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I accidentally applied neosporin instead of diaper rash cream on daughter's vagina will this hurt her?

I accidentally applied neosporin instead of diaper rash cream on daughter's vagina will this hurt her?

Doubtful: Some kids can have an intolerance or allergic reaction to anything you put on their skin, especially in sensitive areas. Luckily that is rare in infants and to that medication. In the future if you want to do a trial for skin sensitivity, you can put a small amt on the pad of a bandaid, apply it to a clear skin site like the back & check it over the next day. No break out, no sensitivity ...Read more

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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Should I use neosporin, diaper rash ointment, or something else on poison oak?

Should I use neosporin, diaper rash ointment, or something else on poison oak?

Corticosteroids: Topical antibiotics like neosporin and drying agents like diaper rash ointment - usually zinc oxide and vitamin d in petroleum jelly - offer no beneficial effects for the treatment of poison oak. Cortiocsteroid creams are effective if the rash has not reached the blistering stage (see photo). At that point the only effective treatment is corticosteroids either orally (prednisone) or by injection. ...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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Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then it could be either regular staph or MRSA (or yeast). ...Read more

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Do boils and diaper rash go together?

Skin Infection: Diaper rash can be due to irritation of the skin from urine and stool, called irritant contact dermatitis. Or, can be by an yeast in the stool called minilial diaper dermatitis. If not treated, the excoriated skin may get secondary bacterial infection from the skin organisms causing boil or abscess. So, you will see both together in this case. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for diaper rash?

What is a good remedy for diaper rash?

Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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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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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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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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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What can cause bad diaper rash! Please help!?

What can cause bad diaper rash! Please help!?

Diaper rashes, types: Children are prone to rashes in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. There are different types of rashes, such as irritant rash, fungal infection or bacterial infection. Creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment should help. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

Keep 'em clean: Prevention is better than cure. Remember to use small amounts of baby powder, since larger amounts tend to hold the moisture next to the skin instead of allowing the diapers to do their job. For a cure, meticulous hygiene, allowing the area to air dry, and using light amounts of over-the-counter products usually works. There are also prescription cures which you can get by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for my daughter's diaper rash?

What should I do for my daughter's diaper rash?

Why does she have it: 1. If from diet, change diet
2. Typical creams that help include calendula, boudreaux butt paste, zinc oxide, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) etc
3. When a diaper rash is not improving after three days using a barrier cream like listed in #2 consider antifungal like lotrimin, tinactin, or micatin.
4.Bathing in a water with baking soda can also calm the rash. A. ...Read more

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

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 or petroleum based products can be applied as well as a # of other OTC diaper rash meds. ...Read more

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What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

What is a good cream for a diaper rash on a baby?

Rash: Depends on the cause if it is due to candida then Nystatin or Lotrimin will work really well but if is due to ammonical diaper rash than butt paste or Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) works equally well and last but not the least if it is due to the elastic on the diaper changing the brand will help. The best thing to do is to switch to cloth diapers then you will never see diaper rashes ...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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What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

What should an older adult do about a diaper rash?

Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component. ...Read more

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What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

What tips do you have on curing adult diaper rash?

Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

What's the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

May be related: As the skin breaks down with any irritation or rash, it may become secondarily infected with bacteria such as staph. Since MRSA is now frequently found in skin infections, it is commonplace to treat all suspected staph infections as if they were MRSA until the culture results are available.
Always try to keep skin dry and clean. Keep in mind that most "wipes" will not cleanse skin well. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a diaper rash?

Barrier cream: Always use barrier cream or ointment with each diaper change. Baby's get diaper rash because their skin comes into contact with their urine and feces. If you form a barrier on their skin, this helps prevent rash. Examples include vaseline, aquaphor, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) bag balm, etc. ...Read more

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How do I tell difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

How do I tell difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Crusting: It's not always possible, but a staph infection like MRSA would more likely cause scabs and oozing, sometimes referred to as honey-colored crusts. There may also be blisters, or bullous impetigo, more common in the very young. ...Read more

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Red diaper rash from new type disposable so what can I do?

Replace them: 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 to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

See pediatrician: 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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How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read more

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