Kris has diaper rash! any ideas on how to get ride of it?

Sarah - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 112 moms have responded )

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the diaper rash appeared out of no where! he cries whenever i touch it. i just want it gone.

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Jody - posted on 12/07/2009

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Use corn starch! Sprinkle it in his/her diaper or on the child like you would baby powder, it will grab all moisture away from the rash. Urine is extremely irritating.

Michelle - posted on 12/07/2009

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It might be yeast outbreak... Babies get yeast infections that look like diaper rash...
Our Dr. suggested OTC Lotrimin or Vagisil you want the kind that has the active ingredient Clotrimazole (1% by volume). We have a little girl so we got the Vagisil 7 day cream and it was very soothing for her and cleared it up very fast... Great improvement in one diaper change... Slather it on!!! I have noticed that when the yeast pops up it looks a little more bumpy than reg. diaper rash Sometime just one or two little bumps... She cried when we touched it too and screamed when we put reg. diaper rash cream on her... Had to wipe it off... We also use some baby corn starch powder too(even on top of the cream)... Just try to avoid getting it in the air so he doesn't breath it in(better than talc baby powder) It helps dry the moist skin that the yeast likes...
Our Dr. wrote us a script but told me when I asked that the OTC will work just the same an is a whole lot cheaper!!! Get the cream!!! It really helps!!! If you let it go too long he will get sores (blisters)... Anyway it is a stable in our nursery just like the diaper rash cream, diapers & wipes!!! Good Luck!!! Hope I helped!!!

Rachael - posted on 12/07/2009

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I agree with Jaime Nelson who commented. The Triple paste cream is the best. It's a bit pricey but it works like a charm. We normally use A & D ointment but when our daughter's rash is really bad, the triple cream clears it up fast.

Shawna - posted on 12/07/2009

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This is an old wives recipe Equal parts
Zinc Oxide cream
Anti-fungal cream
Hydrocortisone cream

This worked within the 1st application on my son every time.

Tanya - posted on 12/07/2009

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I swear by Desitin Creamy & Aquaphor!! Those two work the best, but Aquaphor is expensive!

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Use Aquaphor it works like a miracle. You could get it at walgreens and walmart. It's a healing ointment. It works and I used it on my three kids.

Kelly - posted on 12/07/2009

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Change diapers more frequently, let it air out, use butt paste (thick, works great for creating barrier between urine and skin), and possibly give baby some water to make urine less acidic. Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 12/07/2009

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Mix one tub of Desitin (generic works well), 1 Cup of Corn Starch, vaseline (medium container and generic works, and a half of a small tub of antibiotic ointment. Works great and one batch last a long time.

Cookie - posted on 12/07/2009

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Curash cream is the best I've tried. My son had diaper and other rashes during his first 6months and this did wonders! 1 tube was good for 10-12 months, even with everyday use. A small amount goes a long way. You can even use this for rashes on other parts of the body.

Melissa - posted on 12/06/2009

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste works VERY well. Just remember, the butt is red b/c it was damp. After wiping the butt it needs to be dry and then apply the ointment. If you apply ointment on a damp butt, it will keep the butt wet and keep the rash the same or even make it worse. Make sure it is dry.

Laura - posted on 12/06/2009

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at the childrens hospital here in indiana they used maloxx liquid original and mixed it with euricen cream 24 hours and diaper rash is gone. just a little hint from a mom whos been there.

Ryan's Mother - posted on 12/06/2009

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Apply cooking oil then spray with cornstrach. Works like magic, beleive me.

Belinda - posted on 12/06/2009

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Butt Paste and also keeping the area as dry as possible. The Pediatrician told me to give her baking soda baths (3 tbsp).

Stephanie - posted on 12/06/2009

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Boudreaux's Butt paste, and not letting the baby sit in a wet or dirty diaper for long, which unfortunately is hard if they attend Day care.

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Put the diaper wipes away even if they are scent free. Use a warm wash cloth until he is healed and pat him dry before you put his diaper on. A yeast cream like lotromin will work wonders for you! Good Luck!

Trina - posted on 12/06/2009

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When ever you change him use vaseline on his bottom. The vaseline coats and the rash will never occur. Use baby powder with corn starch to get rid of the rash.

Pat - posted on 12/06/2009

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My GD gets this so I pack her in cornstarch til I got Burt"s Butt Paste..it works wonders.
Keep his little bottom clean and dry as much as possible. I always used a wet washcloth,wash her bottom with soap and water,pat dry and then use the paste. Do not use wipes,they do not clean as well as old fashion S & W. Do this until her is cleared up.
I also take old fashion oatmeal,put it in a blender and grind up very fine like flour,make a paste with water and this flour,put on his bottom. This again is an old fashion method but it works. Avenno is ground up oatmeal but is expensive.

Emma - posted on 12/06/2009

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I was going to say use a barrier cream like sudocrem.Some times if it is really bad you could see if the doctor can suggest something

Christine - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son had severe diaper rash, I found that using a liquid antacid worked amazing. It neutralized the acid from urine and stopped that blasted rash. Shake it well and put all over rash blow to dry (they love that part). Goodluck

Christie - posted on 12/06/2009

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First, make sure you don't use wipes as they contain alcohol and will burn. Use a wet washcloth, make sure his bum is completely dry before applying anything. I agree with the person who said use triple paste. It worked well for me with my girls. If the rash becomes worse or doesn't get better within a day, it could be fungal and you would want to try an anti-fungal cream like Lotrimin. Good luck!

Tianda - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son had bad nappy rash, was a brought on by sensitivity to cows milk when I introduced a top up of formula at 6 months so first check out any changes in diet. I treated it by covering the rash with vitamin E oil after every nappy change and clean. I used concentrated oil by buying vitamin e capsules usually taken as a vitamin pill, pricking a large hole in the capsule and squeezing it over his rash. It really made a difference to the redness, protected it from urine and made it easier to clean at changing time so became less painful. Good luck.

Beth - posted on 12/05/2009

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My sonhad a rash so bad once his skin looked burned. A nurse told me to mix Malox and vaseline and put it in the frig until it was chilled. He didn't like the cold but it worked amazingly! The vaseline kept the diaper from sticking to the raw skin and the Malox calmed the burn and irritation. The pain was gone almost immediately after I put it on him and the rawness was gone in jus a couple of days.

Amy - posted on 12/05/2009

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I had several infections when I was pregnant with my son, and took allot of anti-biotics. So my son never had a normal diaper rash....they were all yeast infections. After I tried everything I called my doctor and she suggested the topical cream for a woman's yeast infections. Ask your doctor for the type, they have one just for babies....but I used mine because I had it and it was gone the next morning!

Everything good is worth waiting for!!!

Kara - posted on 12/05/2009

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Warm bath with baking soda in it. When you are wiping him use delicate baby cloths with warm water instead of wipes. Weleda makes an amazing diaper cream, you can get it at Choices, Whole Foods, Finlandia and most health food stores. I hope it clears up soon!

Ronda - posted on 12/05/2009

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This happened to my niece. Whenever possible leave the diaper completely off. The air will help heal it tremendously. You might try A&D ointment or even Gold Bond ointment. If it is sever, take her to the ped. & get Rx meds. The open air help a lot. And make sure she stays dry when it clears up.

Tina - posted on 12/05/2009

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First diaper wipes irritate a sore bottom so wash it with warm water...and also if you see that the creams suggested above are not doing the trick...take your child in the the pediatrician, it could be yeast and the may need a prescription for Nistatin

Allison - posted on 12/05/2009

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butt paste has zinc in it so it heals very fast. it's the only thing we use at the daycare where i work. it stains, that the only bad thing but works great.

Stephanie - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son broke out when I used a different brand of diapers than I normally bought, I put A & D ointment on it and it was gone the next morning.

Lauren - posted on 12/05/2009

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my son has never had a diaper rash. here's why: instead of using disposable, chemical filled wipes, we use cloth wipes soaked in plain water. (you can buy them at babies r us or online or just cut up some old receiving blankets!)



start doing this straight away and the diaper rash will be gone in a day or two.

Rachel - posted on 12/05/2009

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let him air dry between diaper changes! also, try an oatmeal bath! pour some oatmeal in a tube sock, tie it, crush it and let it soak in warm bath water. When my son has bad rashes the oatmeal really helps soothe the irritated skin!

Elsie - posted on 12/05/2009

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cornstarch works wonders. my son had it so bad one time that he was bleeding from it (he also had the flu) i caked on the cornstarch and the next diaper change it was already healing up and the next morning it was completely gone. i live by it and would never use anything else...creams tend to keep the area moist when it needs to be dried out

Adena - posted on 12/05/2009

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Usually just vaseline works for us. Everythinhg else is too medicated. Babies can get yeast infections too, so you may want your doctor to check it out and they may have you use monistat. This is typically the diaper rash where nothing works and it keeps getting worse.

Amber - posted on 12/05/2009

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I agree with Kendra! Boudreaux's butt paste works wonders! My son Teagen had a horrible rash, I tried different diapers, different wipes, bigger diapers, and 3 different ointments with no luck, then I came across Boudreaux's and the rash cleared right up

Donna - posted on 12/05/2009

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Sarah - I swear by a product called Corona - you can ask your local pharmacy to order it if they don't carry it in stock - I get it from Walgreens - it is a horse linemant but I can tell you that after spended a couple hundred dollars for prescription salves with no results my pharmacist suggested it and by golly it worked and I have shared this with every mother I know since.

Liz - posted on 12/05/2009

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Butt Paste!!! Absolutely works the best. My 4 week old son just had terrible diaper rash & it was better by next diaper change, it was significantly better after 24 hours and completely gone after 48 hrs. Hope this helps :)

Megan - posted on 12/05/2009

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You could try zinc oxide cream, but i it is really bad...let the air get to it, ater a bath or diaper change leave the diaper off for a bit. Rashes usually caused by too much moisture with no air flow to it. If all else fails see a doctor...they can try to figure out if its more than just a rash.

Tawana - posted on 12/05/2009

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I was a med tech for over 10 years. The only thing that we tell moms to use on diaper rash is Lotrimin. I know it is an antifungal for athletes foot but if you want the diaper rash to be better by the morning, use Lotrimin. You will see a dramatic change and baby will thank you for it.

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It could be from teething not anything else, like little blisters, you sound on the defence sweetie. But i agree cornstarch is the thing to use.paste creams can make it sweat and get worse and yes it is tender to touch so shake a bit of corn starch

Sue - posted on 12/05/2009

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The same stuff you use to soothe your nookies! Lansinoh is pure lanolin (lamb's wool oil), is the same consistency as Vasaline at room temp, and is the best stuff I've found for diaper rash.

Lorie - posted on 12/05/2009

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you can get a bum cream called sudo ( I think thats how you spell it ).

It will clear up a bum thats even getting raw in 2 days.

You can get it at shoppers drug mart or wal-mart.

good luck

Ashley - posted on 12/05/2009

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There is a product called something like Boudreaux's Butt Cram. You can find it at Wal-Mart. That cram cleared up all my kids rashes within a day.

Mary - posted on 12/05/2009

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Brown flour you put flour in a skillet let it brown then cool and apply to baby bottom it does work i learned from my sister and i thought what the hell it did miracles the rash was gone the next day

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