My little one has a HORRIBLE diaper rash and desitin isn't working. Any advice???

Lindsay - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )

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My 13mo old has been going poo several times a day, and has a iaper rash that keeps getting worse. We took him to the doctor today, and he pretty much just told us to continue what we are doing. Oviously it isn't working and something else needs to be done! Does anyone have any advice for me???

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Kayla - posted on 07/11/2010

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Ok so my daughter gets diaper rash and yeast infections all the time and shockingly no one has recomended what I am about too. Stop using what you have been and the next time you change his diaper clean it well with just a warm rag first than apply some antibiotic ointment to it and put the diaper back on. At target and basics and walmart they sell a vitmin called acidphilus it's natural and safe and has good bacteria in it get a bottle and for the first day mix 1 capsuls of the powder in his cup 2x a day then 1x a day after that for a weekand keep using the ointment or you can use hydrocortisone cream too. I have not had any problems with her since I started doing that and then if it keeps recurring ask for the nystatin its a life saver and the bordouxs butt paste did work for my daughter as well. I hope that helps you!!

Kristie - posted on 05/23/2011

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if you put some flour in a pan and turn your stove on low, make it so its brown flour and put it into a container with little holes in the lid like baby powder bottles. and use it everytime a diaper change is needed works wonders

Shawna - posted on 06/22/2010

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My daughter is 13mo also, she woke up and started to get a diaper rash, as the day went by it started to get worse. Every time I would change her she would start screaming and crying. It hurt her so bad. My aunt asked what kind of diapers I use and I told her pampers crusers. She said that they were giving kids chemical burns. I changed the diapers we were using to huggies. I also went and bought Eucerin Aquaphor it's for babies. The next day it started to go away. Try Eucerin, It helps....

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Melissa - posted on 05/29/2011

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When my son would get those his doctor recommended a high percentage hydrocortosone cream. I also gave him baking soda baths. Don't use soap in the affected area just the warm baking soda water. That will help soothe his bottom. I have used the Desitin overnight cream also, the one with the highest zinc level, zinc is the key. Good luck, but definitely do the baking soda bath.

Lindsay - posted on 05/24/2011

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My 9weeks old son especially, but also my 2year old son. The 2 year old had just a basic yeast infection, easily treated. My 9week old son had a worse yeast infection and some sort of other bacterial infection as well. That was treat with Nystatin and an anti-biotical topical ointment (not a cream). Hope that helps. It cleared my boys issues up within several days.

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Is it Thrush (i.e. yeast)??? If so, diaper cream won't help. I would ask your ped how to treat that - sometimes symptoms aren't noticeable in the mouth at all!

Yetunde - posted on 04/18/2011

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WELL I DONT KNOW IF THIS HAVE EFFECT ON SKIN TYPE ,BUT WHEN MY HAS WORSE DIAPER RASH, I USE SUDO CREAM. IT WORK PERFECTLY ALRIGHT, FOR ME AND MANY PEOPLE USED AND LOVED IT TOO, SO GO TRY IT AND SEE IF IT'S GOING TO WRK.

Amanda - posted on 04/16/2011

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Like Kayla said, using a probiotic like Acidophilus will help restore the natural gut flora in his digestive system. Look at what new foods he was eating before the diarhea started if he wasn't sick. Sometimes a food sensitivity can cause the loose stool and if you keep feeding that food the frequent bm's will continue too. Also giving yogurt will help restore the gut flora, any yogurt basically. My children get DanActive Immunity booster, but like I said, any of those types of thing will work.

This post is from 6/21/10 so I'm guessing the problem is resolved, but maybe our advice will help someone else :)

Johanna - posted on 04/12/2011

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Im from Australia and I use a cream called Sudocrem www.sudocrem.com It was the third cream I tried it was in a sample bag I was given after the birth of my first child and it works wonders :) We also have a cream here called Lucas' paw paw ointment which is also great.

Amy - posted on 04/12/2011

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Our pediatrician recommended an Aquaphor/Maalox mixture. We mix it ourselves and the generic equivalent of Maalox. Use equal parts and mix them together. This worked best for my son!

Amy - posted on 04/12/2011

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Our pediatrician recommended an Aquaphor/Maalox mixture. We mix it ourselves and the generic equivalent of Maalox. Use equal parts and mix them together. This worked best for my son!

Nancy - posted on 07/11/2010

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I agree with the arbonne. I have the herbal diaper rash cream and the tube is still almost new because I haven't had to use it much. If Serena's bum starts to get a little red, I just put that stuff on and it goes away within a day or two. It's like $20, but works like a charm and well worth it! She's never had severe diaper rash.

Allison - posted on 07/10/2010

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I tried every creme I could find. The ONLY one that worked was Arbonne"s ABC creme = Airbonne Baby Creme. You can locate a distributor online and buy it fast. It saved my older one's bottom many times.

Stacey - posted on 07/10/2010

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perhaps try 2 let her have her nappy off for a few more minutes in between change times and bath times also she may be have a reaction to the nappy . As the make up of her pee and no #2 with the chemicals in hte nappy that are to help her stay dry not sure if you have this product Sudo cream

Maria - posted on 07/09/2010

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its probably a yeast infection. Get some lamisil or whatever its called. My son had that about a month ago.

