recommendations on what cream to put on a baby's sore butt?

Liz - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )

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her poop keeps breaking her butt out,making it sore & red...it cleared up,but then came back again,when she pooped,made it very red,she's screams..poor thing..i know it hurts..i was wondering what to do...i used A&D,but a pharmacist gave us a vaginal cream to use..don't know if it is inproving,should i continue to use,or use something us..

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Nikki - posted on 02/10/2010

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my daughter had been since. she ended up getting a rash so bad i could not use baby wipes on her had to use warm wash clothes..she can't wear cheap diapers she has really sensitive skin...well i discovered TRIPLE PASTE it is wonderful it is really thick is is an actual paste not a cream it creates a barrier it cleared her up in less then 2 days. keep her as dry as possible! you may also want to have her dr check her for a yeast diaper rash infection if that is the case you will be battling it untill she is out of diapers...hope this helps! good luck!

Samantha - posted on 01/11/2010

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i just thought of another thing...my mother in law uses something called mycolog ointment....from what she says it works REALLY well....im not sure where you can get it....ask your ped. though - they should know ;)

Charlotte-marie - posted on 01/08/2010

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I blather my daughter in sudacream constantly even if she doesnt need it..if she gets really sore ill put sudacream on and talc powder and leave her to get air to her privates for a while even tho she does make a mess lol..x

Tammy - posted on 01/11/2010

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I'm in the UK, so not sure if you can get this elsewhere, but I will only use aqueous cream. It is really gentle but effective and you can use it like soap in the bath too. I find this a really lovely way of getting something on the bottom if it is too sore to keep touching all the time.

I went to the doctors when one of mine had a such a sore bottom, and nothing was working, and he said that the only thing in all these branded creams that actually does any good is the paraffin oils - aqueous hasn't many other ingredients.

Hope your little one is better soon. x

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Cindy - posted on 02/11/2010

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my little guy had a bad case of diaper rash because he had diarrhea...I tried alot of creams and nothing would work so I brought him to the Dr. and she said to put Canestan cream (for yeast infection) with Penatan cream on top...cleared up right away!
Good luck

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son recently had a horrible diaper rash and it was very raw. I used Penaten but it wasn't helping. My great aunt suggested just using corn starch in his diaper and it cleared up very quickly. Just something about the old fashioned way of doing things I guess...Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2010

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You can call her ped. and tell him that the cream is not working. When my oldest son was in diapers he could not wear cheap diapers. If he did the second he peed we would have to take the diaper off of him because he got really really bad diaper rashes. We bought both A&D original ointment and Desitin creamy and put the A&D on first then the desitin on top. The next day the rash was completely gone. We use that with my youngest son now even though he has only had one really bad diaper rash. Good luck.

Beth - posted on 02/07/2010

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Aquaphor has worked so well for my son, and sometimes I use Burts Bees diaper ointment. Make sure to let her dry before putting another diaper on too. :] good luck!

Jenni - posted on 02/07/2010

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Aquaphor is my favorite and located usually in the baby section sometimes it's near vaseline in certain stores but its GREAT!!!!!!!!

Ashley - posted on 01/11/2010

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We use A&D Ointment and she has never had anything worse and a light redness here and there if she had a BM that we didn't know was there (unusual for her! - she really stinks normally!! lol). Also she cannot have Apple Juice because it makes her have painful BM's and a sore hiney. Hope this helps!

Francesca - posted on 01/11/2010

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Ella doesn't get diaper rashes very often. But I LOVE Burts Bee Baby Bee Diaper Cream. Its all natural. And it works great. And inbetween we use Bag Balm. I know its meant for cow's udders. But a few pro moms let me in on the secret. Its natural and safe (since its safe for diary cows for milk and ingestion purposes) (and if you're nursing, its great for cracked nipples too)

Lisa - posted on 01/11/2010

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When my oldest was having this problem, our ped. said to try a few creams to see what worked the best for her. We ended up with the thick and creamy desitin. He told is to put on like mortar between bricks until the rash was completely gone and for then put a small amt for another day to make sure there wasn't a re-occurance.

Miranda - posted on 01/11/2010

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I am a big fan of Sudocrem ( Zinc Castor oil). The same thing has happened to my daughter recently and I have found this to be the best!

Marianne - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hey chick!! My baby had the same problem, but now we use a cream called Bepanthem and it works wonders! You will see the diffirence after only a few hours!!!

Good luck.
xxx

Connie - posted on 01/10/2010

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We use Desitin creamy on our son and that usually worked.



However, there was a time when he had diarrhea for a week and that made his butt very sore, red and tender. The Desitin wasn't working, so I got advice from my sister and her baby's Pediatrician advised to pat dry baby's bottom with a rag after wiping with baby wipes. The main thing is to keep her bottom DRY! After wiping with baby wipes which leave wetness, pat dry and fan dry. We would use the diaper to fan my son's bottom, then open it up and put it on him.



