my 15 month old has been getting diaper rash I have tried everything what is everyone using ???
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Theresa - posted on 02/07/2009
Our oldest was allergic to most of the common diaper rash creams. My mom brought us some Bag Balm and it worked great. It comes in a square, green tin (the girls just call it green stuff coz of the can color). We have used it ever since - and even works great on small scratches for quick healing.
Summer - posted on 02/07/2009
It could be caused by a yeast infection which would need a specific medication! but if that's not it, we always put baking soda in the bath water and let him soak for 20 minutes or so. It nuetralizes the rash somehow and it heals much quicker! Don't put in soap or bubble bath though!
Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2009
My baby was prone to diaper rash once in a while too, she tended to get it more when i changed her food or drink or some one gave her apple jucie that wasnt watered down. I found that if i soaked her in the bath tub with a little of baking soda it would be cleared up or almost cleared up the next morning and if the first treatment didnt work i would do it for a couple of more nights along with penaten diaper cream i hope this can help u.
Christine - posted on 02/06/2009
We always use cloth wipes with warm water. he has only had a diaper rash 3 times...2 times because someone else who was caring for him used wipes with perfume and another time...I think because he ate pineapple (lots of it)! We use Butt Paste, works awesome or Vaseline. I would suggest to eliminate wipes and just use a warm wash cloth. I am sure it feels better for them and is cheaper...oh and less waste.:)
Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009
Have you tried Aquaphor? You can find it in the baby aisle of most stores. Eucerin makes it. It kinda feels greasy like vaseline, but isn't the same thing. It works great at sealing wetness out and works super quickly at healing whatever the problem is. I used it after getting a recommendation from my friend whose husband is a nurse. I put it on my daughter's terrible diaper rash and overnight the reddness and rash were completely gone! Nothing else had worked! It also works great on burns, dry skin, escema, chapped lips, whatever the problem. I even use it on myself. My friend said that the tattoo parlor her husband went to recommended that he use it on his tattoo to make it heal faster. It's kinda expensive, but a little goes a long way and if you go to the Eucerin website you can get coupons too. Hope this helps! =)
Beverly - posted on 02/05/2009
Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I used it on four kids and swear by it. We still keep a tube in the house because it's great for all kinds of rashes. I used to have to order it by mail when ordering organic cloth diapers, but now you can find it in WalMart.
Kamie - posted on 02/04/2009
I know this is off topic but have you ruled out reactions to food or other substances? I ask b/c I found that my son is sensitive to eggs (I used cloth and disposable diapers so it wasn't the diaper). He hardly ever got diaper rash until about 1 year when I started giving more foods. Turned out that anything with a little egg hidden in it was causing the horrible, red, blister- type diaper rash. Milk, soy, wheat, egg, nuts, shellfish are common allergies to test.
Erin - posted on 02/04/2009
My daughter sometimes gets really bad diaper rash... when i asked her doctor something that she could use that was better then regular diaper rash cream she told me about Caloseptine.... its in a green and white tube and you have to get it over the counter.... it cost about six bucks and is well worth it... its real thick and the best cream I have found.... hope this helps
Christine - posted on 02/04/2009
My son was premature and in the NICU after birth. When he got a diaper rash there they used Dr. Flanders cream and it worked great, but it does stain so be careful not to get it on any clothes. If you can't find that I would go with the Boudreaux's Butt Paste with times of no diaper and never any diaper wipes until it is clear.
Pam - posted on 02/04/2009
The best thing I can think of is no nappy at all. I understand that a child needs one on don't get me wrong, and you need to use a cream, I used Sudacrem here in the UK. But every opportunity you have, take off their nappy, clean with fresh warm water, pat dry and let them play with nothing on. Obvioulsy make sure the room is warm and the floor is protected. But fresh air will help the rash clear up. Good luck.
Marlenda - posted on 02/04/2009
I also tried the less-is-more approach when my son's rash seemed to be getting worse the more I tried to get rid of it. After only two days of using NOTHING it cleared up. That said, he did get another really bad rash a few months later and the MD prescribed fluticasone proprionate cream 0.05% sparingly 1x/day for 7 days. He hasn't had any problems since.
Dora - posted on 02/04/2009
Are you nursing? some times its what the mama is eating that can cause such a bad rash... when I would drink orange juice my boy would get the most excruciating red rash and then I figured it out that it was some thing I was causing. But to answer you question I use Balmex it seems to work the bed and it reduces the redness right away and it has zinc and aloe and vitamin E try that I know I used like 10 different products before I used this and nothing worked but Balmex.... I hope it helps
Peitra - posted on 02/04/2009
We use Eucerine...its usually near the hand creams but its more like vaseline. We put on a thick coating with every diaper change and my little guys rash is usually gone by the next morning. Really, it works in one day for my son! :)
Tara - posted on 02/04/2009
Your baby might have a yeast infection...if the rash isn't going away by the usual methods (frequent diaper changes, leaving the diaper off to air out the skin, not adding soap to the bath water, etc.) you should check with your pediatrician who can prescribe a anti-fungal cream...it is usually applied twice daily and it can take up to a week to heal. Good luck.
Kami - posted on 02/04/2009
Triple Paste here all the way. My daughter had 1 bad rash when she was a couple months old, we tried everything, Triple Paste was the only thing that worked on her. Now, whenever I notice her starting to get a little red, I will put a real thin layer on her and by next diaper change it is gone.
Like Donielle said though, I have a friend that her daughter has cronic diaper rash, only thing that works for her is using corn starch EVERY diaper change. Hope your daughters rash goes away and stays away.
