i need a cure for diaper rash.ive tried penaten creme and nystatin.what else can i do?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Vicki - posted on 12/06/2009

1

0

0

Bag Balm works wonders!!!! You can get it at Walgreens's . It is with all the lotions.

This conversation has been closed to further comments

205 Comments

View replies by

Terasa - posted on 12/06/2009

69

15

3

i was told washing my babies bumb w/ soap or whatever you use and water after every diaper change, i started she's had one mini irritation since than and that is for a year now.

97-98% of the time i do this and not just w/ diaper wipes. ...happy baby bumb good luck

Cari - posted on 12/06/2009

5

7

0

Quoting Angela:



Quoting Cari:

Why would any mother put Vaseline on an infant? It's petroleum. Why would you put petroleum on an infant? This is crude oil. Would you put it on yourself?





That's what the hospital recommends, when I had my daughter the pediatrician said only to use diaper cream if they have a rash, otherwise after EVERY diaper change, use vaseline to protect against diaper rash, I use it, and not once has my 6 month old had diaper rash. Stop assuming, before you know the facts!!





I'm not assuming anything Angela. I'm stating a fact. Look up petroleum and get the facts on the product. Dr.'s and pediatricians won't kow about "natural" products unless they do any sort of non traditional practicing. I never said Vaseline won't work, i did say it's a by-product of crude oil. And why would you want to put that kind of a chemical on a newborn?





 

Channa - posted on 12/06/2009

4

29

0

I and all my friends swear by Dr. Smith's diaper rash ointment. Clears it up after one application. c

Megan - posted on 12/06/2009

1

0

0

a nurse at my sons doctors office told me this....a capful of liquid antiacid on their bottom before you put them to bed for the night!!!! i know it sounds weird but my son was teething and was getting horrible rashes that ended up bleeding!!!! it cleared it up overnight!!

Karen - posted on 12/06/2009

8

16

1

The number one way to prevent diaper rash is to put a thin coat of good old vaseline on the baby's bottom after each diaper change...do NOT add powder...it will stick....this thin coat makes the bum actually water repellant and heals the little bottom. My boys never had diaper rash because of this. PS: when you have has the intestinal flu and have diahrrea..it is good for your bum too! LOl It prevents the burning and stinging effect.

Jennifer Draman - posted on 12/06/2009

1

12

0

I don't know what type of diapers you are using by we use Pampers and I swear that they pull the moisture away from the skin to prevent or help diaper rash. My sister uses cheap diapers and when her daughter gets a bad rash she always uses my pampers and within a day it is much better.... good luck and hope it gets better soon!

Carol - posted on 12/06/2009

23

21

2

Not sure if you can get it there but Vasaline, its fantastic, it cleared my daughters rash up in 2 days and she had it bad.. good luck

Debbie - posted on 12/06/2009

1

16

0

Go to WalMart Pharmacy and ask for Fanny Cream. You have to ask for it but it works better than anything on the market

Jennifer - posted on 12/06/2009

1

9

0

Just get some straight Zinc Oxide, that's what I hear, it's the stuff that lifeguards wear on their noses, the white stuff. It's supposed to work really well. I have found the maximum strength Desitin to work really well myself. Ethan has had terrible rash and pooping lately. In fact we've put him on a milk free diet to see if he's lactose intolerant or has a milk allergy it was so bad! Hope it works for you!

Love ya, Happy birthday soon and merry Christmas!

Sharalyn - posted on 12/06/2009

276

54

20

Let your baby air dry for 15 - 30 minutes. Apply A&D Ointment and baby powder with aloe vera with vitamin e in it. Also give oatmel bathes. Hope this helps.

Cynthia - posted on 12/06/2009

2

19

0

Hi, not sure if you found a product yet that works for your babies diaper rash.. But i had the same problem with my daughter. Either the product irratated my daughters skin or it just did not work.. I ended up using a product that they have for cows chap'd nipples. It was in a white and black lit'l tub. A friend of mine acually recomended it.. And let me tell ya it worked wonders...I know it sounds funny, i was very sceptactle but it worked really well..