Pat drying and fan drying is what finally got rid of his sore bottom.

Jordan - posted on 01/10/2010

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I am a worshiper of Maximum strength Desitin. Boudreaux's Butt paste does nothing for her... Have you tried that?

Andrea - posted on 01/10/2010

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ask a dr if this keeps up she may be allergic to something also dont know just thought drinking apple juice for my children under 2 made them do same but i always love telling moms if it keeps up the ped will know best

Sam - posted on 01/10/2010

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been quite lucky and Liam not had much of a sore bum but when he did, I tried everything and it was really bad and nothing seemed to help. Eventually I tried an old wives remedy that was also sometimes used in hospitals to treat bed sores back in the 60's and 70's. clean bum really well with something gentle, I found using cooled redbush tea with chamomile in it on cotton wool was the best (just make up like normal tea and allow to cool and change solution daily) reason it so good is it has healing properties in it as well. Once clean, dry and apply egg white, (seperate white and yolk and just use white, whisk gently with a fork till it starts to break up and foam slightly) Keep in fridge between uses for safety reasons and also to have a cooling effect on babys bum and discard each day. Allow to dry, this forms a protective barrier and also has healing properties, if u want to go one step further, u can also use some corn flour or arrow root powder instead of talc to help keep dry. With these methods, Liam's rash cleared in 2 days after 2 weeks of struggling and getting worse! It also important to have nappy free time to air the area to aid healing. Hope this Helps. xxx

Jenni - posted on 01/10/2010

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All three of my boys have had diaper rash issues. I use Desitin as soon as his bottom gets pink (because I have seen it get bad), and it clears up. My second son didn't get diaper rashes nearly as often as my first or third so I could use an all natural ointment as a preventative. Why vaginal cream? Is it a yeast infection? Or fungal?

Leah - posted on 01/10/2010

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Question Liz...?....Are you a breastfeeding mother? I only ask because I nurse my son and when I eat pizza sauce, spaghettie sauce, or other tomatoe-based food the acid REALLY irritates his bottom. I use A&D during the day and the desitin over night if it hasn't gone away by bedtime, but usually A&D works after a couple changes.I would suggest, if you don't already, to use sensitve wipes and diapers. **Another little FYI if you are nursing, when you eat something that irritates your baby's belly, get ginger root (you can get it anywhere by the pharmacy..walmart, meijer...) I take one after I eat and sometimes another one before I nurse.*

Clare - posted on 01/10/2010

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I find nappy rash powders really good (sorry am in NZ so can't recommend a particular brand!) because they dry the area out. I use cloth naps so this is particularly important.

Vanessa - posted on 01/10/2010

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Try Lotrimin - It worked wonders for my son, he had diaper rash, yeast infection and then we figured out it was a fungus... Cleared it right up in 3 days!

Keren - posted on 01/10/2010

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Have you been able to associate a particular food with the rash? My mom said apples were always really hard on my skin as a baby; perhaps there is a food breaking out your baby, as well?

When my dd has a diaper rash, I do my best to let her skin see the air as much as possible, if we're at home. Then, when I put the diaper back on, I cover her skin with Balmex diaper ointment as a skin protector. That's really what those creams are for...to protect the skin. It would be beneficial to use BEFORE your baby has a rash--just put the cream on when you put on her diaper.

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Check with her ped. to make sure it isn't an infection. Then other things you can try is putting a little baking soda in her bath and then after her bath before you put anything on her butt, make sure it is completely dry. (let her be bare for a while or my son liked the low setting on the hair dryer *be sure to keep the hair dryer moving as if you keep it in one spot it can get too hot*) Frequent diaper changes, each time letting her butt dry completely before re-diapering. You can also try changing diaper or wipe brands. Both of my LO's got a rash from pampers diapers and huggies wipes. My LO's butts prefer LUV's diapers and pampers wipes, but every baby is different. We also use Boudreaux's Butt Paste.



Also when she poops and her butt is red and sore instead of wiping her with her wipes (which makes her butt hurt even more) hose her butt off in the shower with warm water (we have the shower head on a hose kind of shower, very easy to install) This was the only way I could get my sons sore butt clean as wiping him with wipes caused him to literally writhe in pain.



Try not to overmedicate her butt with creams and such as they can block the skins natural ability to heal and stay healthy. Good luck and I hope your LO's bum feels better soon. Hang in there I know how awful it feels when your little one is hurting and it seems that you can't do anything to make it feel better right away. This too shall pass.

