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What Are The Most Common Medications For The 90 Yr Old Residents In Nursing Home
Unfortunately,: Sedatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above?
What are the benefits for same group?
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
Are the typical courses of treatment for alopecia are at safe for children? Specifically, a nine year old girl?
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
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
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
My daughter is 16 months and healthy. Are there any health risks for her to travel 4 times a year from italy to the united states ? Vaccines are up to date and she meets all developmental milestones.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What are the main things a boomer needs to think about when selecting nursing home for elderly parents?
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an effective way for me to deal with the behavior of 2 adult sisters who are visiting as caregivers for their mother, for one months time?
What aspect of: behavior is the problem? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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