diaper rash solutions

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my daughter has been getting horrible diaper rash and it pains me to see her in so much pain i have tried different types of diapers about seven different kinds of diaper rash creams different wipes wiping her with a washcloth instead of wipes...what else is there?? what worked for yout

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Doyleus - posted on 10/12/2009

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don't laugh, because i did this, and overnight the rash was gone.

before my mother n law passed away, she used to tell me stories about her mom's home remedies, because her mother made alot of her own. well she was telling me one day about my husband having a really bad diaper rash and nothing worked, and her mother told her to go out (NO KIDDING) find a dirt dobber nest (without the dirtdobber's) LOL crush it (Has to be an old one) mix it with some petroleum vaseline, then apply it to his booty.

So she did what her mother said. She said it worked. Well we tried it because nothing was workin and (OMG) it wasnt but a few minute's later the little guy stopped crying, and the next morning after we applied it through the night, when we went to change his diaper, the rash was gone.

BTW i'm only sharing because ya'll are the circle of mom's!!!!!!! we've since then applied for a copyright on it, just because we don't want it out of the family....

Melody - posted on 10/12/2009

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My twins were in NICU and on antibiotics for 5 days, needless to say when they came home they had blistered butts. It was horrible. Their pediatrician told me to take Maalox and dab it on their rear with cotton balls and then coat with aquaphor (or crisco...ive always used aquaphor). It healed quickly! I still use the aquaphor for preventing rashes and its just a wonderful all around healing ointment. From scratches and scrapes to diaper rash. I think CVS also has their on generic brand of it thats a little cheaper.

Shannon - posted on 10/11/2009

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Quoting Tricia:

boudreaux's butt paste, aquaphor and when clear.. A and D ointment.



I agree with all three, they all worked for my daughter!  And I also used Johnson and Johnson's Baby Powder cornstarch.  The cornstarch doesn't clump like the powder does, and especially when clear it does a great job keeping the moisture out.  I even used it in my daughter's panties when she was a little older before I realized that she needed to sit in the bath every night, even if it was just to play, because her vaginal area would keep getting excoriated. 

Tracy - posted on 10/10/2009

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use diapers that keep baby dry even when wet, ive bought cheap diaper my child started getting a rash, use mild soap and water instead nof wipes as much as possible dry bottom gently and completely, apply thin coat of vaseline or a&d, and change diapers more often, good luck

Alasha - posted on 10/08/2009

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It may be a horrible Yeast infection that can not be cured by Over the counter Ointment. Ask your doctor about Nystatin.... its an Antibiotic Cream they use on bad diaper rash and yeast...Works wonders.>Will be cleared up in NO TIME!

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Charlene - posted on 10/11/2009

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My daughter had a severe diaper rash this summer and the only thing that cured it was a cream that a pharmacist from my home town made himself. It's now sold in every drug store in my home province and it works wonders. I don't know if you can get the exact same stuff anywhere else, but try googling it. Sid Stead's Tender Bottoms Cream. If not, try going to your pharmacist and asking if they have anything that is 'home made'. This cream has Lanolin, calomine and a lot of other natural soothers.

You may have to have it checked by a doctor if nothing works.

MICHELLE - posted on 10/11/2009

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JUST FOUND THE BEST STUFF OUT THERE!! I SWEAR BY IT. MY LITTLE GIRL HAD BAD DIAPER RASH AND USED THE OINTMENT CALLED BUTT PASTE!! SOUNDS FUNNY BUT WORKS OVERNIGHT!! I GOT IT AT MY LOCAL GROCERY STORE!!

Jane - posted on 10/10/2009

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be sure it's not a yeast rash. our 8 mo old has had those a few times now, she's just prone to rashes b/c of her fair skin. if it is, you'll need an Rx from the pediatrician. other than that, i slather them in Balmex when they have a basic rash. i always put something on their bums now. i used to just keep them clean but that doesn't always mean they won't get a rash.

using a cloth was too annoying for me so i use the Viva paper towels, the ones that you can pick the size. if they're in a lot of pain and i can't use the wipes, i just wet them under the fawcett before i change the diaper. also, go buy a bed pad and let her sleep bare-bum as much as possible. the percentage of zinc is what you want to look for in a diaper cream, the higher the better. and ask the pediatrician if you can use regular zinc, it's in the first aid aisle in the drugstore.

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Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment.

It's made from fermented papaya and is fantastic. Also fantastic as a lip balm (just have a separate tube for lips!).

Lorna - posted on 10/10/2009

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leave her nappy off as much as possible to let the air dry and cotton wool balls are an alternative when washing. not used it myself but raw egg wiped on bottam is an old remedy and don't forget most healthvisitors can prescribe for cream so u don't have to pay.

Kellie - posted on 10/09/2009

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my daughter has extremely sensitive skin she cant use most soaps,only sensitive wipes and alot of presciption rash cream breaks her bottom out...i tried corn starch like you get at the grocery store cleared it right up!!! hope it helps you and your little one!!!

Kim - posted on 10/09/2009

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are you nursing? I just discovered that tomatoes were giving my baby her diaper rash. Also, Bag Balm is what my doctor recommended when nothing else worked! They use it on cow's utters- one can of it is $5 and lasts for-ever!

Amidy - posted on 10/09/2009

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My youngest had really bad diaper rashes and the only thing that would help was blow drying his bottom! I used a low, warm - not hot, setting for a few minutes after every diaper change. He loved it! After it cleared up I used Aquaphor ointment to help prevent it coming back. I hope this helps, good luck!

