Best Diaper Rash Cream?

Tabatha - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 167 moms have responded )

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What is the best diaper rash cream? Already tried Desitin with no improvement at all. This is the worst I have ever seen, her poor little bottom is bleeding.

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Elizabeth - posted on 10/30/2011

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I love the California Baby diaper rash cream. It's all natural, works great and is available online or at Target.

Trish - posted on 01/29/2010

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Bordeaux's butt paste is good if you want something right away since it's over-the-counter, or else your MD can prescribe a medication that is compounded by your pharmacist called "Butt Paste" that includes stomahesive, nystatin, and something else (sorry can't remember)

Stephanie - posted on 10/09/2009

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I think Balmex is best but If the diaper rash isn't improving with diaper rash cream it could be a yeast rash and needs an antifungal topical cream instead of the regular diaper rash cream.

Summer - posted on 01/15/2010

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Burt's Bees! It is 99.9% natural. Great preventive too! My little one has problems w/ fruit and fruit juices even diluted by 75% water. I always know when we didn't put on the cream! We also have used "Butt Paste"and Dr. Smith's, good, still prefer Burt's Bees

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Linta - posted on 05/13/2014

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If your little one has a rash especially open wounds which does not seem to heal with any creams, use Calendula baby cream. I used Weleda baby cream but any brand Calendula cream would do the job. It is good for minor cuts(for moms too) to eczema. It is a homeopathic cream.

Stefanie - posted on 05/06/2013

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I really like Blazin Bottoms from DragonBaby. It is all natural and has lot of essential oils that help clear up gnarly diaper rash. Hope this helps!

Michelle - posted on 05/23/2012

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When all else fails I used to use an anti fungal cream mix with a small amount of Hydrocortisone . sometimes these rash turn into fungus . with in two days it would be almost totally cleared .

Elizabeth - posted on 10/30/2011

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I love the California Baby diaper rash cream. It's all natural, works great and is available online or at Target.

Shannon - posted on 10/24/2011

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I know for my daughter when the butt paste or A&D is not clearing her diaper rash up I have found a few other things that work
1. neosporin
2. corn starch (applied like baby powder)
3. just letting her sit around on a towel or something naked to air out.

Nykee - posted on 10/23/2011

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Try Triple Paste - it used to be prescription, but is OTC now. It's a little more costly than the common ones, so I only use it when the rash gets bad (like you're describing).

Also, when changing her use a warm wet wash cloth instead of the wipes while she has the rash. Wipes burn on open sores. :(

Do you know the cause of the rash? It could be a food allergy or even an allergy to the brand of wipes/diapers you're using. If you can't clear it up with cream, try switching to something that's gentle or natural with no dye or perfume in it. My kids weren't sensitive to that stuff, but my BFF's kids all broke out with regular diapers.

Good luck :)

Jeri - posted on 10/19/2011

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JERI TRUESDALE.. AS A GRANDMA OF 6 AND HAVING WORKED FOR A FAMILY DR. FOR THE PAST 9YRS. I HAVE HAD PRETTY REMARKABLE RESULTS WITH A PRODUCT CALLED PINKXAV..FORMS NICE PROTECTIVE LAYER OVER THE DIAPER AREA. I KNOW IT IS SOLD AT WAL-MART, BUT IS ACTUALLY KEPT BACK IN THE PHARMACY. NO SCRIPT IS NEEDED .MAKE SURE BOTTOM IS KEPT CLEAN AND DRY; TRY STAYING AWAY FROM THE SCENTED BABY WIPES; AND APPLY THE PINKXAV WITH EACH DIAPER CHANGE.

Amber - posted on 10/14/2011

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I wanted to also suggest that when you giver her bath don "rub" her bum, just let her soak. When you take her out pat the area dry and let her go naked for a bit before you put a diaper back on. Keep an eye out tho, we have had a few pee puddles on the floor from our youngest taking offf running down the hall diaper free. Haha she has even pooped on the floor once. Our daughters favorite time is naked time after the bath and since we started it we have not had very many diaper rashes. I also fan her bum with her clean diaper when I take the dirty one off and wipe her up. Just to dry the area before we cover it back up. Like I said before the Corona ointment works wonders and cleared up bleeding diaper rash in less than 8 hours.

