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Doctor insights on: Savlon Antiseptic Cream For Heat Rashes

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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savlon protects against infection. Neosporin treat infection. You cannot substitute savlon with neosporin. Use of savlon will reduce the changes of infection and use of neosporin. ...Read more

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Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Impetigo: Surface antiseptic and OTC antibiotic cream would help, but if no improvement in few days, you need to see your doctor, you may need a systemic antibiotic or the diagnosis isn't impetigo, goodluck ...Read more

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Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Hydrocortisone. 1: Apply cream to face avoid eyes three times a day for 5-7 days ...Read more

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Is triple anioment antibiotic cream good for heat rash in the skin?

Is triple anioment antibiotic cream good for heat rash in the skin?

Heat rash: The only benefit of using an antibiotic cream on a heat rash would be it's moisturizing effects. A cream or ointment with Hydrocortisone may be more appropriate to achieve the effect you desire. ...Read more

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Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun?

Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun?

Yes: It's ok to use it but remember it is a steroid cream. I wouldn't exceed twice a day for couple days. See your skin doctor if the rash persists or get worse. ...Read more

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A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Balanitis: Sounds like Balanitis. One can try some over the counter steroid and antifungal creams. You may have to get a prescription. Depending on your risk factors and the size of the 'bumps' one could consider herpes. ...Read more

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What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash?

What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash?

Not fungal: Heat rash is not a fungal infection and is best treated with cool soothing oatmeal baths and applying corn starch powder before exercising or going out in the heat. You could if needed apply Chlohexidine 2% to 4% to the affected area for 15 seconds and rinse, avoiding eye contact ...Read more

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Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

It depends: Sometimes the rash can be caused by an infection whether bacterial or fungal. Keeping it dry is important. Hair dryers after bathing and powders are generally recommended. Weight loss and even breast reduction surgery can be considered in severe cases. Rather than rubbing alcohol I would first try aloe vera or another topical known to soothe and address mild topical infections. ...Read more

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I've had what I suspect to be a heat rash for up to about two months now I've been to the doctor who prescribed a 1 per cent steriod cream which didn't wo?

I've had what I suspect to be a heat rash for up to about two months now I've been to the doctor who prescribed a 1 per cent steriod cream which didn't wo?

See your doctor: It could be fungus infection. You could ask your doctor to do some blood test to check for diabetes. Many diabetic patient without good control on blood sugar could develope fungus infection. If it is rule out and the rash persist you could go to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

No: Heat rash, or miliaria, is due to blocked sweat ducts in the skin. The best treatment is to cool and fan the area to allow sweating to resume and unclog the ducts. ...Read more

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I history of staph infections I had a heat rash in august that will go away with antifungal cream but always returns been using antifungal 3 months?

Heat rash: First off - staph is a bacterial infection so the anti fungal shouldn't work - heat rashes are generally non infectious and respond to products like talc power or gold bond powder if it is truly a staph infection - generally oral antibiotics are required or at least a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream (sudocream).?

My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream (sudocream).?

? yeast infection?: Any bad diaper rash can be aggravated by yeast that are part of the normal germs in the poo. Antiseptic creams will not get rid of yeast. Nystatin or other anti-yeast products are likely needed in this case. Call in for rx or get it examined & treated. ...Read more

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Itchy CHIN rash-9mos-made worse by heat, no bumps/ red/itchy. Derm dx Rosacea. Tried 2 topical creams, no results. Healthy, but IBS. Tx ideas? Thx.

Itchy CHIN rash-9mos-made worse by heat, no bumps/ red/itchy. Derm dx Rosacea. Tried 2 topical creams, no results. Healthy, but IBS. Tx ideas? Thx.

Well: If it's rosacea avoid alcohol this can cause flushing and worsening of the rash. Sometimes this can also be seborrheic dermatitis which can be helped by cortisone type an antifungal type creams. Follow up with your dermatologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing, keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.

Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.

Heat burn: It is ok if the rash is due to inflammation only due to heat with out infection. Check with a physician to make sure there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water.?

My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water.?

Sounds fine: Benadryl cream for a few minutes or more, on a 10-month old, should not have any noticeable effect. If such a baby has ill symptoms such as fussiness, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or pain, she may have some other illness instead of just a heat rash. If worried, parents may contact their pediatrician for advice or an in-person exam. ...Read more

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Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Just keep clean...: Some degree of pain, redness, and "swelling" at incision are expected, worst for 1-2 days, and get better day by day afterwards. As long as it moves in such expected postop course, you're ok. All you need to do is do nothing but keep the incision dry and clean. Why? What we do after skin edges seal will make no difference to the tissue beneath the skin. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

How long will it take for skin burns to heal from an antiseptic (savlon)?

Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I am healing from skin burns caused by antiseptic (savlon), what to do to speed up recovery?

Depends on how deep: Of course I am assuming the offending material has been well washed off. Redness, like a sunburn, can often be treated with a mild steroid. Blistering may require a burn cream. Third degree might require surgery. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in person for a true evaluation and plan. ...Read more

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Can I use savlon on my child to treat heat rush?

Can I use savlon on my child to treat heat rush?

Unless the lesions: Are infected or open and draining, I would use a gentler product like eucerin cream or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). ...Read more

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Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?

Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?

No.: Savlon wipes are marketed for "on the go" wound cleansing and hand sanitizing. It would be more "dangerous" to delay cleansing a fresh wound. Most likely Savlon wipes contain the antiseptic chlorhexidine which is often used in hospitals & other medical settings. Check the ingredients on the container and use them only as directed. You should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Had shingle jab a week ago have a very painful and swollen arm headache and sweating been putting savlon on arm to try and ease it for the rash?

Had shingle jab a week ago have a very painful and swollen arm headache and sweating been putting savlon on arm to try and ease it for the rash?

First time or recur: The wording of your question suggests that you are familiar with shingles, having a "jab"? The treatment of the initial episode is quite different than treating recurring post-herpetic neuralgia/pain. I don't think Savlon, an antibiotic cream, should help. Initial rash & blisters best treated at home with moist compresses, calamine lotion, & topical cream for inflammation. Next, Rx. Meds from MD. ...Read more

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Why have I began to get heat rashes for the first time in my life?!

Why have I began to get heat rashes for the first time in my life?!

See below: If heat rashes truly - impossible to say. But are they heat rashes? I would get the pm looked at. ...Read more

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How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

Avoid: Avoid heat and take antihistamine. You should see your dermatologist to maker sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

No: An antiseptic cream such as savlon when used in superficial cut or injury will reduce or prevent an infection. Neosporin treat an infection. ...Read more

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Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Proper Dx first: A number of different conditions may present as "diaper rash." ...Read more

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How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

If you avoid: The tanning bed - you will avoid the heat rashes as well as your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

After you bathe...: ...Apply a good emollient lotion (any brand will do) to your skin while it is still moist, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't solve the problem, there is more going on than just dry skin, and you will have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter antiseptic cream for a chemical burn?

What is an over-the-counter antiseptic cream for a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: For healing, the antiseptic cream is not the most important element. More important are thorough initial rinsing and cleansing of the wound; then application of a dressing like vaseline gauze covered by sterile gauzes, and then a thick wrap (like ace or coban) to protect from ordinary dirt will produce good healing. If you want to use an antibacterial, I would use Bacitracin (fewer allergies). ...Read more

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Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Siloderm mixi: This cream should not be used on your new born child. Its use can cause deafness among other severe symptoms. If child does indeed have boils he should be in the hospital receiving i.V antibiotics. See your doctor immediately for help. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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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