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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. would desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?

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Dr. Chi Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is ok.: If it's due to irritation, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or even just plain vaseline should resolve your problem in a 2-3 days. If it's due to an infection, it will not improve, the pain will worsen, and you will need to see a doctor.

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