Louise - posted on 10/08/2009

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Wipe with Johnson and Johnsons baby lotion in pink bottle with soft cotton wool. Don't use baby wipes as too irritating. Use Sudacreme which is a zinc based cream when red or as a preventative following nappy changes.. You can also use hydrazole cream 5% which is part antiinflammatory/antifungal when really red for one week, then switch to an antifungal cream following this( such as canestan). There is also a cream called Daktozin which is part zinc/part antifungal that you can use. All these items are over the counter at chemists in australia.

Brandi - posted on 10/08/2009

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Quoting tricia:

boudreaux's butt paste, aquaphor and when clear.. A and D ointment.



This one has worked for me also.  mix them together and  put it on.



 



Good luck

Chris - posted on 10/08/2009

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Try antifungal cream like lotrimine. My doc recomended this for my daughter who used to get such horrible rashs. I used only a tiny bit and it helped her so much. I also used zinc oxide which is a nice thick cream that does not come off easily. I also used wet viva papertowels because they are soft much softer then a washcloth.



Good Luck!

Mammashell - posted on 10/08/2009

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Make home made baby wipes - that is what helped my baby - plus it saves a ton of money. you just need thick paper towels - 2 tablespoons of baby soap/shampoo and 1 tablespoon of baby oil mixed in hot water. Google it for complete details. I promise you wont be sorry!!

Jen - posted on 10/08/2009

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both of my babies had sensitive butts :) I found Huggies diapers to be the best choice, and swear by creamy balmex. As messy as it can be, you may want to give her naked time too...fresh air is good for the rash.

Christine - posted on 10/08/2009

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My daughter had diarrhea for months due to a food intolerance so needless to say we had TONS of diaper rash....We use Triple paste mixed with Maalox...take some triple paste and put in a small tupperware container then add Maalox(a few tablespoons depending how much paste you use) and mix then apply liberally....my husband was shocked when after just one application she was WAY better....he said we should have done it before!! I also used Maalox on a cotton ball dabbed on when its really bad...the Maalox stops the burning. A&D ointment regularly when its cleared up and triple paste alone at nite. Aveeno Oatmeal baths help also...the oatmeal soothes the skin (but you dont have to spend all that money on Aveeno you can get store brand and its just as good!)
The thing with all the ointments and creams that contain zinc oxide is that your baby can actually build up an immunitey to them...so you think its a good idea to use them all the time, but then baby gets a rash and they dont work.
Also, if the rash is small raised bumps that look like pimples (with or without white in them) it could be yeast and the doctor can prescripe a cream for you to use that clears it up fast. If it is yeast no amount of over the counter creams with clear it up you need an antifungal.

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I promise this will work! RESINOL!!! We call it the miracle goo around our house. You have to ask the pharmacist for it but you do not need a prescription; they keep it behind the counter. It usually costs about $8 and will fix the worst rash in a couple of diaper changes.

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Clomitrizol...over-the-counter anti-fungal ointment (canestin ovuls, or any yeast infection cream). Works EXCELLENT for diaper rashes. I mix it with vaseline to keep urine from washing it away and protect from sting.

Joselyn - posted on 10/07/2009

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use diaper rash cream even when she dont have one its work my baby have never have a rash and he's two

Ricci - posted on 10/07/2009

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cucumber powder, vaseline works best at preventing! Both my kids had them a lot. Once i use vaseline evrything got better

Becca - posted on 10/07/2009

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I just change nappies regulary. I had a huge battle with nappy rash with my daughter and it went on for weeks. Turned out she reacted to the zink in creams and got a rash very similar to nappy rash. (Just a thought as i never thought that was possible!)

Dragana - posted on 10/07/2009

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A&D Ointment the yellow and brown not the cream. Always worked for me and always washing with water in the sink or tub. If she is in daycare or being watched by someone make sure they have not left wet diapers on her for too long also.

Melissa - posted on 10/07/2009

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ammex powder mixed with balmex make a paste and put it on.when she pees you dont have to rub it complete off just keep putting more on. it works great.

Brandy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Any cream made with zinc. The aveeno baby cream worked really good for us.

Katarina - posted on 10/07/2009

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Zincofax Extrastrength mixed with Sudocream and a little bit of Goats Milk Lotion. Worked wonderfully for my son. we had tried everything on the shelves(I kid you not) and thats what works. My son's worst rash cracked and bled. I also learned the hard way to never use wipes when they have a rash, try and run their bottoms under warm water to clean or a warm, wet cloth. Tons of bare bottom mat plays as well to let the rash air dry. Try and stay away from anything with a ton of yeast, as yeast causes rashes doesn't make thme better.

Trisha - posted on 10/07/2009

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my daughter has to have a precription diaper rash cream, but we also use constarch with her sometimes and we use it with my other daughter who is two (trained during the day, but not at night and it causes a rash)

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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zincofax extra strength worked WONDERS on my girl. her rash was so bad it was almost bleeding and i got the stuff before she went to bed. I put it on her bum and the next morning it was practically gone. if it gets REALLY bad go to the doctor, you might need a prescription. I also didnt let my daughter have a diaper at all while it was really bad. You know the little undies that come with dresses? i just put that on her bare bum (it is gross and you have to change it often but at least the air can help dry it out) and then i put her in her playpen to play for about a half hour at a time out in the living room. good luck i hope she's okay! and i hope you are too!!!

Amanda - posted on 10/07/2009

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burnt flour!!! it works wonders.... if you put some flour in a frying pan and stir it up until it gets a brownish color then that is good. i use it on my daughter all the time. i dont know why it works but my step mom did it for me. i also use A&d, or you can just let her be naked. the air works good too. i also keep my daughter in the bath longer... a cool bath will help take some of the heat out.

Chelle - posted on 10/07/2009

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I really liked Desitin diaper cream, you said you've tried all sorts of cream, have you tried that one? (they sell it at shoppers and walmarts)

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