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How can a 3 month old get ringworm?

How can a 3 month old get ringworm?

Contact: Ring worm is transmitted through contact with objects such as clothing. It is also transmitted by direct contact with infected people or pets. ...Read more

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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My 9 year old daughter has had ringworm of the scalp and body since she was 3 months old. She had the pills and prescription shampoo. We have no dogs?

My 9 year old daughter has had ringworm of the scalp  and body since she was 3 months old. She had the pills and prescription shampoo. We have no dogs?

Proper treatment: A proper dose of medications given for the needed period (often 4-8 weeks) will get rid of most scalp or body ring worms. The agent of infection can originate from the dirt, from animals or other humans. Shared hair grooming devices or hair cutting equipment are possible agents. ...Read more

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How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

Doesn't : Ringworm (fungal infection) does not typically occur on the penis. Candida or yeast may be on the glans penis but so can psoriasis and a whole array of other conditions so please have your child checked by a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. ...Read more

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Can 3 month old get b strep from my milk.what r the symptoms?

Can 3 month old get b strep from my milk.what r the symptoms?

Unlikely: Group B strep is a risk to newborns when it accesses their blood through the lungs and or birthing process.It is generally seen in a biphasic pattern, either at birth or 4-6 weeks. GBS is rarely seen later.It is not commonly found in breast milk and would likely be suppressed by oral enzymes and enter the gut as part of the regular germ content, if at all. ...Read more

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What is cradle cap, and how long does it take to get rid of it on a 3-month old little baby?

What is cradle cap, and how long does it take to get rid of it on a 3-month old little baby?

Cradle cap: Also known as seborrhea capitis. Think of it as baby dandruff. Often there will be some small red bumps on the scalp and around the ears. There may be yellow scale in the scalp. Traditional treatment is to apply mineral oil to the yellow crust, massage for a while, then comb out. Wash hair after. Treat several x a week. For severe case consult a doctor. Usually goes away in a few months. ...Read more

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Can my 3 month old get any cough medicines?? Or can I use the vapor rub on her? Is that safe ??

Can my 3 month old get any cough medicines?? Or can I use the vapor rub on her? Is that safe ??

Not really: The best treatment for cough in a 3 mo is: exclusion of all irritants from their environment, moist air in the form of a humidifier or vaporizer, and nasal saline nose wash. Vapor rub is an air pollutant and I never recommend it before school age. ...Read more

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How much should a 3 month old male eat? Currently eating 3.5 oz but get hungry in about 2 hours vs the 3 hours it used to take him. Thank you.

How much should a 3 month old male eat? Currently eating 3.5 oz but get hungry in about 2 hours vs the 3 hours it used to take him. Thank you.

Variable: The estimated feeding size for an infant is half their pound weight in ounces of feed.For example, the 10 lb kid would usually be able to take up to 5 ounces.The normal interval would be 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding a 3 month old. I had three 5% beers, waited for 3 hours and then had three 16oz bottles of water, muffin, a roll and chicken. Is it now safe to breastfeed?

I am breastfeeding a 3 month old. I had three 5% beers, waited for 3 hours and then had three 16oz bottles of water, muffin, a roll and chicken. Is it now safe to breastfeed?

How often: How often do you do this? If you question your behavior you might have a serious issue to confront. Frequent behavior like this might make you want to consider getting some help if this is a regular thing for you. Alcohol getting into your milk may affect your baby's development. Here's an article http://pubs.Niaaa.Nih.Gov/publications/arh25-3/230-234.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Yes: The vaccines are one of the most important health advances in the 20th century and research is ongoing.There are always skeptics, and misinformation circulated by the vaccine haters have lead to substantial increases in whooping cough deaths in the US. At 2500 cases and no deaths in the 90's, there were 40000 cases and 30 deaths last yr. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more