I need a cure for a BAD diaper rash!! Ointment , teabags, and cornstarch not working!!!

Regan - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 1060 moms have responded )

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i've tried everything! i need a new trick! hurry! my baby is running around naked, bc her rash hurts so bad she keeps taking off her diaper!

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This is the best diaper rash mix ever, it cured my daughter's seemingly incurable diaper rash within a couple of days - I got this recipe from my pediatrician ...

3 parts zinc oxide (40% Desitin Overnight, not the low-level 10% kind)
1 part 1% hydrocortisone cream
corn starch to thicken it into a thick paste

Since I started using it, my daughter has been rash-free. Just put a lot on, especially in between her little butt where the poop comes out.

Good luck!!!

Nadia - posted on 07/29/2009

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Hi Regan. This might sound like an old wifes tale to you but it works!!!! Take the white of an egg and put it on your babies bum. Then apply maizena like you would baby power. It forms a protective barrier on the skin. By baby had nappy rash so bad that we couldn't touch his bum went mad if you tried to apply anything. In about 24 hours the rash was gone. Good luck. Please inform us which one of the cures helped you.

User - posted on 07/28/2009

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what really worked for both my kids and really quick was this. I'd made them sit in a basin of tepid warm water with a lot of baking soda dissolved in it.Then I'd dry the rash area with a warm hair dryer....Thereafter applying the zinc oxide ointments. do this several times a day..It worked like a miracle for my kids. let me know if it works for you.

Laura - posted on 07/15/2009

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my son had didaper rash that cleared up when he started the meds to treat his thrush. The murse said it must have been a yeast infection rash. Perhaps you could try a cream like canesten in case it is yeast.

ADRIANA - posted on 07/29/2009

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First, make sure it's not an infection caused by a fungus or bacteria. We had the same proble with our son. Vaseline worked for us. After you wash the baby's bottom in warm soapy water, dry it off, then apply vaselineand on top of it , aplly some Desitin. Do this 3 times a day, or as often you change the dipers. Make sure you wash it's bottom everytime. Good luck!!!!

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Kasi - posted on 12/20/2010

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Next time you need a Terrific fast acting diaper treatment. Use Dr Smiths Diaper ointment. IT IS THE BEST!!!

User - posted on 08/15/2009

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try scorched flour. in an aluminum pie plate takeordinary flour, cook it on to of the stoveuntilit turns very dark brown. after it cools apply ittotherash,use disposiblediapers becauseitmakesa mess, and stains badly, but within aday the rash is better, or gone

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2009

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i used and still do baby vaseline i made sure i covered the area where the diaper is going to rub that worked wonders for me since the cleanup after a bowel movement is easier to clean off and the pee won't stick to the skin its like rain X on car windows lol

Lamorna - posted on 07/30/2009

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the best cure for nappy rash is to let them run around with no nappy on 4 bout an hour everyday. if that don't work use savlon the works sometimes.

Julie - posted on 07/29/2009

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My daughter went though a stage where she had a bad rash. I used butt paste but then I was introduced to Booty Goo!!! It works wonders! Also make sure to change their diaper often.If you can't find it in stores go online and order it. It is worth it!!

Nancy - posted on 07/29/2009

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Hi Regan, Pawpaw ointment is a miracle cure for nappy rash, cuts, dry skin and everything like that. Makes a good lip balm too. When my son gets the horrible spotted raw rash from teething it is noticably better after one application and generally better by the end of the day. Good luck!

Erica - posted on 07/29/2009

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the only thing i have found to work is Bourdreaux butt paste with desitin over top. Nothing else i have ever used has worked on my son

Stacey - posted on 07/28/2009

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Try Cod liver oil & Benzoin cream if you can find any. I got some from a Women's & Children's Hospital, it worked for my little girl when nothing else did.

Lisa Marks - posted on 07/28/2009

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You may try changing brands of diapers. my twins could not wear LUVS they developed a rash everytime I tried to use then. Our Doctor said they were sensitive to something in the diapers.Also keep the skin clean and dry. Coat with a diaper ointment thickly to protect irritated skin. Limit acid containing fruits and juices.

