What can I put on an open wound diaper rash?

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 you put Desitin on an open wound?

DESITIN® Multi-Purpose Ointment is for external use only. Do not use on: Deep or puncture wounds.

How do I treat raw skin on my baby’s bottom?

Diaper Rash Treatments

  1. Cream or ointment with zinc oxide or petrolatum (petroleum jelly). Smooth it onto your baby’s clean, dry bottom before putting on a clean diaper.
  2. Baby powder. …
  3. Antifungal cream, if your baby has a fungal infection.
  4. Topical or oral antibiotics, if your baby has a bacterial infection.

What helps nappy rash on broken skin?


  • Consider using disposable nappies while rash is healing.
  • Increase frequency of nappy changing.
  • Use warm water ± bath oil and a soft cloth to cleanse the area after every change.
  • Pat gently or air dry, avoid rubbing.
  • Avoid soaps and bubble baths.
  • Apply a thick layer of barrier cream at every nappy change.

Is Desitin OK on broken skin?

Protect the healthy skin near the rash with a cream such as Desitin, Diaparene, A&D Ointment, or zinc oxide. Do not apply the cream to broken skin, because it can slow the healing process.

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Which ointment is best for wound healing?

Ointments include NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar,* which provides 24-hour infection protection. NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar helps heal minor wounds four days faster** and may help minimize the appearance of scars.

What can you put on a newborn’s sore bum?

Always add a blocking cream, such as Balmex® or Desitin® (or whatever the doctor recommends), and apply when baby’s bottom is completely dry: Fan or blow on that bottom to make sure it’s not the slightest bit damp; the blocking agents can trap in irritating moisture.

Can you put Sudocrem on broken skin?

For eczema and acne, it calms and heals the cracked or sore skin when it’s difficult to keep hydrated, forming a defensive barrier to decrease any further infection or irritation. Sudocrem can also help with bed sores, sunburn and chilblains, soothing the skin and reducing the risk of infection.

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.

Is sudocrem good for sore bum?

Sudocrem and dry skin

Sudocrem can be a highly effective treatment for dry skin. While its main use is for the treatment of diaper rash, it’s also useful as a protective layer for hands.