How do I get rid of diaper rash that doesnt seem to want to go away?

Ashlee - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 174 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old little girl has had a diaper rash for 3 weeks now .. Her pediatrcian has recomended layering Desitin on it and constantly having at least one layer on but I have been doing that for a week and the rash is still there... I mean the Desitin makes it less red but doesnt make it go away ... I just want it to dissapear

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Paige - posted on 11/11/2009

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My daughter had a really bad diaper rash a couple weeks ago and had it for about 3 weeks before I took her in to get it looked at. I had tried 2 or 3 different diaper rash creams and noe of them did anything. It was very red and itchy (she tried to scratch a lot) it just looked like it hurt :( The doctor gave me a perscription for her and said it was likely a yeast diaper rash (requiring an antifungal diaper rash cream) She gave me Clotrimadermcr which is a cream they mix up in the pharmacy. It has something for yeast infections in it and some type of diaper rash cream. you put it on 2-3 times daily and after using it for one day her rash was completly gone! I used it for a week regardless just to be sure it was gone and now use it anytime there is a sign of diaper rash comming. It is the ultimate miracle diaper rash cream haha

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My mother in law works for a derm and they recommended Triple Paste. That stuff is amazing and worked for both of my kids. You can get it OTC at many grocery stores with pharmacies, they have it at Costco as well. I used to swear by this cream!

Onaika - posted on 11/13/2009

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The cream called but paste works wonders! my son is 4 and I sometimes still use it. When the rash was really bad I would put on but paste and cornstarch over it :). Hope it helps!!

Heather - posted on 11/13/2009

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Ashlee,



I can totally help with this and your daughters rash will be gone in tops two days. My son had them so bad. A diaper rash is basically a fungus. I recommend using lotrimin, I think thats what its called. Its a fungul cream for athletes foot. Make sure she stays dry, meaning as soon as she pees, change her and keep the medicine on her, I guarantee the rash will be gone in 2 days. Let me know how it worked!



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Sometime's a rash can get a bacteria in it and you need antibiotics to get rid of it. Fist thing to do is take her back and ask if it could be bacterial and explain that it has been ther non-stop for over 3 weeks. Don't feel like you can't ask the doctor questions and if you think they are wrong tell them.



My daughter Isabelle has the most sensetive skin I have ever seen. She would break out almost all the time non-stop like what you posted. I found that a mix of a couple things worked best for me. First and formost give you little one a bath and let her just sit in the mildly soapy water for a little while. Sometimes just gettin it really, really, extra special clean can help. And if the stool is runny the acids will stick to the pores of the skin and irratate it, even if you don't see anything there. Desitin works nicely for us occasionally, but I have found that I need to switch up the ointment I use. If I use the same thing over and over I don't why but it stops working. It may work better a diffrent time, but this time it isn't. I would switch up between the various desitin's, AD, Baudrau's But Paste (

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Kyle - posted on 11/14/2009

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mix even amounts of Maylox and Aquaphore. you can use it immediatly but it will thicken after about a day. My doctor told me to use this because my son came home from the hospital with diaper rash and had it for 2-3 weeks and it started to bleed. I used this and noticed a difference the first day and it was gone in about 3 days but i still continued to use it for about a week just to make sure it was gone! Good luck

Adrianne - posted on 11/14/2009

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Let her be naked to let the fresh air do it's natural healing....it could be yeast infection...put a teaspoon of vinegar in her bath water...you'll see immediate results!

Rebecca - posted on 11/14/2009

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Try using baby powder pure cornstarch with aloe & vitamin e.......when my little girl has a diaper rash that just won't go away I use this and the desitin at the same time!

Robin - posted on 11/14/2009

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If you haven't tried this yet try mixing malox and aquaphor. Both can be purchased over the counter. Mix equal parts in a tuperwear container and keep lid on it when not using it. But that used to do the trick with my little one most of the time. He pediatrician gave us the idea. If that doesn't work I would have it looked at.

Heather - posted on 11/14/2009

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I see Mylanta or Maylox was mentioned- it seriosly works in under an hour- it's amazing. It neutralizes the acids and clears it up fast. I put it on thick then dried it with a hair dryer on cool and put on desitin and my son was almost instantly better! I bought the store brand and it worked just as well and saved me like $4.

Krystle - posted on 11/14/2009

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corn flour really works!! i will use nothing else! (i think its called corn starch in the US)

Latasha - posted on 11/14/2009

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I have found that A&D ointment is the best remedy for diaper rash. It works better than anything I have ever tried.

Sara - posted on 11/13/2009

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Yes, try Clotrimazole, athletes foot med. I also had good luck with Aquaphor ointment. Good luck!

Rene' - posted on 11/13/2009

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My SON had a rash as well and it wouldn't go away. It turned out to be a yeast infection. The doc gave me the same cream women use and said to apply it all over the rash. Sure enough, it was gone in a week! Ask your doc to check it again.

