How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?

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User - posted on 01/14/2009

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Hi. It looks like you have some great choices here. My son had really bad diaper rash. One doctor even felt it may have been sorisis? Another doctor told me to use a product called CORVITAL cream. You can buy it over the counter and for me it was the only thing that worked. It has Zinc and fish oil in it. Of course the airing of butt can do wonders.

Jenny - posted on 01/13/2009

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Recently I used something called "Corona Ointment." It is used on animals, but I bought it at a pharmacy, and it came highly recomended! It is mostly Lanolin. It was a miricle worker! The next day the red, bleeding rash turned into barely-pink bumps. I stopped using it after only 2 times and the rash came back, so I kept using it for a few days and it went away completely. I also air-dried my boy's butt before applying it, and I think that helped too.

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Quoting Kim:



Thank you all for your help, I did not anticipate this much response, its great!  I am trying the cornstarch, which seams to have improved it a little bit.






thanks to all!






Kim, just one more thing...please make sure your baby wipes are FRAGRANCE FREE AND ALCOHOL FREE...I gave my son a bad burn with wipes.  Also someone recommended cortisone cream...NO!!!  It contains alcohol.  It sent my son screaming until it was washed off and still he screamed.  I used the Dr. Bordeux's butt paste and cornstarch powder.  However, I used Aquafor on an every diaper change basis...this creates a barrier to prevent the rash.  In my son's case, the doctor called it a urine burn but it was terrible and very painful for him.

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Quoting Kim:



Thank you all for your help, I did not anticipate this much response, its great!  I am trying the cornstarch, which seams to have improved it a little bit.






thanks to all!






Kim, just one more thing...please make sure your baby wipes are FRAGRANCE FREE AND ALCOHOL FREE...I gave my son a bad burn with wipes.  Also someone recommended cortisone cream...NO!!!  It contains alcohol.  It sent my son screaming until it was washed off and still he screamed.  I used the Dr. Bordeux's butt paste and cornstarch powder.  However, I used Aquafor on an every diaper change basis...this creates a barrier to prevent the rash.  In my son's case, the doctor called it a urine burn but it was terrible and very painful for him.

Pam - posted on 01/14/2009

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The product i found the best on diaper rash is Arbonne International's ABC diaper rash cream. We took our 18 months old outside last spring and stayed out for four hours. By the time we came in and noticed her BM her bottom was red and blistery. I gave her a bath and tried the Arbonne cream a friend had given me. It worked wonders- was barely pink by morning. I decided that if it worked that well iwanted to tell others about it and signed up as a consultant. I would be glad to send you a sample of the ABC baby products for you to try out. After that ordering is easy- you put in your order through the computer and it comes to you usually within three to five days. email me at pamcarolus@butler-bremer.com and i will send you the sample out today if you would like to try it.

i noticed that someone was inquiring from Canada also- Arbonne is available in Canada, Australia, and the UK as well as the United States.

Good Luck clearing the diaper rash up!

Regina - posted on 01/14/2009

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My doctor recommended Triple Paste Diaper Rash medicated ointment from my daughters severe, blistery diaper rash... it worked amazingly! It's a bit expensive but well worth it, cleared up the rash in a day! You can find it at any drug store. http://www.triplepaste.com

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:

How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?




Wipe the area with water-no wipes of any kind. Let area dry or gently pat dry. Apply Dr. Smiths Ointment and completely cover area. Dr. Smiths may be found in the baby care aisle or sometimes is in the pharmacy, but you do not need a perscription. It is awesome stuff! The hospital gave it to us when my son had a bad rash from antibiotics. Occasionally, rash doesn't clear it might be fungal. If doesn't respond, you could try a little antifungal cream.

Tamo - posted on 01/13/2009

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CORNSTARCH  best home remedy!  add some water to make it paste-like and add on.  Sometimes putting to much Diaper rash creme or baby powder can worsen the rash. try not to use wipes too much.. that also irritates the skin.  -Good Luck!!

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:

How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?



Hi Kim,



This is going to sound crazy, and I'm not sure if you're nursing, but breast milk works wonders.





 

Roseann - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:

How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?




Hi! If you are looking to get something over the counter I get triple paste (it is pricey) at stores like CVS or Walgreens in a tub. Walmart has it but it is a small tube. This was suggested to me after the birth of my twin girls by the nurse, and it is awesome. Very think, and works like a charm.



