3yr opld diaper rash

Jessica - posted on 02/27/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son has had a diaper rash for about 2 weeks, it doesnt bother him but I am slightly concerned. Any ideas as to what it may be?

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Nancy - posted on 02/27/2010

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is he still in diapers at 3 yo? my daughter was out of diapers but continued to have a rash in the diaper area. finally it was diagnosed as eczema. hydrocortisone cream (1 percent) cleared it right up.

Jessica - posted on 02/27/2010

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Thank you for everyone's post, I dont think I was very specific in my post, sorry. Ok the rash has patches of bumpy(like fine sandpaper)things. Its dry to the touch and it doesn't bother my son(He is a baby when it comes to pain). I have tried Destiny creamy, and I give him oatmeal baths and let him go naked for about 3-4 hours a day! So there is the update, thank you again everyone

Heather - posted on 02/27/2010

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I'm just going to add to Amy Lea's post. If the rash has white or yellow splotches that look like it might be healing, but it's not. It's thrush. You need to go to the doctor for this. Watch what he eats. Too much acidity on a tender tushy from acidic foods can cause diaper rash also. My son is allergic to apples. My doctor told me fruits are usually suspect. One thing many parents forget about is air. Pick a time of day, strip his bottom half, and let him free for a little while. I let mine go naked after I dried them off after bath time. Diaper medicines sometimes require a little more wiping than a baby with a tender tush cares for. I used vasoline during the day when my kids were most likely to poop. Wipe the tushy gently with a wash cloth instead of wipes.

Iridescent - posted on 02/27/2010

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Regardless of what some say, babies can process pain. Even prior to birth. Some are not able to display it, but they can process (and feel) it.
Is your son 3 months or 3 years? At 3 months a diaper rash is fairly typical - lots of treatments available. If it's just a bumpy red area, try a diaper ointment of choice (desitin, A&D, etc). If it looks blistered and red, it's more likely a yeast infection and he should either go in to the doctor or you can try over the counter anti-fungal creams. It should clear up within a day or two. If he's 3 months it's possible he's allergic to the diaper brand as well, which would cause frequent diaper rashes and yeast infections. If he's 3 years I'd doubt that's the cause. Also, has he been on antibiotics in the last 3-4 weeks? If so, it's much more likely a yeast infection.

Jen - posted on 02/27/2010

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my son had a rash for ages n sum health vistors even turned up on the door they was tht concerned n was asking do i love my son how do i cope. but it the end i had the last laugh because i just stopped using wipes i only use wipes when my son does a poop since doing it this way we havent had no rashes.

Consolata - posted on 02/27/2010

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You many need to get treatment. It could get really bad. There are many over the counter treatments for diaper rash get one. Mind you babies tolerate a lot. I read some where they cannot yet process pain. My son had a nasty rash at 3 months which became much worse especially in between his folds [he was quite hefty] - he never cried but when I took him to the hospital they said it was a really serious case.

Melinda - posted on 02/27/2010

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Welcome to Circle of Moms! I went through the exact same thing with my stepdaughter when she was about 2-3 yrs old. We tried changing her diapers to special creams over the counter. Nothing we did seemed to work, until my child's doctor told us to use Crisco or Lard. So, at this point we were up for anything. . . So, we did! And, her rash cleared up within about a day and 1/2. She was much happier b/c she didn't seem to be in any more pain from the rash and our worries also went away... Hope you have the same results... Good Luck & God Bless!

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