What is the best thing to put on a sore bottom?

Jodi - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 77 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 3 and is still in diapers. He has a really sore butt. He throws himself when I have to change his diaper, it looks really bad and I've tried just about everything - butt paste, udder cream, cortizone cream. Any suggestions? I've resorted to spraying his bottom with warm water instead of wiping him since he can't handle that. :(

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Frances - posted on 12/16/2009

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hi. its terrible isnt it? well, if you've been to the doc and theyve ruled out anything else like a fungal infection,continue with the warm water then just use air. for my son, id lay him down to nap or sleep on his tummy in a warm room with just a nappy on top of plastic sheet under him so that the bottom gets lots of air. also, if he isnt potty trained and you dont mind the odd accident, just let him run around bare-bottomed!! it sounds really simple, but it worked wonders for me and it makes potty training a whole lot easier. Good luck and pls let us know how it goes!

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Brandi - posted on 12/21/2009

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Aquaphor works great as barrier. (you can use it for SO many other things too :) ) When ever you can, let hinm run around without a diaper,. that is always best for diaper rash. if you see that that is not helping, take him to the doctor. Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 12/20/2009

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my daughters was so bad for so long nothing worked. and desitin creamy burns...i found out. calmoseptine.

Rachel - posted on 12/20/2009

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there is a cream called Calmoseptine. you order it from the pharmacy at about $7 per tube and it is amazing. nothing works for my daughter and dr.s couldnt figure it out. i got this as a sample from my dr and he said you just call the pharmacy if you like it. no perscription needed. just call and ask or visit the website. it has double the zinc oxide and unlike most pers. it is not an ointment, which helps

Camillia - posted on 12/20/2009

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Try the newest thing from Desitin. I can't remember the name of it right off the bat, but it's in the diaper rash ointment aisle. It's white with a brown label. I think it's called Desitin D (or something like that). It has the consistency of antibiotic ointment. I used it when my son had road-rash on his butt as a side affect from a new antibiotic his pediatrician put him on.

Nicole - posted on 12/20/2009

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When my son had the same problem his sitter suggested mixing hydra-cortizone with the cream you get for yeast infections. Make it 50/50. Besides that if you can let him run around in the buck to help dry him out. That's what always worked for me. :o)

Stephanie - posted on 12/19/2009

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Burts Bees diaper rash ointment is a must!My son had this problem from some antibiotics his doctor put him on and we could not get rid of it for nothing.i went and got the Burts Bees and in just one use the redness was almost gone.The stuff is awesome....And a little goes a long way.it is under $10.good luck

Megan - posted on 12/16/2009

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Sounds like you are dealing with a yeast issue as well as a diaper rash. Use your favorite diaper cream butt paste, A&D, Desitin, etc. and mix in some Monistat cream. That mixture a couple of times a day for several days will clear it up great. My peditrican told me this trick and my friends peditrican recommended it as well. Good luck!

Natasha - posted on 12/16/2009

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Let him run around for a bit without a nappy on after his bath...at least half an hour...fresh air is best or bepanthen is great too....try both. :)

Ashley - posted on 12/16/2009

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sudocrem n i tiny bit of canesten cream a tiny tiny drop tho ... it works great!!!

Michelle - posted on 12/16/2009

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The ONLY thing that worked for us when ever our son got a REALLY bad diaper rash is to put on "Triple Paste" and then Corn Starch powder over that. Good Luck!

Susan - posted on 12/16/2009

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Clean him, dry him and just shake powder on him- no pastes.
You can also get cansten powder but I foudn regular baby powder to work.

Good luck

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Rachel - posted on 12/16/2009

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Well, avoiding it if u can (of coarse) pampers swaddlers and cruisers depending on what size diaper your baby wears work sooooo good my son has always used them we tried another brand once and they leaked and irritated his skin. He's only had diaper rash once because he had bad diarrea im really impressed with these diapers and i recommend them to everyone u have to make sure you get these specific pampers though because the cheap ones don't work so well and if it's right before bed i would use neosporin or desatine if he's up and running around i would try baby powder because something wet like an ointment might irritate his skin even more

Catherine - posted on 12/15/2009

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Don't use wipes!! Instead use cotton balls with plain water- let it air dry, and buy DRC "Diaper Rash Cream" at Target- you can only get it behind pharmacy Counter since they only keep a small supply- can't get it anywhere else. Hard to find, but that's the best stuff for under $6.00.

