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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. 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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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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I have diaper rash?

I have diaper rash?

Diaper rash: Keep area clean and dry & consider use of a topical corticosteroid if significantly inflamed. ...Read more

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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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What is the best thing for diaper rash?

What is the best thing for 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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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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How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

Air, Change, Creams: Most diaper rashes are due to irritation from urine and/or stool, as well as constant moisture. Therefore most rashes will respond to frequent diaper changes, allowing the skin to be exposed to the air frequently, and a diaper cream or ointment to protect the rash from further irritation. If the rash persists, it may be due to yeast or a bacterial infection. Call your pediatrician. ...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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What can an adult do about a diaper rash?

What can an adult do about a diaper rash?

Treat as needed: Treatment would be the same as for an infant. ...Read more

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Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Diaper rash: Same way as babies. Barrier cream or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more

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Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Whats good for a real bad baby diaper rash?

Resistant rash: Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. ...Read more

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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