Diaper rash :(

Amber - posted on 03/08/2013 ( 162 moms have responded )

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What is the best thing to clear up diaper rash fast?

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Sallie Ben - posted on 04/02/2013

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Just read this. Love it. Also, there is a difference between a regular diaper rash and a yeast diaper rash. You can look up the difference online. Here is what I read that makes sense:

my remedy is 1 ) use warm cloth to clean baby's bottom wipes don't help soothe. 2) let baby's bottom dry I used 100% LANOLIN CREAMi put it on her on her night change by the morning no redness I promise, also if you are going to get a diaper cream desitin a&d off brand on brand none of these will work UNLESS THEY HAVE 40% ZINC OXIDE GOOD LUCK

Heather - posted on 04/25/2013

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My son was a preemie and developed diaper rash while still in NICU. The hospital used Desitin but it did not help.... I was livid! The head nurse suggested I buy something called Sensicare Barrier Cream and they would apply it. I ordered it from Amazon. It works wonders. It is thick, which helps create an effective barrier and heal the skin at the same time. I found out that it is used for babies and geriatric patients at several hospitals throughout the country to clear up diaper rash (just not the one my son was in).

On a daily basis, we use Boudreaux's Butt Paste because its more easily accessible but if I see any irritation at all I use the Sensicare and it clears up within 24 hours. Good luck!

http://www.amazon.com/ConvaTec-Sensi-Car...

MaeLynn - posted on 04/10/2013

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Corn starch !!!!!! Especially if it is a moist rash I am an american citizen that lives in Peru and but cream can be pretty pricey I never thought of it until i was told to try it ! OMG-ness the worse rash of my baby's life gone in a day !!!

Bonnie - posted on 04/04/2013

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Hi Amber. I have been a professional nanny and early childhood teacher for the past 30 years. I have seen some nasty diaper rashes, some that were almost impossible to clear up once they started. I have used some old fashioned methods that work very well on some children. Using a liberal amount of baking soda in the next bath time can really be beneficial. The baby needs to just sit in it for about 5 min. or more. Then with each diaper change put some corn starch in their diaper.....before you even lay the baby on the diaper. You do not want the child to breathe in any of the powder. You can repeat the bath as often as you like, and the powder should be placed in each diaper until you see the rash clearing up. There is also a cream I have found that works well to keep the rash from even starting. It is Pavlovic ointment, and you can obtain it on-line. Hope this helps.

Ashley - posted on 04/02/2013

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I have always been successful with nightly baths for my daughter.

Please be aware that baby powder actually gets into the diaper and stops the urine from being absorbed, this means that the urine and faeces sits on your babies skin and not in the diaper when you have applied baby powder.

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Felicia - posted on 07/10/2013

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My little one had a horrible diaper rash that we just couldn't get to go away. We used Desitin (which worked great for my first child) and let her air out, and changed her diaper quickly and dabbed with wash clothes or paper towels instead of wiping with wipes, we gave her baking soda baths, we gave her probiotics to help with her bowel movements and still couldn't get it to go away. We took her into the doctor it was so bad and even bleeding in some spots. He recommended an ointment that I can't remember the name of that we finally found next to the adult diapers. Continuing our regimen of frequent changing, careful wiping, baking soda bathing, airing out, and administering probiotics, plus adding the ointment, eventually did help the diaper rash go away.

Later I discovered essential oils, Melaluca and Lavender. Whenever she has extra redness, I rub a drop of each on her, and by the next change, her skin is back to normal. We have never had a really bad diaper rash again.

Jen - posted on 05/02/2013

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My little guy's diaper rash wouldn't go away, I tried Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom balm, Desitin (really gross), Boudreaux's Butt Paste (the best of the three), then I tried anti-fungal cream, which seemed to be working for a couple of days, but then his rash stopped getting better. Finally I tried just plain cornstarch, which WORKED! His rash is nearly gone, woo hoo! And it was BAD too, no broken skin but really painful and red and bumpy. So try sprinkling on some cornstarch, it might just work for you too!

