Really bad diaper rash

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hello all, i'm new to the community, my daughter Chloe is 15mths old. She has a really bad diaper rash and it has even spread to her legs, I've tried powder, two different kinds of A and D ointment, I just don't know what to do. Any advice would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.

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Natalie - posted on 02/17/2009

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my daughther had bad nappy rash so i changed my routine cleaning her. I use the wipes then i wipe her with sorbolene cream i thought maybe something in the wipes wasn't agreeing with her. Also when they do get the rash rather than using creams with steroids in it there is a powder called stomahesive which works like magic.

Barbara - posted on 02/17/2009

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This is going to sound crazy but trust me I have 4 children ages 16 to 1. Forget the diaper rash creams they make it worse, use Lotrin cream. I know what your thinking and you're right it is an anti fungal cream but chances are so is your babies rash. Let me know how it works for you.

Becky - posted on 02/17/2009

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My daughter had really bad diaper rash. The doctor suggested 1/4 cup baking soda in her bath and then lots of air drying after her bath and whenever possible. Also we used something called triple paste/triple cream and that helped a lot.

I hope this helps.

Brittany - posted on 02/16/2009

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Zinc Oxide is great for diaper rashes, and if you let her be diaper free for a period of time, the air'll help heal it.

Heather - posted on 02/15/2009

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I was just about to ask you how your daughter's rash was.  If the lotramin is working, it is probably a yeast/fungal type infection.  You may want to check with her pediatrician if she gets something like it again.  I'm glad it's getting better.

Michelle - posted on 02/13/2009

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I just wanted to let everyone know that the lotramin does seem to be working, yea!!  Teh rash is getting better, thank you for all of your input.

Michelle - posted on 02/11/2009

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Thank you all for your wonderful advice, I am heading to the store today..i'll let everyone know when she is better :)

Shaunna - posted on 02/11/2009

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check with your ped first but I've been told by my ped to use lotramin AF (sp?)
i used it after my daughter had the roto virus, she had a bad diaper rash and it helped clear it up. also whenever my other daughter gets a yeast infection i use it as well.

Kirstie - posted on 02/11/2009

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I agree It could be a yeast infection. Just go to the pharmacy and you can get a generic brand of monistat or canastan cream. ( I probably spelt them wrong) It will clear up in a few days.You could probably talk with the pharmacist too. See what they say.

Aparna_venkat - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi Michelle,



 



All these technical terms are lost on me and I donno what are the ointments that are available in the U.S but I know desitin creamy works best.My sil sent it to me and I have been using it for both my children.Hope it helps

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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First, check with her pediatrician.  It may be more of a yeast infection than diaper rash and a prescription cream would be necessary.  Otherwise, try mixing Boudreaux's Butt Paste, neosporin, and lotramin.



Also, she may be sensitive to something in her baby wash or in the wipes you use.  If you want to try making your own baby wipes, cut a paper towel roll (Bounty works best) in half so that you have two rolls.  Then, make a solution of 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of baby wash and 1 tablespoon of baby oil.  Doing this really helped my daughter; she hasn't had a rash in a while after making my own wipes for her.

Nicole - posted on 02/10/2009

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Michelle - Is your daughter on any medication, especially antiobiotics can cause really bad diaper rash, and the only way to get rid of it is to complete the doses.  Also, if it looks like little red bumps rather than just  a flat red rash, it may be caused by yeast, in which case you can just use lotramin instead of AD.  I hope this helps and good luck!

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