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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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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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Red diaper rash from new type disposable so what can I do ?

Red diaper rash from new type disposable so what can I do ?

Replace them: 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 little cousin has diaper rash and it's quite red. How can I treat it so that it will go away quickly?

My little cousin has diaper rash and it's quite red. How can I treat it so that it will go away quickly?

Keep dry and clean: Both urine and stool can be very irritating to a baby's skin, leading quickly to a diaper rash. The best treatment is to avoid it in the first place. Keep the area clean and dry, using a moisture barrier such as vaseline to keep material off the skin. If it appears, again keep it dry and clean, and use a thick coat of the moisture barrier, allowing the skin to heal. See the doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use for baby diaper rash, when its red and bleeding a little?

What is the best thing to use for baby diaper rash, when its red and bleeding a little?

Barrier cream: That type of diaper rash is usually caused by looser stools or diarrhea. I recommend using a barrier cream like a;d or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to keep the stool away from the baby's skin. You can also apply some vaseline on top of the cream and when you change his diaper you can wash off the stool and the vaseline with the vegetabel sprayer at the sink and then just pat him dry and apply cream and vaseline. ...Read more

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What other cream can u use on a diaper rash if u don't have any diaper rash cream it is very red

Agree w early answer: 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 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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My son has a red irritated spot on the left side of his scrotum could it be anything serious or just diaper rash?

My son has a red irritated spot on the left side of his scrotum could it be anything serious or just diaper rash?

Rash: Common things are common. Simple rash is most likely. Serious scrotal lesions in youngsters are rare. ...Read more

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