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Suggest medication for open wounds and diaper rashes in a toddler

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Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021
Question: My son is 1.5 years and has diaper rashes with open wound of skin being red between the legs.i usually use panderm+ or mometasone. Please suggest some medicine that Will be better healing and non harmful for him. Will candid lotion be good.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Keeping the area dry is of primary concern.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I would request you to upload an image of the affected area. Such rashes occur due to the remnant moisture in the diapers and therefore the primary thing that you need to do is to ensure that the are remains dry. Mere application of rash cream will not help. Unless dryness of the area is ensured (at all times), there would not be enough time for healing to occur and it is needless to say that the diaper rash would persist. I understand that it might be hard to do without diapers, but you have to give it a dry. Use baby powder if needed. You may use candid powder. You may apply Siloderm Mixi ointment. Panderm+ can also be used. I would insist you to avoid continuous use of mometasone as although initially it will hasten the healing, prolonged use will increase the vulnerability to such rashes.

Be patient.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (23 minutes later)
Hello doctor,
I have uploaded image
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Keep the area clean and dry

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for uploading the image. The excoriation is not serious. Applying candid powder and keeping the area dry should suffice.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Brief Answer: Keeping the area dry is of primary concern. Detailed Answer: Hi, I would request you to upload an image of the affected area. Such rashes occur due to the remnant moisture in the diapers and therefore the primary thing that you need to do is to ensure that the are remains dry. Mere application of rash cream will not help. Unless dryness of the area is ensured (at all times), there would not be enough time for healing to occur and it is needless to say that the diaper rash would persist. I understand that it might be hard to do without diapers, but you have to give it a dry. Use baby powder if needed. You may use candid powder. You may apply Siloderm Mixi ointment. Panderm+ can also be used. I would insist you to avoid continuous use of mometasone as although initially it will hasten the healing, prolonged use will increase the vulnerability to such rashes. Be patient. Feel free to write back. Regards