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What are the home remedies for pneumonia in children?

What are the home remedies for pneumonia in children?

Simply said: Full bedrest , plenty of fluids, eat healthy meals and follow advice of physician and take all prescribed medications as directed. Do not miss your follow up appointment! ...Read more

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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for a common cold in a child 6-7 years old?

What are some good home remedies for a common cold in a child 6-7 years old?

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

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What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above? What are the benefits for same group? Thanks.

What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above? 
What are the benefits for same group? 
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Risks: OUTWEIGH Benefits ..in my opinion... the RISKS are the normal strain Steam baths put on your heart (increased heart rate) loss of important electrolytes (which may be dangerous with certain medications) YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PCP (PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER) BEFORE USING STEAM BATHS! Again IMOO Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Are the typical courses of treatment for alopecia are at safe for children? Specifically, a nine year old girl?

Are the typical courses of treatment for alopecia are at safe for children? Specifically, a nine year old girl?

Hold On: Wow. No. Absolutely not. If your child has a condition causing alopecia this condition must be diagnosed and the exact and age appropriate treatment started by her physician. ...Read more

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What is the safest/best thing for a newborn to sleep in straight home from the hospital, for the first several months? I am confused with the choices

What is the safest/best thing for a newborn to sleep in straight home from the hospital, for the first several months? I am confused with the choices

Newborn sleep: Yes, there indeed are many options for newborns to sleep in. Let me explain what we want, and then choose based on this. The baby needs a firm surface in an uncluttered environment. No bumper pads, pillows or stuffed animals. Ideally, not loose blankets - can place in a sleep sack or newborn sleeper. These can be accomplished with a bassinette, a pack-n-play, a playpen or right into a crib. ...Read more

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Dysentery in children below 2 years. What are the remedy and precautions to take?

Dysentery in children below 2 years. What are the remedy and precautions to take?

See a pediatrician: Dehydration, depletion of electrolytes, dissemination of the organism beyond the lumen of the gut, damage to the intestinal tract. Much depends on what you are calling 'dysentery' and the causative organism. See a pediatrician and hope baby stays well. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to fight TB in a 7 year old child?

What are the drugs used to fight TB in a 7 year old child?

Depends on where: There are numerous agents used against tb, depending upon the sensitivity of the organism in the geographic area in which it was acquired. Treatment is usually with a combination of several drugs based on multiple factors. Some of the more common meds include isoniazide, Rifampin , ethambutol, streptomycin and others. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for my baby at 6 months of age?

What are the best supplements for my baby at 6 months of age?

Vitamin D: 6 month old babies need 400 units a day of vitamin d. If they are taking about 30 oz a day of formula, then they will get it from that; otherwise supplement. At 6 months your baby is probably starting solid foods, and another nutrient to consider is iron. Usually an iron supplement is not needed however; feed iron-fortified infant cereals and pureed meats to ensure adequate iron intake. ...Read more

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What are the most common reasons for tonsilectomys in kids?

What are the most common reasons for tonsilectomys in kids?

Guidelines 2011: Sleep apnea is by far most common reason, 7 streps in 1 year, 5 streps per year in 2 years, 3 streps per year in 3 years, chronic tonsillitis/sore throat, concern for mass. These are respected and insurance goes by them. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20110102/new-guidelines-on-when-kids-need-tonsillectomies http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/upload/cpg-tonsillectomyinchildren.Pdf. ...Read more

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What was the most common medication given to help polio victims in the old days?

What was the most common medication given to help polio victims in the old days?

Supportive: The treatment is mostly supportive, treating fever and pain. If paralytic polio occurs, then the treatment is according to the severity of the symptoms and may include breathing assistance via a ventilator and long therapies after. ...Read more

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In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

Documentation: Bruises are very common in the elderly, due to fragile skine, and can occur spontaneously (someone on blood thinners) or with routine hands on care. Nursing homes are so well regulated now, the nursing staff is required to document all changes of a patients skin. Staff abuse is rarely a cause for bruising, however if this is suspected discuss with the administrator and the director of nursing. ...Read more

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What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

Tender loving care: If my mother goes to a nursing home i would expect her to be treated as a human being not patient, get timely attention, fall prevention, physical therapy, nutritionist support, feedback to family members. Bottom line look for reputation of the nh, snf (skilled nursing facility) read reviews and research , ask friends and other physicians and nurses in the area. ...Read more

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Could the use of 50 lasers,that are 655nm by 5mw, (for many years to slow hair loss) be dangerous for health in general,mainly for the brain?

Could the use of 50 lasers,that are 655nm by 5mw, (for many years to slow hair loss) be dangerous for health in general,mainly for the brain?

No: It's not going to damage your brain. I would also be extremely surprised if it had any effect whatever on your hair loss. You're only 21, correct? You're at the age when all men get temporal recession but too young for real male pattern baldness. Do you have something else? Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Just a nasty fungus? Get a few physician consults. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for treatment of conjuctivitis in nursing mother?

What are the best drugs for treatment of conjuctivitis in nursing mother?

Lubricants: A mild viral conjunctivitis can heal without medication. You could treat lubricants and just give it time to clear. If there are severe symptoms or significant discharge, medications may be necessary. Most topical antibiotics or steroids would be safe in a nursing mother, however, you could always clear it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Its 32nd week of triplets, if the childs are taken off for any causes, are they ready for their survival? Is there any complicated situation for both?

Its 32nd week of triplets, if the childs are taken off for any causes, are they ready for their survival? Is there any complicated situation for both?

Worrisome : At 32 weeks there is > 50% risk that all would need breathing support and special nursery care for many weeks. If these are available, survival rate at or 32 weeks is pretty good. There are a variety of complications that can occur within a nicu setting, so the process is a long one. ...Read more