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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. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

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 ...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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My 6 months baby has a bad diaper rash what can I do?

My 6 months baby has a bad diaper rash what can I do?

Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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My son has very bad diaper rash because we tried another brand. The rash has been around for over a week. Now spreading. He is 4&1/2 months old.

My son has very bad diaper rash because we tried another brand. The rash has been around for over a week. Now spreading. He is 4&1/2 months old.

May be coincidence?: The rash may be not from the formula change. It could be several issues. Most common: chemical irritation from the urine and feces (try frequent diaper change and moisturizer cream); it could be fungus like Candida a. (anti-fungal cream at least for 2 weeks), or may be nutrient deficiency, like zinc (supplementation would help). All the best! ...Read more

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My daughter has a bad diaper rash and is bleeding now. What do you recommend?

My daughter has a bad diaper rash and is bleeding now. What do you recommend?

Neutralize it: Apply maalox suspension on the affected areas, especially those raw, excoriated bottom to neutralize the acidic environment. Aquaphor ointment is much better than desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) balmex or flanders in this situation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?

My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?

Keep area open& dry: I would make sure the creams used are suitable for diaper rash, as the cream itself may be an irritant. Also, if the rash is fungal/candidal, then you would need an antifungal cream from your doctor. Sometimes, changing the brand of diaper and leaving the area open to air helps. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a bad diaper rash. But she is in underwear.. how and why is this happening and what to do about it?

My 2 year old daughter has a bad diaper rash. But she is in underwear.. how and why is this happening and what to do about it?

If she is wearing a: diaper or pull-up at night, that could cause a rash. If she is having urinary accidents in her underwear, it could do the same. If not, she may be reacting to new underwear or a soap or detergent. Please have her doctor examine her and the rash, to determine the cause and treat it properly. ...Read more

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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?

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

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6m trying 1 veggie/fruit a day for a couple of days. Skipped intro to cereal due to bad diaper rash with rice. Can I add cereal with the new food?

6m trying 1 veggie/fruit a day for a couple of days. Skipped intro to cereal due to bad diaper rash with rice. Can I add cereal with the new food?

Yes: You can add cereal at any time. Just remember to only add one new thing every couple of days - that way if they don't tolerate something, you will know what it is. ...Read more

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My little girl is 3.5 yrs old and she's not fully potty trained yet.She has a bad diaper rash that comes and goes. What should I do?

My little girl is 3.5 yrs old and she's not fully potty trained yet.She has a bad diaper rash that comes and goes. What should I do?

Different rashes: There are two broad categories of diaper rash - infections and irritative. The infections can include yeast or bacterial. Irritation rashes are usually due to urine or stool contents irritating the skin. It's hard to tell without looking at the rash which it is, and the treatment varies greatly depending on what the cause is. If this keeps coming and going, its time for your pediatrician to peek! ...Read more

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My 1 year old has bad diaper rash that looks like it has sores, a little bleeding and very red. He scream when i touch it.What can I do to help it.

My 1 year old has bad diaper rash that looks like it has sores, a little bleeding and very red.   He scream when i touch it.What can I do to help it.

Triple paste: I find the best ointment for bad diaper rash is something called triple paste (available in drug stores without prescription). It is really thick and does a nice job of helping a raw case of diaper rash to heal. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more