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My daughter has raised red bumps in her diaper area could it a rash or are we talking yeast? She also has eczema around the folds of her body? Help

My daughter has raised red bumps in her diaper area could it a rash or are we talking yeast? She also has eczema around the folds of her body? Help

Mgt: It may be a yeast infection. An anti fungal diaper cream such as Nystatin may be prescribed, and keeping her clean and dry will help both types of rash.
If her eczema or the new rash persists, a follow up appt is advised. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have got some rash like pimple on my face, and it's itchy. Looks like diaper rash...

I have got some rash like pimple on my face, and it's itchy. Looks like diaper rash...

Could be eczema: Given the description it could be eczema but also a variety of other conditions. You would need to have it looked at by a provider. We can also review it through the HealthTap service as you can upload photos for a doc to review. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

Many possibilities: Have her doctor take a look, as this sounds like a pattern that can accompany a viral or perhaps a bacterial infection. It might need time, or a prescription antibiotic cream/ointment, something else, or nothing. Give the doctor a a call and see what he advises. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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How common are yeast diaper rash? Ped said that the slight redness around baby annus with pimples could be yeast. He is on solids now and 9M old.

How common are yeast diaper rash? Ped said that the slight redness around baby annus with pimples could be yeast. He is on solids now and 9M old.

Common: Yeast are a normal component of everyone's poo by a week or so after birth. Diapers trap moisture in the area and the repeated exposure to the yeast in that environment makes a yeast rash common, especially if there is any other irritation from other components in the stool. ...Read more

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My 6 month olds diaper rash has whiteheads. What should I do? & could this be more serious than a diaper rash?

My 6 month olds diaper rash has whiteheads. What should I do? & could this be more serious than a diaper rash?

Not serious: Wash with soap and water then dry and apply
neosporin ointment should be gone in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old has strange rash red and pimple like on belly buttocks and now one under her eye. No change in soaps or diapers. No other symp?

My 2 yr old has strange rash red and pimple like on belly buttocks and now one under her eye. No change in soaps or diapers. No other symp?

Have it checked: There are a few different possible causes, including chicken pox, insect bites, viruses and bacterial infections. It is impossible to say without an exam. I would recommend calling your child's physician. ...Read more

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What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would I know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would I know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

Red and itchy: Everyone has yeast that lives on the skin. But yeast particularly likes places that are damp and moist - like under a diaper. Keeping the skin cool and dry will help. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal like Clotrimazole cream 3 times a day and see if that works. Yeast rashes are usually very red, itchy, and spread with "satellite" small red bumps away from the rash center. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent I'm using?

If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent I'm using?

Yes: Yes. You should use a detergent that is dye-free and scent-free. The detergent may be causing contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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My baby has rashes at her diaper area. I've tried drapolene cream and made her use cloth diapers. But the rash is still there?

My baby has rashes at her diaper area. I've tried drapolene cream and made her use cloth diapers. But the rash is still there?

Anti fungal: You need an anti fungal cream. Diaper rashes come from the same type of organism as jock itch and athletes foot. Using a steroid cream alone will not cure it. Contact your doctor for a different cream. Also try letting your baby have some time without a diaper on to keep the area free of moisture and friction from the diaper itself. ...Read more

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Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This of course is referring to dietary zinc deficiency. Zinc oxide topically is often used in sunscreens for its protective effect from the sun's harmful rays. I can't speak specifically about the use of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for acne - but if it helps you then use it. ...Read more

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Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Rash: Rashes can be from many things in the diaper area. If baby has other scaly patches, he might have eczema/atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Sensitivities to the diaper occasionally cause irritated areas. Typical diaper rash from being in stool too long is usually more red, not as scaly. If unsure of the cause/treatment, see your doctor. Rashes cannot be diagnosed on the phone. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has a rash everywhere but the diaper area. It's not the detergent. What else could it be? Is it possible her new clothes caused it?

My 6 month old has a rash everywhere but the diaper area. It's not the detergent. What else could it be? Is it possible her new clothes caused it?

Many possibilities: Think about whatever touches babies skin in those areas that does not touch the diaper zone. The sizing (color stabilizers) in newer clothing, the fabric softener or dryer sheet, lotions or ointments you might apply, etc. You often figure this out when you exclude allot her possibilities. It is unlikely to be a food issue as that can effect every skin surface. ...Read more

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My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, I think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, I think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

Diaper rashes, yeast: Children are prone to yeast infections in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. Its usually appears as red itchy bumps, occassionally with fissures, inflammation and tenderness. These rashes do not improve with typical diaper rash creams (antifungal creams are used for treatment). ...Read more

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

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

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My 15 month old son woke up with a fever about 6 days ago and since then he hasn't been wanting to eat anything he had big red bums in his diaper area and now he is geting a red rash from hia diaper area to his face I took himto the doctor andsaid it was a

My 15 month old son woke up with a fever about 6 days ago and since then he hasn't been wanting to eat anything he had big red bums in his diaper area and now he is geting a red rash from hia diaper area to his face I took himto the doctor andsaid it was a

Stop using diapers!: Diaper rash is not caused by urine or by stool, it is caused by diapers. Changing frequently and changing brands can help. In severe cases, put the baby on absorbent sheets and don't use a diaper at all until the rash is gone. It is messy, but it works. If the rash is already severe, you will need help from your babies doctor. ...Read more

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My 19 months has had small red bumps in his diaper area for almost a week, and not improved with diaper rash cream. Now he has the same on his stomach?

My 19 months has had small red bumps in his diaper area for almost a week, and not improved with diaper rash cream. Now he has the same on his stomach?

May be yeast/candida: A trial of antifungal cream like lotrimin af cream otc (aka 1% clotrimazole) can be used to eliminate this rash. Apply twice daily and you should see improvements over the next week. Airing the area out-allowing the area to breath will facilitate improvement. I am assuming he is otherwise healthy without fever, etc... ...Read more

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18 mo old, yeast rash; tx w/ Nystatin topical 4x/day/7 days. On day 5, new, scabbed "burn" on previously unaffected diaper area. Too much nystatin?

18 mo old, yeast rash; tx w/ Nystatin topical 4x/day/7 days. On day 5, new, scabbed "burn" on previously unaffected diaper area. Too much nystatin?

Get it evaluated: Nystatin should typically be applied only twice a day. However, it unlikely causes burning/irritation of previously unaffected area. See your clinician to rule out overuse irritation vs other cause. ...Read more

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Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Yes: This may be a yeast rash. See your doctor if lotrimin (clotrimazole) is not helping. You can also try to keep the area clean and dry. If possible, letting your daughter spend time without a diaper on will help dry up the area and may speed healing. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Pimples (Definition)

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