What can I use for bad diaper rash?

Taylor - posted on 01/07/2013 ( 54 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old son has the worst diaper rash and he has never really had diaper rash before! But non of the creams seem to be working! Does anyone know what else I can use?

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Debbie - posted on 01/09/2013

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My son had the same problem and my pediatrician recommended Chap Stick. I worked wonders. I love it because you don't even have to get your hands greasy to apply. Get regular chap stick (not medicated or flavored) and apply at every change. It will provide a moisture barrier and allow the skin to heal.
It is cheap and works wonders!!

Rebekah - posted on 01/09/2013

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When my sons get rashes I use aquaphor and that seems to help most of the time, you can also use the equate version sold at wal -mart , found in the lotions section, it is the cheaper way to go but still effective. Also if it doesn't go away with that then you can try getting lotrimin, yes the stuff for athletes foot, and use that with a little bit of hydrocortisone cream. Will clear it right up. Good luck!

Kassandra - posted on 02/17/2013

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My daughter had a terrible diaper rash. NOTHING worked. my doc had me go get neosporin. in took awhile but went away!

Shawnn - posted on 02/11/2013

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In order of my preference:

Baby Gold Bond cream (& powder)
Butt paste
Desitin

My boys had EXTREMELY sensitive skin, so had to be really careful (so sensitive that we couldn't even look at disposable diapers...)

The Baby Gold Bond was a god-send! (They didn't have butt paste out 18 yrs ago...LOL)

I've heard excellent reviews of the butt paste from the new mums in my area though!

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2013

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My midget has some very sensitive skin. I had to get a rx to initially make it go away, then we stopped using baby wipes. Not sure what's in all of them but we use viva paper towels and a spray bottle with water, baby oil, and a little baby wash. Also, I get calmoseptine and mix it with aquaphor now when she gets a rash. It's a great barrier and soothes their skin while protecting and healing. give it a try! I never thought baby wipes could be the problem...

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ReneeP - posted on 02/17/2013

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I cannot express to you enough how important it is to keep the baby's fat folds and flaps in the diaper area DRY, DRY, DRY...BONE DRY! I had an ongoing (for weeks) rash on my then 3-month-old...I tried every butt paste out there and even tried an Rx yeast cream...nada, it just kept coming back. I finally bought the biggest pack of diapers I could find and changed him as soon as he peed...I would literally check his diaper every half hour! Also, when I changed him, I would gently use a non-scented baby wipe to wipe urine off, and I would then take a dry towel piece (I cut a towel up) and I would continuously dab the fat folds until they were completely dry (wash them and use them over and over)! After just a few days, the rash got better till finally gone by 7 days or so.

I thought maybe something was going on with my breastmilk...causing his urine to be funky or something. I don't know what it was, but changing his diaper immediately after he urinated and keeping him dry worked...

Josephine - posted on 02/16/2013

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my 5 week old baby had a nappy rash that was scary it was so bad! i tried everything, every cream, nothing worked. Then a friend told me to use "agile blanc" (not sure the name in english..i live in france) It's white powder stuff you add water to to make face masks etc. It was like a miracle, two days later, completely healed!!! Can't believe more people don't know about it, it's the only thing that works! Well, for my baby anyway

Deborah - posted on 02/14/2013

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste is a miracle! Not only is it fast and effective, but only ointment with pleasant odor that does not set my son on fire! Recommended by a pharmacist while on vacation, years ago, for son's bleeding diaper rash! Had been crying for hours, no matter what we tried; Butt Paste soothed him instantly. We all slept, and next morning open skin was healed; only slight pink trace of rash remained. Since then, only ointment son can tolerate for eczema flair-ups. Also, great for hemorroids and breakdown from diarrhea. Hint: apply butt paste at first sign of diarrhea to prevent painful breakdown. Also, a must for chemo patients! Is available at all stores w a pharmacy, including grocery stores!

Melissa - posted on 02/13/2013

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I am a nurse and my daughter got the most terrible diaper rash a few months ago. I felt horrible for her and nothing was helping! I asked one of the wound care specialiat nurses at work if she had any advice, because nothing was working. She recommended Calmoseptine cream- it worked wonders! I have recommended it to several friends for their kids! Good luck!

