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Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin. If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Im a nanny and the baby has a bloody diaper rash! im assuming from food alergys. What is the best way to take care of that?

Im a nanny and the baby has a bloody diaper rash! im assuming from food alergys.  What is the best way to take care of that?

Bloody diaper rash : Does not necessarily mean food allergy. Commonly it is from sensitive skin, constant irritation from wet and dirty diapers, loose or diarrheal stools. Too much acid. Best thing to do is neutralize acid with an antacid like maalox applied to the diaper areas where it is excoriated and raw. You will see amazing results. If w other signs: symptoms, see pediatrician for treatment. ...Read more

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My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin. If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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My son has a very sensitive bum. He has diaper rash with 2 spots the size of dimes that are completely raw and bleeding. What can I do?

Diaper rash: It could be infectious ( bacterial or fungal) or non- infectious ( allergies contact dermatitis). Either way, diagnosis can only be made after seeing the rash. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment..what should we do?

My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment..what should we do?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin. If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Breastfed 3 month old has eczema, gas and occasional diaper rash. No dairy has helped but he still has episodes. What else should I eliminate?

Breastfed 3 month old has eczema, gas and occasional diaper rash. No dairy has helped but he still has episodes. What else should I eliminate?

Family Hx?: Many times eczema is a form of hereditary dry skin in an infant with a family history of allergies etc, so look at family history of allergies, asthma and /or itchy dry skin. Also do not overlook the environment. Are the pollens in the air he is exposed to? What are you using to launder clothing and bed linens? What are you bathing with, and what lotions do you use? ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more


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