 



 



 



 

Madeline - posted on 01/13/2009

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Some free air will do the world of good. let your child go without a nappie for a couple of hours and try changing your brand of nappies as well. I say that because there are some brands out there that i know dont keep your baby that dry... my fav is Pampers.



hope this helps.

S. - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:



Quoting Soomie:




When you look at all the different diaper rash products, the one common ingredient (which is the main ingredient to fight diaper rash) is zinc oxide.  The one product that has the highest percentage of zinc oxide is Kiehl's Baby Diaper Rash Ointment:








www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/baby/baby-diaper-...








Kiehl's is a NY apothecary founded over 150 years ago.  Stellar reputation.  They're primarily sold in Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, on-line and in their own store locations.








If you want an all natural, food-grade diaper rash cream, then California Baby has one:








www.californiababy.com/calming-diaper-ra...








Honestly though, I'd just use Kiehl's.  I tried every single product recommended by all the other parents here.  Kiehl's worked the fastest and kept it from reoccurring.

















 






 






If you take a closer look, you'll see that Khiel's does NOT have the highest percentage of zinc oxide (I just looked on my bottle and it was listed at 20%).  Destin actually does, at 40%.  Most other products that have zinc oxide in it have about 10-20% in it.  (I'm not trying to be rude, I just wanted to point out an error).  More than anything else, after paying the near $20 for that tube, I would rather spend the $4 on Desitin as we've gotten better results with it in the past than the Khiel's.  My husband uses the Khiel's dandruff shampoo, and that's expensive too.  The only reason he uses it is because my Mother generously buys it for him.  So once again, $20 for a tube of diaper rash ointment that has less of it's active ingredient than a $4 tube is a waste of money.





I stand corrected re: the percentage.  



It doesn't change my personal experience though which was that Kiehl's worked 100% better for me than Desitin, Vasoline, A&D, and every other brand named so far.  Yes, I wasted $ and bought one of each because I was crazy with doubt with so many different women telling me which product to use.  Kiehl's was the winner for us so that's going remain the one product I endorse which, by no means, does not lessen the experiences of everyone else.



So I would say the lesson of all these postings are that everyone has that one product which worked for them and there's no one product that works for everyone and everyone has to make the decision that works best for themselves.



 

Amanda - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:

How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?



My son got really bad diaper rashes and over the counter products didn't seem to cut it.  I had a aloe vera plant, we would cut sections off the plant and squeeze all the juice and 'goo' out of the plant and rub it on his rash.   Cleared it right up! 

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Balmex is great but for a really bad diaper rash we used Bag Balm in a green tin can with a cow on it. It looks like vaseline but it thicker and you can get it at Wal Mart. My daughters diapers rashes were gone overnight!

Ivelise - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Stacy:

Boudreaux Butt Paste takes really good care of a diaper rash and all you need is a little bit!



This stuff is amazing, and the only thing that worked for my son

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The only thing that I used and still use to this day if my kids get a sore bottom from not wiping well enough or have any area that rubs, and it was recommended by the pharmacist, was Clotrimazole (generic Lotrimin, which is an anti-fungal) that you can get over-the-counter and then slather vaseline over it.  I put it on at the first sign of redness and the next time I changed the diaper it was gone.  Once there are open sores starting that is when it becomes yeast-like and that is basically what the Clotrimazole is really for, per the pharmacist.  It is the miracle cream, honestly!  Before finding that combination I used Desitin and if there was any open sore they would scream because it burns really bad.  Try it, you won't be dissapointed.  You can ask the pharmacist if it will work and they should agree.  Any pharmacist I came across recommended it.  Good luck to you!

Sara - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:

How do you get rid of a really bad diaper rash?
My whole family and I use real corn starch.  It got rid of the redness and everything else in a day. 


 

Kim - posted on 01/13/2009

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Thank you all for your help, I did not anticipate this much response, its great!  I am trying the cornstarch, which seams to have improved it a little bit.



thanks to all!

Lindsay - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Soomie:



When you look at all the different diaper rash products, the one common ingredient (which is the main ingredient to fight diaper rash) is zinc oxide.  The one product that has the highest percentage of zinc oxide is Kiehl's Baby Diaper Rash Ointment:






www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/baby/baby-diaper-...






Kiehl's is a NY apothecary founded over 150 years ago.  Stellar reputation.  They're primarily sold in Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, on-line and in their own store locations.






If you want an all natural, food-grade diaper rash cream, then California Baby has one:






www.californiababy.com/calming-diaper-ra...






Honestly though, I'd just use Kiehl's.  I tried every single product recommended by all the other parents here.  Kiehl's worked the fastest and kept it from reoccurring.











