Question: Can you use hydrocortisone on diaper rash?

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.

Can hydrocortisone cream 2.5 be used for diaper rash?

A hydrocortisone ointment, anti-fungal cream, or antibiotic may be needed to clear it. Never use an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to treat diaper rash without your doctor’s okay; if used incorrectly, this can make symptoms worse or cause other side effects.

Can hydrocortisone make a rash worse?

Hydrocortisone cream can make certain skin conditions worse, including impetigo and rosacea. Speak to your doctor if you have any of these conditions.

Is hydrocortisone 2.5 stronger than 1?

These topical steroids are considered the least potent: Hydrocortisone 2.5% (Hytone cream/lotion) Hydrocortisone 1% (Many over-the-counter brands of creams, ointments, lotions)

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.

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Can you use triple antibiotic ointment on diaper rash?

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.

Should I cover a rash or let it breathe?

Don’t cover the rash with gauze or clothing. Stop using makeup or lotion that may have triggered the rash. Try not to scratch the rash. Scratching could make it worse and could lead to infection.

What happens if you use too much hydrocortisone cream?

High doses or long-term use of hydrocortisone topical can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.