Help! Need info on really raw diaper rash.

Patti - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 33 moms have responded )

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Hi moms, I have a 3 week old baby girl who has a really raw looking spot on her bottom. She is breast fed and really pooping a lot. Took her for her 2 week check-up & Dr. said to air it out as much as possible & use A&D oint. and butt paste at night. Also said it could take a long time to heal. Has anyone used anything else other than what I mentioned? I feel so bad for her & it doesn't look like it's healing at all. I called & asked them about liquid bandaid but they said no. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Natalie

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Eva - posted on 02/24/2011

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try corn starch my son had that kind of rash and it worked also try different diapers

Kandy - posted on 02/24/2011

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My mother works in a pharmacy and when my son got really bad diaper rash (really raw) from his medication she recommended "Magic Butt Cream". It is not a 1 tube type thing, it a mixture of items that you make at home. It is equal parts Zinc oxide, mint malox, nystatin or if you can not get a prescription for that then Lomotrin works, and caldescene powder. It stops the rash from becoming a yeast rash and the mint malox helps soothe the burning. I know it sounds crazy but it worked really well. Within a day or so the raw spots stopped cracking and bleeding. Oh and if you want a thicker mixture then use less malox. Hope that it helps.

Lorraine D - posted on 03/18/2013

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Little late, but I've found a mixture of food grade aloe and mineral oil very good for whiping baby's butt - heavy on the oil. I also use coconut oil, which is a very good moisturiser and has anti bacterial properties. Finally, a little bit of baking soda - a REALLY LITTLE BIT - in her baths every second day. I also recomend using cloth daipers and whipes... my baby had HORRIFIC daiper rash for weeks and weeks. The first time we put a cloth daiper on her she actually cooed. Of course changing detergent if you're using cloth already might also help. We also found the hyper-sensitive, 'natural' whipes we were using on her were the cause of her daiper rash - took those away and started using baby washcloths and the mixture I mentioned, and it started to clear up. Finally, we used disposabvle liners for her daiper for a while because she is a little poopy machine. Turned out they also caused dapier rash. She jsut has a very sensitive backside. Also, she gets at least 40 minutes a day daiper free in the mornigns after her extra harsh overnight-in-one-or-two daiper session. Finally, we use a barrier cream *OR* refigerated, slightly agitated egg-whites no more than 2 days old.

Emma - posted on 03/12/2011

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Also might b worth trying a different nappy dnt know what u use but every 1 i know swear by huggies x

Dora - posted on 02/24/2011

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Take some of your breast milk, put it on the rash and let dry. Breast milk cures so much it is ridiculous. It also works so much faster than anything you can buy. Give it a try.

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Ruth - posted on 03/28/2013

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I found a gel that is magic. It has worked on mozzie bites to exzema. I keep it in the first aid kit at home. You may want to check to see if it is ok to use on 3 week old baby, but the ingredients are all natural so just double check with doctor. (I use it on my 7yr old, and others have used it for their babies). The best thing about it is that results happen really quickly. It is called defining gel. Check it out on this website:

successwithwraps.myitworks.com

I really hope you find a solution quickly, as it always is painful to see your own child uncomfortable. x

Wendy - posted on 03/14/2011

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we use vasaline daily for our diapered babies and the only time they get rashes is if something really disagreed with them. I swear by aveenos rash cream - it has worked wonders for our babies when they have gotten the odd bad rash.

Pamela - posted on 03/13/2011

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Triple Paste works great. Also try to let it air out. No diaper for a few hours. Put something water proof under where ever the baby is. Also my Dr gave a RX for Nystop and I mix it with the regular Balmex until it's grittty and that seems to help a lot. Liquid Bandage would burn, do not use that.

Angie - posted on 03/12/2011

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Try Poop Goop. Silly name for an amazing product. It's a prescription diaper rash cream. It's some "special blend" that the pharmacist makes. It's a bit expensive, but worth every penny. Every time my Olivia gets diaper rash I use it and the rash is gone overnight!

Heather - posted on 03/11/2011

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I would let her spend a little more time without a diaper, on your lap with a towel or absorbent pad under her. The air really helps these to heal. Also a warm soothing bath a little more often than usual will help and let the area air dry.

Jennifer - posted on 02/28/2011

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This will probably sounds really odd, but my pediatrician/Dr. recommended a cream called Corona cream. It's used by vets and dr's for diaper rash. Not all pharmacies carry it, but you can find it at vet clinics. My daughter had little sores on her butt that would open up and bleed at times. She had those basically from birth. I tried every single type of cream/ointment out there, and nothing worked. I started using the corona cream and mixing in a triple antibiotic ointment, and it cleared it right up. I haven't had to use anything on her bum since then and she is six months old now. I know it's a little odd, but I swear by the stuff!

