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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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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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My daughter has a really raw diaper rash. How do I soothe her pain when she has multiple dirty diapers that require her to be wiped often?

My daughter has a really raw diaper rash. How do I soothe her pain when she has multiple dirty diapers that require her to be wiped often?

After wiping gently,: Front to back once with each unscented moist towelette, use zinc oxide paste, like skiers use on their noses. It's ok on mucus membranes & skin. You can get it without a prescription & it protects the raw areas. Use non-latex disposable gloves so the natural bacteria on your hands don't touch the raw areas & squeeze out some paste onto a sterile gauze square, so you don't contaminate the tube. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a diaper rash.

Hi, I have a diaper rash.

And ???: This works better if you actually ask a question.You just provided a statement.You are free to start over.Your submissions are never linked so we cannot see what you asked or stated in the past.They also go out at random to site contributors. ...Read more

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What will clear diaper rash?

What  will clear diaper rash?

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

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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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How do you get ride of diaper rash?

How do you get ride of diaper rash?

Topical agents: If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the symptoms, there could be a secondary infection (fungal or bacterial). That should be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

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

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Diaper rash will cornmeal really work

Diaper rash will cornmeal really work

Agree w Dr. Ferguson: 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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What kind of condition is diaper rash?

What kind of condition is diaper rash?

It's a rash: Diaper rash is any rash, usually from irritation from skin contact with urine and feces, that occurs in the diaper area. ...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