Diaper Rash. Will it ever stop!!

Rachel - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My twin boys both have such a bad diaper rash, to me it's bad at least... Its red all over everything... little red bumpies and tiny bits of blood.... is this ok???? when will it stop? I am putting caldesine (sp?) powder on it, but idk... nothing seems to help at all.... any helpers???

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Michelle - posted on 12/08/2009

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There are so many reasons for nappy rash (yes I am an Aussie). As well as my 3 kids, I worked in childcare with babies and toddlers for 12 years. Sometimes as mentioned before kids react to the materials in the nappies. Or even the wipes that you use can cause a reaction. Also sometimes if they don't drink a lot of water the urea in the wee is fairly strong so therefore it will burn their skin. Even if they haven't had a wet nappy on for long. Sometimes in the hotter months they get hot and sweaty from the heat. Cause really a disposable nappy is akin to wearing a plastic bag on your bum! If possible let them have a nudie romp to air out their skin. Also I don't know if you can get this cream in the US, but over here in Oz we can get a cream over the counter at supermarkets and chemists. It is called Sudocream. It is unreal stuff for nappy rash. I have found putting a thin layer on the nappy rash overnight, makes it almost disappear by the next morning. If you have tried many methods of solving the nappy rash situation, maybe then it is time to visit your doctor or your child health nurse to see if they have other solutions or reasons why it is happening.

Nicole - posted on 12/07/2009

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I'm having to switch diapers. We were using Luvs, but we're switing to the Pampers Baby Dry ones. One of my daughters had a really bad rash where she had boils on her butt, so I bought the Desitin Maximum Strength ointment. It has 40% of the active ingredient in it, and it worked on her really well. I even put it on them before bedtime, and it works great. Also, when I took my daughter to the doctor, she said it was a yeast infection. So, I used the cream she prescribed for almost a week and it didn't help one bit. Then that's how I came to find that Desitin ointment because I had never tried it before. It works great.

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Make sure they are completely dry before putting something like vaseline on, it will trap the moisture in.

Hanan - posted on 12/05/2009

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its ok dont worry you can do 2 things, the most important thing is airing keep them with no diapers as much as u can. secondly, put some vaseline cause it forms a layer to protect their sensitive skin of urine.....

Jamie - posted on 12/04/2009

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I agree with many here, try changing your diaper brand and see how that works. My oldest couldnt use anything but Luvs, but my twins were able to use generic diapers and they did just fine. When they did get a rash, I used a squirt bottle to wash them down with water, and then let them air dry for a bit on a towel so their skin could breathe. It sometimes made for a mess, but worth the healthy skin.

Linda - posted on 12/03/2009

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I have added Epsom Salts (They make it scented now) to my sons bath water, that helps dry the rash out. Also, I used BALMEX, two days and the rash was gone.

GOOD LUCK!

Juels - posted on 12/02/2009

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First--I would make sure you change them often. Do not let them sit in a dirty diaper for any more than a few minutes, if possible. Also, it may help to switch their diapers to something breathable and natural (the Huggies Natural are good) and wipes without dyes or perfumes in them. Also, try bathing them often in medicated baby wash, so their little tushies are in the water :)

Lastly, I looovveee, love Balmex. It is the best diaper rash cream I have seen and it cleared up my twin boy's diaper rash in just one day. Try it out :)

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Sounds like yeast to me. Two of my boys had it. Try mixing half yeast infection cream and half bacitracin zinc ointment ( both are over the counter ). Try that 3 or 4 times a day. I noticed a difference with the first application. Also change him often and make sure he is dry before you put it on.

Kristen - posted on 12/01/2009

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i thought it was diaper rash and turned out to be a yeast infection--doc gave me some cream and it was GONE in 1 day after weeks of my trying to heal it with everything under the sun

Emily - posted on 12/01/2009

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It will end! It sounds like what my daughter had, which we actually ended up having to get a prescription for it for steroid cream, as it was caused by yeast (yes, icky, I know) and that was the only thing that worked. We tried so many other things that didn't work, and that finally did. Also, let your baby dry out between diaper changes (I just put mine on a thick towel and she played in her crib and loved it, although the napping suggestion previously sounds great too!), and don't use wipes, just use a cloth with water (our doctor suggested for ALL changes, but I just did it for wet ones....). Good luck!!!!

HOLLY - posted on 12/01/2009

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yes it will... until then try Boudreaux's butt paste... funny name but it works great!!! also when the baby is napping... try to let the butt go nakid... or at least loosen the diaper up as much as possible to help the air flow through there... yes you will have to wash sheets more than normal.. but one day with bodreaux and a few naps with no/ loose diaper... works wonders...



also check the brand of diapers... one of my boys had a diaper sensitivity... we could not use anything other than huggies... the other brands would cause severe break outs and rashes...

Alda - posted on 12/01/2009

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My one little one had a stoma and had the most awful nappy rash after it was reversed. Now that their molars are coming through it's very bad as well, like you say, pimples with raw bits. Some advice I received (that worked wonders) is to add a bit of bicarb in the bathwater. Also, the only things that I've found works for the rash is Bordeaux Butt Paste and Metanium. Messy but really works. Oh yes, and I agree - stay well away from Pampers. Every time I've tried Pampers my girls have developed nappy rash overnight. And Huggies leak like crazy. I find supermarket's own brand is often the best and most absorbent.

Gisela - posted on 12/01/2009

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Am sooo sorry 2 hear that! I dont know if you have ''Lauroderm paste'' it makes wonders... and once you are over it, use vaseline on them and the a bum cream on top. It looks messy but they wont have diper rash anymore. Gud luck

Tonya - posted on 11/30/2009

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One of my twins had horrible diaper rash when she was in NICU because she had an infection that caused her to have diarreha. They had a wound care specialist come in and take a look and they reccommended stomahesive powder then triple paste. You can buy it at a pharmacy. It works like a charm! Put the powder on, then paste, then more powder so that the paste wont come off on the diaper. Its messy but so worth it, it, my girls rash would be a million times better by the next day.

Marissa - posted on 11/30/2009

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We had to changs diapers twice to Luvs. Pampers and Huggies gave my 2 a rash. We then had to get steriod cream from the Dr for the diaper rash. Good luck :)

Tami - posted on 11/30/2009

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Bits of blood sounds pretty bad. I used A&D ointment for my girls. Desitin is so hard to get off and makes the rash more sore,( IMO) Maybe change diapers brands. My girls could not wear pampers, seemed to give them a rash. Switched to huggies. If i knew they had just wet I left them without a diaper for little while to let the air get to their bottoms.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Cheryl - posted on 11/30/2009

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dont use powder it holds in the moister..there is a really good ointment to use if you can find it and you might have to have the pharmacy order it for you it is called flanders buttocks ointment..it is over the counter but they dont keep it on the shelfs.. I used it on all my kids and saw a huge improvement overnight..good luck girl I know sometimes I think it hurts us worse than it does them :( good luck!!

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