Dan - posted on 04/27/2013

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My girl had light skin and it was always a problem. Go to the Drugstore (CVS has it) and get a Green can (square can) of this stuff called Bag Balm . It says its for animals ... but they are selling it at the drug store for a reason. It is a lot like brown petroleum jelly and I don't know what's in there ..but that diaper rash will be gone by morning.

Laura - posted on 04/27/2013

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My son had it so bad that I took him to the ER and they told us to get Corona cream.....at a horse store! But it works like a charm and no more bloody diaper rashes.

Xo, Mimi - posted on 04/27/2013

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What Mel Nin said, believe it or not Corn starch works miracles for diaper rash. Your son/daughter will be just fine within few hours.

Jen - posted on 04/26/2013

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My 8 month old has had a rash that has lasted over two weeks. Finally I tried using an over the counter fungal cream and that seems to be really helping, so it is probably yeast. I was using cloth diapers, but switched to disposable when his rash wasn't getting any better. Cloth does not always equal no rash, as some people say. He started getting used to sitting in a wet diaper, and wouldn't fuss so I had to start checking it randomly, and more times than not, he was wet.

June A - posted on 04/26/2013

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When my son was having diaper rash, i will clean his butt using baby wipes during every nappy change, then gently clean it with warm water. After which, let it air for awhile then apply Desitin nappy rash cream.

Tonya - posted on 04/25/2013

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I used butt paste, ya the name explains it. It can b found at Walmart in the baby isles. When my baby was 1 week old he got one bad. Id give him a bath and use a baby towel (they work best) tap his butt dry put on the paste and diaper. Some times i wouldn't put a diaper on, just let him lay naked wrapped in his blanket. If I just gave him a bath and he pooped again I would get a baby wash clothe wipe him up use another and tap it dry, apply paste and diaper. I've used that for all 3 of my kids, nothing else would work. I've put butt paste on my kids if they had an mosquito bite. I used it for pretty much everything and it works!

V - posted on 04/24/2013

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We use Grandma El's, cornstarch, or lanolin, usually. Along with fresh air of course!

Lobsang - posted on 04/22/2013

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My two months daughter had diaper rash so badly so I used wipe fast then dry with cotton cloth so it better to heal fadt

Truepulse - posted on 04/19/2013

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Hi Amber, try air drying for some time in a day. Let the area be open and dry.. The rashes starts reducing in 10 minutes... Next you could do is apply sudo cream at every diaper change... Wash it with water.. Air dry.. Then cloth diaper.. Till the rash completely disappears.. Also check have u starte any new food... Try keeping it to usual..and see if it helps in rash... Hope it helps.

Diane - posted on 04/18/2013

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Hi all ma name is diane I use bepanthen wiv all ma kids its a hospital based cream but u can buy it any chemist n it duz work realy great I'd recomend it 2 any mums

Shonadeen - posted on 04/18/2013

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You can try Vaseline petroleum jelly. Use everytime you change the diaper. If the rash is bad, wash your baby under warm running water instead of using baby wipes.

Valeri - posted on 04/15/2013

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I have been using desitin from the beginning. It really works for my little girl. If not then olive oil may do the trick or aquaphor! Hope it clears up fast for your little one!

Kasey - posted on 04/15/2013

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My daughter was super allergic to EVERYTHING!!! She was allergic to the simple Johnson & Johnson products. I have found that Super Duper Diaper Doo (sp?) works WONDERS!!! It cleared the most serious rash within a day!!! I think you can get it at Target, but I have learned not having a Target around us, its very hard to find anywhere else!

Julie - posted on 04/15/2013

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burtsbees diaper cream worked best for us. but we don't get it that often with cloth diapers and wipes. gpod luck!

Pamela - posted on 04/14/2013

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I've tried every single rash cream in the market. The ONLY thing that worked for me is Sensacare. They use it in hospitals. You can order it from Amazon for like $8 a tube, but this stuff will clear up a rash in 1-2 nights of use. It's a thick cakey paste.