Kyrie - posted on 02/27/2011

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salt water bath or i would call the doc back. my daughter had that and they gave her a special diaper rash cream from the rx

Shannon - posted on 02/27/2011

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yeah i go bapamthem or however you spell it my son had really bad nappy rash form antibiotics it was infected, bleeding adn so raw. I tried majority of creasm on the market and they did nothing i even got some type of prescribed steriod cream and was told to put that on with zinc and castor oiol cream over the top. Needless to say did not work. Then a lady told me in the chemist to try bapamthem and it cleared it up within and few days. I know swear by the stuff. Goodluck

Emma - posted on 02/26/2011

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I swear by bepathen ointment if my daughter has a raw read bumpy rash I put that on n 9/10 times its gone by the next nappy change or atkeast not nasty looking but I have heard breast milkis good to, oh n its free lol

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2011

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I know some people have recommended Vaseline, but I think that works best as a preventative instead of as an aid. Vaseline is great at keeping diaper rash away because it does not let moisture/liquid in. I have been using Vaseline on my son since he came home from the hospital, and the only "diaper rash" he's ever gotten is from intense diarrhea.

Aicha - posted on 02/25/2011

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use alot of cornstarch had the same problem last year with my daughter cornstarch works great

Rebekah - posted on 02/25/2011

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The highest concentration of zinc oxide OTC that I've been able to find is in the TUB of Desitin Maximum Strength Original (at 40%). Our pediatrician highly recommends it and we've never had a diaper rash that need a prescription. In fact, except for when my daughter had diarrhea for about 2 weeks due to an iron supplement, most diaper rashes have cleared with the next day.

Allyson - posted on 02/25/2011

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I use the diaper rash cream from Arbonne and swear by it. Once I tried cheaping out and bought some less expensive diapers and my little girl got a REALLY bad rash. We kept loading her up with creams but it didn't go away till I switched back to our regular brand. I would suggest keeping the area really clean and giving it some fresh air as much as you can. Since she is just little I would suggest laying her on some towels or something waterproof as much as you can with out a diaper on. Should help. Did you try using a different brand of diapers? Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/25/2011

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When my daughter had a rash we would use and still use she is almost two Corona it works great. It is in a yellow tube with a red lid would clear up the worst rash by the next day.

Stevie - posted on 02/24/2011

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When my daughter would get bad diaper rash. I had to get the doctor to give her something else Notting else worked and it was Nystatin and trgamcinolone acetonid ointment. It's AMAZING it works for all kinds of rashes...

Zwanette - posted on 02/24/2011

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My little one had a bad rash at one stage aswell, I tried so many creams and nothing worked....until someone suggested to use Vaseline!!! They use to use that in the old days and i've used it ever since!! Works the best!!

Heather - posted on 02/24/2011

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lotrimin works the best, i know its a foot cream, but i sweat by it, good luck

Annie - posted on 02/23/2011

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Oh little guy got a yeast infection from his antibiotics. It was the worst rash that I have ever seen! We got prescription meds for him. If you or her have been on antibiotics, you might want to ask her Dr about it again. Diaper rash cream made it worse.

Kimberly - posted on 02/23/2011

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I found that any zinc based cream worked good for rashes but letting air get to it is really the best. Its more work yes if she pees but its better then the rash. I used to let my daughter 'air out' for about 20 mins before bath times and when ever i changed her just let her lay for 5 mins

Lise - posted on 02/22/2011

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Breast milk works FANTASTICALLY! It got rid of horrible diaper rash in 12 hours.

Melissa - posted on 02/22/2011

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We used an aveeno oat bath for soothing then we used lotrimim because the rash was accompanied with red bumps and blisters.. so doc said that it was a yeast infection as well....then followed it up with tons of butt paste!!!! It went away quickly as soon as we starting using lotrimin!

Catherine - posted on 02/22/2011

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My son has a terrible time with diaper rash in general, and we've found that the Aveeno diaper cream works really well for him. Also, I know she's little, but with my son we put some baking soda in his bathwater, and that's supposed to soothe his bottom. I hope she feels better soon!

Lea - posted on 02/22/2011

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Hi Patti, My son (2 months) had the same problem a few weeks ago. I had to use corn starch for a while. Once that started to cool things off, I moved to using Desitin and he has been clear since. Since you have a girl, you will want to use the A & D as a barrier in the intimate areas, but if you feel comfortable trying the corn starch, use it in the leg creases and then a dusting in the diaper area. I had to do the same 1 years ago with my older child.

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