Help! My little 14 mnth old girl has the worst diaper rash- any ideas?

Shelly - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 193 moms have responded )

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Ive tried Destin. pixsalve....oatmeal bath, bigger diapers, changing often. And they rashes keep returning, she seems to get these every time she also gets a new tooth.. Any recomendations?

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Amber - posted on 10/09/2009

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This may continue until she is out of diapers with the teething thing. The only thing I can recommend is Bag Balm. I dont know if you have ever heard of it before. Go to you local pharmacy and ask for it. It comes in a green tin with a pic of a cow on it. I promise it is the best thing you could use and it is completely safe. Everytime you change her put more on. I would not recommend completely wiping it all of due to the cloth causing more irritation on her. Use a wet wipe or very gently wipe her with a washcloth and then add more and dont be affraid to put a tablespoon or more on her. I have used it for everything from a small cut to big gashes. It does not smell the best but really who cares if it helps your child and gets rid of the pain for them. I would prolly give her something for the pain as well. The best of luck to you and I hope it works for you like it has worked for me.

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Tara - posted on 10/26/2009

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My daughter gets really bad rashed every time she gets a tooth as well. One time it got so bad the doctor gave her antibiotics and it cleared right up. But usually the best way to clear it from home is to take off her diaper throughout the day as much as possible and let it air out. Also, I put her in the shower and spray her down instead of changing her with baby wipes, so that nothing has to rub against it and irritate the skin any worse. At night I use the creamy A&D.

Holly - posted on 10/26/2009

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Sounds to me like she only breaks out in the rash during teething which is when my son does also because for some reason it causes diahrea and the acid in the diahrea is what makes his butt break out but i started with desitin and that diddnt work but i did notice that bag balm works really well...

Mary Louise - posted on 10/26/2009

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Old time solution and it works! Mix 1 to 1 corn starch and A&D ointment. Apply thick and with every diaper change .... and change that diaper every time baby wets! I know, it's a lot of diaper changes but well worth the effort when you see a nice little bottom as the result.

Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2009

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Aveeno diaper rash cream works wonders. it was the only thing that worked for my son. Goodl uck. I hope everything gets better. :)

Christy - posted on 10/24/2009

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My son did the same thing. It seemed that the two always came together. Try Bourdeuz Butt Paste or Arbonne Diaper Rash Cream. Good luck! If these dont help you may need an RX salve.

Yolanda - posted on 10/24/2009

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Vasline and baby powder it works!!! make it into a paste and put it on baby's bottom

Rosanna - posted on 10/20/2009

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Well there are two things try changing your brand of diapers some diaper give babies diaper rash . Also try using corn starch that is very helpful.

Jen - posted on 10/19/2009

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My son has the same problem when he is teething. you can get some nystatin or happy hiney from your doctor. the nystatin works great. my son gets rashes so bad they bleed and this stuff clears it up in a day or 2! good luck and don't worry this is normal for some babies when they teeth.

Melanie - posted on 10/18/2009

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My little girl get's bad bad diaper rash's the only thing that works for her is vaseline and put it on thick and when she is dirty i wash her off with just plan warm water the diaper whips burn's her bottom and a lot of airing out and in a few days she is all cleared up , she has been getting them from the time she was 7 days old and she is now 20 month's old . i tryed just about everything to help and the only thing that works is just plan vaseline . I hope it help's your baby

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2009

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you should really see your doctor first and formost... but, a yeast cream (if they look like little zits) is nystatin... it doesn't have to be prescribed and it usually clears up most of problem by next day... just remember to always wash your hands before, so you don't add new germs while trying to get rid of other germs... one other thing you can get your doctor to confirm that your child does not have MRSA, or other bigger issues that present themselves first as a rash...

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Run a warm bath, not too hot of course... add NOTHING but corn starch (PURE) and let baby soak, dry off and if possible use A&D or Triple Paste and let baby sleep without a diaper over night and it's guaranteed to improve by morning... have done this a million times with both girls oldest 11 and youngest almost 2... both sensitive to everything it seemed and diaper rash prone. Good luck and God bless!

