What do you use for SEVERE diaper rash??

Rachelle - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 9 month old is on a anitbiotic right now that is making him have horrible diahrrea and with that comes a horrific diaper rash!! His poor bottom is so sore and beat red!! I've tried triple past diaper rash cream and the aveeno oatmeal baths.....



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Victoria - posted on 03/31/2010

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We have been dealing with this for some time as my son has had endless ear infections for the past few months, so has had just about every antibiotic. Just had ear tubes 2 days ago, so hopefully almost over this hump.

Like others said it could be yeast infection, so either try OTC antifungal or you might need Rx strength Nystatin-generic its cheap. Also my Pharmacist said the Rx kills the "good" bacteria in the BM's, that's why the poop creates such a bad diaper rash. Be on top of changing frequently, I found the BM's didn't stink so I had to check often. To help with the good bacteria, either give your baby yogurt or consider giving probiotics in powder in their food.

Hope the rash clears up quickly and your baby stays healthy!

Tina - posted on 03/31/2010

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All my suggestions have been put out there...

good old fashion corn starch

anti-fungal

bare bottom for a spell

Kelli - posted on 03/29/2010

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Seth can get really bad diaper rash. Sometimes we keep him out of a diaper and keep him on some sort of pad just so his bottom can air out. But also, I am a die hard fan of Dr. Smith's cream. Apply it liberally everytime you change his diaper. I know it's a cream like everything else, but this stuff is amazing! It comes in a tube or a little plastic jar and is at most grocery and drug stores. The colors on it are red, white, and blue. Hope this helps!

Liesel - posted on 03/29/2010

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A nappy rash is a viral infection of the skin. Something like a cold sore. Thats why the Dr said Canestan or microspore or any viginal cream for yeast infections. It works the same, it starts clearing within the first day, but you should apply it every 2 hours. You need to treat the infection otherwise the redness goes away for a day or so, and then it just comes right back worse than before.

Starr - posted on 03/28/2010

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the absolute perfect solution..... desitin/corn starch/maalox. The pediatrician told us about this mixture. It normally works within the first 24 hours.

Liesel - posted on 03/25/2010

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My dr said to use nothing else but canestan. It cleared up within 3 days! I never go without a tube in his nappy bag and a tube in his room!

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi Rachelle, I use Lucas's pawpaw cream, it comes in a red tube or pottle and is around $20.00, it works wonders. I use it on nappy rash, ezema, itchy bites absolutely everything, its all natural as well, so completely safe for the lil one..

Amber - posted on 03/24/2010

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any diaper rash that bleeds are is extremely red should definitely looked at by ur doctor and most likely they will have a script for it but if that doesn't work becauze that's not always the problem i have found that with the really bad rashes the best thing to use is good old cornstarch

Eleisha - posted on 03/24/2010

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I agree about the yeast infection, and using the cream. But on top of that; plenty of natural yoghurt - it has probiotics that will help the yeast infection. Also plenty of NO NAPPY TIME to help dry it out!

Rachell - posted on 03/24/2010

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this is going to sound very strange, but my doctor told me to use an anti-fungal foot cream. it surprisingly worked wonders! good luck!

JoElla - posted on 03/24/2010

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My OB told me to use Yeast Infection medicine, i just buy the cheap version at the dollar General. My son had a small rash come up, i put that on it, and buy the next diaper change it was gone!!!!!

Janet - posted on 03/24/2010

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My older daughter had the same problem when she was a baby. She would even bleed. It was always a yeast infection. I can't remember what kind it was, but we used a prescription that would clear it right up, until the next round of antibiotics anyway. I have heard of some people using over the counter ladies yeast infection cream on their babies, but i never tried that.

Kate - posted on 03/24/2010

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If it won't clear up with diaper cream, and he's on antibiotics, there's a chance it could it be a yeast infection. You might want to check in with your child's doctor. That said, when my son gets rash-y I generally apply aquaphor liberally right after a bath, then a zinc based diaper cream as well, and it usually works quickly. Airing out helps too. Good luck!

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