My 16 month old son just finished a round of antibiotics for an ear infection. Within the last 48 hours he has broken out in the worst diaper rash I have ever seen. I had been feeding him lots of yogurt, but I don't think it was enough. I gave him an Aveeno Baby oatmeal bath, and let him play for a few hours with out a diaper. And I have tried every diaper cream I can find - Aveeno, Balmex, Desitin, A&D, and Triple Paste. Does anyone have a suggestion to help clear this up? Thanks!!!

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Shae - posted on 01/16/2009

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it sounds like a yeast infection.  While they are on the antibiotic for an ear infection, it kills all the bacteria, even the good stuff, and that can cause the yeast infection.  This just happened to my 4 month old...she got thrush (a yeast) right after finishing her antibiotic for her ea infection.  In addition to the thrush in her mouth, she also got the diaper rash.  Her doc. reccommended to use an anti-fungal cream (like Lotrimin - foot cream for athlete's foot), and it cleared it up within a matter of a couple days.



He also told me, the next time that she has to take antibiotics, then to also give her pro-biotics (since she's not old enough to eat yogurt), and that should help prevent the yeast from coming back.    Good luck! 

Val - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Debra:

My 16 month old son just finished a round of antibiotics for an ear infection. Within the last 48 hours he has broken out in the worst diaper rash I have ever seen. I had been feeding him lots of yogurt, but I don't think it was enough. I gave him an Aveeno Baby oatmeal bath, and let him play for a few hours with out a diaper. And I have tried every diaper cream I can find - Aveeno, Balmex, Desitin, A&D, and Triple Paste. Does anyone have a suggestion to help clear this up? Thanks!!!




Im a pharm sales rep and I was promoting a product called Vusion ointment. Its for diaper rash with yeast.  So its an antifungal ointment.   It works very well.  Ask your pediatrician to write it.

Belinda - posted on 01/15/2009

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my son went through a bad phase of nappy rash, as he was teething, and I tried everything, from expensive bum creams to letting him run around with no nappy and nothing worked.  It was getting worse to the point that it was nearly bleeding.  A friend told me to use Rooibos tea, at first I was hesitant, but I just tried it any way and it worked so well, it cleared up in no time.  What I did is whenever I changed his nappy I had a cold mug of rooibos tea with little water and the tea bag in the mug still and I dipped cotton wool in the mug and squeezed it out on my sons bum, then I patted it dry and put powder on his bum to keep the area dry and put his nappy on, and it was cleared up in no time, it really really works well.

Brandy - posted on 01/15/2009

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I found a product it is called burt bees and it is his baby line. It is made of all natural honey. and honey is the natural skin healer. i have ordered it from his website www.burtsbees.com. I think you can get it at target. Not sure if you are near a target. I have to drive two hours so I would just order it and have it delivered.

Debra - posted on 01/14/2009

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. My son is doing fine. And I now have lots of tips to ward off the dreaded post antibiotic diaper rash.

Michele - posted on 01/14/2009

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Hello, I recently went through a similar situation. My daughter had a yeast diaper rash and we tried numerous remedies. The only thing that worked was Lotrimin AF at every diaper change. Took about two weeks but her rash is GONE. I thought this was a weird situation but it is actually quite commonly recommended. Good luck!!

Bojana - posted on 01/14/2009

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I'm glad your son is feeling better! This is for future referencce: All natural works best! Clean diaper area. Let dry. Then apply extra virgin olive oil. Sunflower seed oil (if nut allergies aren't an issue) also works great. Or you can try pure cocoa or shea butters. This is the type of stuff I use on my 3 1/2 yr old son to keep his tushy healthy. Stay away from petroleum and mineral oils... they prevent the skin from "breathing" and skin needs air to heal. Natural oils and butters protect and heal without cloging pores. Best wishes!

Kristi - posted on 01/14/2009

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One other comment.....the next time he has to be on the antibiotic again (because if he's anything like my son, there's another ear infection coming down the pipeline), check with your pediatrician to see if you can split up the dose every day. One antibiotic in particular would wreak havoc with my son's bottom, and his Dr. said we could split the dose. Good luck!

Gabby - posted on 01/14/2009

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Hi i work in the chenist and you could try Ego QV  - Flare up oil  the one with the purple lid..you put in the bath tub let her soak in there for a while . then use Sudocrem..excellent for nappy rash . It soothes , heals protects ..Its a steroid free product.   also try not to use any other soaps that can be harsh try and use preferable soap free products..



 



The flare up oil is excellent i have used it on my son when he gets heat rash especially in summer..



Let me know how you go..

Taryn - posted on 01/13/2009

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If it is a diaper rash use "Boureaux's Butt Paste" I swear by this as ado my mommy friends.  I have used this on my baby since a new born and he has never gotten a diaper rash and he's 16 months.  They sell it at Babies r Us- Walgreens etc.  Good Luck!

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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Check with your doctor, but he may have developed a yeast infection.  This happened to my son after being on antibiotics and the doctor had to give him a prescription cream to clear up the rash.

Alicia - posted on 01/09/2009

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Try putting some Mylanta on it. Also, Pallatin (or Palladin, I don't remember how it's spelled) is wonderful. You can buy it at Walmart or your local drug store. Good luck, I just went through this 2 weeks ago!

