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What products can help with a diaper rash?

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These products aim to soothe a baby's sore skin or create a protective barrier -- or both. For example:

  • Smooth on cream or ointment to your baby's clean, dry bottom before putting on a clean diaper. Look for zinc oxide or petrolatum (petroleum jelly) on the ingredients list.
  • If you use baby powder, keep it away from your baby's face. The talc or cornstarch in the powder can cause breathing problems. Place it in your hand, then apply it to the diaper area.

From: Your Baby's Diaper Rash WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Agrawal, R. , November 2004. eMedicine

HealthyChildren.org.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Agrawal, R. , November 2004. eMedicine

HealthyChildren.org.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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