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Clotrimazole Cream Diaper Rash

Although there are many different diaper rash products on the market, there are actually only a few different types of creams and ointments for diaper rash. These include:
  • Barrier creams and ointments: Most nonprescription products; the ointment or cream itself can act as a barrier (such as with petroleum jelly or lanolin), as can the active ingredients (such as zinc oxide)
  • Antifungal creams and ointments: Used to treat diaper rash caused by a Candida (yeast) infection
  • Corticosteroid creams and ointments: Hydrocortisone and other similar products
  • Compounded creams and ointments: Mixed specially by a pharmacist, these concoctions may contain a variety of different active ingredients.
Many of these products are effective for treating diaper rash. Clotrimazole cream, which is an antifungal available without a prescription, should not be used without the approval and supervision of your child's healthcare provider and should be used only for certain types of diaper rash.
You will have to search beyond the baby section to find antifungal creams and ointments. Clotrimazole is usually found in the athlete's foot section in stores.
(Click Diaper Rash Creams and Ointments for more information about using clotrimazole cream for diaper rash and to find out what other products are available for treating this type of rash.)
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