BAD DIAPER RASH!!! Anyone know how to get rid of diaper rash?

Melissa - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )

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I change my daughter when she needs to be changed. I have switched her diaper rash cream, and gone to the doctors. It won't go away. The problem is she gets very constipated and then because she has to work so hard gets a sore bum , and a rash. If you know any way to get rid of the constipation * we don't want to use laxatives.* or how to get rid of diaper rash please let me know. Thank you.

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Sadie - posted on 05/20/2010

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the pharmacist told me to put maalox or a liquid antacid on my daughter`s behind and then go over it with some butt paste to get rid of diaper rash. it took the rash away within a day

Maria - posted on 05/21/2010

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try resinol to get rid of diaper rash. my doctor recommened it for my daughter. it is a burn ointment, but it is awesome. you can find it at wal-mart. you have to ask the pharmistist for it. they keep it behind the counter. that's all i use now.

Ashley - posted on 05/20/2010

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Hello! Ive been dealing with rashes on my babys butt for a year now.. I HIGHLY recommend a prescription cream called Desonide! AMAZING!!!!! Also we switched our diapers to Huggies Organic diapers!! And instead of using wipes all the time use wet washcloth! Please just give it a try! It helped my daughter SO much!!!!

Alicia - posted on 05/13/2010

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For the rash try and let her go with out a diaper for a few minutes a few times a day, the fresh air will help. Also baby powder works better than creams sometimes, or petroleom jelly is what i use for my daughter because she had very sensitive skin. For constipation try prune juice or for some children apple juice works. If she can eat solid foods you could also give grapes a try, just cut them small. If she is on formula and it is one with added Iron you may talk to her doctor about switch to something else becasue the iron can constipate her.

Jennifer - posted on 08/05/2011

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I work with special needs kids who get NASTY rashes. Malox works wonders. I would have never believed it! My son also broke out with certain diapers, pampers were the worst for him, but every kid is different! Let her air dry as much as possible, also, I'd put my kids on a wet proof cloth to play for awhile. I also used cornstarch before I found out about malox, it was good for everyday, and cheap! For the constipation, apple juice will work, but can make the poo more acidy. I gave my neice natural fiber supplaments which worked great, but that was at 18 months, I don't think it would be good for a baby not eating solids yet!

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Shannintipton - posted on 08/06/2011

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This post is a little old so I am going to close it. Thanks for your responses. :)

Santana - posted on 05/21/2010

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it might be the diapers u r using. i know w my oldest we had to buy only one kind of diapers bc the other broke him out. w my lil one that is 1 we use cloth diapers until he was 8 months olds. but he started to get rashes we didnt change diapers. i use a wet wash cloth instead of a baby wipe. then i would let him air out for about 5 mins. after that i would put real thick of desitin maximum strenght. i did more diaper changes while he would have it. i know thats alot of diapers and a pian in the butt washing out those wash clothes. but it help. u cant use the same washcloth over over, only once. good luck and i hope it gets better.

Shelley - posted on 05/20/2010

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Weleda Calendula Oil or Weleda Calendula Diaper Cream are the only things that worked for my daughter to get rid of diaper rash. It's amazing and much better than Desitin or Butt Paste.

Also, do look into the diapers- my daughter had a reaction to any disposable diaper except for Pampers (this was 3 yrs ago, I've heard they've changed their formula, so they might be different if she was diapered today). I ended up going with cloth diapers (Bum Genius & FuzziBunz), but still ended up getting the occasional rashes. The Weleda Calendula Oil works for all kinds and can be used with cloth diapers as long as you put a fleece insert in between the diaper and the bum. :)

Mandy - posted on 05/20/2010

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The Nastatin is really good stuff. My son would get rashed and almost blistered at times. But this stuff worked wonders in no time at all.

Ramona - posted on 05/20/2010

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My boy twin had the same issue after we brought him home. his little butt would crack and bleed. To get rid of diaper rash the doctor prescribed an ointment called nastatin. you could also try the beaudreaxs butt paste, that one can be found at wal-mart, etc.

I haven't had to deal with constipation yet, so I can't help you there. Sorry.

But talk to your doc about hat first one. It does wonders

Rebekah - posted on 05/20/2010

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We use Boudreaux's Butt Paste as well as desitin. It really helps and it seems to soothe and relieve. My daughter is having an issue with constipation as well, so I don't quite know how to get rid of it.

