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Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

No: Acne products such as benzoyl peroxide which is available over the counter does work. You can also see a dermatologist who can advise you on other options. ...Read more

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Does baby powder help keep away yeast infections?

Does baby powder help keep away yeast infections?

No powder: Baby powder should be limited or not used. It can be inhaled by the infant and cause lung inflammation. It does not help prevent yeast infections more than keeping the diaper area clean and changing diapers frequently. ...Read more

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Is baby powder now unsafe for babies? I used it on all my kids.

Is baby powder now unsafe for babies?  I used it on all my kids.

Safe: It no longer has talc which used to lodge in the lungs, so today's products are safe if used in moderation. ...Read more

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Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Formula: I'm sure it has to do with the manufacture and processing technique. But, you would have to contact the company to find out why. They may have information on their web site. ...Read more

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more

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Would u say that babies chances of surviving surgery r good?

Would u say that babies chances of surviving surgery r good?

Depends: You have not specified the age of this child, what the child's previous health status is, not even what type of surgery the child is having (hernia repair vs open heart surgery?) Please get back to us with more info ...Read more

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What r the risk of an infant circumcision at 6 months.

What r the risk of an infant circumcision at 6 months.

Discuss with surgeon: Typical operative risks. Reaction to sedation, infection, poor cosmetic outcome, bleeding etc. Your surgeon should go through all the risks when you sign consent for the procedure. ...Read more

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When babies r first born what do they test them for?

When babies r first born what do they test them for?

Depends: This depends on the site of delivery and compliance of the parents. Home births often get nothing beyond whatever the midwife does to assure a healthy transition. Most states require hospitals to perform metabolic testing for things like PKU before discharge as well as hearing screening.It is now commonplace for hospitals to screen blood oxygen content on day 2 for evidence of a heart pbm. ...Read more

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What r home made remedies for flu n cold for my babies 27 n 7 months?

What r home made remedies for flu n cold for my babies 27 n 7 months?

Flu/Cold V/S Infuenz: Cold, runny nose, cough usually seasonal, viral. Home remedies: drink more fluid, saline nasal drop/spray 4-6 times/d and suck mucous with bulb syringe, humidifier or Vicks Vaporizer in room. 1 yr or old can have 1 teaspoon honey X2/day, reduce milk intake for 5-7 days. Continue breast feeding. If high fever, fast/labored breathing see pediatrician to check for Influenza and treat accordingly. ...Read more