I need help on diaper rashes!

Angela - posted on 09/11/2010 ( 66 moms have responded )

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my daughter is always getting diaper rashes! I have tried all sorts of thing to get it to stop I have changed what foods she eats and even diaper brands but they just come back and each is worse than the first!

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Angie - posted on 09/12/2010

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My children used to have this problem too. I bought a package of washcloths at Wal-Mart and wet them with plain water. Since it's kinda a pain to go to the sink every time. I put them in an old babywipe container to keep them moist and then into a babywipe warmer to keep them warm. I used these EVERY time I changed a diaper then I put it in a container of baby detergent to wash often. Once the rash was gone, I used Bag Balm (ask at the drug store, it's usually behind the counter). If it's not there it's at a farm supply store - it's an udder cream but better than what is on the shelves because it has an antibacterial property. Most people don't like the smell much but it keeps a baby's skin from coming in contact with urine or feces.

Brandie - posted on 09/12/2010

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My pedi had me mix regular diaper rash cream with liqiuid antacid, Mylanta, and apply that each time my DS had a diaper change. The antacid neutralizes the acid in urine and loose bowels. It helped him wonderfully. I mixed it in a make-up cannister so I could have a screw on top. Also, make sure the antacid is plain, unflavored.

Shannon - posted on 09/12/2010

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as silly as it might sound ( and i would check with the doc for sure) one thing i found works the best besides cornstarch is a basic OTC anti-fungal foot cream... my son had what sounds like yours is going through and it was a yeast infection... she told us to try the cream ad it cleared up with in 3 or 4 days (after 2mos- 3 brand changes, air drying, spitz baths, cornstarch, baby powder, 4 different creams, and even oatmeal baths)... that advice was a god send!

Dana - posted on 09/12/2010

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Babies can get yeast infections fairly easy on their bum, it could be that. Your doctor should know if it is or not. Good luck.

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Maritza - posted on 09/18/2010

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Try this dont use whippys wash her booty with mild soap let it dry then...... just but a little of vasilene on it not alot just a little bit then put the pamper on remember no whippy wash her booty all the time.... then post me and tell me how its going

Keyondra - posted on 09/17/2010

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Put Diaper Rash Cream On Top Of It And Then Put Vaseline On Top Of That That Was The Poop And The Pee Will Not Get Back On The Rash To Make It Worse It Has Worked Really Good For Me And Its CHEAP :] My Daughter Has Very Sensitive Skin... She Had One Rash So Bad I Took Her To The Hospital And They Gave Me A Prescription For This Cream With Steriods In It, The Cream Cost Me $36 EXPENSIVE Now I Just Use Vaseline And Some Cheap Cream.

Tawni - posted on 09/17/2010

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i know this may sound funny but you could try a cream called utter butter... it is found in like the animal department.. it is usually used on cows for their utters... my son had a diaper rash so bad it blistered and a friend of mine told me to try it.. i wont use anything else now... and on the up side it has a nice smell...

Bethany - posted on 09/17/2010

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My daughter gats bad diaper rashes and has since she came home from the hospital. This is what I do for her: I give her Florastor kids which is a good probiotic that gives her the good bacteria that she needs in order to fight the yeast. Then I put both nistatin (prescription from DR.) and aquafor on her. She only uses pampers diapers, anything else makes her break out. This usually works to get rid of it really fast. Good luck!!

Deirdre O - posted on 09/17/2010

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have you tried sudocreme its the best thing for nappy rash or leave the air to her bum for awhile every day and that might help i have tried all the other brands for nappy rashes but nothing worked for me so i used sudocreme and it was brilliant

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desitin (Y) that cream is amazing my son has only had one nappy rash and that was cos we changed his brand of nappies and it worked like magic and i had a happy baby again :D

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2010

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ohh also try using a warm soft wash cloth to wipe her or unscented wipes. I found that the perfumes in the wipes broke my daughter out also & it would hurt to use on her so i used a warm wash cloth.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2010

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I tried just about every cream that was on the market for my daughter. Alot of the stuff just made it worse such as baby powder. The only thing that worked on my daughter was corn starch. Try a teaspoon or less of it in her diaper. I know it sounds weird but it works! I was having the same problem & thats what my g-ma told me to try. Youll never use anything else!!

Aly - posted on 09/16/2010

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I'm a new mom and don't have much experience with diaper rash. But about 5 days after my baby was born he got a bad rash, more like a sore on his bottom from all the wiping. I tried various creams and found that the combination of giving his bottom a rest by rinsing him off in the sink and using A&D ointment worked the best. I now use A&D ointment on him a few times a day, particularly at night to help prevent a rash. Hope this helps and good luck!

Krista - posted on 09/16/2010

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my boys tend to get yeast infections, so much sure there doc checks one out. Then the best things I have used are Calmoseptine (but cream) and dried flour!! it works great!

Sara - posted on 09/16/2010

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diaper rashes can also come from them drinking juices. Or from scented wipes also can be the cause. When my daughter gets a rash I use Boudreauxs Butt Paste and it works great.

