A 38-year-old member asked:
It's okay to use desonide 0.05% cream on my 6 month old baby's diaper rash right?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Aimee Barton answered
22 years experience in Pediatrics
No : Steroid cream should never be used on a baby's diaper rash - or anywhere on a baby's skin without first seeing a doctor for diagnosis. Diaper rash is best treated by zinc oxide creams - put them on VERY THICK. You are not rubbing them in to treat the rash, rather, you are creating a barrier to prevent further irritation.
Answered on Jul 5, 2014
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!