HELP!! Bleeding diaper rash!

Rocki - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 2 weeks old son had some redness on his butt and under his testicles a few days ago. I started using Butt Paste, and my husband wasn't putting it on when he changed our son. And today when I was changing his diaper the rash has little bumps and it is bleeding! I put some powder on it to soak the moisture. But i need more information! What can i do? He has a doctor appointment tomorrow.

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Jessoliver87 - posted on 09/28/2009

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My son gets nappy rash like this sometimes and I tried everything! The only thing that works on him to clear it up is cornstarch powder.

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Sometimes really bad diaper rash has to do with a food allergy. My son is allergic to dairy and soy and it throws the bacteria off in his intestines so that his poop irritates his skin. Good luck!

Tania - posted on 09/29/2009

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My twins had horrible diaper rash that would blister and bleed when they were babies too. Let his butt dry as much as possible during diaper changes (with blisters it won't dry completely) and then apply a thick layer of neosporin until it starts healing. A really thick layer of overnight Desitin and frequent diaper changes helped too. A little tylenol may ease the pain too!

Sophia - posted on 09/28/2009

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That happened to my little girl when she was 2 weeks old also. We were also using Boudreaux's Butt Paste. We went to see the doctor and they suggested to use Desitin since it's zinc oxide in it is much stronger. She got relieve overnight and the rash dried up in a couple of days.

Lisa - posted on 09/25/2009

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bag balm works wonders! You may also want to try giving him a bath with Aveeno bath treatment in it. ( it's bacically a really fine oatmeal powder that dissolves in the water and soothes the irritation.) airing out his bottom for as long as you can helps also. If it's a stubborn rash, put some clear aloe vera gell on it. whatever you put on, make sure it's on fairly thick. I had a friend of mine always say it was like icing a cake - make sure you can't see the cake part! good luck!

Zee - posted on 09/25/2009

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My dr gave me today butt paste and it seems to be working and he told me to change him more often!

Sally - posted on 09/25/2009

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I have found that the best thing is aloe vera gel. straight from the plant. pure and natural and you see a big improvement after 1 nappy change!

Robin - posted on 09/25/2009

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I wouldnt wait for the appt I would take him to a walk in clinic, Im thinking from what my pediatrician said, that sounds like infant yeast infection, and she said that is what it looks like on boys, it could be something more serious, but powder yes soaks up moisture, but then either just becomes clumpy moist stuff or dries their skin out which makes it worse I would try good ol A&D ointment, worked wonders for us, we found that desitin actually dried his skin out and made it peel.

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My son did the exact same thing and plain old vaselline worked as a barrier. Do that til his appt. and go from there. They will most likely tell you to expose his bare butt to air. Also, try to use washcloths instead of wipes. I exposed Adam's butt, used a HEAVY coat of vaseline at night and within in about a week we were good. He was out of a diaper any chance I could get him out. Good Luck.

Lulu - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter was extremely sensitive (although it didn't happen until she was a few months old), but it became fungal after a while. I bought a generic over the counter cream and it worked in less than a day. Still recommend having the Dr. see him though since he's so young! Good luck!!!

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