DIAPER RASH

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 59 moms have responded )

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Hi, my son is 6 weeks old and has had a horrible diaper rash since 4 days after he was born. I have taken him to the pediatrician and the ER. They all gave me different creams to use on his butt but they only begin to clear it up before it gets horribly bad again. I have tried all the diaper rash creams over the counter too. None of those work either. Right now, I am using Bourdeax's Butt Paste and Neosporin with Pain Relief. That was working for a few days and now we are back to open sores.. I need help!

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Angie - posted on 01/16/2009

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When my oldest son was a baby, he had awful baby rashes too. I did the same thing...I tried every ointment that was sold for diaper rashes. Finally his pediatrican told me a secret. He told me to get some yeast infection cream...generic brand for monistat 7. I did and it cleared up that day! Nine years later, I had my second child. He also had a bad diaper rash. This time I knew what to use right away...healed it right away. I keep a tube of it just to be on the safe side. Just rub it on them just as you would the diaper ointment. It has healed some AWFUL diaper rashes! Let me know if this works for you...good luck!

Laura - posted on 01/14/2009

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are you breast feeding? If you are, it may be in what you are eating!! experience speaking. we use we use balmex and love it, along with A & D Ointment. A & D in the big tub...glop it on, on top of the balmex....words from my pediatrician. but first, I'd suggest, that if you are breast feeding you check what you are eating.

Nichola - posted on 01/15/2009

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i used thrush cream on myne only a tiny bit but it cleared up in a day.  Good luck.

Aimee - posted on 01/14/2009

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I would try Seventh Generation diapers and use just a wet washcloth for wiping instead of baby wipes.  Aveeno diaper cream also works wonders for us for night time diapers....eight months old and not a rash yet.  Hope he is feeling better!

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Michelle - posted on 03/10/2015

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I heard about a product called MOMiN, www.mysmilebaby.com. I heard that their diaper ointment does wonders for diaper rashes. My girlfriend stated that they are 100% natural USDA approved organic baby skin care products.

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Hello



I see you having trouble of getting rid of your sons nappy rash. i just has some trouble wit my ten month old child as she had a bad rash. i tried sudocream on her but it made it worse but then i tried bepanthen as it has pro vitamin b5 which helps clear the skin and moisture the babies bum so give him the barrier to help stop the nappy rash. i was adviced by my doctor to use this cream as it has no alchol with in cream and it will help close up the sore's



i recommend for you to use this cream and it will slowly clear up with out you reasling but make sure you give your baby a bath every so often to help clear the skin.



I reckon its nothing to do with any of the food your eating if are breast feeding probably something to do with the nappy you use i used pampers new born to start of with and then carried on using pampers and this was the only time she got a rash was because i chnaged her food. Whislt waitng for the rash to clear dont use wipes just use cotton whool and water.



hope this helps you.

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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Just a thought and I'm sure you've probably tried this one, but triple paste is a good one. Also, try dabbing some hydrogen peroxide on the open sores and then putting the triple paste over it. The hydrogen peroxide will dry the open sore to the point that it won't ooze, but won't sting the baby or cause him any pain and the triple paste over it will protect it from getting wet again. My daughter is 2 and still gets little red sores often. It helps her out, so maybe it will help your little guy too. Good Luck!

Laurie - posted on 01/17/2009

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triple paste is the best. I also think that desitin was great too

try putting vaseline on that is great and then u can just wipe the poop and pee off it doesn't irritate the skin. Both my kids never get bad rashes but when I used the triple paste it was gone in two days usually no problem. It is wicked thick and I would just leave it on and not rub it in.

Vivian - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

DIAPER RASH

Hi, my son is 6 weeks old and has had a horrible diaper rash since 4 days after he was born. I have taken him to the pediatrician and the ER. They all gave me different creams to use on his butt but they only begin to clear it up before it gets horribly bad again. I have tried all the diaper rash creams over the counter too. None of those work either. Right now, I am using Bourdeax's Butt Paste and Neosporin with Pain Relief. That was working for a few days and now we are back to open sores.. I need help!



You can try  putting cornsarch in refrigerator to let it cool and then rub on baby's butt every time you change him. Don't add water just use powder form. Hope this helps.   mom of four

Lisa - posted on 01/16/2009

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Have you tried to let him go with out a diaper for a while. This seem to help be letting air get to the rash. When my girl was little I let her lay on some cloth diapers for a whild in her crib.  Also putting corn starch on his bottom while wearing a diaper may also help. Also my daughter always broke out when i uses the wal-mart brand diapers. After changing brands it seemed to help.

