The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe: A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream. An antifungal cream, if your baby has a fungal infection.
Is antifungal cream safe for babies?
Consider trying an antifungal cream, such as clotrimazole, miconazole, or ketoconazole. Antifungal creams are available in pharmacies and online. Various manufacturers offer these products under different brand names, so look for a ringworm-specific product that is approved for your baby’s age.
What can I put on my baby’s fungal infection?
Mostly, antifungal topical creams like Bio-statin (nystatin), Mycelex Troche (clotrimazole), and Mitrazol (miconazole) are used for treating yeast infections. If you notice side effects such as upset stomach, itchiness, or dry skin, contact your doctor to determine if you should continue using the medication.
Can I use clotrimazole on my baby?
Clotrimazole and similar “-azole” anti-yeast agents kill the Candida yeast and other fungi. This change alone is usually enough to get rid of the yeast and is perfectly safe for babies.
What causes fungus on baby skin?
Fungal Infection: Diaper rash may become infected with Candida. Candida, like superficial tineas, prefers warm, moist locations on the body. The area beneath a diaper has all of the elements preferred by Candida—warmth from body heat and moisture from urine.
What does a baby yeast infection look like?
Baby yeast infection symptoms include bright red rash with pimple-like dots or a thick white coating on the tongue that can’t be scraped away. To treat a baby yeast infection, apply an antifungal cream, and make sure the area stays dry. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.
How do you treat yeast on baby skin folds?
Apply the antifungal ointment or spray with a cotton swab to help get it only where it’s needed on baby’s delicate skin. If your baby has yeast infections on other parts of the body or in the mouth, your pediatrician may prescribe an oral antifungal medication such as fluconazole.
Who should not use clotrimazole?
Clotrimazole may not be suitable for some people. To make sure clotrimazole is safe for you, tell a pharmacist or doctor if: this is the first time you’ve had thrush. you’ve had thrush more than twice in the past 6 months.
Is antifungal cream poisonous?
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
What happens if you use too much clotrimazole?
Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater for children and patients who use large amounts for a long time.