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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children under 2 years of age, but it’s also a big problem for people who are incontinent or paralyzed. Diaper rash can be caused by friction, irritation, yeast (candida) infection often after taking antibiotics, or an allergic reaction. Keeping the diaper area clean and dry should prevent most diaper rashes. Should a rash develop, diapers should be changed more often than normal. Skin should be washed with a very mild soap and air dried or lightly patted dry. Call your doctor if the rash does not get better in 4-7 days despite treatment, is getting significantly worse, has spread to other parts of the body, or has a pus-like drainage or yellowish-colored crusting. Our compounding pharmacists can compound ointments, creams, and gels to help protect, soothe and heal the skin and prevent secondary infections. 


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