Diaper rash

Emily - posted on 04/01/2009 ( 125 moms have responded )

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Anyone know of a good cream for diaper rash. My little guy has a red, sore bum and Penaten doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions of what has worked for you?

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Tasha - posted on 05/31/2012

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In utah they have a cream that you can only get with a prescription from your doctor called pink swizzle cream. It is a steroid so it should not be used more than like 3 days consecutively, check with your doctor I know this stuff is wonderful I don't know what I would have done without it!

Andrea - posted on 09/01/2011

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Arbonne's ABC Diaper Rash Creme absolutely!! Works amazingly on my little one. Best thing is that it is botanically based instead of mineral oil based which is just a cheap filler. Mineral oil (white petrolatum) just coats the skin and does not allow the product to penetrate your skin and actually work, therefore, you will continue to have the same issue over and over again. Not to mention it smothers the skin that needs to breathe and mineral oils have been linked to cancer. I for one do NOT want to put this on my children! $14 for an amazing high quality product that is safe for your children.

http://www.andrearock.myarbonne.com/

Kelly - posted on 04/06/2009

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Lansinoh breast wipes and Lansinoh diaper cream did the trick for us in 3 days.

Janet - posted on 04/06/2009

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i found putting egg white in a bowl and wisking it and putting that on the rash helped as the egg white acted as a skin when it dryed and helped stop urine laying on the skin

Janet - posted on 04/06/2009

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i found putting egg white in a bowl and wisking it and putting that on the rash helped as the egg white acted as a skin when it dryed and helped stop urine laying on the skin

Kristine - posted on 04/06/2009

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Quoting Christine:

A friend of ours recommended Sudocrem when we were in the UK and gave us some samples from his workplace (we're Canadian and were just visiting), and when our little guy had a pretty bad diaper rash this last time, we tried it. It cleared it up in a few days. I've done a search here and found Sudocrem both in Walmart and in Shoppers Drug Mart, and I believe it is available in the US stores as well. Also, like a few others have mentioned, air drying their poor little butts thoroughly before putting on the creams/diaper is essential.


Sudocrem is what I use. My youngest has very sensitive skin and has very bad diaper rash quite often.



 



Sudocrem is the only thing that helps.



 



I don't think Australia has a huge variety of products to be honest.

Marcia - posted on 04/05/2009

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Angel Baby makes a wonderful diaper rash balm that is all natural, works wonders

Ann - posted on 04/05/2009

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Quoting Emily:

Diaper rash

Anyone know of a good cream for diaper rash. My little guy has a red, sore bum and Penaten doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions of what has worked for you?


When my children were babies, they are now 19 and 22 years old, I was told to put egg white on their bottoms.   Whisk egg white until it stands in peaks and spread over the sore area, put a clean nappy (diaper) on and next time the baby is changed the soreness should have gone down



good luck

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My daughter had the worst after some anitbiotics for thrush and my doc told me to use myconlizal (don't think i spelt it right) which is on the shelf yeast infection cream, he said its perfect enviroment for a yeast infection and it worked pretty well. she also went without a diaper as much as possible and we used triple paste at night

Becca - posted on 04/05/2009

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Could it be a yeast rash? if so, you'd want to use a little anti-fungal cream too (athlete's foot cream works) giving the bum some air time is good too. as for my fave diaper rash cream: Canus Li'l Goat's 40% zinc oxide ointment

Kimberley - posted on 04/05/2009

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We use BABY AVEENO diaper cream (it has oatmeal) and regular cornstarch. They work well in protecting the skin. We tried all kinds of creams at one point but the Baby Aveeno seemed to work the best without hurting our son.

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DR. SMITH'S!!!!! I don't know if this stuff is not available everywhere - but I swear by it! As well as everyone I know! My girls are 5 and 6 and I still use it on them for the occasional redness! I even use it for my bikini area! You slather Dr. Smith's on nice and thick every time you change him and within 24hrs it will be gone. I used it as a preventative also, just regular put it on my girls.

Victoria - posted on 04/05/2009

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I swear by hydrocortisone cream.  Clears it up in just a few hours usually. 

Tara - posted on 04/05/2009

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zincofax, or butt cream botrh work well ...all wipes are bad for yoour baby when they have a rash ...rinse them out before you use them and there wont be anymore sqirming and screeming....in the meantime  vaseline to work as a barrier against the urine and stool, until you can get something on there

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Hi there, my 3 boys have gone through the same thing.. The only thing that worked for me was cornstarch.. Sounds funny, but all the creams and going without a diaper or even cloth diapers never worked..