Laurie - posted on 12/15/2009

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The very best and only thing is Corn Starch, yes that white powder you use to make your Christmas gravy. Here's a tip: I used an old plastic spice container, fill it up and shake it

on his bottom, I promise this will help so much.

Laurie in Oshawa

Katie - posted on 12/15/2009

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let him run around naked! and he might need a creme from the doctor. Gage had such bad diaper rash it cracked and bled! nystasin sp was the creme from the doc. air. Limit fruit intake. Buy diapers a size up! And give him some tylenol poor baby best of luck

Lisa - posted on 12/15/2009

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Also, after bathing, let him run around for about 15-20 minutes without his diaper. Good old fashioned air does wonders!

Lisa - posted on 12/15/2009

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Both of my children are allergic to the usual diaper rash creams. My pediatrician recommended that I use straight vaseline or AD Ointment. Not only does it do wonders for diaper rash or even just chaffed skin, the greasiness also keeps poop from sticking to their bottoms, meaning ALOT less wiping and easier clean up all around.

René - posted on 12/15/2009

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You should try putting some wet rooibos tea bags on his bum, and close his nappy...
Also, try to use vaseline, that will take the redness away. I think if its a bad rash that doesn't want to go away, you should go to your clinic or doctor so that they can tell you what to put on.
Bepantham bum cream is also very good.
Also try not to bathe him with perfumed soap and don't use perfumed wet wipes.
After his bathe, take a clean peace of cotton wool, wet it in some cooled down boiled water, with a little bit of salt added to it and dab the area with it, allow it to dry.
I would suggest the best thing you can do for him is take him off the diapers for good.
good luck

Teresa - posted on 12/15/2009

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i make my own cream for sore bottoms... mix cornstarch and vasoline.. until a creamy paste.. and put on after each change of diaper... it will help clear it up.. my son gets red very easily and this was shown to me by my ex-mother-in-law... and it works wonders

Susan - posted on 12/15/2009

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Believe it or not, Olive oil works really well. It's worked every time...at least for my kids.

Jade - posted on 12/15/2009

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my daughter is 2 and i use to use curash and it didn't seem to work so i went to my local chemist and they gave me hydrozole and my baby's rash was gone in 2-3 day's

Mallory - posted on 12/14/2009

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BAG BALM BAG BALM BAG BALM lol .. .i would buy some for every mom out there if I had the money lol ... BAG BALM

Mallory - posted on 12/14/2009

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The best thing hands down on anything that might happen such as diaper rash and scrachtes is BAG BALM it comes in a green can and you can find it in like walgreens or longs or cvs ... IT seriously works miracles and when I use it on my daughter it cleans up rashs within one diaper... Use it I promise it works miracles... it smells kind of funny and is used for cow utters lol but it is truly a blessing lol

Yvette - posted on 12/14/2009

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Pawpaw cream has been the only thing gthat helps my daughter... mum used it on us too. It is natural and is also good to have in the cupboard for burns and scrapes too. I used it to get rid of Abbys rash and now put it on at least once a day to prevent it too. Also, have you checked his diet? I know my eldest would have the worst rash if she ate oranges for instance.

Gemma - posted on 12/14/2009

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Hi i've used Bepenthen Cream on both my daughters and have never had any problems with it whatsoever, its abit of a shock for them when applied onto their bottom but I think the coolness of it works straight away, definately worth a try, I find it alot better than Sudocrem.

Anne - posted on 12/14/2009

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My son had the same thing a few months ago. We tried Triple Paste. It was awesome! It cleared it up in a matter of days. That is the only thing I use on my 2 yr old & 2 mo old.

Rebecca - posted on 12/14/2009

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my daughter had such a bad bum i had 2 take her 2 hospital she couldnt even sit down dey said nappy rash and said get a yellow cream frm tesco nxt day went 2 docs dey said it was ezcema and gave her aqueius cream but dat crap so nw i use johnsons baby nappy cream it is brill clears up anyfin

Kimberly - posted on 12/14/2009

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Girl what works wonders for me is the A&D Orinment its not messing at all. The butt paste is good a little to thick and pastey for me but it works

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my doctor calls it his triple paste, get a 1 oz tube hydrocortisone cream, 1oz triple-antibiotic cream, and 1/2 oz tube anti-fungal cream... mix all three together and wipe on very sparingly... always worked wonders with my son!

