diaper rash

Maria - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 101 moms have responded )

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Hi my name is Maria a first time mom my daughter is 9 months old and she has a bad diaper rash does anyone have ideas what is the best cream or anything to help heal it.



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Cassandra - posted on 02/01/2009

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My husband is a pharmacist and makes something called pink swizzle--you can make it by mixing equal parts of lotrimin (or its generic), hydrocortozone cream, & Kerodex 71. Until you get to the drug store you can thickly coat the bottom ( & i mean thickly) with vaseline.

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Jodie - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Maria:

diaper rash

Hi my name is Maria a first time mom my daughter is 9 months old and she has a bad diaper rash does anyone have ideas what is the best cream or anything to help heal it.

thanks you



Try changing your daughters nappy with cotton wool and warm water and use some baby talc. There are alot of creams out there that will certainly help (I personally like sudocreme) but I don't know if this is available to you. Sometimes teething is to blame I would recommend astons and parsons teething powders because they helped me when both of my girls were teething. I hope this helps.

Allena - posted on 02/02/2009

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Try a blow dryer on low, then using cornstarch (straight from the box - not baby powder), and whatever cream you choose. We use A&D diaper rash cream - blue and yellow words. Our daughter has never had a bad diaper rash. She's on her last canine and is almost 2 y/o. The blow dryer always does the trick! This way you don't need to go commando and have messes everywhere. ;) Also, when a baby has a really bad diaper rash, it might signal she has a food intolerance. Check if she's eating something too acidic as well. Good luck!!

Trudy - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Maria:

diaper rash

Hi my name is Maria a first time mom my daughter is 9 months old and she has a bad diaper rash does anyone have ideas what is the best cream or anything to help heal it.

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My daughter has had a bad nappy rash forever.... I finally found  creams that work... clonea



(anti-fungal) and DermAid. Nothing else works.



 

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2009

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Hi my son is 9 months old to and he to suffered with bad nappy rash, i found a cream which i consider to be the best its called Avent Magic Cream, it works wonders for my son.

Kate - posted on 02/01/2009

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old fashioned ZINC & CASTOR OIL dos the trip for my lil girls bottom. if not there is a great pharmacy cream called HYDROZOLE tha will show obvious results for open sores/inflamation after about 2 applications

Catherine - posted on 02/01/2009

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Quoting Maria:

diaper rash

Hi my name is Maria a first time mom my daughter is 9 months old and she has a bad diaper rash does anyone have ideas what is the best cream or anything to help heal it.

thanks you


Hi Maria! I remember those days fighting diaper rash! It was so exhausting & broke my heart everytime with each of my children because of the pain that accompanied it. I agree with the posts that I have seen so far but I also wanted to add that if the creams & different homeopathic remedies don't work then you might want to visit your pediatrician because sometimes it can be a yeast infection instead of the typical diaper rash....been there & done that! In this case your pediatrician will prescribe an ointment for it. I think it's called Nystatin....don't quote me on that considering that my youngest is getting ready to turn 11 this month...I might have misspelled it. But Good Luck & hope that this helps some. :)

Twyla - posted on 02/01/2009

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The only thing I could use was yogurt. Plain vanilla. After trying a lot of creams that wouldn't work, I ask the Dr. who told me to go to the grocery store, let it warm and smear it on her rash. It worked quite nicely.

Annette - posted on 02/01/2009

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my daughters 2 children had a type of exema, i gave her aqoarius cream, and wash. it helped .also she bought flaxcede oil mixed it with there yogert, ,the rash went they have perfect skin now,she also gave them inner health [from chemist or health food store ]mixed in there cereal. do try oil.

Annette - posted on 02/01/2009

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my daughters 2 children had a type of exema, i gave her aqoarius cream, and wash. it helped .also she bought flaxcede oil mixed it with there yogert, ,the rash went they have perfect skin now,she also gave them inner health [from chemist or health food store ]mixed in there cereal. do try oil.

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2009

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wall-mart sells a cream called butt paste. I have used it on both my kids. also, use corn starch and Vaseline, it is great, it dries it out.

