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Medicine For 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
Pustular melanosis: 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 it a permanent rash. ...Read more
Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Newborns get rashes routinely anyway. Decreasing hormone levels from those mom transferred often results in an acne like change, and floating in the water for months produces a lot of flaking. I don't see a kid getting a rash from kisses, but they could get a contagious disease and end up hospitalized if the kisser carried germs. ...Read more
My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?
I'm using lotromin on my newborns neck creases to treat yeast infection. Is it supposed to look worse? He has pimple like rash and looks like spreadin
Maybe not fungus: Newborns have a lot of adjusting to do to extra uterine life. One of them is skin adaptation. Are you doing this treatment on your own or under a pediatrician's advice? Neck crease rashes are usually seborrhea, not a fungus. Check with your pediatrician for proper attention to her skin. ...Read more
With recommendations from the virginia genetics advisory committee, it has been mandated (virginia code 32.1-65) that every child born within the commonwealth must be tested for the following 28 disorders.
http://dgs. Virginia. Gov/divisionofconsolidatedlaboratoryservices/services/analyticalservices/newbornscreeningservices/tabid/511/default. Aspx. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The millions of sperm released during sex tend to select out any impaired by drug use, making the healthier ones more likely to initiate conception. This is quite different than the one egg at a time, influenced by all of mom's habits effect that drug may have on the egg and later the fetus under such influence.. ...Read more
I've rashes especially on butt n my legs since a year ago. I've applied different medicine since then but none works. What could this be?
Groin Rash: The area between the buttocks and the upper inner thighs, is warm and prone to friction rubbing. It is a common place for a fungal infection, called dermatophytes, and also yeast infections. Other kinds of rashes can also affect these areas, like psoriasis, and dermatitis. A year is a long time, and so it may be best to see a skin doctor, who can make the diagnosis and prescribe the right medicines. ...Read more
Three ways: There are actually three ways to test a newborn for drug exposure. We can test the actual umbilical cord to see if drugs are present in it. We can collect both the baby's urine and first poop (meconium) and check to see if drugs are present in either of these. Depending on what drug mom uses and time line of use before birth, different samples can give different results. Please don't use moms! ...Read more
Depends on situation: Normal newborns are not usually screened for drugs. If the child and family services have a case open, urine and meconium are collected. Urine is screened for common drugs, while the meconium is sent for special studies that can pick up almost anything used over the preceding few months. ...Read more
No, but...: Many doctors and institutions are now testing all mothers who come in laboring. If they test positive, the infant may then be tested at the discretion of the baby's doctor. I have not heard of any hospitals yet that are doing mandatory drug testing on all infants. Remember, you do have the right to refuse testing on your baby, unless doctor thinks it is needed for welfare of baby, could override. ...Read more
Anyone know how long after taking a new medicine that an allergic reaction (rashes, itching etc.) would occur?
See below: Most reactions start from the 1st to 4th dose of a medicine. ...Read more
Good morning sir/madam, I was suffering for over sweat and it will produce itching, rashes and bad smell. Please give solution/ medicine?
Unclear: I'm not sure what you are asking. Will you please resubmit the question with more information. ...Read more
I practice veterinary medicine and come in contact with a lot of zoonose diseases. Recently I started experiencing localised rashes. Ideas?
Contact/irritant: Zoonoses, for those who don't know, are animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans. This doesn't sound like a zoonosis. It sounds like you're coming in contact with an allergen or direct skin irritant, and you'll have to do some detective work to uncover the culprit. If you let a dermatologist have a look, he/she may be able to determine the cause just by its appearance & distribution. ...Read more
Rashes like a map in some part of the body esp wen it has sweat. But disappears easily. 1st time to happen. Didn't intake any kind of medicine.
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Doctor I have small rashes kind boils if I eat levocetrizine it will go again it will come please suggest some medicines?
You must: You must see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates. Is there a test for each different one?
Depends on situation: The routine newborn is not tested for drugs unless some suspicion is raised by the appearance or symptoms of the baby. If child protective services has a watch out for a given delivery, testing is routine & can be either a non specific screen or a more specific test. The more specific will differentiate opioids from the stimulants and cannabis. Once identified, no further id is needed for action. ...Read more
What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates is there a test for each different one or?
Varies: To begin with not all babies would be tested. In a few places the mom might have a urine screening, which is rather generic. However, if the mom is on a watch list & I need to check baby, the specimen is sent for rather specific chromatography which can define which if any specific drugs the kid was exposed to in the womb. ...Read more
I have developed skin energy in last 1 year. I get red rashes and etchingy. I eat medicine kestin fir allergy. Than I get relief fir a day or so.
I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively. However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug?
Check with your PCP: The risk is very low when using ketoconazole in pulsed therapy (once per week for an extended period of time). Your risk of developing a problem with any drug depends on your particular constellation of medical problems. As long as you don't have a predisposition to developing liver damage and your doctor monitors you during treatment, you should be fine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Drug screening: A urine specimen can be collected on the baby and sent for a drug screen just like it is done on the mother. Also, the first stool of the baby (meconium) can be analyzed for drugs. The meconium will reveal the illegal drugs mom has taken since about 20 weeks gestation. Also an umbilical cord specimen and hair analysis can be done in some special labs. ...Read more
My question is: How far back (Exact time) Are drugs detected in a newborn baby, placenta, & umbical cord with diff types of testing (hair, poo etc)?
Varies with test/amt: Detection varies with the test, amount consumed and material tested.Urine clears quickest, blood later. If suspicious, I test meconium, the first poo, which begins to form about 12 weeks and remains until birth. Hair could be tested, but I've never herd if it in newborns. Timing is non-specific, since heavier users will leave more to be found. The meconium is good for at least several months back. ...Read more
My doctor examined n said I had scabies. I took d recommended drugs n felt beta. Now I hv more severe rashes n itchin jst after a few weeks. Wat do I do?
Yes: As long as your baby is healthy (no fever, feeding well, and you do not have a history of any significant infections during your pregnancy), it is likely this is a benign newborn rash. The most common after birth are (1) erythema toxicum- minor rash that looks like flea bites and fades in the fist 1-2 weeks after birth, and (2) baby acne- appears around a month, resolves spontaneously. ...Read more
What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?
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