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Doctor insights on: Soframycin Cream For 1 Year Old Baby

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What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?

What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?

Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Of my one year old cheecks on her face are red n chaped what kind of cream can I put on them?

Of my one year old cheecks on her face are red n chaped what kind of cream can I put on them?

Ointments best: There are so many creams, lotions and ointments out there I can't even begin to start naming. Ointments are generally better moisturizers. Try to stay fragrance free as many of the fragrance additives are irritating to skin. Avoid items that list alcohols as ingredients - these tend to burn when put on irritated skin. The key is to use what you choose consistently - they can't work if not put on. ...Read more

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Have a one year old who, the past 2 weeks, has had a bm around 4 times a day. It's been causing a lot of soreness and using cream, but is this normal?

Have a one year old who, the past 2 weeks, has had a bm around 4 times a day. It's been causing a lot of soreness and using cream, but is this normal?

Toddler stools: 4 poops a day is a little bit more than usual, but not by any means a big problem. It is likely diet related. The fact he is having irritation from the stools tells me they are probably a bit acidic, so you need to cut back on things that could cause that. If he drinks any juice or sport drinks, including juice boxes, etc, you need to eliminate these for water or milk. Try a daily probiotic. ...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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Hi I am a twenty soon to be twenty one year old female and I have vaginal thrush, what's the best way to deal with this? Tablets? Cream?

Hi I am a twenty soon to be twenty one year old female and I have vaginal thrush, what's the best way to deal with this? Tablets? Cream?

Vaginal thrush: Vaginal thrush is also known as a vaginal yeast infection that is treated the same way by a GYN MD when you see him/her. The over the counter medications are often attenuated (weakened) and don't work as well as a Rx. ...Read more

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How frequently to use soframycin cream?

How frequently to use soframycin cream?

Topical antibiotics: Soframycin is a neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic), specifically neomycin B. It can be used a couple of times a day, but if this isn't proving effective, then a doctor should become involved in the management of the case. Indeed, some absorption through the skin occurs, and you don't want this medication building up in the system where it could have an effect (especially the kidneys). ...Read more

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Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Not a cure: Soframycin is an antibiotic cream not an antifungal cream. It will not help cure the injury. It is not necessary to use an antibiotic cream on this type of injury. Keeping the nail bed clean and dry should be enough for it to heal. If you notice redness or pus around the injury you should see a medical provider as antibiotics by mouth may be necessary. ...Read more

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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects I would worry less. If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated. That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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There is no information about babies under one year old with swine flu and I am very worried.?

There is no information about babies under one year old with swine flu and I am very worried.?

Varies: Infants under a year of age have no immunity to swine flu. They can be vaccinated and the vaccine works about 50-60 percent of the time after 2 doses. Most do well with illness eventually. They can get very ill, need hospitalization or even die from swine flu. They are in the high risk group for complications and would benefit from treatment with the anti-flu medicine tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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My 1 year old son has severe keratosis polaris on his cheeks. I have tried all OTC creams (Cera Ve, LAC Hydrin) reccomended by dermatologist - none helped. Anything else I can do?

My 1 year old son has severe keratosis polaris on his cheeks. I have tried all OTC creams (Cera Ve, LAC Hydrin) reccomended by dermatologist - none helped. Anything else I can do?

Inherited: Keratosis pillars is generally a hereditary dermatological condition that is difficult to manage and impossible to cure. Topical retinoids or oral antibiotics may be useful when there is inflammation present. Urea creams may be used daily for maintenance. ...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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My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

Yes: There are two types of bladder cancer in babies but both are very rare: neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma. More common tumors are cysts, ureteroceles, and other congenital problems that usually require less intervention. ...Read more

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1 year old has white/cream colored bowel movement. Consistency is normal. No other Sx. Should I be concerned?

1 year old has white/cream colored bowel movement. Consistency is normal. No other Sx. Should I be concerned?

White stools: Often white stools mean there is no bilirubin being excreted. Save a sample and take it to your doctor for further evaluation. All the best. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a very bad rash down there that is starting to blister and it's itchy. I've tried creams etc. What could it be? She is seeing a doc.

My 1 year old has a very bad rash down there that is starting to blister and it's itchy. I've tried creams etc. What could it be? She is seeing a doc.

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 frequently resolve with topical antifungal creams, if treated until gone plus three more days. ...Read more

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Can otc hydrocortisone cream be used by a 1 year old boy?

Can otc hydrocortisone cream be used by a 1 year old boy?

Yes: What is the problem. If it is eczema or other rash you need to find the cause. If it is a diaper rash that could be yeast cortisone alone may aggravate ...Read more

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What is better for a 1 year old calamine lotion or aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch cream. She has a rash/ hives that peak from time to time. How often is it ok to ap?

What is better for a 1 year old calamine lotion or aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch cream. She has a rash/ hives that peak from time to time. How often is it ok to ap?

Avoid calamine: I find this too drying and often aggravates the process. Nothing you put on hives will affect their outcome, it is deep in the skin and triggered by some immune/allergic process. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths help with the itching and a long term antihistamine like zyrtec may help. ...Read more

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What kind of rash could my 1 year old daughter have her doctor has been perscribing her fluocinolone acetonide cream for almost 3 months now and her rash isn't going away im very worried she has red bumps all over her feet and hands wich are the worst and

What kind of rash could my 1 year old daughter have her doctor has been perscribing her fluocinolone acetonide cream for almost 3 months now and her rash isn't going away im very worried she has red bumps all over her feet and hands wich are the worst and

This: This is difficult to answer without a picture. Possibilities include eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, allergic rash, drug rash, and scabies. Since you are not better, I would recommend she see a dermatologist for diagnosis and to discuss treatment options that can help. Does it look similar to the picture in the link below? ...Read more