whats the best lotion/powder for diaper rash?

Mistie - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 127 moms have responded )

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i cant get this one to clear up ...shes only had two ever

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Nikki - posted on 01/17/2010

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My daughter gets them occasionally, and we use the A&D ointment, however, if it doesn't clear up or look as if it is going to it might be a yeast infection. I know it sounds silly, but my little one and I took her to the doctor and she told me it was a yeast infection. I use vagisil, extra strength, and it works wonders!!

Rhonda - posted on 01/17/2010

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The best and most effective thing I used was Corn Starch...it does not leave a greasy residue and it clears up the rash(depending on severness) within a few hours to a day...Hope it works!!

Erin - posted on 01/16/2010

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I'm a 54 yo grandmother; no matter what you use the most important thing is to let their little bottom get some AIR, before applying anything. Let them walk, lay or crawl around without a diaiper for as long as you can. Good ole' air helps promote healing.

Lisa - posted on 01/16/2010

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I used curash cream for my son and it works great the best for kids with sensitive skin.

Carah - posted on 01/16/2010

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Cornstarch!!!!!! I like Destin Clear if my son just has a small diaper rash, but for anything worse I always use cornstarch and it's gone within a day! Good luck!

Courtney - posted on 01/16/2010

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I have four kids ranging in age from 13yrs-3yrs old and I swear by petroleum jelly. with my first and second I would try those other creams, but my mother kept telling me to use vaseline...once I tried it I've never used anything else!! It works well as a preventative measure, as well as a healing one. I have seen my kids rashes start to clear up over night. Just make sure the area is dry before you apply. Now when my son has a diaper rash he asks for the vaseline. BTW: slather it on thick...it helps with the pain too because it prevents the diaper from rubbing against it and chaffing more. hope this helps

Deanne - posted on 01/16/2010

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I like desitin the best. Vaseline also works well. However, I think the Aveeno Diaper Rash Ointment is a waste of money, as soon as my daughter urinated, it washed away.

Jessica - posted on 01/16/2010

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When my son got a really bad rash my friend recommended that I used a wash cloth to wipe his butt instead of the wipes which were only making the rash worse. I did that and used A&D ointment and it went away pretty fast.

Brianna - posted on 01/16/2010

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My daughter had several that were atrocious and I had to take her the doctor. He prescribed nystatin (cream) and nystatin (powder) and it worked immediately. If her rash doesn't clear up in five days with otc ointments I highly suggest taking her to the doctor to get a prescribed ointment regime that is more potent.

Tammy - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son didn't get them often, but when he did they were terrible; whelping up and lasting forever. I tried Balmex, Desitin, A&D Ointment, Butt Paste, Cornstarch and everything else everyone recommended. Finally, my older son reminded me that what he liked best for his "chapping and chaffing" was Gold Bond powder. I knew I couldn't use it because of the burning, but it got me looking and they make Gold Bond Powder for Kids. I get it at Walmart and it isn't always by all the other Gold Bond products, you may have to ask. It would clear my son up in NO TIME. My son didn't take to potty training until his was FOUR, so we dealt with it for a LONG time and it always worked.

Kat - posted on 01/16/2010

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I use Burt's Bees because it's natural, whenever I see the area might be red and a little irritated I put a coating on and it clears everything up right away. If it's already bad, I'm not sure if it will work better than any of the ointments listed above, but for future reference at least, this has prevented any rashes from actually occurring so far.

Amanda - posted on 01/16/2010

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A & D Ointment is the BEST! If that doesnt work then take her to her pediatrician for something stronger. :O)

Jan - posted on 01/16/2010

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I used (now don't laugh) CORNFLOUR as it really dries it up and also leave her without a Nappy on for about an hour just to air he bottom out.If it is at the stage where it is raw then it needs to be seen by your doctor.best of luck.Jan.

Melinda - posted on 01/16/2010

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I use balmex, I think that's what it's called, a white and blue tube, and the cream as zinc in it. BUT I was replyig because if the rash persists for more than a week I'd recommend seeing her ped. My daughter has a really bad persistant rash when she was... I want to say something arund 7 months. I took her in, and it turns out she got my excema (sp?), and the "rash" was an outbreak. Less than a week on steroid cream and it cleared right up! Regular lotioning keeps her clear :).

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It really depends on tha severity of the rash. Actuually... if its REALLY bad Neosporin with pain reliever is good.

Sunshine - posted on 01/16/2010

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u can try this it really works get some reg flour u know cooking flour put it in a pot and keep stirring it until it turns brown the let it cool then apply it to the babies diaper rash continue this after every changing i sware after a day or so u can tell a difference even the baby feels better after a few uses i have 2 children and have never used any type of rash cream or powder or ointments they tent to make it worst b4 it gets better and the baby is uncomfortable the whole time try this IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!

Shannon - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son had a bad case of stubborn diaper rash when he was newborn, I kept using Desitin brand ointments until I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste @ KMart... Diaper rash was gone completely within 2 days of use!

Renae - posted on 01/16/2010

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I use a lucas papaw ointment, in the bathroom supplies at Woolies, works wonders, just protects his little bottom. Also, Petroleum Jelly works well too. Good Luck :)

Kathleen - posted on 01/15/2010

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you might even try corna it works wonders on but rashes a lot of moms that i have had in my mothers daycare before she closed it adn in public daycares they have used that also

Kathleen - posted on 01/15/2010

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my son has only had one diaper rash and when he did i used budros the spelling is not right i know that but it comes in a yellowish white tube (box) or use just some vasaline either one of those i know clears it up. you might try giving her a bath after every wet and or dirty diaper. also try some corn startch (an old wise tell passed from person to person in my family) but those work really good

Debbie - posted on 01/15/2010

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Hi, When my children were diaper age, I used "Creamy Desitin" . This was the best!!!

