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Balmex Diaper Rash Ointment
My 3 weeks old son has severe diaper rash and it is getting deep and deep everyday. i used destine w/o result,using AD ointment w/o result.what to do?
See Your Doctor Now: Prolonged exposure to heat and moisture break down the skin barrier leading to rashes. The constant presence of urine/feces make healing the skin difficult. Thorough cleansing of skin each diaper change w/ mild soap/water, allowing skin to air dry fully, use of barrier creams usually works. However yeast infections require medicated creams. See your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment..what should we do?
Hard without exam: A generic answer is every rash lasting more than 3 days will have some yeast in there as a factor. In some locals meds for this are available over the counter. Commercial wipes can aggravate any rash, so cleansing with mild soap/water and drying with a hair dryer/no heat can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 month old boy has real bad diaper rash, I tried all ointments in local stores, none help, it's red and small bumps, painfull, pls advise?
May be yeast: Babies can actually get yeast infections of their diaper area. It usually looks like beefy red bumps that are fairly close together, and they may be on a red patch of skin. Sometimes the skin even breaks open. If this is the case, an anti fungal cream added to his normal diaper cream helps clear up symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?
Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It depends: Where is yest infection you wont to treat? ...Read more
Corticosteroids: Topical antibiotics like neosporin and drying agents like diaper rash ointment - usually zinc oxide and vitamin d in petroleum jelly - offer no beneficial effects for the treatment of poison oak. Cortiocsteroid creams are effective if the rash has not reached the blistering stage (see photo). At that point the only effective treatment is corticosteroids either orally (prednisone) or by injection. ...Read more