Evil Diaper Rash!

Sandra - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My poor baby has a horrible diaper rash. I took her to the doctor for it and he says its not fungal so just use diaper rash cream and let her air out... That was two weeks ago. She's had this thing for over a month.



She gets upset when I let her air out because she wont go to the bathroom without a diaper on (good for potty training in the future bad for now) She's also not walking yet so everything is sticking to her little butt. I use boudreaux's butt paste because it doesn't burn her.



I've used vaseline, I've even used browned flour because thats what my great grandma suggested. Nothing is working and now when she sees me with a diaper she goes screaming into the other room and hides and wont come near me after a diaper change. I feel like I'm torturing the poor child!



I think she might have developed an allergy to the diapers but she's allergic to the luvs, white cloud, huggies, parents choice, and the target brand! All I have left is pampers! I'm seriously considering cloth diapers as thats all I've got left to try but I'm clueless on how to use those and still be sanitary.

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Jennifer - posted on 06/14/2009

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Poor baby! Try giving her a baking soda bath. Also try Triple Paste, it's spendy but it works great. Good luck. Hope that rash clears up soon :(

~Jennifer

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Amy - posted on 06/27/2009

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Oh and but the way the calmoseptin didn't work for us, it might you though. I agree about the warm wash clothes and not wipes. Wipes can be a little abrasive.

Amy - posted on 06/27/2009

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have you tried something medicated like Neosporin or First Aide Cream. My son is on medication for a liver disorder which causes terrible diarrhea which in turn causes terrible diaper rash if even a few minutes goes by without a diaper change. His GI doc gave us some samples of Calmoseptine (which is pink like calomine lotion), it is suppose to create a very strong barrier between the rash and the urine/stool (try that if you can get it). My son's rash can be so bad he bleeds (tried butt paste and desitin etc) nothing works expect an antibotic ointment like First Aide Cream (which has a little bit of a numbing solution in it, it seems) he is immediately calmer (and he throws some fits when I change his diaper). So put something like that on the rash and then cover it with diaper creme and then vaseline. IT seems like alot of stuff but after a month I would be layering my son with an inch of creme to get it to go away.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/26/2009

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You may have to watch your daughter's diet for certain foods that may be causing the rash. My son gets really bad diaper rashes from any citrus fruit and from asparagus. Ever since I eliminated these foods, the diaper rashes have gone away.

Kari - posted on 06/23/2009

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When My kids Got REALLY BAD Diaper rash i use Lotermin its a fungal cream for ring worm etc.. but it clears up in 2 days

Jamie - posted on 06/23/2009

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Try Calmoseptine for the rash. Its a lil pricy but it does the trick. Ask your phramasist for it, its kept behind the counter at most stores. And dont use wipes, unless you rinse them out first.

Amber - posted on 06/16/2009

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I went round with diaper rash with my daughter for several months, the doc prescribed nistatin cream, and various other creams all of which would either help a little then make it worse or not help at all. I also tried desitin and johnsons cream and vasaline and powder, none of which helped. Then she had an ear infection and was put on very strong antibiotics, that is what finally cleared it up. It turns out that like me she was allergic to the fungal cream and most other creams. I have also heard but haven't tried that putting mylanta or other antacids on the rash will help clear it up because it neutralizes any acid from the urine or stool that may be burning her. Good luck and I hope it gets better soon

Jillian - posted on 06/15/2009

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The best thing I have found for diaper rashes and my daughter has had quite a few baddies is Weleda Diaper cream. It is made with Calendula so it is very healing. I have given it to all my friends and they now swear by it. It has gotten rid of some nasty rashes. You can find it at most health food stores.

Tina - posted on 06/15/2009

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Maddy has been having trouble getting rashes off and on for about 2-3 months.every time it clears it comes back and worse.It was so bad 3 weeks ago that it was swollen and hot to the touch.When it gets bad I put the cream on our doc gave us 9 can't remember the name though). WE went to the pool sat. and Sunday and that helped her i think.
But the only other thing i know is let her air out and soak in baths.
I have thought about using cloth diapers just until it gets better but haven't bought the plastic pants to put over them.

Jennifer - posted on 06/15/2009

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Ditto on the warm wash cloths, not wipes. My son had a terrible rash that wouldn't go away, and once we switched to wash cloths, it cleared up. Now, we have to buy the sensitive wipes or it comes back. Also the Triple Paste worked wonders! Put it on nice and thick ("like you're frosting a cake", our doc told us. Good luck!

Carla - posted on 06/15/2009

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i actually used an egg white on my daughters bum rash...just put in a dish n use a paper towel to apply...if its not fungal then this may help...

Katrina - posted on 06/14/2009

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We went through the same thing but it was due to my daughter being on so many antibiotics because of ear infections. Here is what worked for us:



1) Use damp warm cloths not wipes to clean, you end up doing alot of laundry but even the sensitive wipes hurt their little bums when they have a rash

2) pat don't wipe

3) we used Boudreaux's Butt Paste, we live in Canada, here we get it at Zellers, in the states I don't know where you can get it but there is a website on the back of the package www.buttpaste.com



At one point it got so bad on the weekend that I went to the drug store and asked the pharmacist if there was anything she could recommend. She said even though the doctor said it wasn't fungal to try the over the counter fungal cream anyway until we could see the doctor again and it worked.



A bath with cornstarch works sometimes.



I hope you find something that works for you!

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