help bad diaper rash
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Sarah - posted on 04/29/2010
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..
Trisha - posted on 05/03/2010
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
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.
Susan - posted on 05/03/2010
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.
Elisabeth - posted on 05/02/2010
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
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.
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
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
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
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..
Heidi - posted on 05/02/2010
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!!
Karla - posted on 05/02/2010
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
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
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.
Natalie - posted on 05/01/2010
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
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
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.
Carmen - posted on 05/01/2010
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
Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010
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..
Martha - posted on 04/30/2010
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
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!!
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