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Can i put baking soda in my daughter's bath for her diaper rash?

Can i put baking soda in my daughter's bath for her diaper rash?

Sure can !: That woud help neutralize the pamper area ph/ acidity ! constant replacement with dry pamper go a long way! ...Read more

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Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

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Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Unlikely: you can give it a try though, but generally the condition that you described requires prescription medications, good luck ...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’s the best at home treatment for a Nair hair removal burn on the skin between my butt cheeks, but not on my butthole? I’ve been using diaper rash cream, which doesn’t make it worse but I’m not sure if it helps. Had sex & pooped w/out issue.

What’s the best at home treatment for a Nair hair removal burn on the skin between my butt cheeks, but not on my butthole? I’ve been using diaper rash cream, which doesn’t make it worse but I’m not sure if it helps. Had sex & pooped w/out issue.

Skin irritation: Only time will heal a burn on the skin. Keeping the area clean and dry is also important. Cleaning with a rinse of warm water after using the bathroom or sex is all you really need. Diaper cream is good as it provides a barrier for sensitive skin. Use of Nair is not recommended on your genitals or butt. Consider shaving, waxing, or laser hair removal in the future ...Read more

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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?

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

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Diaper rash that wont go away after 6 weeks. What might be a cure?

Diaper rash that wont go away after 6 weeks.  What might be a cure?

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

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

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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My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, i tried plenty of creams!?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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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

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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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What other cream can u use on a diaper rash if u don't have any diaper rash cream it is very red

What other cream can u use on a diaper rash if u don't have any diaper rash cream it is very red

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

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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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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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What can an adult do about a diaper rash?

What can an adult do about a diaper rash?

Treat as needed: Treatment would be the same as for an infant. ...Read more

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Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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What affect will a constant diaper rash have on a boy?

What affect will a constant diaper rash have on a boy?

DIAPER DERMATITIS: It is very uncomfortable to have constant diaper rash on a baby. Aside from the itching, it is also painful. ...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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Can my son continue to wear disposables or will it continue to irriate his diaper rash?

Possibly: He can continue but sometimes when a child's diaper rash is not resolving, i'll recommend that parents try paper diapers. ...Read more

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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...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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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

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

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

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

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What can someone use for a baby's bad diaper rash?

What can someone use for a baby's bad diaper rash?

Frequent changes: Diaper rashes can be caused by chemical irritation by stool contents. Frequent changes of the diaper when rashes appear and allowing the area to air breathe by keeping the diaper off after a change, can be helpful. Thick diaper creams such as zinc oxide can be helpful also. Sometimes yeast infections can be part of bad rashes. If you have tried all of the above, you may need to see your doctor ...Read more

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What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

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

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What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

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

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Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

May be related: As the skin breaks down with any irritation or rash, it may become secondarily infected with bacteria such as staph. Since MRSA is now frequently found in skin infections, it is commonplace to treat all suspected staph infections as if they were MRSA until the culture results are available. Always try to keep skin dry and clean. Keep in mind that most "wipes" will not cleanse skin well. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

What is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

Tylenol/motrin: I would use a barrier cream like desitin or a;d to cover the rash and keep the stool away from the skin. You can also apply vaseline on top and when you change diapers you can wash off the stool and vaseline and pat dry and apply more cream and vaseline. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin are helpful to treat any type of pain. ...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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How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

Barrier cream: Always use barrier cream or ointment with each diaper change. Baby's get diaper rash because their skin comes into contact with their urine and feces. If you form a barrier on their skin, this helps prevent rash. Examples include vaseline, aquaphor, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) bag balm, etc. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

Yeast diaper rash: Yeast diaper rash or candidiasis is a diaper rash caused by candida. Rash is red and itchy. Treatment is antifungal cream. Rash often happens after a course of antibiotics for other infections. Antibiotics kill protective bacteria on the skin allowing the yeast to overgrow and cause the rash. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lubricant a reliable soulotion instead of diaper rash cream?

Can you tell me if lubricant a reliable soulotion instead of diaper rash cream?

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

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I have a rash in my butt only on my upper crack i think it's like a diaper rash? What can I do?

Several causes: That's a common place for herpes (usually with pain and a shallow ulcer). Other causes can include fungal rashes or infected pilonidal cysts. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does thrush lead to diaper rash?

Does thrush lead to diaper rash?

Yes: Thrush is a generally mild infection of the mouth (lips, gums, tongue and inside the cheeks) caused by a yeast. Babies with thrush will also sometimes develop a yeast type diaper rash as well. Consult your baby's pediatrician to confirm these diagnoses and for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of adult diaper rash?

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

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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or ...Read more


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