help bad diaper rash

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April - posted on 05/03/2010

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You may want to try changing the brand of diapers you use. both of my boys were allergic to both pampers and huggies

Marcia - posted on 05/02/2010

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air out your little one's bum, and grocery store pure cornstarch. Works like a charm!

Sarah - posted on 05/01/2010

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Use zinc from chemist, let child go without nappy to air dry by putting down a mat. I found that jelly base and powder feeded nappy rash

Natassja - posted on 04/30/2010

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You should take the baby to doctor, the doctor can prescribe Nystatin Ointment which is amazing, you put some Nystatin Ointment first then you add the diaper rash cream, the rash will go away in 2 days. I hope this helps

Sarah - posted on 04/29/2010

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We started to just stick to buying the baby powder with Cornstarch in it.. if your baby always seems to have a diaper rash and nothing seems to bbe working try changing the diaper brand you've been using sometimes thats the case..

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Tracey - posted on 05/03/2010

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From day one I used Sudocrem.... change nappies often and use wipes that are fragrance free.....and my boy is teething too...hope this helps

Trisha - posted on 05/03/2010

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Lots of air time and bag balm. It comes in a green can and is found in the pet department. They used to use it on cows udders and if your little one is allergic to the 'normal' diaper rash ointments, this might work. Worked great for us - and we still use it! Good luck!

Bridget - posted on 05/03/2010

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If the rash has been there for quite awhile (more than 3 days after you've put creams on and stuff) and hasn't gone away it is probably a yeast infection not diaper rash, you'll have to call your Dr. for a prescription. Both my twins got this when they were first born, I thought it was diaper rash but after it wasn't getting better my Dr. said it was a yeast infection and the cream he prescribed cleared it up in just a few days :) the diaper rash creams won't do a thing if it's a yeast infection on the tush....
For diaper rash I recommend Desitin Maximum Strength (40% zinc), most other creams have only 11%, and put this on at every diaper change.

Leigh - posted on 05/03/2010

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super duper diapar doo the best thing to ever come into my life....it works the best for my daughter

Susan - posted on 05/03/2010

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has little one had from birth ,if not you need to elimnate few things have you changed brand of diaper/nappy have you changed brand of wetwipe or lotion .have you changed formula all these can irritate babys bottom i found best cure for nappy rash was wash with warm water and cottonwall balls,then use a barrier cream like sudacream very mild and sparing as too much cream can cause cheeks to rub. hope this helps and good luck.

Emma - posted on 05/03/2010

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well i havent had any problems with nappy rash yet but all my family and friends swear by wait for it it sounds horrid lol eggs, and ive seen how quickly it clears up x

Erum - posted on 05/03/2010

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add few drops of antacid liquid with the rash cream, thats what my kid's PCP suggested me and blv me it worked, and also when u change the daipper clean it with the water insted of babywipes .

Elisabeth - posted on 05/02/2010

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Perhaps your child is allergic to something you are feeding them. My first child was allergic to lactose which gave her bad nappy rash, so when I found out and stopped her consuming lactose the nappy rash went away. Then with my second she was irritated by something passing through my breastmilk, so I had to quit b/feeding her becuase I didn't know what it was that was irritating her and once again the rash went away. Good luck.

Kim - posted on 05/02/2010

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My son had his first serious diaper rash in March, caused by antibiotics. I tried Balmex, Desitin, and some anti-fungal cream from my Mother-in Law. Nothing worked until she said to try Vaseline and corn starch. It seemed to help a little, but he still has some scars from his rash 2 months later! =( Good luck.

Michelle - posted on 05/02/2010

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cornstarch...helps pull liquid away from the bum, and thats the best thing for it is drying it out... air time, and cornstarch...

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This may sound a little crazy, but it worked for us. My 5 year old was in the hospital with pneumonia a while back, and he developed a severe diaper rash due to being on antibiotics for so long (it took about 3 weeks to finish all of them!) Anyways, after trying everything on the market for diaper rashes, we tried Monistat. The diaper rash is, after all, a yeast infection. We used the 3 day regimen in the tubes, squeezed them out onto the area and rubbed it on like any other cream. The rash cleared considerably the first night, was gone by the time the regimine was finished. I would ask the pediatrician if that is okay first, but ours said go for it!

