A few months ago the kind people at Clean Rest offered to send me their allergen-free encasement products to try. I had heard about allergen-free slipcovers for years but had never bought any. I seem to do fine at home; rather I don't notice that I'm allergic to my own stuff. I wash my sheets in hot water weekly, my duvet cover each season and my duvet and pillows annually. I have only two area rugs that are vacuumed weekly and the wood floor is vacuumed and washed weekly. However my mattress is old, over 10 years, and according to their site : "A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the average mattress will weigh twice as much after 10 years due to the build-up of dust mites." Ewww. Aside from thinking about my dust-filled mattress, I know it's when I travel that I have the most problems with dust, mold, itchy blankets or dusty duvets, old mattresses, old pillows and feathers. Hotels seem to think the more expensive the down pillows...
Dermatitis - diaper and Candida; Candida-associated diaper dermatitis; Diaper dermatitis
The best treatment for a diaper rash is to keep the diaper area clean and dry. This will also help prevent new diaper rashes.
Always wash your hands after changing a diaper
Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
Avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
Do NOT use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper rash worse
Do NOT use talc (talcum powder). It can get into your baby's lungs
Change your baby's diaper often, and as soon as possible after the baby urinates or passes stool
Lay your baby on a towel without a diaper on whenever possible. The more time the baby can be kept out of a diaper, the better
Generic Name: PROGESTIN/ESTROGEN CONTRACEPTIVE - ORAL Pronounced: (proe-JES-tin/ES-troe-jen) Ortho Tri-Cyclen (28) Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to any estrogens (e.g., ethinyl estradiol,
mestranol) or any progestins (e.g., norethindrone, desogestrel); or if you have
any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
history of stroke or other blood clots (e.g., in the legs,
severe high blood pressure
abnormal breast exam
cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer)
diabetes that has caused kidney/eye/nerve/blood vessel
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