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Need help I have a bad pad rash and i want to know what over-the-counter brands at stores can I buy to treat it and make it better and go away?

Need help I have a bad pad rash and i want to know what over-the-counter brands at stores can I buy to treat it and make it better and go away?

Rash: You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream, or cortisol 1% cream. If this does not work consult the pharmacist at the store. Or see you physician if it doesn't get any better. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


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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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Hello, I have 2 rashes between by butt and vagina. They just appeared this morning but I do not know what this is. i think it's my pads but Im clueles?

Hello, I have 2 rashes between by butt and vagina. They just appeared this morning but I do not know what this is. i think it's my pads but Im clueles?

Possibly: For a young woman, a first-rash in this area could easily be from an allergen such as a pad or a new type of underwear/detergent. Alternatively, it can be a yeast infection if it begins to itch or continues despite removing the potential allergen. Any anti-itch cream would be helpful and can be bought over the counter. If not better, try an anti-fungal, also over the counter. Then see your GYN. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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How bad can an always pad give you a rash if I been wearing it for over a month now because of my Depo-Provera shot I been spotting?

How bad can an always pad give you a rash if I been wearing it for over a month now because of my Depo-Provera shot I been spotting?

Moisture: You can develop contact dermatitis but even without that keeping the moisture next to your skin can cause break down of the skin and increases the risk of yeast infections among others. ...Read more

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Can i get a rash from sanitary pads? How should I treat such a rash?

Rx as any rash: Pads create a moist environment. Use a drying powder, but b sure it is not a fungus infection which would need a medicated powder so c u r gyn & use cotton panties. Also switching 2 tampons is an option or if you prefer not 2 use them then switch brands. ...Read more

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My daughter of 12 got a rash from a maxi pad. What can i have her use?

My  daughter  of 12 got a rash from a maxi pad. What can i have her use?

Dermatitis : If you are certain is from her sanitary pad you may use hydrocortisone. If not hundred percent sure sometimes a dermatitis and a fungal infection may look alike so you may add clotrimazole cream . Both are sold over the counter. If not better take her to her doctor for direct exam. ...Read more

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Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Yes: Prolonged use of a heating pad may cause a rash and possibly persistent pigmentation called erythema ab igne. Hot water bottles and heating pads should be used for no more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid damage to the skin and soft tissues. Caution is advised. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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Red rash around vaginal area from pad during period is this normal or can it be due to some type of disease?

Red rash around vaginal area from pad during period is this normal or can it be due to some type of disease?

Friction/allergy: This sound like a friction burn to the area from the pad or an allergic reaction to any adhesive on the pad. Consider tampons, changing brands, explore other alternatives. See gyn or dermatologist if this continues or can be resolved. ...Read more

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Anal rash during period while wearing a pad. How can I prevent this?

Rash: You may be sensitive to something in the pad--fragrance, lining, etc, using a contact barrier cream: vaseline, a&d pint, aquaphor may help. Mild rash can be reduced by otc cortisone cream. ...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