Shawnn - posted on 02/11/2013

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Unfortunately, (this just occurred to me...) if nothing is helping, you may need to air the little guy out! There were a couple of times that I'd just have to bathe them and let them run nude until they air dried. Something about that helped clear up the rashes. I think it was not having something right next to their poor little butts to further irritate them...

Best of luck

Jill - posted on 02/11/2013

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My baby girl had very bad daiper rash as well, to the point where it was very red & swollen & when she'd pee, it would burn. Bigger problem was that I couldn't use just any bum cream as her skin was very sensitive.

What I found that worked very well & took the daiper rash away fast was Maizena (a corn starch powder) - basically I used that instead of baby powder..

Maggie - posted on 01/22/2013

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Believe it or not ladies that diaper rash is caused by yeast. The yeast leaves the body with the poo/pee and infects the surrounding skin. My daughter got a bad diaper rash a few times when she soiled her diaper at night. I used a little canestin cream, the same stuff women use for yeast infections and it cleared it up within a day.

Christy - posted on 01/15/2013

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Balmex or you may need to get lotrimin I think that's how it's spelt I forgot what others

Alyssia - posted on 01/15/2013

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I have 3 children and everytime they had a bad rash I used destin maximum strength the purple one it works fast even if the the rash aint that bad

Erin Heers - posted on 01/15/2013

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My son got horrible bleeding diaper rash that didn't get better with over-the-counter remedies. Our pediatrician prescribed Todd's Paste; it has to be mixed at the pharmacy and apparently not all pharmacies use the same recipe. We also switched back to Pampers after having briefly used Huggies...not good! The Todd's paste started working right away. We slathered it on nice and thick like the doctor said. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 01/09/2013

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We use desitin mostly. We have also used vaseline or eucerin when its really bad... keeps the skin protect without zinc. Also try letting him run around with no diaper to get some fresh air down there.

Krystle - posted on 01/09/2013

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It may be a yeast diaper rash if it isn't clearing up with regular desitin. In that case use an over the counter antifungal cream such as Lotrimin on place of desitin at every diaper change & it should clear up within 24 hours. My son has had one diaper rash so far & it wasn't clearing up w/desitin or butt paste & completely cleared w/Lotrimin AKA it was a yeast diaper rash.

Trish - posted on 01/09/2013

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Had the same problem with my daughter and I used corn starch, cleared it right up. I have also used lotrimin and that helps as well. Good Luck!

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2013

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I've always used balmex on diaper rash. My kids are real sensitive to all the others creams except balmex

Stacy - posted on 01/09/2013

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Take him to the doctor.They can prescribe a "Miracle Paste" that gets rid of it fast. Expensive, but well worth it.

Stacy - posted on 01/09/2013

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My sister-in-law burns flour and puts it on. She says it works. Put a 1/4cup of flour i a frying pan and on low stir it until it turns colour. Usually an off white or cream. When changing the diaper shake it on like you would baby powder. I've never done it but my sister also says it works.

Morgan - posted on 01/09/2013

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my mom calls it bare ass treatment. let him hang out with a diaper on. the air will help his rash more then any creams

Tiffany - posted on 01/09/2013

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Forgot to add - only use this 3 times a day. Use a diaper cream barrier in between if necessary.

Tiffany - posted on 01/09/2013

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I used to think you had to see the Dr for a fungal rash (usually if the OTC creams don't work its fungal/yeast). Then my pediatrician's office told me over the phone that I could mix equal parts lotrimin and hydrocortisone cream to get basically the same effect as those prescription creams. Also, stop using wipes as they tear the skin when it is already irritated and fragile. Instead use just luke-warm water and your hand in the tub to clean his bottom until the rash is better. Pat dry gently, and whenever possible let him go without the diaper for a little while to aid in healing. Continue to use the cream mixture for 3 days past when the rash appears gone so it doesn't come back and make sure to spread the cream about an inch beyond the border of the rash as well since fungal rashes spread. Hope this helps.

