how can i cure a diaper rash that won't go away (even with A&D creme)?

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Danielle - posted on 10/13/2009

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ask your doctor if it is a yeast infection... my son used to get really read and a little pufy rashes and the doctor said it was a yeast infection. i use lotramin af... or the target brand clotrimazole cream... takes the rash away in like 2 days tops.

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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If it won't go away with diaper rash cream, then It's probably not diaper rash only. It's a yeast infection. My daughter gets a yeast infection everytime she gets diarhea. I use nyastatin cream that the pediatrician gave me, but you can use over the counter external yeast medicine you would get at any store for a womans yeast infection. I swear it is totally safe!! Just make sure it's the external cream. Apply it every other diaper change and it will clear it up in 24 hours.

Amadea - posted on 10/04/2009

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i have also heard to use cornstarch...and thats coming from someone that back in the day that, thats all they had to use!

Carla - posted on 10/08/2009

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ultraviolet light will clear the rash up, but you should ask your ped. about it before subjecting the child to it so that they can tell you all of the proper precautions to take.

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Sandra - posted on 03/28/2013

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you can get yeast medicines over the counter that work just the same as the ones a doctor prescribes.

Leeca - posted on 10/12/2009

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Plain old vaseline. My Doctor said not to waste money on Desitin, A & D, or Balmex. He was right. I was using all three and not getting any results. But the vaseline worked and its cheep.

Di - posted on 10/10/2009

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my doctor told me to use baking soda in my daughters bath instead of soap and it worked great.

Amy - posted on 10/09/2009

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I've tried almost everything you can find for bad diaper rash and found that good ol Vaseline works the best for me!

Dana - posted on 10/09/2009

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This might sound weird but when my son would get diaper rash really bad I would put a little corn starch on it everytime I changed his diaper and it would go away in a day or 2!

Nakesha - posted on 10/09/2009

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i know this sounds very wierd, but use crisco. yes the veg. shortening. works miracles. use it tonight and by morning u will see.

Lara - posted on 10/09/2009

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my 2 year old son used to (and still every now and then) get horrible diaper rashes and sometimes they would turn to yeast infections... the best ointment in the world has to be Bag Balm, i've only been able to find it at walgreens and it's usually about $14. however, it's totally worth the money, i've been using the same little tub for over 7 months now!! you might want to also see if it goes away when taking something out of your child's diet. turns out that any kind of citrus juice gives my son a diaper rash! good luck!

Maritsa - posted on 10/09/2009

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Try "Locabiotal" It's actually for throat infection. Just spray it on and the next day you'll see that it's dry.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/09/2009

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diaper rashes are very tricky. if it is a yeasty rash then you need special cream that only a doctor can give you

Cristin - posted on 10/09/2009

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I use what is called Butt Paste. You can buy it at any Wal-mart. It works great. Good luck with the diaper rash.

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I have always found that if nothing is working, let bottom go naked for a few hours......depending on age.....you can let baby just rest and play without a diaper....if older, let them run around wihout a diaper for 1/2 hour at a time. I have found that the "air" really works.....and babies and toddlers really enjoy the "free feeling"!

Krista - posted on 10/09/2009

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Bathe your baby in a bath with baking soda. I usually just put an inch of water in the tub and some soda, and then let them sit and play. I do it twice a day. It has cured all of my kids diaper rash. I also use the A&D ointment (the white cream, not the vaseline like one). It is in a white with blue writing on it.

Krista - posted on 10/09/2009

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Bathe your baby in a bath with baking soda. I usually just put an inch of water in the tub and some soda, and then let them sit and play. I do it twice a day. It has cured all of my kids diaper rash. I also use the A&D ointment (the white cream, not the vaseline like one). It is in a white with blue writing on it.

Naralie - posted on 10/09/2009

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Try keeping her with out a pamper for a little while, sometimes it could also be she is allergic to the pamper. Did u try desitin? If u did and it still won't go away u should take her to the doc for medicated cream.

Hayley - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hey i used Paw Paw cream it is natural and worked a treat with my little man !!!

Awene - posted on 10/08/2009

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triple paste cream, works like magic. it dries the baby skin alittle but really does clear the rash and avoid wipes as much as you can.

