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Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.

Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.

Baby skin: Their skin is just much more sensitive to the irritation from the stools. It is a challenge when they have diarrhea to keep them from having the irritation. The only answer is to put a barrier on the skin - ointments with zinc are usually the best. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe for toddler to eat his poop. He ripped his diaper off and went away and pooped. I don't know if he ingested any.

Is it safe for toddler to eat his poop. He ripped his diaper off and went away and pooped. I don't know if he ingested any.

He'll be OK: While we certainly don't condone this practice, it is likely not going to hurt him. The bacteria in poop are in your gut anyway. Just make sure you brush his teeth well tonight as these bacteria are not usually in your mouth. ...Read more

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How could I help heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by diaper rubbing?

How could I help heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by diaper rubbing?

Aquaphor: Apply aquaphor or vaseline or zinc oxide cream to the sore. If it looks infected apply a topical antibiotic ointment such as bactroban (mupirocin) (mupiricin). Avoid rubbing the area. Change the diaper more frequently and don't wrap too tightly next to the skin. Let the area air out longer if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by rubbing of diaper?

What is the best way to heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by rubbing of diaper?

Clean and moist: Keep the wound clean with a very mild cleanser such as cetaphil twice a day and keep with wound moist with an occlusive ointment such as vit a&d, petrolatum, zinc oxide and avoid subsequent shear or stress forces. ...Read more

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My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

Rash: please take her to her Pediatrician for a full evaluation as pinworm infestation can give a rash, once diagnosed correctly treatment is available ...Read more

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My toddler girl has a terrible yeast infection in her diaper area for over 8 weeks now- diflucan, (fluconazole) probiotics, nystatin, nothing seems to work - help!

My toddler girl has a terrible yeast infection in her diaper area for over 8 weeks now- diflucan, (fluconazole) probiotics, nystatin, nothing seems to work - help!

Diaper treatment: Wash affected area with soap and water. Use a hair drier to make sure she is meticulously dry. Leave her bottom open to the air. Use a goose neck lamp over affected area with a 40 watt bulb for 10-15 minutes per hour. The rash should clear up in a couple of days. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

See pediatrician: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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