Any special recommendations for diaper rash?

Kristen - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 411 moms have responded )

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Kendall has diaper rash that just started in the last week. Don't know if the heat is making the difference, or that I went from huggies to pampers? Tried corn starch, A&D, aquaphor. If anyone has any other advice, pls let me know. Thanks so much!

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Deborah - posted on 06/21/2009

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You will probably laugh at what I'm about to say and so will a lot of other moms but it really works...my mom used it and so did my grandparents...so keep and open mind...Dirty Dobber nests...yes...that's right...the wasp like insect uses mud to make it's nest and for some reason if you crush it up very fine it's like a powder and will do away with diaper rash...I tried all the over the counter ointments and even one that the doctor wrote a script for...none of them worked and I was ready to give up until my mom suggested I try it...I had heard her talk about using it on me and my sister but never had the never to use it myself...I should've used it right from the start...I even told the ped. I was using it and he said to keep on using it because it was working! So give it a try!

Courtney - posted on 06/21/2009

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you can brown some flour and that works better than any diaper rash ointment in the stores.

Abi - posted on 06/21/2009

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Daiper rash is often the result of a babies changing PH levels when teething. I always use a tissue to dry my daughters bottom after using a wipe. That way when the nappy goes on she's fully dry. Sudocrem and fresh air. Let her have nappy off time. You may even notice that different foods iritate her rash too, what goes in, must come out. Good luck!

Morgan - posted on 06/21/2009

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It could be because of the switch from huggies to pampers since the companies most likely make the diapers with different stuff. I've always used Desitin cream (it's in a blue and white tube) and it has always worked for my children. Whenever I've noticed the rash I would always wash their bottom with warm water and soap after cleaning them during their diaper change. And then make sure their skin is dry before putting the cream on and I'll do that every time until it clears which is usually for about a week.

Helen - posted on 06/21/2009

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Bit wacky but did you try camomile tea?! Worked on my boy who shares his mum's ultra sensitive skin. Make up a jug of tea, let it cool, use it with kitchen paper or cotton wool to wash during a change instead of wipes which have a lot of alcohol in them. you can also soak a cotton wool ball in the tea and leave it in the nappy over the worst bit (poo makes nappy rash, not wetness, whatever Pampers say) if that's a bit too hippy dippy for you, try using baby oil on cotton wool in place of wipes or g to thenappylady.co.uk for recipes for cleansers. Best of luck!

Debbie - posted on 06/21/2009

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Change the diapers, she could be allergic to pampers. My kids could not handle them. Also ask you Dr. my nephew was allerice to his own urine.

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Let her air out as long as possible with no diaper on at all. It needs to dry out more than anything. Then just use lots of desitin until it goes away.

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Let her air out as long as possible with no diaper on at all. It needs to dry out more than anything. Then just use lots of desitin until it goes away.

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Let her air out as long as possible with no diaper on at all. It needs to dry out more than anything. Then just use lots of desitin until it goes away.

Jenny - posted on 06/21/2009

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Try Lotramin (if I am spelling it right) or Boudreaux's Butt Paste. If your child seems to get a rash often, apply a think coat of either every time you change him/her. Also, make sure the diapers have a little room in the crotch to allow breathing room. If it's tight, it will cause too much heat which breeds the rash. Hope this helps.

Katie - posted on 06/21/2009

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You may have found the solution to your problem already but just in case it is still an issue..........



We have the same issue with our daughter. Our doctor prescribed a compound mix for the diaper cream that has really helped. Insurance doesn't cover it and it was $41 for a small container but we feel it is well worth the expense!!!



Prior to getting into see the doctor, the office suggested:

Rinse the wipes out very well, until all signs of the soap were gone. They said this would be softer than using a paper towel or washcloth.

Use diaper cream over all areas of the rash and then liberally apply vaseline or aquafor over the cream.

Let the baby's bottom get air whenever possible. Just put something under your baby in case he goes and allow the bottom to get some air for as long as possible/as many times as possible per day.



All of that didn't clear up her rash, she needed the prescription. Our doc said it does work for most though.