Jenni - posted on 07/28/2009

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my peds doctor told us to try anti fungal cream. yes like the kind you would use for athletes foot. believe it or not it worked wonders, within 3 days it was gone.

good luck

Allison - posted on 07/28/2009

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VASELINE!!!! COAT HER BOTTOM WITH A TONS OF IT...I USED IT FOR ALL 3 OF MY CHILDREN AND NOT ONCE DID THEY HAVE A RASH..AND MYYOUNGEST IS A YEAR!! NOT PETROLEUM JELLY BUT VASELINE..GOOD LUCK!

Tina - posted on 07/28/2009

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I have found that this stuff called Sensi cream protective barrier #3 works wonders from bad diaper rash to acne. Should dry it up quick. You can't find it at CVS, but I have had luck finding it at your local non chain drug stores. If that doesn't do it you need a script from the doc.

Cindy - posted on 07/28/2009

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Have you tried bathing her every time she pees/poops and then putting her in nothing for at least 20-30 mins after each change? I hear sun shine is a great healer. Put her in the nude in the grass, can't hurt.

Melissa - posted on 07/28/2009

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Miss some cornstach and milk of magnesium together. Works like a charm!!

Angela - posted on 07/28/2009

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Have you tried ordinary vaselin? I found it worked better than anything as it acts as a barrier and stops the pee burning more, allowing rash to heal. good luck

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2009

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hey regan im just an expectant mom but my mom swears upon the Corona ointment.... it says on it that it is for horses... it is in a yellow tube with a red lid with black writing.... a friend also told me that it is amazing. its worth a try!!!!!!!!!!!!! they have it at walmart and walgreens i do believe its in the lotion or ointment isle possibly by the eye drops and foot powers?

Suzette - posted on 07/28/2009

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Try mixing equal parts 1) diaper cream 2) hydrocortisone and 3) fungicide cream. This was recommended by my son's doctor and knocked out the worst case of diaper rash ever from diarreha within a day! Good luck!

Cynthia - posted on 07/28/2009

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my boys all ahd bad diaper rashes and the only thing that seemed to help was a wet paper towel between them and the diaper.

Jill - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hi! Give her yogurt to eat. My doctor said something about the cultures in the yogurt helped to fight the rash. I would give it to my boys twice a day if they had rashes when they were babies.

Wanda - posted on 07/28/2009

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my doctor told me to use Malox .. i used a spray bottle to spray it on.. and it' worked great.. keeps rash from coming back too..

Kathy - posted on 07/28/2009

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actually, i think that naked is a good thing. It lets the rash dry out. Let her air out after bathtime, and make sure you are changing her frequently.

Hazel - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hello, this is going to sound crazy and when a old woman told me I told her to her face she was crazy. I am the mother of three my oldest is almost 29 he had rash so bad I was to the point of trying anything. I was told to get a dirt wasp nest. You know the black things that make their nest out of mud. Put it in a thin white cloth and beat it into a powder and shake it on the bottom. Make sure to brake it apart and get the bugs out. He was cleared up in a couple of days. She made me a firm beliver.

Lisa - posted on 07/28/2009

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Metanium Cream, Canesten HC or whip up an egg white, paint it on and leave it to dry, no nappy is always good, fresh air is best, hope this helps.

Kimberly - posted on 07/28/2009

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lotramen nicole massie is right thats what my doctor had us use and it worked

Charlotte - posted on 07/28/2009

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SOAK THE BABY IN A BABY BATH TUB OF WARM EPSON SALT WARM FOR ABOUT 15 MINTUES 2-3 X A DAY TIL IT'S GONE..FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BAG..GET IT AT ANY WALMART OF WALGREENS... I SWEAR IT DOESN'T BURN EITHER.. MY BABIES OCCASIONALLY GOT ONE AND I WOULD DO THIS A FEW TIMES.. IT IS ACTUALLY VERY SOOTHING..YOU'D THINK IT WOULD STING BUT IT DOESN'T..YOU'LL BE SHOCKED HOW FAST IT CURES IT..IT'S ALSO GOOD FOR HEMORRHOIDS POST PARTEM..OR JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER SKIN IRRITATION DOWN THERE..