Lady - posted on 01/16/2009

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i totally understand you... My son is 5months old and he constantly use to get horrible rashes with open sores... FOr about 2 week now i have been using the butt paste and i have also left him without a diaper for as much as i can in between diaper changes... At night when he sleeps i put cornstarch,, just plain regular cornstarch fromt he store, yes the one you use to thicken up a stew or gravy. At least for me it has worked no rash in sight and his sores have been slowly dissapering.. HOPE THIS HELPS

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Pour some cornstarch on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven to brown a bit.  Let it cool, then sprinkle on the rash...I know it sounds insane, but it truly is a miracle worker and not abrasive to the skin!

Mindy - posted on 01/16/2009

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Aquaphor and pampers sensitive wipes are the most amazing things! My son was having horrible rashes too so we started using that. You can get it anywhere. We use it whenever we change him, even if there isnt a rash. It has been under control for a month or so now! Make sure you put a thick layer on after every diaper change and it should clear up really fast!

Andi - posted on 01/16/2009

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My son had the sme problem. Turned out - He was allergic to milk. If breastfeeding - they still get milk that you eat (cheese) through the breast milk. My son went on Nutramegen and had great success

Shandy - posted on 01/16/2009

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I use triple paste and was told by my pediatrician to let it dry before closing the diaper. I used a blow dryer (during the day of corse). but it really helped my daughter.

Gretchen - posted on 01/16/2009

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Have any of the creams been for thrush? That could be the problem... with my kids I would use powder first, to let it help dry the area , the desitin (or whatever) to help protect it. Are you feedong formula? Maybe that has something to do with it, too...?

Amanda - posted on 01/16/2009

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I finally got in touch with the pediatrician 2 days ago and his nurse told me to get Bag Balm and slather his butt with it.  To my suprise it is working very well.  It has lanolin in it like most nipple creams.  I also bought Seventh Generation wipes which are helping with changes to relieve him...i think the alcohol was irritating his hiney.  thanks everyone

Tina - posted on 01/15/2009

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Use the diaper rash ointment from the store. Store brand is just fine. As long as it has 40% zinc oxyide in it. Put this cream on him after every diaper change. When you do the diaper change wash his area with warm water and a wash cloth, pat it dry and apply the cream.Good luck. Let us know how you make out

Tiffany - posted on 01/15/2009

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It sounds to me that there's something internal going wrong with him that can't be helped topically.  (I've been having similar problems with my daughter since she was born and she's now 15 months old).  When she was a newborn she was having bloody and mucousy stools,terrible diaper rashes, and was awfully uncomfortable....  with much searching I came upon an "applied kinesiologist" who did some muscle testing and found that my daughter has an intolerance for gluten, corn and oats.  The thing is that each child is different and will have different intolerances.  I know that it can be expensive to go to kinesiologist if you don't have great insurance, but I would certainly recommend it particularly if nothing topical is even partially helping his rash. 

Audrey - posted on 01/15/2009

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I hope ur little one has some relief soon. I am not a mommy yet, but will be in June. My friends niece had diaper rash pretty bad because of the diapers they were using. I know lots of other ppl have said that, she also told me that walmart is pretty good about taking diapers back even if some have been used if you say your baby couldn't use them or whatever. That may cut the cost for you if you are having to try lots of different brands before you find one that works. Good luck!

Bernadet - posted on 01/15/2009

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There is a new prescription item out now called VUSION.  If you don't have insurance don't get it because it runs about $250. If you do ask the pediatrician to prescribe it.  I used it on my daughter and within the first 2 applications her rash was gone.  My pediatrician also tried a compound mixture of 10% questran in aquaphor ointment.  This does a pretty good job too.



 

Jacqui - posted on 01/15/2009

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I don't know if this is the problem but my sisteri-in-law's daughter had a rash everyday from the time she came home from the hospital and when they finally figured it out it turned out it was the Zinc in the cream she was using....might be worth a try.

Meg - posted on 01/14/2009

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Quoting Marie:



one one my daughters had a bad, long lasting rash when she was younger..no matter what i tried, nothing worked.. turns out it was a yeast infection. Got some antibiotic cream from our dr and it dissapeared.







This is pretty much what I would say too. My wee lad just had a rash so bad that it actually bled a little. Doctor said it was yeast and gave us a prescription cream that cleared the rash up with the very first application. I'd try an antifungal cream for sure.