Jessica - posted on 06/21/2009

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i know this sounds horrible n u wouldnt think it would work but whn my kids have nappy rash i use egg white jst smeer it on at night then bath them the next morning it works a treat. x

Denise - posted on 06/21/2009

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Hi , the balm you were looking for is called bag balm and it a very ancient remedy for many topical ailments. Good advice! :)

Denise - posted on 06/21/2009

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Hi Kristen, well my daughter would get diaper rash all the time because she was constantly on antibiotics for ear infections. The best thing that worked was sitting her in the sink with tepid water, not hot nor cold, and garlic capsules dissolved in the water. Cool yogurt on the bottom feels extra nice after the bath. Be sure to pat the bottom dry not rub and have the unflavored, unsweetened yogurt chilling while bathing Kendall. I did most everything naturally with my children as they were growing up and some tricks they still adhere to themselves. Using garlic is one of them. :-) The fragrance in the different diapers can trigger a nasty rash and the heat if moist can trigger prickley heat. Letting your little one run around, not sit on anything, but just run around bare buttin' it works wonders.

Sandra - posted on 06/20/2009

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My daugher had very bad diaper rash and the doctor said for me to use yeast infection cream then destin......switch between changes....it works trust me it works very well

Nancy - posted on 06/20/2009

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My mom used baby powder with us girls. My husband & I used Aquaphor on our kids. I had a friend that used ButtBalm (I think that's the name of it) on her kids. My son always had yeast infections and they tended to look like diaper rash - we used an antifungal cream and he ate yogurt at least 1x/day and that helped him.

Amanda - posted on 06/20/2009

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The best thing next to Butt Paste which works okay at times, is Calmoseptine Ointment you can get it at Wal-Mart but you have to get it from the pharmacist. This has worked the best for my daughter. I apply it where ever the rash is on her bottom.

Rachael - posted on 06/20/2009

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My little one and I had thrush, the only thing that worked for us is switching to Pampers Sensitive. It cleared up on it's own w/out any creams. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

Brittan - posted on 06/20/2009

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put corn starch on it or put baking soda in her bath water. my daughter gets it bad!

Christy - posted on 06/20/2009

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I worked as a Pharmacy Tech for years and alot of the Pediatricians in our area would have us make a cream. You can make it yourself or if you live in central Ohio, ask your pharmacist to make it for you. It is equal parts of Aquaphor and Maalox (original). You just put the Aquaphor on some wax paper make a little spot in the center and pour in the maalox. Mix and add more until you have reach and equal amount of the ointment. Mix it until it is well blended. Put it back in the Aquaphor jar...Usually last a long time. IT IS Truly the best stuff around. It usually clears up the rash quickly and if you catch the bumps in time, you probably won't see them progress after you have applied the ointment.

Kelly - posted on 06/20/2009

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When my little guys had a rash, I would keep their diapers loose so that the air could get in. It helped to dry it out. Also, if I had to go somewhere I would put ALOT of Desitin on. This helps to keep the moisture away from the skin. Good Luck!!

Kathi - posted on 06/20/2009

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yes Crisco! it works! I used it on both my kids and never had a problem! they used it way back when. this tip was handed down by my great grandmother.

Shari - posted on 06/20/2009

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The best thing I found for really bad diaper rash is egg white - - creates a skin so that the soils in the diaper do not burn the already burnt skin - -



Leaving the diaper off for as long as possible is best, also no plastic when the diaper is on. Or use a good quality disposable that draws the wetness away,



You can use a diaper cream under the egg white to promote healing but in most cases it is not necessary

Melissa - posted on 06/20/2009

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My son's skin is really sensitive. He is exclusively breastfed. I use the Lanosilin Diaper rash cream and it seems to clear him up within a day or 2. Its worth a try...I used Desitin and some others,m but they seemed to make it worse. This is all that has worked for us! Good Luck

Heather - posted on 06/20/2009

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My son gets diaper rashes when he is cutting a new tooth, so it only lasts a day or two, but it does get pretty bad. We just change him more often, applying desitin each time after the change and making sure he is dried well. After baths we dry him well, but gently with a soft towel, and if at the time he has a diaper rash apply the desitin. It works really well for us. Diaper rashes are awful I know, I can't stand when my son makes that face and squeal when he pees, or I change him because of the burning. I hope you find something that works for you.

