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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Overview)

Petrolatum diaper ointment is a skin-related agent.


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Can you tell me if i could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Can you tell me if i could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Overview)

Petrolatum diaper ointment is a skin-related agent.


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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...Read more

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Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more

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Does xenaderm ointment have any side effects?

Does xenaderm ointment have any side effects?

Xenaderm: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue). ...Read more

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Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper rush , heat rush or any rush for that matter,?

Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper  rush , heat rush or any rush for that matter,?

Nystacid ointment: This contains nystatin, which is specifically used to treat a yeast infection. If yeast is a component of the rash it may help. A contact rash in the diaper area is best treated with a barrier cream, such as zinc oxide. All the best. ...Read more

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A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & D: A & d -- typically works best. Plus often, they have website discount coupons. Go to: www.Myadbaby.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small irritated rash in my cheeks and i'm wondering if i can use baby diaper ointment cream. Should I use it or not?

What to do if I have small irritated rash in my cheeks and i'm wondering if i can use baby diaper ointment cream. Should I use it or not?

Skin Rash: Your rash could be ring worm or eczema. It can be many other rashes. Some are benign but others can be serious autoimmune disorders. Show your doctor first. Diaper cream will not harm it but may not work. ...Read more

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My 3 weeks old son has severe diaper rash and it is getting deep and deep everyday. i used destine w/o result,using AD ointment w/o result.what to do?

My 3 weeks old son has severe diaper rash and it is getting deep and deep everyday. i used destine w/o result,using AD ointment w/o result.what to do?

See Your Doctor Now: Prolonged exposure to heat and moisture break down the skin barrier leading to rashes. The constant presence of urine/feces make healing the skin difficult. Thorough cleansing of skin each diaper change w/ mild soap/water, allowing skin to air dry fully, use of barrier creams usually works. However yeast infections require medicated creams. See your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Diaper (Definition)

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