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What can I use for a heat rash?

What can I use for a heat rash?

What are you calling: a heat rash?- multiple skin conditions: rash, chafing, low grade fungal rashes, viral rashes etc- are often called heat rash: get examined. ...Read more

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Diaper Rash (Definition)

A rash that appears on the skin under a diaper. Although typically occurring in infants and children younger than two years, the rash can also be observed in people who ...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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What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

See a dermatologist: Get a diagnosis. Aloe will do no more than any other lubricant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help your itch. Be careful of benadryl: it is a sleeping pill which should only be used at bedtime. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What can I use for a rash on face/body?

What can I use for a rash on face/body?

Depends on rash.: You can try Hydrocortisone for mild cases. However i'd not better in 1-2 days see dermatologsot for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat a yeast rash on my neck? Can I use enfamil gentlease?

How do I treat a yeast rash on my neck? Can I use enfamil gentlease?

Yeast rash: can be treated with an antifungal cream. I am assuming the question about Enfamil Gentlease is unrelated and is about feeding your child. Gentlease is a good formula if you are not breast feeding. . ...Read more

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What lotion can I use for my sunburn?

What lotion can I use for my sunburn?

Straight from plant: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more

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What do I use for a baby who has both ezcema and a diaper rash?

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What do I use for a baby who has both ezcema and a diaper rash?

See pediatrician: You can apply desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for diaper rash. If not helping- you can try to use triple paste medicated ointment for stubborn diaper rash. For eczema- use moisturizer like curel or cerave. Hydrocortisone 1% cream can also be aplied. However, if eczema is significant- bring your baby to pediatrician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use Fucidin cream for nappy rash?

Is it possible for me to use Fucidin cream for nappy rash?

NOT REALLY...: Diaper rash is mostly caused by #1.Irritation from urine /stool, #2. Yeast called monilia. If mild rash, you can use otc decetin cream, butt paste, tripple paste etc, if yeast infection: your pediatrician will prescribe Nystatin or similar cream. Fucidin is an antibiotic, will not help much. ...Read more

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What to use for a rash that iches?

What to use for a rash that iches?

Rash: Removal of the inciting agent, hypoallergenic soaps and lotions, topical Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream, non-sedating oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...Read more

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Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Sure: You can use it to make you feel more comfortable BUT it is important that you find out why you have anal itching. See your physician. ...Read more

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What can I use for scabbies?

What  can I use for scabbies?

Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies (either oral or topical). Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go. ...Read more

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What can you safely use on a baby's scalp for excema?

What can you safely use on a baby's scalp for excema?

Nutrients: Atopic eczema is caused by a deficiency of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. See a nutritionist who understands the role of nutritional therapy. The skin is the lartest organ in the body so it has to he fed properly like every other organ in the body. ...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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What should I use for a baby who has ezcema and a diaper rash?

What should I use for a baby who has ezcema and a diaper rash?

Skin care: Eczema needs constant moisturizers, the diaper rash means frequent changing, looking for the best diaper that does not cause the baby problems and applying topical creams to keep the skin moisturized and less inflamed. Did you see your pediatrician about it? ...Read more

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The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

Agree w Dr. Ein: 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 baby has diaper rash over 4 days and it has started to bleed.How to treat and what can I use to clean his bum without wipes?I tried 40% zinc cream.

My baby has diaper rash over 4 days and it has started to bleed.How to treat and what can I use to clean his bum without wipes?I tried 40% zinc cream.

Dryness, chamomile: Most diaper rashes are due to skin macerations and brakedown due to excessive moist.Allow the skin to get dry before placing the diaper. Using cold compresses with chamomille four times a day for 20-30 min could help. Visit your pediatrician to get better advice and to get recommendation about the use of creams and/or lotions that could help to protect and heal the skin. ...Read more

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The hydrocortisone it can also use for diaper rash?

Agree w Dr. Ein: 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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What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

In addition : To what dr. Garcia had recommended, believe it or not , maalox or mylanta ( antacids) works wonder with excoriated , raw , irritated bottom. It neutralizes the acid and soothes the affected areas! ...Read more

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Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Is diaper rash cream safe to use for adults?