Krystal - posted on 04/12/2013

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Hi my name is Krystal and I have this product called skincerity it will clear it up in 1 day it's amazing and Trust me I know how it feels when ur child's little bum hurts and u you can't fix it. Let me know

Nimble - posted on 04/09/2013

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Calmospetine

http://www.calmoseptineointment.com/

They sell it now over the counter at Walgreens. I have been using this ointment for over 8 years because it is great for cuts, scrapes and sunburns too. My kids all ask for it when any of such specifics occur. I used to have to have the pharmacy order it, if that tells you something. It has a cooling feeling to it, so if you do use it on your face for a rash, your eyes will water.

Years ago, my son had a diaper rash right after he was born. It was that black tar poop that caused it. He does have red fair skin, I believe is the reason my other children never got this type of newborn rash. The rash at first poop, was a deep red sore. I took my son to the doctor's the same day and the doctor prescribed this tar looking ointment, which is the only thing that did work. Fortunately, the doctor gave me samples of the Calmospetine for such cases as a true diaper rash, which in this case it was more serious.

Note on the website above that it denotes specific uses and directions. Calmoseptine Ointment is not approved for use in deep injury or puncture wounds. Please read the uses, how to remove and the instructions before use.
I have had success with the cream. It is messy and light pink and it can get on your furniture and/ or clothes. I never could get it out of my sheets, but I never tried the recommendations on the website either.

Good Luck with your research. There are so many other products on the market. Some of the ones that I have tried include, AD and D ointment, Boudreaux's butt paste, Destin and Balmex. (Aquaphor and Vaseline do work on the face. When it is cold, and/or windy, my children get chapped cheeks. The Calmoseptine work on the area, but it is a pink creme, and some children and adults may find the scent to be bothersome to his or her eyes.

I know we all would love to have the perfect resolute for all of life's twist. Often things are of trial and error. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that any product will always be 100 percent full proof. Because of the length of time, trial and error system, I am unable to share this.

Best to you!

Clarissa - posted on 04/09/2013

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Also, all babies are different, so when u do figure out what's best for your little one, stick with it. U will know what comforts baby the most out of the things u try :)

Clarissa - posted on 04/09/2013

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We use cloth diapers for our boy and he hasn't had a hint of red (since we switched from disposable diapers). Even with disposable diapers he only got a rash once and it was hardly a rash, just a little red. I just put a tiny bit of desitin and it cleared up withing a couple diaper changes. scented wipes will irritate the skin more too. We put our boys bum under the sink when he got red and just used warm water and a bit of baby soap. Doctors advise against powder but its a miracle, we put it on our boy at every diaper change, as long as he doesn't breath it in.

Sheena - posted on 04/08/2013

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Ava Anderson Nontoxic Diaper Cream! www.AvaAndersonNontoxic.com/NaturalFitMama

Katya - posted on 04/08/2013

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My kids were allergic to the fragrance in the disposable diapers. Pampers were the worst offenders luvs were ok. Change often. Clean in the bathroom sink under warm water blow dry on low then Beaudreaux Butt Paste

Autom - posted on 04/07/2013

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Also I forgot to mention this was when my son was a newborn ;) we never had any further problems.

Autom - posted on 04/07/2013

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Baby Boudreaux's Butt Paste- I used Destin on my first but he never had it bad. My second we would have to lay him on the floor under a towel and let his hinie air out, it was like he was allergic to his poop. I read that it depends on the type of rash is it. Destin may not work. The butt paste cleared it right up.

DO - posted on 04/06/2013

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Some sort of Calendula Ointment - it is amazing. If you can get your hands on some with just basic ingredients. (Certified Organic Calendula Flowers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Untreated Natural Beeswax). Very good for any skin irritations, burns, bites - and the list goes on. Nice thing, it's natural and contains ingredients that we all know and can pronounce!!! Good luck. (and lots of air time)

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This is forum for mothers to seek other mothers advice on certain topics and this is ABSOLUTELY NO place for cussing (lil miss can't be wrong). You need to keep it professional please! Would think that would be common sense since your are a mother, right? Thanks!

