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User - posted on 01/08/2009 ( 42 moms have responded )

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My 23 month old son has a nasty rash. We have tried different rash ointments but nothing is working. If anyone has an suggestions, I would love to hear them.

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Lisa - posted on 01/10/2009

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Vaseline! And it's cheap! When you change your son's diaper, if you can, rinse his bottom with warm water (don't wipe...it makes it worse) and then let his bottome air dry. Use Vaseline and it should clear up in no time. Good luck!



* Mommy of three children and a home care provider :o)

Cassie - posted on 01/10/2009

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I'm assuming we're talking a rash on the bottom? I have three children and the diaper creams and ointments that you get over the counter never helped my children, in fact they often got worse. Then a nurse at my doctors office suggested I use Lansinoh. It is this goop that comes in a purple tube that alot of women use for their breast when they are nursing, in fact that is what it is for, but the stuff works wonders on a painful diaper rash! It is rather expensive, but you don't need much- so one tube last forever. Besides you can use it on any dry area... elbows, chapped lips, ect.

Angie - posted on 01/10/2009

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I have used an ointment called buttpaste!!! Yes it sounds very funny but it works!!! It's overt the counter and it works wonders!!! You can buy it Wal-Mart or any drug store!!! Hope this helps!!!!

Jade - posted on 01/09/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

Rash

My 23 month old son has a nasty rash. We have tried different rash ointments but nothing is working. If anyone has an suggestions, I would love to hear them.


HI there my son had the same problem from new born and we found it was the diapers and wipes we were using.  WE did use Huggies then he got the rash we switched our wipes and diaper brand totally and never had the problem again.

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2009

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You'll need a prescription antifungal cream if your son has a yeast infection.

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i swear but buttocks paste.... ask you local pharmacist.... you can buy different kinds on the shelf but the kids that is carried behind the counter is soooo much better

Kim - posted on 01/09/2009

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hi my name is kim im new to this circle of moms thing but its pretty cool. the rash that your son might have is a yeast infection i know your saying hes a boy he cant get a yeast infection thats what i thought but they can take him to the doctor the only way to get rid of it is to get a prescription. let me know how it works out good luck

Kerry - posted on 01/09/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Quoting Sue:




My daughter had a mild case of exzema and the doctor said during the winter to not use Johnsons and Johnsons, but a creamy based soap (we use Dove).  We also used Aquafor on the problem areas and that seems to help.  Because of the dryness it does come back and we have to use the aquafor on an almost daily basis.










What is Aquafor?   My son has exzema and what I think will become psoriasis patches later in life.  His Father and Grandfather have the same type of patches on their eyebrows, cheeks, elbows, and sometimes scalp.






Up until now I have been using heavy moisturizing soaps or just doing "rinses" instead of full soap baths.   I then follow with lanolin on the patches.   ( you can buy it in blocks at the organic stores)   






His scalp gets what looks like cradle cap.  For that I use either a heavy conditioner or olive oil and  let it sit, then comb the scales out. 





Aquafor is made by the same company that makes eucerin cream/lotion

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My daughter used to get aweful rashes. I got to the point where I would spread one of those vynil table cloths out on the floor. (Do it upside down so that the soft felt side is up). I would then strip her down and let her play all over that. That way, if there were an accident, I could just wad up the cloth and pitch it in the trash. Every time I want to the store, I would pick up a few on sale. They are really quite cheap.

I also discovered Budrow's Butt Paste. That really is the name and it really did work.

Hope this helps.

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My personal preference is the Arbonne International Baby Cream.  It's all natural and always works wonders for my little ones.

Marie - posted on 01/08/2009

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As  far as the exzma, my middle daugher had a sever case, it turned out she is allergic to milk.  Once I switched to a soy formula it cleared up in days.  Exzema does not necessarily mean Psoriosis.  I have that, it usually skips a generation, and doesn't flare up until puberty.  Stress and cold are triggers for it, but there is a good chance your little one won't contract it when he/she hits the magical age of 16.  But that is a future concer.  Enjoy the little things now, if psoriosis does develop, worrying now won't change it, but your stress of worry could affect your baby, so put it out of our mind for now.  Write if you would like more information.



Marie

Marie - posted on 01/08/2009

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My oldest granddaugher had the same problem, we finally used good old fashion "udder balm" and it works great!  Also let her spend a half hour or so laying on a blanket without her diaper every day so it will dry out and air out.  It worked with my kids and with my grand daughters

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Yeah, I would check with the pediatrician for sure.  But if you want to know of a good rash ointment, the only thing I use on any type of rashes is Clotrimazole (generic Lotrimin) for any yeast or fungal type of rash.  I used it for my kids, per the pharmacist, for their diaper rash and I still use it on most rashes they get on their bottoms or under their arms or any place that seems to rub to this day and they are 9 and 5.  You first place the Clotrimazole on and then slather on vaseline.  It clears up their skin within no time.  Good luck!! 

