U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

why does my baby get such bad rashes?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Maybe sensitive skin: Some babies have much more sensitive skin than others. For those babies, i recommend a mild, unscented baby wash (such as aveeno (oatmeal) baby or cetaphil). If your baby's skin is dry or prone to eczema, try a mild lotion (cetaphil, eucerin, and aveeno (oatmeal) are my favorites). Sometimes more severe rash can be do to a food allergy (even if your are breastfeeding) or an infection, so check with your doctor.
Dr. Boyan Hadjiev
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Eczema,dry skin,more: I agree completely about the previous advice posted. Babies have very sensitive skin. It is difficult to distinguish between dry skin and eczema. Does your baby scratch, or does the rash only bother you, as a parent. That is to say, is it an itchy rash, or is the skin just red in appearance. Do use mild detergents and soaps (aveeno, cetaphil). Ask your doctor. Use online forums. Post a picture.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Sensitive: Many babies have sensitive skin. Make sure to use a dye-free, scent-free detergent. Also, a mild soap such as cetaphil of dove for sensitive skin should help. Try aquaphor, eucerin or cetaphil moisurizing lotion. Your baby may have a food sensitivity. Try changing the formula if it is cow's milk. If you are breast-feeding, common culprits are nuts, eggs, soy and citrus in addition to dairy.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

What might cause random breakouts of rashes throughout the day?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
I kno some: Vasomotor causes as a reaction to stress embarasment. Sun can cause them in some on certain drugs. Also some have a disease called pyphoria. )not sure of the sp). Some mild, some cases are serious.
Richmond, KY
A 28-year-old female asked:

What the best thing to use on infant heat bumps?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Leave them alone: The best thing to do is to leave them alone. Try to get rid of the offending agent, heat, over bundling; consider an office visit if baby's skin does not improve. It may be eczema or another common childhood rash.
Egypt
A 30-year-old female asked:

My baby is one month and 25 days she just took the rota vaccinatin and vommited right after 2 minutes is that ok or do I have to repeat the vaccination?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Repeat if desired: A general "rule of thumb" for oral meds is any vomiting within 15 minutes loses all the med & if needed it can be repeated. Vomiting after 30 minutes not so much.I try to let a kids stomach settle for an hour or so before repeating any med. I'm not a particular fan of this vaccine & don't consider it one of the must haves.
Canada
A 24-year-old female asked:

My baby seem to forget breathing at night, is it normal?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably!: Most babies pause breathing for 15 to 20 seconds in the first few months of life. If the breathing resumes spontaneously and there is no change in color it s usually normal. Make sure you take him to his doctor for a ceck up.
A 47-year-old member asked:

A doctor who specializes in premature baby and care, would be neoperinatologlist?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Neonatologist: The specialty dealing with sick or premi baby care is neonatology.They goe thru initial pediatric training before concentrating on the newborn.A perinatologist starts out in obgyn before concentrating their studies on the high risk pregnancy. I've never heard of a neoperinatologist.

Related questions

A 25-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 27-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Mar 9, 2015

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.