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Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Overview)

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 are incontinent or paralyzed.


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How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

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 more

Dr. Tara Passow
128 doctors shared insights

Diaper Rash (Overview)

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 are incontinent or paralyzed.


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Does anyone know a good remedy for diaper rash, other than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d?

Does anyone know a good remedy for diaper rash, other than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d?

Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying.
Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can silver sulfadiazine be used to treat diaper rash?

Can silver sulfadiazine be used to treat diaper rash?

Not a good idea.: Silver is a toxic metal and has caused some problems in older children and adults when used to treat burns. For that reason silver sulfadiazine is no longer a favored agent. Babies have thinner skin that absorbs chemicals more readily, especially if ti's irritated or raw. So stick with the usual diaper rash products. Check with your pediatrician if the rash is severe or not clearing up. ...Read more

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My 5 month yr old son was treated for diaper rash with clobetasol propionate & now I have noted changes in the size of his testicles.....VERY SCARED!!

My 5 month yr old son was treated for diaper rash with clobetasol propionate & now I have noted changes in the size of his testicles.....VERY SCARED!!

Have a Dr see him: It is possible that he may have an allergic reaction to the clobetasol or have an infection there that developed after the diaper rash. In any case, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor in order to get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best cream or other product for treating diaper rash?

What is the best cream or other product for treating diaper rash?

Diaper rash: The first thing is to try to establish what could be causing the rash. Soaps, wipes, lotions may be culprits. Type of diapers, frequency of diaper changes. Moisture breaks down the skin an can create a rash, try keeping the skin dry and clean, and create a barrier with any cream that has zinc oxide. If the rash is not better in a day or two, consult your doctor to rule anything else out. ...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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What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

Keep 'em clean: Prevention is better than cure. Remember to use small amounts of baby powder, since larger amounts tend to hold the moisture next to the skin instead of allowing the diapers to do their job. For a cure, meticulous hygiene, allowing the area to air dry, and using light amounts of over-the-counter products usually works. There are also prescription cures which you can get by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of diaper rash?

What is the most effective way to get rid of 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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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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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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I have diaper rash?

Diaper rash: Keep area clean and dry & consider use of a topical corticosteroid if significantly inflamed. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a diaper rash.

And ???: This works better if you actually ask a question.You just provided a statement.You are free to start over.Your submissions are never linked so we cannot see what you asked or stated in the past.They also go out at random to site contributors. ...Read more

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What will clear diaper rash?

What  will clear diaper rash?

Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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 more

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How to take care of a diaper rash?

How to take care of a diaper rash?

Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin

avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more

do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read more

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How do you get ride of diaper rash?

Topical agents: If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the symptoms, there could be a secondary infection (fungal or bacterial). That should be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

Remove the diaper: I ask my learning doctors every day what the one thing you must have to have a diaper rash... A diaper... So remove the diaper for short breaks as often as you can so that the skin can dry and heal. Then place diaper cream (my fav is good ole vasoline) on dry skin with every diaper change. If it's bad or recurrent, have your doc see if yeast is possible. ...Read more

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Diaper rash will cornmeal really work

Diaper rash will cornmeal really work

Agree w Dr. Ferguson: 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

Dr. John Chiu
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