Amy - posted on 01/08/2009

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Have you talked to your doctor? I know it may sound silly, but sometimes you can make things worse by using too many over-the-counter products. My daughter got a horrible rash and it seemed that every ointment/cream I would try would make it even worse. I called the doctor and they called in a presc. cream. The rash was gone within a day. The great thing is the pres. cream is now in our med. cabinet and can use it anytime there is another problem. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way.

Celeste - posted on 01/08/2009

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i strongly suggest you stick with one cream/ointment/brand.  switching from product to product causes more irritation (same for adults with facial cleansers/moisturizers/etc.).  i have a 6 month old and i think the "burt's bee's" cream and powder work great.  my son has at least 3 sessions of "naked time" each day ; this is very helpful.  hope yorur lil' one's bum gets better soon!!!



 

Sandy - posted on 01/08/2009

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Most likely yeast. Try the same ointment you use for yeast infection for yourself. My son used to get these rashes all the time and just a dab of this stuff will clear it up in less than a day. It works really well. Then just use some A&D or lotion with aloe. Good luck with this as I see you have many, many answers!

Maha - posted on 01/08/2009

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If diaper ointments don't work, It's probably yeast. Your doctor will subscribe an antifungal like Nystatin. It takes time to heal. You have to change diapers very often, especially after a bowel movement. Leaving the skin open to the air helps a ton too. The yeast is called Candida, and it can cause other things like excema type rashes on the skin, etc. It will be good to use special bath soaps and moisturizers made for excema or sensitive skin. We went through the same thing with our daughter last month..I've done a lot of reading up on it now..good luck!

Susie - posted on 01/08/2009

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This sounds crazy... when my doctor told me to do this I thought he was crazy!!! But it works GREAT!! Commando is also great if possible... But he told me to use Lotramin AF ointment and to dot maalox on the rash with a cotton ball or something very soft... and here is the trick...use a blow dryer on low cool to dry the area. It really works, I used this process with both of my girls who had very sensitive skin... It's heaven sent! Good luck! I know it's heartbreaking to see your little one in so much pain!! and just from a rash! Keep us posted!!

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If it is indeed fungal, diaper creams seem to make them worse. My daughter got thrush at 6 weeks of age and battled yeast infections in her diaper area for three months. She also has eczema so that doesn't help. She gets the yeast infections about once or twice a year and ends up on a prescription antifungal cream. Best to check with the doctor is it's stubborn and won't clear up or if it has raised red bumps.

p.s. to the aquaphor question. It works great on my daughters legs, softens then up and stops the irritating itch.

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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Try Arbonne. They have a baby line that is botanically based. My rep's son had a severe case of it and it keeps it under control.

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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Dr. Smiths is the best. Clears it up overnight. Be careful it may be fungal. Needs fungal medicine if this is the case.

Wendy - posted on 01/08/2009

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My son has very sensitive skin, so I have delt with lost of rashes.  Have you changed your laundry detergent or bath soap?  If so, that can cause a rash that you really can't get rid of.  Or he could be allergic to something.  If it doesnt go away soon, I would take him to the doctor.  There are some prescription creams that can help you.

Julie - posted on 01/08/2009

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My 2 yr old just got over 1...It was awful...screamed every time I changed him...I just kept alternating between balmex and AD ointment and it went away with in a few days...good luck

Jen - posted on 01/08/2009

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My son had a really hard time with diaper rashes i tired just about everything until a friend told me to use pure olive oil, I thought no way. It worked miracles. His rash was gone within a couple of days and when I saw one coming on I would put some on and it never spread it was gone. I hope you find something that works, good luck!

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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Also potty training while cause rash although they may not have during the daiper stage due to breast milk.

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

Rash

My 23 month old son has a nasty rash. We have tried different rash ointments but nothing is working. If anyone has an suggestions, I would love to hear them.



Just let air dry, my baby has never had a rash. Just recently she developed a mild case after 4 1/2 mths is just now getting some rash. I think it is due to quick diaper changes. Also, long traveling from the hoildays. I found the zinc ointment caused more damage then good did you?

