Treatment for diaper rash...

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My daughter just developed her first diaper rash yesterday. I've really only treated it with some colloidal silver so far and am continuing to use her normal diaper ointment for protect. I'm wondering if anyone has any other tips. Thanks.

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Susan - posted on 09/04/2009

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Plain organic yogurt will also work it the rash is yeast base....both internally and externally.
Shaklee also has a organic diaper rash cream which has 79% organic ingredients.
You can check it out at www.logiedistr.myshaklee.com
Good Luck,
Susan

Cheryl - posted on 07/10/2009

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If none of these tips have helped yet, I'd try diet changes. One friend of mine's daughter had it so bad her butt would bleed- I don't think she ever figured out what it was (I always thought more air time would've helped). ANother friend figured out her son was allergic to dairy products. We use cloth diapers and they don't recommend putting anything on your baby's butt becuase it will hinder the absorption into the diaper. I've rarely had any diaper rash on either of our 3 kids. If we did have alittle reddness- airtime with some Calendula product always cleared it up in no time!!

Michele - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son constantly had a diaper rash from birth on, and nothing worked...until I switched to chlorine/chemical free diapers. He hasn't had a rash since. We even had to put a chlorine filter in our shower. That helped with the rash I used to get on the back of my arms.

Vanessa - posted on 06/25/2009

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I had good experiences with removing sugars from the diet and using plain yogurt on the booty. The yogurt has probiotics that help with the yeast. Plain is best cause it has minimal sugar and the yeast will feed on the sugars.

Chris - posted on 06/18/2009

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When my son was in diapers, I would use a very old remedy that my elder step-mother gave me for his diaper rash... Take plain white flour, not self rising, and put it in an iron skillet. I don't know if any other kind of skillet would work as well... Turn the fire up and brown the flour to a sand color and let it cool. You don't put anything but flour in the skillet. It is perfect for diaper rash - I was amazed at how well it worked!!!

LaCi - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Molly:

you might want to find out what the rash is coming from... ie. the diapers you use, the wipes, changes in diet. etc. I use a solution to wipe my baby's bum with cloth wipes instead of the store bought ones. it's awesome. it gets stuff off better, and the oil leaves a barrier behind to keep baby's butt soft. it's 90% water, a couple Tbsps of olive oil, 1-2 squirts of baby shampoo, lavender oil (1-2 drops) and tea tree oil (1-2) drops. it's awesome and his butt smells wonderful and haven't had any problems. Desitin, btw, smells horrible. I also have used Budreaux's Butt Paste. that works, just not fast. i'd say the butt paste is more of a preventative then fixing it. I really like Balmex, and it will clear up after a diaper change or so. but, not natural. hope this helps you :)


Desitin DOES smell horrible. My boyfriends mother used to put that on my son when he was at her house and when he came home and I picked him up I would gag. lol.



After a few gagging experiences I lied and said I think the fragrance irritates his skin. 

LaCi - posted on 06/02/2009

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Mine gets a mean diaper rash, this week it actually looked as though it was going to blister. I let him run around naked for most of yesterday, any accidents were cleaned with Purpose (a really mild cleanser) and water. When he did have a diaper on I used burnt flour- which works like baby powder but doesnt irritate his skin, or I caked on Lansinoh diaper rash cream, but mostly he was naked. He was completely cleared up this morning.

Michele - posted on 04/24/2009

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When my daughter had a touch of diaper rash, I tried a little desetin but found that simply allowing her time to play without her diaper on did more good then anything!. I just put down a layer of cloth diapers on her play gym mat and she was thrilled to be free of her diaper for a few hours every day :) Just a thought!

Cara - posted on 04/23/2009

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Shaklee has a new Baby line that is all natural non-toxic, including diaper rash cream. Check it out! www.shaklee.net/caranitz

Molly - posted on 04/21/2009

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you might want to find out what the rash is coming from... ie. the diapers you use, the wipes, changes in diet. etc. I use a solution to wipe my baby's bum with cloth wipes instead of the store bought ones. it's awesome. it gets stuff off better, and the oil leaves a barrier behind to keep baby's butt soft. it's 90% water, a couple Tbsps of olive oil, 1-2 squirts of baby shampoo, lavender oil (1-2 drops) and tea tree oil (1-2) drops. it's awesome and his butt smells wonderful and haven't had any problems. Desitin, btw, smells horrible. I also have used Budreaux's Butt Paste. that works, just not fast. i'd say the butt paste is more of a preventative then fixing it. I really like Balmex, and it will clear up after a diaper change or so. but, not natural. hope this helps you :)

Laura - posted on 04/13/2009

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my little Karlee gets a bad diaper rash when she gets new teeth... and I stop all Juice and fruit until it clears up... hope it helps a little

Mother - posted on 04/11/2009

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there use to be a great diaper rash cream called Desitin. It is zinc and cod liver oil. Please check the label tho because I was told from a g/f that they added something to it and I don't know if its natural. My girl is 10 now so diaper issues are long gone but I have to say....WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!!

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If it's caused by yeast, apple cider vinegar will help. I used to just sit my baby in a pie plate that had about 1/4 inch of cider vinegar in it. If it is yeast, that will start clearing it up after a day or two, then just keep it up for about a week. Just leave her in it for a minute or so (whatever she'll tolerate) every time you change her diaper and then dry her off.

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