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What Causes Diaper Rash In Adults
Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing 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
I have 2 kids and I found that they did better with pampers and huggies vs. The store brands, as far as diaper rash goes. It's better to spend a little extra money...Pampers and huggies are better for the baby's skin and they also hold more, so that you have to deal with fewer "blow outs."
diaper wipes can also cause a diaper rash, so water and soft paper towels are a good alternative.
Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
Irritation vs yeast: The two most likely causes are irritation or yeast infection. A soothing cream or ointment will usually help with irritation. An anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others) can help with yeast. There are powders that can help also, like zeasorb af which contains an anti-fungal component. ...Read more
Adult diaper rash: Is the adult in diapers or is the rash in the underwear area so u are calling it diaper rash? If there is too much moisture in the area or if person is diabetic/not cleaning well after using the rest room, these are areas to be addressed first. Try air drying after washing with luke warm water&have cotton undergarments. If in diaper for a reason, change as soon as it is wet. Try naystatin ointment. ...Read more
My baby has diaper rash could it b cause of wipes with fragance? How can I treat it, he is very red
Why does my daughter keep getting diaper rash if I put stuff to prevent one after every changing? Am I putting to much on her and causeing it myself?
Well, you could have: Contaminated the cream you're using, or it could be a yeast infection. Zinc oxide paste coats raw, weepy areas very well. Use disposable gloves when removing & applying the paste, to avoid getting staph from your hands onto skin or mucous membranes that are cracked or open. See her pediatrician. Always wipe front-to-back when cleaning urine & stool. ...Read more
Stay dry: Keep the area as dry as possible. If there is itching & redness, some over the counter medications may help (antifungals). Be careful using otc steroid creams. If diabetic, see your pcp. Wear cotton underwear or none at all when possible but if wearing diapers, change ofen, wash often, dry often, use absorbent material like corn starch and use barrier creams (some have zinc). If? 's, see pcp! ...Read more
Didn't start my 6mo on cereal --veggies and fruits. Still taking 24-30 oz of formula. Do I need to give her cereal for iron? Rice caused diaper rash.
I just changed my 4 month old's diaper and noticed blood in her stool along with a diaper rash which she very rarely gets. Concerned. Possible cause?
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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
Can pads give you a red rash? I've had almost a 3 week period since I've had the implanon implanted. Can wearing the pads too much cause a diaper rash
I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this? 13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening
Yeast rashes: Surgery, illness, stress and certain medications place stress on our bodies, and can result in yeast infections. Yeast infections occur then the normal mechanisms to keep them at bay are compromised, and often present as red itchy bumpy rashes, occassionally with fissures and discomfort. Only a physical exam can accurately diagnose what sort of rash you have, so follow up with your doctor soon. ...Read more
Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?
7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?
Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more
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Depends: If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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 more
Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read more
Remove the diaper: I ask my learning doctors every day what the one thing you must have to have a diaper rash... A diaper... So remove the diaper for short breaks as often as you can so that the skin can dry and heal. Then place diaper cream (my fav is good ole vasoline) on dry skin with every diaper change. If it's bad or recurrent, have your doc see if yeast is possible. ...Read more
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