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Is eczema common in babies?

Is eczema common in babies?

Yes: Eczema is common after the first few months of life. Moderate to severe eczema in children is triggered by a food allergy in greater than 40% of children, although very uncommon to be triggered by a food allergy in adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read more

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Are venereal diseases contagious to baby while in the womb?

Are venereal diseases contagious to baby while in the womb?

See below: They can be. And they can cause birth defects. If you are concerned, you need to see your ob. ...Read more

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Can gingivostomatotis keep re occuring in babies?

Can gingivostomatotis keep re occuring in babies?

Shouldn't: Your baby should have made antibodies to the virus infection. Please see a Pedodontist, a Pediatric Dental Specialist. The Pedodontist may wish to consult with your child's Pediatrician, a Pediatric Medical Specialist. ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?

Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?

Not exactly: One factor at home can be that we drop our sandwich in the floor (or dirt) and immediately throw it out. In years past we would dust if off and eat it anyway. Such exposure to micro-organisms stimulates the immune system. The hypothesis suggests less of these exposures(going overboard with purel etc) may prevent the immune system from "getting a workout" and being as strong. ...Read more

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Is there mercury in babies' flu shots in the u.S.?

Is there mercury in babies' flu shots in the u.S.?

Some don't: It depends on the brand. Some flu shots do *not* have thimerosal - the preservative with mercury in it. Some flu shots have trace amounts. For more info about all shots, thimerosal, and brands: check this link: http://www.Vaccinesafety.Edu/thi-table.Htm#*#* ask your doc what brand do they use. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home. However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Yes: Several other skin conditions also occur. Best to see a dermatologist. Is there eczema anywhere else? Itch? Any treatment so far? Scales or flakes? ...Read more

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Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Herpes and babies: Herpes viruses can cause issues in utero. There are many herpes viruses including: hsv, cmv, vzv, ebv, and hhv6. CMV causes the best described issues with brain abnormalities and hearing issues and could result in cerebral palsy. Hsv tends to be more of a problem after birth but can cause severe brain damage. ...Read more

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Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. In general, too little Fluoride and you get cavities more easily. Too much, and fluorosis can occur. Your water supply should be perfect assuming you don't use some type of home filtration system or process. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent diseases in twin kids?

What's the most effective way to prevent diseases in twin kids?

Preventing Illness: The most important thing to do to prevent illness in siblings is handwashing. Also, make sure each child has his or her own toys instead of sharing all toys. Try to wash hands before and after each meal and when coming in from outside. Also at the first sign of a cold, try using nasal saline drops for the nose. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read more

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What is the effective cure for colds in premature babies?

What is the effective cure for colds in premature babies?

Clean the nose: First, because babyes are nose breathing. Tylrnol for fever. Humidifayer also helps. ...Read more

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Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

All age groups: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent the relaps of croup in children?

Are there ways to prevent the relaps of croup in children?

Depends: Croup is a common in young children whose airways are rubbery & can make frightful noise with a forcefull cough. Several different viruses are implicated and recurrence over several seasons is common. Spasmotic croup is related to asthma & may recurr more.Your pediatrician should help you sort our your childs pattern so meds can be used if indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more