Is it OK to use Lotrimin for diaper rash?

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asked Mar 4 in Body/Skin by X3AmySarah (1,940 points)
Is it OK to use Lotrimin for diaper rash?

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answered Mar 22 by Daltonthreet (11,170 points)
You can use Lotrimin for diaper rash and apply it twice a day.

The best recommended diaper rash cream is Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant.

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Ointment is also a good diaper rash cream.

Other best diaper rash creams are.

Weleda Baby Calendula Diaper Cream.
Best Diaper Rash Cream For Stubborn Rashes: Triple Paste.
Best Diaper Rash Cream For Sensitive Skin: Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Diaper Cream.
Best Diaper Rash Cream For Newborns: Aquaphor Fast Relief Diaper Rash Paste.

To clear diaper rash and treat diaper rash wash your baby's diaper area gently with warm water.

When your baby has a diaper rash you should also try to avoid soaps and baby wipes as these can irritate sore skin.

Let the skin dry fully.

After the skin dries fully you can then apply a diaper ointment or paste that contains zinc oxide (such as such as Desitin, Triple Paste, Balmex, or a store brand).

Diaper rash usually goes away within 2 to 3 days with home care, although it can last longer.

Skin ointments or pastes also can help to treat or prevent irritant diaper rash.

The ointment or paste should be applied at every diaper change and can be covered with a thin layer of petroleum jelly to prevent sticking to the diaper.

Diaper rash is caused by wet or infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, new foods, and antibiotics.

The main symptom of diaper rash is a red rash on the babies or child's bottom.

In severe cases of diaper rash, symptoms such as fever and widespread rash can occur.

Most diaper rashes start to improve after a few days of at-home care with over-the-counter ointment and more-frequent diaper changes.

If the diaper rash doesn't start to improve, or if fever and rash develop, a doctor visit is needed.

Be sure to change your baby's or child's diaper often and allow the diaper area to air dry for 20 minutes to 30 minutes when possible.

And be sure to clean the diaper area with a wash cloth or wipes to remove any potential pee that could be left on the skin.

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