My baby got a bad diaper rash!!!

Yudi - posted on 08/05/2010 ( 79 moms have responded )

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My lil girl got a diaper rash...we went to the doctor and they jus told me its a rash..jus put some cream on it..It been a week now and the rash looks really bad...what should i use to make the diaper rash go away???...help me moms

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I would call the doctor back or if possible, see another doctor. Tell them that it is getting worse, not better. Some rashes are caused by yeast or allergies and they require medical attention and a prescription. Hope she feels better soon.

Alexia - posted on 08/12/2010

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I had the same problem, tried 3 different creams and tried changing diaper brands, turns out it was a yeast infection, try using vaginal wipes.

Margaret - posted on 08/11/2010

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I am an old old Mom, but back "in the day" I browned some cornstarch in a frying pan and used it on my babies bottoms., Worked good then! I also used cloth diapers and double rinsed them, hung them outside till dry - on rainy days on a big porch.

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Jessie - posted on 11/30/2010

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see a different doctor. could very well be a yeast infection. My son had one on his tushy (like mostly between his little cheeks) when he was a few weeks old. it took a whole lot of effort to get it to go away. the lactation consultant I was seeing recognized what it was ( I also had a yeast infection in my breasts, ouch) so she got the doctor to give us Nystatin and a triple cream for his tushy. (The nystatin didnt help, we were immune to it) So we got another doctor and were prescrived Diflucan (fluconzole) it's what you typically get for a vaginal yeast infection. worked wonders for both of us. good luck

Diana - posted on 11/30/2010

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try some mustard oil. My friend gave it to me to use when my daughter had a bad rash. It looked like her bum was burnt. it cleared up with in a week.

Kimmy - posted on 08/12/2010

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My son had a really bad diaper rash and the doctor told me the same thing. About a week later it hadn't gotten any better so I took him back to the doctor and they told me it was a yeast infection. So I would def take ker back to the doctor to make sure it isn't anything serious

Lisa - posted on 08/12/2010

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Try a clean nylon sock with about 1/4 cup plain oatmeal in her bath water. It make the bath water a little cloudy but it works I got the idea from parents magazine. It work on my little boy. Bubble bath could be a cause as well or any new lotions soaps. Hopefully this will help.

Cheryl - posted on 08/12/2010

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First of all make sure you wash the baby's bottom in a sink or tub of water and soap, rinse well EVERY diaper change, and don't let her sit in a wet or dirty diaper for any time at all.. for a while here you have to be aggressive.. no wash clothes just use your hand to very gently wash wi VERY mild soap, she may cry at this point but rinse in nice warm water immediately then gently pat or air dry, no rubbing!! Now apply a very thick coating of Desitin or other zinc oxide ointment.. I have not found anything else to be as effective this will make a good barrier and the zinc helps heal the skin.. NO BABY wipes right now, except to wipe doo doo then immediately into the soapy sink or tub and no rubbing the skin wi anything

irritating.. the zinc may need to be applied several times a day for now. Also check the diet.. no juices orange or other wise right now.. Could it be a yeast

rash?? So sorry this is so hard for the little ones as well as the moms.. one of mine had very fair and sensitive skin and he would just cry when I soaped and cleaned his bottom but calmed right down when diapered and creamed up.. ALSO use only cloth diapers.. are you breast feeding, using formula, baby foods?/ check all of these some are hard to digest and can cause rashes.. good luck!!..

Also I see another has stated that you have to clean off all of the old cream every diaper change.. I did not if I put them in soapy water.. the residue of the cream could be there it didn't hurt anything, he was all clean.

Carolyn - posted on 08/12/2010

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call the doctors. my son had bad diaper rashes, and i took him in and his dr recommended that i try lactose free milk. i did and he hardly gets diaper rashes, and when he does i use triple paste and it helps take it away quickly

Jane - posted on 08/11/2010

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When my kids were babies, I SWORE by Bag Balm. If you don't know what it is, here it is on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Vermonts-Original-... But, you can get it in Walmart or Walgreens...pretty much almost anywhere. This stuff was originally for cow utters (LOL) but it works GREAT on diaper rashes.

Nicole - posted on 08/11/2010

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the bad thing about the real thick creams is you should clean it all off every diaper change and put new cream on. so you have to wipe more and it hurts them more and sometimes can keep the rash there because of all the wiping.

Nicole - posted on 08/11/2010

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well i always use A&D ontiment. alot of people don't but i have two kids a girl and a boy and nothing else worked better. After a while I didn't even try anything else. I just used it on every diaper change until the rash went away. sometimes it can be a rash from a yeast infection and you will have to go to the doctor for some cream that will get rid os that. hope that helps you and your baby's diaper rash gets better.

Norma - posted on 08/11/2010

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When my grand children had rashes I would put cloverine on it went away in 1-2 days

Ashley - posted on 08/11/2010

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The purple desitin, its thick and harder to WIPE off, you might have to literally wash it off but it works wonders

Tiffany - posted on 08/11/2010

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At the Childrens Hospital they have a perscription called Magic Butt Cream and it has Maalox in it. The liquid stuff for your stomach issues. The doc said it dries up the area and relieves the rash and then heals it completely.

