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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. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

A rash that appears on the skin under a diaper. Although typically occurring in infants and children younger than two years, the rash can also be observed in people who ...Read more


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How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read more

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What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

Triple paste: Treiple paste is absorbent and will act as a barrier to protect skin from urine and feces. Clean with mild soapy water and then regularly apply triple paste to protect area. ...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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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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How to treat diaper rash?

How to treat diaper rash?

Diaper rash care: He might need a cream from his pediatrician such as Nystatin but in the mean time , there are some things you can do. You need to put a good barrier cream on the diaper area every diaper change such as triple paste. Stop using baby wipes for now and just use a soft paper towel and water. Change the diaper more frequently. If possible, airing out the diaper area will help as well. ...Read more

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Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Sure: You can use it to make you feel more comfortable BUT it is important that you find out why you have anal itching. See your physician. ...Read more

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Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

No: Diaper rash creams are basically a barrier not a treatment. Yeast which is typically candida needs an anti-yeast cream. Usually Nystatin is a good choice but there are others. ...Read more

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Can you get diaper rash from a wetsuit?

Can you get diaper rash from a wetsuit?

Occlusion rashes: Skin that is moist and covered with tight material, especially when activities cause friction between a material and the skin, can produce rashes. ...Read more

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The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

Agree w Dr. Ein: 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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How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

Diaper rash: Without seeing, it’s difficult to diagnose. If the diaper rash fails to respond to more frequent changes and use of ointments sold for this condition, then it is possibly due to yeast infection. Yeast diaper rash will respond to topical antifungals. ...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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How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more

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Can you pit silver sulfadzine on a diaper rash?

Can you pit silver sulfadzine on a diaper rash?

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

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How to treat a heat rash on lips?

How to treat a heat rash on lips?

Decrease exposure: and use cold creams. If it does not get better, get it checked to make sure that it is not HSV...Take care ...Read more

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How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

Here are some...: Heat rash usually occurs in the skin folds as intertrigo resulting from "over-heat and over-growth of local fungus", which is usually treated with improving local hygiene with good ventilation, cleansing & drying, judicious use of topical use of anti-fungal + steroid cream like clotrimazole _ hydrocortisone. If not effective in a week, seek evaluation + counseling timely... Best wish... ...Read more

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How can you soothe a sunburn?

How can you soothe a sunburn?

Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

Triple paste: Triple paste seems to work best for diaper rashes that other creams or ointments do not help fix. Triple paste is a cream. If you are specifically looking for an ointment, then try aquaphor. ...Read more

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Can my son continue to wear disposables or will it continue to irriate his diaper rash?

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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Dr. John Chiu
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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