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Can You Tell When An Adult Is Wearing A Disposable Diaper
Protect your clothes: If you occasionally leak, thru a wet toot or difficulty making it to the can on time this might help you temporarily. I can't see any adult walking around with the same load a 3yo won't live with. ...Read more
Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing 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
No endorsements: Healthtap doctors cannot endorse specific products. Often, companies will send you samples of their product if you request them. Just e-mail or write to them. Then try out a few different ones and see which one works best for your particular needs. Much less expensive way to find out which one is best -for you! ...Read more
Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Abena or Attends: Consumer search has a nice review of some adult diaper brands and tends to lean towards recommending abena or attends. As this is a personal choice, your idea of the best may vary. For more information, check out their review here: http://www.Consumersearch.Com/adult-diapers. ...Read more
When you change an adult diaper and it's just wet, are you supposed to wipe the area clean anyway?
Where is the rash...: Put the vaseline there to protect the skin. ...Read more
What is wrong with me do I have a fetish if i feel more secure in wearing an adult diaper and sucking on a pacifier?
Desire for care: Though i certainly may be wrong in your situation, it seems to me that your wearing a diaper and sucking on a pacifier is probably not so much a fetish as an expression of your desire for someone to care for you like a baby, providing all your needs. Psychotherapy may be worth your consideration. ...Read more
Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated also can be used occasionally. ...Read more
I give myself enemas at least 4 times a week! i tend to expell them into an adult diaper! is this safe?
The only medical risk i can think of with frequent enemas is getting trauma to the lining of the rectum and then getting an infection from the irritated skin. I worry about water overload as well with such frequent introduction of water with the enema.
As a physician I am concerned enough that maybe you should respond with the reason you are doing this so often... ...Read more
I am an adult baby who is in to domination, mummy told me to sit in my messy diaper for 2 days, it's day two and I have a really bad rash what do ?
S & M:
It's unhealthy to continue doing what you do.
Add to that the pollution from the foul smell you create. Snap out of it and clean yourself and mind. ...Read more
Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component. ...Read more
Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment. ...Read more
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
I have 2 kids and i found that they did better with pampers and huggies vs. The store brands, as far as diaper rash goes. It's better to spend a little extra money...Pampers and huggies are better for the baby's skin and they also hold more, so that you have to deal with fewer "blow outs."
diaper wipes can also cause a diaper rash, so water and soft paper towels are a good alternative.
Good luck! ...Read more
Replace them: 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
Superficial vs deep: With any given swab you could find MRSA on almost any body surface as a benign contaminant.As in infecting agent it tends to burrow down into the depth of the skin & form puss bearing abscesses. Regular diaper rashes tend to remain superficial, rough areas on the top of the skin. ...Read more
Pain with rashes: Keeping the area clean and dry, and using over the counter barrier creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment will help protect the skin as it heals. Oatmeal or epsom salt baths may also help. Occassionally, rashes need to be treated with prescription creams. ...Read more
Materials from the inside of a disposable diaper got into my vagina (don't ask) and now 3 days later it is swollen too much for even a tampon. why?
It might be allergic: Rarely are there allergic reactions to these diapers ,but there is a chemical that can leak out especially when adults use them for inconvenience. See medical help it should resolve well with treatment. ...Read more
I often tell patient: to use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks. ...Read more
Stay dry: Keep the area as dry as possible. If there is itching & redness, some over the counter medications may help (antifungals). Be careful using otc steroid creams. If diabetic, see your pcp. Wear cotton underwear or none at all when possible but if wearing diapers, change ofen, wash often, dry often, use absorbent material like corn starch and use barrier creams (some have zinc). If ?'s, see pcp! ...Read more
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