Natalie - posted on 11/13/2009

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so for some reason with my babies desitin does little to nothing to stop a diaper rash, a&d ointment works pretty well with helping keep it from getting worse so it can heal up, but one day i couldnt find the a&d, so i used neosporin. it worked rediculously well. the rash i had been battling for 5 days was gone in two hours. try it out. also you may want to have the pediatrician take a good look at it. it could be thrush, in which case you'd need some nystatin ointment.

Cori - posted on 11/13/2009

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only use the lotrimin, nystatin, antifungal stuff etc if you know for sure that it is a yeast infection! call the dr when in doubt...

Cori - posted on 11/13/2009

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vitamin d ointment mixed with maalox! mix into a paste in a tupperware container (small sauce cup of course) and then apply at every diaper change. the maalox balances the ph of the urine and stool and the vitamin d ointment heals the rash already there!!!!1

CARMEN - posted on 11/13/2009

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hey i would try Lotrimin its an antifungal cream. it works really try that ..let me know if it works .. in a few days it should be gone.. good luck

Amy - posted on 11/13/2009

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I thought my daughter had a diaper rash and I tried everything over the counter for a week. When i brought her to the DR we found out it was a yeast infection! IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!! Everything hurt her even washing her she would scream... If it doesnt go away for a few days go to the DR and get a prescription!!!

Kairee - posted on 11/13/2009

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Do NOT use desitin it does NOT work! My baby had it so bad to the point where it was bleeding, I picked up paladin and it cured it in two days max, mainly in the first day though! Hope this helps=]]

Leah - posted on 11/13/2009

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good old Bag Balm! The green tin with the cow head on it... that stuff is awesome!

Leanne - posted on 11/13/2009

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you have a lot of replies so sorry if I duplicate this but corn starch, put it on just like baby powder, It helped my kids

Nicole - posted on 11/13/2009

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I am not sure if you got this advice already but I swear by Lotramin, keep putting it on a few days after the rash goes away and you should have no problems

Libby - posted on 11/13/2009

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Desitin made Jmak's rash even worse! He was allergic to something in Desitin. We stopped using wipes (they burn so bad when there's a rash!); used only warm washcloth and neosporin and allowed air to the rash, i.e,

no diaper. Was gone in two days.

Charlene - posted on 11/13/2009

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I also suggest you ask your doctor for Nystatin. I have three children and all were very sensitive. Some things I suggest is during especially bad spells, limit juices of any kind the acid often exaggerates the symptoms, wash their bums with water and a very mild soap for sensitive skin at diaper changes, let them air dry if possible. I know these things can be a pain but some of these rashes can just go from bad to worse very quickly. During times when they were rash free I just kept dabbed on a thin layer of the original A & D ointment. Hope that helps:) Good Luck!

Sandy - posted on 11/13/2009

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You should try and use the product DRC it works the best my girls never had a problem with diaper rash i think because that is the only thing i ever used and it always kept them not red and no rash so maybe try it and see if it works it is very inexpensive and you can get it at probably any pharmacy i know we can get it at Osco or Jewel not sure where your from and what pharmacys you have

Tina - posted on 11/13/2009

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my sister's baby was a few months old when her rash was so red it looked like she was severly burnt,so 1 of my friends suggested that she put plain yogert and corn starch on the baby's bum and she did it a few times and it was gone.I'm not saying it will help for your baby but it's worth a try...Good Luck

Melissa - posted on 11/13/2009

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it sounds frustrating but give it some time and it will eventually go away..make sure she stays dry and keep applying the desitin. leave her without a diaper for a while so the area can breath..she'll probably pee but it's ok.. and when it does go away, apply baby vaceline every night before bedtime and every morning faithfully. it forms a protective barrier better than desitin cuz water and oil don't mix. you can find it at any rite aid or drug store. i've been using it since birth and thank god, she has never caught one. pampers baby dry are also really good. good luch sweetheart!

Heather - posted on 11/13/2009

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My doctor suggested maloxx (yes the one that is found in the medicine section at the store). It helps reduce the acid in your stomach and also works for reducing the acid against the skin. Good luck! With 2 boys under 4 I have been through one or two rashes before.

Cynthia - posted on 11/13/2009

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Please keep an eye on this rash. If small blisters begin to form anywhere get that baby to the hospital. My son at nine days old developed a "rash" that would not go away! I took him to the doctor and he was hospitalized with Impetigo a very contagious bacterial infection that required IV antibiotics and a three day hospital stay. The doctor told me this infection can be fatal if it gets into the babies lungs. Apparently, he contracted it when he was circumcised!!!

Heather - posted on 11/13/2009

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Try using a triple antibiotic like neosporen. Get the store name brands they work just as good.

Victoria - posted on 11/13/2009

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It's likely a yeast infection if it's lasted that long. Your doc should give RX for Nystatin ceam. Yeast diaper rashes are very common but wont improve with conventional methods! Lotrimin and Athlets foot are also yeast creams but i recommend something perscription strength thats actually used on bottums! :)

Deidre - posted on 11/13/2009

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hi all simpathy. I found pure lanolin (woolfat)@ a pharmacy if you cant find it normal vaseline would do the trick too. Mix above with baby powder mix well but do use enough baby powder. You end procuct should be a nice thick paste. It does work, I had my son better in less than a week. If you live close to the sea, even better go for a swim.. All the best.

