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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can this nystacid ointment be use for any baby diaper rush , heat rush or any rush for that matter,?
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to apply anything to newborn after Each diaper change? Such as ointment or diaper rash preventative cream
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
It depends: Where is yest infection you wont to treat? ...Read more
Can 3 week old healthy baby use a+d diaper ointment at moms house & desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) paste at dads house?
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?
Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 month old baby has UTI and severe rash has been on cephalexin for 6 days and an ointment for diaper area?
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