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Do Cloth Diapers Help Heal Diaper Rash Or Make It Worse
Maybe: Disposable diapers contain chemicals derived from bleach to whiten them amongst other things. Some babies react to the diaper itself. Or they could develop a skin reaction to the wipes. All this said, some infants do better with cloth because of this. It also depends on how quickly you change the diapers and how you keep the area clean. Diaper cream will also help create a barrier healing skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
My 1 year old daughter has horrible diaper rash bleeding slightly. She never sits in wet diapers & it seems to get worse after bm's. What's going on?
Diaper rash: Some diaper rashes may actually be a yeast infection that reponds better to prescription treatment. Should get checked by the doctor to see if a bacterial or fungus yeast infection or just bad diaper rash. There should be something they can do. Try to keep the area open to the air when possible and use otc diaper creams until seen. ...Read more
Avoid wiping motion: If cleaning with baby wipes seems to make a diaper rash worse, try cleaning by dabbing with a moist/wet tissue, or by rinsing the butt with water and dabbing dry with a towel. Avoid wiping the skin, because the wiping motion may rub off the new skin cells that are forming to heal the rash area. If the diaper rash persists, a doctor should examine it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I smacked my face on the sidewalk two days ago. How do I heal the abrasions, swelling and scabs ASAP? Is using diaper rash cream safe?
Got sliced on the appendage of my thumb. Accidentally put diaper rash ointment on it and now looks worse. Skin peeling and is painful?
Thumb: You may have n infection in your thumb. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
15 month old with fever for 7 days. Has ear infection, bronchial infection, open sores from diaper rash and the flu she is getting worse not better?
Please see: Child's physician as soon as possible!Get a more detailed answer ›
Diaper rash 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 are incontinent or paralyzed. Identifying a diaper rash is usually fairly easy. The rash is located on skin underneath the diaper area. The skin is red and irritated. It may be over thebottom or genital area, or ...Read more
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