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What Are Some Tips For Getting My Baby To Take Medication
Me and my husband are wanting to try again for a baby after my natural miscarriage what are some of the steps we can take to help?
Physical/Emotional: First, I am so sorry about your miscarriage. It lists in you information that you have had 3 pregnancies that did not come to term, is this correct? Make sure your doctor knows your specifics and go from there. This can be very difficult on a relationship. Make sure that you and your husband keep talking and working together to stay connected emotionally. Support groups can be helpful. Best wishes. ...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
Are there any over-the-counter drugs i can get to improve my memory and help me prepare for my exams?
YES!: Poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and sometimes hormonal imbalance (from stress - for example) can contribute to poor memory. Try: phosphatidylserine 300mg/day; bacopa 300mg/day; ginkgo bioloba 24%, 120mg 2-3x/day; omega 3/fish oil 2 grams/day. Acetyl-l-carnitine 500mg 3 x/day. And vitamin B12 800-1600mcg/day these supplements can help to improve memory and recall. Good luck on your exams! ...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
Besides going to the doctors and taking antibiotics, what are some good ways to get rid of a fever fast?
Tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read more
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
What dietary steps can I take to heal and prevent future outbreaks of my tinea versicolor? I am looking for a more natural drug-free solution.
Selenium sulfide : Getting tv isn't really a function of what you eat- its a yeast that lives on most people's skin, transmitted in the environment, and some people react to it and some don't. You can avoid getting it by wearing clothing protection at the gym-tv can be spread by gym mats, etc) but over all, treating with on the skin regimens is adequate. If very resistant to tx, your doc can rx Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral pills. ...Read more
Pill dispensers: Get the plastic pill dispensers with the days of the week and am and pm rows. Pick a day (sunday?) to load them all up. As you take them the spots will be empty, so you know you took them. Post notes in places where you will be throughout the day. Make a list next to the pill dispenser, and put a line through the time/day you took your meds. Put reminder on your phone with sounds alerts. ...Read more
I'm a new parent. What are some tips and tricks, and what should I look out for to keep my baby healthy and happy?
I do not like taking pills and im looking for a more natural way to treat my depression. Any suggestions?
Natural aids: Exercise is a natural antidepressant. Even when you feel like staying in bed, get up and exercise. It will improve your mood. Laughter is also a natural antidepressant. See a funny movie. Laugh out loud. Speak with a friend. Go to a mall, it may help you get your mind off your troubles. Listen to music it may also help improve your mood. Therapy is also a huge help so wy not take advantage of it? ...Read more
Relax: Not stressing the flight is probably the best tip. Most of the time, the flight is uneventful and the infant does wonderfully. Sometimes infants do experience pain with take offs and landings as pressure in the middle ear changes. Having your infant sucking on something (nursing, bottle feeding or using a nipple) during take off and landings often alleviates the pain. Enjoy your flight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if there's any hope for me i've tryed all the meds on offer from my gp for reflux and i get to many side affects from them to normal?
Try: Betaine. Oddly enough it is sometimes acid deficiency rather than excess. Betaine is probably obtainable at a health food store. ...Read more
Can you please give my boyfriend and i the best tips for conceiving? Been sleeping together 2yrs with no protection but just decided to try for a baby
Me and my partner are trying for a baby my partner is 31 and im 30 how long will it take and what things will help us to conceive?
No for sure answers: Your ages are not an issue with conceiving, maintain a healthy lifestyle and if you are both healthy to begin with, normally within a year there would be a pregnancy. If you have issues after 9 months, call your MD for an appointment to see if there is an underlying cause (low sperm count, PCOS etc.) ...Read more
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