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How could I help heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by diaper rubbing?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aquaphor

Apply aquaphor or vaseline or zinc oxide cream to the sore.
If it looks infected apply a topical antibiotic ointment such as bactroban (mupirocin) (mupiricin). Avoid rubbing the area. Change the diaper more frequently and don't wrap too tightly next to the skin. Let the area air out longer if possible.

In brief: Aquaphor

Apply aquaphor or vaseline or zinc oxide cream to the sore.
If it looks infected apply a topical antibiotic ointment such as bactroban (mupirocin) (mupiricin). Avoid rubbing the area. Change the diaper more frequently and don't wrap too tightly next to the skin. Let the area air out longer if possible.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See you peds.

Diaper rubbing requires that you learn another way to care for the child.
Discuss with your pediatrician.

In brief: See you peds.

Diaper rubbing requires that you learn another way to care for the child.
Discuss with your pediatrician.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Diaper injury

Try to keep the diaper off as much as possible or practical.
Lotion the skin as frequently as you can. Change and or try a different brand of diaper that rises at a different height. There are skin protectants that can be used to protect the skin but you would need to check a smaller area to make sure there is no reaction. Protecting with emollient like zinc would also provide a barrier too.

In brief: Diaper injury

Try to keep the diaper off as much as possible or practical.
Lotion the skin as frequently as you can. Change and or try a different brand of diaper that rises at a different height. There are skin protectants that can be used to protect the skin but you would need to check a smaller area to make sure there is no reaction. Protecting with emollient like zinc would also provide a barrier too.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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