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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. See your gyn and determine the cause of irritation. Then the appropriate and safe treatment will be utilized. ...Read more
My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?
I was changing my 19 month old and found a small amount of blood in her diaper. Should she see a dr?
Location??: Blood in a diaper is not a common finding. In front, it can be a sign of genital irritation from a retained foreign body or other issue.In the rear it can be a sign of a stool overstretching the anus & causing a fissure. This may be a time when a good exam & discussion can clear up the issue & provide you with ways to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more
A commercial product: A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or infection on the skin. ...Read more
Air, Change, Creams: Most diaper rashes are due to irritation from urine and/or stool, as well as constant moisture. Therefore most rashes will respond to frequent diaper changes, allowing the skin to be exposed to the air frequently, and a diaper cream or ointment to protect the rash from further irritation. If the rash persists, it may be due to yeast or a bacterial infection. Call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, a7d, balmex, etc. If it involves the skin creases, spares the bum, and there are some red dots involving the area above the genitas, then it maybe a yeast infection.And lamisil, or lotromin will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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