Really bad diaper rash

Julia - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 203 moms have responded )

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Ok my son has had the same diaper rash for about a week. Its red and bumpy and on his whole butt. We've tried changing foods and everything and have gone through 2 tubes of desitin. Any suggestions??

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User - posted on 10/26/2009

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If indeed you find out it's a rash and not an infection, you could try what I found worked best. My son had a short gut so his stool was very acidic and burned his bottom constantly so I fee like the queen of diaper rash.. Here's my own combination that cleared it up every time. First, a very thin almost dry layer of Desitin followed by a thick layer of plain old Vaseline finished up by some powder to keep it from sticking to the new diaper. The key to this is to not fool with it too much. I know it sound wrong, but if the diaper is just wet, you should not wipe it off too much, just the top layer and reapply the Vaseline and powder. Part of the rash is all the irritation from the cleaning we give it. If you seal it up good, the bacteria stays out and you can give it time to heal. Of course stool is a different situation.. Good luck. Oh, and I used this even on really bad open soars, it does heal it.

Michelle - posted on 11/29/2009

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You can try corn flour/Corn starch (in South Africa we call it maizena) - I am now a grandmother and that is all I used for my children and now also for the grandchildren - my daughters little one of 2 is very susceptible to nappy rash and with the use of the corn starch - used as a powder or dabbed on with a little cottonwool - like you would your face powder it works likes a dream and dries up the rash in no time

Vickie - posted on 10/28/2009

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It may be a yeast infection. They get them on occasion . You need a precription from the Dr. Also try using cloth diapers with no rubber pants. and when you wash the diapers use vinegar in the wash water to kill the yeast.

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Veda - posted on 11/29/2009

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sudocrem is really good for nappy rash. you should give it a try. hope it works xx

KATHLEEN - posted on 11/29/2009

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I stopped using wipes full time, I only use it when we go out and I switched diapers like 3 times. My daughter was highly allergic to Huggies & Luvs, finally found the right one for her - Kirkland from Costco. Sometimes I air her out by not using diapers for a few hours.

Ashley - posted on 11/29/2009

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i would try different wipes and diapers. also try a&d it works wonders for me. or there is this stuff called " utter cream" it comes in a grean tin it's kind of like vasilene texture jsut a little duller in color..worked for my neice's rashes. my son had a really bad rash not to long ago, doctor perscribed so awesome new ccream that got rid of it in a few days. don't hesitate to call the doctor! a diaper rash is not to little to call the doctor for!

Ashley - posted on 11/29/2009

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i would try different wipes and diapers. also try a&d it works wonders for me. or there is this stuff called " utter cream" it comes in a grean tin it's kind of like vasilene texture jsut a little duller in color..worked for my neice's rashes. my son had a really bad rash not to long ago, doctor perscribed so awesome new ccream that got rid of it in a few days. don't hesitate to call the doctor! a diaper rash is not to little to call the doctor for!

Gillian - posted on 11/29/2009

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Have you tried an aromatherapist to make up some zinc and caster oil with adding german chamomile and lavender essential oil. My son suffers from really bad nappy rash, and creams wouldn't do anything, i stopped using baby wipes on his bottom and just used warm water with one drop of each of the essential oils in then applied the cream within 24 hours it had cleared up, when i first went to use this cream his bottom was red raw with bleeding and weeping. i won't have anything else nowbut do make sure you get a qualified aromatherapist to mix it to make sure that the amounts are right. hope this helps gill

Nancye - posted on 11/29/2009

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Sometimes it is a yeast infection.I had excellent results using a little OTC Motistat ointment.

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Lots of good sugestions here, your doctors probaly right about the yeast infection, very common look at his diet and eliminate any thing that has recently been introduced, but ditch the creams, go back to old fashioned remedies, wash with non cented soap in warm water and air his little bottom out. let him free fall for five to ten min after each change the longer the better. Corn flour will also help to heal and is absorbant change him reguarly. Old fashioned cloth nappies are sometimes better as you control what chemicals are used in washing. I had to go back to cloth nappies with my fourth as he also had this. I just rinsed them out strait away and washed them in plain soap and hot water and rinsed well. I lined his nappies with soft cotton. I know this is a lot more work but he was better off.

