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What will clear diaper rash?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Diaper rash

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.)

In brief: Diaper rash

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.)
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