CONSTANT DIAPER RASH!! HELP!

Sarh - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 89 moms have responded )

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My now 3 wk and 5 day old son has a constant diaper rash! Since at least a wk old. I have gone through 1/2 a tube of A&D which doesn't work at all and my tube of Desitin has enough left for a diaper or two. The diaper rash is only on his butt (the inside of the butt cheeks I guess you could say). I never let him go more than 1.5 to 2 hrs in the same diaper. I also change him as soon as I know he has a soiled diaper. Could this diaper rash be from what I am eating seeing as how I am breastfeeding? Or could this be sensitive skin? What diaper rash creams could I use to help this? It got to the point of bleeding when I was using the A&D ointment. I know people have recommended Triple Paste, but it is like $25 for a little container! I am on the verge of caving in and getting the Triple Paste, wanted to get other suggestions first though. Thank you all in advanced!!

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Cristina - posted on 12/24/2012

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My sister swears by this: she browns flour and sprinkles on my nephew's bum. She says it is gone within hours.

Keren - posted on 07/06/2010

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try changing diaper type. some have allergic reactions with one type and other is ok
Calendola paste is great with strong rash

Mabel - posted on 07/11/2010

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my little one had the same problem we discovered she had sensitive skin like me and we just changed baby wipes to ones with aloe Vera in them ( we used elmo brand and cheap coles brand without a problem)and used crush powder it started to go within 2 days and she hasn't had a problem since and she is now 18 months old. hope that helped. if not try sudo cream.

Marie - posted on 07/06/2010

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If you haven't found a solution yet, my nephew's daughter can't use anything! Not powder, not creams, nothing. She gets a rash no matter what. Maybe he's real sensitive like that. Other than that, I think that all the other moms had great suggestions.

Catherine - posted on 07/06/2010

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My son had a very stubborn diaper rash once, and when I brought him to the doctor it turned out to be a yeast rash that required a different cream. If you haven't had a doctor look at it yet, you may want to try that in case that's what is going on.

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Kayla - posted on 12/19/2012

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With my son, I use either "butt paste" (love the name) :) or calmoseptine. I know about calmoseptine because I recommend it to a lot of my patients throughout the day. It is fantastic for healing macerated skin and preventing further breakdown caused by pressure and/or moisture. Walgreens usually carries this brand; it is usually in a white and green tube and it comes out pink. It can be hard to get off but using a little bit of baby oil will help it wipe away. It would be good to use to heal her skin and then maintain with "butt paste".
when applying any sort of barrier ointment, only use a small dime sized amount and pat it on the skin to spread it. only a thin film is needed so a little goes a long way!

Becci - posted on 12/18/2012

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I always used Utter balm from your local farm store. Its is amazing, my son always had diaper rash!!

Sheila - posted on 12/18/2012

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That happened to my daughter when she drank apple juice. Try a different formula or if breastfed change what you are eating. Hope this helps.

Christel - posted on 12/16/2012

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It has nothing to do with what you eat! It's perfectly normal! I'm using Lotriderm* Cream and it works like magic.

Tara - posted on 07/13/2010

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Try yogurt. If the rash is yeast, desitin won't do a thing, and yogurt is a cheap option. If it's yeast, you will notice an improvement after the first application of yogurt. Keep applying it for at least 24 hours, or the yeast will come back. Other things that work well for all diaper rashes are rinsing the baby in the sink with water only at all diaper changes, and letting the baby run diaper free in the shade outside for 30 minutes per day. BTW, my baby sometimes gets HORRIBLE diaper rash when teething accompanied by diarrhea, so it could be that if your babe is teething.

Shelly - posted on 07/12/2010

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste is a GREAT skin cream I used to treat both my boy's anytime they had a skin ailment such as diaper rash, eczema, minor burns, and insect bites. The product has gained notoriety mainly due to its unusual and humorous name. BUT it works great and it's cheap.. Walmart sells it for under $10 bucks and it's nothing like A&D or Desitin.

Kristin - posted on 07/12/2010

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hi sarh , maybe it is the diaper that he is getting the rash from ?
kamillosan nappy cream is very good for diaper rash.

