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My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it? 

My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it? 

Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read more

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Crawls (Definition)

6 - 9 months Crawling may begin Infant can walk while holding an adult's hand Infant is able to sit steadily, without support, for long periods of time Infant learns to sit down from a standing position Infant may pull into and maintain a standing position ...Read more


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I work with babies and have noticed some red blisters on my knees, palm and start of fingers, elbows and on the top of my feet. should i go see thedoc?

I work with babies and have noticed some red blisters on my knees, palm and start of fingers, elbows and on the top of my feet. should i go see thedoc?

Good idea: Whether to prevent your spreading it to the babies or to discover if you caught it from work and need to advice the facility - yes. See a doc for exam and/or lab work. Also, if it is painful - relief will be nice. Best wishes for it being a minor easy to correct issue. ...Read more

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I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?

I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby.  Is there any way to get rid of these?

Psoriasis: You probably have a mild case of psoriasis. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is probably not strong enough, but is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a bby 6 months ago now i get severe pain in both knees when stand/walk/drive for a long time. Is this related to childbirth/pregnancy?

I had a bby 6 months ago now i get severe pain in both knees when stand/walk/drive for a long time. Is this related to childbirth/pregnancy?

Hard to tell: If you had pre-existing an arthritic conditon of your knees, with the additional weight you gained during your pregnancy this could have aggravated it. A doctor's exam and x-rays of your knee is a good way to start. ...Read more

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Why do golfers get bad knees?

Why do golfers get bad knees?

Twisting and loading: Golfing requires a fair amount of twisting movements. If you walk a hilly course, this can make your knees sore. However, the literature on injury patterns does not identify golf as a sport that has a higher than normal proportion of knee injuries although it can happen, especially in golfers with slightly abnormal knees to start. ...Read more

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How to get my knee to stop hurting?

How to get my knee to stop hurting?

Diagnosis first: Before the treatment can be determined, the cause of the problem must be identified. ...Read more

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What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

See answer: Start with rice-rest/ice/compression/elevation, and if the fluid/swelling does not resolve, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation and possible knee aspiration. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get hot knees?

See details: It could mean that your knees are really good looking. However, it usually means that the knees are inflamed and swollen. ...Read more