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I have an 8 month baby girl who has diaper rash. It is bright red with a few little blisters. What do I do?

I have an 8 month baby girl who has diaper rash.  It is bright red with a few little blisters.  What do I do?

Go see doctor: Sounds like an infection. It could be fungal or bacterial. Have your family doc or pediatrician check it out and prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream ( sudocream).?

My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream ( sudocream).?

? yeast infection ?: Any bad diaper rash can be aggravated by yeast that are part of the normal germs in the poo. Antiseptic creams will not get rid of yeast. Nystatin or other anti-yeast products are likely needed in this case.Call in for rx or get it examined & treated. ...Read more

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My little girl is 3.5 yrs old and she's not fully potty trained yet.She has a bad diaper rash that comes and goes. What should I do?

My little girl is 3.5 yrs old and she's not fully potty trained yet.She has a bad diaper rash that comes and goes. What should I do?

Different rashes: There are two broad categories of diaper rash - infections and irritative. The infections can include yeast or bacterial. Irritation rashes are usually due to urine or stool contents irritating the skin. It's hard to tell without looking at the rash which it is, and the treatment varies greatly depending on what the cause is. If this keeps coming and going, its time for your pediatrician to peek! ...Read more

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My 8 month girl has diaper rash on outer part of vagina..applied zinc oxide and is still there..pls help? We tried not to put diapers anymore

My 8 month girl has diaper rash on outer part of vagina..applied zinc oxide and is still there..pls help? We tried not to put diapers anymore

See answer: Zinc oxide application may take some time to help. Diaper free time also helps. U may need to get an antifungal cream ( now a days available over the counter) like clotrimazole( LOTRIMIN) and try that. If these fail u shd see a pediatrician or a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis to get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Docs, could a girl get a yeast infection on the outside of the vagina like a diaper rash?

Docs, could a girl get a yeast infection on the outside of the vagina like a diaper rash?

Diaper rashes, yeast: Children are prone to yeast infections in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. Its usually appears as red itchy bumps, occassionally with fissures, inflammation and tenderness. These rashes frequently resolve with topical antifungal creams, if treated until gone plus three more days. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

See pediatrician: 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.) ...Read more

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Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Diaper rash appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who are incontinent or paralyzed. Identifying a diaper rash is usually fairly easy. The rash is located on skin underneath the diaper area. The skin is red and irritated. It may be over thebottom or genital area, or ...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