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What Can I Do To Help My Baby If He Had A Bad Reaction To Vaccines
Reaction: There has been a controversy when it comes to vaccination and reactions to it. I strongly recommend that my patients educate themselves and take a proactive stand when it comes to theirs or their children's health. There are websites like: www.Mercola.Com, www.Russellblaylockmd.Com, www.Nvic.Org. You get the opinion of both osteopathic and allopathic physicians. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: Almost all patients reacted vigorously to the whole cell pertussis vaccine used prior to the mid 90's. That vaccine was replaced by a acellular vaccine. If that was the vaccine, you can get this one without worrying about it.You can review which vaccine you reacted to and review your needs with your doc. Some may still need to be avoided, while many could be OK. ...Read more
Could you please explain baby allergies to me? If my husband and I don't have any allergies, how could my baby get them?
Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i suspect my 16 yr old son has the flu should I take him to the dr? Or do everything i can from home to help him get better?
Health Tap: It would be better here to list his symptoms rather than a presumed diagnosis. It is the symptoms that will help us advise you. ...Read more
Some solutions for M: Migraine has many solutions. But you need to go to a headache specilaist who is typically a neurologist. There are many good medicines which can stop the migraine headaches. They are called triptans(one good one is: sumatriptan). There are also medicines to prevent frequent headaches, they are called beta blockers. But you have to go to your doctor for obtaining prescription medicines for migraine. ...Read more
Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello please my younger brother swallowed his first baby tooth when it came out. Please I will like to know if this can cause harm to him.
My 18-month old son has another ear infection immediately after the first one. What can I do to help him and to make sure it doesn't happen again? Thx
This may not : Be a new ear infection. The first episode did not get a chance to totally cleared up and your baby started with colds, stuffy , runny nose etc again. Not unusual for children to get several ear infections before they turn two since their eustachian tubes are not angulated to drain the fluid behind the ears. Close ff up and supportive treatment. ...Read more
I know he has a genitic problem. My daughter is in denial. I want to help him and do not know how. what can I do?
What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?
Seek care quickly: Nut allergic reactions can be severe and life threatening. Symptoms can occur quickly and progress unless treatment is given. A person with known nut allergy should have with them their self-injectable Epinephrine for use. Pistachio allergy frequently coincides with cashew allergy, so these should be avoided. For food allergy testing and an action plan, see allergist, but er is best now! ...Read more
My father seems to have similar symptoms to erotomania. How can I be sure if he has it and what should I do to help?
Erotomania: I must have more information... What are the symptoms you refer to? Is there a negative consequence of his behavior? Is he concerned about the situation or are only you concerned? In what city do you live? ...Read more
What to do if my son may be a rad (reactive attachment disorder) child what can I do to better help him?
My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to her first: She should come to realize that she needs help before any therapy can commence. Unless she has a mental disorder that affects her capacity to make a decision about food intake, she ultimately has the right to choose if she wants help or not. Talk to her and see if she has any insight into how her eating problems may adversely affect her. If so, gently broach the subject of seeking therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...Read more
I had a cold and gave it to my mom Who gave it back to me and to my dad. We keep getting each other sick. What can i do to avoid this?We live together
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