Help with diaper rash

Julie - posted on 12/18/2008 ( 63 moms have responded )

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My son has had a diaper rash for the past couple of days. I've tried Sudocrem and also just letting his poor little bum air dry, but nothing is working. Any suggestions?

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when my kids were babies I used lantiseptic skin protectant, its for adult diaper rashes, but it works. I've given some to friends of mine with the same trouble and they tell me it worked for them. And its not only for diaper rashes its for cuts also. put it on and the next day and it will be gone. ask your doctor where u can find some. Can't be bought at any store unless your a nurse or if u know of someone. let me know if it works for you.

Jeni - posted on 12/18/2008

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for my daughter who is a month and a half I have been using Paul Mitchell smoothing super skinny serum. It's the best stuff ever... you can put it on their bottoms and front area and wont ever have a rash or anything...my daughter hasn't has any rashes or anything yet...even if they have dry skin u can use it for that too!

Lauren - posted on 12/18/2008

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TRIPLE PASTE!!!! if it is really a diaper rash triple paste was sent from the gods. it seems expensive for the small tube but it lasts forever! a small amount and it is gone! and it is the only one my children don't scream when i apply it. good luck

Joni-lee - posted on 12/18/2008

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i found that what worked best for my son is zinc oxide it works on alot of thing like rashes or cuts even bug bites!!!!

Ashley - posted on 12/18/2008

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I used to have problems with my daughter having diaper rash, sometimes just trying a different cream that you are used to using helps. If it doesn't seem to be getting better, I agree with Kristine, it could be a yeast infection, so try a doctor appointment and have it checked out.

CHANTAL - posted on 12/18/2008

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Oh ya, you may notice the rash look better in the morning if your babe sleeps throught the night. That's when I clued in to how irritating all that whiping & diaper changing throughout the day could be to their sensitive skin. I've found it very frustrating & heart breaking to see him crying on the way to the change table knowing what's coming.

CHANTAL - posted on 12/18/2008

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My son never had a rash until shortly after he started solids at 6mts. We tried a few creams, corn starch, aloe gel from the plant & still testing. The 2 things I found helped to clear-up the inflamation was a quick bum rinse under tap water & very small amount of mils soap & as long of a naked time possible right after the poopy diaper change (2hrs twice a day for us). We've stoped using pampers & scented whipes. We cover his bum with a thick layer of cream every diaper change so the diaper doesn't whipe all the cream off. So far he has been rash free for 5 wks. We're still suspecting a sensitivity to a certain food since his break outs are quick & severe.

Kristine - posted on 12/18/2008

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I am a member of a health and wellness company and we have a lotion that clears it up very quickly. My boyfriend put it on his daughter at night and it had lost the redness by the next morning. Other people have mentioned they had tried Balmex and Desitin and A&D Ointment but nothing worked better than our lotion and it didn't have the hard sticky mess that you have with Desitin either. Sometimes diaper rash can come from the laundry detergent too. A lot of the things out there can irratate the skin even if it is made especially for a baby's clothes. Many people say when they switch they notice a huge difference. I know I did when my daughter was young too. If you want to know more give me a call: 608-524-3441 or email me: kakjmk@yahoo.com

Doreen - posted on 12/18/2008

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Could he be teething? The other thing I did was get the lowest dose of Monistat if it clears up you'll know that it is probably a yeast infection, not diaper rash.

Rebecca - posted on 12/18/2008

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Poor babe! Whatever diaper cream you're using, make sure you don't rub it all off at every diaper change...some brands are very, very sticky and all that rubbing might cause more irritation. If you can, just dab off the top layer and reapply more. Gross, I know. Aquaphor seems to be our magic trick over here, but I know different products work best for different kids and situations. Keep experimenting and good luck!

Kristine - posted on 12/18/2008

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I loved the Aveno Diaper Cream. Also, it may be a yeast or other type of infection. If it looks kinda blistery I would definately take him to the doctor and have it checked.

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