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if she doesnt have any broken skin i would go with balmex if it is broken then just use plain vaseline it will keep her dry and help heal the cuts and once the cuts are healed you can put the balmex on!

Marilyn - posted on 01/31/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:

Use yeast infection cream I know it sounds weird but it really works. My daughters butt was so bad it bled due to her meds she was on for her intestines and this is what my Grandmother told me to use.



Yes I have done this too.  I used Lotrimin AF (for Athelete's Foot) and this worked everytime on my three kids when the creams with zinc oxide would not work.  This works on thrush too (a yeast infection) (can be used on you if you are nursing an infant with thrush so you do not pass it back and forth, Caution-ALWAYS NURSE WITH CLEAN SKIN)

Edmelinda - posted on 01/31/2009

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MY SON USE TO GET DIAPER RASHES SO BAD THAT I HAD TO TALK HIM TO THE DOCTORS SOMETIMES. WHAT THEY TOLD ME THAT WORKED IS WHEN THE RASH IS REALLY BAD GIVE YOUR CHILD A BAKING SODA BATH FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND WHEN THEY ARE DONE SOAKING FOR THAT TIME PAT DRY THE BOTTOM AND LEAVE THE DIAPER OF FOR A FEW MIN TO MAKE SURE THE BUT IS DRY AND THEN US THE BUTT PASTE OR BALMEX THEY BOTH WORK WELL

Cecille - posted on 01/31/2009

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A+D ointment!!! My daughter has some seriously sensitive skin... If you get it on soon enough you can clear up diaper rash in as little as an hour! If you can't get your hands on any early enough the rash will clear up in about a day, or overnight. That's the way it works for my daughter, anyway... It really helps ease her discomfort too! Try it!

Shannon - posted on 01/31/2009

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i've always used desitin creamy or A&D....either work on our daughter...she's had bad diaper rash since she was 5months old...those seem to be the only ones that work with her....her gma bought us somethin made by a local dr in iowa...haven't used it yet, they use it all the time in the hospital here.....

Farheen - posted on 01/31/2009

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hi, u can pour some cornflour, used in a cooking, spread it in the diaper and the rashes as well, and try change the baby's diaper earlier.

Sue - posted on 01/29/2009

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if the rash is not healing with the butt paste it is probably a yeast infection and need a Rx from her Dr. called Nystatin. The nystatin powder heals it pretty quickly.

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If you tried desitin and it didn't work, try A&D ointment. Check the active ingredients, Zinc oxide tends to work best, but for some, like my son, it seemed like he was allergic to the zinc remedies, A&D cleared it up in a few days...also keep it DRY. use tissue instead of wipes for awhile whenever you can and let the area dry COMPLETELY before putting anything on. Good Luck

Shayla - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi Maria, my little guy had one so bad it was bleeding a few months ago, hes almost 9 months now.  We tried 3 different diaper creams, a perscription one and then I asked my mother what she had used so long ago with us...Pollysporin!  There is a great "Kids" pollysporin available at walmart for about $5 and it has Lanolin, which takes the sting out for the little ones as well.  We used that and after the poor guy suffered for over a month with the other creams, the pollysporin cleared the whole thing up in 3 days!  Of course it takes only a small amount too, just a fine film on a clean, air dried bottom.  Also check your diaper wipes, if you use them, we found the sented ones irritatd him more than anything and would bring back the rash very quickly.    Hope that helps, it sure helped us and I no longer buy any of those expensive diaper creams!

Karen - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi Maria, my son suffered from this only when he would get sick.  The best thing that works and you will see a difference in a few hours is Aquaphore you can find it in any pharmacy.  It is a little expensive but let me tell you it works!  Just apply liberally for the first time and then at your discretion afterwards.  If you use this method please let me know what you though :)



 



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Mary - posted on 01/29/2009

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Desitin works, butt paste is good, if creams don't work, she might have a yeast infection that requires a trip to the doc for rx, I know it's hard but leave her diaper off as much as possible to get some air in that area.

