My 4 month old has a diaper rash and I have tried EVERYTHING..please help

Amanda - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 449 moms have responded )

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So my son has had a diaper rash on and off for about a month..I change his diaper every 2 hours..have tried butt paste..a&d..lamisil..desitin and nothing has worked..any sugestions would be the best! THanks

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Monica - posted on 09/11/2009

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My fist suggestion would be do not wipe your baby with baby wipes! They sting horridly with a diaper rash. Maybe wash off his tush with warm water. If poo then I reccomend the aveeno oatmeal bath and if you sit your baby in it it will wash off the poo without you having to do anything, amazing stuff! Let his bottom air dry after patting a bit. When my daughter had a really bad rash I would use the PURPLE AND WHITE DESITIN not the Blue creamy one, it will not help one bit! If it was really bad I would used butt paste first and then the Desitin over that one. If it doesn't go away and it has little red bumps all over and spreading I would call your pediatrician and speak to the nurse on call, they will give you great instructions for a yeast infection and you don't even have to go in. They question you and give you very specific instructions.

Tracy - posted on 09/07/2009

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my pediatrician said to use antifungal cream. I got the walmart brand and it cleared my baby's rash up like right away. Hope that helps!

Desiree - posted on 09/11/2009

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Make sure after using a wipe or wet cloth to clean that you dry completely with an dry towel. Even a lil dampness and Sage would break out in rash. I dried everytime and then put a good cream on. Usually Desitin. If her bum is super sensitive, make sure to check ingredients in the cream. You probably dont want any fragrance or alcohol in it and same goes for wipes. It's been so long for me to remember if they even put that in the cream but good to check for. Also a lil extra "air time" for the bum will help=)

Christine - posted on 09/11/2009

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Hi i always use Bepanthan cream its fantastic heals it up really quickly. Put it on as soon as you see nay signs of redness.

User - posted on 09/10/2009

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My youngest had a yeast rash for a month, nothing seemed to help including over the counter anti-fungals, until a friend suggested Crisco. I had his bottom cleared up completely in about 1-2 weeks and he wasn't screaming in pain during that time either. Yes Crisco! It is cheap and works fantastically on baby bottoms!

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Keigh - posted on 09/11/2009

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Do not use a blow drier it may spread the rash, heat tends to make it more inflamed and spread!!!! Believe me I tried this!!!

Monica - posted on 09/11/2009

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Try Eucerin Cream found in lotion section.. It may also be a yeast infection.. try some over the counter stuff for athletes feet(cant remember the name of the top of my head) this may help if not you can always go to the dr.

Tracy - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son had the same issues; diaper rash off and on for long periods of time. He is now 13 months and continues to have this problem; when he gets diaper rash I spend several weeks trying to get rid of it. I often have to us an anti-fungal prescription (nystatin) to get rid of it for good. I've come to find that the diapers I was using was the cause of the rash and I wasn't using cheap diapers. I was using pampers swaddlers and cruisers then switched to baby dry. You may also want to try changing your wipes. I was very surprised, but changing his diapers and wipes has seemed to keep the rash away.

Abby - posted on 09/11/2009

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Probably has a yeast infection or jock itch. Get some athelete's foot creme or monistat. Should take care of it! If not then doctor time.

Dana - posted on 09/11/2009

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If it is red and spotty it is probably a yeast infection....you can try lamisil over the counter foot fungus cream (I know sounds gross but can help) or you can call your ped for a script.

Sonya - posted on 09/11/2009

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I have found that Kalaya cream works the best on any type of skin rash, especially in moisture prone areas. You can purchase it online at http://www.kalaya.ca/

All of their products work really well and I've had a lot of success with them.

Dana - posted on 09/11/2009

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If it is red and spotty then it is probably a yeast rash.....you can try lamisil (over the counter foot fungus cream) or call your ped for a script.

Dana - posted on 09/11/2009

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If it is red and spotty then it is probably a yeast rash.....you can try lamisil (over the counter foot fungus cream) or call your ped for a script.

