Kelly - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 50 moms have responded )
I have a 10 week old (one of twins) who has had a diaper rash since we brought her home from the NICU. It's not a rash in the classic sense but more of a burn with open sores from the acidity in her liquidy stool. We have been to multiple doctors (general and pediatrician) and we have tried multiple ointments and creams ( nyastatin/aquafor/cortizone, butt paste, desitin, and zinc oxide/antibiotic mixes among others) but noting seems to help. She was even given an oral antibiotic & that helped at first, but then it flared up again. We have an appt. with a dermatologist and are trying to get in to see a gastroenterologist if he will return our call.
We have tried formula but it doesn't seem to matter and we change her diaper very often and have let her air dry on absorbent mats.
Her cries & screams make us feel helpless & we need HELP!!!
If anyone has seen this before and has any advice please let me know.