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Chronic sinus infections what to do

Chronic sinus infections?

My daughter gets chronic sinus infections. Anytime she gets a cold, it turns into an infection and she has to take antibiotics. How can I keep her from getting these so often? There is a lot of confusion about colds, sinus infections and treatments for both. Most viral upper respiratory infections (colds) resolve over a …

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Hyperthyroidism diagnosis and nursing medications for hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism – Diagnosis and nursing – Medications for hyperthyroidism

I just found out I have hyperthyroidism. Are there any medications that I can take for this condition and still nurse my nine-month-old son? Radioactive iodine should not be used in either the diagnosis or treatment of hyperthyroidism in the breastfeeding mother, since the material can accumulate in the breast and can affect the infant’s …

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Home Treatment for Colic

Any parent with a colicky baby knows how frustrating and exhausting this condition can be. Despite a parent’s best efforts, the baby may cry for hours, well into the night. Here are some simple steps you can take to help relieve your baby’s discomfort and find some peace for yourself. If gas pain seems to …

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Pros and Cons of Epidural

Tolerance and perception of pain during childbirth vary enormously. The prospect of pain frightens some women, who request pain medication early in labor. Others want a completely “natural” birth, with all the intensity of sensation and the fewest interventions possible. The topic of epidural anesthesia and pain relief is controversial, even though epidurals are widely used …

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