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What should I do if my newborn is vomiting and seems to have trouble breathing?

What should I do if my newborn is vomiting and seems to have trouble breathing?

Trouble breathing : If your baby is vomiting & has trouble breathing you should take baby to ER ASAP, he probably choked while vomiting, from gastroesophageal reflux or any other causes of vomiting. You can call 911 if you don't have transportation. Please don't feed the baby if still with difficulty breathing, only small sips of pedialyte . Good luck. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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The emergency doctor said my baby has asthma, and now she is having more trouble breathing. How do I know when I should take her back to the hospital?

The emergency doctor said my baby has asthma, and now she is having more trouble breathing. How do I know when I should take her back to the hospital?

Asthma should not...: Be treated in an emergency room unless absolutely necessary. A good rule of thumb is always to see your own doctor the day after an emergency room visit; the important treatment is what you do to keep attacks from coming back. Trouble breathing is a sign of out-of-control asthma (or something that looks like asthma but isn't), and may need an ED visit now, but an ED visit does not cure asthma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asthma and its getting worse I keep getting breathing difficulties and What to do if I have no medication?

What to do if I have asthma and its getting worse I keep getting breathing difficulties and What to do if I have no medication?

Not sure of question: If you have been diagnosed with asthma and you feel its getting worse, I don;t quite understand not having medications. There are many programs available where ( if this is your case) you can get medications free. Check with your physician, clinic or local pharmacy. Good Luck and don;t go too long without checking this out. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby is distracted and having trouble feeding?

What do I do if my baby is distracted and having trouble feeding?

Dim room: Dim the lights and keep the room quiet. Decrease visual distractors (pictures on the wall nearby, comforter over the back of the chair) and stay quiet. Try to maintain eye contact if you can. Maybe hum or sing very softly. ...Read more

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What should you do if a baby is having trouble breathing through his nose?

What should you do if a baby is having trouble breathing through his nose?

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops are available in pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. Put 3-10 drops in baby's nostril, (until you hear him swallow) wait about 30-60 seconds, then insert the deflated bulb syringe (they sent it home with him from the hospital) as far as it'll go, and suction. Repeat on the other side. This should be done before feedings and as needed for comfort. A vaporizer is also helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty breathing through my nose?

What to do if I have difficulty breathing through my nose?

Nose breathing: Get your nose checked, you could have structural problems like deviated septum or allergic swelling of the nasal mucosa or perhaps nasal polyps among other things. ...Read more

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What to do if my baby has a cough, having feversfevers, and teething?

What to do if my baby has a cough, having feversfevers, and teething?

Visit the doctor: If your baby has a fever of greater than 102, you should bring her to the pediatrician. Some children may have mild symptoms with teething, but a fever should be investigated by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

First visit your: doc to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist. The conditions you mention are often anxiety related. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and place in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps to 2 hrs to prevents day/night reversal. ...Read more

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What should I do if my child is vomiting and says he has a stomach ache?

What should I do if my child is vomiting and says he has a stomach ache?

How Long?: How long has your child been ill? With kids you always have to make sure they are not getting dehydrated specially if the vomiting does not subside. Are they having diarrhea or constipation? Something you always keep in mind in kids is appendicitis. This is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I am having trouble getting and keeping an erection. Dont know what is the cause or what doctor I should see. It is causing problems in my relationshi?

I am having trouble getting and keeping an erection. Dont know what is the cause or what doctor I should see. It is causing problems in my relationshi?

See my comment: There is no easy answer.If you have no disease such as diabetes.hypertention,and you are on no medication have your doctor try for short period some of the current medication such as Viagra, (sildenafil)Cialis..Better still see a urologist.I can recommend one in your area. Let me know ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom is really sick. She has flu symptoms and a rash. Should i be worried?

What can I do if my mom is really sick. She has flu symptoms and a rash. Should i be worried?

See a doctor: Why don't you have your mom see a doctor? That way any possible serious issue can be resolved. Your question is impossible to answer specifically. ...Read more

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Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Viral cold, probably: The symptoms you describe are most probably a viral respiratory infection, even the real flu (influenza). See a physician, to make sure it is not anything more serious. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a "silent killer", usually causing very little symptoms before killing the patient; there may be fatigue and headache, but none of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble breathing through my nose. What is the cause and how can I fix it?

What should I do if I have trouble breathing through my nose. What is the cause and how can I fix it?

Nasal obstruction: See your doctor for evaluation, you may have obstruction in your nasal passages, this can be from various causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble breathing through my nose?

What to do if I have trouble breathing through my nose?

Nasal obstruction: See your doctor for evaluation, you may have obstruction in your nasal passages, this can be from various causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad cough and flu, my throat is very itchy and What to do if I have greenish phlegm. what can I do?

What to do if I have a bad cough and flu, my throat is very itchy and What to do if I have greenish phlegm. what can I do?

Cough: It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a culture of the greenish phlegm as it appears highly suspicious for an infection. Your doctor may consider prescribing antibiotics as well as other treatments for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if my wife is having trouble peeing?

What to do if my wife is having trouble peeing?

Encourage: her to seek medical evaluation. There are a number of possible reasons for this symptom. Take care. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more