Margaret - posted on 11/29/2009

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my advice is either change the wipes your using in him or the pampers, my baby also suffered with this and for the next few days you might just want to use wipes your wetting with water and petroleum jelly so he can heal up...and let him air dry everytime you can

Gabrielle - posted on 11/29/2009

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When my son had a really bad diaper rash that wouldn't go away the doc told me to apply this 3 stage paste. It cleared up the rash in 2 days. If this doesn't work then there's another problem. Make sure his bottom is dry first after using wipes. I keep a burp cloth at my son's changing table and pat his bottom dry with it after wiping him clean. First apply vaseline, then your diaper cream ( I use boudreaux's butt paste) then cornstarch powder (pat on with your hand/fingers). Do this every time you change his diaper for 2-3 days. Also give him time to air dry after giving him a bath.

Michelle - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting Julia:

Really bad diaper rash

Ok my son has had the same diaper rash for about a week. Its red and bumpy and on his whole butt. We've tried changing foods and everything and have gone through 2 tubes of desitin. Any suggestions??



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Kathy - posted on 11/29/2009

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I have a question about my daughter. She is 8 1/2 and is starting to get mouthy, about little things. I ask her a question and the sarcasm comes out. I know this can come with age. She is not going into early puberty, no physical signs of that. And was reassured by her Dr. she is not going into puberty also. She is not a spoiled child, she knows what she can and can't have and knows if she wants something she must earn it. Any suggestions?

Sheba - posted on 11/29/2009

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hi

the poor baby is suffering ....my kids are big but i do remember what i did . 1 the skin needs to be kept dry and if u can expose the area to the sun for a bout 5 minutes it'll do much good ...also try petroleum jelly it s a wonder jelly can be used any where .

also just rub a little not too much and u have to keep him diaper free for a few hours during the day let the skin breathe......i hope this helps ........

Leeanne - posted on 11/29/2009

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He may have developed an allergy to the chemicals in disposable diapers. Have you tried cloth? There are really easy to use cloth ones now (no pins). My son is 17 months and we've used cloth from birth and he's never had a rash! I dont use anything special on him. My other son had terrible thrush from antibiotics he had at 2 weeks old - it was with us off and on until he was toilet trained. Antifungal creams can help.

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My son has sensitive skin - the only thing that works for him is straight cornstarch - like from the kitchen - NOT the baby powder cornstarch (it made him so raw he bled in one use!) I put regular cornstarch in an old spice bottle and it is magic. No other diaper cream even comes close for us - cornstarch is the best solution... hope it works for you too.

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My son has sensitive skin - the only thing that works for him is straight cornstarch - like from the kitchen - NOT the baby powder cornstarch (it made him so raw he bled in one use!) I put regular cornstarch in an old spice bottle and it is magic. No other diaper cream even comes close for us - cornstarch is the best solution... hope it works for you too.

Sara - posted on 10/31/2009

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My daughter had diaper rash for month tried every cream out there and even several prescriptions creams for yeast infections and other things. Nothing worked, turns out she has super sensitive skins and some of the creams were making it worse. I experimented by taking away some foods turns out that peaches were the problem, stopped the peaches and rash cleared up a few days later. I recommend Aveeno Baby products for any baby with sensitve skin. Aveno diaper rash cream is not as harsh as some of the other products. Also my pediatrican told me to put baking soda in the bathwater to sooth the rash.

Danielle - - posted on 10/31/2009

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baby powder....and lots of it! i've used baby powder on my son since the day he was born (he's 3 now). Because of the baby powder use....we've NEVER had a diaper rash problem...try it. :)

Jennifer - posted on 10/31/2009

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My daughter had that when she was little. Soak is bottom in warm water with baking soda in it and let air dry. Apply an antifungal cream like Lotramin (the store brand works just as good). I did this and noticed a difference immediately!

User - posted on 10/31/2009

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I kid you not this works like magic!!! An ER doctor gave me the tip...Use Lotrimin first all over the rash then AD diaper rash ointment....OMG you will notice a difference after 1 or 2 changes!!!! I never leave home without it!!! Poor little guy :( Good luck with that!!!

Suzanne - posted on 10/31/2009

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stop using wipes, wash his hiney with warm water and soft wash cloth. let him air dry for an hour a day or more, let him play on a towl or blnket on the floor. buy antifungal creams like Lotrimin AF or genric that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, terbinafine (Lamisil). Lotrimin AF works quickest. Put that on one after air drying then, cover with zinc based diaper rash cream (Boudreaux Butt Paste) to seal the skin and keep it from getting more irrated by future bowel movements and wet diapers. Put Lotrimin on 3-4 times a day until rash is gone. Give your baby baby yogurt or put some Acidophilus powder in his bottles, I buy it in capsules and put 1/2 capsule to help restore healthy bacteria in the instestines. Store it in the frig once you open the bottle. You can also put plain not yogurt with not additives on the rash, but it takes longer to heal.