Sheri - posted on 04/05/2009

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Hi. This might sound crazy but it works and is safe for baby's bottom. 50% of any brand diaper rash cream/ 25% Maylox/ 25% Corn Starch. I got this remedy from my sister who used it on her children. I have tried it and within one or two diaper changes the rash is much improved.

Angela - posted on 04/04/2009

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i used daktozin when my little boy had a really bad rash that bleed

and it cleared it up

Brooke - posted on 04/04/2009

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Breastmilk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right on the booty & airbath to dry.



I swear this will take the fire out of the reddest of bums! My LO had a fairly signifigant diaper rash/yeast infection and none of the prescription Clotrimazole+hydocortizone (which burned her worse), Penaten, Sudocreme, Ratio-Nystatin took the fireyness away.... A gf recomended breastmilk, sprayed on the bum or blotted on with cotton ball/makeup pad and let air dry... VIOLA!! little blisters and all Gone! I was skeptical then shocked now HIGHLY recommend it.



Fast, easy and free!!!!



 

Angie - posted on 04/04/2009

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I soaked my little one's rear in an oatmeal or baking soda bath - then, before bed, I combined desitin w/ a little 1% hydrocortisone after she was dry and applied it GENEROUSLY on the rash.  Worked for my little girl - I would do this at night, so it had all night to heal...
Good luck!!

Angela - posted on 04/04/2009

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Is it possibly fungal? If if has raised red bumps that sort of look like blisters it could be fungal...in that case you may need a prescription cream from the doc. I know my kiddo had that problem a lot. The doc said some kids just naturally have more under their skin and if they stay wet for too long it will flare up. Just a thought...

Linda - posted on 04/04/2009

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We found that using corn starch is the best to avoid rashes.  All the ointments trap moisture in.  But when my babies have a bad rash, we use lotrimin (foot  fungus cream).  No matter how bad the rash, it will disapper overnight, our peditrician recommended it.  It works wonders......

Angela - posted on 04/04/2009

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Desitin is my favorite. My son gets diaper rash when he eats too much fruit or acidic foods. You can also do a sitz bath with warm water and baking soda. That helps soothe and heal the area overnight.



My son is on an antiobiotic right now and developed kind of a yeasty rash, (red and splotchy all over) The doctor suggested putting an antifungal ointment on his bottom like lotrimin lotion (chlortrimazole is the generic term) or something like monistat. Then put on desitin to act as a barrier.



I alos agree to ditch the baby wipes and use warm gauze pads or paper towels until the rash is gone. Viva brand is my favorite because they are the softest.



Angie

Candice - posted on 04/04/2009

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Our doctor recommended calmosphine which is usually behind the counter at the local drug store. They may have to special order it (you do not need a script). It has mentol in it so it sooths as well as protects. Good luck.

Hanna - posted on 04/04/2009

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while diaper rash is "normal" (if you can call it that) as all kids go through it at one point or another go through it (and for the most part, it doesn't matter what kind of diapers u use it still happens) because at birth, their skin is very very sensitive and as they pee & poop and also as they move their legs & rub their butt cheeks against each other while trying to poop, they develop irritations in various areas. here are some things that worked for me:

1. stop using baby wipes and use warm water and tap dry the sore area -- baby wipes irritate the skin even further (obviously when you're out and in the middle of the night, you will need to use them)
2. let the baby go without a diaper as much as possible -- air is good for the skin
3. the one cream i like the best is the new A+D with zinc oxide and aloe (the white and blue container) or Nivea Baby Cream (if you are in Europe) -- for me, it seemed to have worked the best and we've tried lotions (both with cocoa/shea butter and aloe), boudreaux's butt paste, tripple paste, desitin overnight, A+D regular (brown container).

4. also, if you can get some fresh aloe, then rub it on the irritated skin -- it works miracles, and when you give your baby a bath -- boil & strain a bit of chamomile and add it to the bath to calm the irritation.

Hope this works. Good Luck!!!!!!

Lindsey - posted on 04/04/2009

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diaper doo...its behind the counter at walmart.



the dr recommended it to me bc nothing else was working for my little boy.its amazing.you'll notice a difference within 24 hrs

Angie - posted on 04/04/2009

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The magic combo that works for my little one (8months) is A & D ointment with Destine Diaper Rash Cream on top of it. This seems work wonders for us.

Jen - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Angela:

if all else fails, try lotrimin af....i know it's an antifungal cream but, my oldest when she was little had a rash on her bottom and i tried everything...took her to the doctor and the nurse told me to try lotrimin af...it took all of 2 days to clear it up....i still use it now that i have had another baby....


