Getting rid of diaper rash

Danielle - posted on 05/02/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm on my third child but never had a problem with getting rid of diaper rash till my third. She is three months old so I can't just let her air out and I've tried powder, vasilline (don't know how to spell that), desitin, and a&d ointment. I've also tried to dry it with a blowdryer (another suggestion). nothing is working. anyone know of anything else I can try. I make my own wipes so it's not the wipes (that's just baby wash and baby oil). Thanks so much.

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Teresa - posted on 06/08/2012

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Some people have a higher acidity than others so no mattewr what you do, she'll have issues with it. Change often and keep a protectant on her skin.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/05/2012

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Lots of drool and clear snot is totally a teething thing. When they are teething, I notice my kids would tend to lose their appetites also. She will go back to her old eating habits once the pain goes away.

Danielle - posted on 05/06/2012

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I want to thank everyone for the help :) I changed diapers and it started to go away by just the first diaper I used. I was using luvs and I'm thinking the powder stuff they use in them was breaking her out then I changed to pampers and they are working great and her rash is gone. Thanks so much I'm gonna check out that burtsbees stuff because I love that stuff. Now I have another question. My third child is SO different from my first two lol. She was eating 5 to 6 ounces every three to four hours. now she isn't eating as much and is sleeping more. She has no fever and all the signs of teething except the actual white gums, hard gums, and swollen gums. She doesn't tug her ear either. She has a lot of drool and clear snot. Any suggestions on what I can do to try to get her to eat like she was? I also weighed her and she isn't losing weight and she is 14 lbs (her two month check up she was 12 lbs) she will be 4 months on the 23rd. Thanks so much everyone :D

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/03/2012

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There is this incredible rash ointment by burts bees. It smells really strong, but does the trick. You will notice a difference immediately. I will find the link for you. I would not blow dry it, but once you are done wiping, just pat dry with a blanket or something soft, and air out for a minute or 2. Try not to use anything in your wipes unless you absolutely need to, just warm water. And certainly it could be the diapers. Pampers dry max have a gel in them and have been reported to cause rashes.

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Could it be the diapers? If disposable maybe the drying agent they use, if cloth maybe the detergent?

My daughter had one case where I had to use 2 different types of desitin and put it on extremely thick. I went through both tubes in 4 days.

Katherine is right with baking soda, just don't use it if the skin is raw and bleeding, it burns really bad then.

Oatmeal extracts and creams along with coco butter are supposed to work really well.

Katherine - posted on 05/02/2012

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Also use witch hazel to wipe her. Let her air out as much as possible. Do you use cloth diapers or regular? It COULD be the diaper.

Alison - posted on 05/02/2012

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The diaper rash that won't go away could very well be a yeast infection. Show her bum to your pharmacist (yeast infection, I think tends to be puffy blotches) and he/she can give you some over the counter treatments. (If your not big on showing her bum to strangers, just ask for a cream to treat a yeast infection.)

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