Collette - posted on 10/31/2009

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my daughter had that same problem turns out she was allergic to the wipes. I had to wash her with water every diaper change i also find that vasaline works best desitine is too hard to get off the skin once u put it on. good luck

Janie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Walmart carries Beadreuxs butt paste, its in a yellow tube. Ive used it on all my kids and it works better then desitin

Debbie - posted on 10/30/2009

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My baby boy had the same problem, and at my 6 week check up the obstetrician told me it was thrush (I didn't even know little boys could get thrush). He recommended Daktozin Ointment, which is "for nappy rash associated with fungal infections". Anyway, it works great, and cleared it up in about 3 days or so. It's a really good one because, being an ointment, it really coats the bottom area, and doesn't wipe off on the nappy like so many creams do. Also, because he seems to be prone to this problem (he's had it a couple of times now), instead of using powder or nothing on his bottom when he doesn't have a rash, I use Paw Paw Ointment on his bottom at each nappy change. This also puts a nice coating on the skin that doesn't rub off on the nappy, and it forms a barrier to stop the poo or the wee from getting onto his skin and irritating it. We haven't had a problem since we've been doing that. Good luck...

User - posted on 10/30/2009

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Yes buy some maalox and some cornstarch and make a mixture until it is like desitin consistancy and use. My Grandson had very bad rash and doctor said to do that

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Try Bag Balm...found in a green sqaure tin with red flowers...first used for utters on a cow...but now available in drug stores for us to use...I used it and it does work better than desitin...

Stephanie - posted on 10/30/2009

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The only thing that worked for me was, believe it or not, Crisco. Yes, it is better than ANY diaper rash ointment Trust me!

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'BUTT PASTE'@babys'R'us works miracles,it's all my daughter uses on my grandaughter...really works overnite~

Edie - posted on 10/30/2009

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I hope your little one's rash has cleared up. I have heard from my sister-in-law (who is trained in the medical field) that Monistat works wonders for diaper rash. As with any other suggestion you receive though, definitely clear it through your child's doctor first, as a child could be too little for certain chemicals/ingredients to be put on their little bodies. Again, hope the rash is gone. I personally use Aquaphor Baby from Eucerin. I usually put on a BIG healthy dose for my little guy when he starts to get a little red & it takes care of it in a flash.

Christina - posted on 10/30/2009

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This is a yeast infection. The best way to fix this is to go to the drug store and buy a store brand lotrimin. Put a layer of lotrimin on the rash and then put a layer of desitin over top to keep the lotrimin from washing off. Also, try to have some time during the day without a diaper it helps to let the freshair get to it. One other thing is to use just water to clean them instead of wipes until it is gone. This is a tried and true fix. My daughter had the same thing until my pediatrician finally gave me the secret cure.

Lisa - posted on 10/30/2009

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try cornstarch...I put corn starch over the whole area and let the baby air dry for about 10 mintues and put some on the diaper as well. should help a little bit.

Amy - posted on 10/30/2009

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Dear Julia, If you are still having this problem here is my two cents on it. I am the mom of three kids and grandmother of one. My youngest and grandson had the worst of it. We took them to the doc and tried everything from otc to prescrips. What ended up working was. After we changed them we let them air dry for about 1-2 mins. then mixed in are hands a combo of desitin, antibotic onitment and rub it on the rash thick all over. Then put a good layer of cornstarch powder (unscented) on top of that to keep it dry. (moister is your enemy here) Try to keep a close eye on when your sons diaper needs to be changed so that he doesn't sit in a wet diaper and within a week it should clear up. Hopefully you will see a change within a day or so. Stay away from wipes use a wash cloth for changes. I know its messy but its less irrateing to the bottom right now. Good luck I hope it works out for you. Amy

Ashley - posted on 10/30/2009

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I would take him to the doctor. They can prescribe you medicated diaper rash cream, I think it's called Nyastatin or something. He may have a yeast infection. I would get it checked out.

Loren - posted on 10/30/2009

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I use this stuff called Calendula, you can buy it at Henrys or other health food stores. It works awsome!

