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Diaper rash that wont go away after 6 weeks. What might be a cure?

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In brief: Diaper Rash> 6 wks

A diaper rash lasting longer than 6 weeks should be evaluated by a pcp.
Factors can include dyes/scent/diaper type; creams, lotions, powders and soaps being used as well as infrequent diaper changes, chafing and scratching of skin. Irritated skin can also develop a bacterial, fungus or viral infection. A diaper rash w blisters needs urgent evaluation. It may be a sign of a more serious infection.

In brief: Diaper Rash> 6 wks

A diaper rash lasting longer than 6 weeks should be evaluated by a pcp.
Factors can include dyes/scent/diaper type; creams, lotions, powders and soaps being used as well as infrequent diaper changes, chafing and scratching of skin. Irritated skin can also develop a bacterial, fungus or viral infection. A diaper rash w blisters needs urgent evaluation. It may be a sign of a more serious infection.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Fist thing you do, get rid of premoistened wipies; most cases of treatment failures for diaper rash, in my practice, were due to use of wipies.
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In brief: Diaper rash

Diaper rashes are most often one of two things, either a contact dermatitis or a yeast dermatitis.
There are a lot of options for the first cause, including spending time out of a diaper. Yeast needs to be treated with something that has anti-yeast properties. Your pediatrician or family physician should be able to get this under control for you if necessary. Sometimes a dermatologist is needed.

In brief: Diaper rash

Diaper rashes are most often one of two things, either a contact dermatitis or a yeast dermatitis.
There are a lot of options for the first cause, including spending time out of a diaper. Yeast needs to be treated with something that has anti-yeast properties. Your pediatrician or family physician should be able to get this under control for you if necessary. Sometimes a dermatologist is needed.
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