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When To Use Aristozyme Syrup For Babies
Yes: Safe to use from 4 weeks of age, unless the baby was vorn prematurely. ...Read more
No: Colds are caused by viruses. Colds have no cure and are self limiting. Aim is to make the infant / child comfortable. Febrex plus syrup has paracetamol (safe) an antihistamine called chlorpheniramine (not safe) and an oral nasal decongestant phenylephrine (not safe). This combination shd be avoided in infants and children. Can cause dryness, sedation, irritability at times and high BP. ...Read more
Infant suffering from Maple syrup disease shouldn't be given food that is containing branched chain amino acids, what are those foods?
Nutrition Specialist: Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic defect. Inability to metabolize branched chain amino acids means dietary proteins must be avoided to prevent brain injury, glucose anomalies & more. Elimination of dietary protein is crucial however the risk of serious nutritional deficits is great without guidance from doctors & nutritional experts. See your doctor for referral to a nutrition specialist. ...Read more
My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough. Doc prescribe me mucum syrup. Is it good for young babies? M giving him
No OTC medication: For common colds The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) does not recommend cough and colds medicine for children younger than 4 years of age. FDA even go further. No cough and cold medicine for children younger 6 years of age. Also no antibiotics too. Expect course of common colds in infant can last up to 14 days. Treatment: supportive care with warm fluid, nasal irrigation, suction, cool mist ...Read more
Cough syrup, Nosal drop and steam are not affecting much for my 1 month infant, can I give him nebulizer with saline water.
? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants. This often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & SUCTIONING the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. Cough syrups make them worse. Nasal drops without suction are a waste of time. ...Read more
Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?
Is it ok to take Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup with infant acetaminophen? Is there a waiting period before giving between the two?
Depends on disorder: We don't give digestive enzymes to normal young children, because they have all the digestive enzymes that they need. If they have trouble disgesting certain foods, and don't have a medical disorder, they can just adjust their diets by eating different foods. Children with a defect in their digestion can see a Pediatric Gastroenterologist to set up a plan of treatment, for foods and medications. ...Read more
Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more
Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable. If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected. Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more
Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read more
Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature. It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more
It depends: All babies are "hyperactive"! they move all the time! As children get older, they learn to control their movement and activity. If a child has trouble with attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulse control *out of proportion to his age group*, these may be symptoms of adhd. What age of child are you talking about? ...Read more
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Some people don't believe babies feel pain. That is false they certainly feel pain. That is why we use lmx (4% Lidocaine cream) on outside of penis in a glove finger "condom" for 30 minutes before infant circumcisions to numb the outer skin, then apply 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) jelly under the foreskin once retracted. Are also given "sweetease" sugar solution to suck on, to reduce pain sensation. ...Read more
Teething: Most babies get their first tooth around six months and then a new tooth about every month or so - a typical 1 year old may have six teeth. However some babies are born with teeth (natal teeth) and some babies don’t get their first tooth until they are 1, there is a wide range for normal development. Kids may lose their first tooth around age 5, barring trauma. ...Read more
4-9 months: Babies usually start drooling and putting fingers in mouth by 4 months. Sometimes they can show all symptoms of teething a good 2 months before you see the tooth pop through. It is ok if you see no tooth even at 9 months as long as the baby is growing fine and is not completely bald. ...Read more
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