Really bad diaper rash...

Casandra - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 110 moms have responded )

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My daughter never really had diaper rash til a week ago. It is starting to peel...I doesn't seem to really hurt her, but it has to itch really bad. I've tried desitin, a&d, balmex, and Bag Balm(my sisters idea). Nothing is really working on it. Any other Ideas?

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Sarah - posted on 09/08/2009

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Try Aveeno diaper rash cream. has oatmeal in it to help soothe! I used it when my little guy had a nasty rash and it cleared up in like 3 days. if the rash lasts more than a week w/o any improvement - definitely go to the doctor.Good luck!

Maria - posted on 09/05/2009

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Lotrim cream... like for athletes foot.My daughter had it really bad one time to the point her skin was starting to crack and that is the only thing that helped.

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Summer - posted on 05/01/2013

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Aquaphor!!!! It worked every time. Trust me it is a miracle! My son had really bad diaper rash and I would put that on and in one day it was cleared up!

Kelly - posted on 09/14/2009

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when my daughter had a really bad diaper rash a few weeks ago the dr told us to make sure that you dry the butt really good and let her out of the diaper if we could that way it could get air. i'll lay her on a blanket and after her butt is clean i'll rub/pat her butt dry with the blanket then put destin on and cover her butt (since she is 7 months old and just wants to crawl everywhere) within a day i noticed that her butt was starting to get better and now it is cleared up and we don't have to use destin with every diaper change. also just letting her sit and play in a warm bath (i give her a baby every other night) that covers the infected area also helped. hope this helps you.

Angie - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son just got over a HORRIBLE diaper rash--we had switched diapers from huggies to a cheaper brand, turns out he was allergic to the cheaper diaper.After a month of every cream,home remedy you could find and perscription cream from the dr turns outall we had to do was go back to huggies. Im so glad its over.

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2009

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Paw Paw ointment is absolutely great!! When I notice nappy rash & dryness starting I put paw paw ointment on & it clears up within a couple of hours! Its also non medicated so I prefer to use this on my little girl.. You can buy it in jars or tubes from chemists etc I would highly recommend you give this a go!

Eliza - posted on 09/13/2009

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Try orsa clay! Go to a health food store and see what might be available. If they don't have it, they should be able to tell you were to get it. I have used it for mouth wash when i had cankers, I have put it on sprained ankles and I have used it for diaper rash. It's completely natural and it's amazing!

Shelsea - posted on 09/13/2009

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Aveno makes a baby oatmeal bath. use that and after let her run around naked to dry the rash out a bit and the only creams i have used are the Aveno or Destin and they both work good on my son. good luck!!

Brenda - posted on 09/13/2009

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As what were doing in the hospital as a nurse, just applying desitin, let it air her buttocks from time to time. Too much diapering will create a lot of moisture thus create a rash. Peeling of skin means, new dermis is forming out.

Sam - posted on 09/13/2009

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if it wont go away take her to the doctor because it could be trush. if she is breast fed it wont show too much in her mouth because of your anti-bodies. my little girl had the same and it was getting out of controll and no matter what i did it would not go away and of corse this is my first child so i didn't know the difference.. thrush is really hard to get rid of, and its better to get it before it gets out of control.

Kristen - posted on 09/13/2009

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I worked at a day care for quite some time and I have a 7 week old whom has had diaper rash already. I have learned that if you use beudro's (spelling is SO wrong) butt paste first and then use the aquaphor over it, it works wonders! :) Hope this helps!

Christine - posted on 09/13/2009

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I would consult a naturopathic physician. If it's a yeast infection (good possibility), you not only want to treat it but help prevent it from being a more systemic problem. Topically I market a wonderful product for diaper rashes that is safe. Visit www.commonsensehealth.myshaklee.com. Look under ShakleeBaby care. Products are guaranteed and my business is BBB accredited.

Carolyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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You could mix equal parts of vaseline and cornstarch til it's consistency is that of a paste. You'll be amazed at the difference in the rash after using it just once. I remember when the rashes would be so nasty looking that I was scared to touch them for fear that I would hurt them. I'll never forget how shocked I was after trying this concoction for the 1st time. Such a difference!! Good luck! :)

Tracy - posted on 09/10/2009

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Homemade Brown Flour. I don't know why it works, but simply put some basic baking flour in a skillet. Stir it over low heat until it turns brown. Remove from the stove to cool. When it is cool to the touch, sprinkle some on the diaper rash. It soaks up and holds moisture away from the baby's skin, is painless, cheap, and somehow makes the rash disappear. It worked wonders for my daughter who had a skin disease which caused many diaper rashes.