Renee - posted on 01/14/2009

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great tips mommas!  I'm going to try these on my little guy's bottom! 



Using Aveeno Oatmeal Bath 3-4 times a week...sometimes a couple times the same day really help clear up my toddler's rash's.  Also, we used to use the Kirkland brand Costco wipes and I think it made his rash worse. We went to just moistened paper towels or the more expensive fragrance-free/wipes...they don't have alcohol and are gentler on his bottom.

Lora - posted on 01/14/2009

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Vaseline or Penaten cream.Barrier cream!And the right diaper!Make sure the baby always wears a size bigger than it doesn't stick too much to the skin.More airflow.

Victoria - posted on 01/14/2009

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I agree with Lisa too, and everyone else...change to cloth diapers. You can get the cheap ones( by gerber) at Wal-mart with vinyl covers...I used them on my babies the first couple of months. I really think the disposable ones have too much chemicals and detergents in them: and on a newborns bottom that is rough...
There are nicer brands out there, but they are costly...but they say too it can save in the long run...
I have since changed to disposables for them after they started eating and the poop got gross.
Also the vusion diaper rash cream, prescribed from the Dr is great. I use it whenever the rash gets real intense...like after the diarrhea.
I also use Desitin night time cream every day on their butts...

Lisa - posted on 01/14/2009

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Like a lot of the other moms said, check the diapers you use, my daugther broke out to Pampers and Luvs. I cloth diaper and that works well for us. An awesome antibacterial treatment is mix 1/4 c olive oil with 15-20 drops either Tea Tree Oil or Theives Oil blend. Whenever we notice the start of a rash, I apply this after every change and it's gone by the end of the day! Also, make sure it's not a staph infection, we just got over a MRSA infection on her booty, that was not fun. But the oil worked wonders! Better than any antibiotic we tried! Good luck. It's no fun.

Crystal - posted on 01/14/2009

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this sounds like a reaction to what he is eating. if you are breasfeeding it's because of the milk, and what you eat. now, if he's on formula, it may be because of the milk. you may need to change formula's.



i've had two kids in the last 3years and a few days. they had a reaction to the breast milk. it was nothing i was eating but the breast milk may be not have enough iron in it. that's why i changed to formula powder. then my other kid she actually was ok, with the breast milk, but she couldn't handle milk based formula's so i had to switch to soy based products.



o yeah, A&D ointment not the cream is probly what you need. but you also need to put it on everyday.

Silvana - posted on 01/14/2009

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try airing him out as much and possible and give more baths...he may be irritated with all the meds...i heard cornstarch works too but i never tried it...i have been

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My daughter had bad diaper rash when she was just a few weeks old - I had been using Desitin with every diaper change and she still got it.  It took a few different meds to go away - a presription for "triple butt paste" didn't work for us - not worth the money.  What ended up working was just plain lotramin with desitin or a&d on top as a barrier.  When the rash finally went away, we started using just plain corn starch with every diaper change, and it has worked wonders!  It is also so much cheaper than getting those expensive tubes of cream!

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My daughter had bad diaper rash when she was just a few weeks old - I had been using Desitin with every diaper change and she still got it.  It took a few different meds to go away - a presription for "triple butt paste" didn't work for us - not worth the money.  What ended up working was just plain lotramin with desitin or a&d on top as a barrier.  When the rash finally went away, we started using just plain corn starch with every diaper change, and it has worked wonders!  It is also so much cheaper than getting those expensive tubes of cream!

Andrea - posted on 01/14/2009

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not sure if it is available evrywhere but we have great luck with Pinksav.  The only other think that worked for us was loading up the affected area with plain vasaline and try using washcloths with warm saopy water to clean him up, those wipes hurt so bad because of the drying agents even in the frangrance free ones.

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Maybe he is allergic to the diapers?  My daughter (now she is 13!) was allergic to the color in the diapers-at the time only one brand was white.  I suggest you try a new type of diaper, or cloth ones, just to see if it helps.  Doctors are never really big on blaming allergies, but seems to me, that many childhood problems are caused by just that. 

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Maybe he is allergic to the diapers?  My daughter (now she is 13!) was allergic to the color in the diapers-at the time only one brand was white.  I suggest you try a new type of diaper, or cloth ones, just to see if it helps.  Doctors are never really big on blaming allergies, but seems to me, that many childhood problems are caused by just that. 