Ashley - posted on 10/29/2009

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I would suggest using the medicated powder with the yellow top..just put a little on him with each diaper change and it should cure it pretty quick..I have done that with my son his whole life and its worked SO PERFECT lol..like life saving...When he pees the powder balls up so that it doesnt stick to him or keep him wet! ..i hope this information works for you..oh and its hard to find so either a wal mart or wal greens..maybe target

Ashley - posted on 10/29/2009

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I would suggest using the medicated powder with the yellow top..just put a little on him with each diaper change and it should cure it pretty quick..I have done that with my son his whole life and its worked SO PERFECT lol..like life saving...When he pees the powder balls up so that it doesnt stick to him or keep him wet! ..i hope this information works for you..oh and its hard to find so either a wal mart or wal greens..maybe target

Sheri - posted on 10/29/2009

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It could be the new diapers or something new he is eating. The best, tried and true formula for diaper rash is a thick coat of desitin followed with a good dusting of Gold Bond Baby Powder. This works for us every time. Try it. Sometimes the Gold Bond is hard to find, where we are at only Rite Aide carries it and only a couple of bottles on the shelf at any time. If you can't find it, ask your pharmacist to order it for you. It is the best.

Janet - posted on 10/29/2009

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My neice's baby had a bad one the doctor's couldn't clear up. She kept the baby clean and everything like he said. As a last resort we tried pure tea tree oil. It cleared up within 30 minutes.

Pamela - posted on 10/29/2009

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We even tried the New natural diapers from Huggies, they helped and are nice, little pricey so don't want to use them all the time. like just at bedtime when they are more likely to have a wet diaper on for a longer period of time.

Pamela - posted on 10/29/2009

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You've got plenty of good advise on here, I know how frustrating it can be. My grandson was constantly having diaper rashes til he was 5 mos old. He was a breastfeed baby with a poopy diaper everytime you changed him. So yes we did take him to the Dr. a few times to see about a yeast infectin cause we couldn't get the diaper rash to go away. We used the cream fperscribed by the doctor for awhile, it would get alittle better than get worst again. Try to keep the butt dry, try to change diapers often and we were using pamper swaddlers at first and changed to Huggies. We would often after poopy diaper take and put water in the bathroom sink and soak his butt in plain water and make sure to NEVER NEVER use a wet pee diaper to wipe their bottoms(some people think that way they save on wipes) , the urine on the diaper will burn their skin, they have such delicate skin. Then he usually would pee prior to taking him out of the water so you knew he probably was going to be dry for awhile, so let them air dry and we even used the hair drier on their butt, (not hot of course). Then we used Zinc ointment like Desitin or something with Zinc, really put a thick layer on that's better and sometimes not always used A & D ointment over that. Zinc is used for healing. Hope this helps! You really need to stay on top of it. Every time he would look alittle red we'd get on top of it right away. Couldn't stand to see the poor thing suffer with a sore bottom. He has been good since about 5-6 mos. He is still wearing Huggies diaper they are great. Thank goodness!

User - posted on 10/29/2009

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try the diaper rash cream from Arbonne. It works great. It may seem expensive at first; but I swore by it when my son was younger.

Karyn - posted on 10/29/2009

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My first thoughts are to check the type of diaper, diaper cream and wipes. Make sure things are sensitive for skin and that wetness can not break through to baby's skin. When my son got the tiniest bit of wet diaper on himself, he would break out instantly. To help with diaper rash and eczema break out, I soak him in the tub with some chammomile tea. It works like a charm and it's not expensive! I use about 6 tea bags (im paranoid) and make that in a large pot/sauce pan and add that to the bath water. If a smaller baby, use less, of course. this tea is great for nearly everything rash!

Catherine - posted on 10/29/2009

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Stop the desitin. The main ingredient is too harsh and the doctor will prescribe a stronger dose when he probably needs something more smoothing. I have 5 children, all teenagers now, and my daughter had the same diaper rash conflict. Best thing I found to use is the Johnson & Johnson formula. Worked like a charm and I swear by it.

Fiona - posted on 10/29/2009

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Post a reply!Try pawpaw ointment it's a natural antiseptic and provides a nice barrier between skin and nappy it also helps with mild exezma you can get paw paw ointment at chemist it's inexpensive and not a chemical

Rose - posted on 10/29/2009

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Have you tried the over the counter 7 day yeast infection cream that you would use for yourself?

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