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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Joy - posted on 10/11/2009

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My son had a really bad diaper rash once that wouldn't go away, no matter what I tried, so I tood him to the doctor, and it turned out he had a yeast infection. The ointment they prescibed cleared it up super fast.

Adrean - posted on 10/11/2009

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Hey! I didn't take the time to read all the threads so someone may have already suggested this. Have you tried using unscented wipes and changing diaper brands? I used Resinol in my kids and it always cleared it up within a day or so. I had to ask the pharmacist for it at Wal-Mart ( why I don't know) and I have found that not all Walmarts have it. Diaper rash can burn really bad so I hope you find something that works fast!

Tajma - posted on 10/11/2009

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Hello
My daughter use to get them pretty bad too and none of the diaper rash products woked either, so i tried Monastat or any brand of yeast cream. Because the diaper rash is also considered a fungus and it worked along with some baby powder w/ cornstarch. I hope ur baby girl feels better soon....
P.S.
I know it sounds wierd, but it worked for me

Ashlie - posted on 10/11/2009

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LANTISEPTIC! It's the best thing available for diaper rash. My cousin's youngest had a diaper rash she could NOT get rid of she tried everything on the market including organic diapers! I gave her some lantiseptic to try, you could see the difference by the next diaper change. My youngest has extremely sensitive skin, gets diaper rash easily, to the point of bleeding, fine at one change bleeding at the next, almost totally normal overnight after using it.

Downfall...as far as I know you can only get it online.

Good luck.

Sn2772 - posted on 10/11/2009

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Hi, i'm new to the site, but I used butt paste on my daughter. It works really well and to this day I use it on her when she she gets a rash and it still does the trick. Hope this helps.

Gabrielle - posted on 10/11/2009

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my sons used to react even more after using a wipey. try a warm wash cloth instead and see if that helps. I made a paste with baking soda and water.

Christine - posted on 10/11/2009

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My daughter was the same way and still is and she's 2 now! Her skin is very very sensitive and the slightest contact irritated her skin so she was perma rash for sometime. The only thing that worked was dabbing on some Lotramin (anti fungal) for the yeast and putting Desitin over it.

Mel - posted on 10/11/2009

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My daughter was exactly the same when she got a new tooth. She would get diarrhea, slight fever, red cheeks.. you name the symptom, she had it! Sensitive girl! And of course she had the nappy rash pretty bad. Its nothing to do with their eating. Its just a reaction to the teeth. I used bepanthen and even castor and zinc cream... DIDNT work. I then tried paw paw ointment.. in a red container.. and it worked amazingly for my daughter. Still use it now, and she is turning 3 soon. Good luck! :)

Santina - posted on 10/11/2009

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I have found the best thing to use is a zinc based cream called Sudocream - even worked great on my cesarean scars and fantastic for exczma too!

Elisa - posted on 10/11/2009

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I just had a problem with my little girl. She had a rash that spread all over and the doctor told me to get Balmex, Bacitractian, Hydrocordizone and mixed it together and put it on every time you change the diaper....in a day her rash went away. I was told to use it a few days and the rash as not come back.

Kelly - posted on 10/10/2009

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Bordeaux's Butt Paste...does..wonders within a day practically! Same thing happens to my son usually when he's working on a tooth or two. He breaks out pretty bad to the point of skin breaking and if I dab some of that on he's good to go usually by the next day. It's a little pricey but is worth it,if it gets worse than you might have to get a prescription ointment to put on it.

Kati - posted on 10/10/2009

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Corn starch? Have you tried changing diaper brands? Maybe when she is teething, she develops an allergic reaction to the diapers. I know when my daughter, age 2, is teething, her exzema seems to act up and itch worse. And when she isn't teething, it's like she don't even have it. Just a thought.

Chantel - posted on 10/10/2009

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there is this diaper rash stuff that i only use and its called butt paste it works wonder

Kathleen - posted on 10/10/2009

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yes all natural bee cream. usually made with beeswax. i know this is not the regular use for it but it clears up all redness, bugbites and scrapes as long as they are not open wounds. it is amazing.

Shannon - posted on 10/10/2009

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I have always used vaseline and corn starch and usually within a day or two it is gone. Be genrous with the corn starch

J** - posted on 10/10/2009

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Best barrier for diaper rash is MAYLOX! Yeup it is for your tummy but it neutralizes the acidity in the urine and if they are blistered you don't have to rub it, just pour. The other product that is truly 100% natural is California Baby diaper rash spray, again no rubbing...

Nichole - posted on 10/10/2009

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Yep...Bordeaux's Butt Paste...Aquaphor...and Destin-creamy are the 3 creams and ointments I alternate between while we have red butt issues!! All are really good. Still partial for Aquaphor tho

Kristan - posted on 10/10/2009

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try mixing maylox and aquaphor to make a paste it works in a day my doctor told me about it and now its all i use! Good luck!

K. Erin - posted on 10/10/2009

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your daughter might have allergies to alcohol fragrances...my son is and we can't even shampoo our carpets unless he has a place to stay the weekend...it's crazy.

K. Erin - posted on 10/10/2009

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we use corona, it is really for cow udders, we found it in our local feed store but it rocks...we put it on and the next diaper change the rash is gone...we moved to a big city a while ago and we stocked up by asking for it from family members for the baby shower.