Mary - posted on 05/20/2010

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my son gets a rash when poo sits on his bottom even for a few minutes! his skin is so sensitive! I have found that cornstarch was the best and fastest way to get rid of it (plus its cheap). you can even put it in the bathwater. bag balm works really good too. I love all natural stuff for him cause his skin is so sensitive. all the other cream and stuff just made his worse! good luck and i hope it goes away fast!!

April - posted on 05/20/2010

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I recomend for u to use corn starch to get rid of diaper rash. yeah the kind that u cook with it comes in a yellow box and says argo on the top of it. I think its best and give her prune juice to drink she might not like the taste but it works.

Suzanne - posted on 05/20/2010

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I would recommend giving her some probiotics. you can find them at Whole Foods or some other market that sells a lot of natural products. just put some in her apple juice or prune juice and that should keep things moving. It's a natural way to get her intestines working the way they should. plus, it will build her immune system so she'll have a better chance of avoiding colds and flues.
on Etsy.com, my friend found me this stuff called "Bad Ass Booty Balm". The stuff rocks. You might wanna check it out.
Hope that helps!!

Amber - posted on 05/20/2010

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Raisins will take care of that constipation just fine, but be advised that it may make the rash worse. Same with prune juice, apple juice, etc. I have this miracle cream; its called, "Pinxav" (pronounced "Pink-Salve"). It is fantastic and it smells SO good. I've provided you with the link to order it (not sold in stores) and it is really affordable. You won't regret the decision to purchase it.
http://www.pinxav.com/

Ashley - posted on 05/20/2010

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Since it's a consistent rash, I would try home-made baby wipes. We've used them and only had diaper rash in about 2 bad bouts (she's 10 months old). Cut paper towel roll in half. Get a container with a lid large enough for half the roll. Mix 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons baby oil, 2 tablespoons baby shampoo. Pour over the roll, set container upside down for fifteen minutes (to make sure it's evenly distributed). Pull out the cardboard center, and wipes will pull out from the middle. These dry out faster, just add a little water if they do. If you need to take them to go, put them in a plastic baggie.



When she did have a bad rash, it was due to solid foods. We let her air out after her bath on a towel. One rash was very severe and bled. Same thing, let her air dry, and alternated diaper rash creams.

Mandy - posted on 05/20/2010

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Our doctor said to try Athletes Foot Cream for the diaper rash. It really did work! We just used a generic brand, but there is something in it that helped right away.

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2010

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When my son gets constipated I give him prunes. He usually has a BM by the next day. When he gets a diaper rash i give him a bath and do naked tummy time so the air can get to the rash and help heal it. Oh i always put something down so if he goes to the bathroom I can just pick it and clean it. I hope this helps!

Kathleen - posted on 05/20/2010

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you can always use a suppository to loosen up the area and make it easier to do it. its uncomfortable to have to do it to your kid, but in the end it makes them feel way better so its worth it

Carina - posted on 05/20/2010

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If you are giving her apple juice, try watering it down. For the rash, try corn starch and the constipation a little Kayo syrap. Had the same issues with my #4. Also, I let her air dry a lot and used a warm wash clothe on her bum... All my kids were prone to rashes. they are a pain!!! Good luck.

Sue - posted on 05/20/2010

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There is a cream called (resinol) Rexall Drug Stores usually have it or can order it. Meijers can order it if you don't find it or if you ask. I have not found anything that works as well. It even worked on burns from chemo. Usually after one application you see the diffrence. It is a little pricey looking for what you get, but you don't need much. After you get it cleared up. keep putting petroleum jelly (vasoline) on for a protective coat. it will keep the skin from being irritated. For the constipation try dark karo syrup in water or formula, teaspoon at a time till it works.

Kielly - posted on 05/20/2010

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Yip my vote corn starch & it's cheap & 10 minutes in the sun a few times a day

Kasandra - posted on 05/19/2010

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keep a dry diaper and use ointments with high zinc, flander's butt paste is good and so is Beaudrex's (sp?) butt paste. alternate, ointment with powder. straight apple juice, prunes or prune juice.

