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Unformatted text preview: d to bring the child to the emergency room if the child develops stridor at rest, cyanosis,
severe agitation or fatigue, or moderate to severe retractions, or is unable to take oral fluids.
231. Lactose Intolerance
Breast-feeding mothers with lactose intolerance infants need to be encouraged to limit dairy products.
Cheese is a dairy product. Alternative calcium sources that can be consumed by the mother include egg yolk, green leafy
vegetables, dried beans, cauliflower, and molasses.
Viral conjunctivitis is extremely contagious. The child should be kept home from school or day care until the
child has received antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours. 16 233. Conjuntivitis
If the child wears contact lenses, he or she should be instructed to discontinue wearing them until the infection
has cleared completely. Securing new contact lenses will eliminate the chance of reinfection from contaminated contact lenses
and will also lessen the risk of a corneal ulceration.
234. Otitis Media
Factors that increase the r...
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