April - posted on 12/13/2009

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rule out yeast infection with Dr.. My daughter has sensative skin. When I stopped using all commercial wipes and started using cloth diapers with warm water to clean her bottom then followed up with diaper rash creme she responded well.

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Air time and Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment. Lucas' works on almost all skin conditions and is all natural (made from fermented papaya). I don't know how it does it, but it can clear up the worst nappy rash in a day.

Mel - posted on 12/13/2009

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Mix aquaphor and liquid malox! Heat up and let cool.. I put it on my daughter who has diaper rash ALL THE TIME.. clears it up soo nice.. love it

Kathy - posted on 12/13/2009

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Cotton balls work well soaked in baby soap and warm water. Have you changed diapers and wipes? My daughter all of a sudden became allergic to generic diapers. You could change the diet for a little while. No acidic foods. I had this same thing with my 2 year old and I changed diet, diapers, wipes, soaps, everything. Resinal, yeast creams, nothing helped. We started browning flour and putting it in her diapers and using a TON of white powder too. It didn't make everything better but it did help, it still comes and goes at times but not near as bad. It was bleeding, you couldn't pick her up, and she was walking bow-legged. It was horrible.. so I definately feel your pain and feeling that there's just nothing for you to do and nothing works quick enough!

Susan - posted on 12/13/2009

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Cornstarch... nothing works as well as plain old cornstarch i tried everything.. and this works amazing within a day it is gone

Abby - posted on 12/13/2009

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When my son has a bad rash I use Triple Paste. It is the best stuff invented. The next day it will be practically gone. We also put him in a warm bath with aveeno oatmeal to soothe.

Trista - posted on 12/13/2009

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Ok i know this is going to sound really weird to do. But there are two things that i think works great. My son in1and a half. I use either Corn starch. Or A&D ointment.The Cornstarch drys it out and helps it heal. Then u use the A&D ointment to protect it. It works wonders. Anytime i dont have the ointment. I use corn starch.

Missy - posted on 12/13/2009

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The doctors told us the higher the zinc oxide level the better it is. We use desitin overnight. Its the purple tube. I just cake it on really good. It's kind of time consuming but put him in the bath and let the water him off then pat dry and put the cream on. Always check with your doctor. Good luck.

Lindsay - posted on 12/13/2009

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my son is 19 months and every now and then he gets really sore from doing number 2 too much in one day, so i use cornstarch powder on his bottom. And it really seems to help heal it faster then the butt paste, or desitin cream. It works for me, it could work for you too. Every time he gets changed just sprinkle some of the powder there to help dry out the sore area. Make sure it is completely dry before applying it though. Also trying letting him air out for awhile after his baths, or during the day for about 10 minutes or so, just to let it breathe. Hope this helps.

Lisa - posted on 12/12/2009

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Save yourself some time and money! My daughter produced a diaper rash so severe that she ended up with open sores, all due to switching her from formula to milk, when she turned 1. She is 18 months now and still can't drink milk. After 3 prescriptions of Nystatin, Boudreaux's Butt Paste, A&D Zinc Ointment, and all of the other over the counter ointments, I tried something that I use for my eczema. It's called Aquaphor Healing Ointment, by Eucerin. You can find it by the lotions usually and some stores do sell it in the baby isle. This was the ONLY thing that she did not scream with when I put it on her and it cleared up all of her rash and sores within 4-5 days. Good luck!

Kim - posted on 12/12/2009

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Buetreaux Butt Paste or the Aveeno Rash medicine are my favorite options. My 2 1/2 yr. old has sensitive skin and they both work really well for him. Good Luck!

Marci - posted on 12/12/2009

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when my boys would get red bottoms i would crush up a dirt dobber nest in a pantyhose and sprinkle it on there, by morning it would b almost gone. my mom said she always did that with us. it works so maybe it will help with him too. i hope so.

Teresa - posted on 12/12/2009

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Bicarbonate of soda in the bath worked well for me. It's got antiseptic qualities and soothes. You can find this in most supermarkets

Josette - posted on 12/12/2009

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my youngest son kade has very sensitive skin and suffered sore bum alot,i couldnt use wipes as the chemicals in em really stung him,i used to use cotton wool and warm water very gently,and loads of sudocream,always worked,i swear by the stuff,hope his gets better soon.x

Donna - posted on 12/12/2009

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i find bepenthan is the bestout of them all clears sore bums up within a day or 2 x

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