Brenda - posted on 10/18/2009

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MAKE a paste out of cornstarch and water and put that on the area that has the rash on it everyday for a week and that should make it go away if not try some benadryal anti itch cream hope this helps

Kellie - posted on 10/17/2009

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When my kids had a bad diaper rash I would give them acidaphilus (sp)? I would get the capsuls, break them and put it in water or juice for them to drink. In a day or so it would go away. I would check into it if I were you it really helped and as far as I know it is harmless it is just a vitamin. Good luck hope something works out.

Rainy - posted on 10/16/2009

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I haven't read all the other responses you recieved, but do you use scented diapers on her? My daughter ALWAYS broke out when we put her in one. Huggies and kirkland (costco brand) were the best for being non-irritating. We also just used a little corn starch in her diaper and would let her sit in some warm baking soda water too. (desitin would make her breakout worse)

Juliette\Monette - posted on 10/16/2009

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I have 4 kids and one on the way, when my 4th got a rash I had never delt with that before and like you I tried everything, too embarressed to got to the doctors i put it off for soo long but when I finally gave up and went it turned out nothing was working because she didn't have a rash she had a yeast infection...Have you looked into that yet? you should...and just incase....."the best rash treatment there is, is BAG BALM"

Angela - posted on 10/16/2009

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I always used A&D with baby powder and change often.. I watch a little girl and she was getting rashes really bad that they were bleeding..her mom took her in and she was getting yeast infections...so had to keep her dry as much as we could...good luck

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2009

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Put reguar corn starch in a sock and pat her bottom every change with the sock...it's what they did brfore all these diaper creams and it works wonders..I used it on all four of my girls

Arifah A - posted on 10/16/2009

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Powder on her bum, and let her run around without a diaper for a lil while let the air get to it, it needs to dry out then it'll go away!

Aracely - posted on 10/16/2009

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u can try an ointment called DR.SMITHS DIAPER OINTMENT...i love this stuff...i can honestly tell u that it really does work...n this stuff dont sting the way other ointments do...u can find it at walmart,cvs,or walgreens...u really need to try it...u can honestly c results with in a few hrs...

Ashley - posted on 10/16/2009

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Amber Levengood recommened Bag Balm and I agree. My son just recently had a really bad diaper rash. His skin looked like if I wiped him one more time he would bleed it was so sad. I took him to the doctor I was so concern but they didn't do anything but tell me to use diaper cream real heavy so I took matters into my own hands. I switched to bag balm and would put it on like I was frosting a cake b/c the thing is u want a bearier between the skin and the bodliy fluids b/c poo breaks down the skin. Don't use wet wipes and when you give her a bath put a little baking soda in the bath water b/c if it has any yest in the infection it will clear it up. It works trust me!

Sarah - posted on 10/16/2009

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Don't beat yourself up- I am a nurse with three kids, and mine get it too! Watch acidic foods, citrus, tomato etc. This is actually pretty common with teething. I really like Triple Paste, but those things work best if you keep it on ALL the time to prevent rashes, rather than after the rash starts. I give Tylenol for pain too when it gets really awful.

Arleeta - posted on 10/16/2009

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My girls were the same way. My doc suggested vagisil (i know weird right? lol) and it worked! After each diaper changed, I didn't use wipes, I wet a paper towel to wipe and I put vagisil and vaseline to top it off. Both my daughter's rashes went away.

Dyane - posted on 10/16/2009

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I use Butt Paste. With every diaper change i put it on her and by the next day it is gone. Somethings i also give her a baking soda bath

Cassie - posted on 10/16/2009

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it really helps if you put her in the tub with a bar of soap in it. just let the soap stay in the tub and it will really calm the rash down

Nichole - posted on 10/16/2009

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when my son has a really nasty diaper rash i like to do a mix of a&d with zinc & then lather vasaline over the top of that. it really seems to coat nicely & keep the pee & stuff away from the raw skin.

Dana - posted on 10/16/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter that is the only time she would get a rash and it was awful. I always used Lotriman its a cream used for athletes foot and jock itch its an anti fungal it worked wonders!!!!!

Marjolaine - posted on 10/16/2009

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the pamper diapers gave my daughter the worst diaper rash. It took me some time to figure out it that it was that brand of diaper. Maybe its the frangrance they put in. Try changing diaper brand for a couple of days.

