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What is the definition or description of: Petrolatum diaper ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Petrolatum diaper ointment allergy?

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

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Diaper powders allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Diaper powders allergy?

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

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I get hives when my baby's diaper touches my skin. What could this be an allergy to, exactly?

I get hives when my baby's diaper touches my skin. What could this be an allergy to, exactly?

Interesting: Does this happens with all brands of disposable diapers? Does this happen only when your skin touches the "glue" of the diaper? Does the diaper have latex on it? Once we get answers to these questions, we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & D: A & d -- typically works best. Plus often, they have website discount coupons. Go to: www. Myadbaby. Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neosporin ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neosporin ointment allergy?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Bacitracin ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bacitracin ointment allergy?

Bacitracin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment. The most common allergic responses are contact dermatitis with redness & itching of skin. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Skin Rash: Your rash could be ring worm or eczema. It can be many other rashes. Some are benign but others can be serious autoimmune disorders. Show your doctor first. Diaper cream will not harm it but may not work. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Can you tell me if I could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Can you tell me if I could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

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

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Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper rush, heat rush or any rush for that matter,?

Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper rush, heat rush or any rush for that matter,?

Nystacid ointment: This contains nystatin, which is specifically used to treat a yeast infection. If yeast is a component of the rash it may help. A contact rash in the diaper area is best treated with a barrier cream, such as zinc oxide. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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Hi, my daughter this with a neck allergy, already spent ointment but not gone, I need help for my daughter. Greetings?

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

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Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

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

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I was diagnose nickel sulfate hexahydrate allergy....What is the cure? I tried different kind of ointment and steroids. What to do?

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

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...Read more

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My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Should I use neosporin, diaper rash ointment, or something else on poison oak?

Should I use neosporin, diaper rash ointment, or something else on poison oak?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Definition)

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