 



 



If you take a closer look, you'll see that Khiel's does NOT have the highest percentage of zinc oxide (I just looked on my bottle and it was listed at 20%).  Destin actually does, at 40%.  Most other products that have zinc oxide in it have about 10-20% in it.  (I'm not trying to be rude, I just wanted to point out an error).  More than anything else, after paying the near $20 for that tube, I would rather spend the $4 on Desitin as we've gotten better results with it in the past than the Khiel's.  My husband uses the Khiel's dandruff shampoo, and that's expensive too.  The only reason he uses it is because my Mother generously buys it for him.  So once again, $20 for a tube of diaper rash ointment that has less of it's active ingredient than a $4 tube is a waste of money.

Ari - posted on 01/13/2009

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My daughter got a really bad diaper rash that lasted for a couple days and her doctor told me to put the desitin or whatever (I use balmex) on her butt and then put vaseline on over that.  Because vaseline is water permeable.  In just a few diaper changes it was gone!  Also air her butt out when you're changing her diaper for like at least 5-10 minutes each time!  Hope this helps!

Ari - posted on 01/13/2009

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My daughter got a really bad diaper rash that lasted for a couple days and her doctor told me to put the desitin or whatever (I use balmex) on her butt and then put vaseline on over that.  Because vaseline is water permeable.  In just a few diaper changes it was gone!  Also air her butt out when you're changing her diaper for like at least 5-10 minutes each time!  Hope this helps!

Ghostdarlin - posted on 01/13/2009

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My daughter who is now 14 had atopic dermatitis and she had horrible diaper rash. She was prescribed the meds, then we had to use just the corn starch. You're right-depending on how bad the rash is, the cream may be steroid based. My daughter took a lot of oral steroids, so the steroid based cream wasn't a big deal, but definitely and absolutely necessary.

Rachel - posted on 01/13/2009

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I always use Metanium. You can buy it in a pharmacy without a perscription. Also keep nappies off as much as possible to get the air to it and also make sure that when you change a nappy or give baby a bath make sure you dry babies bottom really really well. If it is really bad then take the baby to the doctor as I suffered for years with eczema and it can look just like nappy rash. This experience means that I know that if it has got infected which is fairly likely in the bottom area, then you will need to get a stronger cream. Possibly steroid based or antibiotic based. Don't worry if you are perscribed the stronger stuff. It is better to wack it out with the strong stuff quickly then let it drag on with creams that aren't working.

Ghostdarlin - posted on 01/13/2009

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As one who could not use creams on my children, we used to use corn starch. It's great for a barrier against the wetness and acidity of urine that can harm and irrtate the skin causing infection. Make sure if there's open sores to go to your doctor and get a cream prescribed as others state here.

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Allyssia - posted on 01/13/2009

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I use Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 diaper rash cream cuz my daughter breaks out worse with anything else. My mom also brown some regular flour before i got that and let it cool off and that works to! Just don't add water!

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:



Quoting Jennifer:

Smear TONS of A&D all over the area as soon as you see it. Once my son was maybe around 9-12 months old, we could no longer use Desitin on his bad diaper rashes because it seemed to burn him (he'd thrash around and scream until we wipedit all off). I have also used Bordeaux's Butt Paste but nothing really works like tons (and I'm not kidding, put it on THICK) of A&D. Oh and also, cleaning them up with a damp washcloth instead of wipes too (wipes make him scream like the Desitin when he has a really bad rash). Hoep that helps!






What is A&D? is this something I could get in Canada?






I'm guessing so since I just looked it up on Yahoo Canada and it was listed.  It's the BEST!!

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kim:



Quoting Jennifer:

Smear TONS of A&D all over the area as soon as you see it. Once my son was maybe around 9-12 months old, we could no longer use Desitin on his bad diaper rashes because it seemed to burn him (he'd thrash around and scream until we wipedit all off). I have also used Bordeaux's Butt Paste but nothing really works like tons (and I'm not kidding, put it on THICK) of A&D. Oh and also, cleaning them up with a damp washcloth instead of wipes too (wipes make him scream like the Desitin when he has a really bad rash). Hoep that helps!






What is A&D? is this something I could get in Canada?






I'm guessing so since I just looked it up on Yahoo Canada and it was listed.  It's the BEST!!

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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Lotramin AF. It is for athlete's foot but It will work in one application. Target has a generic version that is much cheaper and the tube is bigger.

