I need a cure for a BAD diaper rash!! Ointment , teabags, and cornstarch not working!!!
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Kendra - posted on 07/25/2009
Baking soda baths, Nystatin ointment from the Dr., have you called the dr about this running around naked is a GOOD thing also!!! Bananas to have firmer BM's Use vaseline to protect the skin and keep the urine and BM away from the skin. It will take time. I see this was written on the 15th hopefully it is cleared up by now!!!
Molly - posted on 07/25/2009
My redheads were allergic to EVERY diaper ointment! Try vitamin E gel pills. You buy them in the vitamin section and they are the clear little caplet thingies, poke a hole in one end with a safety pin and smear the vitamin E all over the "owie". Within a day you should see relief...if not, make sure it is not a yeast infection (tiny boys can get them too!) and consider seeing a Pediatrician (mine had me apply Miconizole cream and it worked right away).
Julie - posted on 07/25/2009
If you breastfeed pump some milk and put it on the rash and let your baby run around without a diaper for a while. That is what my doctor told me to do when my little girl had a really bad rash and it worked.
Tammy - posted on 07/25/2009
lucas pawpaw ointment! 100% natural australian made product! its getting very popular world wide now even with the celebrities. its great for nappy rash! i just used it the last 3days on my sons rash that was so bad the skin had broken! and now its all gone! its also great for burns, boils, wind burn, chafing, cuts, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites. The ointment helps to releive & cleanses. Its fantastic!! and affordable!
Jennifer - posted on 07/25/2009
My favorite thing for routine diaper rash is Triple Paste. Some Pharmacies keep it behind the counter or special order it for you. Key is to apply it everyday to prevent. If your child has recently been on an anti-biotic, then the best thing to do is get a tube of 1% hydrocortisone cream (near the bandaid section of a store) and mix it on your finger with 1% clotrimazole cream (either in the foot section - Lotrimin, or with the yeast infection medications). You just mix a little of each and apply to diaper area no more than 2-3 times a day. (I'm a Pharmacist and my Pediatrician told me this years ago and I have passed it on successfully.)
Jhody - posted on 07/25/2009
Hi, I agree with Tricia that combo works. Make sure you baby may not have allergy to Zinc this is a common in ointments and my 9 month old son got worse and it was due to Zinc in ointments. I found that Aquaphor Baby works wonderful for him. I use each diaper change even though he has no rash-keeps skin soft
Sue - posted on 07/24/2009
My daughter had severe rashes as a baby. The best things I found were letting the air get at her bottom - so leaving her diaper less for quite sometime. The other thing was letting her diaper become verrrrrrry saturated in urine. There is a bacteria in urine that kills the bacteria in the rash. Beyond those was penaten cream or something with hydrcortizone in it. Her rash was always mostly, if not completely, gone in the morning when her diaper was the wettest.
Muriel - posted on 07/24/2009
If it's really bad I would call your doctor. Cornstarch can make a diaper rash worse because it can bread yeast. It may not be responding to creams like Desistin because it could be a yeast infection rash in which you would need a recommendation from your physician for treating. The best way to dry out a diaper rash is with Domeboro. You can buy it at CVS.
Kimberly - posted on 07/24/2009
Hi. When my daughter gets a little red spot I put on some penaten cream. Less is more. One time when she was three months old she got a bad rash and the only thing that cured it was being freshly clean with soapy warm water then patted dry and I let her lay on a towel and allowed her to air. My mom told me that it needed lots of air to heal it. It worked. I was trying for days with the different creams but nothing was working so I was really happy when the simplest thing worked.
Sheree - posted on 07/24/2009
My little Girl had major problems when she was in diapers especially in the hot months. After multiple "fixes" and doctor visits...Monostat cream I know weird....but babies can get yeast infections on there skin it might help your baby takes a couple days and after each diaper change use wash cloth and plain water, and try giving the baby diaper free time the body needs to breathe. you can put the cream on 2-3 times aday. hope it helps
Regina - posted on 07/24/2009
It might not be a diaper rash at all. I had this issue with my daughter, and it ended up being a bacterial infection. Altabax is a good antibiotic cream. You should ask your doctor. It looks like a rash, but it isnt.
Amanda - posted on 07/24/2009
I am a nurse. I used to work at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, TN. I was in the Special Care Unit (birth-12 months). We coated the rash with Mylanta, using a cotton ball. (coats it like it does the stomach) Then after it dries put a thin layer of Vaseline on the area. Keeps stool and urine from drying on the skin and allows you to clean the red areas without causing more of the friction to the area.....lessening further irritation! Works great! Good luck!!
KEISHA - posted on 07/24/2009
THE CHEAPEST THING I FOUND IS TO BURN SUM FLOUR. OPEN ALL THE WINDOWS N YOUR HOUSE CAUSE IT DNT SMELL SO GREAT. AND ALSO USE A SKILLET DAT U DNT MIND THROWING AWAY. JUST PUT SUM FLOUR IN A SKILLET AND KEEP MOVING THE FLOUR AROUND UNTIL IT IS A BROWNISH COLOR. AND THATS IT. AND ITS CHEAP AND IT DRIES OUT THE RASH I USE IT ON EVERY CHILD I EVER KEPT AND MY CHILDREN ALSO.
Cheryl - posted on 07/24/2009
Hope it has cleared. I have used Triple Paste on my 3 children. You can order it at CVS or Rite Aid. If it is not a yeast infection it will be better by the next diaper change. Do not use wipes on them just warm water. Cake on the paste and let it do its work. It is also great for after the beach with the boys and the sand rash from bathing suit mesh.
Gloria - posted on 07/24/2009
Butt paste is the best!!! Fantastic for diaper rash for all three of my kids. My third child is blue eyed and blond hair. Very sensitive and dry skin. It seemed like she got immune to the butt paste over time. Use a different diaper cream or ointment at each diaper change. Change frequently and air dry in bathroom after bath. Use Aveno diaper cream at night. Use butt past, A&D cream, and Balmex has new healing ointment. Just mix it up. Takes few days. Good luck.
Alexis - posted on 07/24/2009
Try Aquaphor ointment, if you haven't. My daughter has really sensitive skin and we tried like 5 different remedies and once we tried Aquaphor we saw a difference literally overnight. We put cornstarch baby powder on first and then apply it. Now we use it for every diaper change and she hasn't had any problems. Also cut out citrus fruits our Dr. told us they area HUGE contributor to diaper rash and cut out strawberries if she eats them even though they are berries they have a lot of citrus in them. This worked for us on a diaper rash that was so bad it was bleeding. Hope it gets better - I know it can be frustrating!
Bonnie - posted on 07/24/2009
this gonna going to sound silly but it worked! my son had a hard time adjusting to formula , had a very acidic stool, the doc said "air dry". very hard to do with diarrhea so i found a portable hair dryer with a cool shot button. he got a blow dry with every change! there is also an ointment called "bag balm" sold at walgreens. they carryit behind the pharmacy counter but you dont need a prescription
Felicia - posted on 07/24/2009
I would recommend taking her to the doctor. It may be a yeast infection. Even at that age yes. Both my sons have had one. You can use Canesten creme for it. But just incase it's not just diapers rash I'd have it looked at if it's that bad and nothing is working. Good luck.