Donielle - posted on 02/04/2009
Actually Jodi....when your child has a diaper rash you aren't supposed to use anything. You should keep the area as dry as posible (frequent diaper changes even if the diaper isn't really wet), and using corn starch or a corn starch based powder. Both of my son's used to get really bad diaper rashes and I was using every cream out there. Then one time my son had it really bad and I decided to double up on the creams to get rid of it. What ended up happening is his penis got sooo swollen and of course I freaked out and was in the Emergency Room the day before Thanksgiving. The docotr told me that diaper rash creams are only to be used to prevent rashes but once they appear, don't use anything. I then switched to plain old powder and neither one of my sons has had a rash since. I am happy because powder is sooo much cheaper than all of those "miracle pastes." Hope I helped!!
User - posted on 02/04/2009
I use a step process that works for me. I Boudreaux's Butt Paste and that usually works overnight. If the skin still seems irritated, I use baby powder to keep the skin dry and it usuallly clears up within a day or two. One time the rash wasn't getting better and after a week, I took her to see the doctor. He prescribed Vusion (a rash cream with anti-fungal medicaiton) and it worked wonders.
Suzi - posted on 02/04/2009
My daughter had a very similar problem. After spending a lot of $$$ trying out different products, I eventually settled on my grandmother's simple (and cheap) advice: Cornstarch. I know it sounds a little odd, but it's only $1 a box so I would recommend you at least trying it. Cornstarch worked better than any other product we tried... and like you, we tried A LOT! Hope this helps.
Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2009
I use the Bourdeaux's Butt Paste and it works great! I also found that my son is alergic to some of the diapers out there, causing him to get a rash. I also let him have naked time which he loves and always seems to help. Best wishes I hope your little gets better soon.
Jessica - posted on 02/04/2009
i know it is weird but when my son used to get bad diaper rashes the pharmacist told me to use a form of vagisil. i was sceptical at first, but i used it and it worked. he said use rubber gloves and put on a layer of vagisil, a layer of diaper cream and a layer of something called resinol (you can get it at any drug store and i think they sell it at walmart) it clears it up in a day or two. it is awesome.
Missy - posted on 02/04/2009
My pediatrician came up with her own "magic butt cream." Mix equal parts of a normal diaper rash cream, an antifungal cream, and Maalox (but not mint flavor so it doesn't burn!). When all else failed for my daughter, this seemed to work! Use a disposable spoon, as well as a disposable container with a lid, as it will be oily. Also, if you want it thicker, just add more of the diaper rash cream. Good luck :O)
Amanda - posted on 02/04/2009
Triple paste seemed to make my daughter's rash exponentially worse, so when I had my second, I only used Arbonne Baby Care Herbal Diaper Rash Cream. Heck, hubby even uses it on his "boot feet" after a long dive deployment. Works wonders, and doesn't have all the chemicals that other creams do, so no need to worry about further irritations/reactions (like blisters from the hydrocortisone..). click "shop online" at amandaprice.myarbonne.com for more info on the ABC line, and message me personally if you'd like to try some at a discounted price.
Ashley - posted on 02/04/2009
My daughter was plagued by terrible diaper rash, I found that sometimes it was the diapers themselves that gave her the rashes but A&D on a clean bum and try to let them air dry as much as possible. If that doen't work try cloth diapers with plastic over pants I switched to cloth diapers and never saw diaper rash on with one of my kids there after.Good Luck
Holly - posted on 02/04/2009
When my son has a bad diaper rash I always try to give him a little diaper free time. I usually do this right after cleaning him up from a messy diaper to reduce the risk of a huge mess. It is best if their little bottoms can get a little air and even a little sunlight--it helps "toughen" the skin a bit. Before the new diaper goes on, use the diaper rash cream that works best for your little one. This has always made my son's diaper rash look better by the next diaper change. Best of luck!
Christy - posted on 02/04/2009
I had a friend whose child had a severe diaper rash to the point that the doctors were putting her on steroids. She used Arbonne's diaper rash creme and she said that worked great. I have a 14 month old who has had one diaper rash. I started him out on A&D but it just kept getting worse. Boudreaux's Butte Paste worked great. His rash cleared up in less than a day. Hope this helps.
Michele - posted on 02/04/2009
I used every diaper rash cream out there including what the doctor prescribed, nothing worked! Use Vasoline & Cornstarch. It is the best thing and heals the rash quickly! My daughter is 4 now and I swear by this! It can be messy, but it's worth it and inexpensive! Good luck
Jessica - posted on 02/04/2009
Sorry I just realized you replied with the triple paste. Other thing that worked was A&D oinment with the vaseline. Anytime he has a diaper rash I make sure I put vaseline over it because a doctor at childrens hospital said it was a great thing to do. Have you tried any diaper rash powders?
Jessica - posted on 02/04/2009
My son has very sensitive skin. I constantly change his diaper and he still gets diaper rash. I have tried EVERYTHING and the best thing for us is I out triple paste on and then put vaseline over it. The vaseline helps lock in the moisture of the triple paste and keeps it to last longer! Yes the triple paste is alittle expensive. Small bottle is $9 and large is $18 but it works great! Also I learned that when he has a diaper rash not to use baby wipes. Use a warm face cloth. When he poops yes i wipe the top layer off with a wipe but not touching the skin. I really have used everything under the sun. But the triple paste and vaseline over it is just fantastic!! Hope this helps! Good luck!
Helen - posted on 02/04/2009
Are you in America? 'cos products names may be a bit different...I always use a cream called Bepanthen, but when my son's nappy rash is bad I soak a nappy liner from a cloth nappy in hot chamomile tea with honey in it and place it on his bottom overnight inside his nappy, clears bad nappy rash up in two to three nights!