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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What do I do w my babies diaper rash? It's been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What do I do w my babies diaper rash? It's been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!

Has to be seen: The rash you described seems more than simple "diaper rash." there are number of skin conditions looking similar to "diaper rash.". ...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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My baby has a diaper rash and a rash under her neck that won't go away. Now she's starting to get it over the rest of her body. What should we do?

My baby has a diaper rash and a rash under her neck that won't go away. Now she's starting to get it over the rest of her body. What should we do?

Id reaction: This may be a yeast rash followed by a secondary reaction called an id reaction. Treating the underlying yeast rash with anti fungal creams may help. Nonetheless, I would see your pediatrician to make an accurate diagnosis of this rash before any type of treatment. ...Read more

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My son has very bad diaper rash because we tried another brand. The rash has been around for over a week. Now spreading. He is 4&1/2 months old.

My son has very bad diaper rash because we tried another brand. The rash has been around for over a week. Now spreading. He is 4&1/2 months old.

May be coincidence?: The rash may be not from the formula change. It could be several issues. Most common: chemical irritation from the urine and feces (try frequent diaper change and moisturizer cream); it could be fungus like Candida a. (anti-fungal cream at least for 2 weeks), or may be nutrient deficiency, like zinc (supplementation would help). All the best! ...Read more

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Warm red bumps appeared on my daughter's face after a diaper rash. It looks as if they're spreading. What is it!?

Warm red bumps appeared on my daughter's face after a diaper rash.  It looks as if they're spreading. What is it!?

Impetigo in children: Diaper rashes that present with red bumps and spread to other parts, could be secondary to a bacterial infection with staph. Another condition is yeast infection. Did the diaper rash cleared? Are there members in the household with skin infections?
Try bactroban (mupirocin) ointment 2% on the lesions. If no better within 24 hrs, visit your pediatrician. Strict hand washing before and after taking care of baby. ...Read more

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I have diaper rash?

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 ???: These 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 rid of diaper rash?

How do you get rid 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

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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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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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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

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How can I best take care 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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The Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

The 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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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


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