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What Do I Do About My Babies Rash Due To Saliva
My baby has red, itchy rashes only on her cheeks that comes and goes. Her doctor said It is caused by her saliva. Would it be eczema?
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
My baby 1yr has little red dots around her mouth that come and go i think it's a heat rash or from her saliva.. How do I get rid of it or help it?
Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but i n
You : You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 22 weeks old and has gotten a rash on his cheeks and nose, but is acting normally. What can we do about it?
If he has a fever...: ...It could be a virus, and you should see your pediatrician. If no fever it could still be a virus, or he could have come in contact with something he's allergic to, possibly something floating in the air like dust or pollen. You can try some 1/2% Hydrocortisone cream, but if the rash persists you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: In general if the rash bothers your baby it should be addressed. There are many causes of rash from dry skin, to irritation from soap or detergent, to infection with virus, bacteria, or fungus/yeast. If you don't know the cause, a doctor visit can help identify it. If baby also has fever, fussiness, poor feeding, or other symptoms then see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby develop yeast rash on his neck, back and buttock for about a month now what can I do to treat it?
May not be yeast!: That pattern is more typical of seborrheic dermatitis. "yeast" medicines won't help, but anti-inflammatory ("cortisone" related) creams will. If your own doc is having trouble with this, you might see a pediatric dermatologist. Keep in mind that to diagnose your infant accurately, we'd need to know his age, health status, & what has and hasn't worked. Actually seeing the rash helps us too! ...Read more
Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?
Reality bites: A baby born to a mother during her first herpes outbreak has a significant risk of developing herpes encephalitis and dying or ending up with severe brain damage. That risk drops significantly for recurrent outbreaks but some have c-section deliveries to avoid any risk. I've cared for these babies born to mothers who were not aware of the problem.A brain damaged baby is not what they wanted. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a really bad daiper rash. For about 2 and 1/2 weeks. I have tried butt paste, extra strength butt paste, triple paste, baby powder, vaseline. Nothing seems to help in fact it seems to get worse. And every chance she gets she scratches it
Try: Mixing Hydrocortisone 1% cream and lotrimin af cream and apply them 3 times a day. If you change the diaper more than 3 times a day, then use any other diaper cream on the additional diaper changes. If it is better after 3 days, continue the lotrimin af for 2 weeks and stop the hydrocortisone. If not better after 3 days then see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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