Tarra - posted on 08/11/2010

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Every child is different first of all, and you may try many different creams and they can be very costly. My older two would get them here and there and I used the cream for athlete's foot, sounds weried but it works and my doctor is the one that told me about it. Its for the yeast diaper rash if that don't work I would use butt paste which works good as well. Now heres the other part you may not have thought about. If the creams don't work switch diapers or wipes. My youngest was born on a saturday we came home on Monday and by tuesday she had a bad rash, I would lay her down without a diaper tried every cream even got one from the doctor but nothing happened it just got worse then my friend saw it and was like what diapers are you using it could be that and sure enough we got huggies and by the second day it was only a little red but healing ( she had it so bad that she was bleeding). So if all else fail switch the brand of diapers and/or wipes, its a small thing that we don't think of first. Good Luck and hope it gets better!!!

Sara - posted on 08/11/2010

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I support corn starch! My son had a bit of diaper rash as a newborn and I initially tried Boudreaux's but to no avail. I finally tried cleaning the area with warm water to which I added a couple drops of lavender essential oil, let it air dry, and then sprinkled cornstarch like a confectionary all over his tush. The rash was cleared up within a day and I've never used anything else since then. I would say to avoid baby powder though because that has unnecessary synthetic perfumes.

Natalie - posted on 08/11/2010

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i would say once the rash has gone after uve cleaned her put talc on after works wonders for my two

Crystal - posted on 08/10/2010

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what does the rash look like? is it red with red dots towards the outer rim of the rash? if so its possible its a yeast infection. My daughter 14months has gotten a couple of them. you can use Lotrimin cream (for athletes foot) twice a day for 7 days. my pediatrician said to put balmex over it because it forms a barrier over the cream and keeps it from being absorbed from the diaper. Ashlyn's cleared up within a few days but the rash was TERRRRIBLE for a while and nothing worked! i tried several creams... there is also a prescription cream too that your dr can prescribe but the lotrimin worked great for me too.

Christine - posted on 08/10/2010

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i would let it air dry! its the best way thing for her at this point. also after the bath put vasoline on her. I use vasoline every day on my daughter until just recently and she has never gotten a rash!EVER! even when she was a new born she had slight cradle cap and i would just rub a little vasoline on her head and it went away within a day!

Margaret - posted on 08/10/2010

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Try natural yogurt or a egg white, lightly whipped and dabbed onto bottom with cotton wool, then leave to dry before you put nappy back on.This works a treat and always did for me when my daughter had a sore bottom and a doctor actually told me that the old cures are the best cures.

HANISAH - posted on 08/09/2010

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my 1st child also got a diaper rash when she was baby.i suggest you to try Sebamed cream.its really work for my baby..

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My daughter had the same issue. What I did was at EVERY change I would use a wet cloth to wipe her or sponge bath her in the diaper area, and then let it AIR dry. And yes, it could be a yeast infection. Do the rash bumps look like there is a 'white' head on it? That would be yeast. Another thing give her lots of water to drink. I also used A&D ointment with Zinc (the white pasty stuff) and Gold Bond Medicated powder (which I think is the green bottle) those worked great!

Stephanie - posted on 08/09/2010

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Our doctor gives us a prescription cream called Niastatin (not sure if spelling is correct) it is the best stuff ever. Clears up diaper rash faster then anything I have seen

Tina - posted on 08/09/2010

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two things - a and d ointment, and expose her bare bottom to the sun. Just say her on a blanket outside, barebottom. Believe me it helps.

Jamie - posted on 08/09/2010

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Use desitine and apply after each changing and extra at night. Also you may want to try a new diaper my kids could not wear huggies, never failed RASH!!!!! Even if you have been using that brand it could just now be effecting her. You dont say how old she is it could be from teeething. Apply cool rag and cool bath.

Kerrianne - posted on 08/09/2010

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I use corn starch to help with the itch and it helps for rash as well. My son gets them a lot. It also wont hurt to use a bit of a zinc cream as well. Hope this helps.

Tanya - posted on 08/09/2010

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the best advice I ever got was no diaper, air dry. It has always worked the best for me. Even if it was only 20 minutes at a time.

Diana - posted on 08/09/2010

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well it could be a yeast infection when babies get it. it usually will spread... try going to wal-mart get some cheap over the counter athletes foot cream....apply this every time u change her...keep her dry as possible....even maybe try letting her air out......its not as bad as it sounds... i know it sounds silly but it works wonders....

Trismc@bellsouth.net - posted on 08/09/2010

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If it's just a rash (and not yeast infec) then Dr. Smith's diaper cream. Costs considerably more but, you use much less and it goes away in one application. It's truly the best!!!
I have three kids with sensitive skin and Daddy uses it too when he gets heat rash from working out.
If yeast- buy yeast infec cream at the drug store and dab on the bootie. Goes away quick.

