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How to take care of a diaper rash?

How to take care of a diaper rash?

Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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How can I best take care of diaper rash?

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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Im a nanny and the baby has a bloody diaper rash! im assuming from food alergys. What is the best way to take care of that?

Im a nanny and the baby has a bloody diaper rash! im assuming from food alergys.  What is the best way to take care of that?

Bloody diaper rash : Does not necessarily mean food allergy. Commonly it is from sensitive skin, constant irritation from wet and dirty diapers, loose or diarrheal stools. Too much acid. Best thing to do is neutralize acid with an antacid like maalox applied to the diaper areas where it is excoriated and raw. You will see amazing results. If w other signs: symptoms, see pediatrician for treatment. ...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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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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My 10 month old baby has a diaper rash and he crys when i change his diaper should I take him to the doctor?

My 10 month old baby has a diaper rash and he crys when i change his diaper should I take him to the doctor?

Yes: Let the pediatrician have a look....It may be a classic case of diaper rash, or perhaps it is a yeast infection which may account for the pain with diaper changes. In the meantime, change your baby's diaper often, not allowing them to stay in a soiled diaper fort long. You may also use a barrier cream like a&d or triple paste to protect the skin and encourage healing. ...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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My 23 month old son has been recently having severe diaper rash and he is not sick. However, he has gotten very bad with wantin milk all day long. Also, my mother-in-law watches him during the week and gives him candy and other snacky food often. She e

My 23 month old son has been recently having severe diaper rash and he is not sick.  However, he has gotten very bad with wantin milk all day long.  Also, my mother-in-law watches him during the week and gives him candy and other snacky food often.  She e

Occasionally : Occasionally bad diaper rash is caused by a yeast (candida). This can be treated with a prescription cream called nystatin. As far as your question goes, there is some evidence that increased sugar in the diet can cause yeast to flourish, so you may want to limit his sugar intake, plus it's not good to introduce too much sugar at such a young age. Large amounts of sugar in the diet is putting him at risk for diseases like obesity and diabetes. Also if your son is getting a rash after each bowel movement, then you should make sure you change him as soon as he goes, keeping him as clean and dry as possible will help. Make sure you take him in to see his doctor for evaluation and treatment of the rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has what looks like a diaper rash but she never sit in pee or poop long haven't changed diapers or wipes?

My daughter has what looks like a diaper rash but she never sit in pee or poop long haven't changed diapers or wipes?

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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Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

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


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