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Can a Baby Die From RSV ?What will Happen once my baby is hospitalized because she came up Positive RSV ?

Can a Baby Die From RSV ?What will Happen once my baby is hospitalized because she came up Positive RSV ?

RSV common virus: Most babies who are hospitalized recover and return home in a few days. Some infants who have had RSV may develop asthma symptoms, but the course depends on a number of factors including genetics and environmental exposures. She should not be around anyone who smokes, since even the smell of smoke on clothing can trigger a reaction A virtual consult appt can be arranged/ I hope she is home soon ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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Will i ever be able too smoke weed again since my throat always closes up will it ever go away ?

Body knows best: Sounds like your body knows best on this one, by closing up your throat when you smoke weed. Maybe you can take its hint and not use weed anymore? There are support groups for this if you're willing -- marijuana anonymous -- http://www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org/. ...Read more

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At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, i got scared?

At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, i got scared?

At any age: My concern is would you want your baby to hit the ground at any age? A baby does not have the ability to protect themself from the force of the fall. Do you really want to take the chance that you might not catch her? ...Read more

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Any tips for weaning a 22-month-old? I got him down to 2 feedings a day, but he won't give them up. He screams his head off until I end up giving in.

Any tips for weaning a 22-month-old? I got him down to 2 feedings a day, but he won't give them up. He screams his head off until I end up giving in.

Get away!: One of the best ways to take care of this bittersweet "problem" is to leave junior in the care of someone else. This can be dad, grandad, grandma, a sitter, a neighbor... You get the picture! My son was the same way! Get away for a night or even a weekend if you have too. I promise this will work. Best of luck and congrats for doing such a great job with him! ...Read more

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My roomie has shingles under his armpit, how can I prevent to get herpes zoster from him? (I had varicella when I was a kid)

My roomie has shingles under his armpit, how can I prevent to get herpes zoster from him? (I had varicella when I was a kid)

You can't get it: A person might get chickenpox from exposure to debris from weeping sores of shingles.( If they never had chickenpox) You cannot catch shingles (Zoster) from a person with shingles. ...Read more

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My daughter freezes up when she's touched. It recently came up that she has hapehphobia. Can i get an breif desc. Of that? Can she grow out?

My daughter freezes up when she's touched. It recently came up that she has hapehphobia. Can i get an breif desc. Of that? Can she grow out?

Sure: Haphephobia refers to the fear of being touched. That is all it means. The reason for this fear can be due to a number of things. It may represent part of an anxiety disorder, a lack of a sense of connectedness, or a history of having been abused, for example. There is no good way to describe everything that can contribute to haphephobia but i would suggust a psych or nuero eval to start with. ...Read more

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My 2 year old drank after me. I have shingles. We also have a 32 weeker in NICU. Worried toddler will get chicken pox and we will spread it to preemie?

Contact care: Only the weeping debris from your shingles would be able to spread the virus. If you can keep the area covered & practice good contact care (wash hands a lot) you are unlikely to spread it to anyone. Let the NICU people know since their policy may keep you away until certain parameters are met. ...Read more

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Will I get measles after I touched my baby sister with measles?

Will I get measles after I touched my baby sister with measles?

Depends: A lot of what people label is measles is really not. There are a lot of viral & some bacterial diseases that produce extensive measles like rashes so getting measles from your sister require that it really be measles. You could get what she has if you've never had it just by living with her. If you were vaccinated your risks are minimal. If not you will know soon. ...Read more

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My 27 month old crys when I drop her off at daycare but is playing fine once I come to pick her up...she been at the same daycare for a year?

My 27 month old crys when I drop her off at daycare but is playing fine once I come to pick her up...she been at the same daycare for a year?

Separation anxiety: Separation anxiety is very common in this age group. Ask your day care worker how long after you leave, that the crying stops. It shouldn't be very long. If you are concerned about her care there; make sure you drop in, occasionally, unannounced, to make sure things are ok. I still remember how it broke my heart, when my kids did that! It gets better! ...Read more

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My child has chickenpox, so will I catch shingles from her chickenpox?

My child has chickenpox, so will I catch shingles from her chickenpox?

UNLIKELY: Shingles is a reactivation of the dormant varicella zoster virus living in someone who had chickenpox at a younger age. The trigger for shingles is usually not exposure the virus itself but a stress (e.g. Physical, emotional, etc..) which causes a suppressed immune system allowing the zoster virus to attack nerve(s). Shingles is more common in older people due to waning immunity/antibody levels. ...Read more

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My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

Yes: You have more than likely had significant exposure to this apparent viral gastrointestinal infection and may develop it within a few days unless you are immune or can fight it off by resting and drinking adequate fluids ...Read more

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I woke up my daughter up at 4 am but she has a cold. Does this effect the EEG and will i get sent home after sleep depriving my child if she has a cold?

I woke up my daughter up at 4 am but she has a cold. Does this effect the EEG and will i get sent home after sleep depriving my child if she has a cold?

It should not: Having a cold should not affect getting the eeg. I cannot speak for the policies of the facility where you are having it done...I know a cold will cancel elective surgery but should not impact an eeg. ...Read more

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Why does my son continue to catch croup?

Why does my son continue to catch croup?

Croup: Croup is usually casued by a virus and is usually seen during the winter season. If a child has croup like symptoms during the wrong season or has recurrent croup, her/his airway may need to be evaluated by flexibel bronchoscopy to make sure that there are no structural abnormalities of the upper airway (congenital or acquired). ...Read more

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Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Reflux: Make sure to burp the baby and do not overfeed another way to prevent is t keep your baby sirloin for a few minutes after is fed. ...Read more

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When doing tummytime with my 3 month old he doesn't seem to understand how to use his hands to push himself up but does push up when laying on my chst?

When doing tummytime with my 3 month old he doesn't seem to understand how to use his hands to push himself up but does push up when laying on my chst?

Babies: Spend so much time on their backs it often takes awhile for them to establish pushing up. Supervised tummy time at this age is important and more of it may help. It sounds like he is starting and while on your chest has your face that he wants to look at. Placing objects around him may help to encourage him. Continue to follow his development with his doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her. How can I fix her routine?

My baby only falls asleep when I breastfeed her.  How can I fix her routine?

Start over: First, only feed her as she wakes up.She will be stronger and feed better.Change her afterward, play until tired and put her down when she starts to fuss with tiredness. If you feed her as she settles, you teach her to depend on you being there to fall asleep. If you want that for the next 4 yrs keep it up. ...Read more

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I seem to catch virals frequently now that my daughter has started pre-school. How do I build my immunity?

I seem to catch virals frequently now that my daughter has started pre-school. How do I build my immunity?

Hand hygiene: Little kids do bring germs home to share. Good handwashing help keep germs from spreading. Other good general healthy things to do: eat a good balanced diet, and get a good night rest. Flu vaccine every year is also a good idea for your pre-schooler and your household. ...Read more