Lindsey - posted on 10/08/2009

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If it wont go away no matter what, then I would go to the Ped about it. It could be yeast.

You can cure yeast without RX meds.



One way is to give Probiotics in milk or juice or even water. But the best way is to make a paste with the Probiotic powder and water and slather it on the bum and then diaper. If you use cloth this will NOT affect the diaper.



Another way is Gentian Violet. You can get it at Whole Foods or other health food stores.

This stuff with turn the bum purple and WILL ruin cloth diapers and clothing but it works like a charm on yeast.



If you use cloth diapers you can wash them in Vinegar or Grapefruit Seed Extract to kill the bacteria.



If its NOT yeast, the best thing to do is leave the diaper off for a while during the day. If you know when baby goes you can even let them be naked for nap time providing you have a waterproof barrier where they are laying and they wont have a poop during that time.



If nakey time is not an option the best diaper cream that I have ever used is California Baby. You can get it at Target.

You can also use just plain Lansinoh as well. Lansinoh also makes wipes that have lanolin in them and they are wonderful for giving a little extra protection against diaper rash.



Good luck.

Amelia - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting patty:

how can i cure a diaper rash that won't go away (even with A&D creme)?



I've always used Curash cream or Paw Paw gel in a small red tube. It always worked wonders for my son, although it works differently for all children. Worth a try to see which one works best for you little one.








 

Carla - posted on 10/08/2009

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ultraviolet light will clear the rash up, but you should ask your ped. about it before subjecting the child to it so that they can tell you all of the proper precautions to take.

Annette - posted on 10/08/2009

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Hello Patty if the dipear rash goes on too long call your Dotor,and see about getting the baby into the Dotor to look at them,and than they will write a prescribtion I hope I spelled that right for you to pick up at the pharmacy.Or try But Paste I used that and it helped better than A,& D creme did.It is called "Butt Paste" It works.Unless they are really sore than you can try,"Balme creme."It is like Destian creme."They got so many different stuff.But I would try the Butt Paste first or call your Dotor.Talk to you later.

Angela - posted on 10/08/2009

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I was having the same problem with a really stubborn rash on my daughter's behind and I spent a fortune trying to cure it. I discovered Aveno Diaper Rash Cream. This stuff is awesome. It's a little pricey but totally worth every penny. It's super thick (we are talking two hands squeezing the tube to get it out) and truly provides a thick coating between the diapers and their sensitive skin. I also discovered NOT to use regular baby wipes because this just irritated the skin more. Use either a wet wash cloth or if you still like being able to use disposible cloths get the kids flushable wipes that are made with water and contain no alchol.

Carla - posted on 10/08/2009

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May need to see the doctor. It may not just be a diaper rash, it could be a yeast rash. and also sometimes a diaper rash can get bacteria in it and cause an infection. You may need to start an antibiotic to get it cleared up

Persephone - posted on 10/08/2009

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Use corn starch!! I found that it cures a rash faster than the A&D and Desitin

Katie - posted on 10/08/2009

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CORNSTARCH HELPS YEAST GROW. IF IT IS YEAST DON'T PUT CORNSTRATCH ONIT. I DID IT WITH MY SON AND IT GOT WORSE. JUST ANTIFUNGAL CREAM OR MONISTAT

Marisa - posted on 10/08/2009

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thats what i did with my son also they can perscribe a nistantng (spelled wrong) powder since my son did better with powders then creams they both work really well and the over the counter creams work just the same and most come wth a anti ich cream that is very soothing for the baby my daughter would scratch so bad down there once put that on her she stopped

Rebecca - posted on 10/08/2009

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My little one had one that wouldn't go away and the doctor have him a prescription for a cream that is basically one you use for athletes foot, said had some yeast to it since was a moist environment...so I say try some cream for women's yeast infection.

Monica - posted on 10/08/2009

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desitin, if doesnt work, then mix water with a spoon of vinegar and flour, let it stand till becomes a paste then used, it last for 2 or 3 days, always cover when u finish using it.

