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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 more
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 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
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 more
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 the 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 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
7 month old baby has UTI and severe rash has been on cephalexin for 6 days and an ointment for diaper area?
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
Can I use TheraTears (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and Systane eye ointment (mineral oil & white petrolatum) together?
Yes: The components of these products are soothing to the eye and do not interact or interfere with each other. ...Read more
Got sliced on the appendage of my thumb. Accidentally put diaper rash ointment on it and now looks worse. Skin peeling and is painful?
Thumb: You may have n infection in your thumb. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
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?
My daughter had a rash in her diaper area her doctor prescribed her hydrocortisone ointment 2.5% but now the area is red how long should I let it stay red before taking her back to the doctor?
Healing process: Redness may be part of the healing process and should lighten in several days. ...Read more
My daughter had a rash in her diaper area and her doctor prescribed her hydrocortisone oniment 2.5% and it cleared but now the area is red?
Healing process: Redness may be part of healing process. ...Read more
Will the nurse possibly put me in diapers while I'm sleeping/sedated from the medication if I refuse to use a catheter?
If I keep having bladder accidents even after crossing my legs, should I wear adult diapers or take medication?
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
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