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Do cloth diapers help heal diaper rash or make it worse?

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 more

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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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Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Dryness: Yes, as they entrap less moisture, which is one cause of the diaper rash. Also trying a variety of commercially available diapers can help you find one that your child tolerates best. ...Read more

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Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Yes: You can still use diapers but it may also help if you open the diaper at times to "air the area out". Follow topical or oral treatments that the doctor may have recommended ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can diaper rash cream help heal a blister?

Can diaper rash cream help heal a blister?

Diaper rash cream: If the diaper rash cream has zinc in it it can help heal any skin lesions but you need to consult your md for that. ...Read more

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What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

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 more

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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?

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?

Ointments: Ointments such as Bactroban (mupirocin) and frequently and Vaseline gauze as a mask at night. Anti fungal drops may also be affective. Try not to pick the scabs. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for diaper rash?

What are some good home remedies for diaper rash?

No diaper!: Exposed skin gets better faster. Talcum and corn starch are also helpful. Also, don't use pre-moistened wipies - only wet paper or cloth towels. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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