Danielle - posted on 07/12/2010

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try flanders buttocks cream it works wonders its all my mom ever used and u can buy it online or at cvs and its not that expensive 7 bucks for a tube of it and it will work within the next day or so and let the baby sit without a diaper under a heat lamp and it will help clear it up as well

Jelica - posted on 07/12/2010

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I use sudo cream and I think it works very well it is a little expensive, not as expensive as the triple paste thought I don't think but it is good stuff. I recommend you give it a go.. they have different sizes so buy a small one if you are not sure.

Brynn - posted on 07/11/2010

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when i couldn't get rid of my daughters diaper rash i took her to the doctors and they said she needed a anti fungal cream! worked like a dream - cleared up in 2-3 days! good luck

Marie - posted on 07/11/2010

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste! I swear by it!! Desitin would irritate my son even more and others didn't work at all. He could be swallowing his own saliva and when it comes out the other end - it's still an acid. That will definitely cause a diaper rash!!

Amy - posted on 07/11/2010

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use a warm cloth and dab it instead of wiping, mix vaseline and maalox or mylanta together

Daisy - posted on 07/11/2010

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try wiping with a soft cloth and water instead of wipes then give a lot of 'air time' let the baby stay without a diaper....buy cotton pants or just let him lie on a mackintosh lined receiving blanket. this means you get lots of shawls. then change his diapers as soon as he soils them do not keep him in one for long.

Alexandra - posted on 07/11/2010

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Desitin sucks.
My daughter's diaper rash was so bad she was bleeding..
To clean her for a week I just got warm water and a soft wash cloth, then I got a tub of this cream called Dr Smiths...it was amazing how fast that diaper rash went away.

And also I let her stay without a diaper for a while and let her skin breathe.

Trisha - posted on 07/11/2010

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dont use baby wipes for a while. and use corn starch and hydro cortisone cream instead of diaper rash cream. you can use both every time or alternate. my ped. recommended this cus my son had the same problem and worked. good luck.

Maggie - posted on 07/11/2010

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my son had a constant diaper rash and it ended up being he is allergic to most of the disposable diapers. we are now cloth diapering him.

Renae - posted on 07/11/2010

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I'm not reading all of the other posts to see if this has already been said, there are too many! lol

Nappy paste. I use "nappy-mate" paste. Works wonderfully. For my baby nothing in my diet or anything I used on him (wipes, bathing solution etc) made any difference. I just had to spend a small fortune on paste and lather it on every time.

When he was older and eating solid food we went through a phase of about 5 months were out of the blue (nothing to do with what he was eating) his poo would literally burn his bottom instantly and he would be screaming with instant white blisters all over his bum. It was caused by unknown fluctuations of acidity in his tummy (he had lots of problems with reflux and colic). We used Convene, its a hospital grade barrier cream that the pharmacy has to special order it in. That worked well.

Sarah - posted on 07/10/2010

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It might be the brand of diaper. When my oldest was in diapers I grabbed the wrong brand once and he got a rash right away and it wouldn't go away until I got the right ones.

Jess - posted on 07/10/2010

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I use Desitin and it works wonders. Also try airing him out after you change him for a minute or two before putting another diaper on. I had this problem with my daughter and it was due to the brand of diapers I was using. As soon as I changed brand the rashes went away. Hope this helps.

Jenny - posted on 07/10/2010

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Aquaphor saved my sanity and it will your too! After it heals put vaseline on his butt if he has really sensitive skin. It's about $6.00-$7.00 a tube. Good luck and remember you are a good MOM!! :)

Lisa - posted on 07/10/2010

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If your nursing becareful eating acidy things. Cornstarch is soft and keeps it dry. very good. might be allergic to dairy, if so may only be temporary like my daughter. I had to get her non-dairy creamer for awhile. she grew out of it. It could be diapers too. Sometime the cheapy brand are better than the other. good luck.

Jamie - posted on 07/10/2010

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Try switching diaper brands first, he may have sensitive skin, Also try the A&D ointment with zinc, it white and creamy, dont use regular A&D it doesnt work, Now the dr will say not to cake it on. But Cake it on so it will last! Keep doing this every time you change his diaper. It should start to fade in a couple hours.

Cassie - posted on 07/10/2010

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Sounds like thrush, take him to the doctors and they'll sort it out for you.

