Diaper Rash Caused From Severe Diarrhea.

Amber - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter Just got over a 24hr fever, now she has severe diarrhea and now a VERY NASTY case of Diaper rash. I'm going to start giving her Pedia Lite, but I was just wondering if there was something else that I could try to help thicken her stool, so her diaper rash goes away. Any adivce would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Tameka - posted on 04/02/2011

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I'm actually just getting over a bad case of gastro in my house and have this very same problem! I went to the doctor as I changed 19 nappies in 24 hours. This is what I was told:

For a baby so small (basically under two years of age) there is nothing that can really be done to stop the diarrhoea. Let it run its course and should be out of their system in 3-5 days. The most important thing to do is keep them hydrated. Oral Replacement Salts can be used from birth and are excellent at aiding in recovery. Continue a normal diet and only stay away from fruit juices. For the treatment of nappy rash DON'T use baby wipes. The perfumes and other chemicals irritate the skin even further creating a bigger problem and causes immense pain. Instead use nappy liners (for cloth nappies) or cotton balls dipped in water. It is important to get rid of all mess as tiny enzymes can create further irritation. Also, don't use standard nappy rash cream because they contain irritants. The rash is like a giant sore so needs to be treated as such. Using vaseline creates a barrier so any wee or poo will not irritate the rash further as much. Bepanthen cream is a non sting soothing cream that creates a barrier like vaseline as well as healing the rash. I recommend this one as it cleared up the rash in only a couple of days. Use lots of it. I put some on my daughter wherever I could see rash as well as all over her nappy. It works really well! Avoid sudocream and any of those creams that look like you're painting your daughters backside white. These will burn the skin.

Good luck and I hope you find something that works for you.

Jennifer - posted on 04/01/2011

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My pediatrician told me to mix maalox (or any other liquid antiacid) with pure corn starch (the kind you cook with, not baby powder which has other stuff added) make it into a paste and put on the rash, then put a barrier cream like desitin or pinxav over top. The maalox should neutralize any acid in the diarrhea and stop it from burning her skin. As far as diet goes, stick to the BRAT diet. That is bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. The rice and toast should be plain and white, and the applesauce unsweetened. Avoid all milk and sugar (popcicles or jello). They make diarrhea worse. For drinks, she should only have pedialyte/gatoraide or water and lots of them to keep her hydrated.

Arlene - posted on 04/01/2011

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I just went through this, and my daughter cried (screamed) at diaper changes. I couldn't feed her anything because of vomiting as well, so only pedialyte. Someone told me to brown flour in a frying pan. Put it over medium heat and keep moving it around until it turns color, I didn't let it get too dark, just enough that I could tell it was turning brown. Sprinkle it on her bum after every change, it took away the pain and refness and aslmost dried it out after one night...then I went back to regular diaper creams...it was fast and very effective! Good luck!!

Mabel - posted on 04/01/2011

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I use Vaseline ans Anti -monkey butte powder on Devin now.He actually asks for it when he has a little red butte.Oh and baking soda in the tub.It neutralizes the acid in the diarrhea and helps sooth the skin.

Jessica - posted on 04/16/2014

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My daughter has this now for 5days now. I started putting her in the tub rite away after each diaper change.then completely cover front and bottom wih lots of CORNSTARCH ESPECIALLY IF THE RASH IS VERY RED AND RAW LOOKING.WILL HEAL RITE AWAY.IF THE RASH DEVELOPES RED BUMPS THN IT TURNED INTO YEAST INFECTION AND YOU WILL NEED TO GET NASTAIN FRM A DOCTOR

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Amy - posted on 04/18/2014

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When ever any baby gets a rash use oatmeal bath rash ointment this stuff really works you add the little powder to the warm water leave your bby for about 10 to 20 mintues depending how bad the rash is you take your bby out and you do not rinse her pat dry her not removing all the oatmeal then add destin diaper rash paste and tadaah works like majic therez aveeno brand and destin brand

Danielle - posted on 04/04/2011

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BRAT Diet. Bananas, Rice, Apple Sauce (NOT JUICE) and Toast. Thats what we have to give both of my kids when they get sick. Also, Cornstarch on the bottom will clear up the diaper rash SUPER fast without any chemicals. And if you can pop her into the tub after a paticularly bad diaper and let her 'air dry' it helps too! Good luck!

