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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?
Yes, it's possible.: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. Perspiration and hot humid environments are conducive to the spread of this offending agent. Consequently with skin to skin contact of a newborn in a warm, moist environment it is conceivably "possible" to spread this to a baby. Having said that, in my 30 years of active pediatric office practice I have yet to see a newborn with tinea versicolor. ...Read more
Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trust ur (kid's) doc: Candibec appears to be a combination steroid cream available in the philippines. It only works if the rash is responsive to it. While it can suppress immune response to infection, it won't get rid of infection. So your pediatrician must have a good reason to recommend it rather than antifungal or other cream. In other words, need to know cause of skin rash. Get 2nd opinion if you don't trust doc. ...Read more
Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes.Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help.Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...Read more
Pimples: Baby acne occurs in newborns due to hormones passed through placenta. Typically only on the face, with small pimples which resolve without treatment.Eczema is itchy skin on arms, legs and face which mares love at about 6 months or develop more chronic course that flares usually in dry winter weather until age 6. ...Read more
When can I use baby powder, baby lotion and insect repellant lotion on my baby? She's 1 1/2 month now..
I use baby shampoo because my scalp is extremely sensitive. Other shampoos cause dermatitis. Will baby shampoo help rid of micro organisms? (Bacteria)
Sure: Generally it is made without much in terms if fragrance since babies have more sensitive skin- I think it's a good choice. ...Read more
Gestational age,: Birth weight, genetic & other prenatal factors like mother's health, exposure to alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, all impact fetal well-being, along with other issues like the reason for premature delivery. The baby's course in the nicu is also a factor.Every state has guidelines for referral of infants at risk for developmental delays to early intervention. Encourage your sister to follow through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 18m old child has eczema. hydrocortisone, Vaseline, and Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy is not helping w/ her bumps or rash-like that are on her legs&hand
See her doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, needs evaluation, self treatment can miss, hence history and physical examination are important, best wishes ...Read more
Be grateful: Nothing is wrong. Your child is content, well fed, loved and does not feel a need to fuss. Some babies (and people) in life are just laid back and content. Others like to make a fuss. If his personality is to be content and happy, REJOICE! ...Read more
Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers