Severe Diaper Rash

Katarina - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 182 moms have responded )

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My 4 month old has a sever diaper rash. His skin is raw and bleeding and I don't know what else to do to help him. He's airing out as I type. I've tried Zincofax,Pantene,Aveeno,Sudocream,an organic Butt Paste,Baby powder, and Baking soda with water.I clean his bottum with a cool clothe(no wipes). I don't know what else to do and he's miserable and I can feel his pain. Help!





Edit-Thanks for all the great advice ladies. Thought I'd let you all know what I used. I mixed Zincofax,Sudocream and Goats milk lotion. Gave him a sitz bath in baking soda(I had used an oatmeal bath but that made it worse). Aired him out for 3 days straight(didn't leave the house,lol). The mixture of all the things that didn't work on their own worked wonders on his little bum. Thanks again!

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Mary Ann - posted on 08/25/2009

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definitely take him to the doctor...sounds bad. But in the future...#1 diaper rash cream Burt's Bees...works like magic!

TeCara - posted on 08/25/2009

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I have found that using Vaseline (petroleum jelly) between diaper changes helps a lot in preventing diaper rashes.

Mysti - posted on 09/05/2009

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Sorry this is late in posting, but I have always used Calmoseptine, it is available from a pharmacy, but doesn't need a prescription. It is what nursing homes use on their patients with bed sores. It is the best for diaper rashes, severe or not!!! Here is the NDC # that a pharmacy would need to order it:00799-0001-04, t costs about $5.00 for a big tube. Seriously, you should try this...I found it when Balmex, Butt Paste, all the other diaper rash creams made my oldest buns worse...a friend who works in a nursing home got me a tube of this to try, it is AWESOME!!!

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Lots of good advice! If it's a yeast infection, it will have a strong odor to it. My oldest had this and it was an ugly rash! You might try not using a cloth at all to wipe him off. Put him in a football hold, stick his bum under the facet and rinse him off that way. Your hand is going to be far smoother than any cloth, pat off most of the water and let him air dry from there. My mom did this with me and I did it with all of mine when they had even a hint of rash. I'd still check with the doc at this point though. Could be the formula, diaper brand, soap, have you changed any detergents, shampoos lately?
Anything else I have to add would just be repeating what's been said.

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In case you want something for everyday use, I used "Bag Balm" on all 3 of my kids and never had any problems. I applied it directly to their little bottoms after each diaper change and never had any rashes. It is an antiseptic and comes in a green and red square tin which can be purchased usually at a horse and tackle store. The tin says it is used "for bunches, caked bags, cuts, sore teats, chapping and inflammation". I know this sounds gross but I swear by it and still use it for myself, especially on cuts and dry skin.

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Stephanie - posted on 08/26/2009

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when my daughter had severe diaper rash I took her in to the Dr and she rec Clotrimazole. It is an OTC cream - most commonly used for Yeast Infections

Antoinette - posted on 08/26/2009

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Hi, had same problem with my little one....tried all of the above & more, nothing worked until SUDOCREM....should really be yr best friend....APPLY alot at a time & do not mix any other for about a week. ALSO try changing yr brand of nappies…..try it...GOOD luck

Georgeanna - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter used to get that ALL the time, best thing is POLYSPORIN first and then diaper rash cream and I found Desitin did the best job for us!

And I always wash their bums especially when they poo and unless we're out I'll use wipes.

Sue - posted on 08/26/2009

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when my daughter had nappy rash i simmered some of the herb rosemary in water and when the water had cooled right down used that to clean her. WOW! 48hrs later and it was so much better!

Kimberly - posted on 08/25/2009

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Quoting Katarina:

Severe Diaper Rash

My 4 month old has a sever diaper rash. His skin is raw and bleeding and I don't know what else to do to help him. He's airing out as I type. I've tried Zincofax,Pantene,Aveeno,Sudocream,an organic Butt Paste,Baby powder, and Baking soda with water.I clean his bottum with a cool clothe(no wipes). I don't know what else to do and he's miserable and I can feel his pain. Help!



Hello My two sons both had a severe diaper rash. what I used was nystatin powder topical and do not rub wring the wet cloth over the raw and bleeding  area(the warm water will feel good on theie genitle area and change every 1-2 hrs)  with a small tub  do this for every change,change the diapers(brand) use vasiline at night for the night bath do not use anything that  has a smell to it or oatmeal.the rash will go away in 24hrs. Continue to use the powder and alternate with cornstarch  and night time vasiline. The dr advised me that my kids urine my be to strong for him no matter how much water i give him. This will work!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carla - posted on 08/25/2009

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It sounds like a yeast infection. If so, I used medicine for athletes foot that you can get at any drug store. It may take a few days but it will clear it up.....DO NOT use flour, baking soda or any product with oatmeal as these will make it worse. Good luck!

Suzanne - posted on 08/25/2009

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my little girl gets really bad nappie rash when teething and i always smear her in loads of zinc and castor oil cream, nice warm baths seem to help too! hope it gets better soon.

Jennifer - posted on 08/25/2009

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Try "Baby Burts Bees" Diaper cream. It is all natural. My son had very bad diaper rashes at that age also, and this diaper cream worked so well it was gone within a couple of days. And the fact that it is all natural is a BIG Plus. All I ever use on my little one is "Baby Burts Bees" products. Shampoo, Lotion, baby powder, and the Diaper Cream. He has very sensitive skin and used to get egzama breakouts all the time. But since I have started useing the all Natural products he hasn't had any problems. Try putting the cream on every time you change his diaper and change them often. Even if its not soiled. Sometimes sitting in the diaper too long can irritate the skin. Also try changing the brand of diapers you are useing. Huggies has new All Natural Diapers.

Good Luck! :)

Leah - posted on 08/24/2009

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I no this is going to sound funny, but i have had 4 children and when mine got it i used cornflour. It works dont be shy with it. With that it cleared up, also use a little bit of vasolin. Let me no how u go with it. It was the best thing i was ever told..

Jeri - posted on 08/24/2009

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Bag Balm. My son just got over a stomach virus that caused him to have diarreah for nearly 3 weeks. Diarreah has an acidic quality to it that causes a terrible diaper rash. Our doctor has prescribed a diaper cream to us before when I was breast feeding, but a friend of mine gave me this tip, and it worked just as well and cost considerably less. It is the same stuff that farmers put on cows udders when they get raw and cracked, or you can use it on chapped hands in winter. You can find it at Tractor Supply.

In a pinch, use vasaline to keep moisture for continuing to come in contact with his skin.

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I found that feeding them yogurt helps...Especially if it is a good organic brand with the live bacteria in it...Stony fields, is the name I think, buy it at wal mart...at four months I am sure the cold won't be pleasent but with the yogurt you can acyually apply it directly to his bottom...

Kimberly - posted on 08/24/2009

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Four things: I know it will be painful for both you and him, but give him a little sponge bath in the sink immediately after he poops/ pees. Then let him Air dry as long as possible.. lay him down on a couple of towls (just in case). Go to the Dr... he might need something stronger then over the counter stuff, then start using it, but still let him dry out and go without any diaper rash treatment for at least a half an hour. Last, change the brand of diapers... I have always found the cheaper, the more diaper rashes. Pampers have always been good for all 3 (soon to be 4) of my babies. Good luck !

Dorothy - posted on 08/24/2009

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HI Katarina ? To answer your ouestion about you son diaper rash is try a box of corn starch, Dab his bottom don't put a pamper on him buy a package of cloth Diaper in the baby section and a package of safety pin. The corn starch will help I use it on my two Daughters when they were Babies, use the starch as often through the day snd at night. This should solve the problem. Mrs Dorothy Beckwith (Circle Of Mom)

Jenn - posted on 08/24/2009

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When my daughter had that my aunt told me to put vaseline and baking powder on her butt. i didnt think that it would work but it did it was better after thefirst time i did it. In two days time her diaper rash was all gone. It dosnt hurt to try something new. Good Luck

Sandi - posted on 08/24/2009

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When my daughter had a diaper rash I put corn starch on it and it worked great. I have heard talc is the worst thing you can put on it. My sister's doctor told her to put plain yogurt on her baby's diaper rash and she said it worked great. If your baby has taken a lot of antibiotics he could have a lot of yeast and taking acidophilus helps repopulate the colon with good bacteria.that helps fight off infections. I always give my daughter a round of acidophilus after she takes antibiotics just as a good preventative.

Shelly - posted on 08/24/2009

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We went through this too. Ours turned out to be a yeast infection that came through our daughter's urine when she had thrush. Use cornstarch as a powder to keep him dry during his awake time and line his crib with towels and let him sleep without a diaper during naps and at night. Cloth diapers without plastic pants can help too.

Mary - posted on 08/24/2009

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I only used Bag Balm, its in a green square tin. sold anywhere, walmart, food stores, target, walgreens, cvs. its actually for cows utters, they use it when they get chapped and cracked, my whole family and friends uses it. and have for many many years. its the best!!! and I also tried different things also, didnt work, Bag Balm does!!! and its great for chapped lips, chaf. you name it, I use it for everything! hope this helps!!

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i work at a daycare center and we always tell your parents to try lotrimin (its for athlets foot) but it works great. it usally clears up in three to four days. hope it works for you.

Louise - posted on 08/24/2009

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clean him with warm water and cotton wool ,make sure he is dry then thinly apply some canestan cream. severe nappy rash is a sure sign that he is teething .i would also get some ashton and parson teething powders and give him them .i hope that has been of some use, it has worked on all of my children and i have four.

Bonita - posted on 08/24/2009

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The best thing I found was called Triple Paste. You can find it a CVS, however you may need to ask the pharmacist for it. My daughter used to get that way (raw and bloody) when she had apple juice or took certian antibiotics...the Triple Paste was the ONLY thing that helped!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Katarina - posted on 08/24/2009

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My sons rash is gone! Thanks for all the advice ladies, I'll be printing this conversation off for future use. I mixed zincofax,sudocream,organic goat's milk lotion and a little bit oatmeal together and 3 days later its gone. He slept without his diaper on and loved the blowdrier. Thanks again ladies

Misty - posted on 08/24/2009

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if you go to a tractor supply or any farm store. there is something called bag balm. it is in a green tin can.. it's what farmers use for cow utters.. it sounds weird but it works wonders.. my daughter had the worst rash.. she would bleed and she looked like she had no skin on her bottom. This old lady told me about it deep in the hills of Virginia when we was visiting family.. It works wonders. with in 24 hrs.. she was all better. you do have to use it every time you change the baby or it will come back.

Helen - posted on 08/24/2009

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are you sure it is not thrush - my little one got this at about the same age and it made the tinyest bit of nappy rash awful overnight - phone your health visitor or GP

Dixi - posted on 08/24/2009

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It may not be diaper rash. It might be a yeast/fungal infection. Check with your pediatrician. Vusion works awesome for yeast infection but it is only available by rx. For diaper rash, Mustela works wonders. Try Dr. Brown's too.

Judi - posted on 08/24/2009

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have no idea if you have solved your prob, but i have found a) change nappies and b) bathing in salt water worked with my boys. Good Luck hope all is better soon.

Stacey - posted on 08/24/2009

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i had the same problem with my son and my mum told me to use a product called 'fullers earth' you can buy it on line. strangely its sometimes used for gardening but i used it in all his nappies an the powder soon cleared it up! its great stuff!

Stacey - posted on 08/24/2009

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i had the same problem but my mum told me to use a product called 'fullers earth' its a powder that is a bit like a mud pack when it gets wet! its natural an strangely quite often used in gardening? i dont know how it works but i sprinkled some in all of my sons nappy when i changed him an his nappy rash cleared up!

Kathleen - posted on 08/24/2009

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metanium is good if you can get it, its a horrible pasty mustard coloured cream but once its on it takes a good bath to clean it off, so makes sure that baby's bum doesn't dry out anymore and get sore, its a miracle worker

Ann - posted on 08/23/2009

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wash with vineager and water after each diaper change, apply a combination ot 1/3 hydrocortisone cream, 1/3 desitin and 1/3 A&D, The vineager works like magic, No wipes, air/pat dry....

Kelly - posted on 08/23/2009

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Has he been on antibiotics recently? Sometimes infants can get a yeast infection after being on antobiotics. It often looks like a very bad diaper rash, but usually covers the entire diaper area, front and back. Sometimes it almost looks like the area is burnt and the skin is peeling. If you think this may be the case you should contact your doc. He will more than likely prescibe Nystatan cream in a tube. If it is not a yeast infection, you may try Bag Balm. It can be purchased at stores like Atwoods in the livestock section. It is safe your baby and good for their bottom, as well as a great product for rough dry heels. Good Luck !

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Definitely talk to your doctor. When we had the same problem our ped had us use Lotrimin (you know - for athlete's foot). It worked great! Since then, I've learned that I can't use any kind of commercial wipe. Instead, I keep a mixture of water and her bath soap in a spray bottle and use Kleenex Viva paper towels. I only use them when I need to. I also found that creams with zinc oxide in them make my little one's rashes worse, not better.

Linda - posted on 08/23/2009

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my daughter also suffers from nappy rash and i was using sudocrem but wasn't really working so i got my mum to go to the chemist and asked them and they gave my mum a jar of there own nappy rash cream and you can put it on every nappy change or three times a day so go and see the chemist they may have a cream that may help you. i hope this was helpful

Jamie - posted on 08/23/2009

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my youngest daughter had that alot. She was having allergies to her diapers. We finally found the right diaper but along the way i found a recipe for a diaper rash creme that wasn't harch on her and easy to get off durring the following diaper change. (Also, a friend of mine was at her pediatricians office and the docter told her NOT to use the wet wipes or even wipe the babies bottum if it was just urine???!!!! Ask your pediatrician about this)



Diaper rash creme

extra virgin olive oil

baking soda

mix until you have the paste to a comfortable consistancy



or this is one from my docter

Aquaphor & maalox

empty tube of aquaphore into a baggy (sealable)

liquid maalox (stay away from the minty as this will sting)

both parts should be equal (ie; 2oz to 2 oz)

start squeazing the bag until the liquid is merged with the maalox it will take some time but the baggy is the easiest way to get it mixed you can then squeaze it out into a bowl and use it.



but, i do agree that you should take him to the docter. Thrush usually starts with a white coating (or white bumps) on the tongue and cheeks....sometimes gums.

Gerlene - posted on 08/23/2009

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Bagbalm I used this while working in a nursing home on adults. It was so grat I started using it on my owm children and now grand children. I have recommended it to alot of people and have always heard good things. You can find it in the same place with other ointments. Please disregard the idea it has been used on cows utters. Give it a try and let us know how it worked. Good luck

Amidy - posted on 08/23/2009

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Blow drying always worked for my three kids! You can use a warm setting, just keep the dryer moving. Do after every bath and every diaper change for about five minutes, and don't put any cream on after that, it needs to dry out! Diaper creams and ointment are more preventative than healing. They always loved it, and would lie completely still, you could tell it felt good!

This also works well with eczema but follow with a steroid cream.

Sharon - posted on 08/23/2009

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135 posts later Apparently the cure is to "really" (apparently you aren't supposed to fake this. Dry his butt.

there are several asking if you "really let it dry"



The aplly ALL of the following:



