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Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Yes: It is usually a function of the size of diaper. Too small of a diaper may invite more chemical irritation from the stool/urine due to contact with skin and retained heat/moisture. ...Read more

Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who ...Read more


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Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

Get tested: Symptoms are too variable to serve as an indication of HIV infection. If you had exposure, get tested. You may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test at about 3-4 months exposure. If it is negative then, and you did not have any more exposures, you could consider yourself free of HIV. ...Read more

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How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent  when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

HSP: Some cases of hsp have been linked to vaccinations for typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, measles, or hepatitis b; foods, drugs, chemicals, and insect bites. Some experts also say that hsp is associated with the colder weather of fall and winter. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

A minor factor...: The biggest factor is the number of vaginal deliveries. lacerations at delivery, etc. Age is a secondary factor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Yes it can be: Varivax is a live virus vaccine. The incubation for natural chickenpox is 10-21 days. To have a little chickenpox rash at the site of the vaccine 7-10 days afterwards does happen in about 10% of cases. Some will develop mild chickenpox and break out all over the body. ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Yes: Yeast thrives on moisture and heat, both conditions found on a baby sitting in a wet diaper to long. Also skin that is already irritated is more prone to yeast. Other things to consider is what else could be contributing to the irritation. Is the skin reacting to the diaper or the chemicals in the wipes? ...Read more

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8wk old formula fed, whether 1 urination in diaper or a full diaper baby's pee smells...a concern? Or is that normal? Baby eats very well!

8wk old formula fed,  whether 1 urination in diaper or a full diaper baby's pee smells...a concern? Or is that normal? Baby eats very well!

Any other symptoms?: And what does it smell like? Fishy? Mousy? Sweaty feet? Fruity? Just very strong? Odd urine odor may be caused by accumulation of smelly metabolic precursors or byproducts or possibly UTI with urea-splitting bacteria. In a healthy, asymptomatic, and thriving baby who is growing well, without fevers or vomiting, it's likely ok, but you should call your pediatrician so they can ask more questions. ...Read more

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How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

Why do you ask?: Not common. But the most common cancer death among young men. If a concern, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

MRSA?: Prickly heat generally looks like small bumps without any redness. People with MRSA (multiple resistant staph aureus) can be colonized- bacteria present on the skin without sores or have active infection with sores. If your baby has blistering, redness, streaks in the diaper area, he/she should be checked by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more

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What would an excema rash look like and is it likely that a 65 year old woman with no history of excema suddenly develop the same?

What would an excema rash look like and is it likely that a 65 year old woman with no history of excema suddenly develop the same?

Redness: Eczema is usually an itchy red rash that can affect sensitive areas such as the face or creases of the arms and legs. It can be caused by allergies or a sensitivity to fragrances or other ingredients in soaps and detergents. It can appear later in life if your skin is becoming drier over time. Use unscented and sensitive skin products only. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

UTI and personality: It is rare for a man to have a uti, unless he has an anatomical abnormality leading to develop them on a chronic basis. In the absence of that, it is rarer for a UTI to cause a personality change in a male, or anyone else, for that matter. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Low protein diet: Creatinine could be a representative of muscular tissue and the protein in the diet. So you expect huger protein in muscular people and the one with rich protein diet. So the main concern about this child is if he receives enough protein in the diet. ...Read more

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Is a WBC of 11 a huge concern in an infant?

Is a WBC of 11 a huge concern in an infant?

Not necessarily: 11, 000 WBC count by itself is well within the normal range for a newborn & first year. But by itself, one test value provides only a partial picture of any situation. It needs to be put into the context of symptoms, reason for the test, past values and the breakdown of the various types of wbc's. If all the wbc's are neutrophils or lymphocytes, it would be worrisome for different reasons. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more