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

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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.

Kelly - posted on 10/07/2009

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It may not be a diaper rash, it may be a yeast infection, which is very common in boys and girls as babies.. I would have it looked at and if you don't want to do that, try and soak him/her in the bath tub and then put corn starch on the rashed area :) I work at a daycare and have 2 of my own, I see a lot of rashes :) Hope this helps

Dana - posted on 10/07/2009

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you have to get a cream with zinc in it. you might have to go to the doctor and have them give you a sample tube. I just went through this with my 2 year old and the cream helped over night. Also, if you just changed your brand of diapers this could also cause a rash.

Amber - posted on 10/07/2009

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1) cloth diapers are great during an awful rash BUT I found that they too would cause the rash until my mom told me to rise them in vinegar after they were washed. It helped sooo much.

2) there is a cream called ButtPaste works well.

Ana - posted on 10/07/2009

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Quoting Elisha:

what i did with my child i would take off the diaper and not clean him with wipes b/c the wipes make it worse. use a wet paper towel or cloth clean their bottom then let there bottom air out or i would just go wash his butt in the water. when i give him a bath i would bath him with aveeno bath for babies. rub the powder on their bottom and let them stay in the water with that for a few minutes. when you finish air their bottoms then put a diaper then diaper cream. if it keeps getting worse call your childs doctor so they can give you something stronger to get rid of the rash.



That's right wipes always made my babies' worse. I rinsed them after their diapers and made sure I was gentle when I dried or washed it!

Ana - posted on 10/07/2009

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air! as often as you can stand, change the diaper every chance you get ,no dyes or perfumes,no juice and more water (unless the baby is on formula then stick with that of course), give baby a bath more often (dry thoroughly), if you haven't already tried Desitin makes a diaper cream I have found very effective *I find that the creamy works way better than the original. Also our pediatrician gave my child niacin cream once cleared it up right away!

Make sure it stays clean and dry all day and as much as you can at night.

Dorothy - posted on 10/07/2009

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I always used Balmax for both my boys. I also would let them air out their bottoms. Good luck, I hope this helps and that your baby feels better soon.

Karla - posted on 10/07/2009

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whenever my 2 year old has a rash..i use a powder called caldesence...you can get it at wal mart or a pharmacy...when i work for a pharmacist he actually told me about it..its works awesome..its in a pink or blue bottle...either one will work...

Carianne - posted on 10/07/2009

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In addition to my own two children I worked for 5 years on a Chronic Care Ward in a Nursing Home where I changed a minimum of 20 diapers a shift and, trust me, adults can get diaper rash too.



First get it checked by the doctor to ensure it's not fungal.



Second, treat the rash you have. Dead Sea Mineral Salts in a tub to soak will help if the child can sit in the tub. The Magnesium helps the skin to heal & the Sulfur is a natural disinfectant. If the doctor does not give a prescription cream use this mixture that I learned about in the nursing home. Half Zinc Oxide, half Petroleum Jelly and add in Iodine until it's a dark orange colour. (Watch because the Iodine will stain if you spill). Straight Zinc Oxide is a good barrier but is difficult to get off and will hold any bacteria from urine & stool. By adding the petroleum jelly the zinc oxide is easier to remove & the iodine will help the skin to heal.



ONE BIG THING TO REMEMBER!! And, again, this is from experience. Lathering on any cream will decrease the effectiveness of the diaper. We've all seen how the cream from baby's bum transfers onto the diaper. That transfer actually blocks the diaper from properly absorbing the urine & can cause overflow. Only use enough to cover the area that is affected and do not wipe excess onto the diaper.



Changing diaper brands is an option, with my youngest we could only use name brand diapers. Store brands gave him a contact rash across his back & belly that eventually spread onto his legs. We tried cloth with the oldest but, even though we changed him with every pee, he had chronic yeast infections. We switched to disposable which were better but the folds of his fat little legs were prone to the yeasty rash.



Corn Starch works great (especially on the yeast rashes) but not for over night or if there is no rash. The cornstarch absorbs the urine and holds it next to the skin instead of allowing the diaper to absorb it which can cause a diaper rash instead of prevent it.