Danielle - posted on 05/02/2010

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cut out / limmit acidic fruits and drinks as this can make the urine too potent and burn the rash area, also nappy time off works quite well if u r worried about ur baby soiling your floor take baby outside and let play as much as possible it works really well

Corrine - posted on 05/02/2010

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My son (the youngest of 4) had a horrible bleeding rash, for more than 2 weeks. I tried every ointment on the market, i had seen the dr. twice and had 2 different prescriptions. (one for yeast and one that was antibiotic.) I even used what always worked in the past which was Hollisters Moisture Barrier Ointment, you have to get the pharmacist to special order it. Believe it or not what finally worked was Neosporin (the creamy one) with pain relief. Good Luck

Mary - posted on 05/02/2010

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Also remember not to put baby powder on it, as baby powder feeds a yeast infection and it will get worse. I always loved plain cornstarch and Butt Paste..boudreauxs.. Sold pretty much everywhere now but seen at CVS as well as Walmart. if it gets too bad take him in..

Libby - posted on 05/02/2010

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Cornflour/ corn starch in the nappy. Sounds weird, looks weird. works really well.

Vixi - posted on 05/02/2010

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Saw someones suggestion about talc?! Just warning you that its been scientifically proven that using talc in ur underwear (or in a nappy for baby girls) can be linked to cervical cancer. x

Sandra - posted on 05/02/2010

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Hello Sarah..just try Sebamed for Diaper Rash (for baby and child) and also please wash the arsh with soap, just with steril water, soap can make it worsen

hope help!

Heidi - posted on 05/02/2010

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The best thing that I have found is called Pinkxav and u can only find it at discount drugmart or online. It works over night, its awesome!! You can also mix some malox with aquaphor, its hard to get the right consitincy though. Good luck!!

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Apple cider vinegar : dilute to 50% water and apply it with a cotton ball on all the infected areas. Rash will shrink by 90% by the end of the day. Works great!"

Brittany - posted on 05/02/2010

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I had this problem with my son as well, and we switched to Huggies Natural diapers and it cleared up within 2 days.

Mandy - posted on 05/02/2010

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This combination may seem a little odd, but my son's dr. told us to mix equal parts of cornstarch, maalox & desitin together. It really works!!

Tasneem - posted on 05/02/2010

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olive oil...n nivea cold cream....my daughter had severe rash...kind of big big sores...but none of the medicines from docs or diaper rash creams worked...olive oil n nivea cold cream worked wonders!!

Debra-Ann - posted on 05/02/2010

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do not use anything that has an oil base as it is the same as pouring oil in a heated frying pan. It heats up on the childs skin. Any of those thick ointments will also stick to the rash.

Debra-Ann - posted on 05/02/2010

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Corn starch is the best thing ever to help a diaper rash or you can also use it wet as a plaster for sunburn.

Karla - posted on 05/02/2010

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my daughter had a really bad rash when she was about a month old we tried all the nappy creams but it either made it worse or didnt make a difference,then my uncle told me to put on talcum powder and the rash was gone within no time,and it was alot cheaper than buyin all the different creams

Crystal - posted on 05/01/2010

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after u have tryed all the over the counter stuff it may not be just a rash it could be a fungl infection now this has nothing to do with not keeping the bottom clean its actuly very comen just call up you doctor and tell them your baby has a prasistent rash you think it my be fungl related and can he call u in a script in the mean time keep your babys bottom as dry as posible alittle no diper time will help also if u have switch diper brands stop use and get your old brand back baby may be alergice to it this is also the time the baby powder come in handy be carfull with it thou dont let baby inhale it put it in your hand first then on babys bottom

Cindy - posted on 05/01/2010

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1) Change directly after a bowel movement or urination. Not in 20 minutes, not in 15, RIGHT away.

2) Clean the rash area. If it's too severe for wipes or wash cloth, rinse in warm water.

3) Let it air dry completely. Do not pat dry, just air dry. The longer the better.

4) Apply your method before diapering. Whether it be A&D, desitin, any other cream, or my FAVORITE baby powder (not cornstarch based), and then diaper. Do this every time you change her until it's gone.

MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE DIAPERS FREQUENTLY as this is the primary cause of diaper rash. Next is foods and teething.

