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How To Prevent Newborn Freckle Rash
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration, most will clear without help.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice. ...Read more
Barrier cream: Always use barrier cream or ointment with each diaper change. Baby's get diaper rash because their skin comes into contact with their urine and feces. If you form a barrier on their skin, this helps prevent rash. Examples include vaseline, aquaphor, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) bag balm, etc. ...Read more
Is skin with many moles has more tendency to get skin cancer when exposed to sun? At what age (how soon)? How can I tan without being harmed?
Skin: Yes skin with many moles is statistically more likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma). Tanning increases the risk. There is no such thing as a safe tan. One should reduce sun exposure and use sun protection . See a dermatologist once yearly to have a skin exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long is someone with ringworm contagious for? (# days prior and after skin rash symptoms)
What need to do to prevent transfer to others
Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Any injury to the kin could leave a scar but the likelihood depends on the depth of the scrape. If it is very superficial, it may not, if it is deep, there will be some scaring. Good wound care with cleansing and application of topical antibiotic ointment can limit the damage. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
There is a condition where the fetus has a rash while in the womb that is tiny little pustules. They pop, but then leave a tiny spot of pigmentation where they were. When baby born those spots almost look like freckles, but baby has never had sun exposure! Usually fades away over the first few months of life - rarely is ...Read more
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