Wendy - posted on 07/09/2010

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Im not sure if this has already been suggested so I apologise if it has and if this message is too late but my son had a bad nappy rash and my favourite Sudocreme did not even help but then I discovered that bcoz he had thrush in his mouth from antibiotics while breastfeeding the thrush had spread to his bottom so I actually needed a thrush cream which cleared it up within 2 days. So perhaps try this or get ur bubs checked for thrush, it is quite common. Hope it gets better soon. Also the thrush cream was cheaper than the nappy rash ones..

Renee - posted on 07/09/2010

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My son had the same problem. I got a cream from his doctor and changed his diaper. I had to put my son in cloth diapers and than after the rash went away he could only wear huggies.

Angel - posted on 07/09/2010

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it could be more then jsut a diaper rash...that happened to me and the doctor had to prescribe a special cream for it....i would bring ur child in and see...sometimes they tell u to use lotrimin also if it is like a yeast rash....its really common to have to get special prescriptions....good luck to u:-)

Carol - posted on 07/09/2010

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Have you tried letting him be diaperless? My daughter haad the same problem since she was a week old. I changed the brand of diapers I use for her and I laid her on her back for about thirty minutes till the rash was dry. I stopped using wipes on her and gave her a mini butt bath when he needed changed then let her air dry. It took about three weeks from when it showed up to go away. I used a tripe antibiotic ointment on her. Its only 5 or 6 dollars at target for their brand and I also used the up and up butt paste on her that's also from target. Hopes this helps you.

Renee - posted on 07/09/2010

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Stop using the ointments asap! They have Zinc in them which can make diaper rashes worse! Try regular Vaseline which is inexpensive. I used Bag Balm. I asked my pediatrician and she said she hears it all the time. I swear by it!

If that doesn't help clear it up right away, your child may have a yeast infection....It just looks like diaper rash. Talk to your doctor.

Komal - posted on 07/09/2010

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diaper rash mostly happens when diaper is not changed for a long time.. i use pampers ,my daughter is 4 months old .. i didnt use any cream for her diaper rash .. its only i wash her almost everytime i change her diaper.. and only put vasiline on it .. nothing else.. once she had diaper rash.. sumone told me to use beat mustard oil in little oil n put dat everytime when changing diaper.. it really worked !!!

Anna - posted on 07/09/2010

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both of my boys had it so bad too. My doctor precribed Nystatin Ointment (which cleared it up a little bit) and then i also changed to Seventh Generaton Diapers. I think the diapers have allot to do with babies getting rashes. They put bleach and chlorine on the diapers and then the babies sit in them. I tell you every since I have changed them over things have been awesome!! :)

Bonnie - posted on 07/09/2010

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both of my kids, boy & girl at diff times had issues. It took me 5 diffferent brands of diapers to get one my daughter could stay in for more than a half an hour. My son not as bad... I made wipes for my kids since their skin is so sensitive, using the soap I washed them in. Not a problem their. I was told by our pediatrician to do a bath soak with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda. It will help to dry out his bum. Also I let him walk around for about 5 minutes, mostly after a poopy diaper, sometimes after an extremely wet diaper. I also checked with my pediatrician to make sure what kind of a rash we had to deal with. He had a yeast infection which needed an anti fungal cream. We could get one over the counter, or use a prescribed nystatin. At bedtiem I use huggies overnights. They do not seem to bother him, and he sleeps through the night, waking up with a full wet diaper, but no more irritation. Good luck to you.

FAITH-ELLEN - posted on 07/09/2010

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if you are breast feeding you could try to cut down or eliminate your sugar intake and give a drop of biogaia to your baby every day and take 5 yourself. this should help if it is yeast related.

Marty - posted on 07/09/2010

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I used SUDOCREME and it worked wonders... could very well be what your eating, so maybe try monitoring what your eating, and cutting back on something to see if it helps..
If it persists your baby may very well have a yeast infection. I've seen. Just like us, babies can get a yeast infection on his bum... in which case an anti-fungal cream would be the only thing that could help. Also forgot... Cortizone is a good option too!

Ashlie - posted on 07/09/2010

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I bought Triple Paste at Walmart for 5 dollars and I cleared up my daughters rash within 3 days! Its in the baby section!!

Elysia - posted on 07/09/2010

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it could be something u are eating or he may be reacting to something in the nappy or nappy wipes. I went through a stage a little while ago with my 1yr old with bad nappy rash and was told to use paw paw ointment. It is marvelous. Its a tad pricer than others but u only need the smallest amount and u just rub it in a little.

