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When Should I Take My Baby To The Doctor
Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?
Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatric cardiologi: you should take her to a pediatric cardiologist. Did your pediatrician say what kind of a murmur it is? A lot of children, at some point, have an innocent murmur, which is transient and benign. If it is pathologic, you should be referred to the specialist, be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?
Cough: it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right. ...Read more
Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General anesthesia : In the vast majority of cases when an infant requires surgery the anesthesia administered is general anesthesia by inhalation. After monitors are attached to the baby a face mask is gently held close to the babies airway so he/she can breathe in nitrous oxide or other anesthesia gas such as sevoflurane (a derivative of ether). These gases have a sweet odor and they gradually fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation : I am not sure what age range you mean but the diagnosis is not usually made under the age of three. This does not mean there are not signs that are very suggestive, and that needed therapies should be withheld. There are screening tools that are used and at very young ages may not be as accurate. There are also some children that will improve with therapy and avoid diagnosis. Close followup key. ...Read more
Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is toxoplasma? If cats cause it then how are doctors responding to my question about cats being around babies by yes ??!!!
Confusing: I understand your confusion. Toxoplasmosis is a parasite in cat feces. It is very dangerous to the fetus if the mother contracts the illness while pregnant. However, after the child is born and is otherwise healthy, toxoplasmosis does not cause much harm. Illness is mild and treatable in healthy children and adults. So you can keep your cat even with young children. ...Read more
Yes: Student doctors typically get good prenatal care and have a keen interest in their own health. There is also a lot of peer pressure to keep up their good health principles. Their outcomes as a group should be no worse than any other well cared for population of generally healthy young women. ...Read more
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