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What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

Triple paste: Treiple paste is absorbent and will act as a barrier to protect skin from urine and feces. Clean with mild soapy water and then regularly apply triple paste to protect area. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

After you bathe...: ...Apply a good emollient lotion (any brand will do) to your skin while it is still moist, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't solve the problem, there is more going on than just dry skin, and you will have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dust mite skin rashes that won't go away, no insurance so I need a strong OTC cream that istopical but I don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?

Dust mite skin rashes that won't go away, no insurance so I need a strong OTC cream that istopical but I don't know what. I have tried hydrocortisone?

Dust Mites: Over-the-counter or prescription allergy drugs can help control symptoms.
Antihistamines relieve itching, sneezing, and watery eyes.
Decongestants help with nasal congestion.
Nasal steroids reduce swelling in your nose so you can breathe better.
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) may also be an option. They treat allergies over a long period of time. Ask your doctor if they make sense for you. ...Read more

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What are the best creams for diper rash that I can find at the store?

What are the best creams for diper rash that I can find at the store?

Find rash cause: I would try to find the cause of the rash first. Type of diapers, wipes, scented creams, soaps?
With that said, find a cream with the least ingredients possible and that creates a good skin barrier. Any cream that contains zinc oxide will provide a good barrier. Also let your infants diaper area air dry and avoid using wipes. Cleanse the diaper area with warm water and a gentle soap. ...Read more

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What's the best cream you can use for a bad rash on a new borne butt?

What's the best cream you can use for a bad rash on a new borne butt?

Depends on Reason: Depending on the reason/condition you would need cream, will give you the answer. Certainly, a "diaper dermatitis" is the most common and is really a type of contact dermatitis caused by a wet moist environment. Change the diaper regularly, and keep the area dry and clean. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream (zinc oxide) works well for this common condition, but get eval for proper visual diagnosis for best tx. ...Read more

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What is the best cream for under arm rash?

What is the best cream for under arm rash?

Skin Trouble: This is probably not going to lead to a good answer for you. There are too many variables here and the question is very limited. But, skin is one of the most difficult things to discuss online. One needs to see skin to give any expert advice. If your rash is not resolving it is time to get an in person evaluation by your family physician. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to put on a face rash? Stop face cream?

What is the best thing to put on a face rash? Stop face cream?

Stop face cream.: First stop all products. Than use Hydrocortisone for few days. If non responsive see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Hydrocortisone. 1: Apply cream to face avoid eyes three times a day for 5-7 days ...Read more

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How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read more

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There is a rash under boob that itchs, I think its from sweating. What cream is the best to buy?

There is a rash under boob that itchs, I think its from sweating. What cream is the best to buy?

Antifungal: An antifungal cream treats the infection, but sometiems you need to use a combination steroid and antifungal cream, prescription creams are better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Getting rid of an allergic rash - is hydrocortisone the best cream?

Getting rid of an allergic rash - is hydrocortisone the best cream?

If it works for you: Otc cortisone is a good cream for allergic rash, but often too weak for adult skin (quite good/adequate for kids and mild rash). There are many other creams/cortisone-variations will require prescriptions and thus must consult doc. So if rash is mild and otc works well, then it is good for you. Calamide may help as well. If not better, consult dor for a different treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help with a small rash on my armpit. Need an OTC cream or something to rid it?

Help with a small rash on my armpit. Need an OTC cream or something to rid it?

Underarm rash: Underarm rashes may be the result of an allergic reaction to a deodorant or antiperspirant. However, heat, fungal skin conditions as well as razor burn may be to blame too. A rash under the arm can be embarrassing as the urge to scratch may be over powering. You can try otc cortisone twice a day but if not improved see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring rash on my nose that only appears when it gets really hot. Are there any OTC creams that can take care of this type of rash?

I have a reoccurring rash on my nose that only appears when it gets really hot. Are there any OTC creams that can take care of this type of rash?

Nose rash: Best guess is that this represents a kind of acne. Therefore the best treatments are likely to be things like benzoyl peroxide, retin-a, topical antibiotics, or systemic antibiotics. Another possibility is seborrheic dermatitis (which would be unusual on the nose), and you could try cortisone cream 1% for that. ...Read more

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I've had a rash (jock itch?) for 6 months. I have tried many Otc creams & powders but it has not cleared. Can I use clobetasol propionate cream ups. 05

I've had a rash (jock itch?) for 6 months. I have tried many Otc creams & powders but it has not cleared. Can I use clobetasol propionate cream ups. 05

Tinea Incognito: If you actually have Jock itch, you issue is fungal and Clobetasol, a high potency steroid could make your fungal infection worse, causing Tinea Incognito. Also it should not be used in a occlusive area like your groin. It may be time for you to follow up with a doctor. If you cannot do so immediately, try washing area with Nizoral (ketoconazole) Dandruff shampoo, dry thoroughly and keep area dry with powder. ...Read more

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I have a pink rash on forehead that I can't get rid of using OTC creams? Is it keratosis?

