Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diaper Dermatitis Treatment

Treatment for diaper rash includes gentle skin cleansing, frequent diaper changes, and protecting the skin from contact with urine and stool. In some cases, topical corticosteroid medication is used to reduce inflammation of the irritated skin. Occasionally, oral antibiotics, antibacterial cream, or antifungal cream is required to treat an infection.

Treatment for diaper rash may include:

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Diaper Dermatitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat diaper rash:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Diaper Dermatitis References
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