HELP! Bad diaper rash.

Melissa - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old has the worst diaper rash. She is cutting 2 teeth and I am using everything from that Pinxav to cloth diapers at night. Her bum is so red. Help please!

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Laureena - posted on 01/21/2010

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Take an old receiving blanket and turn your burner on your stove on low and then place the blanket on the burner for a few seconds just until you see burn marks on the blanket and then pull it off and cut it into pieces and place in your little gir's diaper and you should notice a differenc within 24 hours. its an old wives tale but it works.. good luck!!

Hermine - posted on 01/16/2010

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I SUGGEST YOU THAT U BUY NAME CALLED "A+D ORIGINAL OINTMENT FOR DIAPER RASH OINTMENT, HELPS HEAL DRY, CHAFED SKIN, AND PREVENT & SOOTHES MINOR CUTS & BURNS

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Also consider that it may not be diaper rash. Instead it may be a yeast infection which can occur in the diaper area and spread because of warmth and dampness. This can be treated with a topical cream provided by your family doctor.. If a diaper rash last more than 5 days with no visible healing, I would bet it's the yeast infection. I had this happen with one of my little ones.

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Lara - posted on 01/26/2010

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i have 1 year old baby but my case is not teeth,he has a stomach flu,so everytime he has "poop"i have to wash his bum bum in a sink not in one time "poop"but everytime i dont know how many times that's why his bum bum had a rushes really rushes.i put first the PENATEN for the diaper rush and after that JOHNSON BABY POWDER so its dry.now its he's ok thank god....so for u gud luck...

Angie - posted on 01/25/2010

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With my second child I discovered that the best thing is just petroleum jelly to heal and keep diaper rash at bay by creating a protective barrier for the skin.

Jolene - posted on 01/25/2010

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Bag Balm. Can be purchased at Wal Mart. It is cow udder cream. I know that sounds weird. But cows udders are exposed to many different elements. It comes in a green square box container. Looks a bit like thick Vaseline. But it really works good. I don't live in a farming community either. My sister suggested it to my for my babies.

Melissa - posted on 01/25/2010

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My sister in law had the same problem with my nephew & swears by cornstarch mixed with water into a paste.

Melissa - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter had a rash that was eating through her skin. The only thing that helped was chlorine and bleach free wipes. There made by 7th Generation and are found at Bartells. My Dr. was amazed how quickly it worked.

Gail - posted on 01/24/2010

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Bag Balm. my kids were very sensitive to dyes and perfumes and allergic to all the rest.I mothered 8 and it woorks!

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Maalox! Sounds weird huh? My baby had diaper rash so bad she started to bleed. My first baby had never had it so I was completely scared. Her doctor told me to go and get Maalox its an antacid and it can relieve the pain and the rash. Defiantly do it it works and works fast!!!!!

Molissa - posted on 01/24/2010

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A diaper rash is a yeast infection on the skin. You have to keep it clean and protected with different types of products depending on what works. My son though, had one really bad one where we just put him in the bath everyday up to the top of the rash, and let him soak. Then pat drying it, and then putting on ointment. After every diaper change we put more ointment on. After a couple of days, it cleared. If you try this and it still doesn't, take him to the doc. It's a pretty bad yeast infection. They might have to give him some antibiotics to help get rid of it. Good luck.

Wanda - posted on 01/24/2010

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I promise try this, use medella lanolin. we tried prescriptions and anything possible with dr visits and dr visits. the stuff with barrier only made it worse. we have a very sensative hiney. only extra sensative pamper wipes.

User - posted on 01/24/2010

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let her butt dry out. keep a diaper off as much as you can. theres this bath soap i got for my son that is like the butt paste brand but its specifically for bathtime and diaper rash.you can get it at target. butt bath i think its called lol its in the baby section near the diapers.

Elsabé - posted on 01/24/2010

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This sounds really basic, but wash the bum with Rooibos tea (this is a South African herbal tea - not sure where you are from and whether it is available everywhere); when it is dry - some sun and air helps dry it out; apply maizena (cornflour) - it is very fine and soothing and takes away the sting. Calendula cream works wonders when the worst is over. All the best!