Arlene - posted on 08/09/2010

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The best thing you can do is let her go without a diaper in the sun. Take her outside to play without a diaper and make sure that the sun shines on the affected area. A few minutes in the morning and later in the afternoon for a few days should do the trick. Also, if it is a yeast infection, there is a cream that the doctor can prescribe (my daughter used it everytime she took antibiotics, but I forgot the name). Give your baby some yogurt, that might help get good bacteria back in her belly.

Janis - posted on 08/09/2010

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I had 3 boys an always used vaseline worked great I dont think they ever had diaper rash.....

Veronica - posted on 08/08/2010

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How old is she? Has she recently gotten any shots? I personally had to get a booster of MMR and had a similar situation, and I'm in my mid-20s. Try cornstarch to wick away any moisture, and either go diaper-free, or have her wear nothing over her diaper (no pants/shorts/etc.) so it will get as much air as possible.
If this is not the situation- did you recently change diapers/wipes/soaps? She may just have a sensitivity to it. Try a cool-ish (lukewarm) oatmeal bath, and use plain cornstarch afterward.
Has nothing changed, but the rash is still there? Talk to your doctor again. There may be more to it than just a diaper rash. Maybe it's a heat rash. Do you have air conditioning? Try letting her be near a fan and in just a diaper (or less, if you have a good floor cover)) to let things air out.

Good luck!!!

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p.s. it could also be an environmental allergy - detergent, soap, lotion, material in diapers. I dunno we use cloth diapers so chlorine in diapers is terrible for skin!
Also.. common causes of allergies in kids - acidic juices (shouldn't give them those anyways), strawberries, soy, eggs, dairy, nuts, gluten.... gotta watch everything we do as moms, eh?

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are you breastfeeding? Put breastmilk on it. Trust me, it works. I've cured eye infections, runny noses, diaper rashes, etc.... plus i am a professional :-D.
If you're not breastfeeding, be more specific about what the rash looks like.
1. If it is yeast/fungal, the best option may be to go to the store and get an anti-yeast cream (like for a women's yeast infection) over the counter and just use it externally. You clean the area really well, then put that on and let it absorb till it's dry then cover it with butt paste or aquaphor to provide a moisture barrier. Do that each time you change until the rash is gone or you run out of cream. If after like 5 days of using the anti-yeast cream at each change it is not gone, go back to the doctor.
2. My daughters both get diaper rashes if they have something they are allergic to (dairy, soy, eggs, and one with gluten). These diaper rashes look TERRIBLE like hives and stay red for several days and the only thing we can do is use butt paste or aquaphor to protect it until it runs its course.
3. Most diaper rashes look really bad - a lot worse than they actually are even with yeast infections. They aren't comfortable for the little ones either! Remind yourself it's not your fault and try each option!

Sarah - posted on 08/08/2010

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aveno diaper rash cream. Its expensive but it works. My son gets bad blisters in the diaper area and it clears it up in a few days

Jodeen - posted on 08/08/2010

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I agree with Janie Masters coment. Paw Paw ointment is the best stuff for many things. Its the only thing i use. You can get it in a tub or a small handy tube so you can take it anywhere you go. This stuff is the best.
Good Luck

Tricia - posted on 08/08/2010

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my little girl had the same thing and i put her in a oatmeal bath then put corn starch instead of cream it took a few days but it cleared right up.

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I always used Benson's Bottom Paint and then a layer of Vasoline. The vasoline works as a barrier against the diaper so the diaper rash cream can work and not rub off on the diaper.

Beverly - posted on 08/07/2010

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my baby doesnt experience to have diaper rash, here's my tip, before putting diaper to your baby put petroleum jelly first

Linda - posted on 08/07/2010

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Been there, did the Balmex. Went to a Dermatologist and it turned out to be eczema, and he needed Rx creams. Could be that. After you clean and dry her , have you used Triple Paste? That keeps the skin protected as does Caldascen powder. Just so the urine/poopies don't irritate the rash. Feel better baby!!

Christina - posted on 08/07/2010

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hi im tina, my wee girl has came out in nappy rash again as she is teething i find the only thing that actually clears her up is timodine cream. you have to get it on perscription but it is brilliant! x

Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2010

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Have you tried Desitin? It's great rash cream, if that doesnt work go back to the dr. and tell them you want it tested. Maybe its the diaper, maybe it has something your babies skin doesnt like! try another brand just to see what happens.

Tasha - posted on 08/07/2010

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My child received one as well due to some wipes that broker her out. I tried every diaper rash cream in the book and it kept getting worse. Apparently most creams have zinc in it which my child is allergic to. Talk to your doctor and see if the can prescribe you the RX Nystatin. It's just like the one for your babies mouth when they get thrush except its for diaper rashes. Its amazing and my child's rash cleared up in about a day. Also reconsider the wipes or diapers you are using so that it doesn't return.

Katie - posted on 08/07/2010

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egg white and baby oil works really good i have treyed it and it worked great rash gone in a couple of days

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