Donna - posted on 05/19/2010

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When my daughter was in the NICU she got a diaper rash and they used something called Coloplast Thick Moisture Barrier Paste it kinda looks like concrete when on but really helped,and Vaseline on top of that so it wasn't so hard to get off.They told me not to rub it off that it would come of it self.Also to help prevent diaper rash if you do not want to use a wash cloth take your baby wipes even if they r unscented and wash them out with warm water I also learned this while she was in the NICU it helps to plus you wont have to worry about washing them.

Sylvia - posted on 05/19/2010

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At home you can give her a bath with a little bite of vinegar in the water. It will lessen the burning feeling and try cornstarch. I know that sounds funny but it works if not call the doctors they can prescribe some cream called magic cream. They use it for yeast infections for children that take medications that case bad diaper rashes.

Ashley - posted on 05/19/2010

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My son costantly gets bad diaper rashes it wasnt untill this last week when i was told he needed to go see a dermatoligist that i tried generic desitin and it cleared it right up. Soaking him in a bath with some baking soda works really well too but it depends on the rash he gets little bumps like pimples if she has just a red rash i wouldnt sugest bakig soda also he was very constapated when he was younger prune juice works reallywell but like anything to much can also cause the runs so start out with a cpl tsps first and go from there.

Melissa - posted on 05/19/2010

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i unfortunately dont know about the constipation, read an article recently in parents or parenthood and they it should take a full year to remedy chronic constipation....however for the diaper rash i use crisco...the stuff in the tub or the stick. It works wonders and usually an overnight-very thick application will make it disappear, just be sure to continue applying throughout the next day or so. Its all i use on my daughter. Also a bath with TONS of baking soda added and let em soak as long as they will let you.

Jaclyn - posted on 05/19/2010

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Not goin to read these but i say for constipation apple juice water down n my son had so bad diaper rash it bleed i too was gentle n changed diaper regularly, Destin didnt even work! DO NOT USE baby powder makes it worse, but my mil told me PETROLEUM JELLY or VASELINE cleared up in 2 days all gone, noticable results by that night!

Alexis - posted on 05/19/2010

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My son had the same problem..we gave him Prune juice and he actually liked it!@ That helped..and for the diaper rash..I know this sounds silly, but it works...cornstarch..just put the powder on her private area..dont skimp either. it worked overnite for my son! It was amazing! Good luck!

Faith - posted on 05/19/2010

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This sounds so stupid but like a tablespoon of cornstarch not kidding ask your docter if you dont like that ide swuggest zinc oxide

Carrie - posted on 05/19/2010

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Calmoseptine ointment!!!!! Believe me, it works wonders! My Ped. gave me a sample one time I took my son in because of his horrible diaper rash/irritation. Using warm washcloths instead of wipes, quick baths from the waste down with each BM, letting his bottom air dry completely, and then applying Calmoseptine was the only thing that worked. And we've used it for more than one rash and it works wonders every time.

You have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter. Just ask for Calmoseptine ointment and they'll get it for you - you DON'T have to have a prescription.

Silvia - posted on 05/19/2010

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My daughter has only had a diaper rash a few times but what i found to work the absolute BEST was Balmex, or Aveeno (the oatmeal based kind) Hope this helps!

Jennfier-grace Pascual- - posted on 05/19/2010

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About the constipation give her a syrup of figs u can buy that in any pharmacy but ask the doctors or the pharmacist first if it is good for ur daughter, and instead of giving her any drink like lemonade or anything the best thing is give her a glasses of water everytime or after she eat her meal.

Tina - posted on 05/19/2010

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Dont use baby powder it will dry out the skin and make it worse and also makes the skin succeptable to more rashes I leave my son's nappy off all day if i can but make sure you have plenty of kitchen towel and carpet cleaner handy, for the constipation try adding pure orange or pineapple juice to some boiled water or better yet give her a banana and some wheat biscuits or other high fibre food if she is on solids she may be dehidrating slighty, my son had the same problem when he started solids

Jane - posted on 05/19/2010

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This is going to sound weird. But mix dark corn syrup with water. No more than four ounces all together. It gets rid of the constipation, and isn't hard on their little systems. We always went with baby powder, as the problem was the moisture, particularly in warmer weather as they sweat. Corn starch, if she has sensitivities to fragrance. Hope it helps!