Krista - posted on 01/23/2010

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My baby had a wicked diaper rash after a bout of diarrhea, and what worked for me was this: after every bath and every diaper change, I'd dry his bum with my hairdryer set on low (keep your hand in the area to make sure it's not too hot). Then, I'd slather a ton of Zincofax on the affected area -- seriously, the kid's ass looked like a frosted cupcake by the time I was through with it. A few days of doing that, and he was all cleared up.

Sherry - posted on 01/23/2010

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NO JUICE, NO DIAPER!!! NO HOT BATHS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! Then take your pick of the many wonderful creams mentioned on here but NO POWDER!

Carrie - posted on 01/23/2010

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Aquaphor is a miracle cream. It works on my son's red face or diaper rash if he gets it. We tried butt paste and it made it way worse. I guess it depends on the baby.

Jayne - posted on 01/23/2010

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I have found that just taking nappy off and having air time outside in the sunshine for about 1/2 hour is the best thing. Consistently over the next few days. Keep moisture to a minimum. Goodluck

Becky - posted on 01/23/2010

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My daughter had a terrible rash and I tried everything. She was wearing Pampers Cruisers, and I switched her to Fisher Price brand diapers. They sell them at Babies R Us and they are hypoallergenic. Her rash was clear in about 1-2 days and never returned. It was actually an allergic reaction. I also switched her to sensitive wipes, just to be sure. If all the diaper rash treatments don't work, consider her diapers. Our pediatrician said many children are allergic to certain brands.

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Oh take her to the dr, she may have a yeast diaper rash, nothing is going to cure that except some 2.5% rx hydrocortisone cream from the dr & some lortrimin ointment if it is yeast. My little girl had this beefy red diaper rash (that spung up out of no where & got bad quick) that I just couldn't get to go away, trust me if it is a yeast diaper rash you can't get it to go away with out your dr's help so don't beat youself up. The cortisone which is a higher % than the over the counter stuff helps calm the skin down & heal, while the lotrimin is an over the counter anti-fungal which kills the yeast. I used this 3x's a day & in the 1st day I saw 100% improvement after I had tried every since butt paste on the market for 2 weeks (spent almost $50 on every single butt paste known to man!). Good luck, it sounds like sweet pea has a yeast butt rash. If you can't get to the dr's for the cortisone cream you can start putting the lotrimin on her bottom ASAP, you can get this stuff anywhere, it is the same thing men use for jock itch. Oh & lastly make sure you are using alcohol free baby wipes.

Melanie - posted on 01/23/2010

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Fill your bathroom sink with warm water and add some baking soda to it. Hold her so her bum sits in it for a minute or too then pat dry. I would let her go without a diaper for a little bit then put some A&D ointment on before putting her back in the diaper. Do this 2-3 times a day!

Naomi - posted on 01/23/2010

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First, a big Me Too to the bare-bottom time.
Next, instead of wiping her bottom clean, show her how to hang on to the side of the tub and use the hand-held shower to rinse her clean. Much easier on delicate skin, and a more effective way to clean all those 'nooks & crannies' little girls have.

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Corn Starch was the only thing that worked for my son. I use it almost daily on him, rash or not. It is silky and keeps the area dry.

Anne - posted on 01/22/2010

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This sounds crazy but really works! Beat an egg white, and soothe over the skin - first of all it reacts with oxygen to promote healing, and 2ndly provides a 2nd skin for protection. The hospital I trained in had an old fashioned matron and we used this on pressure sores,I used it on all my kids.

Tah - posted on 01/21/2010

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she may not have a rash, it may require a statin cream, nystatin for example, keep her with a barrier everytime she has her diaper on so the water will roll off her skin to keep her more comfy and take her the bathroom, also during the day let her keep the diapers off, air will help...

Vanessa - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hi i had the same problem with my son he's now 18 months, when he was that age he use to get that red rash when cutting teeth it got so bad that it got raw and, i got a cream from the chemist but sometimes its a prescribed cream. nystasid, i used that in conjuction with castor oil and vaseline, its helps within 2 -3days. if you just use the plain caster oil and white vaseline, mix it in a pot and put on the bum, it cools their bum instantly and they wont be that fussy. helps for me and still does.

Jeanette - posted on 01/21/2010

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I don't know if any of you have ever heard of or used a very basic old fashioned cure for any type of diaper rash. Take plain white flour and brown it in a IRON Skillet. I used it on my children and grandchild any time they got a rash on their bottom. Worked every time.

Martha - posted on 01/20/2010

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Our compounding pharmacy makes a couple of different ointments for diaper rashes like the one your baby has. It's a very popular compound that we've been making for many years. We have a couple of pediatricians that write for it for their patients. It's around $35 for 4oz, but it's worth it to see your baby feel better. Most of the time we can get insurance to cover the prescription... depending on the insurance company. If you are interested to know more about our pharmacy and would like us to talk to your pediatrician on how to write or call in this compound, then we will be happy to help.

Kimberly - posted on 01/18/2010

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If you are looking for a great natural to helps baby with rashes, cradel cap or as an insect repellent for young ones buy some PURE tea tree oil and mix a few drops with a cream base like Glaxal. When my son was younger he had horrible cradle cap and exema - my friend owns a spa and recommended the oil. I works like a charm. It's never given him any wierd reactions either. And now that he's almost three I use it full strength on a qtip for cleaning cuts and scraps as it is a natural disinfectant as well. Hope that helps.

Linda - posted on 01/17/2010

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make sure your diluting juices well, keep that butt really clean, butt paste is good but always make sure the area is completly dry before uu apply any creams or powders, corn starch worked well on my younguns keep me posted

Alexis - posted on 01/17/2010

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We use decitin and maalox on the pediatric floor for diaper rash. I had never heard of it before I became a nurse, but now I use it on my own kids. Just take regular maalox tablets, crush them up and mix them with regular decitin (not creamy). Spread it all over - it goes on like paste, but you will be amazed with the results!

VickiRae - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son gets really bad diapers rashes too,his bum will bleed and the skin falls off and gets so raw. :( After 14-15 months of not knowing why this was happening and how to treat it properly he was admitting into the hospital and we later found out he has a gluen/yeast intolerance and his body can not process the yeast. Once he pooped the yeast came right out with it into his diaper and caused him a horrible rash (yeast infection).

Mags - posted on 01/17/2010

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my wee fella use to break out real bad and nothing seemed to work i felt so sorry for him i mentioned to the hosp when i was ther and they said to use timodine cream mixed with a spoonful of olive oil and mix it into a paste withn 2 days of applying it it totaly cleared up i hope that helps aslo little tip the cream is yellow dont get on clothes its very hard to get off .

Rachel - posted on 01/17/2010

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I agree with the Boudeaux's Butt Paste. My son's was very bad too and the Ped's office said that with Vaseline over it at night would keep the moisture away. Are you sure it is diaper rash and not a yeast infection? You may want to check with your Ped if it continues much longer.

Theresia - posted on 01/17/2010

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A warm bath with baking soda in it work wonders, then i use A&D ointment. and let her air out as much as possible. and instead of wipes use a wet wash cloth, wipes WILL make it worse.

Debbie - posted on 01/17/2010

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An R.N. told me to use athlete's foot cream (jock itch cream is the same thing). It worked miracles!

Julia - posted on 01/17/2010

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I had the same problems with my 8 mth old, took her to the doc and it was a yeast infection. I was prescribed some cream and it worked for that one only to find out that she has a real sensitive butt. No matter what I would do she would get diaper rashes and stuff like Desitin didn't work. My niece suggested I buy Dr. Smith's diaper ointment, and I have to say I will buy nothing else! It worked and since I have been using it regularly we have had NO rashes!!!!

Eileen - posted on 01/17/2010

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The Desitin will do it but make sure its not the creamy. The old fashion thick like chalk stuff is what you need. And the running around naked is the best

Yasmin - posted on 01/17/2010

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Yes, Desitin cream and clean the area with warm water. NO SOAP OR WIPES till the rash goes. Your little one will be fine. Good luck!!

