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What Is The Best Way To Track The Growth Of My Baby Bump
Reg doctor visits: Monitoring the growth of the baby is one of the things your doctor will monitor during your regularly scheduled office visits. The doctor will use a tape measure to feel the top of your uterus (fundal height). This will be done each visit. If there is ever concern the doctor can do a sonogram to confirm that the baby is growing normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye rubbing by the child, etc. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Time: Hair grows at the rate of approximately 6 inches a year. Some diseases negatively impact that rate, but there is little that can be done clinically to increase how fast hair grows. Diet, vitamins, and fish oils are postulated to increase growth, but there are limited clinical trials to demonstrate this. ...Read more
Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Depends on the age: Newborns typically like being bundled. Wrapping burrito-style in a thin blanket (or purchasing a sleep sack that has a velcro closure) helps keep them confined and comfortable. As babies start to roll, they enjoy moving around. Take the bumpers and any loose bedding or other potential airway obstructions out of the crib! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anti inflammatories: Use of anti inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours starting a couple of days prior to the cycle can help reduce pain and cramping, although expect a slightly higher blood flow. Many women also find relief with heating pads. Regular exercise and weight management is the best preventative method. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?
Just the facts ma'am: Here's the real deal. You can not specifically get rid of abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Weight training can help build. ...Read more
Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Just the outside: The outside is the vulva and can be be gently washed during baths and showers. The inside is the vagina. Vaginas are not meant to be washed. That means washing vaginas is not natural, and can mess up the inside, balanced conditions of a vagina. It's nice to have good hygiene, but know that vaginas are "self-cleaning". Using condoms prevents semen from sitting in and disintegrating in the vagina. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Symptom relief: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
No quick way: It will have to heal in it's own time. ...Read more
Find the cause!: Itching inside mouth can result from different reasons from an allergy to yeast infection. Oral allergy syndrome is a condition with itching in throat and mouth due to pollen associated food allergy in about 5% of population . If you are allergic to birch pollens, you may develop itching inside the mouth upon ingestion of fruits and vegetables. Eating fully cooked food can avoid symptoms. ...Read more
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