KIM - posted on 10/14/2011

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my daughter has a bowel condition and is still in nappies we are looking at a stoma :( bepanthen works but before when her rashes were at the broken skin and blistered stage we had a cream specially made up..it was equal parts vaseline, orabase and metanium and it worked in hours every time! hope it helps someone though maddies probably a minority still in nappies at this age

Nolly - posted on 10/13/2011

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Definitely recommend paw paw ointment too, it's natural and you can use heaps of it. I also use for scratches, brusies, rash and even small amounts of eczema. It's very good stuff. You can also use small amounts of Dactozin.

Amber - posted on 10/12/2011

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I know this sounds CRAZY but its the best stuff I have ever used. Its called Corona Ointment. You can get it at any feed store in the Equine isle. I have used it on both of my girls and it will clear diaper rash up in about a day.

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2011

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Definitely Dr. Smith's Ointment. My daughter has had an intestinal infection on and off for almost a year now goes away and comes right back... frustrating GI doc can't get rid of because of her immune problem so frustrating for us and her... anywyas and she has had the WORST diaper rashes bleeding and blistered and nothing worked. We tried everything you could buy at Walmart no kidding triple paste, butt paste, desitin, A&D you name it we tried it. Then her pediatrician told me to try Dr. Smith's Ointment. We had to order it off amazon because it's impossible to find but it is AWESOME! Cleared her up in 24 hours even if she has a bleeding bum. We give her a baking soda bath first and then lather on Dr. Smith's and some baby powder and she hasn't had any issues since!

Mariah - posted on 03/12/2010

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okay Honestly! i tried everyhing on my son and it was terrible! i went to one of my friends and she MADE this oil you pput on the babies butt. i swear by this stuff! i releives on contact AND you see improvement in less than 24 hours.

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Sara - posted on 03/06/2010

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might be a yeast infection... try yogurt. but if it's an actual diaper rash, I only use A&D... works awesome...

Morgan - posted on 03/02/2010

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Hey i use the Arbonne baby rash cream! its Fantastic and works super fast i also use it on my older sons ezema and it really helps for that too! you order it outta a cataolge from an arbonne consultant but so worth it!

Malorie - posted on 02/26/2010

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I have had this problem with my 16 month old twins and I use the Desitin gel. When the rash gets as bad as it is though, the gel is only used as a barrier for further damage. Otherwise, give regular baths to soak their bottom (water is a great healer!) and try giving starchy, low-fiber foods (white rice, white bread, etc) to slow down bowel movements because that irritates it more. I have also had to switch to Seventh Generation diapers because they don't contain bleach and they are easier on their skin. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 02/26/2010

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You may want to have your baby seen by a doctor. It may be a fungal infection/candadiasis if the rash is bad and doesn't seem to improve with diaper rash cream. In which case, she will need an antifungal cream.



Also she may be allergic to certain wipes. So don't use any. Instead, use cotton wool and warm water. No soap. Make sure the bottom is dry before putting any cream on. I use Seba Med's diaper rash cream.



Then change her nappies very often, 2 -3 hourly when she is awake. And straight away if she has pooed. Each time, clean it well, dry it and then put the cream on. It's a hassle but it will heal faster.

Crystal - posted on 02/26/2010

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We use destin but we make sure that his bottom is completely dry before applying the destin.

Kristie - posted on 01/29/2010

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my ped. said to get Resinol cream - it's good for burns & insect bites, too. You have to get your pharmacist to order it, but it's not a prescription. It cleared my boys' diaper rash up over night. If you're lucky, one of the pharmacies in your area may already have some - that's how we got ours. Just call the local pharmacies & check with them.

Ieasha - posted on 01/28/2010

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Poor baby, I feel your pain, I used plain vasaline all over her bottom use a lot and be very gentle keep her very dry even it you feel your wasting diapers just keep her dry. when you change her use a warm towel NO wipes, pat her bottom DO NOT WIPE it you will hurt her if you do, and just keep that up and you will a big change. Destitin do not work for me.

Ieasha - posted on 01/28/2010

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Poor baby, I feel your pain, I used plain vasaline all over her bottom use a lot and be very gentle keep her very dry even it you feel your wasting diapers just keep her dry. when you change her use a warm towel NO wipes, pat her bottom DO NOT WIPE it you will hurt her if you do, and just keep that up and you will a big change. Destitin do not work for me.

