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Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby?

Posted 21 Jun 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 – Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have? Faced with just that dilemma, two married Los Angeles doctors turned to a diaper-free approach with their third child, using an apparently ages-old method known as "elimination communication," or EC. EC definitely isn't for everyone, and probably wouldn't work well in a daycare setting, Drs. Jeffrey Bender and Rosemary She acknowledged. But for those interested, the couple said getting babies to cooperate with EC is surprisingly straightforward. The practice relies on gauging a baby's natural timing and cues – such as facial gestures – to recognize when they need to urinate or defecate and holding them over a toilet at those times. In addition to environmental benefits, the uncommon approach can also reduce ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Nizoral (ketoconazole) Oral Tablets: Drug Safety Communication - Prescribing for Unapproved Uses including Skin and Nail Infections Continues; Linked to Patient Death

Posted 23 May 2016 by

ISSUE: FDA is warning health care professionals to avoid prescribing the antifungal medicine ketoconazole oral tablets to treat skin and nail fungal infections. Use of this medication carries the risk of serious liver damage, adrenal gland problems, and harmful interactions with other medicines that outweigh its benefit in treating these conditions, which are not approved uses of the drug. FDA approved label changes for oral ketoconazole tablets in 2013 to reflect these serious risks and to remove the indications for treatment of skin and nail fungal infections. However, an FDA safety review found that oral ketoconazole continues to be prescribed for these types of conditions. Since the 2013 labeling change, one patient death has been reported to the FDA due to liver failure associated with oral ketoconazole prescribed to treat a fungal infection of the nails.  See the full Drug Safety ... Read more

Related support groups: Ketoconazole, Tinea Corporis, Onychomycosis - Toenail, Tinea Cruris, Diaper Rash, Tinea Barbae, Tinea Versicolor, Nizoral, Cutaneous Candidiasis, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Tinea Pedis, Onychomycosis, Tinea Capitis, Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Cutaneous Sporotrichosis, Dermatophytosis, See also Cutaneous Fungal Infections, Eumycetoma, Cutaneous Fungal Infection, Chromomycosis

Preventing Diaper Rash

Posted 5 Jan 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 – Diaper rash is a common problem for babies, but parents can take steps that help keep skin from getting red and inflamed. "The best way to prevent and treat diaper rash is to keep your baby's skin as dry and clean as possible," Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "With the right care, diaper rash should clear in about three to four days," he added. The most important preventive measure is to change wet or dirty diapers as soon as possible. This reduces moisture on the skin, which can inflame a rash. Be gentle when cleaning the diaper area and use water and a soft washcloth or baby wipes that are alcohol- and fragrance-free. After cleaning, let your baby go diaper-free for as long as possible so that the skin can dry and ... Read more

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Health Tip: Signs of a Yeast Diaper Rash

Posted 4 Nov 2014 by

-- While diaper rash is common and usually clears up with at-home care, a yeast diaper rash can be more serious and may need a doctor's attention. The Boston Children's Hospital mentions these warning signs: Development of sores or blisters that are larger than 1 inch across. A rash that doesn't get better within three days, or a rash that starts to bleed or turns bright red or raw. Formation of crusts, pimples, blisters or boils. A rash that spreads beyond the diaper area, or affects baby's sleep. Development of a fever for an unknown reason. Read more

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How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash

Posted 18 Mar 2013 by

SUNDAY, March 17 – Baby "wipes" and scented skin lotions can lead to diaper rash in infants, but new parents can soothe their baby's irritated skin and prevent a recurrence, says an expert from the Loyola University Health System. Since loose stools are the leading cause of diaper rash, breast-fed babies may be more susceptible to this common and uncomfortable skin reaction, said Dr. Bridget Boyd, director of the newborn nursery at Loyola University Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Babies who breast-feed produce looser stools more frequently, she explained. However, doctors recommend breast-feeding because of the many benefits it provides babies. "Diaper rash is caused by the skin's reaction to irritants such as excessive moisture, lotions, wipes, diapers or a child's waste," Boyd added in a Loyola news ... Read more

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Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Posted 6 Sep 2011 by

-- Diaper rash is usually easily treated and isn't a cause for concern. But severe cases may require a doctor's care. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these warning signs that diaper rash should be evaluated by a medical professional: If the rash occurs before 6 weeks of age. If the rash is accompanied by ulcers, pimples or a fever. If the infant also has weight loss and a poor appetite. If the rash is characterized by large bumps. If the rash spreads to other areas. If the rash doesn't improve after a week of treatment. Read more

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Pumpkin May Fight Yeast Infections

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 – As you carve your Halloween jack-o-lantern, consider this new finding: That pumpkin holds potential as a treatment for yeast infections in adults and babies. Korean researchers, reporting online recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, examined whether proteins extracted from pumpkin rinds might stop yeast-infection fungus from growing. Pumpkins have long been used as folk medicine in some regions of the world, and researchers have suggested they might have antibiotic powers. In the laboratory, one of the proteins stopped the growth of a fungus called Candida albicans that causes vaginal yeast infections, diaper rash and other conditions. No side effects were evident. The researchers report that the protein found in pumpkins could hold promise as a treatment for people and also help fight fungus that attacks crops. More information Learn more about ... Read more

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