Anne - posted on 01/09/2013

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Squirt some breast milk on it, spread it around, and fan it dry before you put the diaper back on. Works like magic, and it doesn't hurt to apply on broken skin like the creams do. I've read that cow's milk/cream/half-and-half works, too, if you're not nursing. (never tried that, though). Good luck!

Carly - posted on 01/09/2013

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Clotrimazole - athletes foot cream. You can buy it over the counter and you will notice a difference in 1-2 diaper changes :)

Kerrie - posted on 01/09/2013

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My daughter had a fungal infection at her diaper area. If threr are little red bumps you need to see the doc who will perscribe an antifungal cream. If no bumps Ibprofen at the correct dosage works wonders for the pain. You can put them in the tub then go diaperless for a little bit to help clear it up then follow that up with a thick layer of Pinksalve cream. Hope this helps:-)

Lacey - posted on 01/09/2013

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I always use corona ointment (Walmart) and it has healed it quickly! It's very thick so it stays put for a while and protects the open sores :) love it

Kelly - posted on 01/09/2013

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I would apply Neosporin (antibiotic ointment) cream on the effected area to help soothe any redness, irritations and/or burning/pain that may occur, then lather Vaseline onto the area and into diaper.

Nicole - posted on 01/09/2013

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Always put vinegar in the tub water if he has diaper rash. Its works so well! I dont kniw why it wirks but it does! And its cheap. I would buy the biggest bottle you can. And put a fair amount in the running water. I also make my own cream. Its you favorite diaper cream, the entire tube, 12 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 table spoons of vaseline. Mix until thick. You msy need more cornstarch or vaseline depending in the diaper cream tube size and the consistency you like. Goid luck!

Amanda - posted on 01/09/2013

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Get the otc cream for yeast infections and mix it with regular diaper rash cream. According to my pediatrician something like 50% of diaper rashes are actually a yeast infection. And if it isn't it won't hurt him :) My kids all have horribly sensitive skin and it the was the only thing that got rid of them. Good luck and sorry this always sucks

Brandy - posted on 01/09/2013

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Not that this is the right season for it, but my boys use to get really bad diaper rash and we would take them swimming in a pool that uses chlorine, strange but it seem to help clear up there rashes. A few things we tried that helped, 1) try different diapers, some made it worse than others. 2) use vasoline every time to create a barrier, 3) check with your doctor as it could be more than a rash, possible infection. A few times we had to get prescription creams to clear up problems back there.

Shelli - posted on 01/09/2013

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My daughter gets really bad nappy rash when cutting teeth, none of the creams made it any better but I found talc works! plain talc, not the nice smelly ones, keeps her dry and rash clears up after a day or two. x

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2013

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My daughter has only had one diaper rash and she is 11 months old. I used Destine but I hated the white paste cream so my sister recommended I use Aquaphor Healing Ointment and that stuff is great. I started using it on my own skin during the winter time.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2013

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my 19month old had a pretty bad rash and no creams were working and i used good old vasline and that helped!!

Kristin - posted on 01/09/2013

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If the usual creams are not working, then take him to a doctor. There could be an underlying infection, such as thrush, which will need treatment for the rash to heal.

Jesse - posted on 01/09/2013

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If it is not clearing up with regular creams, it may be a yeast rash. Use lotrmin or have the doc call in nystatin ointment. It's great

Leanne - posted on 01/09/2013

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We always use sudocreme. Alternate between vasaline and cream, the vasaline will be a barrier between his sore skin and future nappy fills. Also, give him as much time as possible without a nappy or cream. Hope that helps.

Amy - posted on 01/09/2013

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I agree with FoxyMom, Boudreaux's Butt Paste has been the best thing I have ever found.

Nonnie - posted on 01/08/2013

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our drs office told us make this some destin and antifungal cream and maalox make a paste and use it several time a day.it worked for us.

Lisa - posted on 01/08/2013

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suda cream is good . but it sounds like it could be thrush babys are prone to getting to virus .

FoxyMom - posted on 01/08/2013

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there is something on the market called butt paste and it is amazing! Also, check with the dr to see if it could be an allergic reaction to something.

Marybeth - posted on 01/07/2013

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My son was the same way and i used bag bomb it does a lot better and gets rid of diaper rash fast.

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