Angela - posted on 10/16/2009

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once my son had a really bad rash from some pineapple juice and desitin wouldnt work i tried gold bond baby powder and it went right away, hope it helps

Lisa - posted on 10/16/2009

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My son has this problem as well. He is 18 months. i asked my dr about it because they get so bad that he wont sit down. He said that a diaper rash like that can be considered a burn. he perscribed silvadine. it is the only thing that i found that works. and it works within hours! its not expensive either because i dont have insurance. Give it a try. i know you and your baby will deffinitly be pleased!

Adele - posted on 10/16/2009

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Hi there, i have three children and when it comes to teething napy rash alsways is always there. i have tride everything you can think of and this is what worked for me: Fuller's earth from Leon, also mix zinc caster oil salf - medaspore - very small amount of fryers balsem and Bephanthim (sorry for the spelling) just ask your pharmasist. Also have a look at what she drinks noooo Oros or sour drinks like appel, organge ..... this helps the nappy rash.



hope this works for you :-)

Cathie - posted on 10/15/2009

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try ural sachets to dilute her urine and also condies crystals sit baths ( just ask your chemist) the crystals turn the water purple, and the tub brown and also the bottom !! I use an old plastic tub and an old towel for drying. Very soothing on the bot !

Sue - posted on 10/15/2009

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I like using a combination of 3 things Bordeaux's Butt Paste, Bag Balm, corn starch/baby powder. I use Bordeaux's Butt Paste during the day, Bag Balm & corn starch at night. These things have worked better than the prescription powder that our dr. prescribed everytime. hope these things help!

Vanessa - posted on 10/15/2009

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I have found with my daughter who get's rashes very easy that the balmex/desitin zinc oxide creams do NOTHING.....Nystatin cream works great for yeast rashes...otherwise I use Calmoseptine or triple paste...the butt paste works great too! Good luck!

Vanita - posted on 10/15/2009

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inbetween diappers give her a bath in warm baking soda water it will sooth a bit. i would also try changing the brand of diaper she may be allergic, and make a dr apt. it may be something worse.

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BAG BALM IS THE SAVIOR OF DIAPER RASH... I KNOW IT SOUNDS UNREALISTIC, BUT I HAVE 3 KIDS, THE OLDEST BEING 9 1/2 AND I 100% SWEAR BY IT! 1 DAY AND THAT RASH WILL B GONE!

Brandi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Desitin Overnight in the purple tube/canister is THE best! Cake it on at night and the rash will be gone the next morning. Rub some on your finger and then try to rinse it off with water....and you will see why it works so good! Good luck!!

Jennifer - posted on 10/15/2009

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Triple Paste, works EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! Kind of expensive, but that's why it works. Only have to use once or twice. Make sure area is dry before you put it on, and also don't use baby wipes (it irritates the skin even more)...use a warm washcloth. Trust me it works.

Shylo - posted on 10/15/2009

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Try CORONA Its an ointment in a yellow tube with a red cap. i know it says for animals but i used it for my daughters rash and in two uses it was gone

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try bag balm it is really good use corn starch instead of reg powder .. also try giving the child a baking soda bath hope this works ..

Brooke - posted on 10/15/2009

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bad blam is the best. whenever my sons starts to break out, it clears it right up =)

Maria - posted on 10/15/2009

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This sounds like a yeast rash. My daughter had a rash that wouldn't go away and i tried several different rash creams. It would seem like it was getting better and then it would flare up again. Her doc said to try triple paste but only after i used the medicated rash ointment she prescribed. Hope this helped.

Brittany - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son is 16 mos and he gets them really bad too.... we have a perscription cream but i use bag balm... its AWESOME! seriously... it clears it up in like literally hours... many will say that teething has nothing to do with diaper rashes but i think it def does.... she must have really sensitive skin like cam does

Brittany - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son is 16 mos and he gets them really bad too.... we have a perscription cream but i use bag balm... its AWESOME! seriously... it clears it up in like literally hours... many will say that teething has nothing to do with diaper rashes but i think it def does.... she must have really sensitive skin like cam does

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