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How do you get rid of diaper rash?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several causes

Diaper rashes are very common in babies and infants.
They are usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. To avoid a rash keep the diaper area clean and dry and use some type of moisture barrier such as one containing zinc oxide. If you think it may be a yeast rash, use an antifungal cream. If the rash persists or causes discomfort, talk to your pediatrician.

In brief: Several causes

Diaper rashes are very common in babies and infants.
They are usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. To avoid a rash keep the diaper area clean and dry and use some type of moisture barrier such as one containing zinc oxide. If you think it may be a yeast rash, use an antifungal cream. If the rash persists or causes discomfort, talk to your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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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.)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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