How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

Air, Change, Creams. Most diaper rashes are due to irritation from urine and/or stool, as well as constant moisture. Therefore most rashes will respond to frequent diaper changes, allowing the skin to be exposed to the air frequently, and a diaper cream or ointment to protect the rash from further irritation. If the rash persists, it may be due to yeast or a bacterial infection. Call your pediatrician.
Varies. For typical diaper rash, letting it air out helps. You can try domboro soaks. Domboro solution can be purchased over the counter and almost any pharmacy. Soak a gauze in the medication and place it on the baby's rash. Cover this with a diaper. Change when you change the diaper. Beware though, not all diaper rash is benign skin irritation. Some nasty infections and cancer can look like it.
Varies. Depends on why the rash is there - common causes are simply irritation from urine/stool, yeast/candida, teething. Usually airing out the skin helps and a natural cream/ointment called calendula i often find useful. If it persists, check with your doctor.
A light diaper cream. To treat a mild diaper rash, one can use a light (not too thick, not too sticky) diaper cream, usually white in color due to the zinc oxide ingredient. Gently apply the cream so not to be rough on the skin. A fast growing rash, a rash with broken skin, blisters or pustules, or a rash that doesn't go away in a few days needs to be seen by the doctor.
Zinc oxide. Barrier creams are usually the first-line agent for a diaper rash. They stick to the skin and prevent irritated areas from continuing to get irritated every time the baby has a dirty diaper. I might also recommend against using alcohol diaper wipes - try a warm wet washcloth instead. If no better in a few days, see your provider: there may be a fungal or a bacterial infection complicating matters.
Creams. A "typical" diaper rash will respond to over the counter creams like a&d, calendula, zinc oxide, etc in three days. My typical rule is that if it is not better using these therapies in three days it may be yeast. At that point have it seen to determine what kind of rash it is.
Frequent changing. Many benign diaper rashes can be treated by frequently changing the diaper and allowing the diaper area to "air out". Some parents like to use a diaper cream as well; one with zinc oxide (such as the creamy desitin) or a&d ointment are mild options over the counter. If the rash is causes pain or spreads, contact your doctor to make sure there is nothing that may need an antifungal or antibiotic.
Dryness, covering. It depends on what is causing the rash... In general, if it is just general diaper rash, then it comes from constant wetness and irritation. Essentially, the diaper rash comes from wearing a diaper. So, the best treatment is to take it off as often as possible to air the area out. And with each change, dry completely, then cover with something protective - my favorite? Vasoline.
Rash decisions. Treatment depends on what is causing the rash. Most diaper rashes are irritative from urine/stool. Change baby often, leave butt open to air several times a day and avoid wipes, soaps and lotions that have scents, alcohol or other irritants. Use a wet soft cloth to clean. Zinc oxide ointments generally work well, but if your baby has been on antibiotics or rash just not improving could be yeast.
Keep it COVERED. The best way to let a diaper rash heal is to keep the rash coated with a gentle, thick barrier cream. Many of these contain zinc, but any ointment which will provide a protective layer over the skin will allow the rash time to heal. Use warm water to wash the area, avoid fragranced wipes, change diapers frequently. If the rash does not heal in 3 days, or looks "infected"', call your pediatrician.

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

Meticulous hygiene. Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. Read more...
Prevention. Keep bottom clean & dry. Change dirty diapers right away & rinse with warm water with each change. Avoid use of substances that contain alcohol or fragrances. Pat bottom dry or air dry. Ensure the diapers aren't too tight. Avoid talcum powder or cornstarch. Allow diaper free periods. Read more...

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment. Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. Read more...
Prevention. Keep bottom clean & dry. Change dirty diapers right away & rinse with warm water with each change. Avoid use of substances that contain alcohol or fragrances. Pat bottom dry or air dry. Ensure the diapers aren't too tight. Avoid talcum powder or cornstarch. Allow diaper free periods. Read more...

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

See the babies PCP. There are some more advanced options for hard to treat diaper rash. You will definitely want to see your pediatrician and possibly a peds dermatologist if the diagnosis is in doubt as there are other conditions that can mimic diaper rash. Read more...
See pediatrician. 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...

How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

Barrier creams. Frequent diaper changes, and using a barrier ointment containing zinc oxide will help most diaper rashes heal. If your baby's rash does not heal, call your pediatrician. Some rashes will become infected (often with yeast) and may need prescription treatment. 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...