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My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. what has been causing it?

My four month old baby boy has had diaper rash for a week now. what has been causing it?

? Fungal: Monilial diaper rash is very common in infants for different reasons: area wet, antibiotic administration, post loose stools,..keep the area dry and well aereated after a diaper change, use OTC anti fungal cream like clotrimazole 1% cream twice a day before using a barrier cream. If no improvement in few days see his pediatrician, best wishes for you both ...Read more

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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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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What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

In addition : To what dr. Garcia had recommended, believe it or not , maalox or mylanta ( antacids) works wonder with excoriated , raw , irritated bottom. It neutralizes the acid and soothes the affected areas! ...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 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, 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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Diaper rash that wont go away after 6 weeks. What might be a cure?

Diaper rash that wont go away after 6 weeks.  What might be a cure?

Diaper Rash> 6 wks: A diaper rash lasting longer than 6 weeks should be evaluated by a pcp. Factors can include dyes/scent/diaper type; creams, lotions, powders and soaps being used as well as infrequent diaper changes, chafing and scratching of skin. Irritated skin can also develop a bacterial, fungus or viral infection. A diaper rash w blisters needs urgent evaluation. It may be a sign of a more serious infection. ...Read more

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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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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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What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

What should I do if wipes are making my baby's diaper rash worse?

Avoid wiping motion: If cleaning with baby wipes seems to make a diaper rash worse, try cleaning by dabbing with a moist/wet tissue, or by rinsing the butt with water and dabbing dry with a towel. Avoid wiping the skin, because the wiping motion may rub off the new skin cells that are forming to heal the rash area. If the diaper rash persists, a doctor should examine it. ...Read more

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Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Diaper rash is a condition of a yeast infection or urine/stool irritation in the area of where diapers are worn, due to the warm, moist skin conditions. Keeping the area dry and clean can prevent ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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