Home treatment is generally all that is needed for most cases of diaper rash. At the first sign of a diaper rash, try the following steps:
- Keep the skin dry, and make sure the skin is not in contact with urine and stool.
- Change the diaper or incontinence brief every time it is wet or soiled. During the daytime, check the diaper or brief every 3 hours. You may need to change the diaper or brief during the night to prevent or clear up a rash. It is not unusual to change a diaper or brief 8 times in a 24-hour period.
- Use a superabsorbent disposable diaper.
- Gently wash the diaper area with warm water and a soft cloth. Rinse well and dry completely.
- Do not use any soap unless the area is very soiled. Use only a mild soap if soap is needed.
- Do not use “baby wipes” that have alcohol or propylene glycol to clean the skin while a diaper rash is present. These may burn the skin and spread bacteria on the skin.
- You may use a blow-dryer set on warm setting to get the diaper area fully dry on adults. Do not use a blow-dryer on babies or small children.
- Leave diapers and incontinence briefs off as much as possible.
- Protect the healthy skin near the rash with a cream such as Desitin, Diaparene, A&D Ointment, or zinc oxide. Do not apply the cream to broken skin, because it can slow the healing process.
- If you use a disposable product, fold the plastic area away from the body, and do not put the diaper on too tightly. Do not use bulky or many-layered diapers or incontinence
- Do not use plastic pants until the rash is gone.
- Give more fluids to make the urine less concentrated. Cranberry juice may be used by adults and children over 12 months of age. Do not use other juices, which may make the urine more irritating to the skin not get better after several days, try the following steps.
- Soak in a warm bath for 10 minutes, 3 times a day, if the skin is very raw.
- For babies and young children, add 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of baking soda to a baby tub, a basin of warm water, or a bathtub. Remember, do not bathe a baby until the umbilical cord has fallen off, and never leave a child alone while he or she is in the bath.
- Have older children and adults sit in a bathtub with a few inches of warm water or use a sitz bath.
- If you use a disposable product, change brands or switch to a cloth product. Try a superabsorbent disposable diaper or brief with absorbent gelling material (AGM), which pulls moisture away from the skin. Some people are less likely to develop a rash with one diapering product than another.
- If you use a cloth product, switch to a disposable product. The cloth or the products used to clean the cloth diaper may be causing the rash.
- If you use cloth and do not want to switch to a disposable product, change detergents.
- Rinse diapers or briefs twice when washing.
- Use vinegar in the final rinse at a strength of 1 fl oz (30 mL) vinegar to 1 gal (4 L) of water.
When treating a diaper rash:
- Do not use a nonprescription adult vaginal yeast medicine on a baby or child. Check with your doctor before using any product made for an adult on a baby or child.
- Adults can use a nonprescription adult yeast medicine to treat diaper rash. Follow the instructions on the package.
- Do not use baby powder while a rash is present. The powder can build up in the skin creases and hold moisture. This may help bacteria grow and cause an infection.Do not use cornstarch on a rash in the diaper area. Cornstarch also allows bacteria to grow.
Creatinine is an excretory product formed from muscles and filtered out through kidneys and passed out in urine. The normal level of blood creatinine is 0.6 to 1.2 milligram per 100 ml of blood.
When the kidneys do not function properly, the blood creatinine level rises. Patients with diabetes or hypertension have greater chance of kidney damage. Many drugs are likely to induce kidney damage. These include antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, vancomycin: analgesics like acetomorphin, aspirin, ibuprofen: antiviral drugs like acyclovir: proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole and pantoprazole: arthritis drug like infliximab; anticonvulsant like phenytoin and chemotherapy drugs used during cancer treatment. This is recommended that a patients with progressive kidney damage must avoid using the above class of drugs.
When the creatinine level rises above 10mg/dl, dialysis is recommended. The main symptoms include tiredness, shortness of breath, confusion and dehydration. Serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen tests are done during routine health check up. Nephrologists use these test to know about the kidney health and the assess the gradual progression of kidney disease, if any. However, the serum creatinine level may rise temporarily if the body is dehydrated, there is less volume of blood or the person eats large amount of meat or due to some medication.
If kidney damage is indicated, blood pressure must be under control to prevent further damage. The patient can be put on low protein diet to reduce load upon kidneys. This is not possible to reverse the already damaged kidney, but to prevent further loss is of course possible through medication and diet control.
Physical exercise and balanced diet are found to be very helpful in control of hypertension and in turn, prevention of further kidney damage.
This is suggested that all adult above 35 years of age must get serum creatinine level checked at least once every two years, as sometimes the kidney damage progresses silently and the symptoms appear at very advanced stage where the damage is no longer controllable and proves fatal.
Ibuprofen on an empty stomach may cause Stomach Ulcer..
My Uncle, and IAS, went to my native place to celebrate Holi. As usual, the typical Indian delicacies were served. Before even enjoying them, he took Ibuprofen as he was suffering a tooth ache. Within hours, he suffered from massive stomach ache- the delicacies being held has the culprit. We all rushed to the nearest nursing home. The doctor was quick to diagnose, Ibuprofen empty stomach, as the culprit. A thorough stomach was being done to relieve him.
Ibuprofen is an over the counter painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug widely used. Few people know that if it is taken empty stomach, it can corrode the inner lining of stomach and can cause severe ulceration. In more severe cases, bleeding may start. The maximum permissible dose of ibuprofen is 2400mg/day. Any dose beyond this are bound to cause the side effects. This must be kept in mind that this drug is never taken empty stomach. Paracetamol can be a more preferred drug of choice which can be taken empty stomach and don’t have any such side effects.
Ibuprofen Other side effects
commonly Side Effects include :
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Gas problem
- Itching in eyes
- Itching or Rashes
- Diarrhea, etc.
And Instant Contact with your doctor If you anything feel like :
- Signs of heart attack
- Stomach Ulcer
- Signs of Stroke
- vision change
- Shortness of breath
- Anemia : pale skin, high BP,etc.
- Kidney Problem: pain while urination , swelling in your feet and ankles,etc.
- liver Problem: stomach pain, dark urine, etc.
Normally an Adult dose for Osteoarthritis
400mg to 800mg in every 6 to 8 hr
May be increased by the doctor’s prescription Upto 2400mg .
An Adult dose for Pain
200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr as required.
An Adult Dose for Fever
200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr. as required.
patient have to well hydrated before ibuprofen doses.
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