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Nappy Rash Pimples
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
How should you treat a three year olds rash on buttocks. Child is potty traied so not diaper rash, but looks similiar. No pimples or bumpy. To?
Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This of course is referring to dietary zinc deficiency. Zinc oxide topically is often used in sunscreens for its protective effect from the sun's harmful rays.I can't speak specifically about the use of Desitin for acne - but if it helps you then use it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaper rash: There are 2 main types of diaper/nappy rashes. If the skin is red and raw- like a bad sunburn- it's caused by the urine or stool burning the skin. Keep the area clean, but DON'T scrub. Apply a heavy coating of A&D Ointment or Desitin (or anything), but don't scrub it off each diaper change. Just rinse, dab, and reapply where needed. If too messy, wash in bathtub and start over with barrier oint. ...Read more
What to do if I got quite red irritated skin and I just want to get skin like a babies bottom, obviously not the smell and nappy rash, as this wouldit!?
Baby skin: No, you probably don't want baby bottom skin!! Haha. Keep your skin clean, avoiding harsh soaps (including antibacterial soaps) and chemical irritants. Use SUNSCREEN!! If your skin is dry and irritated, use a good moisturizer regularly- no perfumes or colors. Don't scratch and pick at your skin. See your doctor for a regular check of your skin, especially for any moles, etc. that change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Typical diaper rashes respond to diaper cremes like desitin, balmex, triple paste, dr flanders, calendula, etc. If it lasts more than three days with no improvement then it may be yeasty and using creams like tinactin, micatin, or a paste made out of probiotics can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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