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Diaper Rash Cream For Adults
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
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
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
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
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 or petroleum based products can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. ...Read more
Rash: Depends on the cause if it is due to candida then Nystatin or Lotrimin will work really well but if is due to ammonical diaper rash than butt paste or Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) works equally well and last but not the least if it is due to the elastic on the diaper changing the brand will help. The best thing to do is to switch to cloth diapers then you will never see diaper rashes ...Read more
Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read more
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
Rash treatment: Do not combine vaseline and powder as it will clog skin pores and cause more problems. You can use creams. ...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
Diaper rash cream: There are many diaper creams on the market. An affordable one is triple paste. Your pediatrician might have samples. A pricier brand is mustela and there are 2 diaper rash creams in that line: vitamin barrier cream and stelactiv. In conjunction with a diaper cream, you should have more frequent diaper changes and use water only to clean the diaper area. ...Read more
Agree w early answer: 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
Should diaper rash cream be used as a preventative measure? In other words, should I apply it so the baby doesn't get diaper rash, or to treat it?
Not for fungus: Most diaper rashes are fungal in origin and Fucidin cream is an antibiotic so it would not necessarily help the rash unless there was a bacterial component to it, irregardless of any open sores. If the open sores are infected, this cream can help and may also help prevent them from getting infected. Get the rash diagnosed to assure the best treatment if it persists. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more
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
So I have a rash on my b*** I have you some creams like diaper rash creams this is not working it itches a lot and I have developed bumps now?
18m old, severe diaper rash anytime eats fruit. Allergic? Yes we change diaper frequently, use cream & pedialite. She loves fruit but d.R is so bad.
May be intolerant: Some kids have a deficiency of the enzyme needed to digest fruit sugar.If they eat it, it can pass through without being absorbed and lead to acidic stools that are loose and scalding in nature. These leave a diaper rash that looks like a 1st degree burn. The approach to this issue is to avoid any fruit in quantity. When she is older she may tolerate the fruit better, but while in diapers, avoid. ...Read more
My gbaby, 9 mn/old 4th time to get a RX yeast inf cream bcause his diaper rash was so BAD! How does this happen? I've not seen this before&I'm WORRIED!
Very common: The diaper area is a warm, moist area, which is very prone to yeast. In order to combat this, of course use the prescribed medicine, but also change diapers frequently, use petroleum jelly or some other oil based ointment (I preferred Boudreaux's Butt Paste for my children) as a barrier, and bathe him or her every night. If they develop high fever or other concerning symptoms, call your doctor. ...Read more
My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?
Keep area open& dry: I would make sure the creams used are suitable for diaper rash, as the cream itself may be an irritant. Also, if the rash is fungal/candidal, then you would need an antifungal cream from your doctor. Sometimes, changing the brand of diaper and leaving the area open to air helps. ...Read more
Most of the time My baby has problem with diaper rash I tried many different creams, but they don't prevent that, do you know know anything natural?
No data to advise...: Currently, there is no data on pediatric use; therefore, this cream can not be specifically recommended for infants. Hypersensitivity reactions can occur and toxic epidermal necrolysis has been reported with the use of this medication. The obvious concern is how much of the drug is absorbed through the thinner skin of babies, and would the adverse effects be worse due to baby's smaller body size. ...Read more
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