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Suggest remedies for diaper rash

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: hi,
my lil one is 37 days old and had developled diaper rash du to loosies., though the count of loosies have gone down, she still poops a lil (stains the nappy) at every cry, cough, sneeze or excitement....
attaching her prescription
we are applying destitin XXXXXXX relief paste on d rashes..since yesterday and have been advised to speay water and dab that area clean.

My question is she is still pooping (literally the whole time she is awake) , thought her bums coated with distitine, but she poops as soon as we apply and have to clean , which also cleans the paste , and then wash again and appluad gel n its cycle. I fear she will catch cold with all water there way out , should i clean her poop stains all.the time even if their is liberal layer of cream?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Zinc supplements will help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Since she is doing poop too frequently she may need some zinc supplements to help decrease the loose motions. You can give a gap of at least 30 minutes before cleaning her again. when there is plenty of distitine already on her bums then you can clean the area using a dry wipe only and apply a fresh coat of cream again. Do get proper zinc supplements prescribed for her from her pediatrician.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 32 minutes later
thankyou so much doctor.... the poop is more like just a lil smudge on the nappy.... the weather is cold.and spraying water n dabbing the poop away and wet pee cloth diapers is already giving her cold...
can i put the zinc oxide cream (destitin) liberally on her bum, and use a diaper pad (instead of cloth nappy) so that we can put warm clothing one her? atleast for the night...
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can do that.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing in again.

You can use a diaper pad for night. She will feel dry and the rashes will gradually heal.

Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

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