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My daughter has strep.Before she could get the first dose of antibiotic, she has been throwing up. Should I wait to give her the medicine or give it?

My daughter has strep.Before she could get the first dose of antibiotic, she has been throwing up. Should I wait to give her the medicine or give it?

Wait: If she is currently throwing up I would just wait first. Give her a few sips of water and see if she can tolerate that. If she does then go ahead and give the antibiotic. Alternatively, you may try and just give it. If she continues to vomit then you will need an antihemetic (anti nausea medication) and perhaps she needs to be re-checked. ...Read more

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Inflammation inner ear giving 6 day 4mg medrol dose pack took 4 of 6 first day and stopped bad side effects will i be ok stopping early been28 hours?

Inflammation inner ear giving 6 day 4mg medrol dose pack took 4 of 6 first day and stopped bad side effects will i be ok stopping early been28 hours?

Call doctor: High dose of steroid may induce side effects (insomnia, GI upset, anxiety etc). The question is whether without it you may end up with permanent damages. Thus you need to contact the doctor to tell him about the side effects and see if there may be alternatives. ...Read more

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When can I give my baby his first haircut?

When can I give my baby his first haircut?

0 months: Up to you. In some cultures, newborns' heads are routinely shaved (some believe the new hair will grow in prettier); in some, such as sikhs, it is never cut at all. Whatever you think will look better is fine. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen 2 mgs lorazapam taken on a first dose?

Has anyone seen 2 mgs lorazapam taken on a first dose?

Dosing varies: That dose can be given safely. However, caution should be exercised by the patient to avoid operating heavy machinery, etc. Following dosing. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for my first time tanning please help?

Can you give me advice for my first time tanning please help?

Don't!: This is simple. Don't do it! When I see teenage girls who want to be tan in my practice I say Go for it! But be sure and use the self tanners! They work great to give you the tanned look you want. You can control the color easily. They are inexpensive and you have no tan lines to deal with. Last but not least, you re protecting yourself from deadly skin cancer! ...Read more

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I just took first dose of zpak at 3pm when should I feel relief?

Hard to say.: In general antibiotics take a few days to kick in. You should not be getting worse, but improvement takes at least a day and probably three depending upon infection. Better relief might be obtained with an analgesic or nonsteroidal agent. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for my first time tampon user suggestions?

1st tampon use.: When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. There are may u tube videos that provide instruction on proper tampon insertion. Change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Mom's can usually give advice about tampon use. ...Read more