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Baby Swollen Genitals
No worries...: Epstein's pearls — These small, white, pearl-like spots appear on the roof of the mouth. These bumps are harmless and tend to disappear within a few weeks. Bohn's nodules — These small, whitish bumps or cysts look like Epstein's pearls. However, they develop on the sides of the gum ridge rather than the roof of the mouth. Inclusion cysts — These small bumps appear along the crest of the gum ridge. ...Read more
My motherinlaw is healing from a coldsore touched my 6wk old babys cheeks after washing her hands.Is my baby safe?I wiped her cheeks with water after?
Probably: Good handwashing often removes clinging germs and viruses. Most everyone eventually gets the cold sore virus. Herpangina is the name of the condition of a first time infection and is associated with fever and painful mouth sores. Usually passes in 5-7 days. Encourage adults with active lesions to avoid direct contact - like kissing in cheeks - during their flare up. Situation sounds low risk. ...Read more
White plaques inside urethra (visible through tip), burns to pee, chlamydia ghonoreea syphilis and herpes negative. Groin Lymph swollen. What is it?
Couple of causes: There are a couple of causes for white spots on the tongue. A common one at that age would be bite marks from his incisors. At 21 months, he is old to have thrush, unless he was recently on an antibiotic. Some viral infections may cause similar lesions. If they act like they bother him, are worsening, or have been there for a long time, i would suggest seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more
Virgin, peanut (w/ shell) sized hard red swollen lump inside left vaginal outer lip, extremely painful, first vaginal problem, 16 years old?
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Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?
No: Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as does air/time. Stil, hand-washing after sex is a good idea as is pre/post baby diaper contact but don't obsess on it. Why unprotected sex? Are you trying to conceive again - so soon? Are you trying to get an STD? Protection is important. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't touch anything without washing my hands. Scared I'm gonna get genital herpes because mother has cold sore and touches objects and clothes. Help?
Fear or Fact?: Sounds like this distressing thought is getting stuck in your head & taking over your life. It's an obsession- one, BTW, that's very common among ppl w/ OCD. Fact: all of us encounter stuff that *may* make us sick. Our immune systems aren't always prepared but they're designed 2 adapt. Learn 2 face & overcome ur fears so they don't rule your life. Suggest reading abt obsessns. http://ow.ly/3v10Ae ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?
MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more
Get baby evaluated: Any history of recent trauma?Did the baby bump her head at some point in the past 24 hrs? How is the baby acting?Any vomiting?Given the baby's young age and that fact that their is swelling on her head and without more specifics I feel you should have her evaluated immediately in the ED. ...Read more
Can i pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?
Let me explain: Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. ...Read more
Probably not...: Having a cold sore on you lip, typically a reactivation of your herpes simplex virus, type1. You already have the antibody to this virus. Generally, this should not be an issue. If, however, you have an overwhelming infection, it may affect your pregancy. Also, if you have lesions on the vaginal areas during birth, your doc may recommend c-section etc... Otherwise, baby should be ok. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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