Robyn - posted on 01/14/2009

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My daughter has a problem w/yeast infections, which often looks like diaper rash. We can't figure it out, she is kept dry and clean, but I had a horrible HORRIBLE yeast infection the last two months of my pregnancy and I still wonder if she got it from me. Anyway, Nystatin works WONDERS!!!! It's the only thing that works for her. Butt Paste and A/D make it worse... Are you sure it's not a yeast infection?

Amy - posted on 01/14/2009

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If you are breast feeding keep an eye on what you are eating he could be having a reaction to something like that. If you are formula feeding he may be allergic to that. My son got them bad when he was on antibiotics. His pediatrician prescribed a few different things. #1 BumBalm...it is a commpound so has several different meds in it(can refridgerate so it is extra soothing) #2 Nystatin Cream...antifungal #3 reg otc neosporin...I would do the bunbalm every diaper and alternate the nystatin and neosporin everyother change. Also, soak him in a luke warm bath with baking soda in it! Don't do too warm bc that will irritate the rash even more. Do you know if he has thrush in his mouth?? If he does have the yeast infection in his mouth that could be what is causing the diaper rash. My son did have that when he was 2 weeks old. Maybe try changing diapers and or wipes incase that is irritating his skin. Ask your pediatrician for those meds if you haven't yet tried them! They were a life saver for us!! Good luck to you and your little one!!!

User - posted on 01/14/2009

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Try a different brand of diapers. Change him frequently!



 



Also, pour corn starch, pure, in his diaper. Poor baby bottom

Marie - posted on 01/14/2009

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one one my daughters had a bad, long lasting rash when she was younger..no matter what i tried, nothing worked.. turns out it was a yeast infection. Got some antibiotic cream from our dr and it dissapeared.



the other cream we LOVE is Sudocrem.



good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2009

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I work in a pharmacy and my pharmacists always recommends Resinol. It comes in a little white jar. She uses on her daughter with every daiper. I tried on my daughter and usually with one application its almost clear. This past week she has had a viral infection and has had lots of diahrrea this has helped so much and I use with cornstarch baby powder. Resinol is not labeld for diaper rash so it wont be with the other treatments, and its not expensive. good luck

Mickie - posted on 01/14/2009

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My daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 6 months old. Since then, she has been on steroids, which cause her to have an almost constant diaper rash. I use what I call the four layers of protection: Prescription Medicine (Nystatin), Neosporin + Pain, Cortaid, and Destitin Creamy. In the above order, I apply each cream. With the last cream Destitin, I make sure to slather her entire rash area and some.



I also make to sure to feed my infant yogurt at least 4 times a week, once a day would be ideal. And I’d suggest you (if you’re nursing) and your infant take probiotics. It’s a “good bacteria” which could help to fight off bad bacteria, such as the diaper rash. You can find it in the refrigerated isle of a health or supplement store.



As for formula, I suggest Earth’s Best Organic. It’s awesome, but it can be hard to find. I’ve found it at high-end grocery stores and natural food markets.



IMPORTANT: Most people feel you have to completely clean your babies bottom, then apply all the stuff. But if your baby has a severe rash, wiping the area irritates the rash even more. So what I’ve found helps is to dap off as much as possible with a really moist wash cloth. Pat dry with a soft, clean wash cloth. Notice I state dab and pat, do not wipe or rub. And don’t feel as if you have to remove all of the poo. Get as much as you can with out irritating the area. Then after you’ve dabbed and pat dried, apply the four layers of protection.



Hope your baby gets better.

Mickie

Cassandra - posted on 01/14/2009

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when i deal with any rash i find letting air get to the area as often and for as long as possble, the floor mats are good for any accidents, and when you do need to put on a nappy apply sudocreme, not too much. it looks awful and painful but air really is one of the best remedies. i used to play on the floor with mine with toys to keep them distrated and wrap them in a towel with no nappy if they felt cold. 

Jill - posted on 01/14/2009

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I am going through the same problem with my eight month old daughter.  Here is a homeade recipe for butt cream, and it works wonders.  1/2 tube Desitin, 1/2 tube Antifungal, 3 T. of Maalox and 3 T. of Antibiotic ointment.  Mix this and then mix it with baby powder until it becomes pasty.  Cover your son's butt with this and then put more baby powder over it!  It is messy but it works.  Let me know how you turn out!