Celeste - posted on 01/10/2010

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I use Desitin for my daughter and it works great. Maybe the rash is from something she is eating. Thats usually the first sign of a food not agreeing with them is a bad diaper rash. My daughter got a really bad one when I gave her peas. I used the Desitin and it was gone the next day.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2010

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We now use Triple Paste. It's great. We had gotten something from our local pharmacy called Schraeger's Paste for my oldest son, but it's only around here & they make it on demand. You need a script for it. He has bad eczema & he needed both a thick paste & Elidel put on his butt to keep it under control. At that time we used the thick original Desitin & it worked pretty well to prevent breakouts of the diaper rash.
If it keeps coming back even with constant use of a thick hard to remove cream, I'd check with the pediatrician. It could be yeast or a fungal infection. or it could be something she's eating. Does she get anything acidic?

Marj - posted on 01/09/2010

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i use something called "skin fix buttocks paste" i got it as a sample when i got out of the hospital, you only need to apply very little and its AMAZING!! what i do is put a little of that and put some baby powder on it to keep babe's lil bum dry and wa lah! by mornin the rash is gone!!

Beth - posted on 01/09/2010

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Desitin cream with 40% zinc oxide for sure. I also would use a blow dryer sometimes on cool.......

Samantha - posted on 01/09/2010

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i have used blamex, a&d, desitin, and arbonne.. I have found that the arbonne has worked out best for my little one. It isnt too thick either, which helps it go on smooth. Every time my daughter has diaper rash I use it, and the next day, or sometimes even the next diaper change, it has started healing up or has already healed.

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Thankfully my daughter hasn't needed any yet but Everyone in my family swears by balmex. It works really fast too!

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Hello, I have used Triple Paste @ Target $17.99/jar. I swear the best stuff ever- I have used it every change since birth- and my 8+ month baby boy has not ever had a diaper rash. I have tried Destin...too smelly, doesn't do as good as a job, A&D, didn't like it..and balmex..didn't like it. It is a bit pricey, but well worth not ever having a diaper rash. good luck!

Kayla - posted on 01/08/2010

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i used desitin and by the time i put it on her the next diaper change tha rash is gone, i tryed a&d ointment to and that made it worse it seemed ive also used butt paste and that worked aswell, good luck!

Jarlie - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have found the A&D works really good on my little girl. I put it on pretty thick and within 2 diaper changes its gone

Tarrylee - posted on 01/07/2010

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broken skin! ONLY cortisone CREAM! then a butt cream.. i tried everything for my son and finally tried Mustella Vitamin barrier cream (gentle enough to use as a preventive) and when there was an outbreak Mustella Stelactiv. so sorry to hear about your little girl's bottom :( With my daughter i started with the vitamin barrier cream and we've never had any issues :)

Karen - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hi Liz, I use Lucas Papaw Ointment (fremented papaya) & the very worst nappy rash is gone in a few hours. Applying every few nappy change stops little bottoms getting sore again too. Wishing you success whatever you choose!

Caryl - posted on 01/06/2010

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I use desitin overnight, and beaudrau's butt paste during the day (if it's really bad in the day time, I'll use desitin).

Bodine - posted on 01/06/2010

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I've tried a few different creams and they all helped but it always returned. For my baby the best was when I left him nappy free for most of 2 days!!!

Wallisha - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hmmm i don't know exactly where your from & what creams are available to you in pharmacies but i find the "lucas paw paw ointment" in great for a range of things including nappy rash. I prefer it cos its not like any of the zinc type ones that leave a white zincy type residue over them. Its in either a red tube or a red tub... hope you find something that works.
Would love to here how it all went.

Cordelia - posted on 01/06/2010

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Calendula cream is great. It's all natural and really heals the skin. It's also good for other skin conditions like excema, cradle ca and dry skin. I also like Bearduex's butt paste or Eucerin.Its a good buffer, especially before the baby goes to sleep. Have you considered changing the type of diapers you use? Alot of the popular brands have chlorine, latex and are bleached and cause irritation. I am a cloth diapering mom, but, for disposables I recommend one that does not have latex, bleach, and chlorine. Seventh Generation or Earth's best are decent. Hope this helps.

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I have found 2 that work really well for my daughter, penaten (there are two kinds one is a thick white and medicated for if she has a rash and the other is a non medicated in a tube that is kind of jelly like for preventative) The other is Arbonne which I was given as a gift, apparently it is slightly expensive so I have not got more. However, Penaten works just as well. (it is zinc based cream)

Mary Lynn - posted on 01/06/2010

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boudreaux's butt-paste and it works great. When our ds had diaper rash our doctor recommended mixing maalox with corstarch and applying it a couple times a day. That helped with the rash and we use the butt-paste daily to prevent diaper rash.

Sara - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter only had diaper rash once so far and we used Desitin thick and creamy and it worked sooo well.

Charlotte - posted on 01/04/2010

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I use bepanthen I find when I put in on before they go to bed by the next morning the redness is almost gone.

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