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What Do You Do When A Baby Gets Her Finger Cut
Depends on cut: If the cut is small (<1/2 inch long) & shallow (barely thru the top layer) a good clean up with an antibacterial soap may be adequate.If longer, deeper, gaping or vaccines not up to date or you have concern about the location; a dr visit is warrented. Call your dr's office & decide on a time & location. Cuts should be stitched the same day if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft: Soft foods such as fruits and vegetables , cheese and yogart, pasta breads etc. ...Read more
Common finding early: In early infancy the babies often clinch their fingers to any stimulus on their palm and toes if anything touches their forefoot pad. These are primitive reflexes that give way to relaxed fingers and toes over time.The hand clinch is gone by the time they can grasp and release from 4-6m while the toe grasp can remain until the end of the first year.Failure to fade is a neurologic problem. ...Read more
Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. I will do a blood check for anemia. ...Read more
Yes: Try to avoid foods that often trigger allergies in babies. Egg whites and chocolate should be avoided until after one year. Orange juice, tomatoes, peanut butter and strawberries are often hard on babies. This is also a good time to begin massaging babies gums with a soft cloth so a toothbrush will be accepted later. ...Read more
Yes: Some simple foods are often added now to teach baby a new way to feed. Dry cereals can be mixed with water, breath milk, or formula to yield a paste. Start with a teaspoonful and work up to a few tablespoons if baby seems interested. Adding new foods can bring allergic reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. Waiting a week between new items will limit confusion over this process. ...Read more
Accidental needlestick to finger while mixing IV herceptin (trastuzumab). Could it be enough to cause systemic effects on person or their breasted infant?
What is the minimum acceptable age to collect blood from an infant by finger stick instead of a heel stick?
Above 3 months ofage: Pediatric blood drawing is not a complex science. Venipuncture, finger stick and heel stick are the three most common techniques utilized to draw blood from infants. The best method for pediatric blood drawing ultimately depends on the child's age. Heel stick technique is used on infants less than 3 months of age. For infants greater than 3 months of age the preferred technique is finger stick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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