Good luck to you. Lots of moms had great ideas for product use, so hopefully you get to read all of them.

Good luck!

Kristi - posted on 05/01/2010

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Amens medical powder - a friend of myne suggested it to me and i didnt think it was a good idea - but IT WORKS GREAT

Natalie - posted on 05/01/2010

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Low acid foods, wet cloths to wipe and here's the trick that worked incredibly well for my little guy:
1)THIN layer of Canestin...then over top
2)THIN layer of hydrocortizon...then over top
3) SudoCream or any natural Zinc diaper rash creme in GENEROUS quantities
The combination works on several fronts at once and you need to use the first 2 cremes sparingly so the skin doesn't become dependant on them. My son was also allergic to certian diapers so we had to switch brands, and in a matter of hours there was a marked improvement in the rash and it was gone in 2-4 days. Everyday the rash dissappeared more and more. Time naked is good too.

Yuki - posted on 05/01/2010

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Don't use baby wipes for a while. Use plain warm water and a soft cloth. We actually had to use the nozzle sprayer in the kitchen sink for a couple days after my daughter ate too much sand at the beach. That avoided having to wipe her, which hurt her too much. Let your baby go diaperless for as long as you can bear and use an ointment when you put one on (I like Desitin Creamy, but they all have the same active ingredient). If it doesn't go away, it could be something in the diet that needs to be eliminated (like sand, lol) or a yeast infection. At that point, you ought to consult your pediatrician to see what they recommend. Good luck! I hope you find what works for you and that your little one's bum starts feeling better soon.

Jacquline - posted on 05/01/2010

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Both of my girls suffered from really bad diaper rash. I had to change the brand of diapers I was using as well as see the dr. for some ointment. one thing you can do is change the diapers often let his/her bum get plenty of air as well as keep it clean. Oh yeah and cornstarch also works as well. I used Hydrocortisone cream which works really well.

Chelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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Isn't anyone using corn starch and maalox paste anymore? It doesn't stay on like A&D or desitin but works amazingly as it takes the fire out. My pediatrician recommended this 18 years ago.

Carmen - posted on 05/01/2010

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this sounds a little strange but havin kids with sensitive skin who get rashes at the drop of a hat i swear by it, just egg whites ,crack egg and separate from yolk then every time u change nappy instead of cream spread a thin layer on it clears it straight up ,its not as messy as it sounds

Andrea - posted on 04/30/2010

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I always used triple paste on my son it worked for him my sister has had a doctor tell her to use atheletes foot cream idk if that one works but triple past did some wonders for my son

Rebeca - posted on 04/30/2010

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bath your baby on warm water and then use BUTT PASTE! is the best! the rash would be gone right away!!

Katie - posted on 04/30/2010

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Only advice I have is when you're looking for ointment, the higher the zinc the better.

Korey - posted on 04/30/2010

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If you mean diaper rash, then use Crisco...slather it on. Aquaphor works well, but pricier. With other rashes, if you can't eliminate (or don't know) the cause, consult your dr.

Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010

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baby powder always works for my baby's jst make sure u change your baby right away when he/ or she has a dirty diaper cause tht can make it worse, nd if you dont want to use powder than id use destin, it always works right away.. hope tht help ya..

Christina - posted on 04/30/2010

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half and half mixture of aquaphor (have to get it warm so it's easy to mix) and maalox....don't know why but it works wonders 4 us!!!

Martha - posted on 04/30/2010

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Put some uncooked oatmeal in a cloth and bundle it up like you would ice when someone hurts their head. Run a warm bath for your baby and wash the affected area with the oatmeal. It worked for my baby it also work on the face when they get those little rashes around the mouth or face when they are teething. Just make sure afterwards you keep it dry, do this as many times as you want.

Crystal - posted on 04/30/2010

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I use Rosebud. It is hard to find, but I buy it at walgreens, and not all walgreens carry it. It is in a little tin like carmex, and the tin is dark blue with boring writing on the top, it is amazing at how well it works. It also heals a number of other things. ANyway I alternate between that and desitin. Good Luck!!

Marie - posted on 04/30/2010

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desitin does wonders!! put that on to treat rash and put a poof of baby powder in every diaper change when the rash clears.

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