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Why do I find orange stains on my baby's diaper?

Why do I find orange stains on my baby's diaper?

Uric acid crystal: It is not unusual to find orange to brick colored stain on newborn infant's diaper. Nothing to be concerned. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orange crystals in diaper?

What is the definition or description of: orange crystals in diaper?

Not to worry: They are crystals of uric acid and calcium and are most likely due to the mild dehydration that occurs in the newborn period while waiting for mom's milk to come in. They disappear quickly once the baby is eating well and there are no long term issues associated with them. They are very common. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?

My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?

Brick dust?: Urate crystals (commonly called "brick dust") are a combo of calcium and urate, substances normally found in urine. Crystals of the substance often form, leaving a red-orange stain in the diaper. More likely if baby is a little dehydrated or urine is very concentrated. Make sure he is getting enough feeds during the day and if it continues, talk to your sons doctor. ...Read more

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3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

Dark urine: Darkening of the urine is usually caused by dehydration (concentrated urine) or staining from supplements (orange drinks) or medications. Occassionally, small amounts of blood can give the urine a dark or tea colored appearance, a condition which should be evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?

Diaper structure: Fibers and chemicals in the absorptive padding in disposable diapers can react with urine and leave a pink or orange stain on the lining. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?

My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?

See your pediatricia: Urine may be yellow due to being concentrated pls give him fluids to correct dehydration if still has yellow urine or has yellow white of the eyes pls see your pediatrician ...Read more

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My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

Not yet: If you give him baby jar food, it often contains carotene, which is yellow/orange, and some undigested color may pass through in the stool. Another thing that causes an orange dot in the diaper when he urinates is the reaction of the urine with the drying agent some diapers have to absorb the wetness. It may show as an orange spot in the front where the urine hits the diaper. ...Read more

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My 3 yo had GI bug 5 do. Since then urine in diaper has had orange tint. Put cottonball in diaper squeezed YELLOW urine out. Act, eating fine. Worry?

No worry: When urine that has uric acid crystals in it, which can happen if child is a little bit dehydrated or recovering from an illness, the uric acid crystals hit the gel beads in the diaper and these combine for the orange tint. We see this all the time in newborn's diapers because they excrete relatively more uric acid. That's why the cotton ball urine was yellow and the diaper is discolored! ...Read more

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My 3 yo has orange tint to urine in diaper. No fever. Acting fine. Put cotton balls in diaper squeezed urine out. urine yellow. Should I still worry?

Urate crystals?: Often we see that orange tint or even crystals in the diapers of children who are not well hydrated. Has this happened before? It is encouraging that you were able to elicit a more yellow urine, but I would concentrate on making sure he's drinking enough. ...Read more

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My son has bright orange stains in his diapers for 4 days now.what do I do and what's the cause?

My son has bright orange stains in his diapers for 4 days now.what do I do and what's the cause?

Get a urine test: You should see his doctor and have his urine tested. This can be something as unimportant as a food causing the color up to something very important such as a kidney or bladder infection ...Read more

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5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer. ? Normal.

5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer. ? Normal.

Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more

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Does cornstarch really work on diaper areas?

Does cornstarch really work on diaper areas?

Yes: I use it when i suspect a diaper rash caused by yeast. I use it in conjunction with some kind of anti fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Yeast diaper rashes are usually in the creases (but not always). You can google candidiasis if you want to see some images. ...Read more

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What do I need to carry in my diaper bag?

Only everything ;): Just all the things you might need while out and about with a baby. Diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles, formula, diaper changing pad. Burp cloths, bibs, extra set of cloths for accidents. Medications, including tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, benedryl, Hydrocortisone and any daily mess your kid is on. Toys, distractors and snacks. ...Read more

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