my baby has a really bad rash but nothing seems to work i tried a whole bunch of creams
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Ashley - posted on 07/23/2010
if your child still has a rash the best treatment isnt creams....my daughter had one and prescibed creams didnt help....maybe you should try oatmeal in their bathwater....run some water and pour in the oatmeal and then let them play in it for about 10 mins. be sure to swish the water around the area where the rash is at a few times.....you should see a difference when you take them out....then when you go to put a diaper on...if its in that area place a teabag in the diaper and it should go away
Jane - posted on 07/29/2010
if it is a satellite rash, little bumps all over, then it could be a "yeast rash". you'll need an Rx from the doctor for Nystatin. treat it w/
1st Bactracin w/Aloe,
2nd then Nystatin, then
3rd diaper cream and then
4th vaseline at every diaper change. it's a pain, but it's effective.
it will take a while to get rid of and when it looks like it's gone, keep up the routine for another week. my daughter got them for a while last year. warm weather usually causes them to happen more often. best to wipe them w/wet paper towels intead of wipes during this period too. get a pee pad at the store and let him sleep w/out a diaper as much as you can.
also, i always put either vaseline or aquaphor on her bum at every diaper change when she doesn't have a rash, it keeps the pee and poo from sticking to her skin and lessens the chance of another rash.
Making sure they are COMPLETELY dry after bathing ect. is important otherwise you are just trapping the moisture. I know that Apple juice can lead to rashes, I dont know exactly why though. I found straight vaseline worked the best for my daughter to keep the urine from getting to her skin.Gently clean, dry and apply a thin layer of vaseline at each diaper change may help and also maybe letting the baby "air out" for a little bit b4 putting a new diaper on. I hope this helps.
Alex - posted on 07/24/2010
well i have a 22 month old daughter who also suffers from the same as your baby. we tried everything then i went to try this cream it is called daktozin ointment a nappy rash associated with fungal infections.you can get it at any chemist in adelaide but my advise is go to chemist wherehouse you will only pay $9.00 itis a 15g tube. guarentee it will work. in a few days my daughters rash was cleared up.from alex
so how is the baby? have you tried any of these thing ppl are telling? I would like to know what you have done and is he better? one point someone said it could just be the pampers and dont put powder either and give baby lots of bath till its better and never let him pee more than twice in a pamper till its better. and change his poop right away. i wouldnt use any cream till u do all this first and it just maybe the pampers MY SON WAS LIKE THAT TOO. let me know plz how he is. tks and good luck
Dawn - posted on 07/22/2010
I had to take Gannon to the Dr recently because of a nasty rash. I tried everything- creams, stopped using wipes and used wet paper towels to wash and dry him, bathed him twice a day, let him run naked... It just got worse. The Dr said it was a rash caused by too much acid in his diet (citrus fruits and juices, tomato products, etc). She gave us a prescription for the same cream used for yeast infections and it was gone within 24 hours.
Kelly - posted on 07/22/2010
Throw away Desitin it is horrible for the baby. I used to work for 7 pedi drs and they said they hated it!! It practically pulls the skin when you have to rub it off!! They said to only use Dr Smiths ointment sold at Walgreens, Kroger, etc. If it is really bad you probably need an antibiotic. Hope this helps!!
Mary - posted on 07/22/2010
sounds crazy but if u brown a lil flour and put it in his diaper like u do powder it works miracles my daughter had a bad rash and my sister n mom told me about it n i was like ur crazy but we tried it and it was gone completly gone the next day just put a lil flour in a hot skillet let skillet get hot brown flour and let it cool off then u'll be a believer
Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2010
My Daughter had a vicious rash for much of her first year, I tried everything and finally after seeing the doctor a few times she got tested for a urinary tract infection. she had one that was making her urine super acidic so that was what was causing her rash. Check with your doctor if nothing is working.
Cynthia - posted on 07/21/2010
I, also used butt paste. Boudreaux butt paste. IT works. My daughter had a really bad rash after a stomach flu. We tried
destin, A@D, nothing worked., until the butt paste. However, I agree with the others at least called your Dr. Good luck.
