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Do Babies Get Diaper Rash From A Gluten Allergy
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
I have a 2 month old with a diaper rash...I have vitamin E oil....Will that help the diaper rash go away faster?
What causes a baby to get blisters around the genital area? She's 11 mo old and just changed formulas.
Rash: some times it is a reaction with the drying agents in the diaper sometimes it is a mild yeast infection----if you have recently changed diaper brands----go back to the old brand-----change diapers frequently---so infant does not stay in a wet diaper long----if rash persists---have your peds or family doctor see the rash ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. Would Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? Is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?
16 mo. Old got rash around mouth from a yogurt parfait w/nuts in it. Any way to tell if her skin was irritated (from being a mess) or an allergy?
Tricky situation: While this could be an allergy, more likely it is irritation. Once the rash has resolved, consider using a barrier cream on the face (vaseline or even diaper cream). This should protect from irritation. Try the yogurt again. If it happens again, see our doctor. If you see lip swelling or problems breathing, call 911. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diapers: I have 2 kids and i found that they did better with pampers and huggies vs. The store brands, as far as diaper rash goes. It's better to spend a little extra money...Pampers and huggies are better for the baby's skin and they also hold more, so that you have to deal with fewer "blow outs." diaper wipes can also cause a diaper rash, so water and soft paper towels are a good alternative. Good luck! ...Read more
How long after eating gluten does a rash occur when you have dermatitis herpetiformis of the skin?
Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient develops dermatitis herpetiformis, the timetable for manifestation of which is variable. Gluten intolerant patients do not have this skin problem. If you indeed have celiac sprue it is imperative that your diet is strictly gluten free always. ...Read more
Possible: Plant leaves contain chemicals that can lead to an allergic reaction. Additionally, food crops may be sprayed with materials which can also lead to rashes. Contact allergies generally result from repeated exposure to a substance. In the future, wear gloves or some other protective barrier to limit exposure. Additionally, wash well after contact. See your doctor if persists or worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes
Yes: Eczema is not just an allergy, it is more of an atopy - it is genetic and there is a predisposition to react more to any specific allergen (more than other people). You need to keep your skin well hydrated, so yes you need to apply moisturizers daily. When you have flare ups which are not controlled by moisturizers, you will need steroid creams to decrease the rash. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: If you are asking about a rash around a baby's mouth (not inside) it may be a form of contact dermatitis from newly introduced foods. Sometimes babies will get a red, rough area beneath their bottom lip- this is not an allergy to the food, but just their skim getting used to the new food. Use vasoline before eating to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gluten allergy, can kissing someone who ate gluten get me sick as a form of cross contamination?
No: Will not get you sick. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
With a baby with eczema how do you know which foods the baby is allergic to, without trying out 30 different foods?
You don't.: First of all, food allergy is not the only cause of eczema, by a long shot, despite what you read on the web. Assuming your baby does have a food allergy, there's really no way around trial and error to find the culprit. But before you go to all that trouble, you might want to see a dermatologist, who may be able to pinpoint another cause of your child's eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a food intolerance cause itching? And related, can a food allergy not respond to small amounts of the allergen (fine at <5 g, sick at >30)?
Yes and yes: Food allergy is not a trivial matter. Food allergy can change from itching one time to fatal anaphylaxis the next. It is important to have allergy testing, have a consultation with an allergist, avoid all foods you are allergic to, have an epipen (epinephrine) and an emergency action plan handy, and carefully examine the contents of everything you eat for contamination with the allergy triggers you have. ...Read more
Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin? if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?
Yes: Yeast thrives on moisture and heat, both conditions found on a baby sitting in a wet diaper to long. Also skin that is already irritated is more prone to yeast. Other things to consider is what else could be contributing to the irritation. Is the skin reacting to the diaper or the chemicals in the wipes? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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