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

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Kelli - posted on 10/06/2009

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might be a yeast infection . i used to work at a daycare and there was a little boy that had an on going diaper rash that would NEVER go away - even with changing diapers . his parents took him to the dr and it was a yeast infection .

Meghan - posted on 10/06/2009

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This has always worked for me for my son the first time better than anything even prescription...Dunno why it works but it does.



Wash, slather on vaseline infused with aloe, then cover in cornstarch baby powder.

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Hi there I am from SA!! My dauther gets bad rash regurlary because she has alot af acid in her body! Everytime she gets a runny stomach she gets a rash! I have tried alot af stuff untill a Midwive told me to use Bactoban Ointment!! Her rash last 1 to 2 days max!! And you use very little. Works for us evertime! You can find it at any chemist. Good luck!

Shirley - posted on 10/06/2009

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Here's what I find to be effective to help avoid any rash:

1. change the baby as often as possible--yes it can get expensive with diapers but it helps remove the wetness from their skin

2. Air out their bottom between changes

3. I find using old fashion Petroleum Jelly works best-not only its less expensive but safer on the skin--because it doesnt contain any toxin that lots of these products contain.

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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It may be yeast. Call your doctor for Nystantin or Diflucan. Use Butt Paste (Yellow tube red writing with a cartoon baby) to prevent. It works so good. It's a little more expensive then A&D but it works so much better.

Maria - posted on 10/06/2009

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When my son had a rash from pooping to much, the doc gave me a mixture of aquaphor and maalox, sounds silly but its the creme ever, my neice had a rash and i gave them the rest of the mixture i had and it works so good, my sister loved it as well best stuff ever!!!!!

Erica - posted on 10/06/2009

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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!!!

Erica - posted on 10/06/2009

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I started putting Probiotic in my daughter's morning bottle. You can go to CVS and pick it up (just ask the pharmacist.) Get the capsule form, so you can just pull it apart and mix it in. That did the trick for us.

Stephanie - posted on 10/06/2009

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My son had the exact same thing use this cream called Buttcream.. you can by it from walmart. Its n a yellow tube with a white cap and its i the same isle as the other diaper rash ointments. It cleared my son up in about 2 to 3 days .

Gina - posted on 10/06/2009

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Have you tried the Burt's Bees Diaper Cream - my daughter had horrible diaper rash with sores and the Burt's Bees was the only thing that helps...now we just call it "The Good Stuff".

Lindsey - posted on 10/06/2009

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I put my kids in the bath and let them play (soak) for a while, and I use cocobutter's diaper rash cream, it works really good and it doesn't seem to sting them when I put it on

Michelle - posted on 10/06/2009

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I let my daughter run around in no diaper. Then when I did put one on her I used powder. Messy but worked!

Jill - posted on 10/06/2009

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Have you tried Triple Paste? its non prescription, but behind the pharmacy counter, just ask some one there, Worked like a charm!

Elaine - posted on 10/06/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

Get the lotrimin antifungal cream... works like a charm! :)



ye sit works great, but not more than three times a day because its medicated, and when u put it on use a desitin over it so it can help keep the lotrimin in place

Elaine - posted on 10/06/2009

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there are tow things i like....number one is "triple paste" it is a little expensive but its over the counter and i works great, and i also use the desitin "overnight relief" that is what i always put on my daughter......if its something that is really bad your doc. may give you a script for a mixture they will mix for you at the pharmacy, they can put all those creams together to make it easier for you...........hope this helps

Tracy - posted on 10/06/2009

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My younger son had problems with diaper rash a lot. My mom told me that if you cook cornstarch (burn it on the stove until it gets flaky) and put that on it will help with the diaper rash. And of course, she was right! It was great. Just put it in a pan on the stove and cook it, keep mixing it or it will stick to the pan. When its flaky, sticky let it cool and spread some on his tush. Hope this helps. Tracy

Sandra - posted on 10/06/2009

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My baby girl (14 months) had severe nappie rash after been to nursery for first time. Started changing her during night too so her bum would be less exposed to wee/poo. Also had to take her to GP as it didn't clear after 1 week. It appeared to be a candida infection so he prescribed a cortisone based cream which I applied thinly. Also stay clear of wet wipes as they tend to sting on the sore patches (Ines had several patches without skin on it , poor baby). use cotton and warm water instead. Make sure bum is nice and dry. Nursery gave me a baby powder called Ammens and low and behold it did the trick (combine with above). She is now better but I keep an eye on it and change her during night too. Hope it will get better soon.

Carol - posted on 10/06/2009

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My step daughter has the same issue she gets rashes often very sensative skin...My aunt told me to try a liquid anit acid due to the fact that her bowels and urine due to fruit and juice would have alot of acid in it.. Just dab it on with a cotten ball.. Addys rash was gone with in a day,, was amazing... Her doctor recommended it for her grandson......

Rachel - posted on 10/06/2009

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My sister in law had the same problem with her boys. They used something called "magic butt creme" (seriously that was what it said on the jar!) they got it from the doctor.

Cara - posted on 10/06/2009

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When my daughter had an extremely bad diaper rash, someone suggested browning flour and putting that on the rash. So I put some in a pan, let it get a little brown then waited for it too cool off. I then sprinkled some on her rash. It really seemed to help, you can save the extra flour for later.