Karen - posted on 11/13/2009

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try egg white just put on an leave to dry it will coat the rash worked wonders for both my kids good luck.

Rita - posted on 11/12/2009

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Have you ever tried Lotrimin cream? My daughters little girl had alot of diaper rashes when she was a baby, that seemed to help.

Lena - posted on 11/12/2009

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ask her doc about jj cream, my 13 month old had diaper rash bad for awhile but the doc gave me a script for jj cream and within a day or 2 of applying it regularly at all diaper changes it went away

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009

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johnson's baby powders with cornstarch, my littlest one use to get diaper rash really bad when she was between 3 and 9 months it would get so bad that she would get little tiny blisters on her, i ask her pediatrician about it and she told me to use destin, well that didn't work so my grandmother told me to get powders with cornstarch in it so i did well after making sure with the pediatrician and it went away in no time. Hope this helps you. Some times you have to have a little stronger and just use plain cornstarch it really helps!

Michelle - posted on 11/12/2009

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My pediatrician also said to use something like Lotrimin. I just use it on the spots that aren't too close to any openings, but it has seemed to work on those really tough spots!

Lisa - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've used several different remedies. One is Bag Balm. You can get it at Wal Mart.

Another remedy we used with our daughter was to wash her bottom with water

that had a little baking soda in it then apply Maalox. Yea, sounds odd but it works. lol

Alyssa - posted on 11/12/2009

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I have a little girl who has really sensitive skin. The doctors used to give me all sorts of creams and it would make her rash go away for a little while but as soon as you stop using it it would come back. I discovered that when she would get the rash it was when she'd wear a certain nappy (snugglers) and I have heard a few other mothers say that their little girls had reactions to that nappy. So maybe you could try a different nappy and the best thing for her rash would be to let her run around naked.

Good luck

Rosaleen - posted on 11/12/2009

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Hello Ashlee,

The diaper rash could be caused by few possibilities... it could be the diaper brand, sometimes the diaper has certain fabrics that could cause a skin rash. It could be food allergies, what has she eaten during the past few weeks, maybe you want to consider removing one food from her diet and see what happens..

high concentration of ammonia in her urine..

Try let her bottom get some air as much as possibly...

Try to add some water to the baby wipes and it might help to clean the bottom better... I have always used pure cornstarch.. It works pretty darn good...

Also i almost forgot, is her skin dry chapped if it is try to use sensitive skin baby lotion or baby oil whatever you can afford.... I hope this has been helpful...Please update us on the progress...

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Quoting Jessica:

You may want to look at the food she is eating or if you are nursing what you are eating. Example: my son has a milk allergy and anytime he has anything with milk in it, he will immediately get a rash. Go back to basic simple foods for a couple of days like a basic cereal and banana. Try alleviate the cause. To help with the rash itself, Boudreaux's Butt Paste is great - I have found that Desitin only causes the rash to get worse.


 Mine does too.  He's over a year old so I still use formula and soy milk.  He hasn't had a rash since.

Lindsay - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter has very sensitive skin and I can't use any of the white diaper creams on her. I have found that A&D worked the best. When she as born the hospital only had pampers and she had constant rashes when those ran out I started using the huggies supremes that I had bought and within 2 days the rash was gone! The only rash mydaughter has had since then was when she had the bad teething poops, otherwise we have been rash free! Good luck!

Ande - posted on 11/12/2009

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Granted boys are different, but I use Arbonne Baby care diaper rash cream on my son and it works so quickly the redness is sometimes gone by the next diaper change! My understanding is that Desitin has mineral oil in it. That is fine as a layer of protection, but in order to treat it, skin needs a base that it can absorb (like a plant oil or water).

Marcie - posted on 11/12/2009

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I thought my daughter also had a diaper rash that wouldn't go away no matter what I tried. Turned out it was actually excema (sp?) which the doctor said was really unusual for that area. After two days on the prescription excema cream and it was so much better. Gone within the week.

Kelly - posted on 11/12/2009

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Three years ago I had twins, a boy and a girl. They have inherited my very sensitive skin. They were allergic to every type of diaper but huggies natural care, and even came home from the hospital when they were born with severe diaper rash because the hospital kept putting pampers on them and wouldn't use diaper rash ointment. (My daughter was in NICU for 48 hours and we weren't allowed to touch her much.) However it turned out we couldn't use Desitin because it made the rash worse. At the small town grocery market here I found a diaper rash ointment called Boudreaus Butt Paste. That stuff is AWESOME! You can even find it at the online pharmacies if you can't find it locally. It is over the counter. If she needs something stronger ask your pediatrician to prescribe Nystatin. I used that regularly too and it will clear anything up in a day or two! Best of luck!

Yvonne - posted on 11/12/2009

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The best thing is Vusion Ointment (Rx) and Triple Paste. My lil guy has had this since he was little. You may also want to try Muprocin (Rx)... that's for a yeast/falliculitis (sp?).

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