Jessi - posted on 07/21/2010
I heard that baby powder can cause breathing problems,but i'm not a nurse. my favorite cream is Calmoseptine. My doctor even recommended it to me. It isn't advertised as a diaper cream but it's active ingredient is the same as all the other ones, just stronger. You can find it in a pharmacy, if they don't have it, they can order it. You'll have to go to the counter and ask for it. I pronounce it calm-o-septine.
Both my kids have had REALLY BAD rashes that got to the point of open sores. What i do is at a diaper change, make sure their butt is completely dry (blow on it, fan it, whatever) then i put some triple antibiotic **ointment** on (not the cream, it will come off with the diaper cream) and then put the diaper cream on top of that. That's what my doctor told me to do, it completely cleared up within a week. You may want to go get it checked first though, the other moms are right, it may be a yeast rash if there are bumps.
People say they have tried every cream, maybe diaper cream, but probably not the stuff I swear by.
Elizabeth - posted on 07/21/2010
My son got his first rash at 11 months old. It went from spotty and pink to spotty and raw red in 2 days. I tried every cream and powder out there... even stopped useing whipes and started cleaning his bottom in the sink. Whe he was finally able to be seen at the Dr. He was prescibed an anti fungal cream, for yeast infection. The cream cleared it right up in about 4 days.
Tatjana - posted on 07/20/2010
my kids are 9 and 4 and this is what we went through: diaper rashes that wouldn't go away after I quit breastfeeding and switched to formula; pee and loose stools made it flare up to open sores so after months and months of prescription and over counter creams I found help here.
- throw away creams, they seal in moisture
- switch to corn starch baby powder(only thing that works), I think Johnson's makes it-BabyRus, go overboard with it!!!!
- for very sore bottoms we used vaseline or Aquaphor on rectum only, if loose stools burned after EVERY stool-it healed it pretty good, and we used corn starch powder next to vaseline(not on top) to soak in any moisture in the diaper
- also my boys went diaper free or in cotton undies and corn starch powder when they got so bad that I had to take days off work, we are on the farm so that was easy.
- eliminated dairy milk 2 yrs.ago and we are rash free for last 2 yrs.
- my oldest had a rash flare ups from acidic drinks and foods, google diaper rash from acidic foods and cut them out for 1-2 weeks. we also switched to 100% juicy juice apple and white grape only diluted 50% with water and that helped SO much. after age 4 both kids are back on dairy, no problems. God Bless chiropractors to know their nutrition facts. My pediatrician wasn't too worried about our rashes :(( and also told me that diapers can't cause rashes-yeah right.
- loose stools? it's coming from the tummy so start working on what goes in her body and not packing her with meds( I tried-didn't work)
- eliminate yeast infection first with your doc and take stool samples to test for intestinal troubles
- does rash get worse with pee and poo-very acidic urine burns, do your math.
Hope your little one heals soon, I remember crying with my little ones so many times.
fb-email me if any more questions :)
Heather - posted on 07/20/2010
Try using Aquaphor ointment and body wash for babies. I have three children with eczema and it has worked every time. Aquaphor is very mild and it lets your baby's skin breath. The best place to find it is CVS, Target, or Walmart.
Elizabeth - posted on 07/20/2010
i have got cream from my doctors for my son rashes but u could also try udder butter (get that at a tractor supply company aka tsc) it comes in a green tin it worked wonders for my son and we also tried a cream call butt paste for babys we had found that at walmart in our baby dept( the box is yellow and has a picture of a baby on it) i hope this is helpful and hope ur baby gets better
Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2010
Try lots of naked time. If you child is still in disposable diapers and it is hot the moisture gets stuck in there. This is a big cause of all sorts of rashes. If it is yeast it will look like itty bitty pimples all over where the rash is. Best bet is to take him to see the doctor.
Deborah - posted on 07/19/2010
Its hard to guess without seeing it, a pink rash could be nappy rash or heat rash. Has it been hot where you are? Can you leave him without a nappy lying on a towel or something in case of accidents.I found out that my daughter was illergic to most nappy rash creams and it would only irritate her more, She also can't wear Pampers they bring her up in a rash almost instantly. if you are concerned you should go see a doctor who can maybe advice on a specific cream.
Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010
I would go to the doctor, yeast needs a perscription, or over the counter medication (which you shouldnt buy until you know what a yeast rash looks like because this stuff should only be used for those types of rashs on children).
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