Amy - posted on 01/17/2010

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You need to soak the area in a warm bath. Like said by Jenna- air drying helps when really sore- But the most important part is to load the enitre butt with Desitin and baby powder. I would continue to use the cloth diaper til its gone and change diapers very frequently. But if it doesnt seem to be going away after a couple days or so- a doctor can prescribe an ointment to help cure that rash!

Melissa - posted on 01/17/2010

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This solution came directly from our pediatrician. My son rarely got a rash but when he did it seemed to get bad quickly, it's probably yeast-based and the only thing that will really clear it up is this: 1st layer: Lamisil or Tinactin cream (these kill the yeast); second layer - Polysporin ointment; 3rd layer: thick coating of original Desitin. Not hte light one - look for 10% zinc oxide. This worked every time! Hope it helps

Ashika - posted on 01/16/2010

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no nappy time does wonders and I have found powder called CURASH which is great too...from chemist or local supermarket..how is it now poor munchkin

Marion - posted on 01/16/2010

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Let her lay around with out diapers on for a wile in the day! Air is good.Put some thing under her so she does not pee on any thing.and use corn starch.air is the best.she might be alergic to her diapers.do they have perfum in them?? Good luck

Cris - posted on 01/16/2010

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i had the same experience with my first baby and i was adviced to use desitin. better if you wash her after changing her diaper, then apply the cream after drying her up. this would be better than using wipes. let the cream penetrates to her skin before putting on her diaper. make sure to check her diaper all the time and trying other diaper might work. goodluck.

Brittany - posted on 01/16/2010

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Using warm damp washcloths (no wipes!) and alternating between A&D Ointment and Bourdeux's Butt Paste works best for my daughter on regular diaper rashes, but she has has two bouts of yeast rashes too. It can be very hard to tell whether or not it is just a bad rash or a yeast rash. Please take your baby to the doctor or even a pediatric urgent care. They will know right away. If it is a yeast rash, they will prescribe a Nystatin cream and you will notice its going away in about two days.

Stephanie - posted on 01/16/2010

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I used A & D Ointment with both of my children and it worked great. I would take a cool cloth and clean them first then put the A & D on. It was cleared up by the next day. Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2010

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I have 6 kids so I know what you are going through. One of my kids would get a diaper rash even when she was changed immediately. It depends on the rash which type of cream you use. If she has a pimply rash, my pediatrician recommended an anti fungal because that clears up the pimply yeast rash. Believe it or not, Lotramin (a foot cream) works wonders. But apply it sparingly. Let her crawl around commando as much as possible (which I know is a pain!), and apply a thick layer of Aquaphor between changes. This cleared it up in no time. However, if the rash is not pimply then don't use the Lotramin. It won't work. If the rash is only red and looks almost like rug burn, that can take longer to heal and I don't have any great advice for that other than frequent bathing, washing her with plain water during changes (AVOID diaper wipes--they irritate and sting), letting her crawl around commando and applying a vaseline or aquaphor type of ointment between changes. Unfortunately, some kids are just more prone to rashes than others. Good luck!

Ilja - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hiya Melissa!



I find that most well known diaper rash creams are kind of hard to clean off, too thick and sticky. My son would get rashes where the skin would come off his tush, and trying to rub off the remains of diaper rash cream was painful.

What worked very well for us was "Dr Boudreauxs' Buttpaste" I bought it at Target but I'm sure its available at lots of places. Also I stopped giving my son Citrus fruits and/or juices for a while (especially during teething) that helped.

Jessica - posted on 01/16/2010

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Sometimes just a layer of plane Vaseline on a nice clean bottom works. Or aquaphor healing ointment (made by eucerin) works extremly well. For both diaper rash, and chapped face from all the drool of teething!

Cristal - posted on 01/16/2010

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Maizana corn starch. It works works works, you need to change out the babies diaper as often as possible to keep her dry and keep applying the cornstarch. My friend who has 3 girls let me in on this.

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My son was the king of diaper rash. I felt so bad because I thought I was doing something wrong, turned out it was the juice I was giving him gave him too much acid in his urine. The cure> I let air get to the rash as much as possible, Used Balmex SPAREINGLY just to protect from wetness and cut his juice with water and reduced the amount I gave him and how frequent.

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