Tammy - posted on 09/16/2010

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Grapefuit seed extract in liquid form. Dilute a drop or two in some water and wash. It is a natural anti bacterial/anti viral. It will at least help from that front. We also would use Desitine Creammy and then Cornstarch powder as a double barrier.

Jessie - posted on 09/16/2010

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discuss the possibility of a yeast infection with her doctor. my son had this on his bottom when he was a newborn and it was next to impossible to get rid off. he also had thrush (yeast) in his mouth and gave it to my in my breasts from nursing him. it was ugly. outside of this he has never had a rash.. until her turned one and we introduced cows milk in order to start weaning him from breastfeeding. guess what? he is allergic to cows milk now, ugh. so I guess what i am saying is maybe it could be a yeast infection on the tushy or a milk problem (or a hundred other things, haha) good luck though

Megan - posted on 09/16/2010

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My son gets some really bad ones sometimes. He is 12 months and has some that start bleeding. My mother in law told me to get a vitamin E tablets....The gels....Poke a hole in them and squeeze them on the rash...It healed so quick...So now whenever he gets a bad one i do that and it clears it up very quickly. A day or two and he was completely better. I hope this works.

Melanie - posted on 09/16/2010

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I thought my son had a diaper rash but is was a yeast infection, same thing was happening and I was bathing him daily, using cornstarch and desitin...my pedi recommended an over the counter anti-fungal foot cream for his bottom (5 times daily) and also a prescription for his gums. The rash went away for good within 5 days. I have found that butt paste works best for diaper rash.

Cindy - posted on 09/16/2010

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Desitin . . . this works for my 19 mth old son; whenever he gets a rash, I put on a bit of Desitin after every diaper change & within 24 hours it clears up completely. Good luck.

Diana - posted on 09/16/2010

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I have found that in some cases, what one calls diaper rash is really a minor yeast infection. In this case, it would definitely be wise not to use any products with cornstarch, as the yeast will use this as a food source. It would also be advisable to wash your babies bum with a vinegar/water mixture, or let them soak in a vinegar bath. It will help the skin maintain it's normal pH balance, skin should be slightly acidic. Any change in pH will alter the flora of the skin and make for a possible diaper rash. Also, make sure she is not drinking too much fruit juice, as this also can encourage diaper rashes.

Betina - posted on 09/16/2010

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Hi Angela; I hope I can help..My youngest son had the worst diaper rashes. You didn't say how hold she is so this is from the hip.Take her off of all juices especially orange juice. As far as food the blander it is the better. Even at 2 months old you can give her a small amount of plain mashed potatoes "not instant" you make them. Also the yoke from a fried egg, use non stick Pam to fry it. As far as bath time use soap with no perfume or lotions. use Ivory Snow to wash her clothes in and for God Sake don't use any powder. Give her at least 2 bottles of water a day and right after she pees and you go to change her just let her go without a diaper. Put a clean towel under her and let her play for about an hr. She has sensitive skin so you may as well get used to making sure there are no additives in anything you use on her or give her. As far as ointment for the rash get some Bacitracin. You can get it at any drug or dollar store, it's cheap and it works. It took me over a year to figure out what was going on with my son. Once I made the changes he was a much happier littler boy. I hope I helped and good luck!

Danielle - posted on 09/15/2010

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Try to let her air out as much as possible. When she does have a diaper on put vaseline on her, then the diaper. I found it worked better than any ointment I had found. Good luck!

Shela - posted on 09/15/2010

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i ues bag bulm for my oldest boy when he was a baby and i ues it for my yungest boy. it clears up in a cupple days. keep on it with that and it should work.

Mdiaz - posted on 09/15/2010

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My kids love fruit!! which led to rash if I didn't change them right away. Butt Paste works really well

Christina - posted on 09/14/2010

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Use a diaper cream and then put aquaphor on top of it, the aquaphor acts as a barrier to keep the medicine on the babies bottom. Also, if the rash is really bad using a little jock itch cream clears it up quick. Hope that helps!

Lisa - posted on 09/14/2010

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Sometimes it is just a phase and the best thing you can do is let them go diaperless whenever possible to provide a little relief, apply the best ointment when you need it. As with everything, you'll find it's a phase. I'm sorry you have to go through it, unfortunately once it passes we will be talking you through the next one! Do what mom's do... talk, ask questions and keep trying :)

Cindy - posted on 09/14/2010

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My daughter had it once and a rash on her face too - tried all kinds of things but then went to a herbalist and found that pure organic olive oil worked the best and within 2 days ALL rashes gone!!!!

Jane - posted on 09/13/2010

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If it's truly just a diaper rash, I swore by Bag Balm (it was originall teet ointment for cows utters (LOL) but works for lots of things). However, like others have said, it sounds like a yeast infection. Lotrimin or the generic equivalent, bare butt running for while and the yogurt would work because yogurt has enzymes that help cure yeast :)

Jamie - posted on 09/13/2010

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My friends baby has this problem, and the only thing that works for her baby is to use just a warm wach cloth instead of wipes, and change the diaper more often. She lets him play in the yard naked during the day to get some fresh air too. The second she uses wipes though he gets a horrible rash again.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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No, Sarah. No there is not. I fully expect that they will soon discover that when ingested, it cures alcoholism, Raynaud's Syndrome, and bowel cancer.