Cathy - posted on 05/19/2010

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what i did use for my child is petroluim jelly and the rash is gone,try it maybe it will work on your daugther.

Amanda - posted on 05/19/2010

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My little one had a very bad rash not too long ago because of diarrhea. It was awful. Babies skin is so soft and sensitive, it can't handle the toxic substances in poop, and you have diaper rash. I let my son go naked in his crib after a bath (with a towel under him) for about 20-30 min. Just that little time to air out helped alot. Oh, and Desitin is the best. Very thick is what you want, so it stays there, and protects. Good luck!

Kendra - posted on 05/19/2010

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How to get rid of diaper rash??? CLOTH DIAPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We use cloth diapers (www.kellyscloset.com, www.cottonbabies.com) and my little one has never had a rash! I use Happy Heinys brand diapers. Disposable have soo many chemicals in them its disgusting! There is a very good chance your little one is allergic to her diapers. Also, those creams are icky too, try something more natural, perhaps with calendula in it. For the constipation, most fruits will help, prunes and applesauce are both very good. If she's on formula and that's what is causing the constipation you may consider switching.

Yvonda - posted on 05/19/2010

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I havent read all the other responses, so I'm sure you have heard this already, but you may need to switch her formula, or if she is having whole milk you may need to use more juice and offer more fruits and vegggies, but for the rash I swear by pure corn starch..its cheap and works every time! good luck

Nanlup - posted on 05/19/2010

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Use a glycerine laxative - they have NO medication in them. It is just a glycerine supposotory to help lube things up. As far as how to get rid of diaper rash - I only use Arbonne Bay Care Herbal Diaper Rash Creme. It is hypoallergenic, has no Mineral oil or Petroleum in it & Has no animal by-products. Beware of products with Petroleum/Pterolateum or Mineral Oil in them. These products can make sensitive worse! Message me & I will tell you how to get rid of diaper rash and get Arbonne - its the best!

Elsa - posted on 05/19/2010

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for diaper rash you can use a dactarin cream for baby after bath n don't use a diaper for a few times a day.
for constipation you can give a papaya juice n don't eat a babana fruit.good luck....

Larisa - posted on 05/19/2010

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Hi; my daugther have the same problem and we gwt rid of it with sudocrem, it's a very, very good crem made in ireland, and you can find it on www.sudocrem.com
and about the constipation we took a fruit yogurt with plum, and plum juice and you can make a sugar syrup.

Evelyn - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hi Michele! how are you? About diaper rash, keep a jar of P-jelly and put around the area where it's sensitive each time you change a diaper..baby...

Michele - posted on 05/18/2010

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ok, you might think this is an old wives tale but, try a little bit of bee hive corn syrop in a warm bottle of water. You don't need a whole lot but, it worked for my kids.

Tasha - posted on 05/18/2010

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I would always let my little ones go with out a diaper for a hr or so. Just long enough to let it get some fresh air. then id put vaseline on the rash then on top of that i would put baby powder. It really seems to work miracles on my little ones. I hoped this has helped.

Michele - posted on 05/18/2010

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My oldest son had a really bad rash, it turned out to be due to over production of yeast. My sons rash got so bad I took him to the dr. I got a prescription for a medication but, if you buy a topical yeast infection cream, wash her with soap and water after every change and make sure she is dry and apply it should clear up in a couple days. As strange as it sounds it is the only thing that worked for my son. Good luck.

Miranda - posted on 05/18/2010

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well for the rash use petroleom jelly it works best for constipation if somme foods or drinks dont work try some warm water up her bum its a old family thing my mom and grandma told me to try it works but its not fun to do but it works i have 3 children

Cha - posted on 05/18/2010

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i had the same problem when my daughter was only 2mos.old...
what i did with her constipation is i changed her formula (with doctor's consent)...with the diaper rash,...make sure that her bottom is completely dry before putting on her diaper...if her rash is really bad, avoid using diaper for awhile and use cloth instead..avoid using baby wipes too bec.most wipes contain alcohol& other chemicals w/c can dry and irritate your baby's skin...by the way, i used drapolene cream on my babies(it worked for them)...

