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If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent i'm using?

If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent i'm using?

Yes: Since it doesn't involve the diaper area unless you have cloth diapers that have been washed in the same detergent it could be a contact dermatitis related to the laundry detergent. It is more likely an atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is an excessive dryness of the skin. The reason it is not in the diaper area is because the diaper area is usually moist. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

MRSA?: Prickly heat generally looks like small bumps without any redness. People with MRSA (multiple resistant staph aureus) can be colonized- bacteria present on the skin without sores or have active infection with sores. If your baby has blistering, redness, streaks in the diaper area, he/she should be checked by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Redness or scales on face or diaper area?

What is the definition or description of: Redness or scales on face or diaper area?

Face/diaper scaly: Often from wetness, or sweating, scaly rash appears on the body and in babies with diaper rash, yeast. You can apply OTC Lotrimin cr 1% twice a day until the scales resolve, 1-2 months. If not better after treatment, see Derm MD for further clarification. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Diaper wipes: It's been reported recently that using wipes for cleaning the diaper area is safe to use even in newborns. ...Read more

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12 month old has what looks like a scratch in diaper area, it is a straight line but slightly blistard. Best way to treat> We are snowed in. ?

12 month old has what looks like a scratch in diaper area, it is a straight line but slightly blistard. Best way to treat> We are snowed in. ?

Need more info: would need to see an image to make the most accurate diagnosis. If you are snowed in, a live healthtap consult with a doctor in your state can likely provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan that is most appropriate for your 12 month old. ...Read more

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Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Rash: Rashes can be from many things in the diaper area. If baby has other scaly patches, he might have eczema/atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Sensitivities to the diaper occasionally cause irritated areas. Typical diaper rash from being in stool too long is usually more red, not as scaly. If unsure of the cause/treatment, see your doctor. Rashes cannot be diagnosed on the phone. ...Read more

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What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

Red and itchy: Everyone has yeast that lives on the skin. But yeast particularly likes places that are damp and moist - like under a diaper. Keeping the skin cool and dry will help. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal like Clotrimazole cream 3 times a day and see if that works. Yeast rashes are usually very red, itchy, and spread with "satellite" small red bumps away from the rash center. Good luck. ...Read more

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My pediatrician doesn't check the diaper area for my baby during well baby visits. He doesn't check that area for my 7 year old either. Is that ok?

My pediatrician doesn't check the diaper area for my baby during well baby visits.  He doesn't check that area for my 7 year old either.  Is that ok?

Depends: I expect a doc to do genital exams during infancy when rashes and other issues are more common. I do not expect genital exams on all kids for their checkups after they get past 4 or so, particularly if that doc has followed them from infancy. ...Read more

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Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where is the rash...: Put the vaseline there to protect the skin. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 weeks old. He keeps getting pus/fluid filled blisrers in his diaper area, buttox, pubic area. What can I do to prevent this?

My baby is 2 weeks old. He keeps getting pus/fluid filled blisrers in his diaper area, buttox, pubic area. What can I do to prevent this?

Ammonia diaper rash: The rash sounds like an ammonia induced diaper rash that comes from concentrated urine. Wash your childs diaper area with soap and water. Use a hair dryer to make sure the area is meticulously dry. Change diapers frequently or leave diaper area exposed to air. Push fluids like water to dilute urine. Use diaper creme combined with an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Should a wellbaby exam include a diaper area check? Until what age? And why?

Should a wellbaby exam include a diaper area check?  Until what age?  And why?

Yes/diaper years: Well checks target recognition of issues that may not be apparent to parents.During the diaper years male infants need to have the position of their testis verified, since they need to stay in the sac or be brought down if hiding in the groin or belly.Girls may have a fusion of the inner labia that can close over the pee hole and lead to UTI's.When out of diapers these issues have passed. ...Read more

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Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Yes: Yeast thrives on moisture and heat, both conditions found on a baby sitting in a wet diaper to long. Also skin that is already irritated is more prone to yeast. Other things to consider is what else could be contributing to the irritation. Is the skin reacting to the diaper or the chemicals in the wipes? ...Read more

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My baby has redness and white discharge in neck folds, and armpits with just redness in diaper area. What is this and how can I treat it?

Intertrigo: This condition is caused by moisture build up along the crease between the skin folds. Keeping the area clean and dry is essential. In case the skin condition gets worse, have your baby checked for superinfection with yeast infection. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has a rash everywhere but the diaper area. It's not the detergent. What else could it be? Is it possible her new clothes caused it?

My 6 month old has a rash everywhere but the diaper area. It's not the detergent. What else could it be? Is it possible her new clothes caused it?

Many possibilities: Think about whatever touches babies skin in those areas that does not touch the diaper zone. The sizing (color stabilizers) in newer clothing, the fabric softener or dryer sheet, lotions or ointments you might apply, etc. You often figure this out when you exclude allot her possibilities.It is unlikely to be a food issue as that can effect every skin surface. ...Read more

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My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, i think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, i think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

Diaper rashes, yeast: Children are prone to yeast infections in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. Its usually appears as red itchy bumps, occassionally with fissures, inflammation and tenderness. These rashes do not improve with typical diaper rash creams (antifungal creams are used for treatment). ...Read more

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What all, can cause a 2 month old baby, to get a yeast infection in diaper area?

What all, can cause a 2 month old baby, to get a yeast infection in diaper area?

Many possibilities: Usually just irritation of the skin due to excessive moisture on the area due to urine and stool will be sufficient to initiate this. Treat it topically and it should resolve fairly rapidly. Not very serious. ...Read more

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My newborns pediatrician recommended I use Neosporin on his diaper area, but the kid kind I bought says it's not recommended for children under 2?

My newborns pediatrician recommended I use Neosporin on his diaper area, but the kid kind I bought says it's not recommended for children under 2?

Lawyer effect: Over the counter medications often have disclaimers that are required by the companies legal department to help them avoid law suits if you use their product when a doctors visit should be considered. The full statement is not under 2 unless advised /under the care of a physician.You will see this on many things if you are a good label reader.It is fine to use. ...Read more

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