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My daughter has a really raw diaper rash. How do I soothe her pain when she has multiple dirty diapers that require her to be wiped often?

My daughter has a really raw diaper rash. How do I soothe her pain when she has multiple dirty diapers that require her to be wiped often?

After wiping gently,: Front to back once with each unscented moist towelette, use zinc oxide paste, like skiers use on their noses. It's ok on mucus membranes & skin. You can get it without a prescription & it protects the raw areas. Use non-latex disposable gloves so the natural bacteria on your hands don't touch the raw areas & squeeze out some paste onto a sterile gauze square, so you don't contaminate the tube. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My 1 yr old's penis and testicles are red and swollen. It looks raw like diaper rash but is not on his bottom at all. Do you have any advice?

My 1 yr old's penis and testicles are red and swollen. It looks raw like diaper rash but is not on his bottom at all. Do you have any advice?

Must be seen: Diagnosis cannot be made without seeing him. He we should see his PCP but if not available on the weekend go to a walk-in clinic, or try a Healthtap consultation with a pediatrician or pediatric dermatologist. One possibility is angioedema. ...Read more

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My son has a very sensitive bum. He has diaper rash with 2 spots the size of dimes that are completely raw and bleeding. What can I do?

My son has a very sensitive bum. He has diaper rash with 2 spots the size of dimes that are completely raw and bleeding. What can I do?

Diaper rash: It could be infectious ( bacterial or fungal) or non- infectious ( allergies contact dermatitis). Either way, diagnosis can only be made after seeing the rash. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

? Monilial: diaper rash, common, can be due to an antibiotic, keep the area dry and clean, don't use barrier creams for now, as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D. Clotrimazole OTC cream twice a day over the affected areas, if no improvement in few days, see your pediatrician, ...Read more

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Hi, I have a diaper rash.

Hi, I have a diaper rash.

And ???: This works better if you actually ask a question.You just provided a statement.You are free to start over.Your submissions are never linked so we cannot see what you asked or stated in the past.They also go out at random to site contributors. ...Read more

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What will clear diaper rash?

What  will clear diaper rash?

Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a7d, balmex, etc. If it involves the skin creases, spares the bum, and there are some red dots involving the area above the genitas, then it maybe a yeast infection.And lamisil, or lotromin will help. ...Read more

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How to take care of a diaper rash?

How to take care of a diaper rash?

Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read more

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How do you get ride of diaper rash?

Topical agents: If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the symptoms, there could be a secondary infection (fungal or bacterial). That should be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Diaper rash appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who are incontinent or paralyzed. Identifying a diaper rash is usually fairly easy. The rash is located on skin underneath the diaper area. The skin is red and irritated. It may be over thebottom or genital area, or ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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