Diaper rash: Yes, otc creams such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a&d oint, etc. Can be used. Barrier creams or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated also can be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Can you use diaper rash cream for a pad rash?

Yes: May of the diaper rash creams contain zinc oxide, which can be helpful for the chaffing/irritation rash caused by pads. If however, the rash from the pads is from not irritation but actual allergy to the fibers of the pad, the diaper cream probably won't do much. ...Read more

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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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What should I use for a baby who has ezcema and a diaper rash?

Skin care: Eczema needs constant moisturizers, the diaper rash means frequent changing, looking for the best diaper that does not cause the baby problems and applying topical creams to keep the skin moisturized and less inflamed. Did you see your pediatrician about it? ...Read more

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What do I use for a baby who has both ezcema and a diaper rash?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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See pediatrician: You can apply desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for diaper rash. If not helping- you can try to use triple paste medicated ointment for stubborn diaper rash. For eczema- use moisturizer like curel or cerave. Hydrocortisone 1% cream can also be aplied. However, if eczema is significant- bring your baby to pediatrician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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What can I use on my 13 month old baby's diaper rash?

What can I use on my 13 month old baby's diaper rash?

Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying. Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. ...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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Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Can I use cortisone cream for adult diaper rash?

Yes: And of that does not offer improvement in a day or two be seen to be sure it is a simple dermatitis.... ...Read more

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Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Is it better to use cloth diapers with a diaper rash?

Dryness: Yes, as they entrap less moisture, which is one cause of the diaper rash. Also trying a variety of commercially available diapers can help you find one that your child tolerates best. ...Read more

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Can I use Fucidin cream 2% on diaper rash if it has open soars?

Not for fungus: Most diaper rashes are fungal in origin and fucidin cream is an antibiotic so it would not necessarily help the rash unless there was a bacterial component to it, irregardless of any open sores. If the open sores are infected, this cream can help and may also help prevent them from getting infected. Get the rash diagnosed to assure the best treatment if it persists. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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18m old, severe diaper rash anytime eats fruit. Allergic? Yes we change diaper frequently, use cream & pedialite. She loves fruit but d.R is so bad.

18m old, severe diaper rash anytime eats fruit. Allergic? Yes we change diaper frequently, use cream & pedialite. She loves fruit but d.R is so bad.

May be intolerant: Some kids have a deficiency of the enzyme needed to digest fruit sugar.If they eat it, it can pass through without being absorbed and lead to acidic stools that are loose and scalding in nature.These leave a diaper rash that looks like a 1st degree burn. The approach to this issue is to avoid any fruit in quantity. When she is older she may tolerate the fruit better, but while in diapers, avoid. ...Read more

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Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Can i use disposible diaper or cloth diaper while normal diaper rash ???. M also using baby wipes

Yes: You can still use diapers but it may also help if you open the diaper at times to "air the area out". Follow topical or oral treatments that the doctor may have recommended ...Read more

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Can I use silver sulfadiazine on a baby's diaper rash?

Can I use silver sulfadiazine on a baby's diaper rash?

Not under 2 months: It is safest to avoid silver sulfadiazine ("silvadene") on babies under 2 months of age. The cream is really most appropriate for burns, so i would advise perhaps zinc oxide instead for a typical diaper rash. Other alternatives include regular petroleum jelly or aquaphor, a+d ointment, or other diaper rash creams available otc. If things are getting worse, best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use a diaper rash cream to relieve anal itching?

Sure: You can use it to make you feel more comfortable BUT it is important that you find out why you have anal itching. See your physician. ...Read more

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It's okay to use desonide 0.05% cream on my 6 month old baby's diaper rash right?

No : Steroid cream should never be used on a baby's diaper rash - or anywhere on a baby's skin without first seeing a doctor for diagnosis. Diaper rash is best treated by zinc oxide creams - put them on VERY THICK. You are not rubbing them in to treat the rash, rather, you are creating a barrier to prevent further irritation. ...Read more

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


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