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How To Use Cornstarch For Diaper Rash
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to apply anything to newborn after Each diaper change? Such as ointment or diaper rash preventative cream
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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