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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment Allergy In Children
Contact dermatitis: Is a condition where the skin turns red and itchy as a result of contact with a chemical or protein, considered the allergen. A diaper ointment allergy would be specific for the genital area that is covered by diapers in a child or incontinent adult. Petroleum ointment has very low protein and irritant potential, so it would be an unlikely cause of an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Baby powder: Talcum powder has not been recommended for many years due to concerns about lung disease from inhaled talc particles. Families feeling strongly about using baby powder may consider the judicious application of cornstarch ...Read more
No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more
Can a two year old have allergies to a brand of diaper? There is no rash, only sneezing and and some congestion occasionally. These are sam's club members-mark disposable diapers.
It's Possible: Only way to know is to completely eliminate the brand to a totally different and unrelated maker. Then if the rash goes away, you can always re-introduce the old brand to see if the same reaction happens. ...Read more
Allergc to the plastic tape that holds down ivs, latex-free diapers, & heart electrodes. Hives instantly. So what is my allergy? If not latex, what?
Adhesive: You may be allergic to adhesive materials. ...Read more
I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should I see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?
Possibly: Unilateral hand swelling can be from many causes. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon. If you have been in contact with feces (baby or animal) and you had a cut you may have not known about there may be an infection causing the swelling. Get checked out sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Neosporin reaction: The term "allergy" refers to an itchy inflammation that occurs with the use of Neosporin. The actual ingredient inducing this response is neomycin, which can also be found in other medications...so it's impt to become a label-reader. The reaction is usually some degree of erythema (redness), possibly papules (bumps) and edema or swelling. The reaction is present only where product is applied. ...Read more
What to do if I have small irritated rash in my cheeks and I'm wondering if I can use baby diaper ointment cream. Should I use it or not?
My 3 weeks old son has severe diaper rash and it is getting deep and deep everyday. I used destine w/o result, using AD ointment w/o result. What to do?
See Your Doctor Now: Prolonged exposure to heat and moisture break down the skin barrier leading to rashes. The constant presence of urine/feces make healing the skin difficult. Thorough cleansing of skin each diaper change w/ mild soap/water, allowing skin to air dry fully, use of barrier creams usually works. However yeast infections require medicated creams. See your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper rush, heat rush or any rush for that matter,?
If I am allergic to salts like azole in any medicine, will the ointment of that salt cause allergy?
Be specific: What happens if you take azole in ny medicine. I donot think in ointment it would hurt try once and see use only pea size. Donot use ointment more thn 3--5 days. I would like to learn from you. ...Read more
Hi, my daughter this with a neck allergy, already spent ointment but not gone, I need help for my daughter. Greetings?
Which ointment?: Please upload a picture. Also the name of the ointment already used. Any other symptoms besides the rash? ...Read more
Yes: TAO containing bacitracin, polymyxin B, and neomycin are widely available OTC and are generally regarded as safe and effective treatments for superficial skin infections. On occasion, these products can lead to allergic reactions ranging from localized contact dermatitis to very rarely life-threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more
I was diagnose nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy....What is the cure? I tried different kind of ointment and steroids. What to do?
NICKLE ALLERGY: Nickel allergy happens if you wear jewelry that are not gold or silver but made of metal. Take it out, apply the steroid and do not wear it again otherwise you will have same problem. ...Read more
My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?
Oily hairdo: It won't actually cause any harm, so I certainly wouldn't do anything potentially harmful to remove it. A non-toxic shampoo is all I would recommend. Other than that, use barrettes or a ponytail band and add the story to your baby book. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: But use it only when an infection is present. ...Read more
I have an ear pinna allergy caused by earrings. Scale formation and itching. Can you prescribed me an ointment?
My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment. What should we do?
Hard without exam: A generic answer is every rash lasting more than 3 days will have some yeast in there as a factor. In some locals meds for this are available over the counter. Commercial wipes can aggravate any rash, so cleansing with mild soap/water and drying with a hair dryer/no heat can help. ...Read more
I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?
Eye antibiotics: Other than sulfa, antibiotics for eye infection include erythromycin eye ointment and tobramycin eye drops. There should be no cross reaction with your sulfa allergy. ...Read more
Corticosteroids: Topical antibiotics like neosporin and drying agents like diaper rash ointment - usually zinc oxide and vitamin d in petroleum jelly - offer no beneficial effects for the treatment of poison oak. Cortiocsteroid creams are effective if the rash has not reached the blistering stage (see photo). At that point the only effective treatment is corticosteroids either orally (prednisone) or by injection. ...Read more
My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?
Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Do I have to apply anything to newborn after Each diaper change? Such as ointment or diaper rash preventative cream
My 10 month old boy has real bad diaper rash, I tried all ointments in local stores, none help, it's red and small bumps, painfull, pls advise?
May be yeast: Babies can actually get yeast infections of their diaper area. It usually looks like beefy red bumps that are fairly close together, and they may be on a red patch of skin. Sometimes the skin even breaks open. If this is the case, an anti fungal cream added to his normal diaper cream helps clear up symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more