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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant  Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

As soon as you want: Your baby doesn't do much to get themselves dirty, so most babies do not need a bath more than once or twice a week. Until the cord has fallen off and has healed, your baby's belly shouldn't be immersed in water, so that means sponge bathing. It's ok to use soap right after birth, just use a mild soap intended for infants. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

Safe: Generally, the baby soaps are formulated to be safe for the sensitive skin of a baby, and should be fine for you to use as well. There are no contraindications with the baby soap and Accutane use either that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wash your vagina out with soap?

Is it safe to wash your vagina out with soap?

No!: There is not reason, and this can cause problems. The vagina depends on a normal acidity, and washing it out can disturb this, causing an abnormal change in yeast and bacteria content. In general, the vagina does much better without douching or washing. ...Read more

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My electric tooth brush has dry tooth paste all over it. Is it safe to wash it in the sink with soap and warm water?

My electric tooth brush has dry tooth paste all over it. Is it safe to wash it in the sink with soap and warm water?

Put your tooth brush: Tips from electrics in the dish washer if you want, wash them with soap and water if you wish. They are fine to do that. Change them once every 6 months or when they flatten out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use feminine wash daily?or an ordinary soap,such as dove,would be enough?

Is it safe to use feminine wash daily?or an ordinary soap,such as dove,would be enough?

Never douche: Douching ("feminine wash") is not necessary for health or hygiene, and it increases the risk of vaginal infections. Don't do it, either with a feminine product, soap, or anything else. If you have symptoms that make you worried about a vaginal infection (discharge, odor, itching), douching won't cure it and could make it worse. See a doctor for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read more

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