Julie - posted on 01/29/2009

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If you mix Aquafor and Maalox (you don't have to use namebrands) into a paste (use a disposable container with a lid) and put it on the rash it will clear it up.  Children's Hospital in Ohio uses this and it works.  I used it on my kids when they got a strep infection and the doctor couldn't believe how it helped.  (a strep infection still needs treated with antibiotics)  I will tell you that it might sting a little at first because the skin is so sensitive but it won't last.  A little distraction and lots of hugs should help.

Melinda - posted on 01/29/2009

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All of my daughters (4) would get bad diaper rashes but my 3yr olds were the worst.  Butt Paste is great.  I'm not sure if your pharmacy would have it..but most small ones do.  It's a cream called Fanny Cream.  I would ask the pharmacist for it and she would have to mix it herself and put in a little tub.  It was a miracle.  Also, instead of using wipes, I would have to clean them with a clean warm washcloth at each diaper change.  I also changed the diapers more frequently to keep any more bacteria from building up.  If it was possible, I would let them sleep w/no diaper and a wet pad underneath them.  My youngest did develop a yeast rash, which the doctor had to prescribe an ointment.  With my youngest I found the creams w/zinc in them were helpful, but if it had too much it made the rash worse.



I hope this will help.

Kym - posted on 01/29/2009

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hi when my daughter was 5 months old she broke out with the worse nappy rash during the night an i didnt hav any cream and i remembered a friend telling me to use corn flour, it sounds absoulutely crazy but it works, also the cream i found worked the best is called nappy mate, its a thick paste that dries the rash out while healing it, hope it gets better for bub... and u too x

Angela - posted on 01/28/2009

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A mom bought me big tube of A&D ointment at my baby shower and her kids were teenagers. Great stuff. Any Bartels or drug store has it. I used it after every diaper change and Mac never had a diaper rash problem. She was right.

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My first daughter use to get horrible diaper rashes to the point they would bleed. We had to stop using wipes all the time to just when she was messy. I used every imaginable diaper rash cream with her and it seemed like nothing really helped I was told to use vaseline or lanosih (nursing mothers use this for cracked nipples) which helped but the best thing i found was A&D Diaper Rash Ointment. It cleared it up within a day or two. Good luck!

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My 10 month old daughter gets really bad diaper rash too. Desitin doesn't seem to work with her if it's really bad. A co-worker of mine swears by Johnson & Johnson's 2-in-1 cream. Aveno Baby works really well for my daughter. If you don't want to spend a butt-load (no pun intended) of money on creams, a bunch of moms in my circle recommend cornstarch mixed with diaper rash cream to make a paste. Or you can brown flour in a frying pan and sprinkle that on. Don't sprinkle too much because you don't want your baby to inhale the powder. Keep the browned flour in a covered plastic container. Then there's always using an anti-fungal cream. Whatever you decide to try, if the diaper rash doesn't clear up in a few days, you might want to see your doctor. Sometimes a prescription-strength cream is needed.

I also recommend just letting your baby be naked for about 15 minutes or so. Lay down a blanket or changing pad so there are no accidents. My daughter won't stay on a changing pad, so I went to the dollar store and bought a plastic tarp meant for covering furniture when you're painting. My mom thought I was nuts, but like I said, my daughter won't sit still on a little square changing pad, but I've got a pretty good shot at keeping her in the living room!

Good luck. It's absolutely heartbreaking when your baby cries out in pain whenever they pee.

Michelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter had a rash so bad it actually bleed. Went to the doctor and I got a cream called clotrimaderm, which is generally used to treat athletes foot & ring worm (fungul infections - which is what some diaper rashes are), Go to the pharmacy counter and you get it without a prescription. Best cream ever!!! 2nd choice is lil' goat's milk diaper rash cream works well but not the lil' goats milk butt paste it's too runny.

Mysti - posted on 01/28/2009

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I changed my babies diaper 7 to 10 times a day in the beginning. Try finding diapers that are more natural and have less chemicals in them.  Always let your baby spend some time with out a diaper on so her skin can breath. As for the rash, I have used Burts bees products. they are always the best. goodluck!

