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What Is The Oldest Age I Can Use A Car Seat For My Daughter
Mederma: Medermastretch mark cream will lighten fresh red stretch marks. They will not disappear but will improve in appearance. Further treatment options are fractionated laser, co2 or erbium performed in a series of 3 sessions about one month apart. Another treatment option is carboxytherapy or injections of carbon dioxide gas which can be done weekly for a few weeks with on downtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old daughter is going to have general anesthesia for the first time and is nervous what can I tell her the doctors will do this is a mask?
No needles!: Usually for a 5 year old we would put on basic monitors--EKG stickers, BP cuff, a finger oxygen monitor--first. None of these hurt. They just help us keep her safe. Then she'll breathe through a mask just like an astronaut going into space. The next thing she knows, she'll wake up and it will all be done. No need to start an IV except in special cases. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What should I have in our home medicine cabinet. I have a 7-year old and a baby on the way. Thanks?
The Basics: Basic medical supplies will suffice, including supplies to clean and dress minor wounds or deal with minor issues like small slivers. Basic meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, cold medications, topical antibiotics or antifungals or gentle steroids for insect bites. We have a great article on this here... http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/innerpage.aspx?pageid=5041. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rear facing harness: The rear facing five point harness system is my choice for all infants under two and up to three if your child is still in the seats weight range. I prefer the convertable systems since you can get four or more years of use out of one seat. The model you understand how to install is your best bet. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many factors involv : I don't think there is one best car. As a child passenger safert tech for a decade i can give you some items to consider. You need a back seat big enough for a good safety seat installation.Avoid those with prominent middle humps or fold down arm rests.Take a seat with you when shopping and see how easy an installation would be. Look at the manuel for car seat info & check the # latch points. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12yr old daughter has anxiety , she is on the waitlist for a psych, but what can I do to help her in the meantime?
listen: Without knowing the cause of her anxiety, it is difficult to offer specific advice. But it would be hard to go wrong by letting her know that you are there, interested in her thoughts and feelings, and willing to listen to whatever she might want to talk to you about (versus jumping in with advice and "solutions"). Let her know that you see and recognize (vs. Share) her distress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nephew died of meningitis a week ago, and I am planning to visit the family. Is it safe for my 3 month old baby?
Risk depends on type: Meningitis can be caused by a variety if germs and the potential for spread depends on type.The physicians involved in your nephews care will have educated the family on risks of transmission & you should call & find out if it is an issue.That is a reasonable call, even to a greaving family. Your 3m should have received vaccines that help protect against 2 of the serious meningitis germs. ...Read more
My grand daughter old 7year and she suffered from f.l.f.deasis..my question is what the new medicine...if it is ...and what can I do for her to minimi?
Not sure: Could you please provide more detail about her diagnosis? What you wrote was a bit unclear..Thank you ...Read more
Is it ok for me to carry my baby in an infant carrier facing forward? I'm talking about on my body, not referring to car seat.
Yes: No problem. The risks of carrying a baby would be the same facing forward or backwards. ...Read more
Why would a nineteen year old boy refuse to whip with tolite paper and use washcloths instead? He has been doing this for the for the last 12 years.
I : I can not state what the 19 year old male's reason is. The best way to find out is to enquire from him directly. Some people do not get adequate removal of feces with toilet paper alone and for some people, it is painful to wipe with toilet paper. If one of these reasons is his motivation, you could let him know that there are moist disposable toweletts designed specifically for that purpose. ...Read more
My 15 year old daughter is going on a field trip on a boat and I know she gets sea sick from the past. What can I give her that's not prescribed?
What is the ideal bone age for a girl age 6 and a filipino?so i will know when i get the result of my kid for her bone age test.
Depends: Ideal for the average stature child would be 6.Bone age = actual age. If short, up to a year delay may indicate simple growth delay while more might imply a hormonal problem. A bone age ahead of the actual age would be unexpected. ...Read more
What is the recommended duration for a mother to nurse their baby? My son is six months old and I am wondering if I can stop
12 months.: Ideally, it's great to nurse babies until 12 months old, and it's terrific that you've done it for 6 months already! breast milk provides the optimal nutrition for babies, so if you can continue nursing him as you're introducing solid food, that's great. If you stop lactating or have a medical reason to stop nursing him, then substitute with infant formula. ...Read more
It is safe: Laws vary by state. I believe in Texas, children over the age of 8 can ride legally without a booster. In California the current laws is: ?Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 57" in height, may ride in the back with a seat belt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go in to the hospital for a dislocated rib? I was in a altercation last night with a family member had to get between a 14 year old teenage boy and my wife because he was pushing her and he hit me in the face several times. While i tackled him to
Lamphangiome in my daughter neck . She was born with what can I do for her is a surgey operation a good solution .. Thanks?
Physician: Only physicians who take direct care of her can give you advice. ...Read more
I have a two year old and was curious as to when is the apporiate age to take him in to visit the dentist?
Is there a specific health benefit from sleeping in the afternoon. This is for my 3 year old sister.
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