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Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams 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 also can be used occasionally. ...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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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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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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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use Fucidin cream for nappy rash?

Is it possible for me to use Fucidin cream for nappy rash?

NOT REALLY...: Diaper rash is mostly caused by #1.Irritation from urine /stool, #2. Yeast called monilia. If mild rash, you can use otc decetin cream, butt paste, tripple paste etc, if yeast infection: your pediatrician will prescribe Nystatin or similar cream. Fucidin is an antibiotic, will not help much. ...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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Can you use any cream for eczema to moisture the skin and how many times? Is nievia a good cream for eczema

Can you use any cream for eczema to moisture the skin and how many times? Is nievia a good cream for eczema

Yes: People with eczema need plenty of cream, several times a day, to keep their dry skin moisturized. Commonly used creams in the U.S. include CeraVe, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Cetaphil, Eucerin, etc... Such creams are "plain creams", "non-medicated", which means they do not contain hydrocortisone, skin antihistamines, nor skin anesthetics, etc... Nivea sounds fine to use. Some medicated creams may also be needed. ...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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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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What is the best skin cream to use for baby eczema?

What is the best skin cream to use for baby eczema?

Baby lotion: I like hypoallergenic lotions like cetaphil, aquaphor or aveeno (oatmeal). Always use unscented. This is best to apply all over the body after baths. ...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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Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infection tx: A diaper cream will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. The infection is not only on the surface but also deeper within the vagina. Diaper creams should not be applied inside the vagina. Diaper creams also do not contain ingredients necessary to treat yeast. ...Read more

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Can you use ketoconazole for waxing rash?

No: Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal. Use Hydrocortisone cream three times daily as needed for the dermatitis from waxing. If you have pustules you might need an antibiotic. ...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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My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

Leave it alone: I find calamine stinks enough to trigger nasal congestion in small kids and excessively drying. Roseola is a process that comes up from within the skin and does not benefit from any topically applied medication.The rash will clear on its own timetable without any help. ...Read more

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Can I use vaseline and cornstarch on my newborn baby's diaper rash instead of destin?

Vasaline fine: I find unscented vasaline a great barrier skin treatment for kids prone to diaper rash.It may not help heal skin that is already broken down but does prevent it from worsening while the body heals. Cornstarch is often used by those who like the drying effect, but i find it more food for germs than a treatment.Once it is moistened by sweat it feeds pleanty of skin germs.I avoid it. ...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