Thnks, best wishes

Cyn

Katrina - posted on 12/06/2009

1

31

0

Bag Balm is the best! When nothing else works....Bag Balms always clears it up.

Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

5

37

0

Letting baby's bottom be open to air whenever you can really helps a lot. There is also a cream called calmospetine which is a great diaper cream.

Kimberly - posted on 12/06/2009

1

23

0

Have you tried Desitin? You have to keep baby very dry, dont wait till diaper loaded down. Change frequent always clean with wipe even if they just urinated. fan dry with diaper then put Destin on nice thick layer. If rash doesnt go away in a few days take baby to doc might be infection. If it looks raw go ahead and take baby now.

Nichola - posted on 12/06/2009

1

0

0

The best cream that I ever tried is plain zinc oxide ointment, not desatin. Also using cloth diapers lets the skin breath and really helps the rash. An herbal remidie would be a cream with calendula and comphrey in it or a wash of steeped comphrey leaves just pat the warm tea on the baby's bottom.

April - posted on 12/06/2009

5

28

0

u can also try an oatmeal bath....and let them go diaper less as much as possible air is good for it

April - posted on 12/06/2009

5

28

0

AVEENO!!!! its the best, a lil expensive but when it comes to making ur lil love bug happy and comfy u'll pay anything. my friends daughter had a horrible diaper rash, we took her to the dr 3 times in a month and tried every diaper rash cream on the shelf and prescriptions then we finally broke down and tried the aveen, it worked in less than 24 hrs...apply it for an additional 24 hrs after rash is healed for best results:) good luck!

Estelle - posted on 12/06/2009

2

1

0

Whip the white of a egg until fluffy put on bums leave open until dry it form a second skin

Estelle - posted on 12/06/2009

2

1

0

Whip the white of a egg until fluffy put on bums leave open until dry it form a second skin

Donna - posted on 12/06/2009

2

0

0

Hi ya, my babies are now 15 and 10 hehe but this was great for nappy rash, it worked wonders and I still use it for now for any skin irritations , burns, cuts, cracked skin gravel rash, insect bites and splinters.. you get it from the health food shop its called PaPaw Ointment.. the brand I use is Lucas' Papaw Ointment 75g good luck cheers Donna :)

Dodie - posted on 12/06/2009

1

11

0

Try Resinol. Its a brown cream that comes in a jar. Got rid of any rash my son could possibly develope. It works on everything, at least it did in my experience.

Chantel - posted on 12/06/2009

2

35

0

Old school back in the day brown some cooking flour and use it like power on each diaper change

Michelle - posted on 12/06/2009

2

22

1

My girls had rashes so bad, I would put those hospital pads on their beds and let them sleep diaperless, to air it out. I recommend Balmex, and use Ammens powder every time you change their diaper. It smells different to say the least, but they will never get a rash again.

Becky - posted on 12/06/2009

91

20

15

When my kids had diaper rash and I was sure it wasn't a yeast infection(yes boys get it too) I used Zeasorb (I believe that's how it's spelled) and it worked awesome! It's for athletes foot but it's still a form of rash, infection,fungi called different by different doctors. Just a little bit to cover and that's all. Creams of any kind just seemed to make it worse for mine.....and air if possible ....lay a couple of thick towels down and let baby lay on them diaper free for a while through out the day.

Nicole - posted on 12/06/2009

1

9

0

We used Nystatin, and it worked for us... but we also only used wet cotton balls to change his diapers and that worked REALLY well.

Janet - posted on 12/06/2009

7

24

0

Triple paste! Its the best on the market. Expensive but worth every penny. I tried everything and this was the only thing that worked. Try it. It's amazing!! Good luck

TJ - posted on 12/06/2009

8

12

0

Hi,

If it is truly diaper rash, try Zinc Oxide, it is a cream that you can buy over the counter, it helps prevent wetness to the skin, I used it on my daughter when she was a baby, It really works, better than the diaper rash stuff you buy for the babies. It is completely safe for their little tushies.....and also give them more water to drink, diaper rash comes from the babies urine being to strong, and that comes from not enough water to flush out the kidneys......

