Newborn and Sibling Preschooler Colds
Dr.Moore: Recognize that the number one diagnosis for doctor’s office visits is URI or upper respiratory infection. The most common spread of these germs is via droplet (coughing) and contact (germs spread by hand to mouth or nose). Teach preschooler to cover their mouth when they cough, wash hands frequently, keep their hands and fingers out of their mouth. A healthy diet and proper sleep will help your child avoid colds that can spread to the little one. I’m sure your pediatrician advised you to limit outdoor exposure of the newborn for the first four to six weeks. This limits the baby’s exposure to other people and the germs they carry. Mama should be careful to do the same. Antibacterial wipes work well on the go, when no soap and water is available.
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Dr.Moore: It may be a little of both. There are many
factors that influence post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) including,
but not limited to: surgery type, anesthesia type, patient susceptibility,
and patient medical history. Certain surgeries are more likely to cause
PONV. Eye surgery and ENT procedures are particularly notorious, as
are those involving peritoneal "open abdomen". Joint surgery
can also be very stimulating to the nausea trigger zones of the brain.
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