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What Color Baby Dirty Diaper
I assume: you mean by "dirty diaper" diapers containing stool. 7 or 8 stools per day may not be unusual, but if it is a big change from previously, you should take your baby to her pediatrician. If she is making fewer urine soaked diapers, it could mean she's dehydrated and needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 4 weeks old baby to have poop right after his bottle milk? He almost have 10 or more dirty diaper a day now?
Depends: A breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo with every feed or a giant blowout once every week.Normal volume is about 1/2 cup/day at 4wks. See the dr if concerned. ...Read more
My 16 month old had a dirty diaper earlier and part of it was black and the other part looked like clay what does this mean?
Need to check: If the baby has been eating well, has no signs of stomach ache and this is the only time the BM looks like that, it is probably no worrisome. However, he/she needs to be check by the pediatrician to make sure it is not blood that has turned the BM black. It is not very common though. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 5 week old to have one dirty diaper after 24 hours and the next after 48 hours? This started just after we started supplementing
Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok I have seen the doctors 2 separate times on this and was told it was a form of staff but I'm not getting how my son would even get this. I change his diaper all the time so it's not like he is dirty down there at all. I thought staff is a life thing on
Staph: Staphylococcal bacteria is everywhere around us. Bullous impetigo in the diaper area, which is blisters caused by staph bacteria is fairly common. It should be able to be treated with antibiotics and an anti bacterial ointment. It has nothing to do with you changing his diaper. If it is persistent, see an infectious disease doctor, to be sure it is not a resistant strain. ...Read more
See pediatrician: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
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