Best of luck, I know you've received a lot of advice on this one

Janet - posted on 10/07/2009

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The same thing happened to me. If its little red dots and the area appears thicker than the surrounding area its probably a fungal rash which will be cleared up using nystatin cream

Desiree - posted on 10/07/2009

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It could be a yeast infection if it won't go away. You should take him to the doctor's and have it checked

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The best think I found is "Butt Paste". I know the name sounds crude, but it's the only thing that would heal up my son's diaper rash. It dried up the blister's fast. In addition to this I would give him warm baths.

Amber - posted on 10/07/2009

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let your baby lay out naked. for my daughter i got the puppy pee pads and laid her on them just incase she had an accident. it helped alot.dont use baby powder. and change the diaper more often.

Amber - posted on 10/07/2009

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Depending on how bad the rash is you might want to take him/her into the doctor. I had to do that with my daughter and they will give u a prescription cream and that should help clear him/her up. And then if it comes back just keep it with u, and u can use it again.

Elisha - posted on 10/07/2009

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what i did with my child i would take off the diaper and not clean him with wipes b/c the wipes make it worse. use a wet paper towel or cloth clean their bottom then let there bottom air out or i would just go wash his butt in the water. when i give him a bath i would bath him with aveeno bath for babies. rub the powder on their bottom and let them stay in the water with that for a few minutes. when you finish air their bottoms then put a diaper then diaper cream. if it keeps getting worse call your childs doctor so they can give you something stronger to get rid of the rash.

Lindsay - posted on 10/07/2009

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i didnt read everyones so they might of said this already but Caldensene did wonders its pink and blue bottle and its a powder -- you can get it at walgreens rit aid ect -- it seemed to be the only thing to take it away. good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 10/07/2009

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Sometimes it can be the diaper. huggies brand is the only on my daughter can wear. and have you tried the burt's bees? it works wonders.

Alexandria - posted on 10/07/2009

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Go to the doctor it could be a fungus...If it is you can use Your diaper rash creme and an antifungul creme and it should clear in about a week...Some people children are very sensitive and it may require a change of diaper brand or even using all natural diapers until the rash has cleared. More frequent changes also and what i liked to do if my son got a rash was let him go au natural n catch a breeze...warning though u may have some pee around the house to clean

Sarah - posted on 10/07/2009

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It might be a yeast infection. Babies get it on their sensitive bottom areas. You can use the over the counter yeast infection cream like monostat. I know it sounds wierd, but when my first child was 8 months old she had a rash that wouldn't go away and kept getting worse. That was what it was. After applying the cream twice it looked way better. Good luck!

Rockell - posted on 10/07/2009

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All my kids had that problem when i bought the cheap diapers! Huggies were the ONLY diapers all my kids could wear that would not give them the diaper rash!!!! hopefully that helps!!!

Bianca - posted on 10/07/2009

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it could be thrush use your normal nappy rush cream with a anty fungle it should clear up soon . jkjh

Bianca - posted on 10/07/2009

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it could be thrush use your normal nappy rush cream with a anty fungle it should clear up soon . jkjh

Valerie - posted on 10/06/2009

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You have to let them diaper free for at least 30mins. It suck I just kept my son on tile floor for 30mins that way no BIG messes.

Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2009

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Try ButtPaste. It works wonders. You can get it at stores like Walmart, Walgreens etc. It is kind pricey. But well well worth it! You just have to use a little bit. My sister-in-law told me about it and when my son would get a little red we would use it and it would clear right up. I love the stuff.

If this does not work, you may need to take your little one to the doctor. I worked in peds and there are just some that you can not clear up with OTC cream and you may need something stronger. But first try the ButtPaste. A lot of times we recommended this for parents to try first before getting the prescription.

Hope that this helps

CECILIA - posted on 10/06/2009

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My baby is pretty big since he was born and my mom recommended putting corn starch everytime i bath him and fortunately it has worked.. I always get compliments on his skin it is soo smooth. Try putting corn starch everytime actually it doesnt have to be just when bathing him. It does do miracles!

