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Rash (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

Your health-care provider can advise you regarding the suitability of these and other self-care measures for your particular condition.


  • hydrocortisone cream
  • use of soapless cleansers like Cetaphil or Dove
  • emollients such as Crisco vegetable shortening and Vaseline
  • Benadryl for itching

Fungal infections

  • ketoconazole shampoo to wash the affected areas
  • clotrimazole cream or terbinafine spray twice a day
  • Benadryl for itching

Bacterial infections

  • dilute vinegar soaks to affected area: Mix 4 parts water and 1 part white vinegar.
  • dilute Clorox bleach bath: ¼ cup Clorox regular bleach in one bathtub full of warm water for skin infections
  • chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) washes twice a day to affected area
  • neomycin or bacitracin two or three times a day
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014
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