A 44-year-old member asked:
what should an older adult do about a diaper rash?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 40 years experience
Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.)
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can an adult do about a diaper rash?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Treat as needed: Treatment would be the same as for an infant.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis....
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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