Pediatric creams are used for a variety of ailments in children. While diaper rash is a very common reason for using a cream, there have been recent innovations for cream medications to treat atopic dermatitis in babies and children.
For atopic dermatitis, or eczema, topical steroid creams, when used appropriately, provide relief and healing in babies and children. Follow directions carefully, and consult with your ReNue RX pharmacist about any questions or concerns you might have about the steroid cream.
Creams are also used for treatment itching as a result of head lice. Antibiotic creams can soothe itching and provide extra moisture to the scalp that can be soothing.
Another pediatric cream is EMLA cream which contains anesthetics. EMLA is often used in pediatrics to help numb an area before an injection is given. It should be applied about an hour before the injection or other needle procedure occurs.
Other topical anesthetics for pain management are being used more often in pediatrics and help reduce the discomfort felt by children during minor procedures.
For diaper rash, the best treatment is to keep the baby’s diaper area as clean and dry as possible. Still, diaper rash can occur no matter how much the diaper area is cleaned, and using a good diaper rash cream forms a protective barrier for the skin to be able to heal.
Your ReNue RX pharmacist may recommend Desitin Diaper Rash cream, A&D Ointment, or Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. However, the best diaper rash cream is the one that the parents find to be most effective for their baby.
Topical creams are also used by dentists to help soothe gums before a pediatric dental treatment.
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