CECILIA - posted on 10/06/2009

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My baby is pretty big since he was born and my mom recommended putting corn starch everytime i bath him and fortunately it has worked.. I always get compliments on his skin it is soo smooth. Try putting corn starch everytime actually it doesnt have to be just when bathing him. It does do miracles!

Dawn - posted on 10/06/2009

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Could be a fungal infection or a yeast infection, might need a trip to the doctor to get a cream. My son had a fungal infection that we were fighting for a while with regular cream and the prescription stuff cleared it right up

Twylla - posted on 10/06/2009

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sprinkle corn starch on it.....that is all I have used on both of my kids....works awsome...and its cheap...they use to use it way back when...lol

Lucia - posted on 10/06/2009

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how old is ur baby. i had nappy rush with my old's son when i had him the hospital cloth nappy gave him a bad rush, i as the nusre ask if that a nappy rush and she sad no. so when i got home i put him in dispole nappy and the next time i change him the rush was gone. when they wash the cloth nappy they put it in some wash power. when i had my dauhter i toke me on displeo nappy and she did not have a nappy rush while she was in the hospital. good luck with all the ideas wehave give. hope we can stay in touch. Lucia

Hope - posted on 10/06/2009

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I had the same problem with my 21 month old daughter, and it was to the point that her dad & I had to take her to her doctor because diaper changing time was a fight. She screamed bloody murder, and we found out that she had a yeast and bacterial infection. Which meant she had to have a special prescription for both.. My suggestion, since I went through the same thing only three weeks ago, is go to the doctor and let them look at it. It might be something more than just a normal diaper rash!

Olivia - posted on 10/06/2009

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I have always been told that if you put them in a cloth diapper it clear it right up!!! Never actualy tried this... but its worth a shot!!! sorry your having problems i know thats pain full for your baby and stressful for you!!! GOOD luck

Joely - posted on 10/06/2009

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I have dealt with diaper rash and have found with my kids load the diaper with cornstarch especially before sleeping and after baths. If that doesn't help. cloth diapers and if that doesn't help. Birthday suit and if they toddle to much for that take the diaper off and let them sleep on a cotton bed padmake sure to but a cloth diaper or receiving blanket over them esp. if this is a lil man we are talking about. Good luck.

Nancy - posted on 10/06/2009

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You don't mention what it looks like but assuming it's not a yeast issue, here's what worked for us after a week+ long diarrhea bout. Give the bum "air time" (I suggest tile floors) as much as you can, when cleaning up for diaper changes, use only water (ie. limit the use of baby wipes/chemicals) and then give a healthy slather of Ihle's Paste. Ihle's Paste is excellent as a healer AND a barrier cream! Unbelievable!

Allie - posted on 10/06/2009

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heya my neighbour told me to try a creme called lucas paw paw i tried it but didnt have any success so ended up at the accident and emergency pharmacy and she recommended that i try a cream called sudocream and it works wonders his rash was gone away after one application. hope it helps nappy rashes suk gud luck

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When my daughter has had a rash, I stop using baby wipes completely until it clears up (usually a few days). Instead, I use a wet wash cloth with mild baby soap. It works pretty quickly.

Lucia - posted on 10/06/2009

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put the baby in worm water for a 30min the dry the put this cream i us it for my dauther and it works all the thime just put the cream for three days Daktozin. then the rush should go away. Curash cream. and see how it gose.



Lucia

Meghan - posted on 10/06/2009

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Lotrimine, might be a yeast rash instead of traditional. Lotrimine cream (like for athlete's foot) will clear that up.

Angie - posted on 10/06/2009

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Sorry to hear, my baby developed a horrible diaper rash within the 1st month. My mom put vaseline, and sprinkled some Maizena (Corn Starch) on her bottom, within 3 days it had healed and looked normal again.



I say try it, and then also apply a warm wet cloth to the affected area. :)



Hope this helps!! :)

Kelli - posted on 10/06/2009

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Quoting Erica:



Quoting Christina:

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.






We used the Nystatin also! It worked great!!!





Nystatin is a miracle worker . my daughter had ring worms and it cleared that out in less than a week !

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