Round irritated erosions might be caused by skin bacteria. Antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic, bacitracin, or Neosporin® non-prescription) applied 3 times a day usually clears this up quickly; you can safely try this as a home remedy.
Can I use Neosporin on a bad diaper rash?
Antibiotic ointments containing such ingredients as neomycin, polymyxin, or bacitracin should not be used for diaper rash.
Can you use triple antibiotic ointment on babies?
Triple Antibiotic should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.
Can triple antibiotic ointment be used for rashes?
They spread well but don’t get absorbed into the skin. Don’t use a triple-antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. It doesn’t kill the staph and strep bacteria that cause skin infections, and some people develop an allergic contact dermatitis to one of its ingredients.
Soak your baby’s bottom in a combination of warm water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda 3 times a day. Apply an over-the-counter antifungal ointment like Lotrimin (with your pediatrician’s OK) to the rash if it’s yeast related.
Can diaper cream make rash worse?
Before you spread the ointment or cream on baby’s bottom, make sure her skin is completely dry. Trapped moisture beneath the barrier cream can make diaper rash more likely — or make a bad case of diaper rash worse. Be sure to slather it on thickly, like icing, and gently.
Can Neosporin be used on infants?
Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics on my baby? While there is no age limit for Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics, including NEO TO GO!®, we always recommend contacting your physician before treating babies or young children under 2 years of age.
Can you put antibiotic ointment on a baby?
You can put an antibiotic ointment or cream on your child’s skin. Or your child can take pills by mouth to kill bacteria in the skin or pores.
Can you put hydrogen peroxide on baby skin?
Do not use alcohol, iodine, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide or similar agents to clean the wound. They will cause pain and irritation and will not clean the wound any better than clean water.
What cures diaper rash fast?
Try a squirt bottle to wash the area well, without rubbing sore skin. Let your baby go diaper-free as much as you can. Airing out the diaper zone helps their skin heal faster. To avoid a mess, do it right after a bowel movement.
Are baths good for diaper rash?
Some babies may have discomfort from simply being in bath water when skin is very irritated or broken down. An oatmeal powder, made for diaper rashes or skin irritation, in the bath water can help soothe the irritation and make bath time more enjoyable.