Carmel - posted on 09/10/2009

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With my kids, I always found that they developed diaper rash after eating or drinking to much citrus (juice or fruit). When it got bad (before I figured this out) I would bathe them in warm water with 2 or 3 spoonfuls of baking powder (no soap). It worked very well.

Alyssa - posted on 09/10/2009

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renew lotion by melaleuca. it's all natural hand lotion but makes an amazing diaper rash cream! put it on when you change her, and by the next diaper change, it will be gone. if not, it must be a yeast infection. you can order the lotion at www.melaleuca.com

Delani - posted on 09/10/2009

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You might want to try this stuff that I used for my girls when they were in diapers it's called shotgun skin dressing by turtle island it's awsome you can use it for everything!!!!!

Lisa - posted on 09/10/2009

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Is the child having any diarrhea with this or not? Sometimes it could be a lactose intolerance as well. I found out when my kids were almost 1yrs old they were lactose intolerant and could only drink rice milk and the rash completely went away? Just a thought.

Alicia - posted on 09/10/2009

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Soak the baby in warm water with a little baking soda. It will help dry it up.

Cassia - posted on 09/10/2009

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Caldesene Powder in the pink bottle. My MIL used it on my step-son, and suggested I use it on my daughter, but doctors, magazines, people, etc...said, don't use powder, it's dangerous, blah, blah, blah. So I was very weary. I finally had to try it, and just made sure I poured the powder away from her like into the diaper off to the side or a little into my hand. Use it daily....it helps prevent it. $6 at drug stores.

Maria - posted on 09/09/2009

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Hi, when my boys were small I tried the most expensive ointments but nothing seemed to work, until..I used just plain cornstarch..there is a latin brand that comes in a yellow box and it's only like $1.29 or something like that is called Maizena (that is cornstarch...I used it on them and just make sure you wash her area with a warm towel no wipees please that will burn...than just dry her up and put the Maizena..it works wonders. Good luck I hope she's better. God bless.

Mary - posted on 09/09/2009

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But paste is the best thing EVER! You can get it a target, walgreens, etc
Try to keep the diaper off for about 15 min to let the area air dry.... Hope it works.

Megan - posted on 09/09/2009

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try dr smiths diaper ointment you can get it from pretty much anywhere about $9.50 a tube but i tried everything on my daughters even from the doc and nothing worked so we went to another doc and they told us to try this it works so good i try to use it at every diaper change and they hardly ever get a diaper rash and if they do it clears it up really fast and its not so thick that you have to scrap it off when you change the diaper it wipes off easily too i hope this helps

Deb - posted on 09/09/2009

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Milk allergy maybe? Word of warning: Never EVER use any type of powder on a baby. Can be inhaled and cause all kinds of problems!

April - posted on 09/09/2009

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It sounds like a bacterial infection that sometimes babies get while they are little. Try a little bit of monostat or vagasil. Just make sure it doesn't get up inside of them for it isn't really good for her. It can be contagious so make sure you wash your hands really good. While I was babysitting I had a little girl with it and my daughter came in contact somehow. I took her to the doctor and we had a long conversation about it.

Brandy - posted on 09/08/2009

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When my son was little he was very ill and in the hospital for GI problems. He had the worst diapper rash and I had been trying every thing. Well his GI doctor had the nurse put this past on him at all diapper changes and it helped fast. I asked what it was and it was Maylox mixed with Aquaphore! She said mylox works at the acid in the urin and the aquaphore is a barrier. After learning that little trick it is the only thing I used with my boys. I have had a lot of other friends and family try this when all else has failed with their baby's rash!

Sara - posted on 09/08/2009

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Butt Paste is wonderful! Though I think what your daughter has is more of an infection because a diaper rash would hurt her. My mom told me that she would feed me yogurt (plain) and just let me hang out without a diaper on. For my son, when he has had super bad rashes the Dr. told me to use regular rash creams and then put Corn Starch on it. It creates a paste that protects the skin from runny poop and pee, you can try Mylanta too!

