the most commonly used and trusted items can cause rashes. Many lotions that are
meant to soothe rashes contain lanolin which can irritate the skin of babies
who are sensitive to this oily ingredient and cause the rash to get worse.
a well publicized case, Carter's, a very respected children's clothing manufacturer,
ran into a problem with their fall 2007 catalog. There were reports that babies
with very sensitive skin were having allergic
reactions to the heat-transferred, or tag-less, labels used in the baby clothing.
appears that a very small percentage of children can be allergic to one or more
ingredients in the labels. The solid, rather than stenciled, background on the
fall 2007 labels appears to have produced a more pronounced and noticeable reaction
among those children who are most allergic to the ink," the company's announcement
a majority of rashes that appear in infants and young children are non-life threatening
and usually go away by themselves or with the aid of medications. Creams and lotions may also be prescribed to help soothe an accompanying painful burn or
out more about the most common kids' rashes in our Web guide to the topic offering
identifying pictures, typical symptoms, and expert advice on treating those often
scary but mostly annoying bumps, spots and blotches ....
More about rashes around the Web:
- An extensive guide to the most common rashes developed in childhood including
pictures & descriptions of fifth's disease, roseola, coxsackie, impetigo,
and insect bites, plus when to see a doctor and related conditions that warrant
a trip to the emergency room.
Rashes in Children - Brief overview with details on fungal, bacterial
and viral rashes, typical rashes seen in infants & newborns, with more serious
symptoms of petechiae and when to see a doctor. Also includes a glossary of terms,
related links and references.
Rashes - Common questions parents ask about measles, chicken pox and fifth's
disease including pictures, descriptions, causes, symptoms, how long a child may
remain infectious, with tips and advice for at-home care.
Rashes in Children - Web-MD guide with discussions on causes, symptoms and treatment of scarlet fever,
fifth disease, roseola, coxsackie, infant rashes, fungal and parasitic rashes,
information is intended as reference and not as medical advice. All treatment
decisions should be made by medical professionals.