@pythia Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Babies need antibiotics only if they are suffering from these common childhood ailments like fever, pneumonia, whooping cough, infections like ear infections, and UTIs. These antibiotic medications also come with side effects like rashes, allergic reactions, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain. If you notice such symptoms then do contact your doctor. If he/she is not suffering from ailments like fever, pneumonia, whooping cough, infections like ear infections, and UTIs then it is better to avoid them. Thanks.
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RE: Is it safe to give antibiotics to newborns?
RE: Can I take a smear test on my period?
@olichudhar One should avoid getting a smear test on a day when you have your period. It’s not impossible to have a smear when you’re on your period, but the menstrual blood can make the sample harder to analyze. This may mean that you don’t get a clear result and that you end up needing a second test. You can have a smear test on any day that you’re not having your period. Aim for the second half of your cycle (the 2 weeks before your next period is due) if you can. You might get a test but it’s still better to get one if you’re not menstruating. The presence of blood may alter the accuracy of your results, especially if you have a heavy flow. Talk to your doctor. Thanks!
RE: What is the 8D’s of stroke care?
@beccie Hello, stroke care involves the five links- symptom recognition, Timely EMS response, transporting and notifying the stroke center, Guideline-based stroke care, and Quality post-stroke care. 8Ds of stroke care involves Detection (Rapid recognition of stroke symptoms), Dispatch (Early activation and dispatch of EMS), Delivery (Rapid EMS identification, management, and transport), Door (arrival of a patient), Data (Rapid triage, evaluation, and management in ED), Decision (Stroke expertise and therapy selection), Drug/Device, and Disposition (Rapid admission to the stroke unit).
RE: Exercise lowers the risk of cancer.
@omshree Physical activity is associated with a lower risk for several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, colon, endometrium, and possibly pancreatic cancer. Physical activity can help regulate some hormones that contribute to the development of cancer and help keep the immune system healthy. In fact, being overweight or obese is a factor in an estimated 14% to 20% of cancer deaths. No matter how much exercise you get it lowers the risk of developing several types of cancer, as well as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
RE: What are the symptoms of Hypocalcemia in toddlers?
@melba Doctors diagnose hypocalcemia by asking questions, checking the baby, and doing blood tests but you can look for symptoms that will be helpful. Early symptoms include the baby being fussy, vomiting, he/she seems weak, twitching, shaking, or seeming jittery, and sluggish. when the babies get nutrition with the right amount of calcium and other minerals he/she can definitely recover. Thanks.