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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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

Aneesa - posted on 12/12/2009

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Cornstarch powder or just plain cornstarch works like a bomb. I had similar problems with my son and tried everything. Usually Sudocrem works but there are times when even that wouldn't work. Only cornstarch sorts it out brilliantly and really quickly.

Maria - posted on 12/12/2009

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I swear by Weleda Calendula diaper creme. It's very gentle on the skin, very effective at healing rashes, and smells really nice. You can find it in the natural goods section of your supermarket (we find it at Fred Meyer). My daughter's bottom was really sore from wiping her bottom even with the gentle baby wipes, so I wash her off with the detachable shower head. I use a little bit of gentle soap on a soft washcloth to get the smell off her, and make sure all the soap is quickly washed away. Since I switched to the shower method, she's only had one diaper rash, and that was just from forgetting to change her diaper one day.

Chris - posted on 12/12/2009

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Up until my daughter was on "grown up" food, Boudreaux's Butt Paste worked great. Once the nature of her food changed it didn't work at all. I started using Triple Past Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash and haven't looked back. You can get a 10 oz jar @ Target for $15-$20.

Heidi - posted on 12/12/2009

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paladin ointment works great along with a little cornstarch and water paste. If is does not go away in a few days then seek treatment for a yeast infection by your son's doc...however do NOT use the common over the counter treatments for women to heal this...he will need a perscription med from his doc...the otc treatments are NOT to be used by kids they are too strong and can be harmful for children. I hope this helps. Keep plugging along at the potty training too. It can be frustrating at times but a lot of praise and rewards such as extra time doing a fun activity with you can make insentives to go on the potty more fun...for example if you go potty then we can read an extra book together at bedtime or we can color a picture together.

Tanya - posted on 12/12/2009

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If you can, let his butt air for a bit, after that, apply Canesten Cream. Let it sit for 10 mins then apply a thick cram like Sudocrem, it did wonders when my little guy had a bad rash.

Casper - posted on 12/12/2009

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Also I just remembered my chemist gave me RESOLVE plus.. its a tinea cream but works wonders on nappy rash as long as there is NO BROKEN SKIN....

Casper - posted on 12/12/2009

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paw paw ointment is really good!! Its like vasaline in texture so u may need to warm it in hot water or mic for a few seconds first just to soften it a little.. or try the same with pure lanolin wool oil u can buy both from the chemist. I dont think lanolin is at the supermarket.

Kimberly - posted on 12/12/2009

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First off, talk to your Dr to see if it's a yeast infection.



Second, give him warm baths if it's really bad. That warmth really helps.



Third, use a blow dryer when you change his diaper on his bottom for about 3-5 minutes to really dry up the area. Rashes cling to the moisture, so if you can dry it up, it helps tremendously.



I liked using a mix of hydrocortizone cream and desitin ORIGINAL. The original is much stronger than creamy. One diaper use the desitin, the next use the hydrocortizone cream. It's amazing how fast that combination works!



I have a baby who has been on antibiotics this entire 8 months of life. He was getting kidney and bladder infections due to his malfunctioning kidney. He had horrible diaper rashes that came and went for his first 4 months due to it. It's amazing how quickly this combiniation cleared it up. I hope this helps!

Sky - posted on 12/11/2009

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My daughter had really bad diaper rashes as a infant and still here and there now. I had to get a perscription of Nystatin (may be spelled wrong). It worked wonderfully!! No complaints, and it worked better than Desitin- A&D- etc!! Ask a doc but thats the best I found!! Hope you find something that will work for your lil man! =)

Amy - posted on 12/11/2009

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Aquaphor is a great barrier -- a lot of Pediatricians suggest that for my kids in my preschool. Lotrimin is also often suggested if it is a yeast infection.

Linda - posted on 12/11/2009

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I prefer a more holistic approach when available. Dr told me to take acidophilus powder... ( also known as probiotics) add to plain yougurt and smear on bottom with each diaper change. Works miracles I swear... also found to be excellent treatment for acne if thats a problem for mama.

