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Son has really bad diaper rash for about a week now, what to use?

Son has really bad diaper rash for about a week now, what to use?

It depends on cause: In medicine, we have common expressions that can mean a variety of medical diagnoses. "diaper rash" is one of these things. It can be caused by a variety of things, each of which has a distinct treatment. The first thing to try would be over-the-counter creams (such as boudreaux's butt paste). If the rash won't clear quickly, the skin is broken, or the baby is under 3 months, he should see the dr. ...Read more

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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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What can I buy to put on my daughter she has really bad diaper rash?

What can I buy to put on my daughter she has really bad diaper rash?

Aquaphor with 10% : Questran (cholestyramine) helps to absorb fluid and protect his bottom. If he had been diagnosed with yeast then he may need Canestan also. Change him often and allow lots of exposure. All the best? ...Read more

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My baby has a really bad diaper rash can I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream on it ?

My baby has a really bad diaper rash can I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream on it
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DIAPER RASH: To prevent diaper rash, wash baby with soap and water when changing diapers and apply a&d ointment. To treat diaper rash, apply antifungal cream like mycolog, nystatin. Bactroban (mupirocin) can be used for secondary infections (bacterial). ...Read more

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My daughter 7 1/2 months old has a really bad diaper rash, I noticed that the skin covering her vagina the " lips" have a blue color is this normal?

My daughter 7 1/2 months old has a really bad diaper rash, I noticed that the skin covering her vagina the " lips" have a blue color is this normal?

No: See pediatrician for evaluation. The bad diaper rash may be bacterial or candida infection? Blue color is closer to purple this could be blood underneath skin which signifies damage deeper in skin. ...Read more

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Have a 20 month old he has had the runs for 24 hours he eats @drinks ok not really running fever bad diaper rash keeping fluids in him feeding lightly?

Have a 20 month old he has had the runs for 24 hours he eats @drinks ok not really running fever bad diaper rash keeping fluids in him feeding lightly?

Fluids, food: Sounds like he has a viral stomach bug - lots of them going around this time of year. First is to keep him well hydrated - water, gaterade type products, oral rehydration products such as pedialyte if he'll drink it. Then begin refeeding asap if not vomiting - compley carbs and proteins - pasta, eggs, peanut butter, toast. Finally, probiotics (pills or probiotic yogurts) and zinc supplement helps. ...Read more

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What can cause bad diaper rash! please help!?

What can cause bad diaper rash! please help!?

Diaper rashes, types: Children are prone to rashes in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. There are different types of rashes, such as irritant rash, fungal infection or bacterial infection. Creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment should help. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

What is the best way to cure a bad diaper rash?

Keep 'em clean: Prevention is better than cure. Remember to use small amounts of baby powder, since larger amounts tend to hold the moisture next to the skin instead of allowing the diapers to do their job. For a cure, meticulous hygiene, allowing the area to air dry, and using light amounts of over-the-counter products usually works. There are also prescription cures which you can get by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What can someone use for a baby's bad diaper rash?

What can someone use for a baby's bad diaper rash?

Frequent changes: Diaper rashes can be caused by chemical irritation by stool contents. Frequent changes of the diaper when rashes appear and allowing the area to air breathe by keeping the diaper off after a change, can be helpful. Thick diaper creams such as zinc oxide can be helpful also. Sometimes yeast infections can be part of bad rashes. If you have tried all of the above, you may need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Can my baby's reflux and bad diaper rash be related?

...more: Babies with reflux often need medication. I have had good results with chinese medicine and reflux in babies. Look for a practitioner in your area. Y9u may find through chinese medicine that the two problems are resolved with one herbal treatment. ...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