Tara - posted on 09/11/2009

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The only thing that worked for my babies butts was cornstarch baths and rub a little on their bottom.

Melissa - posted on 09/11/2009

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The only diaper cream that really works for my daughter is Triple Paste - it's awesome! Also, my daughter had the worst diaper rash for the longest time. Took her to the doc and he couldn't figure it out either. But it turned out to be a chemical reaction to the ingredients in her diapers. Not sure why it wasn't a problem earlier in her life, but once I changed to a more natural diaper (Earth's Best) it totally cleared up.

Carolyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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I found what works best is resinol. You ask for it at the Kroger Pharmacy. You don't have to have a script but they do keep it behind the counter. I have 2 boys and have used it for both of them.

Gwendolyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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have u tried changing the brand of diaper u use I had the same problem with my daughter she was allergic to the diaper we could only use luvs and generic brands. now my grandson has the same problem only he can only use pamper brand I see u have tried everything else maybe this will help Good luck

Rachael - posted on 09/11/2009

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I agree that it might be a yeast problem. If you don't want to go the prescription route, try calendula gel. It soothes all kinds of rashes. I also prefer either Burt's Bees or Aveeno paste mixed with cornstarch. Also, my doctor told me that diapers with dye in them contribute to rashes. (The kind that turn color when the baby goes the bathroom.) Best of luck to you!

Shahnaz - posted on 09/11/2009

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I have tried a zinc and castor oil paste and it worked wonders. Also, an old wives remedy is to sprinkle maizena on the area and it absorbs moisture almost instantly.

Valentina - posted on 09/11/2009

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Amanda,

Couple of things. I'm old school so I hope you understand. You may have to treat the problem from both inside and out. Try allowing the area to aerate as best you can for short periods of time. You may have to try a cloth diaper or go without a pamper around feedings to do this. The other thing is if your baby is on formula you may want to give him small amounts of water between feedings to help breakdown the starch in the formular. If you've seen a doctor you may have been given a cream to put on the rash, you should still do do in conjunction with aerating the area.

Rebecca - posted on 09/11/2009

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A couple things that have worked for me, use a washcloth with nothing but plain, warm water instead of baby wipes for diaper changes, and if diaper rash cream fails, try just plain vaseline. When the balmex or whatever didn't work for my girls, I switched to just vaseline and the rash usually cleared up overnight. HTH!!

Marcella - posted on 09/11/2009

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My Dr. suggested an over the counter anti fungal cream when this happened to my daughter and it worked in about a day and a half. Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 09/11/2009

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Our doctor recommended Aquaphor over all of the special diaper rash ointments. So far it has always worked in a matter of hours when we've needed it. Good luck!!

Susan - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

My 4 month old has a diaper rash and I have tried EVERYTHING..please help

So my son has had a diaper rash on and off for about a month..I change his diaper every 2 hours..have tried butt paste..a&d..lamisil..desitin and nothing has worked..any sugestions would be the best! THanks


Try baby powder with corn starch, or plain old corn starch works the best!!!!

Claudia - posted on 09/11/2009

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Hi - My 2.5 yo son used to get real bad rashes (and sometimes he still does). I used corn starch rather than baby powder after diaper changes b/c the talcum in the baby powder was irritating. Also, since diaper rash can be a yeast infection, I would feed him yogurt when he was old enough to eat it and that helped as well. Good luck.

Julia - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter gets them really bad and my doctor gave me a list of stuff to mix together.. we tried it and it worked wonders!!! It is so much easier than a prescription as well. You mix Maalox (the liquid), neosporin, a&d, and vagisil in equal parts and apply every diaper change.. The next morning we could already see a difference and she was not in so much pain.. I kept it in a tupperware container the liquid will disperse so you will have to stir it up when you go to use it and I also kept it refrigerated for her as well. I knwo it sounds strange but it worked!

Kimberly - posted on 09/11/2009

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You didn't mention if you are nursing or not, but breast milk will usually clear it up quickly. I didn't believe this until I tried it. It works great and it is all natural.