Kirsty - posted on 06/20/2009

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The best thing ever..... Sunshine and fresh air. 10 minutes a day out on a blanket, or if the weather wont allow it just find a window that lets in some sun and place bub there for a while. Good luck. Nappy rash sux!!! My daughter got it bad at one stage and the doc gave me thrush cream .. it worked!!!!

Amy - posted on 06/20/2009

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Shaklee makes a really good one. My dd had diaper rash really bad one day and I put it on and by the next diaper change it was much better, almost no redness.

Sara - posted on 06/20/2009

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I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this one yet, but whenever my little girl gets a diaper rash, I use burnt flour!! Just place some flour in a skillet and brown it until it is close to the colour of peanut butter...it isn't the best smelling thing but it works wonders. Every diaper change, just sprinkle some on your little one...I use an empty spice container which makes it easier for dispensing!! I haven't use anything but burnt flour and it clears up a sore bum within a couple of days!!

Jacky - posted on 06/20/2009

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I really like Destin's clear multipurpos ointment. It works excellent. I use it for a lot of things. It last long too. You can find it at any walmart.You my also want to check with your pediatrician if the rash ointment does not help, because she may have a yeast infrction. They can be hard to detct in infants. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 06/20/2009

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desitin.... my whole family has used it with a great turnout. so have several of my close friends.. it clears it up in no time!!!! scouts honor!!!!!!!!

Heidi - posted on 06/20/2009

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Our doctor told us to use nothing but the regular balmex, the white stuff, cause it had the healing stuff in it. She also said to try to let them go naked for awhile and let it air out. It worked on our baby. Dont use anything but cornstarch powder, because anything else has yeast in it and it will cause an infection.

Kathryn - posted on 06/20/2009

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I 've heard good things about Boudreux's Butt Paste. Think it's at most chain stores.

Amber - posted on 06/20/2009

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there is a diaper rash cream called Boudreaux’s butt paste it works amazing and its not mesy and much better then destin

Amber - posted on 06/20/2009

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there is a diaper rash cream called Boudreaux’s butt paste it works amazing and its not mesy and much better then destin

Jody - posted on 06/20/2009

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We have had good luck mixing Aquaphor with a little bit of Malox. It is messy to mix up but very soothing on their little behinds! If it doesn't clear up she might have a little yeast along with the diaper rash. Our pediatrician calls in a topical cream (similar to monistat) and it clears it right up!

Jody - posted on 06/20/2009

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We have had good luck mixing Aquaphor with a little bit of Malox. It is messy to mix up but very soothing on their little behinds! If it doesn't clear up she might have a little yeast along with the diaper rash. Our pediatrician calls in a topical cream (similar to monistat) and it clears it right up!

Erin - posted on 06/20/2009

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We used Boudreaux's Butt-Paste(hope the spelling is right). My daughter always had bad diaper rash and after a friend gave it to us she did much better.

Kristi - posted on 06/20/2009

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no its definitely the heat my daughter used to get really bad rashes during the hot months....its heat rash more so u just have to make sure you change the diapers more often...do the diaper rash cream than paste vasaline on top of that to repeal the pee and any other fluids..

Jessica - posted on 06/20/2009

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My daughter had the same problem. She has very sensitive skin. It is probably the dippers. Try using Utter Bum. You can get it at any livestock store. It is used on cows but works great on rashes. Hope that helps

Danae - posted on 06/20/2009

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Ask your Dr. for a prescription for Magic Butt Cream...It is amazing, it is a combo mix, and works wonders, we tried everything under the sun and that has worked very well...We also useHuggies diapers and the extra sensitive wipes.

Hilary - posted on 06/20/2009

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We love Resinol, but I can only find it at WalMart. Works awesome. It's pink and in small container with blue writing.

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