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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 1996
What causes diaper rash? Do most babies get it? Does it depend on the kind of diapers you use?The most common type of diaper rash, called irritant diaper dermatitis, is common indeed. At least half of all infants get diaper rash at some time during their diaper careers. It is most common in the latter half of the first year, perhaps because the infant diet is changing at that time. Diaper rash is particularly likely when a baby has diarrhea.Diapered skin can become irritated for a variety of reasons.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B. Puttgen, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine departments of dermatology and pediatrics and assistant director of the division of pediatric dermatology and cutaneous laser center. What are the basics that new parents need to know about washing newborns and caring for their skin?
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | October 20, 1992
Q: My friend says teething gives her baby a diaper rash. That seems crazy to me. Is she right?A: Diaper rash is just one of the many symptoms blamed on teething at some time during the last 5,000 years. Your friend is in good company. The Greek physician Hippocrates, considered many the father of modern medicine, wrote that teething could cause gum symptoms, diarrhea, fever and even convulsions. Not so long ago people thought teething could be fatal.Some doctors still use teething as an explanation for mild symptoms that don't seem important enough to investigate and have no other obvious cause.
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | June 15, 2009
Question: : My 17-year-old son is feeling depressed. He is sad and tired and would sleep all day long if we allowed it. The doctor prescribed Prozac, but after the second day of taking it, my son said he had thoughts of suicide. I immediately stopped giving it to him. I would like to know more about the alternatives for treating depression. It is very hard for him to focus, so he didn't do well in school. The only thing that seems to interest him is composing songs and playing his guitar.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | December 16, 1994
Nationally known children's entertainer Barry Louis Polisar has a special bond with children. He can talk like them and walk like them, and his songs, including the classic "Don't Put Your Finger Up Your Nose," send them into spasms of laughter.To what does Mr. Polisar attribute his rapport with youngsters?"Basic immaturity," he replied.The singer-songwriter brought down the house at the Mount Airy Elementary School cafeteria yesterday, charming his young fans with songs, stories and poems that conjure up an irresistible world of childish anarchy.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | March 3, 1992
Q: My mother told me to clean my baby's bottom with a mild vinegar-water solution to clear up diaper rash. Since vinegar is an acid like urine, won't it just further irritate the rash?A: As you know, at one time all babies wore cloth diapers. A vinegar rinse for those diapers was sometimes suggested, since diaper rash was blamed on the irritating effect of ammonia. Ammonia is produced in a wet diaper when bacteria act on the urea in urine. Vinegar -- an acid -- was recommended to neutralize the ammonia -- a base.
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By Robin Stratton | April 11, 1994
I was fourteen -- just barelya good student -- painfully shy/# conscientious -- attended classgot pregnant on my first date.` (he treated me oh-so-tenderly)He wasn't one whit tender whenI screamed for endless hours and/# almost died before giving birthto our baby -- He slipped out oftown so he wouldn't miss his.` first exciting week of collegeMy higher education consisted of2& sore nipples diaper rash and colicAn elective in bottles and needlescame later -- too late -- they calledtold me he's dead at Fourteenth and;/ K Streets -- my child of fourteen -- my son
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By Stephen Smith and Stephen Smith,Knight Ridder/Tribune | February 7, 1999
Coming soon to a store near you: a diaper that fights diaper rash.A what?"We tried to design a diaper that is not just about containment, but is actually about caring for the child's skin," says Mauricio Odio, a toxicologist with Procter & Gamble, maker of the new Pampers Rash Guard.The rash-dashing diaper still does the dirty work, but it also lubricates a baby's bottom with petrolatum, the ointment that's the core ingredient of Vaseline."Petrolatum," Odio says, "is the standard for treatment of diaper rash.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B. Puttgen, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine departments of dermatology and pediatrics and assistant director of the division of pediatric dermatology and cutaneous laser center. What are the basics that new parents need to know about washing newborns and caring for their skin?
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September 22, 1991
A year has passed, but thanks to some quiet legal work folk-singer Barry Louis Polisar is back in the Anne Arundel County school system's good graces. County children are now free again to hear such noted Polisar ditties as the classic "I've Got a Teacher; She's So Mean," the more contemporary "Diaper Rash (A Monster Song)," and the ever-popular "Don't Stick Your Finger Up Your Nose."Don't let the outrageous titles mislead you. The songs and books behind them offend only the ears of adults who are sadly out of touch with the reality of youngsters today.