Candace - posted on 01/13/2009

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The best thing that I have found was 1/2 can of diaper cream and fill the rest of the can with 1/4 of vaseline and 1/4 of corn starch. When my girls has rashes that almost bled, I used it all the time and within 24 hours you could see a dramatic difference. I still use it on them when they get red or on sores in general.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Tam:



There's an over-the-counter ointment called Triple Paste that my pediatrician recommended when my daughter's diaper rash got really bad.  Boudreaux's Butt Paste (I'm not making up the name), which I know you can get at Target.  Another helpful thing to do is to air out your baby's little tushie as much as possible.  When you're changing a dirty diaper, wait a bit b/f putting on the new one, and blot any moisture from the diaper wipe, too.  Of course, the tricky part is the danger of your baby deciding now would be a great time to go pee-pee or poop, but you could can keep an extra diaper handy to catch any mess.  If you're really brave, you can let them toddle around diaper-free.  That might be easier in the summer when you can go outside!  






Hope any of this helps -






Oh yeah! I have ALWAYS patted my son's bottom dry with every diaper change!  I'm just not brave enough to let that little pee-pee be free for too long ;>

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Tam:



There's an over-the-counter ointment called Triple Paste that my pediatrician recommended when my daughter's diaper rash got really bad.  Boudreaux's Butt Paste (I'm not making up the name), which I know you can get at Target.  Another helpful thing to do is to air out your baby's little tushie as much as possible.  When you're changing a dirty diaper, wait a bit b/f putting on the new one, and blot any moisture from the diaper wipe, too.  Of course, the tricky part is the danger of your baby deciding now would be a great time to go pee-pee or poop, but you could can keep an extra diaper handy to catch any mess.  If you're really brave, you can let them toddle around diaper-free.  That might be easier in the summer when you can go outside!  






Hope any of this helps -






Oh yeah! I have ALWAYS patted my son's bottom dry with every diaper change!  I'm just not brave enough to let that little pee-pee be free for too long ;>

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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when my son and daughter have diaper rash i us the rule of thumb when it is wet ie skin broken i apply a dry powder. this may sound funny but its a old remedie baked corn starch. if its dry, pentaten and vasoline.

Kim - posted on 01/13/2009

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Thankyou all for the info.  She is just about due for her 6month needles, so I made a Dr's appointment for tomorrow morning.  I'll ask him to have a look at the rash.  Reading up on yeast diaper rash is getting me a bit worried now.



Thanks!

Kellie - posted on 01/13/2009

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Angifungal cream like Lotrimin was always recc by my Dr.  I would put the antifungal cream on and then wait 30 sec to a minute and then put my A&D or Desitin over top it.   Also, get an oatmeal bath like Aveeno soothing oatmeal bath.  After the bath let them go without a diaper for awhile to air the area out.

Samantha - posted on 01/13/2009

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Nice Bath, Dry off, then let them get some air then with the diaper instead of cream use Corn Starch, it works really well from what I have found.

S. - posted on 01/13/2009

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When you look at all the different diaper rash products, the one common ingredient (which is the main ingredient to fight diaper rash) is zinc oxide.  The one product that has the highest percentage of zinc oxide is Kiehl's Baby Diaper Rash Ointment:



http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/baby/baby-...



Kiehl's is a NY apothecary founded over 150 years ago.  Stellar reputation.  They're primarily sold in Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, on-line and in their own store locations.



If you want an all natural, food-grade diaper rash cream, then California Baby has one:



http://www.californiababy.com/calming-di...



Honestly though, I'd just use Kiehl's.  I tried every single product recommended by all the other parents here.  Kiehl's worked the fastest and kept it from reoccurring.




Dee - posted on 01/13/2009

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i would use a thick nappy cream to help to clear it up and then with my children i always used johnsons baby lotion and cotton wool to clean thier bums and they didn't have nappy rash very often.

Lindsay - posted on 01/13/2009

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For REALLY bad diaper rashes, we put some ointment made my Lanisoh on at bed time (it's Lanisoh Diaper rash ointment, it's in a lavendar tube, I've only ever been able to find it at Target)

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have used burnt flour and it works great.Put flour on baking sheet and put it in the oven till it is burnt

Odette - posted on 01/13/2009

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Forgot to mention if they have a yeast infection, they will need a prescription cream. You can google diaper yeast infection and you'll get some pictures of what they look like.



Hydrocortisone cream (2 times a day) works well if the aquaphor doesn't work for your baby. Be sure you clean the area with water really well before applying the cream.



Avoid using all store bought baby wipes and use cloth wipes with water until it goes away.

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