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Boudreaux's Butt paste is fantastic. Desitin creamy works well too. If neither of of these help, consider taking him to the Dr. He could have a yeast rash and he'd need a script for nystatin.

Lindsey - posted on 01/28/2009

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If it is a yeast based diaper rash you can actually just use a bit of canesten or other "women's" products!  My son had one right after he was born as I was on antibiotics during his delivery and his doctor advised it...cleared up in a day

Dawn - posted on 01/28/2009

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sudocream! it is a miracle!!! by the next diaper change it usually has healed my monkey up! 

Dawn - posted on 01/28/2009

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sudocream! it is a miracle!!! by the next diaper change it usually has healed my monkey up! 

Dawn - posted on 01/28/2009

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sudocream! it is a miracle!!! by the next diaper change it usually has healed my monkey up! 

Misty - posted on 01/28/2009

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Ask your Pedi to prescribe a diaper cream for your baby. Ive gotten great results from ours that we asked for. I would tell you the name but I cant find the box it came in.. Ive also used Boudrous(sp) and that works GREAT too! Its the yellow box with the baby in a diaper on the front. Hope this helps.....

Nichole - posted on 01/28/2009

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I know you have had tons of responses, butt when my kids get horrible diapr rash and nothing else works i have a recipe that will clear it up over night. Get aquafor from the store. It is in with the lotions and walmart carries it. Get the tub, and grab some mylanta while you are there. Go home and mix the tub with about 3 tbs of mylanta until it is a creamy white thick paste. It is sort of messy so be careful mixing it. i always make a mess. But it works best over night, because the mylanta cuts the acid out from irritating the skin and aquafor is used for sensitive skin. It is hands down the best thing ever and givin to me by a doctor recomendation.

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plain old cornstarch and check your baby wipes for an ingredient called quaternium-15. that is a fancy name for formaldehyde.

Tonya - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have tried everything on my daughter but the BEST is the a&d ointment with aloe. Blue box sold at walmart. Works very good.

Annie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have always used Triplepaste and Children's motrin for the pain. Works like a charm :)

Farheen - posted on 01/28/2009

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hi, my name is farheen, there are two creams i know, which are NYSTALOCAL, BEPANTHAN OR BEPANTHEN PLUS, but instead of these i'll tell u a simple way, u know the Corn flower powder used in cooking, u can spread that powder on the rashes and pamper the baby it will heal ur baby soon.

Lisa - posted on 01/28/2009

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Walmart/cvs walgreens etc all have "BUTT PASTE" which is superb! Teething does seem to bring on diaper rash( must be all those frequent stools too!) also be aware of food allergies if your baby is not teething but having loose stools or if your baby has had a lot of fruit or juice.

Michelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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Magic Butt Cream (as per our pediatrician): Mix up the following in a container: 1 tube neosporin, 1 tube zinc oxide, 1 TBS Maalox, and 1/2 tube of petroleum jelly. The Maalox seems weird, I know, but it is to combat the acidity. My son had diaper rash so bad it was bleeding. This cured and protected his little behind!! Good luck!

Heather - posted on 01/28/2009

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Change diaper very often and use huggies natural care alo vera wipes and dry it after  then use carona cream.   U find it in Walmart or a vet supply store..   It is for cow udders.  It wipes off easy, doesnt sting, and inexpensive.  Big yellow and blk tube.



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Andrea - posted on 01/28/2009

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I loved Balmex, my daughter's rash would be gone the next day.  Some people like Desitin, but I couldn't stand the smell.

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Maria:

diaper rash

Hi my name is Maria a first time mom my daughter is 9 months old and she has a bad diaper rash does anyone have ideas what is the best cream or anything to help heal it.

thanks you



It might be a yeast infection.  You should contact the doctor.  Yeast infections often look like regular diaper rashes.

June - posted on 01/28/2009

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Try Triple paste.  it worked so well on my kids.  I also use nystatin powder  (which is used for yeast infections aka fungul infections aka most diaperrash.  in addition to the Triple paste.  You will need a prescription for the powder.  I still use it today.

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