Jessa - posted on 11/22/2010 ( 88 moms have responded )
Ok ladies, I am in serious need of help from mom's who know. I am a mother of 4 soon to be 5 so I usually have the whole diaper rash thing under control, however my youngest (just 16 months) has had a diaper rash we have been combating for over 3 months now. He has been to the doctor twice, he has had two big tubes of the nystatin and the nystatin/steroid cream. He has been through a round of antibiotics, triple antibiotic ointment, anti fungal cream, yeast cream, every diaper rash ointment on the market, baby powder, plain cornstarch, baking soda baths and combinations of all of the above including some mixtures of the various creams and things that were suggested online. We have changed his diet, tried no gluten, no milk, etc. We have tried just plane vaseline, this worked for a while with using nearly an entire 13 oz jar of vaseline in a week we were putting so much on to create a barrier, we thought it was on the up and up (had it nearly whipped) and this morning when I opened his diaper, just urine, he was all broke out, bleeding, weeping, and bumpy again.
The doctors don't seem to have a clue what is causing all this and I am currently at a loss and wits end. It breaks my heart to open his diaper and see all the redness and issues. If any of you have ever gone through this please let me know what you found in your experience, we are open to just about any suggestion at this point.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions and help, I know we can't be the only family to go through this.