Cindy - posted on 07/28/2009

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if its yeast diaper rash the doctor gave us ointment they use for athletes feet. cleared it right up

Michelle - posted on 07/28/2009

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It may be a form of a yeast infection, If she still has the rash take her to the doctor. Over the counter creams dont work if it is a yeast infection.

Rhonda - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hi! My little had a bad rash and my mom told me to put milk of magnesia on a cotton ball and coat it on the rash, it takes the sting out. Worked great for me! Hope it helps!

Jessica - posted on 07/28/2009

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Well you all are not going to want to hear my remedy but what i can say is that nothing beat napkins I am talkin about the white cloth ones that you have to pin on and wash out! :) Those days are long gone but I did it with my first son and there was not 1 or 1/2 of a rash. Babies get rash because their waste are not properly absorbed by the pampers.



And boy did i like to see when those lily white napkins were flying in the breeze and sun on the clothes line. What a beauty! lol NOTHING BEATS THAT. I had about 6 dozen of them. And they were great to use when he started drewling. But of course with the second and third I said no way!!! too much work, back to pampers lol

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DYPROTEX I've only been able to find it at Walgreens... It's literally spackle! Nothing penatrates it! My daughter had diaper rash so bad it looked lik she was in a fire..thanks to daycare letting her sit in it too long!!!! Best thing I've ever purchased. it was recommended by an ER pediatric nurse!

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have you ever heard of little goat ointment??? my mom send it to me from new you it is the only thing that works. and my daughter had it so bad they would bleed

Nelly - posted on 07/28/2009

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aquaphor from eucerin cream and the best diapers pampers this help a lot! good luck and God bless you and your baby

Gwendolyn - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hey Regan, when my daughter was a baby and had a bad diaper rash I would use that thick diaper rash ointment (It's white ointment) on my daughter then coat it would powder. This always worked until one day my daughter had this rash it was so bad her skin was super red, I had to take her to the doctor I was told she had yeast infection on her skin so the doctor had to prescribe a cream. Hope this was helpful

Lisa - posted on 07/28/2009

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An ER doctor had recommeded Calmoseptine Ointment, it works quick but is hard to find. I had to order it from walgreens.com but the company has a website also, www.calmoseptineointment.com. Walgreens sent it out quick and it works great!!!

Bernice - posted on 07/28/2009

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stop putting stuff on it, that makes it worse. bath your baby, and leave the diaper off for a bit while they play and lay on a blanket. then use nothing ! change them frequently, and it should go away. advise from my mom with nine kids, and I am mom of four, it always worked for me.

Jessica - posted on 07/28/2009

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NO BABY WIPES!!! use a wash cloth with warm wet water only. and air dry as much as possible, i know it means more laundry and probably carpet shampoos as well but if you have the tme and the patience for it, thats the best way to go. aslo, instead of creams, go with the bag balm, and instead of baby powder, use the plain cornstarch

Caitelyn - posted on 07/28/2009

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we used the mylanta antacid drink, which you apply to their bum really thickly because the chalk in it neutralises the acids while keeping her skin moist enough for it to heal. it may take a few days but it definitely works!

User - posted on 07/27/2009

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exposure to oxygen will actually help the rash but you can also try lansinoh or hydrocortisone over the counter.... if its a yeasty rash... buy lotramin cream over the counter

User - posted on 07/27/2009

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Aveeno baby bum cream I swear by it, ive used it on my daughter since she was born, and at any sign of a rash we put it on and it disappears within that day

Brandi - posted on 07/27/2009

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Hi, this might not be a diaper rash but a Yeast infection...My boys used to get these a lot.. raw ,burning ...I felt like a terrible Mom .and that is what would work for them..Try an over the counter anti fungal cream found with the foot fungus remedies.Trust me I was changing them. I found a pattern with the diaper brands..

Dora - posted on 07/27/2009

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1 tube a &d, 1 tube creamy desitin, and cornstarch mixed together until smooth. My son had a diaper rash that bled everytime he was changed. Since I started using this cure, he hasn't had diaper rash.

User - posted on 07/27/2009

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I always used one of the diaper rash ointments, I think Desitin, it is white and

thick. Clean the bottom gently real well, let dry. Generously apply ointment.....

NEVER failed me and I had three babies.(even when they have a burn rash)

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