Kay - posted on 12/06/2009

1

10

0

Believe it or not.... Micatine athlete foot cream. My doctor recommended it years ago for my girls who are not 20 & 18. After all, what is diaper rash but a type of fugus. I daughter uses it for my grand baby too. One application and you already see a difference by the next diaper change. Try it, it works.

Melissa - posted on 12/06/2009

1

0

0

try lotramin cream it's in the foot isle! it was very hard for me to make my son's rash go away and everything i tried it would get worse! but when i tried the lotramin cream it worked instantly and my son has no reaction to it at all! i think it works the best!

Jan - posted on 12/06/2009

1

20

0

This is an OLD home remedy tip. Put flour in a skillet and scorch it. Just cook it on low while stirring it until it turns brown (it will begin to "scorch"). When it all has turned medium brown put in a pan to cool. Break up any pieces of flour that clumped together. Use that on your baby.

Raletta - posted on 12/06/2009

2

1

0

My oldest daughter had a problem with diaper rash ALL the time...dr couldnt figure out why....i gave in and used my Mom in law's "old wives tale" of burnt flour....just put plain baking flour in a pan, pop it in the oven, let it brown, then sift it to get all the hard lumps out....worked like magic for my daughter!

Angolina - posted on 12/06/2009

4

25

0

yep sudocrem with a layer of baby powder on top is great, and pinetarsol bath for number two, gone within 24 hours as long as u use baby powder with each change, and making sure nappy changing is frequent, it WILL be gone within 24 hours, all babies will get nappy rash, sooner or later, teething is a big cause of nappy rash

Angolina - posted on 12/06/2009

4

25

0

my son is teething atm, and i find whenever he's teething gets real bad, he usually gets nappy rash aswell. the best i find and it works is, don't use wipes when they have nappy rash, wash their bum under warm water with a washcloth,making sure u change them straight away wenever soiling their nappy. and the secret trick is...if they have done a number two, the bacteria from the poo, goes into the the inflamed skin making the nappy rash get worse, so when they do a number two i wash them under the tap then give them a bath in pinetarsol, found in the chemist(20 minute soak and the skin is instantly healing) pat dry then use anyhting that has zinc oxide in it, i use sudocrem, pharmaceutical brand. then cover in baby powder to ensure the zinc oxide cream soaks into the skin (otherwise it won't work.), instead of rubbing into the nappy.

Kelly - posted on 12/05/2009

73

27

3

dylan my 6 year old when he was 4 he got in the utter balm that i got cuz my old man's mom wouldn't shut up about it so i got it to prove her wrong anyhow dylan got into it and had it all over him i mean it was on every inch of his body head to toe well i put him in a warm bath to clean him up and the only thing in the tub was a washrag my oldest girl came in i turned to look at her next thing i know i hear a loud thump i turned around to dylan he had blood gussing from his head i had to rush him to the ER he got staples in his head i only looked away for about 10 seconds and he fell in the tub cuz he was standing up for me. well lets just say that stuff is not allowed in my house at all so be careful if you got any and hide it well

Kelly - posted on 12/05/2009

73

27

3

go to the store and go to the cereal row get a big thing of quaker oatmeal go home run a warm bath dump about half the oatmeal in the bath water mix it around with your hand strip the baby and sit them in the water let them be in there for about 10-15 min afterwards drain the water and just rincse the child off with water dont use any soap unless it in the hair then you can wash the hair afterwards once you dry the baby off let it be naked for a few dont dry the area with a towel let it air dry i know this sound messy but it truelly works and you only spend about 2 dollars

Natanya - posted on 12/05/2009

20

13

0

My 1 year old son gets the worst nappy (diaper) rash too ... I have found, the best way to get rid of it is to give the baby nappy free time - at least 1/2 hour, but as much as possible each day. And I use Desatin every single nappy change. Hope this helps.

Ailyn - posted on 12/05/2009

2

1

1

Bag Balm!!! It works wonders. You can get it at Walgreens and stores like that.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms