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Baby Cream For Fair Skin
My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?
Not unless...: ...The cream is too strong (it can cause thinning of the skin), and that too-strong cream is applied long enough to inhibit secretions from the adrenal gland. Under normal circumstances, application of any steroid cream approved for use on children will not have any psychological or physical consequences. ...Read more
What are the best creams or pills to get a fair skin? Can I use lavender johnson and johnsons baby oil?
Creams and water: Pills are not the answer for improving your skin. Hydration and lubrication is. You need to read your labels and change how you bath and care for your skin. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Limit bathing to 2 times a week if possible. Moisturize your skin at least once a day, twice if you can - it doesn't matter what moisturizer, as long as you do it consistently. Use sun screen on exposed skin! ...Read more
My 13 month old baby's skin is very dry. What can I do for it. I already use atopia cream and cetaphil also. But there is no change on him?
Frequently: Use the moisturizer 3-4 times every day. Use otc cortisone on bad patches except the face. Give 1-2 weeks. If no improvement-call your pediatrician. ...Read more
Am I wasting my money buying natural baby skin care products? Do regular creams work just as well?
Yes.: This is one of my major pet peeves. Please don't be seduced by the "natural" label. Cyanide is natural. So is arsenic. It's one of those words, like "organic" and "herbal", that manufacturers put on products for the sole purpose of charging you more for them. Yes, regular creams work just as well - and in many cases, better. ...Read more
What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?
Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello! My penis has a really dry skin. I tried to use baby soap for shower and for clothes. Does exist some cream for that? Regards.
Try...: Using a soap with moisturizer built in and shower in lukewarm water. Try this for a few weeks, if nothing has changed then use a Hydrocortisone cream. Also, it would help if you went to see a dermatologist so that they could recommend other solutions, since I am not there to see the condition. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby's skin is really dry on the face and neck. He has some little red bump too. What is the best brand of lotion or cream for him?
Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean & avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin on the sides of belly and breasts peels off flaky white. What can I do to avoid this? I use creams and baby oil but it doesn't seem to go away
My 3 month baby dry irritated scalp and dry skin on her body. I used diprobase, aqueous cream, cetraben and dermol 500 mositiser and bath. No result?
My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now. Is steroid cream safe option?
Yes.: Lots of babies get eczema - and steroid creams are 100% safe if used appropriately. First, be sure that you use lots of moisturizer on these areas twice per day - this alone can sometimes fix the problem. If not, mix the moisturizer 50/50 with 1% hydrocortisone, or if you have a prescription cream, use that, and apply. Use the creams generously and consistently - should improve in 10 days. ...Read more
What is this dry, flaky, white skin on my face on both sides of my nose? Been putting baby cream, no results. Going up near eyes and down near lips.
Seborrhea: There are many causes, but the most common is seborrhea (or seborrheic dermatitis), especially if your scalp is also dry and/or itchy. A good anti-seborrheic shampoo like selsun blue, plus otc Hydrocortisone cream, should control it. If not, something else is going on and you should see a dermatologist for an in-person exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I put cortisone cream on my daughter's mosquito bites. She got a little in my mouth and on my skin. I am pregnant. Could this harm the baby?
Hi. My baby is now 3 months old. When she was 3 weeks, she had bad baby acne so her doctor prescribe Fucidin Cream 2%. I was told to apply to her face twice a day for 7 days. On the third day, her skin look even worse like it was burned so she then she wa
Please stop the treatment and wash the skin gently with white dove soap, rinse well and pat dry.
Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Baby facial skin was lighted from a week use of Fucidin 2% cream & Hydrocortisone Acet 1%. Will her normal tan skin colour come back?
Baby facial skin is lightened due to use of Fucidin 2% cream & Hydrocortisone Acet 1% for one week use. Will her tan skin colour come back?
Unlikely due to med: Those meds should not be causing any fading. Would wonder if condition for which child is being treated may be the cause. If so, in MOST cases, skin color comes back to normal, but may take weeks/months to do so. Best to talk to your doctor about your concerns. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck for your child and you with this. Dr R ...Read more