6th October 2019

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What is Nystatin cream used to treat?

Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Nystatin prevents fungus from growing on your skin. Nystatin topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast. Nystatin topical is not for use to treat a vaginal yeast infection.

In respect to this, what is Nystatin ointment used for on babies?

Also white petrolatum ointment (Vaseline, Aquaphor) can be used and is safe for all ages even newborns. If this does not resolve the rash then an antifungal cream (Nystatin) can be used up to four times per day. Yeast rash in the diaper area can be prevented with frequent diaper changes.

What do doctors prescribe for severe diaper rash?

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. Topical or oral antibiotics, if your baby has a bacterial infection.

What antifungal cream is best for baby yeast infection?

Nystatin (Mycostatin), clotrimazole (Lotrimin), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat-Derm) are topical over-the-counter (nonprescription) treatments of equal strength for treating Candida diaper dermatitis.
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