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Diaper Rash Treatment Adults
My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin. What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?
Fungal diaper rash: It is important to be certain that you are dealing with yeast infection, there are other anti fungal topical agents that can be used. I can take a look at the uploaded picture in the consult room and advise further. In the meantime maintain diaper care and strict hand washing to prevent a transfer of the infection to the mouth. ...Read more
Adult diaper rash: For adult diaper rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing 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
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
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
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
Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component. ...Read more
Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment. ...Read more
Stay dry: Keep the area as dry as possible. If there is itching & redness, some over the counter medications may help (antifungals). Be careful using otc steroid creams. If diabetic, see your pcp. Wear cotton underwear or none at all when possible but if wearing diapers, change ofen, wash often, dry often, use absorbent material like corn starch and use barrier creams (some have zinc). If?'s, see pcp! ...Read more
Diaper Rash> 6 wks: A diaper rash lasting longer than 6 weeks should be evaluated by a pcp. Factors can include dyes/scent/diaper type; creams, lotions, powders and soaps being used as well as infrequent diaper changes, chafing and scratching of skin. Irritated skin can also develop a bacterial, fungus or viral infection. A diaper rash w blisters needs urgent evaluation. It may be a sign of a more serious infection. ...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
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?
I have a rash on my buttocks that comes and goes and burns very badly it looks like a diaper rash but isn't?
Moisturize: It sounds like you are dry and chafing. Look at what clothing you are wearing and what you did on the days that you are getting the rash. Go with cotton clothes and change frequently. Moisturize often, the greasier is usually better. Are you using any fragrance products (body wash, etc)? If so get rid of them for a while and see what happens. ...Read more
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?
Most of the time My baby has problem with diaper rash I tried many creams, but they don't prevent that, do you know anything natural?
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
Yes: Children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more
Diaper rash care: He might need a cream from his pediatrician such as Nystatin but in the mean time, there are some things you can do. You need to put a good barrier cream on the diaper area every diaper change such as triple paste. Stop using baby wipes for now and just use a soft paper towel and water. Change the diaper more frequently. If possible, airing out the diaper area will help as well. ...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
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