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Baby Urate Crystals Diaper
OK unless dehydrated: These crystals are a combination of elements that are normally in the urine, calcium and urate, causing a red/orange stain/crystal formation in the diaper. These are normal and should resolve on their own. If there is any ongoing feeding problem with your baby or if she is not making several wet diapers a day, see her pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Four month old daughter with urate crystals in diaper multiple times. Blood work and urinalysis normal. Something serious or normal variation?
VERY NORMAL!: We se uric acid crystals from the day kids are born. This is normal in infant urine and absolutely no reason to be concerned. In peds we call this "brick dust" in the diapers, but often it's just a pink hue to the urine, depending on what brand of diapers and how absorbent they are. No need to worry. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.
Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's OK if it works!: I'm assuming you're asking about a cloth diaper? If so, fold the diaper so you place extra padding over the penis to catch the urine. Fasten it at the baby's hips with tape - or with diaper pins if you're brave. Disposables are probably easier to use, especially if you are new at this! remember, it only matters that it works - not how it looks! good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many hours is the maximum to leave my baby during night in the diaper? I don't change coz im afraid he might wake up
Until they wake : Today's super absorbent diapers are designed to pull moisture away from the skin into material in the fabric. It's the moisture that over hydrates the skin & sets them up for diaper rashes. Most kids can sleep 6-9 hours in a diaper & not have problems. Those using cloth diapers & heavy diaper covers will trap moisture & have more problems with rashes if left overnight. ...Read more
My baby is 1 month & I have change his diaper 5 hours ago but it feels like he has not wet his diaper & its night time.Should i b worried.
Not if eating well: Babies start to urinate less often as they get older; initially, they wet with every feeding, but later, they sleep more deeply and may wet less often. If he is eating well and seems comfortable, you can wait and see what happens. If he does not void at least 2-3 times in 24 hours, call your doctor. ...Read more
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