Stifler's - posted on 04/03/2011

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my kid had diarrhoea once and every time he did a poo I'd turn the shower on and rinse him off. It was summer so I made the water a little bit cool and he never got a rash from it. I also got powder with corn starch in it.

Heather - posted on 04/03/2011

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Soooo sad, my daughter had that and she cringed everytime I even touched her legs :( I'd say the best thing though is let it finish on it own, keep her bum clean, bath is probably best as wipes will irritate it more, just let her bum soak in warm water as often as you can.

Stifler's - posted on 04/01/2011

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I give my kid Panadol for the pain of the rash and to make the stool a bit thicker.

Kristina - posted on 04/01/2011

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Dont use wipes from now till she no longer has the rash. Get a warm baby wash cloth and wipe her butt! My son had that happen to his little butt was bleeding :( and get triple antibiotic and use it as ointment! she should get better quick my son did! i hope this helps!

Christy - posted on 04/01/2011

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I would let the diarrhea run it's course, it's the body's way of getting rid of the germs and bugs (sort of a clensing thing) unless it continues a long time of course. My son just got over 2 days of it and had a BAD rash (he's 3 1/2). I used diaper rash cream and it helped him feel better.

Catherine - posted on 04/01/2011

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I'm sorry to hear your daughter isn't feeling well. In terms of her diarrhea, if she will eat it, you'll want to get her on the BRATY diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and Yogurt) to try and thicken her stools. As for her rash, my son has had all sorts of issues with diaper rash, and we've found the Aveeno diaper cream works the best for him. Also, if you put a little baking soda in her bath water, that can be very soothing. I hope everything works out.

Nicole - posted on 04/01/2011

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Try putting vinegar in the bath. I do it for both of my kids and it really helps. I dont know why it works but it does. Also Triple Paste is amazing!!! I know its expensive but it really works to protect thier skin. If it is a yeast infection you can put plain yogurt on her hinie and that will help as well. Continue to give her tylenol to ease the discomfort, or IB Profin whatever works best for her. Also Lotrimin works for a yeast infection.

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2011

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It could be a yeast diaper rash. My kids always seemed prone to get one when they were sick. You can use ladies over the counter cream for yeast infection on it.

Renae - posted on 04/01/2011

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Get nappy rash paste not cream. In australia there is one called nappy mate. If that doesn't work then you need a hospital grade barrier cream like Conveen which is made by Coloplast, but you may have to have it ordered in. If the pharmacy doesn't know what to offer you, call your local children's hospital, ask to speak to the head nurse in the infants specialty ward and ask them what they use instead of nappy rash cream on babies with high acidity feases.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/01/2011

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Id have to say sudocream and lots of it, and also make an appointment with your doctor. He or she would be able to point you in the right direction.
Hope your daughters rash goes away soon and she returns to her happy self.
Good luck.

Amber - posted on 03/31/2011

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My daughter is 14 months old. And I heard about Banana's. I'm going to try that as well. I'm also going to call my doctor tomorrow and try to set up an appointment. Maybe he can give me something better than the A+D ointment that i've been using. I feel horrible. No matter how many times, or how often, I've changed her diaper, it's still there. She's in so much pain, I just wish I could take it away ;'(

Belinda - posted on 03/31/2011

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Bananas and rice/rice cereal are very good at firming up stool, keep an eye on it to make sure that she doesn't become constipated. Of course this all depends on how old your daughter is and what she is able to eat. I would also talk to the nurses at your doctors office, they can give you info more pertinent to your child.

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