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By Laura Barnhardt, Sara Neufeld and Jennifer McMenamin and Laura Barnhardt, Sara Neufeld and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2005
Baltimore County social workers visited the home of Roy Lechner Jr. more than 150 times in the two years before he died of suspected abuse - but didn't feel they had conclusive evidence that the Dundalk boy was in danger. "This is not a case of a child falling through the cracks," said Baltimore County Department of Social Services Director Timothy W. Griffith, releasing a report outlining the agency's interaction with the family. "This is a case where there's been consistent involvement and a progressive escalation of our intrusive work with the family."
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | June 11, 2000
Q.My daughter called last night and complained that her brother's feet were stinking up her house. He lives with her family in their three-story home. I seem to recall a remedy for smelly feet in your column some time ago, but I forget what it was. Could you repeat it? Is there a house deodorizer? The smell from his feet is sickening. A.We have received many suggestions on how to deal with smelly feet, but we're not sure which one is strong enough to deal with such a powerful problem.
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By Stephen Smith and Stephen Smith,Knight Ridder/Tribune | February 7, 1999
Coming soon to a store near you: a diaper that fights diaper rash.A what?"We tried to design a diaper that is not just about containment, but is actually about caring for the child's skin," says Mauricio Odio, a toxicologist with Procter & Gamble, maker of the new Pampers Rash Guard.The rash-dashing diaper still does the dirty work, but it also lubricates a baby's bottom with petrolatum, the ointment that's the core ingredient of Vaseline."Petrolatum," Odio says, "is the standard for treatment of diaper rash.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 1996
What causes diaper rash? Do most babies get it? Does it depend on the kind of diapers you use?The most common type of diaper rash, called irritant diaper dermatitis, is common indeed. At least half of all infants get diaper rash at some time during their diaper careers. It is most common in the latter half of the first year, perhaps because the infant diet is changing at that time. Diaper rash is particularly likely when a baby has diarrhea.Diapered skin can become irritated for a variety of reasons.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | December 16, 1994
Nationally known children's entertainer Barry Louis Polisar has a special bond with children. He can talk like them and walk like them, and his songs, including the classic "Don't Put Your Finger Up Your Nose," send them into spasms of laughter.To what does Mr. Polisar attribute his rapport with youngsters?"Basic immaturity," he replied.The singer-songwriter brought down the house at the Mount Airy Elementary School cafeteria yesterday, charming his young fans with songs, stories and poems that conjure up an irresistible world of childish anarchy.
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By Robin Stratton | April 11, 1994
I was fourteen -- just barelya good student -- painfully shy/# conscientious -- attended classgot pregnant on my first date.` (he treated me oh-so-tenderly)He wasn't one whit tender whenI screamed for endless hours and/# almost died before giving birthto our baby -- He slipped out oftown so he wouldn't miss his.` first exciting week of collegeMy higher education consisted of2& sore nipples diaper rash and colicAn elective in bottles and needlescame later -- too late -- they calledtold me he's dead at Fourteenth and;/ K Streets -- my child of fourteen -- my son
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By Joe and Teresa Graedon | June 15, 2009
Question: : My 17-year-old son is feeling depressed. He is sad and tired and would sleep all day long if we allowed it. The doctor prescribed Prozac, but after the second day of taking it, my son said he had thoughts of suicide. I immediately stopped giving it to him. I would like to know more about the alternatives for treating depression. It is very hard for him to focus, so he didn't do well in school. The only thing that seems to interest him is composing songs and playing his guitar.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 16, 1993
Every year in the United States, about 4 million babies are born -- and each little bottom will be changed about 7,000 times before these babies graduate to training pants.You don't have to be a math whiz to realize this is a mountain of diapers -- about 17 billion each year. Of these, about 85 percent are thrown away because they are single-use diapers. (Disposable is a misnomer.)The diaper war is fueled by environmental passion that pits the cloth diaper users against single-use diaper users, some of whom, if questioned, will throw doubt on their choice by confessing feelings of guilt.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 16, 1993
Every year in the United States, about 4 million babies are born -- and each little bottom will be changed about 7,000 times before these babies graduate to training pants.You don't have to be a math whiz to realize this is a mountain of diapers -- about 17 billion each year. Of these, about 85 percent are thrown away because they are single-use diapers. (Disposable is a misnomer.)The diaper war is fueled by environmental passion that pits the cloth diaper users against single-use diaper users, some of whom, if questioned, will throw doubt on their choice by confessing feelings of guilt.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | October 20, 1992
Q: My friend says teething gives her baby a diaper rash. That seems crazy to me. Is she right?A: Diaper rash is just one of the many symptoms blamed on teething at some time during the last 5,000 years. Your friend is in good company. The Greek physician Hippocrates, considered many the father of modern medicine, wrote that teething could cause gum symptoms, diarrhea, fever and even convulsions. Not so long ago people thought teething could be fatal.Some doctors still use teething as an explanation for mild symptoms that don't seem important enough to investigate and have no other obvious cause.
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