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I have a really harsh case of nappy rash with my second boy.... I wash his bottom everytime he's passed a stool and give him a probiotic tablet for kiddies when I see it starting... Not sure where you are... Here in SA we get Probiflora Junior which works like a charm!!! Goodluck!!!

Sushma - posted on 10/06/2009

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Vaseline Petroleum jelly worked for my son. He had a bad rash that would not go away with cremes and keeping it dry. Use the jelly whenever you change the diaper.

Whitney - posted on 10/05/2009

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Every time my daughter gets a rash, I use Boudreaux's Buttpaste! I find it helps out GREAT! I put a good bit on her and after the next 2 or 3 diaper changes, IT IS GONE!!! Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 10/05/2009

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I had to use Desitin Overnight cream and sprinkle alot of baby powder over the top of it to keep it on..Worked for me! Good Luck!

Janil - posted on 10/05/2009

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Honestly skip all the expensive stuff and stick to corn starch. Best thing ever for any kind of rashes.

Stephanie - posted on 10/05/2009

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ok this might sound really silly but cornstarch!! dont buy the cremes. i've done daycare and so has my mother and grandmother. cornstarch cured it no problem!

Ellie - posted on 10/05/2009

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I used Balmex and was so amazed in the first use when i WENT TO CHANGE after the first use the rash disappeared it works like magic... It also wipes off easily it has aloe and vitamin E...THE NAME AGAIN IS BALMEX....BEST THING!!!

Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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My daughter is almost 2, and is famous for getting diaper rashes!! The best cure that I have found is to let her run around naked! Just watch out for when they pee!!!

Judith - posted on 10/05/2009

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I had the same thing happen to my daughter as soon as i changed the diaper brand it went away.

Marie - posted on 10/05/2009

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nothing would work for my daughter. The doctor told me - on your wrist mix HydroCortisone Cream and Lotrimne - a small amount of both and apply to diaper rash - I tell you, by the next diaper change it was GONE 100%. good luck to u

Anna - posted on 10/05/2009

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Try airing in the sunshine, cloth nappies. like a babmboo material as it is antibacterial or a zinc based cream

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.

Antoinette - posted on 10/05/2009

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I never liked A&D creme. it never worked. I always used desitin creamy with a diaper check every 30minutes.

Wendy - posted on 10/05/2009

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If you have put your child on whole milk he or she may be allergic to it. My nephew would get a diper rash after we had birthday parties. we thought it was the icing on the cake, it turned out that he is allergic to dairy products. now he is on soy milk.

Brittany - posted on 10/05/2009

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Let your baby run around the house without a diaper for a lil while each day til it goes away. And no juice until it's completely gone.

Jessey - posted on 10/05/2009

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put a cup of bakein soda in a warm shallow bath and let them sit for about 10 mins... dont rinse them off just pat dry and put a lil power on them b4 bed ... it will be gone by morning .. works like a charm on my two

Megan - posted on 10/05/2009

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It is probably a yeast infection. My daughter had one. Tried every cream imaginable, then the doctor took a look and said it needed Lotrimin Cream. Try going out to the drug store, Lotrimin cream is in the athlete's foot section. Get a small tube of that and some plain cornstarch baby powder or just plain old cornstarch. It will go away in a day or two easy. One of those you gotta experience it then you realize what it is kind of things.

Brooke - posted on 10/05/2009

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My daughter used to get diaper rashes BAD! She was disabled and spent most of her time in the hospital. When she'd get a diaper rash, she always ended up getting a yiest infection as well. They started putting ilex on her butt. It is really, really thick (no joke). So you can be sure that nothing touches your babies butt. The greatest thing about it is...you only put it on once a day. It WILL NOT come off using a diaper wipe and you're not suppose to "pick" it off. It requires you to soak your babies butt in the tub to get the butt paste off. It really works like a charm. You can get it here off the internet. Or ask you dr. about it :o)

Constance - posted on 10/05/2009

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I think it would be a good idea for you to take your child to the doctor. It might be something that needs something stronger than a topical cream. If its reoccurring it could indicate a skin problem and not something that you fix on your own.

Amy - posted on 10/05/2009

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My doctors triple paste, buy separate and mix at home: Zinc oxide 1%, Hydrocortisone1% and lotramin or miconazle 2% or ask your pharmacist sometimes they will mix it for you.. Makes a drastic difference over night. Good luck.

Laura - posted on 10/05/2009

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Bourdexs Butt Paste works WONDERS. & if that doesnt, it could be a yeast infection. Even boys get it and all u need is a tube of yeast cream, which your doctor can perscribe.

Julie - posted on 10/05/2009

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Hi Patty, my second child had a super sensitive bottom and when I put A&D and Desitin it made it worse!! He actually had some pretty mean looking open sores and I began to notice they actually got worse after I put on those different creams. So I started reading labels. A common skin irritant is found in many skin products: parabens. I realized all the creams I had tried had some version or paraben (methylparaben, etc.). So I looked for a diaper cream that didn't have those ingredients and I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste (you can get it at most stores that carry baby products. It's in a bright yellow box with red letters. This stuff is amazing!! As soon as I put it on my little one's bottom it instantly soothed him. I now use it on my little girl with the same great results, she screams while I am wiping her clean, but as soon as I get the Butt Paste on, she calms right down!!! Hope that helps you and your little one!!

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