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can baby powder help yeast infections

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
YEAST INFECTION: The dermatitis should be re-evaluated. Have another md see it. Yeast indection last only few days with proper rx.
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The rash should have resolved, with treatment. I would have the rash re-evaluated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
White patches & rash: Babies commonly can have two types of yeast infections: thrush and diaper dermatitis. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, and appears as white p ... Read More
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Red, blotchy rash: First off babies only get yeast on the outside, not inside like women do. Yeast, in babies, causes a beefy red blotchy rash in the diaper area. It's u ... Read More
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Dr. Lorne Bigley
34 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: The key to a good treatment is proper diagnosis. The redness in the neck folds could very well be yeast, but it could just be skin irritation too, or ... Read More
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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
17 years experience Neonatology
Yeast infection: It happens due to humidity. Try to keep the area dry, you can use some of the powder to help you keep the area dry. If there is already a fungal infec ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there.Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
no: This is an antibacterial agent.It has little or no effect on a yeast.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
About a week: Most time the yeast is easily cleared up but because of constant exposure sometimes it can take longer.. Good diaper care is very important.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
No powder: Baby powder should be limited or not used. It can be inhaled by the infant and cause lung inflammation. It does not help prevent yeast infections mo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Echidna,: No.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Baby powder: Baby powder shouldn't have any effect on a yeast infection. Feel free to use it if you want. Make sure you get your yeast infection treated if you'r ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: If you know that it is a yeast infection, then seek treatment from your pediatrician. Baby powder is irrelevant.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: A topical skin infection in or on your belly button will not give you an internal belly ache. Perhaps youalso have a stomach virus or gas?
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