Diaper Rash! Any suggestions?

Laura - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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4:36am.... Harleigh has molars coming in. I don't mind getting up in the middle of the night on occasion, but I don't even think that it is the teeth that's bothering her so much. I think it's the accompanying diaper rash. She has never really had it before and boy has it hit hard. I've tried the A&D, Desitin and the Lotrimin that the pediatrician recommended (yes, Lotrimin). My sister also swears by it. But so far, nothing seems to be helping. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Abby - posted on 05/24/2009

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My son's ped gave me a recipe for 'magic baby butt paste' and it worked better than I could have ever imagined! He has extremely sensitive skin too.



1 tube desitin

1 tube A&D ointment

1 tube Bacitracin

1 tube Lotrimin AF

4 Tsp Maalox



I usually go to WalMart or Target and buy the store brands (exact same composition) and then mix it in a rubbermaid container with an airtight lid. Lasts for months!

Mickie - posted on 05/20/2009

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Monistat works pretty well, so does Lamisil. My son just had an awful, awful diaper rash where the skin was actually peeling off like he had a sunburn, and our doctor told us to not use wipes to clean him up, that just irritates it, to use wet paper towels to clean him up unless it's a dried on mess, then to put him a warm bath with baking soda and let it soak off. With his situation, she said his rash was bacterial instead of yeast so she recommended putting Neosporin on first then slather him with Desitin. And of course, "naked time" as often as possible to try to dry things out.

Alison - posted on 05/17/2009

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I second the Aveeno but I also cover that with a layer of vaseline. Helps so much for my daughter. It helped for my son too!

Amanda - posted on 05/15/2009

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I think someone else said it, but Maalox works great. Heard it from a friend whose girls had REALLLY bad diaper rashes. Worked when nothing else would.

Melissa - posted on 05/15/2009

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A soothing method that helped with the rash when it was bleeding and raw was to give her a sitz bath. My doctor and sister in law suggested and it worked! Just put some baking soda (tablespoon) in with a low amount of water (just about an inch) in the tub and let them sit. The first minute you put them in they scream because of course their butt is raw, but after a minute they seem to feel better. I did this several times a day 3-5 depending on how bad the rash was. Between this and using a cream and changing the diaper every 1-2 hours - the rash would usally disappear within 48 hours - or not be raw and painful.



My daughter had really bad diaper rash when she got diarhrea and fevers or colds. I tried various creams and I think you have to find one that works for you as it seems different for every baby. Good luck!

Cathy - posted on 05/06/2009

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My daughter has never really had diaper rashes, but my friends daughter got them frequently and pretty bad. She used the Arbonne diaper ointment and said it was fantastic. It is all natural so it's great to use on baby! Although their not babies anymore... :(

Jennifer - posted on 05/04/2009

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My daughter has really sensitive skin. Desitin worked really well for my son, but it only seemed to irritate my daughter even more. I've also tried Balmex, and Aquaphor, but the best that has worked for her is Aveno baby cream.

Naomi - posted on 05/02/2009

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when my daughter kept getting diaper rashes I just gave her a bath every day and used a rag and dried her diaper area after wiping it and then putting on baby powder. It helped a lot.

Amanda - posted on 05/01/2009

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Oh my daughter has Diprobase on prescription for her eczema but it also clears the diaper rash too.It is not a steriod base cream.

Tasha - posted on 04/27/2009

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You have to keep that area as dry as possible which means changing the diaper more frequently to avoid the rash sitting in wetness. Also try to let you baby be without a diaper for 15 minutes at a time when you change them to let it air out. Try not to give them to many baths because the moisture will only worsen it although it does soothe the rash. I have found mixing Canesten(yeast infection cream) and Desitin(or any diaper rash cream) dries the rash up a lot quicker than just diaper cream alone...try it out its a life saver! Just mix a little jar to keep handy for the next time too (equal parts). Hope this helped.

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2009

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I find that Boudreux's Butt Paste works wonders, it would clear my sons diaper rash up within a couple hours of using it. Desitin worked ok, but it would take at least a day to clear up.

Heather - posted on 04/23/2009

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We make our own cream that will clear it up in 24 to 48 hours. My daughter gets it to the point it bleeds and this is the best mixture.

1 part Hydrocortoson (sp?) Cream

1 part Lotramin AF

1 part Original Balmex

Mix all three together in a cup and after each diaper change apply a thick coat like you are frosting a cake. I was a little apprehensive at first but once I tried this it is a miracle cream the daycare has even started to give my recipe out because it works so good. Hope you find what works for you.

