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Doctor insights on: Diaper Rash Caused By Antibiotics

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Hi, my baby has little red dots on her vagina, not diaper rash, she was taking a antibiotic and im worried it could be a yeast infection, what to do?

Hi, my baby has little red dots on her vagina, not diaper rash, she was taking a antibiotic and im worried it could be a yeast infection, what to do?

See answer: Zinc oxide application may take some time to help. Diaper free time also helps. U may need to get an antifungal cream (now a days available over the counter) like clotrimazole (LOTRIMIN) and try that. If these fail u shd see a pediatrician or a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis to get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if I put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am I putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if I put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am I putting to much on her and causeing it myself?

Well, you could have: Contaminated the cream you're using, or it could be a yeast infection. Zinc oxide paste coats raw, weepy areas very well. Use disposable gloves when removing & applying the paste, to avoid getting staph from your hands onto skin or mucous membranes that are cracked or open. See her pediatrician. Always wipe front-to-back when cleaning urine & stool. ...Read more

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What can cause bad diaper rash! Please help!?

What can cause bad diaper rash! Please help!?

Diaper rashes, types: Children are prone to rashes in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. There are different types of rashes, such as irritant rash, fungal infection or bacterial infection. Creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment should help. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Please tell me can spilled formula cause a diaper rash?

Please tell me can spilled formula cause a diaper rash?

Likely not: If your child tolerates the formula well for feeding, then it is unlikely to cause a rash if spilled on the skin. However, it is possible to develop a contact dermatitis (or irritant rash) whenever something touches the skin - but very unlikely. ...Read more

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What brand of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

What brand of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Diapers: 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

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Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Yes: It is usually a function of the size of diaper. Too small of a diaper may invite more chemical irritation from the stool/urine due to contact with skin and retained heat/moisture. ...Read more

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Didn't start my 6mo on cereal --veggies and fruits. Still taking 24-30 oz of formula. Do I need to give her cereal for iron? Rice caused diaper rash.

Didn't start my 6mo on cereal --veggies and fruits. Still taking 24-30 oz of formula. Do I need to give her cereal for iron? Rice caused diaper rash.

Yes: I would try to add other types of cereals such as oatmeal, barley, or high protein. now that your baby is 6 mos you can slowly start pureed tables foods as well. Spinach, broccoli, and beans can also provide some iron the cereals are an important source of additional protein ...Read more

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I just changed my 4 month old's diaper and noticed blood in her stool along with a diaper rash which she very rarely gets. Concerned. Possible cause?

I just changed my 4 month old's diaper and noticed blood in her stool along with a diaper rash which she very rarely gets. Concerned. Possible cause?

Diaper rash: If the diaper rash is severe enough, it can cause bleeding. Try a diaper rash cream with a lot of zinc oxide and see. If still blood, see your pediatrician ...Read more

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I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this? 13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

Yeast rashes: Surgery, illness, stress and certain medications place stress on our bodies, and can result in yeast infections. Yeast infections occur then the normal mechanisms to keep them at bay are compromised, and often present as red itchy bumpy rashes, occassionally with fissures and discomfort. Only a physical exam can accurately diagnose what sort of rash you have, so follow up with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Diagnosis: Diaper rash cream would not cause a miscarriage but it is not likely to help much in an adult. A better choice is to have your Obgyn evaluate the area and see if infection is present. External prescription itch creams are available ...Read more

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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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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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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

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Can you get diaper rash from a wetsuit?

Can you get diaper rash from a wetsuit?

Occlusion rashes: Skin that is moist and covered with tight material, especially when activities cause friction between a material and the skin, can produce rashes. ...Read more

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Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Diaper rash: Same way as babies. Barrier cream 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. ...Read more

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Can transitioning formulas lead to diaper rash?

Can transitioning formulas lead to diaper rash?

No: Changing baby formulas should not lead to diaper rashes unless the new formula changes the poop a lot, causing diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diaper rash?

What is the definition or description of: Diaper rash?

Diaper rash: Diaper rash 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.
Identifying a diaper rash is usually fairly easy. The rash is located on skin underneath the diaper area. The skin is red and irritated. It may be over thebottom or genital area, or only in skin folds ...Read more

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What should I do for my daughter's diaper rash?

What should I do for my daughter's diaper rash?

Why does she have it: 1. If from diet, change diet
2. Typical creams that help include calendula, boudreaux butt paste, zinc oxide, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) etc
3. When a diaper rash is not improving after three days using a barrier cream like listed in #2 consider antifungal like lotrimin, tinactin, or micatin.
4.Bathing in a water with baking soda can also calm the rash. A. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of diaper rash?

Several causes: Diaper rashes are very common in babies and infants. They are usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. To avoid a rash keep the diaper area clean and dry and use some type of moisture barrier such as one containing zinc oxide. If you think it may be a yeast rash, use an antifungal cream. If the rash persists or causes discomfort, talk to your pediatrician. ...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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How can I get rid of persistent diaper rash?

How can I get rid of persistent diaper rash?

Diaper rash: If a diaper rash doesn't respond to frequent diaper changes and a good diaper cream, in a day or so; it may be a yeast diaper rash, or an infection. Have your pediatrician check it out ...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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What is better vasoline or diaper rash cream?

Diaper rash: A moisturizing non fragrant cream helps, and some have zinc in them that can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for my 1 yo's diaper rash?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) Original: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) original works well. Make sure you change the diapers frequently, and also prevent the baby from sitting in wet diapers for long periods of time. If this doesn't completely resolve the rash then see your childs pediatrician. ...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

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


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