If an "anti-fungal" works, you are most likely dealing with a thrush related rash.  Thrush is a yeast overgrowth and yeast (candida) is a fungus.  I have been dealing with yeast for many years and now deal with it with my baby.  A low-sugar/no-sugar diet will help, too.  If I splurge on sugar/alcohol, my baby's bottom tells me so the next day.  If your baby is formula fed, there may be an abundance of sugar in the formula.  Just a thought!

Jen - posted on 04/04/2009

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First, you need to make sure you know what kind of diaper rash you are dealing with.  True diaper rsh appears just around the anus and genitalia.  If it is a rash that is bright red and covers the entire bum area, in the leg rolls, around the diaper leg holes, toward the belly button, you may be dealing with a thrush rash that needs a nystatin or other candida treatment.  If you use a diaper cream on a thrush rash, it will actually make it worse.  Good luck!

Jen - posted on 04/04/2009

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First, you need to make sure you know what kind of diaper rash you are dealing with.  True diaper rsh appears just around the anus and genitalia.  If it is a rash that is bright red and covers the entire bum area, in the leg rolls, around the diaper leg holes, toward the belly button, you may be dealing with a thrush rash that needs a nystatin or other candida treatment.  If you use a diaper cream on a thrush rash, it will actually make it worse.  Good luck!

Kristen - posted on 04/04/2009

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THE BEST FOR NAPPY RASH IS PAW PAW OINTMENT YOU WILLPUT IT ON AND THE NEXT DAY IT IS CLEAR I SWEAR BY IT FOR ANYTHING,SUNBURN,SORES ANYTHING

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Cornstarch without a doubt stops diaper rash....  (you might have some in the kitchen now)



*The only thing (like any powder around a baby) make sure you just pinch and apply, so it doesn't  make a cloud around baby..

Liz - posted on 04/04/2009

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i dont know where you are but i swear by sudacream its in a grey tub with red writing

Cindy - posted on 04/04/2009

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hi. i am using Calendula baby cream by weleda. it is nice and thick and seems to be working. i am also using nystacid when my daughter has a nappy rash. apply a little nystacid first and then the calendula. it works.

Amanda - posted on 04/04/2009

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letting it get as much air as possible is the best. Every diaper rash my son has gotten I have had to use a different cream. A&D ointment works but corn starch is what I have the most luck with.

Stacey - posted on 04/04/2009

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my little one had it quite bad and nothing for nappy rash seemed to work, my friend told me to use castor oil cream, within 2 days it was completely gone!

Jodie - posted on 04/03/2009

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Try corn flour, I swear by it. It is something my mum used to use on my brother and I as kids.

User - posted on 04/03/2009

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after changing diapers, best to use wet rag or paper towel, then let air dry completely.  you will see that the rash goes away quickly! 

Kayliecia - posted on 04/03/2009

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MAGIC BUTT CREAM! Prescription very good my son used to get diaper rashes bad! i would go to the doctor and get it! it works alot better! because it has active ingredients!

Patricia - posted on 04/03/2009

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2 of my 4 kids got/get horrible diaper rash. Everyone was always telling me "this one is the BEST", but I finally found that mixing some A&D ointment with the diaper cream that I already knew worked well for mild diaper rash on my child was the thing to do. It has ALWAYS cleared up the most horrible diaper rashes for my kids.

Isabeau - posted on 04/03/2009

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BUTT PASTE!  Definitely butt paste!  Do not used wipes but cotton balls with warm water. After cleaning it, let it dry for couple second, then apply butt paste. 

Stevie - posted on 04/03/2009

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a&d works awsome for me on the worst diaper rashes blisters and all still works great

Stevie - posted on 04/03/2009

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a&d works awsome for me on the worst diaper rashes blisters and all still works great

Gina - posted on 04/03/2009

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All my children had very sensitive bums.  When they would get a rash we would use a soft damp cloth instead of wipes.  Let them air out for a little while and use A&D oinment it was the only thing that worked for them.  When we did use wipes we made sure the were fragrence and alcohol free.  Huggies natural and sensitive worked well for my daugter but my son now 15 we had to use chubs but I don't think anyone carries them anymore.

Kyla - posted on 04/03/2009

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Zincofax extra strength was my life saver! I didn't find the sudocream or the corn starch to work for me.

Erica - posted on 04/03/2009

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hi! i use Burt's Bee's diaper rash cream. it works great. if his bottom is real irritated soak him in a warm bath with baking soda and then aply the cream. to also avoind diaper rash on a regular, i got in the habbit of applying vaseline on my sons bottom when i would change him due to his sensitive skin. he has exzema. it has worked wonders for me. any time he got the rash it was when the daycare forgot to put it on him and his stomach would be upset

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