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My son had a rash for three weeks and I also tried everything. After trying Cetaphyl, it went away after three days. You can get it at your local drug store. Also, there may be a fungus involved, so going to the doctor is important. Once, I had to get an anti-fungal powder for him. Good luck.

User - posted on 09/11/2009

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When you change him right after cleaning the diaper area gently dry with the blow drier! Very gently! only then you can apply a gentle cream for protection (try baby Avalon Organics protective A, D $ E ointment). It works like a miracle - but it's really simple. Dry skin heals quickly!

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Have you tried using a facecloth washed in detergent for sensitive skin or no dyes and perfumes? My y7ounger had the same problem when she was a baby, very sesitive skin always a rash from wipes. Took her to Pediatrician and referred her to dermatologist. He gave a prescription to clear it up. He had mentioned it would get better when she is potty trained and it worked. try the facecloth first and if it still is flaring up seee the Pediatrician for a dermatologist referral.

Marilyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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I use Aquafor by Eucerin that always works on my 2yr old son. I have been using it since he was about 2mons old

Jessa - posted on 09/11/2009

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Our 2 youngest both had extremely sensative skin & were prone to diaper rash (especially when teething or trying new foods). We had to switch to seventh generation (chlorine free) diapers. pampers sensative fragrence free wipes. I also found a natural product called California Baby® Non-Burning & Calming™ Diaper Area Wash. We used it with every diaper change (even if she was just wet not soiled). & then let them totally air dry before you put the diaper back on. Use cornstarch to keep the excess moisture at a minimum & to keep it dry between the baby rolls. If the diaper rash is raw- apply neosporin like you would to any other "boo boo" *externally ONLY of course.

LOTS of total naked bottom time untill the rash is gone.

User - posted on 09/11/2009

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Same problem as another Mom here...I used Pampers for first 4 months then a rash began. Dr. told me to try new brand and rash went away. Now, even at 18 months old, if I use Pampers, his rash comes back.

User - posted on 09/11/2009

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Same problem as another Mom here...I used Pampers for first 4 months then a rash began. Dr. told me to try new brand and rash went away. Now, even at 18 months old, if I use Pampers, his rash comes back.

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2009

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Use Caldesene powder! I have a 5 year old and 9 months and thats all I use on them it works wonder its in a pink bottle

Tiffany - posted on 09/11/2009

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Try changing the brand of diapers. I had the same problem with my daughter. It took 3 months and then I finally changed diapers and we haven't had a problem since. Her skin was sensitive to pampers so I switched to Huggies. My son loved pampers so it all just depends on the child. It's worth a try.

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First get a bottle of Gold Bond Medicated BABY powder. Dust your baby's bottom and then GENEROUSLY and always keep it on him. Then apply Dyprotex cream. You can find this in the baby section at Walgreens. I think they still carry it in stores, if not go online and find this stuff. It comes in disposable packets, say 2-3 applications and has a little pad to apply it to the area. Do this after EVERY diaper change and within a few days you will see a huge difference and then you will notice that you can apply it every other changing and less and less or use Nighttime thick Desitin at night. But always use the Gold Bond powder. The combination of these 2 products saved my daughter. No Rx the doctor gave, no other remedies worked for my daughter. She got so blistered within a few hours at one point she was bleeding and she still has faint scarring and she's almost 5! I'm telling you I spent literally $100s of trying to figure out how to help her and this did the trick. I will forever recommend this treatment and it has helped friends with their children and they got the same results.

Also, by using an applicator to apply any cream to your child's bottom is the best thing you can do. I know you wash your hands but you stil manage to transmit yeast and other irritants to your baby's bottom. Get a pack 100% cotton make-up applicator pads and use those instead of your fingers.

Good luck!

Patricia - posted on 09/11/2009

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Triple paste is the ONLY thing that worked for my babies - all 3. And the other thing you want to be aware of is it could be the diaper. For example - Pampers Baby Dry - gave my daughter a rash where Pampers Cruisers not at all... just trial & error.

Jamie - posted on 09/11/2009

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my oldest son was the worst! with every diaper change i had to use a&d ointment then creamy desitin on top.. worked every time, if i didn't do this he had a diaper rash.. with my 2nd son when his would get bad i used mylanta (just poured it on) then used creamy desitin on top, to kinda hold it on.. both worked very well.. better then the scripts..

Betty - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting Betty:

I got this recommendation from John Hopkins University Hosp. when my daugher was 3 months old. Mix the creamy desitin with hydrocortizon cream. Put it on everytime you change him. The rash should clear up in about a day.


Also to keep him dry apply cornstarch at every diaper change. Yes, the kind you get on the baking row in the grocery store. It works!

Leylani - posted on 09/11/2009

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Have you taken the baby to see a DR yet? He may have the diaper rash due to a yeast infection! Yes, boys can get yeast infections, and yes they get in on their butts. :)

If so, he'd have to be prescribed something...if not, what worked for us (all the kids in our family...including my son) cornstarch and water.

Get cornstarch and pour in a bowl...a good amount (about 1/2 a cup), then slowly pour water over it and stir till it looks very pasty (like pancake batter)...then pour over baby's bottom...it's a bit messy, but it gets hard and makes a nice barrier!

Hope this helps.

Mary-Ann - posted on 09/11/2009

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hey--i had that when i used pampers diapers..no problems with huggies or even parents choice from walmart.

i made sure to that she wasnt wet--so i did use baby powder (switching with zinc oxide)

Elma - posted on 09/11/2009

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I had the same problem too before with my son.I tried every product.I ended up using talc powder or just usual baby powder.now my son has no rashes anymore and he's always dry ...I hope it works by your son too...

Elma - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

My 4 month old has a diaper rash and I have tried EVERYTHING..please help

So my son has had a diaper rash on and off for about a month..I change his diaper every 2 hours..have tried butt paste..a&d..lamisil..desitin and nothing has worked..any sugestions would be the best! THanks



 



Hello Amanda,



I had the same problem too with rashes thing.I also tried every product that could help..I ended up with talc powder or just normal baby powder..my son now has no rashes at all.before I put on his diaper, I put powder..I hope it also works by your son...



 





 

Beth - posted on 09/11/2009

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I suggest adding baking soda to a bath. That seemed to help my boys when they had that problem. If that doesn't work, try not putting a diaper on your child for a couple of hours.(Take precautions for any messes that may come up.) The air seems to clear up the rash. If push comes to shove, then go see the doctor.

Beth - posted on 09/11/2009

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I suggest adding baking soda to a bath. That seemed to help my boys when they had that problem. If that doesn't work, try not putting a diaper on your child for a couple of hours.(Take precautions for any messes that may come up.) The air seems to clear up the rash. If push comes to shove, then go see the doctor.

Mindy - posted on 09/11/2009

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The best solution to diaper rash is just plain corn starch. Sprinkle it in his diaper like baby powder and it will clear it up very quickly. If it doesn't you should see your doctor because it might be a bacterial infection. Also I would be very careful if you decide to use hydrocortisone creams because they contain small amounts of steriods which can be harmful to your baby.

Camille - posted on 09/11/2009

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Triple Paste is the best - more expensive than most - but you only need to apply once and rash is gone...I swear by it

Julie - posted on 09/11/2009

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Hi hopefully with all this advise you this under control but just in case. My little man usually responded to Paw Paw cream. but not so long ago it didn't and some one suggested Neutrametic Apricot oil( it looks like Vasaline but smells better) and it was amazing. It's not cheap but you only need a tiny amount.

Stacey - posted on 09/11/2009

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The best thing to to is make sure that the area is cleaned with a mild babies soap with no dye and try corn starch, that should be applied each time you change your baby.

Leah - posted on 09/11/2009

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try using a hydrochortisone cream, zinc and caster oil and antifungal at each change for a few days. Pharmacist told me about it once, it worked a treat!

Arika - posted on 09/11/2009

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My two sons never had diaper rashes thanks to my mom telling me to use baby Vaseline on their bottom with every diaper change. It worked.

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