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Infant Face Eczema
Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Continue to apply the oil to your affected areas twice a day. ...Read more
Better options exist: When you have acne, you do not want to dry out your face, as it leads to compensatory oil production. Gentle cleansing is best. A foaming or gel cleanser with therapeutic amounts of compounds like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acid. Stay away from scrubs or buff pads.. For thorough cleansing, use your cleanser with the clarisonic skin care brush. ...Read more
Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?
Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chickenpox on face is drying out.But cheeks, nose, eyebrows, etc is red and scaly like oat bran like soborrheic dermatitis.Can i wash face w/baking soda?
See below: Yes, but it may dry out the skin. It can be used to relieve the itch if present. ...Read more
All age groups: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds.Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 18m old child has eczema. hydrocortisone, Vaseline, and Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy is not helping w/ her bumps or rash-like that are on her legs&hand
See her doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, needs evaluation, self treatment can miss, hence history and physical examination are important, best wishes ...Read more
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Will johnson and johnson head to toe baby wash clog pores if used on adult skin, especially the face?
No: Haven't heard of johnson & johnson baby wash clogging anybody's pores, regardless of whether a child or adult is using it. ...Read more
Trust ur (kid's) doc: Candibec appears to be a combination steroid cream available in the philippines. It only works if the rash is responsive to it. While it can suppress immune response to infection, it won't get rid of infection. So your pediatrician must have a good reason to recommend it rather than antifungal or other cream. In other words, need to know cause of skin rash. Get 2nd opinion if you don't trust doc. ...Read more
Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more