Bethanie - posted on 09/13/2010

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I use the Aveeno Oatmeal bath solvent! Pour it into a little bit of bath water and set the baby in it for 15 minutes or so! Worked miracles for my 1st and is still working for my 2nd!

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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Actually, they still make Desitin, and it's not the same thing as Boudreaux's. I tried Desitin and didn't like it -- it had this weird, fishy smell.

Laurell Nicole - posted on 09/13/2010

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i use Aveno Baby itch relief, moisturizing cream it works for diaper rashes my boy hasn't had a rash in like 4 months, it also says its good for excema ( but fact: Huggies diapers smell bad when new!,
and not sure how true it is, but i heard they cause rashes.. compared to other brands)

Mary - posted on 09/13/2010

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I found that when regular balmex or J & J diaper cream did not work, that it was fungal--meaning yeast. The pediatrician could prescribe Nystatin or you can buy over the counter athlete's foot LOTRIMIN or the generic equivalent and try that.

Amber - posted on 09/13/2010

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Try using goldbond baby powder. It helped with my twins. They used to get diaper rash so bad sometimes that they would bleed. I never let them sit in a wet diaper and even got up to change them in the middle of the night when they were sleeping. Letting it air out helped alot as well as baking soda baths and desitin (not creamy) helped sometimes. If you have a wet pad ( heavy fabric cloth that absorbs moisture) try letting your daughter go to sleep on it without a diaper on. You can lay a blanket over her if you think she might get cold, but the longer you can expose her to dry air, the less weepy the rash will be and the quicker it can dry out and heal.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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Tiffany, you mean "Boudreaux's Butt Paste"? Just as an FYI, it is pronounced "BOO-droh's" : )

But yes, it's good stuff.

Jane - posted on 09/13/2010

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I ran into the same thing with my girl. I changed her ultra-frequently; sometimes gave her midday "sitz" baths; LOADED her up with Desitin paste and used Ammons powder generously, being careful not to let her inhale it! I don't know if those two products are around today still. But it was my only recourse. If Desitin doesn't work, Vasoline, loaded on thick helps keep moisture off. You have my sympathies.!!!

Tiffany - posted on 09/13/2010

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My daughter had a terrible rash before also, and even though "desiten" used to be the "go to" cream...that's definately the last cream i choose. One cream i advise you to purchase (and other moms as well) would be butt paste! The maker is pronounced as "boo-dree-aks" butt paste. It comes in a squeeze tube and is yellow with a cartoon baby picture on it. I wish i had a tube on hand right now for the correct spelling of the maker, but it's GREAT stuff.You can find it in almost any baby aisle at drugstores,wal-mart,target..etc. It really works and goes a long way!! Good luck.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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My son had a bad rash for awhile, and no diaper creams were working. What worked for me was when I changed his diaper, I'd clean him off well with a warm washcloth, and then dry off his bum with my hairdryer (set to cool, obviously) until his butt was bone-dry. Then, believe it or not, I would spread a thin layer of Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream on his bum. I know. It's weird. But I got this tip from another mom. And it cleared up an AWFUL rash in about 2 days. It's a little pricey, but it's a very good last resort.

Carol - posted on 09/13/2010

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This will sound very strange to you, but it is the only thing that ever worked on my kids diaper rash. Use plain yogurt! I had a nurse tell me this when nothing else would clear it up. Just rub plain yogurt on the diaper rash as you would any other cream. You will be amazed how well it works!!

Dani - posted on 09/13/2010

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I to went through this too! There are a couple of things I learned with my kids.

Sometimes a rash is actually a yeast infection not the kind woman get,

but the kind that forms in dark moist places. Air and light (sunshine) are really the best but... we can't always do that can we.

Here a couple of things that worked for us...

1. After bath let them air dry for a couple of min.

2. Apply Balmex and Mylanta (pre mix a little bit ahead of time ) in a

thin coat to areas that rash effects most. (this works if it's just a lite rash, meaning not a deep rash)

3. Apply Hydrocortisone 10 ointment (the cream can work too, it's just you have to put it on three times a day where as with the ointment only once a day)

in a thin coat (everywhere in rash area)after bath or when you notice it getting red. This was the best treatment for us it worked so well that I still use it today, when the kids get Bug Bites or Road Rash from their skate boards or underarm Razor Burn too:) I keep a tube in the car E.R. box too.

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Always wash your child in water when you change a nappy. Even more often if you have the time. Not just with a cloth or wipe. Dry very well and then apply a thick layer of Zink and castor oil ointment.

Tamra - posted on 09/12/2010

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I know that having a child without diapers on isn't always easy! Yet it is the best way to get rid of a diaper rash.
A second huge suggestion is that you buy a few cloth diapers (the kind with velcro) that do NOT have the plastic on the outside. Yes, they will leak a bit but not everywhere and iit helps to air the backside out! It's also obvious when they are wet so changing happens faster. I used these every time my son had a diaper rash ... until it went away. After the rash was gone completely I was especially careful about using one of the zinc based creams for a couple days.

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