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Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Yes: Yes, desiring is a moisture barrier. Another inexpensive product you might try (another soothing moisture barrier used by adults) is calmoseptine, which is available over the counter as well. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What to use on minor anal rash?

What to use on minor anal rash?

Anal rash: There are numerous ointment that are available for abal rashes, most of them contain Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an anal rash.what can I use to heal it?

What to do if I have an anal rash.what can I use to heal it?

Keep clean: Try sitz baths, Tuck's pads (witch hazel) and mild OTC steroid cream. If no better in 5-7 days, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy anal rash?

Itchy anal rash?

See a Doctor: See the doctor for a complete evaluation since this could be an infectious process or a fissure or hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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Anal rash during period while wearing a pad. How can I prevent this?

Rash: You may be sensitive to something in the pad--fragrance, lining, etc, using a contact barrier cream: vaseline, a&d pint, aquaphor may help. Mild rash can be reduced by otc cortisone cream. ...Read more

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My 15 month son is having rashes on anal after going potty 4_5 times what should I do?

My  15 month son is having rashes on anal after going potty 4_5 times what should I do?

Stool testing: It depends on what is causing the rash. Some types of diarrhea are acidic and irritates the skin. Infection by some parasites could lead to rash. Also eczema some times can lead to anal rash. I would recommend stool testing first. ...Read more

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Found a small sore Near the head of penis, after it dissapeared had some rashes near anal region. Is this symptom of syphyllis Will I know if it is?

It may be, need test: It could be syphilis- a painless ulcer, then a rash which could be anal warts. Or another STD. If you had unprotected sex, get tested for all STD's (but it can take 8 weeks from the time of the sore for the syphilis test to be positive) and an exam. They may treat you without waiting for the results, especially if your partner was male. Also get tested for HIV- everyone should know their status. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more