Kimberly - posted on 04/23/2009

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Original maalox applied with cottonball and layer of desitin over that. Works great!!!

Christy - posted on 04/22/2009

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This is going to sound a little old fashion but it actually worked for me. When my oldest you still in diapers, she would get bad diaper rash to the point of sores and bleeding, we used a oatmeal water. Take a coffee cup of hot tap water and add some oatmeal, just let it sit awhile. once the water cools down to touch take a wash cloth and dip in the water and apply to baby bottom. store the leftover in the fridge. continue to use as long as needed. I didn't believe it until I tried it, but for her it worked.

Laura Perkins - posted on 04/22/2009

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Well, I use this stuff called Bag Balm, it is in a green tin can, you can get it at any feed store or tractor supply/ Both my kids have terribly sensitive skin and it helps heal it and puts a strong barrier between them and the urine and poo too. They usse to sell it at Wal-mart too in the pet department but they stopped. So try a feed store or tractor supply. I promise it works. I thought my brother was crazy when he told me because you can use it on animals like horses, but it works for baby booties too. I don't use anything else. Good luck!

Kisha - posted on 04/22/2009

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I just powder Jared-Michael really well with corn starch it takes care of his in a few days.

Angela - posted on 04/19/2009

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Triple paste is the only thing that I have found to work WONDERFULLY. I tried all those other things when my little guy had the flu/ diarrhea for 3+ days. His butt was sooo bad it was bleeding. Triple paste is really expensive. But it works. If he gets red at all now, I will put some paste on and the next time I change him it will be gone.

Christine - posted on 04/18/2009

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let her butt naked after bath and diaper changes... i use to stay in the bathroom since its easier to clean any mess on ceramic....



Make sure its not an infection... my son got a what you call diaper yeast infections.... we have to use canesten cream to treat it...its itchy and my son used to wake up each time he was peeing.

Do not use wipes, use regular towels and make sure you dry the area after and before putting your cream.



Good luck.

Shara - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daugther was the same way with desitin and we found out that she was allergic to the zinc in it.  Just wanted to let you know because if it is zinc you have to be careful with antiboidic ointments and sun screens. 

Shara - posted on 04/03/2009

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Have you tried lotrimin with the jelly A&D over it?  My pediatrician also had us mix up bacatracian ointment and lotrimin with vasoline over it for diapper rash. (The lotrimin will only work if it is a yeast rasy (Bright Red )).  If she has been on antiboidics recently that will cause a yeast rash.  Also, wash her bottom with every diaper change and don't use wipes and let her air dry without a diaper for as long as possible.  (Make sure the soap you use on her is extremely mild, I use Cerve or method baby wash.)  (My daughter had a horrible time with diapper rashes.)  All else fales go back to the doctor and ask for a perscription.

User - posted on 04/03/2009

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Dr Boudreux's Butt Paste. My daughter got a nasty diaper rash from whatever came out of her when she had anything soy and that was the only thing that touched it. You can find it at Walmart in the baby section. Just gob it on real thick and the next time you change her you'll see it actually sticks to any opens sores she might have to keep anything from irritating them. I'm telling you this stuff was a lifesaver.

Jen - posted on 04/02/2009

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When Savannah got her first molar she had diarreah which caused diaper rash. I also wasn't used to treating it. We tried desitin and it seemed to help some. My mother-in-law suggested corn meal to dry it out. We ended up getting a prescription cream and it cleared in a day.

Jean - posted on 04/02/2009

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On the suggestion of my daughters friend who works in a day care, I tried "Butt Paste", and used baby powder (w/cornstarch) in his diaper

Stephanie - posted on 04/02/2009

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My son gets a diaper rash from time to time, very rarely though. When he does, I just use plain petroluem jelly after every diaper change and soak his tush in the bath daily. It takes a few days of course but it seems to go away day by day. I know some of the heavy creams I've put on him like Destin had seemed to bother him even more.

User - posted on 04/02/2009

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A&D has always worked for me, not the white paste kind but the jelly type.  It seems to protect the rash longer than the paste.  If you've only tried the white stuff, I encourage you to try the jelly type (it's in a boz with brownish orange lettering).  It even worked for me when I was having pain with my stitches while urinating after my daughter was born. 

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