Marisa - posted on 10/08/2009

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ask ur childs dr if it could be a yeast infection my daughter was prone to them and had to have a perscription nothing else would help and they were gettng really bad and worser and worser till they perscribed the topical cream

Stephanie - posted on 10/08/2009

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My son had a problem he always seemed to get a rash no matter how meany times I cleaned him So after talking to the Dr he gave me a medication called Nysatin it works great and get rid of the rash right away!

Tesha - posted on 10/08/2009

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The cornstarch remedy works very well with really bad diaper rash. Add a little bit of water to the cornstarch.. make into a paste basically and put on the babies butt. I had to do that a couple of times with my oldest kids and it worked very well. You could even put a little cornstarch in their bath while they soak in it. But just a little bit. That helps also. Usually clears up in a day or so.

LISA - posted on 10/08/2009

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lie ur baby on a towel without a nappie and pour the raw white of an egg on his bum, let it dry then put the nappie back on, do this a few times a day until it shows an improvement, it puts a false skin on the bottom and heals underneath xx

Christy - posted on 10/08/2009

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ask the dr for a script for nystatin cream......works wonders......and let your child run around without a diaper

Brittany - posted on 10/08/2009

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Many babies get yeast infections which look similar to diaper rashes my son had one and normally his diaper rash responded with A& D or Desitin, the doctor said it was a yeast infection and you can feed them Yogurt or even rub it on the diaper rash area... weird I know but that's what he said and it works!

Kirsten - posted on 10/08/2009

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Pure Corn Starch that you buy at the grocery store, put it on and the diaper rash is gone in the morning.

Candisse - posted on 10/08/2009

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apart from airing and trying to keep it as dry as possible try bathing th baby in pinetarsel at bath times in the day and at night its great and u can always use it for other suff too like chicken pox and rashes...goodluck...

Nadja - posted on 10/08/2009

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my youngest one is allergic to pretty much every diaper u can buy. we live in germany so we bought german diapers that are the only diapers he will not get a rash. just try other diapers or maybe its the babywipes. babywipes cn give rash too. try to use clean water to clean him.

Becky - posted on 10/07/2009

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My two boys have both recently had really bad diaper rash from a stomach flu they had, the best things that helped with it were:

1. Letting them air out between diaper changes. We live in New Mexico where its still warm, so they get to run in the back yard naked to air out when they have bad bums. Maybe you could do that also.

2. Making homemade butt paste (its SO much better than the store kind) You miz A & D ointment, Destin and cornstarch. Put even amounts of A&D and Destin, you can also put some Neosporin in it also.

I hope this helps.

Erika - posted on 10/07/2009

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There is a diaper rash oinment called butt paste. Best stuff in the world. My daughters rash go so bad it statred bleeding. I put that on at her night time diaper change and it was all cleared up by morning!

Sarah - posted on 10/07/2009

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Magic Butt Cream...Its wonderful my dr prescibed it for my daughter but here is the recipe you can make it yourself at home and it really does work.

1/2 tube of A&D zinc oxide cream 1TBSP bacitracin ointment and 1TBSP liquid Maalox.

I know it sounds weird but it really works my daughter had a rash so bad on her bottom that it started to crack and bleed and after 1 day it was already getting better and gone in like 3 days. Its the only thing I use. Hope it works for you too

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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Sorry if someone else said this: I feed my kids yogurt, it helps prevent. And make a cornstarch paste! Works wonders!!

Erica - posted on 10/07/2009

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Also, you can try a different treatment. I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste (I know--funny name) or it could be baby's allergic to the brand of diapers. My son had the same problem because I was using Huggies. I switched to Pampers and Luv's, used the Boudreaux's and he cleared up w/in a few hours.

Donna - posted on 10/07/2009

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My dr had me use Mylanta. She said it cuts the acid as soon as the baby urinates. Apply it with a cottonball and let it dry before putting the diaper back on.

Kelliann - posted on 10/07/2009

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My boys were funny I couldnt use rash cream other then aquafore... its great for everything, and try to just put unscented baby powder on it... that should help clear it up

Christal - posted on 10/07/2009

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The best cure for a diaper rash---mix a tub of Aqua Phor with malox. Just mix in enough malox to make it a creamy consistency. I live by it. The hospital sent us home with the mixture. It definitely works.

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