Rena - posted on 01/08/2009

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If you are speaking of a body rash then i would definitely ask your pediatrician before you try anything. They have alot of stuff like aquaphor and Burts Bees etc but if it's a possibility of a yeast infection then def ask your dr. Something to consider if it is a horrible diaper rash; my son had an awful diaper rash that I could not seem to ever totally get rid of. I kept slathering him with Desitin but it would get so bad that his skin would be raw! I switched to a few different things then I took him to his dr. I told her that i tried everything and she was going to prescribe something for him when I asked her if it was possible to be allergic to the desitin/ butt paste etc. Anyway to make a long story short, that was the exact problem. He is allergic to the zinc oxide in those diaper rash creams. The ONLY thing that I could use that REALLY worked well is A+D ointment. Within a few hours, the rash was almost gone!

Stacey - posted on 01/08/2009

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If you are taking a body rash I would suggest to use Dove soap - my doctor said that Johnson & Johnson actually dries the skin out and then apply a vasoline based lotion. If it is a booty rash I love PinkSav! I put a real thick coating on at night and by morning the rash is gone. It is a over the counter cream and I know for sure that Buehler's and Drug Mart carry it. Best wishes!

Angela - posted on 01/08/2009

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Is it diaper rash??  If it is, My dr recommended Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment.  I had never heard of it myself, but I've also used it personally for a heat rash that I had myself, and it takes the stinging out immediately.  It's a little more expensive that the others, but it's great.  Comes in a jar and no foul smell either.

Melissa - posted on 01/08/2009

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Aquafor is GREAT!!! I forgot about Aquafor! It is a really thick type jel that will heal just about anything. I gave it to my sister-in-law for a baby gift and she swears by it. It is also really good for chapped lips.

Michelle - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Sue:



My daughter had a mild case of exzema and the doctor said during the winter to not use Johnsons and Johnsons, but a creamy based soap (we use Dove).  We also used Aquafor on the problem areas and that seems to help.  Because of the dryness it does come back and we have to use the aquafor on an almost daily basis.






What is Aquafor?   My son has exzema and what I think will become psoriasis patches later in life.  His Father and Grandfather have the same type of patches on their eyebrows, cheeks, elbows, and sometimes scalp.



Up until now I have been using heavy moisturizing soaps or just doing "rinses" instead of full soap baths.   I then follow with lanolin on the patches.   ( you can buy it in blocks at the organic stores)   



His scalp gets what looks like cradle cap.  For that I use either a heavy conditioner or olive oil and  let it sit, then comb the scales out. 

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Go to the pet section of your grocery store and look for a square green tin called "bag balm" it just lanolin w/ a little antibacterial in it. the antibacterial kills the infection and the lanolin protects the skin from irritating factors like the next dirty diaper.

Anna - posted on 01/08/2009

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Apparently babies get yeast infections very often, especially when they tithing, I took my little one to my gp after 2 weeks of struggle, got special ointment ant the rash was gone after two days. Good luck



 

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We call it "Butt Paste"



1- 6oz. A & D



1- 6oz. A & D Zinc Oxide Cream



2Tbs- Maalox



1Tbs- Cornstarch



Mix in plastic container. Put in freezer wash baby well & dry very well.  Slather on paste. Clean baby well once a day. 



I hope this is a new idea and works for you.



 

Michelle - posted on 01/08/2009

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If the rash is raised, red and dotted or spotted, chances are it's yeast. During diaper changes, allow some extra time for air drying. If you can, let your son so "commando" for a little while to really air out. You can use Flander's or use Lotramin ointment. (The same lotramin for Jock itch and foot fungus) A very small amount at each diaper change should clear it up within 2 days. You should see noticable fading in color by the end of day one.



Good luck!

Sue - posted on 01/08/2009

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My daughter had a mild case of exzema and the doctor said during the winter to not use Johnsons and Johnsons, but a creamy based soap (we use Dove).  We also used Aquafor on the problem areas and that seems to help.  Because of the dryness it does come back and we have to use the aquafor on an almost daily basis.

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I love super duper diaper doo!  Don't know if you have tried it, but it worked great for my daughter.

Melissa - posted on 01/08/2009

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My little boy had a really bad rash that seemed to get worse the more rash ointment that we used, and he had a yeast infection. I found out that I was actually making it worse because most of the rash ointments (also powder) have corn starch. Corn starch breeds yeast. If not yeast, there is also a rash ointment that you have to get from the pharmacist (not prescription but they have to keep it behind the counter) called Flander's. It is awesome. It only takes a very very small amount. (I had one tube that I used with both of my children (6 and 28 months) that I got when the first one was a baby! It lasts forever!) Hope this helps, rashes can be miserable!

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