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Vaginal Health And Baby Wipes
Scientific Rx: Don't waste your time. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength medicine. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that cannot be cured but can be managed. If you are responsible for physical & emotional health of a teen, please get junior to effective treatment. ...Read more
Can I use any baby diaper cream for the irritating itch and discomfort from my own vaginal yeast infection?
24 weeks pregnant. No yeast infection or BV but external vaginal moisture bothers me. Can i use vaseline/petroleum jelly externally as a moisture barrier without risk to my unborn baby?
Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more
Baby girl born today via csectn. Placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. What should be worried about? Baby OK?
None: We generally do not recommend the use of talcum powder on the vulva or over the genitals for "smelling fresh". Good vulvar hygiene with a very mild soap( ivory, dove & caress) and water are more than ample in "doing the job" of "freshness". ...Read more
No: The moisture of aloe will only make matters worse. You need to leave area open to air as much as possible. Keep diapers changed frequently to prevent moisture build-up. Most of time prescription anti-yeast medication like Mycostatin (nystatin) ointment is also needed to clear the rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cam sperm mixed with water and soap cause pregnancy? Bf came on my breast and some on hand. Wiped&showered after.Washed my vagina w/feminine wash
Im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?
Variable: Depending on the packaging this could be weeks or days. Those with a way to provide air tight containment can hold their moisture for longer periods. Some lose it as soon as you open the pack/box and dry out over time depending on the humidity. ...Read more
Potentially very bad: All raw diary products can be contaminated with bacteria during the milking and production processes. Babies and the elderly are the ones most at risk for developing disease from these bacteria - Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Campylobacter and Listeria can be found in raw milk. Pasturization is the very simple process of heating the milk briefly at a temperature over 160 F that will kill thes ...Read more