Susan - posted on 01/28/2010

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If my boys have a really really bad one, I usually call my pediatrician and ask him to give me a rx for "miracle cream". It works wonders! Also, make sure your child isn't getting a lot of citric acid or tomoto sauces to irritate their bums.

Claire - posted on 01/28/2010

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to be honest with you, i hav tried them all!! i found the best cream to use on cameron is the a first aid cream.. you can get the bepanthen one at your local supermarket. if that doesnt work i also use one from the pharmacy called ' paraderm plus' it has an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and an anesthetic. cameron has really sensitive skin and when he gets a nappy rash... it gets so bad that it blisters.... these are the only things i hav found to work on him and not cause any skin reactions. i too wash his bottom with warm water and a wash cloth after removing the 'stinky bits'.... and quite frankly... he never leaves his nappy on long enough to really call it 'nappy rash' but when he gets teeth or drinks acidy drinks.... it flares up. i hope this helps.

Mary-Anne - posted on 01/27/2010

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I swear by the Sudocream, I used it all over at one point and cleared right up. Not just for little bums. :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/27/2010

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pediatrician can prescribe siiver sulfadine ointment or beaudreux's butt paste. Neither of them burn like Desitin.

Bianca - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hi Tabatha, this is SUCH a horrible thing to go through - we had the same thing and Sophia-Rose is only recovering now - I tried 3 creams, 1 powder and tonnes of nappy off time... then i gave in and we went to a doctor and he gave us a broad spectrum anti fungal cream, which worked a treat



then it seemed to get worse again - the last 3 days it has cleared up and then we gave her yogurt with her cereal this morning ( which we hadnt been doing while it was cleared up) and it has come back,



my advice is go to the doctor - im not sure where you live and what the weather is like, but if it is hot and humid and she is not getting enough nappy off time.. the rash can go crazy.



Also consider it could be something in her diet



Goodluck =)

Margie - posted on 01/26/2010

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I know this sounds strange but my daughters doc had me use maalox and vaseline mixed together and it works GREAT!!!

Anna - posted on 01/24/2010

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Sounds like a "yeast" rash to me. you need to go to the pediatrician and get a nystatin (sp?) (cream works better then ointment) and it is gone in mins. it is also known as 'poop goop'. works like a charm, but you need an RX. regular diaper rash cream will just make it worse.

i know this because both of my kids have had it.

Hallie - posted on 01/21/2010

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sudocream is great the rash disapears by the next nappy change or ant that contain zinc

Kimberly - posted on 01/21/2010

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The best diaper rash cream is A&D because my son got really bad rashes and thats what I tried, but you also might want to think about changing diaper brands because some diapers might bother their skin and that could be causing the rashes too.

Beth - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Jennifer:



Babies get diaper rash when thier little bottoms aren't clean enough or they are allergic to the diaper. SInce i started washing my son's bottom in the sink with mild soap and water whenever he poos he hasn't gotten any more diaper rashes. I also had to experiment with different diaper brands as some of them made him also break out in a rash. Also your baby could have sensitive skin, in that case i recommend a natural product like burt's bees or aveeno. Goodluck!~



Quoting Ashley's reply:



that is absolutely not true...my son gets like a fungal infection thing since he was born and the told me it was because of the antibiotics they gave him when he was just out of my belly...







So no...your child is not dirty if they have a rash (unless you dont clean them, duh) but they could be allergic to the diapers or wipes or any soaps or creams you are using on her down there.



Me: :0)



Too true! False indeed!! :0) My son tends to get nappy rash with new food's that are a little too acidic for him or that dont agree with him..so we just watch his food intake and if there is a pattern we cut that food!! When he does get an outbreak though, I find Bepanthem sensitive the best, the antiseptic in it works great for us! :0)

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Boudreaux's Butt paste FOR SURE! My step son comes home week after week practically raw and this butt paste can clear it up in a couple of days...

Sylvia - posted on 01/10/2010

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The best diaper ointment I have ever used (and I've used most of them . . . . Aquaphor, Butt Paste, Desitin or zinc oxide, others) was given as a recipe to me by my children's pediatrician. You combine a tube of Bacitracin (you can find this by the bandages at your drug store), a similar size tube (or equal amount) of regular Desitin (not extra creamy), and two tablespoons of regular unflavored Mylanta. Mix it all up to form a paste, and this stuff works FABULOUSLY on raw baby butts. We discovered this when my oldest daughter had such severe diaper rash that looked like red, inflamed welts that nothing could alleviate. The only time this hasn't worked for us, and I have three children now, and my youngest is going on 15 months old, was when my youngest recently had a bad virus and had a bad case of diarrhea. She developed a fungal infection on her butt that we initially had to put Lotrimin antifungal ointment on her butt to get under control. But after the first day of the Lotrimin, we also piggybacked with the diaper recipe I described above, and then she finally started to get better. HTH!