Kristal - posted on 01/15/2010

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We never had a problem with my oldest two but the twins always have them for no reason at all. Our pediatrician's nurse suggested triple paste. It works wonders. I can't use regular cremes cuz they make the rash worse for some reason. But you should try triple paste. We get ours at Walmart in the baby section.

KieLauna - posted on 01/15/2010

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I make a home made ointment that is awesome! It has completely cleared a rash in less than 24hrs and only takes 2 hrs to see a noticeably difference. The recipe is this : 1/4 cup of Vaseline, 4 Tbsp of Corn Starch (or to desired thickness), and add 1 Tbsp of Gold Bond's Medicated Ointment. I recommend you use a fork to mix it together (it cuts the Corn Starch into the Vaseline quite nicely). I seriously can't say enough good things of this recipe. I first made it with my preemie(child #2 of 3) and have used it ever since. I have not bought rash ointment for 5yrs and when I babysit other children I use my own ointment instead of the stuff their moms leave me and find each mom (& some dads) asking me for the recipe afterward. Good luck!

Liz - posted on 01/15/2010

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make sure it's not a yeast infection... I would see a doc just to make sure. For basic diaper rashes, I used both A&D and desitin cream. they both worked the same, just kept him clean and dry and diaper free as much as possible to get air on his butt.

Heather - posted on 01/15/2010

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I heard just plain cornstarch works best and is the cheapest... but if that isnt' working you will have to take her to the doc to get something stronger.

Emily - posted on 01/15/2010

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cornstarch!...........apply it liberally, u dont even need to rub it in, just put it on and within the next couple of diaper changes u should totally see results. i used it on all 3 on my kids and it is sooo great! :)

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it may be a yeat infection.
get clotrimazol. if itclears up within a day it was a yeast infection.

Yvonne - posted on 01/15/2010

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I have 6 kids and most of them got rashes. you need to be carefull if you have tried all kinds of creams from over the counter it may be a yeast infection and if it is you are making it worse by putting those creams on there. I am also a nurse so I have seem what some babies have went thru, you may need to take your baby in to the doctors office if the rash is like red and raised, it may be yeast. My doctor gave me some stuff called rileys butt cream it has 4 compounds in one, one of which being lidocaine to ease the pain or discomfort for your little one. you might want to look into it, it worked wonders for my kids.

Mary - posted on 01/15/2010

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depending on the age your best bet is to let it air dry then put destin on it or if u have the money this product is triple paste comes in a small tube or bowl worked wonders on my poor peanuts peanut lol

Kim - posted on 01/15/2010

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Ohhhh hunny, I SWARE by Balmex. It is absolutely the best stuff out there, my twins bottons were very sensitive and it was a godsend.

Wanda - posted on 01/14/2010

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creamy desitin. Dosn't stick like glue like the old desitin and can be wiped off with wipes. Works great on my son.

Kelley - posted on 01/14/2010

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A&D is good but there is a perscription type that works great. It has been so long since I have had to deal with diaper rash so I can't remenber the name but if you ask you pediatrician he will help you out. Butt paste is another good one. oh wait I got it Nystatin it is the very best. My daughter used to get them really bad and that would clear it up in a day or so> great stuff hope that hlps good luck.

Betsy - posted on 01/14/2010

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It could be a yeast infection.. Google for pics. When my daughter had one I was advised to use an OTC antifungal cream (like lotrimin), and it worked great!

Tracy-Anne - posted on 01/14/2010

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with all 4 of my babies its got to be Sudocreme all the way. 1 big tub lasts for ages. Also if the rash is like slippery and red your child may have thrush which clears up with canesten or any thrush cream. Use with the sudocreme and any rash should be clear in a week. Good luck. Also try and have her nappy off as much as possible to let the air dry it out. It does sound like it could be thrush though. My youngest daughter had it a few times and like grown ups it has nothing to be ashamed of nor does it mean you don't clean yuour child properly.

Vikki - posted on 01/14/2010

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I used A & D and I also would let them soak in the tub and make sure I dried her by patting her skin and then make sure I caked it on. My daughter has sensitive skin and the least little thing would bring it out. Pampers are one diaper I could not use at all. They broke both my kids out. If that does not work call the doctor and greer's goo...that is the best stuff in the world.

Leslie - posted on 01/14/2010

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I get some stuff from the dr, it is a perscription called Nystatin cream, or I get some stuff at the drug store called Fanny cream*( it has a longer name but not sure what it is) they make it at the pharm. behind the counter, but you buy it over the counter.

those are by far the very best stuff.. the fanny cream will have a diaper rash clear 1/2 up in a day, and the other stuff from the dr is great it works fast, it is meant for yeast infection of children, and alot of the time that is what a diaper rash is. Hope it helps

Tracy - posted on 01/14/2010

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I love Aveeno's diaper rash cream...
Also if you just put a thin layer on it simply prevents the potty from getting ot the skin in the first place.
Also Aveeno sells a soothing OATMEAL bath...great for soaking kids in with dry skin which we deal with here in the winter big time, diaper rash, sunburn you name it, all natural oatmeal bath! Awesome stuff!

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