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Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Yes: They are similar. Clean the area of skin exposed to urine in the same way for both. ...Read more

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Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Yes: You can still use diapers but it may also help if you open the diaper at times to "air the area out". Follow topical or oral treatments that the doctor may have recommended ...Read more

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Which is more safe(vaseline petroleum jelly vs sudocream ) to prevent diaper rash with every diaper change?

Which is more safe(vaseline petroleum jelly vs sudocream ) to prevent diaper rash with every diaper change?

Vaseline (petroleum: Petroleum jelly is well tried protective barrier that protects skin from chemicals present in urine and stool. Also keeps skin moist. Best when used after washing diaper area with plain warm water pat it dry and apply petroleum jelly. I don't know the contents of sudo cream therefore will not be able to comment about it's efficacy. ...Read more

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Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Dryness: Yes, as they entrap less moisture, which is one cause of the diaper rash. Also trying a variety of commercially available diapers can help you find one that your child tolerates best. ...Read more

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Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Unclear: The cause of this is unclear. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can test your vaginal discharge for infection. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can sometimes have a sort of greenish appearance. Yeast when thick can some times appear slightly yellow/green ...Read more

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Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Diaper wipes: It's been reported recently that using wipes for cleaning the diaper area is safe to use even in newborns. ...Read more

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Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

No: Diaper rash creams are basically a barrier not a treatment. Yeast which is typically candida needs an anti-yeast cream. Usually Nystatin is a good choice but there are others. ...Read more

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Are cloth or disposable diapers better for my baby's skin?

Are cloth or disposable diapers better for my baby's skin?

Depends: Most disposable diapers are bleached to get that white color, the result is a byproduct of chlorine caled dioxin listed by the epa as a toxin, another substance used to meke them absorbent is sodium polycarbonate that helps stop leakage also consider the platics and colorants used. All that said it may be the way to go when travelling, cloth is cotton, and you decide what you launder with. ...Read more

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Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Rash: Rashes can be from many things in the diaper area. If baby has other scaly patches, he might have eczema/atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Sensitivities to the diaper occasionally cause irritated areas. Typical diaper rash from being in stool too long is usually more red, not as scaly. If unsure of the cause/treatment, see your doctor. Rashes cannot be diagnosed on the phone. ...Read more

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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...Read more

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Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Yes: This may be a yeast rash. See your doctor if lotrimin (clotrimazole) is not helping. You can also try to keep the area clean and dry. If possible, letting your daughter spend time without a diaper on will help dry up the area and may speed healing. ...Read more

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Intertrigo (dx'd bad case): Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds

Intertrigo (dx'd bad case):  Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs  day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds

Skin protection: Chronic moisture with urine irritation is common. It's best to prevent this by applying a thin layer of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment to the skin to prevent the urine from penetrating into the skin. ...Read more

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Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

It's all dirty...: Dirt is everywhere. I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...Read more

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Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Ointment: Apply some ointment (does not necessarily need to be antibiotic ointment) and cover. You don't want it to actually be wet with water. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest form of menstrual protection, tampons, menstrual cups, disposable pads, or reusable pads?

What is the healthiest form of menstrual protection, tampons, menstrual cups, disposable pads, or reusable pads?

Menstrual: In my opinion, disposable pads are the safest option but the others certainly can be safe if strict hygiene measures are followed (i.e. changing frequently). ...Read more

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Daughter 1yr 3mnths took off her clothes and poopy diaper is that a sign to start potty training?

Daughter 1yr 3mnths took off her clothes and poopy diaper is that a sign to start potty training?

Not necessarily: Being aware you are sitting in poo & not liking it is not the same as knowing you are about to go. Don't push it until> 2y, if then. ...Read more

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Our 14 month old has yeast infection. We are using lotrimin (clotrimazole) and triple paste and changing diaper frequently. The back iscleared now. Any other tips?

Our 14 month old has yeast infection. We are using lotrimin (clotrimazole) and triple paste and changing diaper frequently. The back iscleared now. Any other tips?

Yeast infection: It's possible that the yeast infection is also present in the mouth. Not treating it will cause recurrent yeast infection i n the diaper area. Wash your toddler's hands frequently after crawling on the floor. Make sure nobody's fingers are inserted to his mouth. Wash/sterilize binkies/pacifiers daily (including bottle nipples). ...Read more

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