If you are the main caregiver, it is wise to allow your baby to spend some time with other people (a grandparent or friend). This will help to ease the transition to his/her care with a less familiar individual. Also, if you are breast feeding, be sure to slowly introduce your baby to taking a bottle for ease of transitioning to bottle feeding well before your baby will leave the home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many : Children should get at least 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity every day, either by running or playing sports (basketball, tennis, soccer, etc). Push-ups, chair squats an stretching are health exercises for kids too. Additionally, a healthy, well balanced diet is advised for kids overall health & well being. ...Read more
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Clear passages: Remedies should aim to help clear mucus. Humidified air to breathe at night, saline nasal washes, a steamy bathroom, and good nose blowing will all help. Avoid otc cold remedies - they can just cause over-drying of the inside of the nose and throat, and irritability. ...Read more
Medication: Cough is a common symptom of asthma. If it is from an acute attack, albuterol should suffice. In exercise-induced asthma, it is very effective if use 10-15 minutes prior to exercise. However, if the cough occurs daily, regular therapy with a controller medications such as montelukast (singulair) or an inhaled steroid (flovent, qvar, asmanex, pulmicort) may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Think it through: Talk it out, be flexible & take time to research. This tiny space is small to give answer but pick your priorities: natural childbirth, family present, fetal monitoring, labor augmentation, mood--music & light in room, pain control, push position, episiotomy, umbilical cord cutting, cord blood, when c-sxn, doula, breast feeding. So many questions! your provider will give you a worksheet to help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gifts: Only give gifts that encourage calm activity, like books, etc. Activity must be kept minimal for 2 weeks. ...Read more
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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