Shari - posted on 10/10/2009

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theres a paste out its called butt paste and tou can get it at the drug stores and it works amazing

Nichole - posted on 10/10/2009

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Sounds like you have gotten plenty of good advice from people...I would also say to have pediatrician see you child and make sure it's it's not a yeast infection. If it's not..I am a big fan of Aquaphor ointment. You can get it at probably any pharmacy or Targer or Walmart. It works great on my little guy. I put it on thick when he has a red butt. But also alternate between some different ointments during the day too. I also let him soak in the tub a lot and let him run around nakey...so air can get to it. My pediatrician says air is the best thing for diaper rash...tho it's not the most convenient when they are not potty trained!!!! Good luck!!!

Randi - posted on 10/10/2009

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vaseline works the best by far it is 100% pure and i use it all the time on my children...if you glop it on thick every time you change her diaper...within hours it should be looking alot better

Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2009

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I too think she may have a yeast infection. Try a topical anti fungal, you can get it at your local pharmacy or have the doc check it out.

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I put cornstarch right in my sons diaper, about 2 teaspoons, and it always seems to work for his rash. I find it works quickly too. He just had a bad rash from a stomach virus and it cleared it up in days.

Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2009

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Our two girls used to get rashes all the time too, we would use the anti-fungal cream for them on the front and the back (as our dr told us too) and it worked great. She may have really sensitive skin and any change in the acidity can have that effect. You could try getting a big container of vaseline (petroleum jelly) and using that as a barrier with every change to keep the contents of her diaper away from the skin. Good Luck.

Anissa - posted on 10/10/2009

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Depending on how long it has been appearing you should take her to the doctor---soon!! But if it just appeared then u could try Balmex.....I swear by it. It really helpled my daughter's diaper rash. I really did see a change in one diaper change. :) Hopefully, ur prob isn't too serious. You've been given pretty good advice so far. In the end, use ur best 'mommy' judgment. Hope all goes well!!

Julie - posted on 10/10/2009

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My daughter gets horrible diaper rash whenever she is teething as well. What works best for us is desitin with cornstarch. I apply the desitin first and then sprinkle on the cornstarch. I also let her go a few minutes without a diaper a couple times a day and dry her diaper area with a dry washcloth before applying all of these things. It has really helped!

Elizabeth - posted on 10/10/2009

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Butt Paste, thats what I use, you also may have to get a pair of patties and let her air her little bottom out, and corn starch in the diaper.

Melodee - posted on 10/09/2009

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I tried the baking powder thing for my daughter's bad diaper rash. The doctor told prescribed a percription strength Butt Paste that worked so fast. You might ask your doctor for that... hope that it gets better!!!

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I know this sounds a bit weird but i've tried it and it worked for my little girl. My neighbors child minder told me about it. Put a few teaspoons of backing powder in the bath. I worked for me so hopefully it will work for you. And then of course there's good old reliable Sudocream

Tanya - posted on 10/09/2009

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My kids have gotten diaper rashes and I found what helped was changing the diaper brand. One daughter couldn't wear the cloth like Huggies, my other child couldn't use the Target brand. My son couldn't use Target, he used Pampers. On a particularly bad rash they went bare bottomed for hours and I just cleaned up the mess. When they took naps I placed a towel beneath their bums while they slept sans diapers. Of the ointments, Butt paste and desitin were my choice when they had to wear their diapers. Hope that helps!

Nicole - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hello,I used butt cream and destine At the same time and rinse the baby wipes soap off, or used a bath cloth when wiping. I hope that helps, it did great for us! Good Luck!!

Heather - posted on 10/09/2009

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I really hope these other, simpler suggestions work for you. If not, here is what worked for my girls finally, after a long battle with cycles of rashes. First, as long as I am fairly certain it isn't yeast and the skin isn't broken, only irritated, I apply a dab of gentian violet to the area and wait at least 12 hours or so before going to the next step. (Do not use gentian violet on broken skin unless you don't think your child will mind a tattoo!) IF the skin is broken, use nystatin or some other prescription anti-fungal. These take more doses, but will work. This ensures that you have eradicated any yeast that may populate before going to the next step. You may also find that it was yeast all along and you just didn't realize it. Next, assuming the anti-yeast treatment didn't clear it up, I mix a dab of triple antibiotic ointment and lots of A&D ointment together and apply liberally with every change. Do not use antibiotic ointment when there is any chance it might be yeasty, or you will make it so much worse! Also, wash the baby's bottom in the sink with baby wash after every bowel movement-no wipes! Lot of work, but effective. I have done this with two of my four children who have not responded to any other treatments. It was ALWAYS effective and within a few days it was gone completely.

Wendy - posted on 10/09/2009

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call your doctor they have this script for a cream its called 123 diaper doo and it wroks on EVERYTHING it clears diaper rash in a matter of a day seriously plus works great for yeast infection my girls get those soemtimes and I use that gone within 2 days!! Its the best stuff I have every used I have 4 kids and have tried just about everything and this is the one!!!

April - posted on 10/09/2009

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I put a little cornstarch in my Daughters bath water, and our Doctor gives us ointment called Happy Hiney. It works very well.

Shelly - posted on 10/09/2009

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From the string before this i will order the ILEX and try that the Bag Balm too...since i can go get it right away. Thanks!!

I have taken her to the doctor and the gave us a perscription for an anti fungal, which clears it up some times when the rash is on her bottom, this is on the frontside of her, exterior lips of genitals. Poor girl.

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.

Ashley - posted on 10/09/2009

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Sounds to me like she has a food allergy to something...make a dr. appt. as soon as possible.

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