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What should i use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Diaper rash: The best trick to prevent a diaper rash is to change the diaper quickly whenever your baby dirties or pees. Exposing the diaper area to the air several times a day will also help. Do not wash bottoms with soap and water everytime he soils the diaper; wipes are good enough. Then apply an ointment - vaseline, vit. A&d, aquaphor at each change.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
In addition : To what dr. Garcia had recommended, believe it or not , maalox or mylanta ( antacids) works wonder with excoriated , raw , irritated bottom. It neutralizes the acid and soothes the affected areas!
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Feces/urine are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury from friction from the nappy and rubbing her bottom when moving. Change her more frequently and apply good protective skin cream frequently.

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

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Zinc oxide : Is a common and effective ingredient in many over the counter barrier creams.
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