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Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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My baby is 2 months and he keep getting a rash on his face and back wht should I do?

My baby is 2 months and he keep getting a rash on his face and back wht should I do?

Get it looked at: What type of rash is it? Some "rashes" may simply be normal for young babies because their skin hasn't matured. Is your baby otherwise healthy? Probably due for immunizations, get it checked out then. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if i put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am i putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if i put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am i putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Well, you could have: Contaminated the cream you're using, or it could be a yeast infection. Zinc oxide paste coats raw, weepy areas very well. Use disposable gloves when removing & applying the paste, to avoid getting staph from your hands onto skin or mucous membranes that are cracked or open. See her pediatrician. Always wipe front-to-back when cleaning urine & stool. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with genital warts I wash my hands after using the restroom. Is it possible to pass them to my baby while changing my baby's diaper or giving her a bath? Im very worried, what should i do different?

I have been diagnosed with genital warts I wash my hands after using the restroom.  Is it possible to pass them to my baby while changing my baby's diaper or giving her a bath?  Im very worried, what should i do different?

Nothing: There is minimal chance YOU could spread this germ to your baby & hand washing should remove even the most remote risk. Your statement does not list babies age or whether the mom has or had genital warts. Babies exposed to genital warts during a vaginal delivery can acquire the germ. It may stay hidden for months and arise as genital or vocal cord warts up to 2 yrs later. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby has posion oak or ivy. And we keep passing it back and forth. And i cant seem to get it off of her. What is safe to put on her?

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My 3 month old baby has posion oak or ivy. And we keep passing it back and forth. And i cant seem to get it off of her. What is safe to put on her?

Poison ivy: In a 3 months old is kind of rare, more common is atopic eczema, treatment differs, it might be the formula or the environment, kindly ask your pediatrician or allergist to have a look ...Read more

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My 11 month old son has a red butt can I put aveno baby on it to see if it clears up?

My 11 month old son has a red butt can I put aveno baby on it to see if it clears up?

Red butt: Have him soak in the tub for 20 minutes. Use a hairdryer set on low and make sure he is meticulously dry. You can then apply aveeno baby cream, zinc oxide or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). ...Read more

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Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when i put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when i put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Short term-: Short term add an oral antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or Hydroxyzine (atatrax) to deal with the itching immediately. But long term if he is having that much symptoms despite the topical treatments doctor has given, it's time to see a dermatologist to determine a stronger course of action and possibly an allergist to find out what the little guy is allergic to! ...Read more

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Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has a diaper rash and a rash under her neck that won't go away. Now she's starting to get it over the rest of her body. What should we do?

My baby has a diaper rash and a rash under her neck that won't go away. Now she's starting to get it over the rest of her body. What should we do?

Id reaction: This may be a yeast rash followed by a secondary reaction called an id reaction. Treating the underlying yeast rash with anti fungal creams may help. Nonetheless, i would see your pediatrician to make an accurate diagnosis of this rash before any type of treatment. ...Read more

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My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

Perhaps: A warm washcloth might help bring the boil to a head but i think that u should have her seen by your dr, they really might have to be drained and have antibiotics, multiple boils are unusual for a baby this age. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has what i think is just dry skin? Her hands hurt and when i put any kind of lotion on they turn bright red and sting. Not sure what to use or if its a different issue.

My 4 year old has what i think is just dry skin? Her hands hurt and when i put any kind of lotion on they turn bright red and  sting. Not sure what  to use or if its a different issue.

More suggestions: Your daughter's dry hands many indicate that she has eczema or contact dermatitis. Avoiding immersion in water, topical steroids and using a gentle moisturizer frequently without rubbing the skin is suggested. Eucerin or Nivea without fragrance can be used as the moisturizer. I would suggest keeping her nails trim as well. ...Read more

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What kindof cream or methods should i use for my 18 month old he got bit by Mosquitos in the face?

What kindof cream or methods should i use for my 18 month old he got bit by Mosquitos in the face?

Nothing if no itchy: If he is not scratching the bites then do nothing. If they are itching try cool water compress to soothe the itch and apply antibiotic cream lightly to the bite. Try to avoid future bites by applying child approve insect repellant to his clothing avoiding areas that he might chew ...Read more

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Why do my 2 months old have a rash on his chest, face, behind the ears? I used aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer his face and it healed then keep coming back again.

Why do my 2 months old have a rash on his chest, face, behind the ears? I used aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer his face and it healed then keep coming back again.

This sounds like: it could be eczema. You should have him seen by his pediatrician or a pediatric dermatologist, to be sure and get the proper treatment. At his age, you don't want to be treating him with unnecessary or incorrect medications. If it is eczema, it could be precipitated by something in his environment, such as his formula, or if breastfed, something in your diet, or a detergent or soap. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...Read more

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My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head. What shampoo should I use?

My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head.  What shampoo should I use?

Itchy scalp: I've found that aveeno (oatmeal) makes great products for eczema. The key is to use hypoallergenic products with minimal alcohol. Try to find products which are colorless and without perfume. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more