Shana - posted on 01/09/2010

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I never liked any of the creams that I tried. What worked for me was Bag Balm. It is used for cow udders in cold climates. It is in a green tin can and I usually find it by the lotions. I just gooped a bunch of that on and most rashes were clear by the next morning. Good luck! Oh, and it is great for moisturizing your hands too!

Aimee - posted on 01/09/2010

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Have you tried Boudreaux's Butt Paste? It always works like a charm for us!! :)

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I use plain good 'ol Petroleum Jelly (a.k.s. Vaseline). Huge globs on the booty and smeared in the diaper. My son's bleeding diaper rash was gone in 24 hours!

Sereta - posted on 01/08/2010

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Aquaphore or A+D are the best... I used Desitin with my son a few times and he got so upset after I put it on him once, while having a diaper rash, that he actually screamed until he got sick... Aquaphore never irritated him or upset him to tears and as soon as you put it on by the next diaper change the rash looks better... I put Aquaphore, or the less expensive A+D, on my daughter with ever other diaper change and I think she has only had like maybe 4-5 diaper rashes and she is over a year old now.. I swear by the stuff!!

Emma - posted on 01/08/2010

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your probably going to laugh but it actually works it is all i evr use on my baby!!! burnt flour!!! just put dry flour in the oven stir every few minuties when it turns dark golden brown it is done... my girls bum gets so bad it bleeds too.. :( i have tried alot of different creams this flour clears it up in just a few days!!

Channing - posted on 01/07/2010

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i use butt paste and it works great, but my niece had the same problem you are having but it turns out she was allergic to the type of diaper she was using, after using the same kind for months she became allergic. so maybe try switching diapers.

Natalie - posted on 01/07/2010

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my lil man always gets a diaper rash when there is a tooth coming through! what i try to do is first when i do give him a bath, dont use any baby soap or anything like that, changes the PH and irritates the rash even more, try using just water with some baking soda in the bath. Second, my pediatrician prescribed him a yeast infection cream something along the lines of canestan, which she said you could use, because the diaper rash is a sort of yeast infection believe it or not! And lastly over that i literrally paint on the diaper rash cream, i found that Isle's Paste works so well!



I have even tried an over the counter cortizon cream as well as combining that with an over the counter yeast infection cream. I hope this helps, i know how you feel, when you see them in so much pain and you cant seem to do anything to help! Good luck!

Holly - posted on 01/06/2010

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oh and you may have to leave the diaper off and sit her in a loose towel to let the skin breathe too.

Holly - posted on 01/06/2010

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A&D ointment is fantastic -- and for really bad cases, plain vaseline. But if she is bleeding take her to the doctor asap!!!

Mary - posted on 01/06/2010

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Mr. Bordeaux butt paste (yes that's the name) can buy at wal mart, some drug stores. desitin never worked that great for me. . also i changed baby wipes. cheap wal mart brand broke my daughter out severly. try non'hypoallegenic that solved my problem. good luck

Stephanie - posted on 01/06/2010

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We use vaseline with aloe and vitamin E. And no diaper! Air is the best medicine for a bumpy butt! :)

Krista - posted on 01/05/2010

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First thing, when my daughter's bum is really bad, every time I change a poopy diaper I sit her in the sink with warm water and baking soda to help neutralize the acid. If her bum isn't super clean, then NOTHING will work! After that I use a very liberal amount of Budreaux's Butt Paste, best stuff EVAR. With that combination we have good results 100% of the time. Once the main redness is gone and there are just a couple of small raw or open spots we keep using the butt paste as well as rotating in neosorin on the sore spots with plentiful amounts of baby powder and frequent diaper changes. Best of luck!

Emily - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter had the same problem after a dirty diaper overnight. To clear her up, I gave her a nice, thick coat of Balmex to heal, but then I put a layer of Vaseline over that to act as a moisture barrier. The took a few changes, but it worked like a charm! Good luck!

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