Every time my son gets on antibiotics I know the diaper rash is right behind. Any suggestions on prevention or treatments (like miracle ones)!?!?!
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Angela - posted on 04/18/2009
When my husband and I were stationed in Okinawa, my infant son used to have the same problem. a Japanese lady told us not to use the creams and such but to apply wet green tea bags to the rash about twice a day and believe it or not, it went away just like that and needless to say, it is a lot safer
Jennifer - posted on 04/19/2009
Triple paste is wonderful. Although yogurt (acidophilus) will help prevent the problem, triple paste will help treat the rash. You can buy it at Babies R Us, but it is way cheaper at Target. Haven't seen it any place else, except online, but I am sure that they sell it elsewhere.
Kristy - posted on 04/16/2009
My son had a bad diaper rash when he was on antibiotics. I had asked the pharmacist what we could use for it, he said Balmex. Sure enough it worked the first diaper change we used it. Lay it on thick :o) My son's bottom was so raw he couldn't even sit down.
Kelly - posted on 04/19/2009
Treatment!!!!! Sounds crazy but Works like a charm. Take your box of wipes, take a bottle of witch-hazel pour 3/4 bottle into wipes or until they become saturated in it. Then get the largest bottle of Milk of Magnesia that you can find. Leave it out on the counter let it settle and seperate when you get home. (usually take about 2 days to do it right.) pour of the liquid on top leaving the slury behind. The slury is what you want. This is what you will use to place on the affected area once cleaned with the saturated wipes of witch-hazel. Take a cotten ball and dab into the slury mixture and then apply to affected area. Allow to dry. You will notice a difference with in 24 hours of this treatment. Try not to leave a diaper on as long as you normally would either.
Heggie - posted on 04/18/2009
Okay this sounds really redneck but it works! It is a cream called Boudreaux's Butt Cream. They sell it at Target and Wal-Mart in Southeast TX. It is the best. I give it to everyone I know at their baby shower and they always swear by it later.
Shari - posted on 04/18/2009
I am an RN, and the one hint I always give patients when it comes to side effects of antibiotics is YOGURT. See, antibiotics kill all bacteria, not just the bad. Our GI tract requires the existance of the good bacteria. The yogurt gets the system back on tract. If this doesn't work, contact DR.
Also, It is best to use antibiotics as little as possible. Make sure your DR is only prescribing them when absolutely necessary.
Brandi - posted on 04/18/2009
my son has only had one diaper rash and he is 18 mos old, and he wouldnt go away, it was raw and would bleed. it ended up being a yeast infection diaper rash, his doctor just wrote me a script for an infant diaper rash cream for yeast. and at most places now generics are only 4 bucks. and you have to make sure it gets plenty of air too. and dont use baby wipes cause even the sentive ones have alcohol in them, and you could only imagine how that feels.
Jamie - posted on 04/16/2009
I would say try to stay away from the antibiotics if possible. They are not healthy for anybody let alone a child. I would say try to as much as you can with all natural items. Also letting a sickness run it course is not all that bad. What is he being put on antibiotics for??
Cheryl - posted on 04/16/2009
you can get probiotics for infants, and children at the health foods store. It works great for my son! also there is a zinc that is usually in the skin care not bay section at pharmacy that is called ihlies paste. it is 30% Zinc not 7 to 15% it clears the rash over night.
Angela - posted on 04/16/2009
yogurt- the kind with live cultures. you can also get lactobacillus over the counter. a pharmacist should be able to help you find one. whole foods will also have lactobacillus.
Yep! The doctor's nurse mentioned yogurt too. It helps too. Thankfully my son loves yogurt!
Angela - posted on 04/16/2009
My son is the same way!! I limit his fruit intake during that time because the acidity seems to make it worse. My doctor gave us several things to try that have helped: soak his bottom in 3-4 inches of lukewarm water with a couple of teaspoons of baking soda (like a sitz bath) don't use soap at this time, just let him soak. let him air dry between diaper changes and then put Corn starch on. It really helps dry out the area. If his bottom starts to look yeasty (kind of red, shiny and welted) use lotrimine lotion (antifungal cream-clortrimazone is the generic form) to put on three times a day. You can also use desitin or another kind of diaper cream to help as a barrier, but my doctor said if it doesn't seem to be healing up then ditch the cream and use the corn starch to get it to dry out first.
Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2009
My son got diaper rash so bad that it would actually bleed. We tried different ointments and diapers. Finally, I was told of an ointment called Udder Balm. It is made for horses and cows. Don't worry, there are also instructions for humans too! Anyway, it can be found at a vet or farm store. It comes in a yellow can/tube with a red lid. It is very thick so the urine/stool will NOT get to the skin. It is AWESOME! It would clear up a bloody rash in 2 days. I then just used a little every day and he never got a rash again! Good Luck!
Kathi - posted on 04/16/2009
how old is your son? If he is mobile (ie walking) try leaving the diaper off and encouraging him to sit on the potty frequently. It prevents the rash. If he is still too young...maybe a coat of vaseline as soon as he starts the antibiotics?
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