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What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read more

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When i wash my 3 mounth old baby i let the wather go into his ears is it bad?

When i wash my 3 mounth old baby i let the wather go into his ears is it bad?

Unlikely to be pbm: Water from bathing can easily be drawn from the canal by putting the edge of a dry cloth at the opening. Infants create wax that coats the ear canal walls and bathwater seldom if ever creates any problems.I have not seen an infected canal from bathwater in decades. ...Read more

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What can I do if a child gets super glue on his hand?

What can I do if a child gets super glue on his hand?

BE GENTLE !: Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle! ...Read more

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What will happen if my baby gets the chicken pox?

What will happen if my baby gets the chicken pox?

Itching and fever: Fever and itchy sores last about five days. Complications can include pneumonia and skin infections, sometimes serious. Sometimes the itchy sores scar when they heal. ...Read more

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What do you do when a baby gets her finger cut?

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 more

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What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

What should I do when my baby gets the flu?

See his doctor: Flu causes fever and cough, and in babies can lead to pneumonia and dehydration. Controlling fever, and pushing fluids, are the main treatments. See your doctor if your baby is younger than 6 months; has fever > 101; has other medical problems like asthma; won't drink; or gets worse after getting better. ...Read more

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If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him

If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him

Maybe: There is a lot of cushioning in there and the baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid. However, constant jumping or trauma to the belly is not a good idea. It is a good idea to discourage these negative actions to your toddler, remember that baby wont have the protection of your womb much longer! Try Time outs. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?

Yes, that is fine.: At 2 months of age most babies have enough head and neck control, that even if this happens, it will not harm her or her nerves. If you're still concerned, please have her doctor check her. ...Read more

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If my baby is tearing a lot, what should I do?

If my baby is tearing a lot, what should I do?

Lacrimal duct: Sometimes babies can have a blockage of the duct that collects the tears please contact your physician for possible treatment. ...Read more

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My son's nanny gets cold sores... How likely is it that she could pass it to my son when she changes his diaper if she forgets to wash her hands?

My son's nanny gets cold sores... How likely is it that she could pass it to my son when she changes his diaper if she forgets to wash her hands?

None: You son will not get col sores in the areas the genital area and butt even if the area is touch without hands being washed . Cold sores are very specific in the area where the form. Cold sores as we know them form on the wet dry line of the lip. ...Read more

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How dirty is your own poo? I always fully wash my hands bc it gets on there. What will happen if I lightly brush my poo hand onto another surface.

How dirty is your own poo? I always fully wash my hands bc it gets on there. What will happen if I lightly brush my poo hand onto another surface.

Good and bad: For you there is no significant risk. For others, there might be if they touch a contaminated spot. Can you be sure there are not even a few worm eggs or dysentery germs in your stool? ...Read more

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Is it bad for my baby to get my germs? Like if I kiss her or she sticks her hand in my mouth and then her own. She's 4 months old.

Is it bad for my baby to get my germs? Like if I kiss her or she sticks her hand in my mouth and then her own. She's 4 months old.

Not usually: If you are sick, I would avoid that kind of activity. Otherwise, it's helpful for kids to get inoculated with normal everyday microorganisms. ...Read more

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What wil happen if my babys poop has my drugs in it when born?

What wil happen if my babys poop has my drugs in it when born?

Meconium drug test: Newborn meconium (stool) is tested for illegal drugs if doctor or child protection services have concerns. What happens next depends on the laws in your state, but best option is always to stop using any drugs as early as possible, cooperate with all evaluations and interventions, and be very honest with your investigators and your medical team. Test can't predict whether baby will have problems. ...Read more

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What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

Avoid wiping motion: If cleaning with baby wipes seems to make a diaper rash worse, try cleaning by dabbing with a moist/wet tissue, or by rinsing the butt with water and dabbing dry with a towel. Avoid wiping the skin, because the wiping motion may rub off the new skin cells that are forming to heal the rash area. If the diaper rash persists, a doctor should examine it. ...Read more

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What must I do if my child gets chemicals in his eyes?

What must I do if my child gets chemicals in his eyes?

See below: I would flush his eyes with water and call a poison control center. And an urgent evaluation is most likely going to be needed. ...Read more