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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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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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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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Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing 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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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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What is the gentlest diaper rash cream?

What is the gentlest diaper rash cream?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) + Maalox: My favorite gentle treatment for most diaper rashes is the mixture of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide paste) and maalox liquid. Put an inch of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream (do not use the "creamy" type) in your palm. Add 1 capfull of maalox liquid to it and mix together for a few minutes. Then rub this thinned paste into the entire diaper area for 30 seconds. Do this with each diaper change. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diaper rash cream?

Is there an ultimate diaper rash cream?

Diaper rash: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Zinc Oxide can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of diaper rash?

How do you get rid of diaper rash?

Several causes: Diaper rashes are very common in babies and infants. They are usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. To avoid a rash keep the diaper area clean and dry and use some type of moisture barrier such as one containing zinc oxide. If you think it may be a yeast rash, use an antifungal cream. If the rash persists or causes discomfort, talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diaper rash?

What is the treatment for diaper rash?

Keep area dry: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, so if no improvement with careful drying and vaseline/zinc oxide based ointments, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of persistent diaper rash?

How can I get rid of persistent diaper rash?

Diaper rash: If a diaper rash doesn't respond to frequent diaper changes and a good diaper cream, in a day or so; it may be a yeast diaper rash, or an infection. Have your pediatrician check it out ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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What is better vasoline or diaper rash cream?

What is better vasoline or diaper rash cream?

Diaper rash: A moisturizing non fragrant cream helps, and some have zinc in them that can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for my 1 yo's diaper rash?

What's the best cure for my 1 yo's diaper rash?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) Original: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) original works well. Make sure you change the diapers frequently, and also prevent the baby from sitting in wet diapers for long periods of time. If this doesn't completely resolve the rash then see your childs pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of a diaper rash?

How can I most quickly get rid of a 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 bactroban (mupirocin) be used on diaper rash?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) be used on diaper rash?

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 is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

Triple paste: Triple paste seems to work best for diaper rashes that other creams or ointments do not help fix. Triple paste is a cream. If you are specifically looking for an ointment, then try aquaphor. ...Read more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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Can my baby's reflux and bad diaper rash be related?

Can my baby's reflux and bad diaper rash be related?

...more: Babies with reflux often need medication. I have had good results with chinese medicine and reflux in babies. Look for a practitioner in your area. Y9u may find through chinese medicine that the two problems are resolved with one herbal treatment. ...Read more

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My 6 months baby has a bad diaper rash what can I do?

My 6 months baby has a bad diaper rash what can I do?

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 I do for my 4 day old daughters diaper rash?

What can I do for my 4 day old daughters diaper rash?

Diaper rash: Wash diaper area with soap and water after drying apply zinc oxide preparations. ...Read more

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Can you get a diaper rash from using a menstrual pad?

Can you get a diaper rash from using a menstrual pad?

Yes: Have especially seen it when the plastic type under coating abuts against the skin. ...Read more

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What can I use on my 13 month old baby's diaper rash?

What can I use on my 13 month old baby's diaper rash?

Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying.
Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of diaper rash?

What is the most effective way to get rid 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 is a really good way to get rid of baby's diaper rash?

What is a really good way to get rid of baby's diaper rash?

Agree!: I do agree with dr. Eastern's answer! Babies rash is frequently fungal. Urine potentiates the growth. You can get prescribed meds, but the old standby has been zinc oxide in an oil base, to rub on the baby's derrier! Very inexpensive and it usually works. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diaper rash and allergic reaction?

What is the difference between diaper rash and allergic reaction?

Diaper rash: Is a generic term, can include allergic reaction (allergic contact dermatitis) to the diaper material, rare, most commonly is a fungal infection to the diaper area due to wetness, after antibiotics usage, etc., your best bet is to keep the area as dry as possible and use protective creams, if the rash persists please see your doctor ...Read more

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My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, I tried plenty of creams!?

My baby has a diaper rash won't go away, I tried plenty of creams!?

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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What can I buy to put on my daughter she has really bad diaper rash?

What can I buy to put on my daughter she has really bad diaper rash?

Aquaphor with 10%: Questran (cholestyramine) helps to absorb fluid and protect his bottom. If he had been diagnosed with yeast then he may need Canestan also. Change him often and allow lots of exposure. All the best? ...Read more

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Is it really harmful for an infant to consume a bit of diaper rash cream?

Is it really harmful for an infant to consume a bit of diaper rash cream?

No: A bit of diaper rash cream should cause no trouble. Wipe off the baby's hands and feet and move on. ...Read more

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