need help!! bad nappy rash!

TRACIE - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my neary 7month old on the 3rd oct. has cut her first two teeth they came through together, not much pain but got a real bad naapy rash, i was using zinc and caster oil cream(my mum said to use it) and it hasnt helped i then started to use vasealene and that hasn't helped i am now letting her go no nappy with towls under her. what do you use and suggest for me?

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Cherie - posted on 09/27/2009

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ewww dont use that!! Try Arbonne baby nappy cream. It's the best. Totally vegan and I've even used it on my own skin irritations at times and it works wonders. Also, look into using laudry detergents that are made from natural ingrediants. It makes a huge difference!!

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use sudocream and increase your baby's water intake - my son has the same issue when teething and all health nurses say the urine becomes very acidic for some bubs when teething!

Joanne - posted on 09/26/2009

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bapanthen is fantastic. If my son has nappy rash I let him have quite a bit of non nappy time and then put on the cream. It forms a barrier against the wetness.

Sharon - posted on 09/18/2009

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CORNSTACH IS A GREAT (FORM OF POWDER)...BABY POWDER IS NOT REALLY A GOOD PRODUCT NOWDAYS....IT BEEN RESEARCHED AND PROVEN ITS BAD FOR THEIR (BABY) RESPIRATORY SYSTEM....JUST SOME ADVICE TO MOMMIE'S...I HAVE SOME...AND LOVE TO LEARN SOME...

Sharon - posted on 09/18/2009

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WELL MY DAUGHTER IS NOW 6 MONTHS OLD AND I'M PROUD TO SAY SHE HAS HAD ONLY ONE RASH....AND IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!



THE PEDIATRICIAN PRESCRIBED NYASTYN (SHE HAD A BAD REACTION) AND IT ONLY MADE IT WORSE...I TRIED DESYTIN, VASELINE, BUMBLE BEE WAX, ZINC OXIDE, EVERYTHING...ONLY TO FIND OUT SHE DID HAVE A KIND OF STAPH INFECTION SHE GOT FROM THE HOSPITAL BEING THIS RASH WAS WHEN SHE WAS JUST A FEW WEEKS OLD...SO I WAS AGAIN PRESCRIBED POLYSPORYN...AFTER HAVING THE RASH CULTURED...THAT STARTED THE HEALING PROCESS....



THEN I GOT SOME MORE ADVICE FROM MY MOM....SHE SAID....KEEP HER DRY....NO OINTMENTS..TO LOCK IN THE RASH...SO I STOPPED ALL OINTMENTS...NEVER USED POWDERS..(BAD FOR THEIR RESPIRATORY) AND CHANGED HER VERY FREQUENTLY...CHECKED OFTEN AND IF SHE WAS WET OR SOILED CHANGED HER IMMEDIATELY...HERE'S THE KICKER.....WHEN I CHANGED HER I USED HYPOALLERGENIC WIPES...OR A CLEAN WARM WASHCLOTH AND EVERY FEW CHANGES A WARM BATH SOAK...THEN USED A BLOW-DRYER TO DRY EVERY CREASE AND FOLD OF HER BUM ...LIGHTLY BUT THOROUGHLY WHEN THE RASH WAS HEALING I DID APPLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF CORN STARCH ON HER SORE BUM...AS IT GOT BETTER I DIDN'T USE ANYTHING ELSE...JUST A BLOW-DRYER....NOW SHE'S 6 MONTHS LIKE I SAID AND NEVER HAD A RASH AGAIN....AND YES I STILL USE THE BLOW DRYER NOTHING ELSE AFTER EVERY CHANGE...AND SHE LOVES IT.!

Kristina - posted on 09/18/2009

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Brandy is exactly right!! I love cornstarch and actually use baby powder with cornstarch in it.

Brandy - posted on 09/18/2009

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You can use cornstarch in place of baby powder cause sometimes the scent in the baby powder can be irritating as well.

Kristina - posted on 09/18/2009

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FYI...A bed sore is NOT any form of a diaper rash. It is an ulceration from pressure. It is an open wound and no you would never put baby powder on an open wound because it would most definitely make it worse. On the other hand, to keep moisture off or pull moisture out of a baby's bottom it is perfect. A diaper rash is not an open wound but rather a topical rash from moisture.

JaQuetta - posted on 09/18/2009

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ive worked in daycare for six years and nursing homes as an aid when in highschool and i swear by corona...dont worry im not telling you to put beer on your child...its actually a cream that most farmers use for cows and livestock when they have sore udders and such...it works almost instantly and i used it on both of my children...also i would prob stay away from baby powder...in the state of texas it is illegal to use in nursing homes due to the fact that it is a breeding place for bacteria and only makes bedsores worse and what is diaper rash but a bad bed sore...good luc

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zinc and castor oil cream is better to prevent nappy rash, but a zinc oxide cream is better to treat nappy rash. or you could use a powder for nappy rash, or when you bath baby put baking soda in the bath. make a paste of baking soda and a bit of water, and put it on the rash or even just sprinkle it in the nappy.

Brandy - posted on 09/17/2009

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Let her air out without a diaper as much as you can. After he was born I had to go on an antibiotic and he started to get a rash from it and I found online home remedies. It said to rinse off with warm water as much as you can then wet down a cotton pad or cotton ball with witch hazel let it dry then put bag balm on it. And within 1 to 2 changes it was almost gone. But I caught it right when it started so it might take a little longer for you girl. But try not to use wipes cause it will irritate it more.

Kristina - posted on 09/16/2009

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I use baby powder and nothing else with every diaper change and have not had any diaper rash with my 1st daughter or my 5 month old. The baby powder sucks up all moisture which is exactly what causes the rash. It will help pull the moisture out of her current rash so it can heal and will prevent her from ever getting another one. I swear by it! Give it a try! It's much cheaper than all the others as well.

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