Top
30
Doctor insights on: Petrolatum Diaper Ointment Medication

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: Petrolatum diaper ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Petrolatum diaper ointment allergy?

Contact dermatitis: Is a condition where the skin turns red and itchy as a result of contact with a chemical or protein, considered the allergen. A diaper ointment allergy would be specific for the genital area that is covered by diapers in a child or incontinent adult. Petroleum ointment has very low protein and irritant potential, so it would be an unlikely cause of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
3 doctors shared insights

Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Definition)

Petrolatum diaper ointment ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

Take to pediatrician: Usually treatment is from 12 months and up; each situation is different so please take her/him to doc. Itches a lot too. Can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and zinc-destiny ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
My 3 weeks old son has severe diaper rash and it is getting deep and deep every day. 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 every day. 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

9

9
Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diapers 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

11

11
My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

12

12
My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

Oily hairdo: It won't actually cause any harm, so I certainly wouldn't do anything potentially harmful to remove it. A non-toxic shampoo is all I would recommend. Other than that, use barrettes or a ponytail band and add the story to your baby book. Best wishes. ...Read more

13

13
My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment.what should we do?

My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment.what should we do?

Hard without exam: A generic answer is every rash lasting more than 3 days will have some yeast in there as a factor. In some locals meds for this are available over the counter. Commercial wipes can aggravate any rash, so cleansing with mild soap/water and drying with a hair dryer/no heat can help. ...Read more

15

15
My 10 month old boy has real bad diaper rash, I tried all ointments in local stores, none help, it's red and small bumps, painfull, pls advise?

May be yeast: Babies can actually get yeast infections of their diaper area. It usually looks like beefy red bumps that are fairly close together, and they may be on a red patch of skin. Sometimes the skin even breaks open. If this is the case, an anti fungal cream added to his normal diaper cream helps clear up symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

18

18
If i have hrHPV. I touch my genitals while shaving and right after that, put ointment on baby girl genital diaper change. Can she get cervical cancer?

If i have hrHPV. I touch my genitals while shaving and right after that, put ointment on baby girl genital diaper change. Can she get cervical cancer?

Well...: That is probably a less/un-likely scenario of passing on HRHPV and I wouldn't get too worried about that. If you want to prevent her from getting cervical cancer, however, please give her the HPV vaccine when she is age-appropriate! ...Read more

19

19
Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principal purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore, it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

20

20
7 month old baby has UTI and severe rash has been on cephalexin for 6 days and an ointment for diaper area?

UTI: A UTI in a baby demands a full work up to be sure the baby's kidneys are normal in structure and function. Diaper rash best treated by a combination ofoitnment and zinc paste that serves as a barrier to fluids breaking down the skin. "Triple paste" is one brand. ...Read more

21

21
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

24

24
Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e.  Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Diaper rash: Vitamin E is pretty benign for infants. If you are using it tpically in a butt paste if should be pretty safe to use topically several times a day for even a week or more. It is a great treatment for rashes and scars. ...Read more

27

27
Will the nurse possibly put me in diapers while I'm sleeping/sedated from the medication if I refuse to use a catheter?

May cancel : If the safety of a patient requires monitoring of urine output during a procedure, I would cancel the procedure rather than place the patient at risk. If it does not, then enjoy your diaper. Only the physician/anesthesiologist can decide the need. ...Read more

28

28
If I keep having bladder accidents even after crossing my legs, should I wear adult diapers or take medication?

If I keep having bladder accidents even after crossing my legs, should I wear adult diapers or take medication?

Check with your doc: You need to make sure it's not from a urinary tract infection. There are many reasons women may leak urine and the best treatment approach depends on the cause. ...Read more

29

29
How to clean up a defacation (when a person hasn't used a diaper); I understand it's a biohazard?

How to clean up a defacation (when a person hasn't used a diaper); I understand it's a biohazard?

Use gloves: If you use gloves, you are well protected form contracting any germs from the fecal material. Wash area well with dilute bleach water or antibacterial wipes/cleaner. Bag all items used to clean up in an enclosed sipped bag and you can dispose of in general trash. We throw millions of baby diapers in the trash every day ...Read more

30

30
I have a two-year-old boy im potty training him but he freaks out he doesn't want to take off the diaper?

I have a two-year-old boy im potty training him but he freaks out he doesn't want to take off the diaper?

Too early?: Parents are highly motivated to toilet train their children (less mess, less expense). Unfortunately, toddlers frequently are not ready as soon as the parents would like. Boys in particular are later to be ready for this training. I do not think that your son is ready for toilet training developmentally, and would recommend waiting until he is older. ...Read more

Diaper (Definition)

Used to collect ...Read more