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Newborn rash feels like sand paper what could it be all over his body?

Newborn rash feels like sand paper what could it be all over his body?

Sensitivity?: If he is in good health no fever eating ok perhaps he is allergic to a soap u are using or maybe a lotion or clothing detergent, use no scent hypoallergenic. Notorious for this rash could be the use of fabric softness or squares don't use these also ur clothing should be washed the same. Check with your dr if it persists. But this does sound like a sensitivity type rash. ...Read more

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My daughter is a month old and has what looks like newborn rash, it goes away and comes back. Is this normal?

My daughter is a month old and has what looks like newborn rash, it goes away and comes back. Is this normal?

Rash: Most rashes in newborns are benign, however visiting a Dermatologist would help to differentiate a benign from a more serious skin rash, especially if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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Do you know of any new treatment for newborn rash?

Do you know of any new treatment for newborn rash?

Patience: The best treatment for a newborn rash is patience. If you keep the skin clean, it will self heal without external creams or lotions in most cases. Those that appear too extensive should be evaluated by the kids doc. ...Read more

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How to tell what a newborn rash vs allergic reaction looks like?

How to tell what a newborn rash vs allergic reaction looks like?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at so we can give you a proper diagnosis. By saying allergic reaction, I assume you refer to skin rashes due to an allergic reaction. There are generally 2 types of skin rashes due to an allergic reaction, an immediate reaction causing hives and a late reaction causing dermatitis. The later may look like a newborn rash. They can be treated the same way. ...Read more

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Is there anything else for a newborn rash other than paw paw cream?

Is there anything else for a newborn rash other than paw paw cream?

Depends on rash: Most newborn rash requires no treatment at all and goes away on its own. F your baby has a serious rash you should see your pediatrician who can diagnose the rash and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son is having a newborn rash or an allergic reaction?

How can I tell if my son is having a newborn rash or an allergic reaction?

Rash most likely: Newborns have a variety of skin issues. Most have a bump on a flat red bloch rash that peaks @ 4 days & fades in a week or so. Most have dry skin that flakes a lot. Withdrawal from maternal hormones produces a pimply outbreak that increases over weeks & fades after 4-5m. In three decades, I've never seen a newborn with an allergic reaction. If you are uncomfortable with what you see have baby seen. ...Read more

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Could newborns get rashes from being kissed to much?

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

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How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

Too broad: The question is very broad. Could you ask it again and be a little more specific. What kind of rash are you trying to prevent? Diaper, dry skin, illness? ...Read more

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What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

Triple paste: Triple paste seems to work best for diaper rashes that other creams or ointments do not help fix. Triple paste is a cream. If you are specifically looking for an ointment, then try aquaphor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Siloderm mixi: This cream should not be used on your new born child. Its use can cause deafness among other severe symptoms. If child does indeed have boils he should be in the hospital receiving i.V antibiotics. See your doctor immediately for help. ...Read more

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My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

Nothing to be: Scared about. Eczema are treatable with corticosteroids. White bumps on his face and neck could just be newborn acne which will resolve in time! ...Read more

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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

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

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Can drug rashes linger?

Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What type of drugs are newborns tested for?

What type of drugs are newborns tested for?

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

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Are all newborns drug tested after delivery?

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

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What is the current drug screen preformed on newborns?

Meconium/urine: Urine drug screens are rapid tests that can detect very recent maternal drug use. Meconium is tested to determine use within the last 4-5 months of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do hospitals drug test newborns? Drug test

Depends: In my state if you end up on the Child & Family Services list, or the delivery team suspects, you can expect such testing. It is not done on all newborns. If we need to look, we can identify any drug exposure after about 20 weeks. ...Read more

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I practice veterinary medicine and come in contact with a lot of zoonose diseases. Recently I started experiencing localised rashes. Ideas?

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

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How far back does a newborns drug test go?

How far back does a newborns drug test go?

Depends: The type of test will determine the sensitivity and time frame covered.Urine tests often covers the preceding week or so. Meconium tests can cover a month or more. ...Read more

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Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Yes: Particularly the family of non-nucleoside reverse transcription inhibitors, known as "non-nucs", such as efaverenz (sustiva). ...Read more

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How far back does a meconium drug test on a newborn go?

How far back does a meconium drug test on a newborn go?

Last trimester:: Meconium is preferred over urine for testing of neonates. Urine testing indicates drug use only over the last 1–10 days, depending on the drug. Meconium documents drug use over an extended period of time, covering at least the last trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does virginia do mandatory drug screening on newborns?

Does virginia do mandatory drug screening on newborns?

Yes: 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

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Have red rashes all over my body. Should I see a doctor or try some OTC medicine?

Have red rashes all over my body. Should I see a doctor or try some OTC medicine?

Depends...: If you are comfortable........Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zantac will help. Try to find the offending med, chemical and discontinue it. ...Read more

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If the father of my newborn was a herion and drug user could it have effected my newborn?

If the father of my newborn was a herion and drug user could it have effected my newborn?

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

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What is the clinical difference between maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal-perinatal medicine?

What is the clinical difference between maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal-perinatal medicine?

Ob vs. Neonatology.: Mfm is a subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology and deals with both fetal and maternal pathology. Perinatal/neonatal medicine is a descriptive term for both mfm and neonatologists (subspecialists of pediatrics). ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does a newborn baby get drug tested?

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

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