Ashly - posted on 05/18/2010

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THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS LEAVE HER NAKED, CREAMS AND DIAPER RASH OINTMENTS ONLY COAT THE RASH SO IT DOESN'T GET WORSE. THE CREAM DOESN'T LET ANY AIR GET TO IT SO IT WON'T HEAL OR AT LEAST HEAL QUICKLY AND PROPERLY.

Jeannine - posted on 05/18/2010

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The first time my daughter got a diaper rash she got it from at first being constipated then after the apple juice she got the diarrhea. I couldn't let her run around without a diper with the diarrhea so I had to try something. I tried everything and none of it worked, so I talked to her doctor about it & he suggested an antifungal cream, like lotromin ( for athletes foot). I wasn't too sure about it but I tried it any way, I put a very small amount on her, just on the outside of the labia and on her bum. Apply the lotromin after every diaper change until it goes away. On the constipation I usually a children's apple juice, since my daughter will throw prune juice back at me.....I hope this helps if you haven't found something else that has! Good Luck!

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010

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the best thing ive come across for diaper rash is a zinc based cream, then dust some corn starch on after the cream, works great. as to the bowels, the safest is either sugar water, or mineral oil, they both work great, the mineral oil takes a day or two to start. the mineral oil has no affect to other meds

Chrissa - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hello I have two children and have used this method with both of them for constipation. use just a little Karo syrup in a bottle of water or you can water down fruit juice and it should help with the constipation. My children have very sensitive skin so I always used baby powder every time I changed them and it really help keep them from getting a diaper rash. I hope this helps good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 05/18/2010

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long warm baths sometimes helps both. One thing that has always really helped my kids was a suggestion from my pediatrician. She said to mix Maalox or some other liquid antacid with pure corn starch(the kind you get in the baking aisle at the grocery store) until it makes a paste. Put that on the rash, so it can neutralize any acid that comes from the poo and pee. Then to put zinc oxide(diaper rash cream) over top, as a moisture barrier. The best zinc oxide I have ever found is pinxav (pronounce like pink salve).

Shelley - posted on 05/20/2010

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Weleda Calendula Oil or Weleda Calendula Diaper Cream are the only things that worked for my daughter to get rid of diaper rash. It's amazing and much better than Desitin or Butt Paste.

Also, do look into the diapers- my daughter had a reaction to any disposable diaper except for Pampers (this was 3 yrs ago, I've heard they've changed their formula, so they might be different if she was diapered today). I ended up going with cloth diapers (Bum Genius & FuzziBunz), but still ended up getting the occasional rashes. The Weleda Calendula Oil works for all kinds and can be used with cloth diapers as long as you put a fleece insert in between the diaper and the bum. :)

Ramona - posted on 05/20/2010

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My boy twin had the same issue after we brought him home. his little butt would crack and bleed. To get rid of diaper rash the doctor prescribed an ointment called nastatin. you could also try the beaudreaxs butt paste, that one can be found at wal-mart, etc.

I haven't had to deal with constipation yet, so I can't help you there. Sorry.

But talk to your doc about hat first one. It does wonders

April - posted on 05/20/2010

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I recomend for u to use corn starch to get rid of diaper rash. yeah the kind that u cook with it comes in a yellow box and says argo on the top of it. I think its best and give her prune juice to drink she might not like the taste but it works.

Kendra - posted on 05/19/2010

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How to get rid of diaper rash??? CLOTH DIAPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We use cloth diapers (www.kellyscloset.com, www.cottonbabies.com) and my little one has never had a rash! I use Happy Heinys brand diapers. Disposable have soo many chemicals in them its disgusting! There is a very good chance your little one is allergic to her diapers. Also, those creams are icky too, try something more natural, perhaps with calendula in it. For the constipation, most fruits will help, prunes and applesauce are both very good. If she's on formula and that's what is causing the constipation you may consider switching.

Nanlup - posted on 05/19/2010

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Use a glycerine laxative - they have NO medication in them. It is just a glycerine supposotory to help lube things up. As far as how to get rid of diaper rash - I only use Arbonne Bay Care Herbal Diaper Rash Creme. It is hypoallergenic, has no Mineral oil or Petroleum in it & Has no animal by-products. Beware of products with Petroleum/Pterolateum or Mineral Oil in them. These products can make sensitive worse! Message me & I will tell you how to get rid of diaper rash and get Arbonne - its the best!

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