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Really Bad Diaper Rash
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My baby has a really bad diaper rash can I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream on it? I'm using sudocream
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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