You asked: Can you use diaper rash cream on a newborn?

Can you use DESITIN on a newborn?

Apply a DESITIN® diaper rash treatment to protect baby’s tender skin. … Apply a thick layer of a zinc oxide diaper rash treatment, such as DESITIN® Maximum Strength Original Paste or DESITIN® Rapid Relief Cream, at each diaper change to soothe and protect your baby’s irritated skin.

Is diaper cream bad for babies?

Diaper creams intended to treat infections may contain anti-fungal medications. Swallowing small amounts probably will not cause harm, but these products are medicines. They should be kept where infants and children can’t reach them. Talcum powder is dangerous to use around children.

Should I use diaper cream at every change?

When a rash does appear in the diaper area, it can be helpful to use a white barrier cream or ointment with zinc oxide to coat your baby’s bottom. The more intense the rash, the higher the percentage of zinc oxide is often needed. … It’s important to do this during every diaper change.

When should you use Desitin on a newborn?

Apply ointment liberally as often as necessary, with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. Don’t be concerned about using too much. You can apply as much DESITIN® Maximum Strength Original Paste or DESITIN® Rapid Relief Cream as often as needed.

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Do you wipe off diaper rash cream?

Do I need to wipe off fully at each diaper change? If you have already applied a barrier ointment at the previous diaper change, don’t worry about removing any leftover ointment. Clean the soiled, outer layer and leave the ointment on the skin to avoid damaging delicate skin as it heals.

What causes diaper rash in newborns?

Diaper rash is often related to wet or infrequently changed diapers, skin sensitivity, and chafing. It usually affects babies, though anyone who wears a diaper regularly can develop the condition.

How do you treat an open sore on a baby’s bottom?

Soak your baby’s bottom in a combination of warm water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda 3 times a day. Apply an over-the-counter antifungal ointment like Lotrimin (with your pediatrician’s OK) to the rash if it’s yeast related.

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