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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

Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What kind of condition is diaper rash?

What kind of condition is diaper rash?

It's a rash: Diaper rash is any rash, usually from irritation from skin contact with urine and feces, that occurs in the diaper area. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for diaper rash?

What is the best thing for diaper rash?

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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Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

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

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How to treat diaper rash?

How to treat diaper rash?

Diaper rash care: He might need a cream from his pediatrician such as Nystatin but in the mean time , there are some things you can do. You need to put a good barrier cream on the diaper area every diaper change such as triple paste. Stop using baby wipes for now and just use a soft paper towel and water. Change the diaper more frequently. If possible, airing out the diaper area will help as well. ...Read more

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What is the gentlest diaper rash cream?

What is the gentlest diaper rash cream?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) + Maalox: My favorite gentle treatment for most diaper rashes is the mixture of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide paste) and maalox liquid. Put an inch of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream (do not use the "creamy" type) in your palm. Add 1 capfull of maalox liquid to it and mix together for a few minutes. Then rub this thinned paste into the entire diaper area for 30 seconds. Do this with each diaper change. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diaper rash cream?

Is there an ultimate diaper rash cream?

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 can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diaper rash?

What is the treatment for diaper rash?

Keep area dry: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, so if no improvement with careful drying and vaseline/zinc oxide based ointments, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does thrush lead to diaper rash?

Does thrush lead to diaper rash?

Yes: Thrush is a generally mild infection of the mouth (lips, gums, tongue and inside the cheeks) caused by a yeast. Babies with thrush will also sometimes develop a yeast type diaper rash as well. Consult your baby's pediatrician to confirm these diagnoses and for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

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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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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How to treat a diaper rash with my elderly patient?

How to treat a diaper rash with my elderly  patient?

Diaper: Diaper rash or diaper dermatitis is treated in elderly patients same as the babies. It is caused by the friction and moisture associated with wearing diapers. Ideally, the first-line therapy for individuals with diaper dermatitis is zinc oxide ointment or various products containing zinc oxide and more frequent changing of the diapers. However a dermatologist may use other type of treatments based on other factors involved such as extent of the condition, infection etc. It may need prescriptions if there is a fungus. ...Read more

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Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Dryness: Yes, as they entrap less moisture, which is one cause of the diaper rash. Also trying a variety of commercially available diapers can help you find one that your child tolerates best. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...Read more

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Does the skin rash blanch if your baby has diaper rash?

Does the skin rash blanch if your baby has diaper rash?

Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more

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Do cloth diapers help heal diaper rash or make it worse?

Do cloth diapers help heal diaper rash or make it worse?

Maybe: Disposable diapers contain chemicals derived from bleach to whiten them amongst other things. Some babies react to the diaper itself. Or they could develop a skin reaction to the wipes. All this said, some infants do better with cloth because of this. It also depends on how quickly you change the diapers and how you keep the area clean. Diaper cream will also help create a barrier healing skin. ...Read more

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Why we should not high potency steroids in diaper rash ?

Why we should not high potency steroids in diaper rash ?

Diaper rash...: ...Is an infection. Steroids suppress (1) the immune system as it is trying to fight the infection, and (2) the healing of the skin. Also, being covered (by the diaper) makes the steroid effects more potent. Bad all around. ...Read more

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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


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