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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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is better to use daily for a 3 month baby, Johnson baby powder or diaper cream with every diaper change (there is no rash)?
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...
8mo girl with soiled diaper (poop) for almost 5 hours overnight. Sometimes it stays soiled while on traffic. Healthy baby, hydrated. Risk of UTI?
Uti: Chances aren't that great. It is possibly though but unlikely ...Read more
Intertrigo (dx'd bad case): Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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