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Of course changing diapers FREQUENTLY is common sense and changing IMMEDIATELY after pooing is ESSENTIAL as well. Also, letting the bottom air dry after wiping is also common sense. Personally, the diaper rash creams have never worked for me. Now I have 2 sons (17 & 15 now) and they had diaper rashes more frequent than my daughter (23 mos) ever has had. As previously posted she's only had 3 of them, due to the frequent changes and immediate change when she poos. I have nothing against the creams..they just did not work for me so that's why I trust the Corn Starch. I understand that there is a difference in diaper rash and yeast rash..would not put Corn Starch on if it was a yeast rash. Thanks again to all the moms that have responded! Enjoy the Spring!

Keely - posted on 04/05/2013

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Breast milk really is amazing for a lot of things but failing that I found metanium to be really effective and very fast acting- however- it stains terribly!! ♥

Abigail - posted on 04/05/2013

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Oatmeal! Plain old oatmeal. No matter how bad the rash is, oatmeal will do wonders. Prepare a warm bath put about a cup of plain oatmeal into the water move it around or mash it with you hand. Place the child into it and bathe for 5-10 min. This will creat a barrier on the skin an prevens itt from getting any worse. Do as often or every time you change the baby as possible and pack some A&D ointment along with Gold bond baby diaper rash powder (small yellow bottle). Baby will be cured in no time. The oatmeal works great on skin rashes and eczema as well.

Hope that helps :)

Cindy - posted on 04/04/2013

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I use cloth diapers and cloth wipes (with just a tiny bit of castile soap and water) and have no problems with diaper rash. I used disposable diapers with my first child and he did have diaper rash. I found California Baby diaper rash cream to be the most effective. Coconut oil or breastmilk work well too.

Bonnie - posted on 04/04/2013

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Leigh.....amazing idea. I have used milk if Magnesia for sun burns and it has worked wonders. I can definitely see how this could work as well. Excellent suggestion!

Leigh Anne - posted on 04/04/2013

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After washing off urine/feces with clear water and patting dry: Gently apply a coat of plain Maalox and set your hair dryer on COOL setting and blow dry bottom (make sure it is cool air!!). Cover loosely with diaper or allow to go without one if possible.

I used to be a pediatric RN and the doctors would actually prescribe this regimen for our inpatients with severe diaper rash.

Rachel Anne - posted on 04/04/2013

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I do cloth diapering and I don't use anything on my daughter's skin including soap in her morning bath or baby wipes when changing her and any nappy cream. I wipe her every single change which I try to do whenever she makes (upon waking before breastfeeding whenever possible) with a reusable cloth towel that is soft and warm water in a little pale. When she gets irritated skin I leave off the diaper as long as I can and apply a tiny bit of ghee (clarified butter). This happens very infrequently due to being diapered in cloth, changed frequently, wiped every time she makes, airing out and wiping only with water - no wipes and no cream.

1. cloth diapers
2. changing every time she does pee or poo
3. airing out without diapers
4. wiping with a cloth in a pale of warm water
5. using ghee

Heidi - posted on 04/02/2013

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allow the sun to sine on the bottom to dry it out then use pure corn starch
baby powder.

Brandy - posted on 04/02/2013

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My children have always been prone to diaper rashes... I have 7! Each time I found that the best treatment was a warm bath with no soap after each bowel movement. The next step was a good air drying and at times I've used a hairdryer on the cool setting (if your dryer comes with that setting. If not, please be extra careful because some hairdryers can get REALLY hot!) After air drying I would be sure to use diapers that were chlorine and dye free (Earth's Best worked great and I found them at Babies R Us) The final step is none other than corn starch... cheap and super absorbant! It seems like a lengthy process, but the air drying takes the longest... one day of doing this and the rash will be significantly better by the next morning.

Emilie - posted on 04/01/2013

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This remedy was handed down from my grandmother...and it cost little to nothing depending wh a ts in your pantry. Take 1/2 cup of all purpose flour put it into a cast iron skillet on med to high heat stirring it around with a fork until it turns brown....put it into something with a lid....you will have some for later.....LET IT COOL. Once it is cool , powder that irritated little hiney every time you change baby...usually takes 1 or 2 days to clear. Hope this helps...it did me with my 3 kids.

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