Jill - posted on 01/14/2009

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I am going through the same problem with my eight month old daughter.  Here is a homeade recipe for butt cream, and it works wonders.  1/2 tube Desitin, 1/2 tube Antifungal, 3 T. of Maalox and 3 T. of Antibiotic ointment.  Mix this and then mix it with baby powder until it becomes pasty.  Cover your son's butt with this and then put more baby powder over it!  It is messy but it works.  Let me know how you turn out!

Erin - posted on 01/14/2009

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An older grandmother told me to brown white flour in a frying pan and wait for it to cool off, and apparently this is the best diaper rash solution. I haven't had to try it yet, but I am curious to know if it works!

Courtney - posted on 01/14/2009

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The best bottom rash formula is still over the counter that we have found... but you have to ask for it by name - usually in the Pharmacy. It is called Flander's and it is a brownish cream that is sorda like an oatmeal cream - it is great! When my oldest daughter got the Rotovirus - and her bottom was horrible - it was the only thing to work... good luck!

Laura - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son used to get the same type of diaper rash...I tried all different types of creams and I felt like they irritated him more. My friend suggested using corn starch instead of the cream and powder, so I did and it worked wonders. I forgot the name but its in a yellow box in the baking section of the grocery store. After i got it under control I bought the baking powder that has corn starch in it to prevent a rash.

Nicole - posted on 01/14/2009

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there is a prescription diaper cream that works wonders.  It is called vusion and you can only get it with a prescription from your doctor.  You can only use it for seven days at a time, but it is a combination of vaseline, zinc oxide and mycalog (to help with fungus) all in one.  It is extremely creamy and wipes off easily with each diaper change.  The second my daughter gets a little redness i apply and it is better by the next morning.  The only down fall is the price, but in my opinion worth every penny.  If you are looking for over the counter i would recommend aquaphor healing ointment for babies, it acts as a great barrier.  Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009

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Quoting Heather:



My oldest daughter had diaper rash bad.  One of the ways that i got rid of the rash was finding the right diaper. I know that it may sound funny but my daughter was sensitive to a few brands of diapers which gave her a bad rash, no matter what cream i tried i wouldn't go away untill i change her brand of diapers. The other thing that i used was just plain vasiline. It worked the best i used a good amount of vas and then put powder over the vas and the diaper rash went away. Once again it is a trial and error thing with the diapers.I just thaught that i would mention i also went a spent an obsence amount of money on creams for her butt but the best thing was the vasiline. Hope this may help good luck. Heather






What kind of diapers did you end up with because he can't handle the Huggies, Pampers, Parent's Choice, or Luvs.  Right now we are using Food Lion brand Hypoallergenic diapers.

Angela - posted on 01/14/2009

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I used Aquaphor on my little girl. I tried almost everything like you have. My little girl wasn't as bad, but Aquaphor worked the best. It was recommended by a friend of mine. It is over the counter as well. I hope it works for you.

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Quoting Heather:



My oldest daughter had diaper rash bad.  One of the ways that i got rid of the rash was finding the right diaper. I know that it may sound funny but my daughter was sensitive to a few brands of diapers which gave her a bad rash, no matter what cream i tried i wouldn't go away untill i change her brand of diapers. The other thing that i used was just plain vasiline. It worked the best i used a good amount of vas and then put powder over the vas and the diaper rash went away. Once again it is a trial and error thing with the diapers.I just thaught that i would mention i also went a spent an obsence amount of money on creams for her butt but the best thing was the vasiline. Hope this may help good luck. Heather






What kind of diapers did you end up with because he can't handle the Huggies, Pampers, Parent's Choice, or Luvs.  Right now we are using Food Lion brand Hypoallergenic diapers.

Anna - posted on 01/14/2009

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The only cream that has ever worked to heal open sores on my kids is ABC cream from Arbonne, strangely enough.... I have heard several things from many moms about how amazing this cream is... my little girl is very sensitive and this works significantly in just 2 days! Keep dry and use no wipes just warm water..... ! www.arbonne.com

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009

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Thanks for the advice!  I was breastfeeding for the first 3 weeks but him and I both got sick and diaper rash wouldn't go away so I put him on formula instead.  That didn't help.  He formed a rash every time I used the formula so we figure he has a milk allergy and started him on soy formula.  The similac Isomil caused him to be collicy so now we have  him on Nutramigen.  Still no change in the rash.  It is horrible broken skin and welts.  The doctors have no idea what it is and I don't want to try any more tricks before he goes back to the doctor on the 22nd for fear it may make it worse.

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