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Why are patients rotated every 2 hours in the hospital?

Why are patients rotated every 2 hours in the hospital?

Prevent ulcers/clots: To prevent skin breakdown or decubiti or pressure ulcers, also to prevent clots in the legs. Immobilization kills! ...Read more

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I left the hospital with pancreatitis because they only wanted to give be 1/2 mg of dilauded every 4hrs. I have had up 2mg every 2 hrs. ?

I left the hospital with pancreatitis because they only wanted to give be 1/2 mg of dilauded  every 4hrs.  I have had up 2mg  every 2 hrs. ?

Narcotic dosage: Dilaudid is a powerful pain killer. If you think you're under treated and your pain is not controlled, you can discuss it with your doctor. Usually, doctors adjust the narcotic dosage for the severity and the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 2 yo to have a rectal temp of 97 right upon waking? He hates covers & kicks them off every night. It rises to normal within 1/2 hour.

Is it normal for 2 yo to have a rectal temp of 97 right upon waking? He hates covers & kicks them off every night. It rises to normal within 1/2 hour.

Yes: 97 is in the normal range. If he is otherwise well, don't worry about his temperature so much! the human body does a great job of regulating these things. ...Read more

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I feed my baby every 2 hours with 60ml, but he seems to be hungry within 2 hours. shld i feed him or wait for the 2 hours with another 60ml?

I feed my baby every 2 hours with 60ml, but he seems to be hungry within 2 hours. shld i feed him or wait for the 2 hours with another 60ml?

Baby feeding: Depends on how old the baby is, but if the baby isn't lasting its usual times between feedings or finishes the feeding and looks for more, then those are some signs to start increasing the amount per feeding. ...Read more

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Took 2 aleve (naproxen) this morning. then 12 hours later to 2 more by mistake. will I be OK?

Took 2 aleve (naproxen) this morning. then 12 hours later to 2 more by mistake. will I be OK?

Yes: The usual dosage for this medication is one tablet twice daily. Doubling the dose accidentally will not be harmful, however, you should not continue the higher dose without notifying your primary care physician. He/she is in a better position to understand your entire health picture that would include other medications that you are taking and other health conditions that may place you at risk. ...Read more

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Sir i urinate in 1 to 2. Hours in evening 2 times rest 3 to 4 hours total 8 times a day is that normal?

Sir i urinate in 1 to 2. Hours in evening 2 times rest 3 to 4 hours total 8 times a day is that normal?

Could be normal: Some people could urinate that frequently especialy if the drink a lot of water or has decreased urine concentrating capacity as in sickle cell trait/disease and diabetics inspidus. Diabetics mellitus could also lead to polyuria . Uti could be considered if you have dysuria. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son eats 4-5oz of formula every 2 hours during the day. When should he start eating more or how long should be keep eating this amount?

My 2 month old son eats 4-5oz of formula every 2 hours during the day. When should he start eating more or how long should be keep eating this amount?

Depends on age & wt: Most infants will tend to increase their intake over the first few weeks and then level off between 28-35 oz/ 24 hours until they weigh about 15 pounds, and then additional intake is needed. For most babies, this is usually around 4-6 months, so solids are added then. Some 2 month old infants will take 7 oz x 5 bottles a day, others 4 oz x 8/ day. If your baby is happy and growing, no worry. ...Read more

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Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

Should a 2 week old baby be sleeping all night 6 hours or longer?

If your lucky: Some infants will develop a feeding pattern that follows the normal wake sleep pattern their mother had in pregnancy.If they are feeding effectively during the day and gaining appropriate weight it is fine, especially for the larger babies.If a baby is tiny, 5-6 lb, I want them wakened to feed at night. After they get close to 8 lb I worry less about their feeding cycles. ...Read more

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I have a severe cough that only occurs at night, and lasts for about 2 hours, 3-4 hours after I have already fallen asleep -why? This has been happening every night for 2 weeks now. I have only been able to fall back asleep once awakened by the cough by t

I have a severe cough that only occurs at night, and lasts for about 2 hours, 3-4 hours after I have already fallen asleep -why? This has been happening every night for 2 weeks now. I have only been able to fall back asleep once awakened by the cough by t

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. However, since you are getting the symptoms when supine it brings up possibilities like post nasal drip or gastrointestinal reflux. You may wish to sleep with your head raised. This can be done with firm pillows or by placing an object under the mattress. It is important to hydrate well, to allow you to expel mucus. Something like tessalon perles is very simple and can cut down on coughing from post nasal drip. Sometimes codiene is prescribed for uncontrollable coughs. If this doesn't resolve soon, consider seeing your physician to determine the cause and from there can work on solutions. Take care. ...Read more

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Should i maintain the time gap while I am having antibiotic, if it is 3 times a day, is that mean 8 hrs exactly gap or 1 or 2 hrs before and after is ok?

Should i maintain the time gap while I am having antibiotic, if it is 3 times a day, is that mean 8 hrs exactly gap or 1 or 2 hrs before and after is ok?

Probably OK: The reason for the spacing is to maintain levels above the minimum bacteriostatic concentration for the particular organism being treated. Since Amoxicillin has a half-life of about one hour it should actually be taken every 4 hrs at minimum, but for a normally immune host it should be ok. If you are treating acute bronchitis this is probably worthless anyway since over 95% are due to a virus. ...Read more

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2.5 yo female told she had myoclonus and not to worry. Jerks occasionally during the day while sitting still. Should we ask to be seen my neurologist?

2.5 yo female told she had myoclonus and not to worry. Jerks occasionally during the day while sitting still. Should we ask to be seen my neurologist?

Grows out of it: thus is a benign condition that usually goes away by 3 years, if it persists past 3 y/o maybe get a consultation, but if not a problem now you shouldn't need medical help at this point. This is treatable... ...Read more

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Prescribed methadone for pain every 8 hours, is it required to take every 8 hours If I would be asleep or needs to be 3x day to work?

Prescribed methadone for pain every 8 hours, is it required to take every 8 hours If I would be asleep or needs to be 3x day to work?

Once a day can work: Methadone has a very long half life and is commonly given as a once a day dose. I'm a bit surprised you're taking methadone , but also mentioned Percocet as current medication. Both drugs are strong narcotics and not frequently prescribed together except in difficult pain management cases. I wonder if you have developed an addiction to narcotics. What do you think? ...Read more

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My child usually sleeps from 2 o'clock morning until 11 in the morning need to worry about this? Child is 2 months.Or tell me how many hours per day

My child usually sleeps from 2 o'clock morning until 11 in the morning need to worry about this? Child is 2 months.Or tell me how many hours per day

Sleep schedule: Its great that your baby sleeps nine hours at a stretch. Now see if you can rearrange his timing so that he sleeps from 11pm to7 am or whatever time schedule is convenient for you. ...Read more