Diaper Rash - Home Treatment
When treating a diaper rash:
- Do not use a nonprescription adult vaginal yeast
medicine on a baby or child. Check with your doctor before using any product
made for an adult on a baby or child.
- Adults can use a
nonprescription adult yeast medicine to treat diaper rash. Follow the
instructions on the package.
- Do not use baby powder while a rash is
present. The powder can build up in the skin creases and hold moisture. This
may help bacteria grow and cause an infection.
- Do not use
cornstarch on a rash in the diaper area. Cornstarch also allows bacteria to
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
- A rash in the diaper area looks like a rash on other
parts of the body.
- Signs of infection
- Symptoms become more severe or frequent.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 15, 2010
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