I have a pink rash on forehead that I can't get rid of using OTC creams? Is it keratosis?

Can't see it: It is possible but can't tell what you have from your info here.
Characteric, appearance/color, size, duration are important features to know. Also what type of OTC cream you used. Being 40 something, an evaluation by your doc for possible skin cancer is strongly recommended. Most skin cancers when found early can be easily treated.
consult doc. Good luck ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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I have a acne-lookalike rash on my legs. Does not respond to OTC acne/antibacterial/fungus creams. Gets puss filled, red, and burns so-so.

I have a acne-lookalike rash on my legs. Does not respond to OTC acne/antibacterial/fungus creams. Gets puss filled, red, and burns so-so.

Need oral antibiotic: It is possible you have developed folliculitis and you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth. I would also stop shaving since you may be spreading the problem ...Read more

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I just used some cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 OTC steroid cream for a rash. I had forgotten I used it then rubbed regular scented lotion on top. Is this ok?

I just used some cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 OTC steroid cream for a rash. I had forgotten I used it then rubbed regular scented lotion on top. Is this ok?

Yes: No problem. As a rule of thumb, it is better to hold off applying another lotion or cream until 30 minutes have lapsed. ...Read more

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My 18 mo old has yeast diaper rash and nystatin hasn't worked at all! Can I use an otc cream for the rash like clotrimazole?

My 18 mo old has yeast diaper rash and nystatin hasn't worked at all! Can I use an otc cream for the rash like clotrimazole?

Yes you can, but: Use as directed, and twice a day for at least 10 - 14 days, keep the area clean and dry, treat oral candidiasis if present. If that doesn't work you need to see the pediatrician / dermatologist for a second look, best wishes ...Read more

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I can't get the cream fir my body so when I cream any lotion I get rashes what is my solution.

I can't get the cream fir my body so when I cream any lotion I get rashes what is my solution.

Clarify: I'm sorry I don't understand 'when I cream any lotion I get rashes'. What cream and what lotion? ...Read more

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Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Proper Dx first: A number of different conditions may present as "diaper rash." ...Read more

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I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply?

I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply?

Depends: One has to know what the diagnosis is. If it's an allergic reaction to clothing (contact dermatitis) a cortisone type cream would help. If it's a fungus infection an antifungal cream is indicated. If it's a bacterial infection (cellulitis) an antibacterial cream like bacitracin is needed. See your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment if your rash persists. ...Read more

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I have rashes in my pubic area. Its also itching badly. Can elica cream be used for that?

I have rashes in my pubic area. Its also itching badly. Can elica cream be used for that?

No: This is a potent topical corticosteroid cream. The pubic area is a sensitive area and I would avoid using a cream this potent as you can have significant side effects like skin atrophy, prominent blood vessels, and stretch marks if you don't have a pathology in that area that requires this. Please consider seeing a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment options. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes. Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Suggest an ointment or a cream for rashes arond anus happened due to constipation?

Suggest an ointment or a cream for rashes arond anus happened due to constipation?

Assuming you do not: Have an infection or excessive moisture, desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d ointment often helps. If they don't see your doctor for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes red rashes, and try topical creams and they r not working. It itching all thw time and hurts.

Red rash: More information is needed for us to be able to help you. Write back as to where you get the rash, circumstances, medicine used, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rashes on my body called eczema, and my cream just isn't working. Can someone help me?

What to do if I have rashes on my body called eczema, and my cream just isn't working. Can someone help me?

Eczema: Your primary care physician should be able to evaluate and treat your eczema or refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Hi is there any creams available that would toughen up my face to continue to use just for men beard dye to stop rashes?

Hi is there any creams available that would toughen up my face to continue to use just for men beard dye to stop rashes?

Diagnosis: You need to have the rash looked at so a diagnosis can be made. Then you know what medicine to use to heal (eradicate) the rash. ...Read more

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I have a problem of rashes on my buttocks with dark patches.... Please suggest me with some cream docs to remove all such patches?

I have a problem of rashes on my buttocks with dark patches.... Please suggest me with some cream docs to remove all such patches?

See a dermatologist: I think you need to know what is causing the rash. Do they first look like pimples? You may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Siloderm mixi: This cream should not be used on your new born child. Its use can cause deafness among other severe symptoms. If child does indeed have boils he should be in the hospital receiving i.V antibiotics. See your doctor immediately for help. ...Read more

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There is very itching in my private areas. It become red rashes. I wash regularly, but won't go away. Plz suggest some cream or something.

There is very itching in my private areas. It become red rashes. I wash regularly, but won't go away. Plz suggest some cream or something.

See a physician: If a rash is not improving, then you should see a physician. You don't want to use a cream that may potentially make it worse ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more