Doctor insights on:
Diaper Rash With White Spots
My son has a very sensitive bum. He has diaper rash with 2 spots the size of dimes that are completely raw and bleeding. What can I do?
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
My son has a red irritated spot on the left side of his scrotum could it be anything serious or just diaper rash?
Rash: Common things are common. Simple rash is most likely. Serious scrotal lesions in youngsters are rare. ...Read more
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
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
Can be used.: 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
Skin Infection: Diaper rash can be due to irritation of the skin from urine and stool, called irritant contact dermatitis. Or, can be by an yeast in the stool called minilial diaper dermatitis. If not treated, the excoriated skin may get secondary bacterial infection from the skin organisms causing boil or abscess. So, you will see both together in this case. ...Read more
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
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
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
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