Line - posted on 07/09/2010

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This happened to my daughter also, the doctor told me to stop using wipes, just use a cloth with soapy water and then pat dry. Then apply some canestan (cream for athletes foot) twice a day (best mornig and night) then for the rest of the day just use vaseline. With my daughter the rash was gone within 2 days.

Chelle - posted on 07/09/2010

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Try asda's little angels nappy cream i swear by it... i used it on my oldest 10 yrs ago and use it on my LO now who is 13 months and they both have never even had a spot on them bums .... try it not expensive but really works

Carolyn - posted on 06/27/2010

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i have been having the same issue but his just went away thank goodness. i used desitin mixed with triple antibiotic ( neosporin) it went away with in a couple of days!! if you use them mix them half an half. good luck!!!

LeToya - posted on 06/26/2010

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i made sure it was dry before i put on a clean diaper and applied a thick layer of cream every change. i never reused diapers if he peed a little then i'd change him anyway.

Tyneisha - posted on 06/26/2010

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Dont use cream right now because it's similiar to a skin infection if you use the cream too much it irritates it. Use baby powder with aloe vera and vitamin e in it until it dries up and most of the redness is gone. then go back to using a very small amount of the diaper cream. alternate between the two. I guarantee if u use powder it will heal so fast.

Sarah - posted on 06/26/2010

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If you have access to a hot tub, dunk his butt in a few times for like 10 min, it will clear it up within hours. I'm not sure if it's the chlorine or the hot water or a combo of both. I have done this with my two boys and it's helped tremendosly. good luck!

Amanda - posted on 06/25/2010

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my daughter a couple months ago was getting horrible diaper rash...we found out that the a&d diaper rash cream was actually giving her diaper rash....have u tried switching to a different diaper rash cream???

Janel - posted on 06/25/2010

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We also just experienced horrible diaper rashes. It was so bad he was screaming and crying every time he got changed. He also was bleeding. I read online about a cream called BAG BALM. I called around and found it at my local Walgreens. It was great. Within a few hours it was almost completely better! I never would of believed it!

Alejandra - posted on 06/24/2010

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My daughter got a really bad diaper rash it was to a point that she was bleeding already n she would cry when i would changed her diaper. my mom told my to put olive oil in the rash man it works miracles by the end of the day her rash was a lot better try it. Hope it helps ur baby as much as it helped my baby girl.

Justine - posted on 06/23/2010

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When my son was born after we got him home a week later we had to go to the hospital. While we were there he started getting a rash so the doctors gave us this stuff called Calmoseptine. You can get it at Walgreens but you have to ask for it. They do not keep it in stock. It is about $10 a tub but it lasts for a long time, we have only had 3 tubs of it. We put it on him after he has gone poo and before he goes to bed. It really works he has not ever had a rash (other than alittle heat rash). Hope it gets better!!!

Mia - posted on 06/23/2010

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My daughter has super sensitive skin (she's a redhead) and nothing we have tried works (not buttpaste, Desitin, Triple paste, or prescriptions). Like yours, it comes when she is pooping often.

Lots of time with no diaper, even if it means getting a pet stain remover to scrub the pee out of the carpet, and we use milk of magnesia. I found it on a homeopathy site, and it is the ONLY thing that works for her. Generic, no flavoring.

Just put some in a dish, and use a dry baby wash cloth to dab it on the rash, let it dry (even if the babe has to run around while it dries) and repeat a time or two, until you have a nice thick coat on. Overnight, put a dry dipe on with a really thick coat, and see how much better it is by morning.

I hope this helps!

Rebekah - posted on 06/22/2010

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Already some great advice has been offered... So, I'll just add that our pediatrician recommends Desitin too. BUT, only the "Desitin Original Maximum Strength." It contains the highest level of zinc oxide available without a prescription (40%). Desitin makes several different products, but only the kind in the tub has the highest levels of active ingredients. It's super thick, has a strong smell, and will take 5 minutes to wash off of your hands, but it's worked great for my two kids.



Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 06/22/2010

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Air time helps. If you know he won't be going to the bathroom for the next 1/2 hour, let him run around naked. Use vaseline or crisco to provide the barrier when he is wearing a diaper. Try switching diaper brands for a week. Don't give any juice or acidic fruits (even apple) because that will irritate the bum more too. If you give a lot of protein you could cut back on that too. I think it's more the red meat that can cause issues.

Crystal - posted on 06/22/2010

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Sometimes babies get yeast infections and there is a cream your pediatrician can perscribe called Nystatin works great and works quick.

Heather - posted on 06/21/2010

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We went through this when my son was cutting teeth. Neither Desitin or Boudreaux's worked for him. I found this cream in a plastic tub called Triple Paste (available at Kroger and some other grocery stores in the baby aisle). It's really thick while the others seem to be thin and wet. We soaked him a little longer in the bath when it started getting bad. My doctor basically told me to apply this stuff THICK and when he soils the diaper pee or poop, wipe without going all the way to the bare skin and apply more. That way you are just taking the top layer but not irritating the skin by rubbing it too much, especially with pee diapers. Change the diaper as quickly as possible and apply more everytime. Having that protective barrier is the most important thing!!!

Lacye - posted on 06/21/2010

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you might laugh, but get some crisco and put it on there. the first time i saw my great aunt doing that to my daughter i yelled out that we weren't frying my child so what was she putting that on there for. she told me, that the grease from the crisco will act as a barrier between the rash and the poopies and the pee! and that barrier will give the rash time to heal itself.

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