Jessica - posted on 12/11/2009

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I use butt paste on my son. I also use pampers sensative wipes. I noticed if I change to a different wipe he gets really sore. Usually after a few days of going back to the wipes and butt paste he's ok. I now will not try any other wipes. Hope this might help.

Jodi - posted on 12/11/2009

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thanks, tried the triple cream and that has been helping a lot.
Actually, I have been trying to potty train him. He is mildly autistic so it will take him a little longer.
Thanks all for your help!

Jenny - posted on 12/11/2009

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I'd get him using the toilet, problem solved, just bite the bullet, its not as difficult as u think it might be, best of luck.

Hollie - posted on 12/11/2009

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My son is very sensitive and burns really bad. I finally just took him in to the doctor and showed them and they prescribed a cream. I also find that Desitin Rapid Relief works wonders as well :-) just glob it on!!!

Esther - posted on 12/11/2009

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I'd take him to the doctors. My daughter had this at about 2.5 years and nothing helped. I took her to the docs and he gave me a cream. He said this one will definitely help. And it did.

Laura - posted on 12/11/2009

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camelseptine. ask the pharmisist. it is the best thing ever. would use it and by the next diaper change it was getting better. and when it is better use vasoline instead of powder. it works so well. the only time he did get a rash was when there was no vasoline on him

Maryke - posted on 12/11/2009

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The Only thing that worked for my son was Sudocrem. Its an Antiseptic Healing Cream Hypo - Allergenic. Works like a bomb!

Jessica - posted on 12/10/2009

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my daughter had the same problem...really bad rash and she would cry and cry when i would change her diaper. i was told to do baking soda baths and use about 3/4 of the box and then let them run around nudy for a while. also i found that a&d worked really well for me because it works as a barrier when your child pees but also wipes off really easily as apposed to the thicker diaper iontments. my prediatrician also wrote me a prescription that I had to use on her for a few days but the cortizone creams are very hard on your childs skin. i aslo woke her up a few times a nite to change hewr diaper and keep her dry. hope your little one feels better soon.....

Teresa - posted on 12/10/2009

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Our 22 month old daughter just had a rash that's been the worst I've ever seen. She would cry like crazy when we changed her and then for a little while after we were done. We had been using Desitin (which normally works for her), but then switched to baby powder with cornstarch and it started clearing up within a couple of hours and is now completely gone! So I say if you've tried all those creams, baby powder might be your next best bet. :) Good luck!

Gemma - posted on 12/10/2009

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put on sudo cream then powder,u must put the powder on cos if u dont the cream will rub straight off onto the nappy and wont help his sore,the powder will stick 2 the cream and will keep it onto his bottom,i did it to my boy and it went in 3 days,hope that helps

Lisa - posted on 12/10/2009

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Try letting him run around without the diaper, let him "air out". The moisture might not help. I've always used A&D cream with Aloe and Vitamin E. It reduces the redness too and is supposed to be soothing. If it's not something like a yeast infected diaper rash then maybe its the diapers. My daughter can't wear huggies. It will give her a rash and make her bottom red and hurt. Same goes for the huggies wipes. I don't know why, just something they use in their product. Maybe try switching the diaper brand? Or get a more sensitive wipe that's free of fragrances,etc. But yeah, try letting him run around diaperless more often and it might help not having anything touching it, like moisture and stuff.

Michelle - posted on 12/09/2009

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if it's been going on a while i'd get him to the doctors it may be a yeast infection

Stefie - posted on 12/09/2009

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I had a similar problem with my baby. I would check with your doctor first. If that is all fine maybe try cloth diapers or training pants. For an older child I might even suggest pre folds so your son would know when he goes and might help him on his way toward potty training. I use cloth on my daughter. I also use cloth wipes with a spray I make. I put a drop or two of baby soap and a drop or two of baby oil in a very small spray bottle filled the rest of the way with water. I spray her wet bottom then wipe with a flannel or bamboo wipe. I use toilet paper for dirty ones with the spray bottle.

Morgan - posted on 12/09/2009

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Have you tried penaten cream? My daughter had a really bad rash and it turned out to be a yeast infection I had to use the cream you use for yeast infections in women to clear it up. I would suggest going to the doctor to see it might be something more than just a diaper rash.

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