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5-Month-Old Baby (22 Weeks)

Diaper Rash Treatment

When your little one develops a diaper rash, every parent wishes they could make it all better as quickly as possible. However, with what seems like an endless number of diaper rash products on the market, how do you know what is best?
 
First, while there are many different products for preventing and/or treating diaper rashes, there are actually only a few different categories.
 
Many of these products are available over the counter and can be used to effectively treat a diaper rash. In addition to these products, you should also follow the other recommendations for treating/preventing a diaper rash, such as:
 
  • Changing diapers frequently
  • Cleaning the diaper area completely (but gently)
  • Airing out the area as much as practically possible.
     
Finally, if the rash does not clear up in a couple of days following these suggestions, contact your healthcare provider. You might need a cream or ointment that is only available with a prescription.
 

Antibiotics for When Mom Gets Sick

Getting sick is the pits. Getting sick when you are a mom is even worse because you can't take the day off. On top of that, things can get even more complicated if you are breastfeeding your baby. Some antibiotics can cause a few side effects and some of those can even be passed on to your baby.
 
If you are breastfeeding and have come down with a bug that requires you to take antibiotics, you may want to make sure that the medication your healthcare provider has prescribed will not have a negative effect on your little one. The best thing to do is to confirm that you can continue breastfeeding while taking the medication. Beyond that, you may want to learn more about any side effects you should keep an eye out for.
 
(eMedTV has in-depth information on dozens of antibiotics, including articles about specific side effects and whether breastfeeding is safe. Use the search box at the top of the page to find the antibiotic you are taking. You can also click directly on any of these common antibiotics:
 
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