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Flutivate Cream For Baby
Baby sun care:
It's recommended not to use sunscreen for babies under 6 months. There is clothing with spf that you can get for infants. 2 sites:
enjoy your summer! ...Read more
Treatment: Usually starts with a good skin care regimen, one that is designed for sensitive skin (hypoallergenic and fragrance free). Moisturizing is very important. Topical steroids are used during periods of flare, but should be used with caution on the face, diaper area and in very young infants. ...Read more
Yes: The otc 1% is safe for short term use. ...Read more
What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?
Bad diaper rash?: Rashes are hard to describe in words, so for bad diaper rashes, visits to the doctor may be needed. Haven't heard of Fucidin (websites say it is an antibacterial cream; not in the U.S. Perhaps). For babies with bad diaper rashes, we know that not wearing a diaper will help. Zinc oxide creams help, but one must not rub the skin when trying to clean the butt. Anti-yeast creams may be added, etc... ...Read more
Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?
A burn in a 7 months: Old baby!!!!, raises lots of questions??? If othewise fine and purely accidental, please take the baby to the doctor ...Read more
What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief
Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read more
No: Babies teeth erupt on their own time scale which is quite variable. Some have a couple teeth at birth and some have none until 15+ months. The cause of this variability is unknown. ...Read more
My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?
Allergy: A recurrent rash may be a sign of allergy or sensitivity to foods, clothing, lotions etc. Keeping a symptom diary can help determine the cause. ...Read more
I read online there are lots of side effect for Lamisil. Is there any safe alternative cream to treat infant/toddler's athlete foot?
Safe???: Lamisil is safe and effective when used appropriately & was deemed so by the food & drug administration back when it was only available by prescription. After years of use, its track record allowed it to be released to the general public. Any med that is strong enough to help will have side effects in some people. I find it a safe med. Lotramin is another antifungal that is usually effective. ...Read more
I'm 14 weeks babies are healthy and uterus intact but keep leaking peachy cream discharge. What is this?
Discharge: The discharge may be a normal discharge. See your doctor and have a culture done to rule out a possible uterine infection. ...Read more
I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples, I forgot to wash it off the last time I breast fed... Is it harmful to babies??
Poison control: Your question is a good one. The resource for you is to call your local poison control number. The have countless files on questions like this. They are the experts. We will just be guessing. They are available 24/7 and the service is usually free. Hopefully you will not get to use them often. ...Read more
Not really: Most birth marks fade with time depending on what kind they are. One good idea is to consult a chinese medicine practitioner as they often have herbs topically that can help. Time is still your best friend on this. ...Read more
I recently have baby on 30 aug. Now my stitches hurt so much that I can not move or even stand. Can I apply betnovate cream on my stitches?
Yes: You are in healing phase, sometimes it happens just make sure no signs of infection ...Read more
Do nothing: Baby acne is a short-lived condition linked to mom's hormones circulating around in the baby. And there are other acne-like conditions a baby can have that also resolve on their own. So, just watching and maybe using a mild moisturizer would be a reasonable temp measure. But most often nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
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