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.
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.
- Triamcinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections caused by fungus or yeast.
- Nystatin Oral Suspension
- mouth irritation,
- stomach upset,
- skin irritation,
- allergic reaction,
- D) WITH THERAPEUTIC USE 1) Toxicity from orally administered nystatin is extremely low. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and oral irritation have been reported with oral nystatin therapy. Patients given doses greater than 5 million units daily developed only nausea and gastrointestinal upset.
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.
- 7 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash
- Make Your Own Diaper Rash Cream. Make your own natural diaper cream, such as the protective barrier balm found on the Mommypotamus blog.
- Use Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Create an Essential Oil Spray.
- Try a Little Tea with Honey.
- Go with Aloe.
- Draw an Oatmeal Bath.
- Apply Cornstarch.
- 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.
- If your child's diaper area looks irritated and red, chances are it's diaper rash. The skin may also be a little puffy and feel warm when you touch it. Diaper rash can be mild, with just a few prickly red spots in a small area, or extensive, with tender red bumps that spread to your child's tummy and thighs.
Nystatin (Mycostatin), clotrimazole (Lotrimin), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat-Derm) are topical over-the-counter (nonprescription) treatments of equal strength for treating Candida diaper dermatitis.
- Over-the-counter antifungal creams, such as Lotrimin and Nystatin, are very effective in treating yeast diaper rash. Simply apply one to the affected area at each diaper change. “Try that first,” Burgert says. “If that doesn't work in 48 hours, call your doctor.”
- Most yeast infections are not contagious. They usually occur when conditions on the skin, mouth (mucosal surface), vagina and penis/foreskin develop extra moisture and warmth, often associated with a suppressed immune system. It is in these situations where Candida can ideally grow and multiply.
- Q: My 4-month-old baby has a rash on her neck that was diagnosed and treated as a yeast infection, but it seems to be spreading. A: Neck rashes are very common in young babies because they have lots of little folds of skin that rub together, creating heat and friction and trapping sweat.
Updated: 6th October 2019