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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can i most quickly get rid of a diaper rash?

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Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Cleaning: Cleaning with water and or soap and rinse with water followed by desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to 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.)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Zinc Oxide or petroleum based products can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. Can bathe daily with gentle cleanser until rash heals. Wash cloth diapers in gentle detergents.
May 27, 2015

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of persistent diaper rash?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Diaper rash: If a diaper rash doesn't respond to frequent diaper changes and a good diaper cream, in a day or so; it may be a yeast diaper rash, or an infection. Have your pediatrician check it out
A 29-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of diaper rash?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Several causes: Diaper rashes are very common in babies and infants. They are usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. To avoid a rash keep the diaper area clean and dry and use some type of moisture barrier such as one containing zinc oxide. If you think it may be a yeast rash, use an antifungal cream. If the rash persists or causes discomfort, talk to your pediatrician.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to get rid of diaper rash?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you get diaper rash from a wetsuit?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Occlusion rashes: Skin that is moist and covered with tight material, especially when activities cause friction between a material and the skin, can produce rashes.
A 52-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Stay dry: Keep the area as dry as possible. If there is itching & redness, some over the counter medications may help (antifungals). Be careful using otc steroid creams. If diabetic, see your pcp. Wear cotton underwear or none at all when possible but if wearing diapers, change ofen, wash often, dry often, use absorbent material like corn starch and use barrier creams (some have zinc). If ?'s, see pcp!

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