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Vaseline On Diaper Rash
Rash treatment: Do not combine vaseline and powder as it will clog skin pores and cause more problems. You can use creams. ...Read more
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
What do I do when my daughter has a diaper rash and it wont go away after I tried destin and vasiline?
Vasaline fine: I find unscented vasaline a great barrier skin treatment for kids prone to diaper rash.It may not help heal skin that is already broken down but does prevent it from worsening while the body heals. Cornstarch is often used by those who like the drying effect, but i find it more food for germs than a treatment.Once it is moistened by sweat it feeds pleanty of skin germs.I avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, a7d, balmex, etc. If it involves the skin creases, spares the bum, and there are some red dots involving the area above the genitas, then it maybe a yeast infection.And lamisil, or lotromin will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the right one: Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can I do if my grandson has a bleeding diaper rash just about every week. Will this affect him?
Painful: A diaper rash can be very painful- it's basically raw skin in a sensitive area. Clean gently with clear water and pat dry. Apply a heavy coating of a barrier ointment- a&d, vaseline or desitin. Don't scrub it off when you change the diaper next, just rinse and reapply as needed. Soak him in the bathtub to clean stool and start fresh when needed. If not better, see your doctor. ...Read more
Keep area dry: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, so if no improvement with careful drying and vaseline/zinc oxide based ointments, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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