really bad diaper rash, best ointments?
Beverly - posted on 12/04/2010
My son has sensitive skin so he's had a couple bad rashes. First we let him play (actually soak) in the tub for a little longer, then apply Balmex and try to change him very frequently. Has worked everytime. We also use powder with every diaper change.
Shannon - posted on 06/09/2010
Boudreuxs butt paste is awesome...i keep it with me cuz its good for chaffing too....i love it...i used to put it on my son when he was still in diapers and now i use it on my nephew...i even put it on him every few days when he doesnt have a rash and he never gets red...
Cynthia - posted on 05/11/2010
I agree with the corn starch. My mom told me about it and I thought she was nuts but I tried it and it really works. Just use a regular diaper rash ointment like desitin or balmex and the sprinkle on the cornstarch. Also if your baby is prone to diaper rash because of sensitive skin, change him/her more often and allow them to play for a while without the diaper on. The fresh air is good for their skin. I use diaper cream and baby powder on my son everynight after his bath just as a precaution, as he is sleeping through the night and he hasn't had a diaper rash yet. I also change his diaper at least every 2 hours. Like they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if the child will be the one suffering.
Jennifer - posted on 03/15/2010
Actually, althletes foot ointment will only work if it is a fungal rash. If it is just irritation caused by acidic stool or wetness, the A&D Ointment works best because it puts a protective barrier between the skin and the irritant, but I also use Desitin and ButtPaste. They only work properly if you coat it on the skin very thick, though. Truthfully, if used consistantly any cream should help prevent a rash, but you need a medicated cream to heal a rash. I would try to cut down on the acidic juices and foods to see if that makes a difference as well.
Sue - posted on 01/28/2010
ok this is crazy but my best friend recommended to me 9 years ago and it worked wonders, it is called bag balm, and you find it in the pet isle in green tin, it was a miracle for me when my son was a baby and I just recently recommended to a friend and she said it was a miracle for her too!
Hina - posted on 12/02/2009
it might sound crazy but corn startch works great on diaper rash just sprinkle it over the rash like baby powder and you are done.i am an experienced mom of 3 boys and also a childcare professional and never go for creams and paste
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