Can diaper rash cream work for vaginal irritation?

Yes and no. Depends on the cause and location of the irritation. If it is external then yes it might be helpful, if the irritation is internal then you should not use treatments like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). See your gyn and determine the cause of irritation. Then the appropriate and safe treatment will be utilized.

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Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infection tx. A diaper cream will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. The infection is not only on the surface but also deeper within the vagina. Diaper creams should not be applied inside the vagina. Diaper creams also do not contain ingredients necessary to treat yeast. Read more...

What's your opinion on what works better vasoline w/powder or white diaper rash cream?

Diaper rash cream. There are many diaper creams on the market. An affordable one is triple paste. Your pediatrician might have samples. A pricier brand is mustela and there are 2 diaper rash creams in that line: vitamin barrier cream and stelactiv. In conjunction with a diaper cream, you should have more frequent diaper changes and use water only to clean the diaper area. Read more...

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

Open to air. The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying. Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician. Read more...
Sometimes. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a good moisturizer and skin protection barrier. That's what makes it good for diaper rash. If your adult rash needs a good moisturizer and skin protection barrier, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will help. If you have a ringworm or a skin infection, it will help the appearance but not the rash. Read more...
Yes. For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing 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...

My 2 mont old baby has a bad diaper rash that is trying tobleed. Tried multiple rash creams but nothing works? What can I do to help with healing/pain?

Diaper rash. Wash baby with soap and water. Make sure baby is meticulously dry. Exposé diaper area to air. If you have a goose neck lamp bring it close and leave it on for short intervals. Read more...
See a pediatrician. There are many causes of diaper rash including bactrial, fungal and certain systemic conditions. A pediatrician would be the best person to make a diagnosis and start appropriate treatment. Read more...
Keep area open& dry. I would make sure the creams used are suitable for diaper rash, as the cream itself may be an irritant. Also, if the rash is fungal/candidal, then you would need an antifungal cream from your doctor. Sometimes, changing the brand of diaper and leaving the area open to air helps. Read more...

How can I easily soothe a baby's diaper rash with OTC creams?

Exactly. Am not sure what the question is. You have described how to soothe the diaper rash with one of numerous products available otc. Read more...
Find the right one. Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds to find one that works well for your baby. Desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a & d ointment, zinc oxide paste, plain old vaseline, and others are possibilities. In nursing homes, products called barrier cream and butt frosting are used for similar problems of incontinent adults. These might be useful for a baby also. Read more...

Can I use Fucidin cream 2% on diaper rash if it has open soars?

Diaper rash. The first line treatment for a diaper rash is an agent that provides a barrier between the skin and the baby's waste. Antibacterial creams like fucidin are not first line unless there is an actual bacterial infection. Read more...
Not for fungus. Most diaper rashes are fungal in origin and fucidin cream is an antibiotic so it would not necessarily help the rash unless there was a bacterial component to it, irregardless of any open sores. If the open sores are infected, this cream can help and may also help prevent them from getting infected. Get the rash diagnosed to assure the best treatment if it persists. Good luck to you. Read more...