Johnsons 3 in 1

constarch x 6

vaseline (petroleum jelly) x 8



lotrimin for atheletes foot x 11

clotrimazole (antifungal) x anusol

breastmilk

motherlove nipple cream

probiotics

chamomile oil

A&D ointment x 7

Maalox - stomach medicine x 3

desitin x 2

resinol

triple medicated paste x 4

'any' yeast infection cream

bag balm

caldescense powder x 2

neosporin x 6

clamoseptine/calmoseptine x3

triple antibiotic mixed with A&D

drs. smiths butt cream x 3

corona (for livestock teats)

balmex

sudocream

Burts Bees diaper ointment

Antipeol

aquaphor x 5

beaudroaxs butt paste x 2

A&D x antibiotic ointment x cortizone cream mixed

maalox x aquaphor

maalox x antibiotic

egg whites x 4

cornstarch x A&D

vaseline x lotrimin

Eucerin

hydrocortizone x 4

arbonnel/arbonne x 3

milk of magnesia

pink salve

SOS balm

johnsons head to toe

refridgerated eye pad for pain

brown flour in a pan x 2

butt paste x 3

olice oil x zinc ointment

conneys crystals

pawpaw cream x 3

curash cream

emu oil

baby powder with cornstarch

weleda calendula diaper care (german)

Crisco vegetable shortening

rub the contents of a tea bag on it

coconut oil

penatene

Dr. christophers anti itch

shaklee baby healing diaper cream

"Corona" the beer?

Broken Vitamin E capsule

melaluca - tea trea oil

nystatin cream x2



could be thrush





new diapers x 13

no diapers - extreme over night air dry x 2

blowdryer x 2

bath with baking soda x 2

bath with oatmeal x 2

sitz bath

vinegar & water (OMG HAS GOT TO STING)

bath with baking soda & cornstarch in the water



change the babys diet x 5

change YOUR diet if BFing

change shampoo, soap, detergents and use your hand to wipe the shit off

air dry x 6



I wonder how many repeats we get after this...

Jamie - posted on 08/23/2009

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My son had a really bad rash when he was younger and I called the nurse at his drs office and she told me to use some type of anti-fungus like Tanactin or Lotramin. She said to put a thin layer of it and then put your normal diaper rash cream on top of it. I tried it and it was pretty much gone over night. Hope this helps =)

Crystal - posted on 08/23/2009

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I would say go to the doctor. My baby boy (6 months) had a severe reaction all of a sudden to his diaper around 4 months old. We took him to the doctor because litterally overnight it had gotten to the point of bleeding. The doctor told us that he developed a yeast infection from the pee getting through to his irritated skin (from the hives). He was put on Nystatin which cleared it up and now is on a prescription diaper cream (it is expensive but thank god for insurance) until he is out of diapers completely. Good Luck and wish him the best. I know how difficult it is to see your little one suffering from this.

Kathrine - posted on 08/23/2009

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take him to the doctor and they can give you a prescription for nystatin cream it works wonders

Regina - posted on 08/23/2009

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I was trying to read through the posts and see if this suggestion has been made, but there are so many. : ) Great support. Melaleuca oil, also known as Tea Tree oil has antifungal properties. It is very healing and soothing also, by penetrating and working at the cellular level. Most personal care products, including baby ones, have preservatives in them. This is to be expected. However, they are a leading irritant for skin issues. One of the most commonly used is quaternium-15. Quaternium-15 releases formaldehyde when it is mixed with water. There are formaldehyde free options. Be aware.

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when my daughter Jordan had bad diaper rash.. I would just take a Vitamin E capsule and use the oil in it and put it on her skin.. she didn't like diaper rash creams because they actually burned her skin more.. that and Neosporin is just an awesome ointment for lots of things including diaper rash.

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I agree that it's time to consult a pediatrician, but in the meantime, purchase Lotrimin AF cream (yes, it's used for athlete's foot, among other things) and apply it 2-3 times a day. This will be effective for a fungal infection, works quickly, is available OTC, and was recommended by a pediatrician to me when my son was an infant. Maalox applied with a cotton ball may also help soothe the skin.

SUSAN - posted on 08/23/2009

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Being a new mom is hard sometimes but i do agree with the others if you have tried most of the basic stuff and nothing is working it could be something that you would need a doctors help with...good luck i can remember what that was like

Carolanne - posted on 08/23/2009

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Believe it or not when my kids had a nappy rash that sore, i would whisk up an egg white as if i was making meringue! and use this instead of any creams. Also airing as much as possible helped.xx



I noticed this happened when he was teething and his urine was stronger than usual so plenty of cool boiled water to drink.

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