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Baby Wipes Or Soap
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?
Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more
Moist Paper Towels: Wet wipes out of a box can cause a distinct type of diaper rash, it looks like red "parentheses" around the anus, and there really isn't a brand that is totally safe from that. Every time in the past that a baby's treatment with creams failed, removing wet wipes helped, so now i just start by recommending cleaning with moistened paper towels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to be seen: Time to go see your doctor - could be many things. ...Read more
Would not: Wipes are not intended to be used this way. You are not cleaning them and you can get bacterial overgrowth on the cups and dishes, not to mention the chemicals you are potentially ingesting. Use plain soap and water. Can not beat it. ...Read more
Yes: it is normal. water is probably best since you dont expose the butt to chemicals or irritants. ...Read more
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Variable: Depending on the packaging this could be weeks or days. Those with a way to provide air tight containment can hold their moisture for longer periods. Some lose it as soon as you open the pack/box and dry out over time depending on the humidity. ...Read more
Yes: Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes). One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more
Baby wipes: No problem, but soap and water is a lot cheaper. ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the difference between baby wipes and wetted tissues for wiping your bum?
Components: Propitiatory wipes often contain fragrance & preservatives that can irritate raw skin. Wet tissues will generally not. I often have moms make their own with baby oil, paper towels and a zip lock bag. ...Read more
Two days ago i had rough sex(6 times)between 10pm and 7am. Ive noticed now that when i wipe(wet baby wipes unscented)I have skin coming out. Normal?
Here's the "skinny": With such extensive rubbing of the labia during the "rough sex" the epithelial (skin) cells are abraded on the top layer and exfoliate.(come off). When that occurs the dermis (under layer of skin) try to rapidly replace the skin cells that have been removed (epithelialization). This is the normal process of skin replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Don't waste your time. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength medicine. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that cannot be cured but can be managed. If you are responsible for physical & emotional health of a teen, please get junior to effective treatment. ...Read more
Baby wipes: It is all right to gently use baby wipes on the inner labia of the vaginal wall. You may want to use the sensitive wipes though and do not be aggressive. Also, I do not recommend using wipes inside the vaginal canal. If you are unsure where to use the wipes, speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more