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What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

Keep it light: Be sure to have multiple changes of clothing, diapers, and wipes., as well as baggies to put the soiled items. A lightweight diaper bag with compartments will help you stay organized. If you are flying, infant formula and breast milk is exempt from the "3oz" rule so you can carry on as much as you need. Don't forget infant tylenol (acetaminophen) and teething gel for emergencies. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

A few days' supplies: When traveling with a baby, parents should bring a few days of supplies, including formula and medicines if needed. If there is no crib at the destination, parents can bring a foldable playpen. Also, parents need to check regulations, as a passport for the child may be needed; or a letter from the non-traveling parent may be needed, if the child is entering another country with just one parent. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a baby with hydrocephalus?

What to do if I have a baby with hydrocephalus?

Read this monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I forget to eat I have to remind myself I can go a day without eating an doesn't phase me what wrong with me an should I discuss with my doctor ?

I forget to eat I have to remind myself I can go a day without eating an doesn't phase me what wrong with me an should I discuss with my doctor ?

Loss of appetite is: not normal & needs to be discussed with your doctor. If you have no protein coming in when you are active physically, this could spell trouble, because it means that you are using your own muscles & liver to provide calories to burn for energy. This could hurt you on the back end by making you tired by canabalizing your ms. protein source. Time to change gears & more nutrition, not by fasting. ...Read more

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Why do I have to have somebody with me when I have a colonoscopy done? I am having a colonoscopy done this tuesday. And it tells me i need to have somebody with me. What happens if i cannot find anyone to go with me? I do not drive and will be taking a ca

Why do I have to have somebody with me when I have a colonoscopy done? I am having a colonoscopy done this tuesday. And it tells me i need to have somebody with me. What happens if i cannot find anyone to go with me? I do not drive and will be taking a ca

The : The reason for having someone with you is that you will be getting sedation for your procedure and it would not be safe for you to drive afterwards. Most facilities also ask that you not take a cab or bus after sedation, though it can be argued that this might be overly cautious. You should contact the facility you're going to, explain that you plan to take a cab, and ask if that would be okay. They may ask you to sign a waiver of liability, but will probably be willing to go forward. ...Read more

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I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. what prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? thank you!

I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. what prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? thank you!

HepA&B,Typhoid and: Hepatitis A for all HepatitisB FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE EXPOSED TO BLOOD,OTHER BODY FLUIDS OR UNPROTECTED SEX WITH LOCAL PEOPLE Japanese Encephalitis for those with stay over a month in endemic area during J E Season.And less than 1 month in endemic area with ongoing break of JE Typhoid for all travellers Rabies if spending time outdoors and with animals Uptodate on all routine like DT,POLIO etc ...Read more

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What can I do if i feel my doctor isn't listening to me? I've got a new doctor how can you talk with doc with no trust from the ones bfore?

What can I do if i feel my doctor isn't listening to me? I've got a new doctor how can you talk with doc with no trust from the ones bfore?

Don't pre-judge: If you want your dr to take you seriously, you have to present yourself seriously. If you come at it with a chip on your shoulder, it will suggest to the dr there may be something wrong with the info you are relating and you will do yourself in. Keep an open mind & be honest and direct. ...Read more

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I have serious anxiety when going to the doctor; especially if I have to get a blood test. What can I do or take to make the experience better?

I have serious anxiety when going to the doctor; especially if I have to get a blood test. What can I do or take to make the experience better?

May: Rehearse the visit before appointment. Try role playing as a nurse or doctor and concentrate on the reason for the visit and expectations. May write down your history. You can also get desensitization or counsling/ anxity medication ...Read more

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How can I pick the best doctor to treat my eye cancer? I've just been diagnosed with eye cancer, and i'm not sure what to do. I know i need a doctor, and I have a couple of names, but i'm not sure what to ask them or how to recognize someone who will do a

How can I pick the best doctor to treat my eye cancer? I've just been diagnosed with eye cancer, and i'm not sure what to do. I know i need a doctor, and I have a couple of names, but i'm not sure what to ask them or how to recognize someone who will do a

There : There are different forms of "eye cancer." one could have a malignancy involving the eye surface or a cancer involing the inside of the ey (uveal melanoma). There are regional centers of excellence for the treatment of these rare conditions. If your eye doctor is up to speed, they should know your regions experts in this area. Often these individuals are associated with univeristies, but not always. While primary care specialists are tremendous resources when talking about your region's best systemic oncologists, I have found them not super helpful providing advice on where to go for "ocular oncology." therefore your best advice on where to go should come from an eye care professional. ...Read more

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I have gallstones does my doctor have to refer me to a special doctor for that or can I just go to him/her.

I have gallstones does my doctor have to refer me to a special doctor for that or can I just go to him/her.

Referral needed.: You need to see a gastroenterologist, or "G.I." doctor. They will assess your gallbladder and perform surgery if indicated to remove your gallbladder. ...Read more

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I keep coughing for some reason. Who can I see to tell me what I have and what should I do?

I keep coughing for some reason. Who can I see to tell me what I have and what should I do?

Chronic cough: Chronic cough is a common and frustrating problem. There are many reasons for continued coughing. Rather than use a cough suppressant to cover it up, see a cough specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist who can diagnose the cause of the cough, so specific treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a child with special needs?

What to do if I have a child with special needs?

Special needs: There are many different aspects of taking care of a special needs child. Start with your pediatrician, who will be very familiar with the services available to you, as well as get you the referrals you may need. The school district is another resource. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have water in your heart, how bad is it and what steps can I take to get better? I have problems breathing, i been to the doctor and had a ultrasound and left the hospital with no information or ways to feel better. I was told i have

What does it mean to have water in your heart, how bad is it and what steps can I take to get better? I have problems breathing, i been to the doctor and had a ultrasound and left the hospital with no information or ways to feel better. I was told i have

Did : Did they mean water around your heart? Or around your lungs? Please call your doctor and talk to the doctor or his nurse. It is very important that you completely understand your condition and that you are receiving appropriate treatment. Water in the lungs or around the heart can be very serious so you must call and find out more about your condition and be sure you are receiving the proper treatment immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a problem with my colostomy?

What to do if I have a problem with my colostomy?

Check with surgeon: There are many issues that can arise with a colostomy including leakage, prolapse, herniation, partial or complete obstruction and other problems. You should always check with your surgeon who performed the colostomy first. They may wish to treat or handle the problem. You may sometimes be referred to an enterostomal therapist for certain problems. ...Read more

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How do you deal with hyperchonriacs? My mom won't go see a doctor either. I told her then you don't have a right to complain.

How do you deal with hyperchonriacs? My mom won't go see a doctor either. I told her then you don't have a right to complain.

Hypochondria?: If she thinks she has many disorders that she might not truly have, it may be hypochondria. An adult child can find mom a good primary care doctor to check on all those symptoms she thinks she has, so that possible disorders are ruled out (that may mean driving mom to doctor appointments). Be sure she has ppo insurance or better, so that her doctor(s) has the resources to see her multiple times. ...Read more

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I have abnormal and now I have to go with a cardiologist. If I do have a heart problem or heart disease will i be able to exercise, what to do?

I have abnormal and now I have to go with a cardiologist. If I do have a heart problem or heart disease will i be able to exercise, what to do?

Heart: You have to know what is wrong, if anything, to understand what is necessary to deal with the specific problem. Most patients are able to exercise within the limits of their problem. ...Read more