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What Is The Safe Age To Give A Child Aspirin
Kids & protein shake: How old is your child and does he or she have any health issue? If your child plays on school sportteams/is not eating well then it may be okay to give protein shakes that do not contain any other junk additives or hormones in the protein powder. Otherwise, it is better to eat protein in its natural form in helathy foods. Too much protein is not good either as the excess turns to fat in the body. ...Read more
Sliding scale: This is a percentage issue. Most men are generally potent to the mid 50's and then the counts and health of the sperm start to diminish. It becomes a statistical issue over time. There are reports of men over 75 being a father but the are possible other reasons for the pregnancy and the data is suspect. ...Read more
Never: This looks primarily to be a vitamin drop to me. Babies do need 400 IU of vitamin D daily. Other than this, your breastmilk and formula ( assuming it is adequately DHA supplemented using optimal global DHA levels) contains all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs to grow. If you are breastfeeding, then three times a week seafood is optimal for DHA secretion into milk. ...Read more
Ask your peds: Usually once they start having baby food, about 2-3 meals a day, they can have some between 2-4 ounces per day. This usually happens at about 5-6 months. ITs important to note that formula and breast milk has lots of water already in it. Baby food esp. fruit based, will have water as well. ...Read more
Whatever they want: Most kids feel so crummy with the flu that they don't want to eat or drink anything. If they are hungry, that's a good sign! Give them what they want (within reason). I'd start with bland foods, especially if there was tummy-upset. No specific food will shorten the illness--only time & love! And remember pushing fluids is far more important! Dehydration is a major cause of hospitalization from flu ...Read more
What immunizations are needed to travel to usvi? At 7 1-2 months old my daughters father is pushing to take her to usvi with them, what vaccinations would be needed and what age is she able to get them? What is a fair suggested age due to a childs immune
See : See the attached cdc link for all the information you need. ...Read more
How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more
Young: Since melatonin is a naturally occurring brain hormone, you can use it pretty young. The biggest problem is how to get it into a child too young to take it whole. Always go for the lowest dose possible (start with about a miligram). It is best used as a sleep cycle regulator; in other words, you use it to help promote a specific bedtime by giving it 90minutes beforehand. It's not a sedative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye med: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination steroid (dexamethasone) and antibiotic (neomycin polymixin). This medication is commonly used in adults in the eye drop and ointment form for mild eye and eyelid infections. Neomycin polymixin is essentially the same as otc neosporin. I would consult with your pediatrician first. Generally, anything used in the eye should be safe for use in the nose. ...Read more
Narcotics: not sure how old is the child, but try not to take in a child under 4 yrs of age. If one does give it for severe pain or post-surgery, you could try 1/2 tab first every 8 hrs to see if any reactions, too drowsy, etc. Use sparingly and only nightly if needed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
12-13 years: Depends on the ages of the children you might sit for and the number. I think 13 is an appropriate age to start, but again there are many factors. If you start out with a child 2-7 that would be best. Your parents assessment is important as is the people you will be sitting for. ...Read more
Breast vs bottle: It is safe, and both give the baby the nutrition that they need. However, breast milk is uniquely designed for human babies. Most formulas are cow/soy based. There are other things in breast milk, not in formula, as well. If there are circumstances that make you need to use formula; it's fine. If you have a choice, I will always recommend breast milk. ...Read more
Yes: Monitored by the american council on immunization & prophylaxis and the american academy of pediatrics among others, vaccines are far safer now than in years past. Extensive testing is always done prior to general release of a new combination vaccine to ensure that this new offering is at least as good if not better than the original vaccines given separately. So yes a combination vaccine is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No harm: This would be frustrating as no parent wants to know their child endured more than they needed as an extra jab but, no medical danger or harm occurs.Such immune system challenges have been shown to be of no risk but this does not make it any less distressing emotionally to a parent. Ouch. ...Read more
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