Gabrielle - posted on 01/09/2009

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Everyone has given great advice on clearing up the rash, but I thought I would point out that the reason your son got the rash/yeast infection in the first place is because he was on antibiotics. We have good and bad bacteria in our bodies at all times, but antibiotics kill everything. So, your son was missing the good bacteria in my tummy and that caused things to go wrong. It's pretty common for babies to get yeast infections during/after antibiotics. You can always ask your pediatrician about probiotics - those put the good bacteria back, and can be found in things like special yogurts. Glad your son is feeling better!

Estelle - posted on 01/08/2009

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Hi, this is a very old remedy, but us Metaspor (or any other related cream that a women uses for infection) and mix it with vaseling. Put it on thick and then throw some Maizena over that before putting the nappy one!!! Believe me it works!

Kari - posted on 01/08/2009

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I used Corona. You can find it at any Livestock store. It works wonders. We use it for cuts burns anything and everything. It is usually healed up the next day.

Alisha - posted on 01/08/2009

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My doctor also told me to buy lotromin over the counter after I described the same rash to him over the phone. She was also on an antibiotic for an ear infection. The lotromin cleared it right up.

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I've used the foot fungal cream in the past, too, and it worked great.  Also, in the future, make sure you give your son at least 1-2 servings of yogurt daily while he's on antibiotics - that helps a lot!  I'm glad his bum is clearing up now.  :) 

Melissa - posted on 01/08/2009

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foot fungal cream worked great on my son. he was allergic to generic diapers and broke out to the point of almost bleeding after one diaper. that was the only cream that would work on his behind.

Dawn - posted on 01/04/2009

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hi bapanthin is the best crean ever and i swear by it so do my friends, hope you can get it x

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Agreed on the lotrimin if it's yeast. You really should take him in to the Dr. though! They have prescription creams for serious rashes. My 11-month-old pooped while she was sleeping on a 7-hour car trip and never fussed (!) and ended up with the most horrible diaper rash ever. It looked like a burn. I've never seen anything like it. My MIL works at a dermatology office and got us a bunch of samples of Vusion and it cleared it up amazingly fast. I just looked it up and Vusion is antifungal, so it'd clear up yeast, and is super super super moisturizing, which is how it healed my daughter's rash so quickly. We also use Vusion on my 2-year-old who occasionally gets eczema rashes on her butt. So maybe ask your Dr. for a prescription for that.

Oh, and in the meantime use a wet washcloth or wet paper towels instead of wipes! Wipes have alcohol in them and can be very painful!

Jeanet - posted on 01/03/2009

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If you have any nipple cream left over from breastfeeding if you breastfed, or just pick some up...works great on diaper rash.

Angela - posted on 01/03/2009

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When my son had a horrible diaper rash my doctor gave him a prescription cream because she thought it had a yeast appearance to it. Also I know this is hard but trying to airdry the tush is the best remedy too. Rashes don't like air and like a moist warm environment so try to leave the diaper off for periods of time. Hope this helps.

Lan - posted on 01/03/2009

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My pediatrician recommended this home diaper rash lotion mix: 1 par Desitin, 1 par Lotrimin, 1 par hydrocortisone. With our son's bad diaper rash, we changed his diaper every 1-2 hrs, used the mix at every diaper change. His diaper rash was better after 2 days (yes, it does take some time) and never returned. Run around without diaper or dry his bottom with a hairdryer set with cool air helps too. Good luck!

Jackie - posted on 01/03/2009

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a little bit of monistat.. the 7 day kind... monistat is for yeast infections and the rash is usually caused by yeast just use 2 times a day topically

Rebecca - posted on 01/03/2009

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well, my daughter had this and it turned out to be a yeast infection (topical, not internal) and needed to be treated with an ointment... I'd double check with your doctor.

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2009

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I also always give my kids baby acidophilis with every dose of an antibiotic...

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2009

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Hi, if it is true diaper rash: i learned neat trick that works well from this site a few weeks ago my 11 mo. old had the same issue.. Mix Desitan (original not creamy) much more potent, corn starch baby powder and Mylanta - to cut the acidity.. it worked so great.. if it doesn't clear up in a day and a half.. it probably is a yeast infection.. and my kids have had that too.. just go and get some monistat ointment and apply with each diaper change.. it should clear in about a week.. hope this helps. jenn

Kemp - posted on 01/03/2009

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If it is a true diaper rash and you haven't tried Budreaux's Butt Paste ... such a silly name, but last summer, I inadvertently gave my daughter one of the worst diaper rashes I've ever seen and the Budreaux's - applied SO liberally - really helped in a matter of about 36 hours. I agree that touching base with the doctor is smart - but if you haven't tried Budreaux's before, I would absolutely recommend it (and I do also love the Triple Paste).

Stephanie - posted on 01/03/2009

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try lotromin (the foot cream) put it on for a few seconds, wipe it off and apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone. it works really well, my pediatrician gave it too me.

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2009

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Did you tell the doctor because it could be a fungal infection. Which the other creams wont work. My daughter got it a few times . it needs a perscription if so. I cant remeber the name off hand.It s an orange tube.. i would call dr.. 2 applications with this cream and its gone!!!

Laurie - posted on 01/03/2009

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It may be that he has a yeast infection. Regular diaper ointment won't work for those. You ususally need to get it diagnosed as that from the doctor so you can make sure that's what it is an get the appropriate anti-fungal cream to treat it.

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