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Are baby wipes safe for vaginal area?

Are baby wipes safe for vaginal area?

Baby wipes: I usually recommend using wash water and dry wipes for the first 6 weeks. After that period of time, it is safe to use baby wipes but I usually ask parents to use the non fragrance "sensitive" wipes. They are often less irritating. ...Read more

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Can using baby wipes help with occasional vaginal itching and help prevent yeast infections?

Can using baby wipes help with occasional vaginal itching and help prevent yeast infections?

May be: Help with the itch, but won't help prevent yeast infection, if you do have it, antifungal creams OTC would help, if no improvement you need to see your doctor/gynecologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the sexual and vaginal impact of having many babies?

What's the sexual and vaginal impact of having many babies?

I assume u mean vag: Deliveries, some people do fine, many women end up with vaginal and uterine prolapse when they are older requring surgery, rectocele and or cystocele, urine incontinence, the vagina will be more stertched out so could cause less sexual satisfaction, one thing you can be doing now are kagel exercises to try to tighten up teh vagina. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

Urine collection: Just simple soap and water before you apply a urine bag. If the purpose of the urine collection is other than a urinalysis, e.g., to rule out urinary infection, the best procedure should be a bladder catheterization performed by her doctor. ...Read more

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Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

IVH...: ...Is usually a problem in severe preemies, and is common in c-section preemies as well. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for vaginal discharges for babies and can this problem be rectified?

What are the reasons for vaginal discharges for babies and can this problem be rectified?

Leukorrhea: In newborn girls, it is very common to see a whitish vaginal discharge. It is temporary and the result of in utero exposure to mom's hormones. ...Read more

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Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

Usually not a proble: Babies transit a birth canal that often has a variety of germs including candida.It is ingested as are other germs and will eventually become part of the germs that normally populate the intestines. Rare kids will have an extensive candida skin rash at birth but most do not. The sugar in frequent feedings increase chances of oral candida & diapers trap moisture & contribute to candida diaper rash. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks 6 days, we did a vaginal ultrasound today and the babies heart rate was 73. Is there any hope my baby will survive?

I'm 5 weeks 6 days, we did a vaginal ultrasound today and the babies heart rate was 73. Is there any hope my baby will survive?

Ultrasound: Did they ask for you to have a repeat ultrasound in a week or two? The ultrasound that you describe above really was very early and would be best to have repeated. ...Read more

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Late 30s. Can I somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies I'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

Late 30s. Can I somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies I'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

VBAC: If you've never had a c-section, then unless there is trouble during delivery then vaginal birth should be expected. If you've had a previous c-section then there is controversy about following deliveries and the safety of a vaginal birth. Many obs will default for repeat c-sections because the risk of uterine rupture and other serious complications are high in subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more

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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Yes: Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes). One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning. ...Read more

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How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between baby wipes and wetted tissues for wiping your bum?

Components: Propitiatory wipes often contain fragrance & preservatives that can irritate raw skin. Wet tissues will generally not. I often have moms make their own with baby oil, paper towels and a zip lock bag. ...Read more

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Two days ago I had rough sex (6 times)between 10pm and 7am. I've noticed now that when I wipe (wet baby wipes unscented)I have skin coming out. Normal?

Two days ago I had rough sex (6 times)between 10pm and 7am. I've noticed now that when I wipe (wet baby wipes unscented)I have skin coming out. Normal?

Here's the "skinny": With such extensive rubbing of the labia during the "rough sex" the epithelial (skin) cells are abraded on the top layer and exfoliate. (come off). When that occurs the dermis (under layer of skin) try to rapidly replace the skin cells that have been removed (epithelialization). This is the normal process of skin replacement. ...Read more

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Is baby wipes good for acne?

Is baby wipes good for acne?

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

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Which baby wipes are he best?

Which baby wipes are he best?

Moist Paper Towels: Wet wipes out of a box can cause a distinct type of diaper rash, it looks like red "parentheses" around the anus, and there really isn't a brand that is totally safe from that. Every time in the past that a baby's treatment with creams failed, removing wet wipes helped, so now I just start by recommending cleaning with moistened paper towels. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to use baby wipes to clean butt?

Please advise if it's normal to use baby wipes to clean butt?

Yes: It is normal. Water is probably best since you don't expose the butt to chemicals or irritants. ...Read more

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How come after I wipe my butt it still itches, even when I use baby wipes?

Time to be seen: Time to go see your doctor - could be many things. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between using women's personal cleansing cloths and baby wipes?

Yes: Baby wipes are much more gentle with regards to perfumes, dyes, chemicals, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use baby wipes to clean cups and dinnerware that we'll use later to eat from?

Is it safe to use baby wipes to clean cups and dinnerware that we'll use later to eat from?

Would not: Wipes are not intended to be used this way. You are not cleaning them and you can get bacterial overgrowth on the cups and dishes, not to mention the chemicals you are potentially ingesting.
Use plain soap and water. Can not beat it. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes bad for an adult vagina?

BABY WIPES: Wipes clean the baby and can do the same for adults also. ...Read more

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Is using baby wipes inside the vagina considered safe?

Is using baby wipes inside the vagina considered safe?

Baby wipes: It is all right to gently use baby wipes on the inner labia of the vaginal wall. You may want to use the sensitive wipes though and do not be aggressive. Also, I do not recommend using wipes inside the vaginal canal. If you are unsure where to use the wipes, speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How come I had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

How come I had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

Contact dermatitis: Any product that comes in contact with the skin can cause a reaction known as contact dermatitis. The most common products include those with fragrances and artificial colors. If one brand causes a reaction, then try a different brand, preferably one without fragrance or color added. ...Read more

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Is it common for women to use baby wipes when on their period?

Yes: Baby wipes are used by a lot of people, for many resons other than just changing babies. ...Read more