Belinda - posted on 09/08/2009

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I used those things also with no success, one of my mature neighbor suggested resinol its in a little jar cvs usually has it in stock. it cost 7.50 but that stuff is a mircle cream

Rosalie - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hi, My first child was allergic to disposable diapers. not good to use 24/7 So I ordered Diaper service. i only used disposables when i went out with the baby. And guess what, he did not have the rashes bad anymore. I guess it's because the disposable ones do not let any air in to the skin and that is what causes diaper rash. I think cloth diapers are much better. Diaper service was actually cheaper then buying them at the store. I also used desitin ointment. It cleared up the rashes faster when he did get a mild rash. I have 4 children, two are twins. They all had diaper service. I was not taking any chances. Babies skin is sensitive and mommys have to be careful.

Ida - posted on 09/08/2009

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i used desitin when my were little.and changed their diappers mor offtin plu make sure thrie bottoms are cleaned before reappling.this may help
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Casandra - posted on 09/08/2009

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Well its almost gone now. I've been using desitin and I mixed a little lotrim in with some vasaline. Plus I cut out milk...I think it might have been the milk. thanks everyone. :)

Janae - posted on 09/08/2009

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try mixing butt paste & a&d ointment. use 2 work every time for my daughter who has sensitive skin and got them quite often, or u could try aquaphor, it's sold almost everywhere

Tobi - posted on 09/07/2009

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Plain old cornstarch works better than anything. Also be sure that it is diaper rash....babies get yeast infections that can appear to be diaper rash

Julie - posted on 09/07/2009

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That sounds more serious than just simple diaper rash. She could have an allergy to something in the diapers your using or reacting to a food allergy. I would have her checked out by a doctor for sure.

Anita - posted on 09/07/2009

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My oldest had a bad rash as an infant. I found out she was allergic to disposible diapers and latex. Try using cloth diapers, 2 intervals of 10 minutes of indirect light on her little rear a day (near a window on a bed protector cloth is wise since she will be devoid of a butt cover), wash the area gently after each bathroom happening with warm water that has a little bit of dissolved baking soda in it. If the sores start to flake but aren't oozing or puss filled, dab a touch of olive oil on each one with a Q-tip swab. Light coating of the oil is all she will need as they heal.

Julie - posted on 09/07/2009

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could be something she is drinking making her urine acidy, like apple or orange juice sudacrem and plenty of fresh air, dont use soap only water on the affected area could be an allergy or whole milk intolerance.

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My son had really bad diaper rash and we too tried everything. Then we tried Aveeno diaper rash cream. He was cleared up the next day.

Tammy - posted on 09/07/2009

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it could be something besides diaper rash...my sister started this when she was a baby and come to find out it was psoriasis it rashes out just like diaper rash then gets a little scally and peels there are medications out of it but if it keeps up i'd see a doctor about it good luck

Lonnie - posted on 09/07/2009

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my daughters are allergic to butt paste...a friend told me to mix vaseline and cornstarch to make a paste. It worked.. just mix in a bowl and put paste back into the vaseline container. Instead of baby powder I use pure cornstarch. another tip, don't just sprinkle the powder, use a bunch!

Christie - posted on 09/07/2009

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I would take her to the doctor..My dauhters doctor had me use a fungal cream (Lotramine) the lowest strength, but they actual have prescription one for babies now. It will help so much with the itching etc. plus it works fast. Try to rinse her off with water for diaper changes for a couple of days for her comfort. But that it's no diaper cream out there is going to get ride of a fungal rash. If you do the Lotramine make sure it's the cream not the spray and apply a thin layer twice a day. Good luck I know it drives them crazy.

Angie - posted on 09/07/2009

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Cornflour.
It's natural and doesn't contain any perfumes... I put cornflour on my Daughter as soon as I start seeing any red and it's gone pretty much by the next nappy change.
If the nappy rash is bad, just change her nappy more often to keep it more dry and put some cornflour on it each change. Works a treat! Good luck :)

Brandee - posted on 09/07/2009

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Try using a different kind of diaper.I had to experiment with diapers i think it was luvs i had to use with my oldest

Caitelyn - posted on 09/07/2009

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Bepanthen! r you could try applying the liquid mylanta to the area with a soft flannel.

Alison - posted on 09/07/2009

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Hi, I'm Julies sister and the egg whites really do work .. its an old wives tale but we were desparate and tried anything and everthing .. the egg whites worked .. I separated the egg and spread a thin layer on .. by the next morning it was so much better so I used it again and within 48hrs he was better. Not sure what the science behind this is but its better that using lotions and potions from the Gp which contain goodness knows what. Good luck!

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