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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Diaper Rash (Definition)

A rash that appears on the skin under a diaper. Although typically occurring in infants and children younger than two years, the rash can also be observed in people who ...Read more


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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

Antifungal cream: You need to treat the fungus in order to stop the oozing. If this occurs at the skin folds (under the breasts, groin etc), consider using an antiperspirant powder regularly. ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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Can diaper rash cream work for vaginal irritation?

Can diaper rash cream work for vaginal irritation?

Yes and no: Depends on the cause and location of the irritation. If it is external then yes it might be helpful, if the irritation is internal then you should not use treatments like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). See your gyn and determine the cause of irritation. Then the appropriate and safe treatment will be utilized. ...Read more

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Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

No: An HIV rash will probably blanch on pressure, and will be unmistakably a rash rather than just common itchy / dry skin. ...Read more

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Can diaper rash cream help heal a blister?

Can diaper rash cream help heal a blister?

Diaper rash cream: If the diaper rash cream has zinc in it it can help heal any skin lesions but you need to consult your md for that. ...Read more

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Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Sure: You can use it to make you feel more comfortable BUT it is important that you find out why you have anal itching. See your physician. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Possibly...: However it depends on what the trash is from. If it is from friction and just general irritation, it could. However, i'd it is not, and from am infection of some sort, not likely. It will not hurt you though. Most likely if it does not improve, you should consider having your primary care or gyn doc give you a formal diagnosis. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Yes: This may be a yeast rash. See your doctor if lotrimin (clotrimazole) is not helping. You can also try to keep the area clean and dry. If possible, letting your daughter spend time without a diaper on will help dry up the area and may speed healing. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr.Bronners soap.

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr.Bronners soap.

Dry Scalp: You can use aveno cream on your scalp. A good conditioner would also be helpful such as avlon keracare dry ; itchy scalp conditioner. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

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2yr old dry skin above lip and top lip irritated and or dry. Regular cetaphyl atopic stings. Is it ok to put vaseline?  it's red, irritated. Other?

2yr old dry skin above lip and top lip irritated and or dry. Regular cetaphyl atopic stings. Is it ok to put vaseline?  it's red, irritated. Other?

Vaseline is ok: Persistent dry or chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods, juices, & saliva. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Could baby powder help prevent a rash as it keeps the skin dry?

Could baby powder help prevent a rash as it keeps the skin dry?

May be.: Best way to prevent diaper rash is to avoid leaving wet/ soiled diaper on for long time. Then topical skin protectant like a&d ointment or zinc oxide ointment even plain vaseline could work. ...Read more

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Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin.  Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out.  Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Diaper rash: 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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Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Diaper rash: 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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My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

? Monilial: diaper rash, common, can be due to an antibiotic, keep the area dry and clean, don't use barrier creams for now, as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D. Clotrimazole OTC cream twice a day over the affected areas, if no improvement in few days, see your pediatrician, ...Read more

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Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This of course is referring to dietary zinc deficiency. Zinc oxide topically is often used in sunscreens for its protective effect from the sun's harmful rays.I can't speak specifically about the use of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for acne - but if it helps you then use it. ...Read more

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What’s the best at home treatment for a Nair hair removal burn on the skin between my butt cheeks, but not on my butthole? I’ve been using diaper rash cream, which doesn’t make it worse but I’m not sure if it helps. Had sex & pooped w/out issue.

What’s the best at home treatment for a Nair hair removal burn on the skin between my butt cheeks, but not on my butthole? I’ve been using diaper rash cream, which doesn’t make it worse but I’m not sure if it helps. Had sex & pooped w/out issue.

Skin irritation: Only time will heal a burn on the skin. Keeping the area clean and dry is also important. Cleaning with a rinse of warm water after using the bathroom or sex is all you really need. Diaper cream is good as it provides a barrier for sensitive skin. Use of Nair is not recommended on your genitals or butt. Consider shaving, waxing, or laser hair removal in the future ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly bad for a dry vulva? People use it as a diaper rash cream so how could it be harmful? What can I do to moisturizer vulva?

Is petroleum jelly bad for a dry vulva? People use it as a diaper rash cream so how could it be harmful? What can I do to moisturizer vulva?

Petrolium jelly OK: Petroleum jelly has been used for dry skin in many situations and has helped many patients. Thorstensen, k.A., & birenbaum, d.L., (2012) recommends the use of petroleum jelly for conditions causing dryness of vuvla such as lichen sclerosis, planus, and lichen simplex chronicus. Please see your doctor to rule out any underlying condition. ...Read more

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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...Read more

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

Diaper rash: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Zinc Oxide or petroleum based products can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. ...Read more

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

Rash: depends on the cause if it is due to candida then Nystatin or Lotrimin will work really well but if is due to ammonical diaper rash than butt paste or Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) works equally well and last but not the least if it is due to the elastic on the diaper changing the brand will help. The best thing to do is to switch to cloth diapers then you will never see diaper rashes ...Read more

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My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lubricant a reliable soulotion instead of diaper rash cream?

Can you tell me if lubricant a reliable soulotion instead of diaper rash cream?

Agree w Dr. Russo: 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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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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Can I use Fucidin cream 2% on diaper rash if it has open soars?

Can I use Fucidin cream 2% on diaper rash if it has open soars?

Not for fungus: Most diaper rashes are fungal in origin and fucidin cream is an antibiotic so it would not necessarily help the rash unless there was a bacterial component to it, irregardless of any open sores. If the open sores are infected, this cream can help and may also help prevent them from getting infected. Get the rash diagnosed to assure the best treatment if it persists. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger or better than 45% zinc cream for a baby's butt that is red and very sensitive and often gets diaper rash?

Is there anything stronger or better than 45% zinc cream for a baby's butt that is red and very sensitive and often gets diaper rash?

Maybe: If your baby's diaper rash is not responding to zinc cream, it may need a prescription from your doctor. There are several different things that can cause diaper rashes in infants. I would recommend taking the baby to see your doctor to determine if a different type of treatment is needed based on the way the rash looks and that regular diaper cream isn't helping. ...Read more

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18m old, severe diaper rash anytime eats fruit. Allergic? Yes we change diaper frequently, use cream & pedialite. She loves fruit but d.R is so bad.

18m old, severe diaper rash anytime eats fruit. Allergic? Yes we change diaper frequently, use cream & pedialite. She loves fruit but d.R is so bad.

May be intolerant: Some kids have a deficiency of the enzyme needed to digest fruit sugar.If they eat it, it can pass through without being absorbed and lead to acidic stools that are loose and scalding in nature.These leave a diaper rash that looks like a 1st degree burn. The approach to this issue is to avoid any fruit in quantity. When she is older she may tolerate the fruit better, but while in diapers, avoid. ...Read more

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My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?

My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?

Keep area open& dry: I would make sure the creams used are suitable for diaper rash, as the cream itself may be an irritant. Also, if the rash is fungal/candidal, then you would need an antifungal cream from your doctor. Sometimes, changing the brand of diaper and leaving the area open to air helps. ...Read more

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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


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