Natasha - posted on 07/09/2010

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My son had really bad diaper rash when he was a newborn too. The doc told us to rinse his butt in the sink instead of using wipes which can irritate it further. Then the doc gave us a special diaper cream prescription to use a few times a day and put the desitin over it. Ultimately you should ask the doc because the prescription really worked!

Crystal - posted on 07/08/2010

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Wow you have had alot of input....I don't know what everyone else said but today I contacted a laction nurse about my daughter today for some issues and she told me that breastfed babies that are lactose intolerant can have butt rashes around the anus that can bleed...other signs of lactose intolerance can be oily sweet....green stools.....rash on forehead......fussiness...and a few other things that I can't remember remeber at the momment. She recommend that I pay attention to what I eat and if I eat any dairy to pay attention to if my daughter gets fussy within 4-6 hours after that. A diaper cream that has always worked for us is a cream call butt paste....its in a yellow tube.

Anita - posted on 07/08/2010

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Our first one was this way. Talk to your DR. and get some Nystop or Nystatin Topical Powder it's RX only and it works wonders I found that as long as I kept using the creams and ointments our lil girl was allergic to them as well so we switched to the powder and to this day we still use it for just about everything from diaper rash to friction burns from the pullups. Heck I even have used it. In fact I just used it on our new lil guy. He is 1 month old today. I also had to let the kids air dry we even used the hair dryer on a low heat to help in the middle of the night for a quick dry....good luck

Samantha - posted on 07/08/2010

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I love beaudrouxs butt paste. Are you using Pampers dry max diapers?? They have been causing severe diaper rashes on babies. My friend was using them and her daughter got staph from them and had to go to the ER. I use huggies and have no problems.

Lindsay - posted on 07/08/2010

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We use Arbonne's Baby line and it clears up in less than a day. I am happy to extend my 35% discount if you'd like to order. We also have a 45 day money back so if it doesn't work we can send it back no worries. Let me know!

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Courtney - posted on 07/08/2010

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burnt flour is supposed to work like a miracle!.. but I would use boudreauxs butt paste if you can find it, its priceless!

Rebecca - posted on 07/08/2010

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Stop using the creams!! None of them work, my 22 day old had a really bad daiper rash and they just made it a lot worse and bleed. We started using baby powder and it cleared right up. Another trick we learned was to put vasaline on his butt right after his bath and that will keep it from being rubbed. Hope this helps.

Marya - posted on 07/08/2010

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you can get a sample of boudreau's butt paste on there website that they will deliver to your door. Also ask you Peds doctor for samples of resinol that is how I found out about it.

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When my son was 2 months he started to get red right in the area you mentioned. I used Aquaphor and it cleared it right up. Anytime I see redness now, I put Aquaphor on for a few diapers and it goes away. Once the redness goes away, using a blocking agent with zinc oxide (the white stuff) is helpful and keeps future moisture from getting to the skin. Boudreaux's Natural and Burt's Bees have it.

And I completely understand about how often you are changing him! I think we went through 15+ diapers a day for a while as he was constantly pooping small amounts.

Just be sure that you're not using any alcohol based wipes as that can make the problem worse. I've heard other moms complain about certain diapers (the extra dry kind) that can cause some children to have bad diaper rash. Something about the gel causes too much moisture to be absorbed and makes the skin dry out.

Good Luck!

Rowena - posted on 07/08/2010

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I was having this problem and I figured out it was the wipes I was using, I have tried all the different kinds of sensitive wipes but they all cause her to have a rash. So I switched to cloth wipes and I make my own wipe soulution with baby soap and almond oil. You could also try using cloth diapers, I use prefolds and thirstis duo covers, they work great at keeping diaper rash away too. Berts bees wax has a butt paste that works well too.

Christina - posted on 07/08/2010

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I just use Vasaline!! My son is almost 4 months old now and havent had a rash yet!

Semra - posted on 07/08/2010

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Try to change diaper and baby wipes. I had the same problem, my son has reactions to huggies, and he can only use pampers.

Amber - posted on 07/08/2010

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My son was the same way. I tried everything for diaper rash and nothing worked until I got a sample of Dr Smith's from his pediatrician. It worked great, but the only place I found that sold it is Walgreens, and a jar of it is like $8. but well worth it. I hope this helps.

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