What is the best treatment for diaper rash?

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Andrea - posted on 12/05/2009

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hi katrinna. HANDS DOWN Dr. Smiths diaper cream. hard to find but can find at some cvs' and walgreens. comes in a tube or a little jar. this worked like a MIRACLE when nothing , and i mean NOTHING else worked and we tried em all. rash was so bad all my son did was cry and couldnt even sit in his bath. i will swear by this product til the day i die! good luck!

Josie - posted on 12/02/2009

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Being naked!!! That helps a lot....just a few times a day or in the evening let some air hit the tushie!!! Another thing that works is butt paste...good luck

Amanda - posted on 12/02/2009

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I found that with my little one Boudreaux's Butt Paste seemed to work. It is a little more than the other brands, but works super fast (her's was cleared up by the next diaper change). My daughter is 4 now and I still keep a tube on hand. Just be careful because it can stain clothing.

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Michelle - posted on 12/08/2009

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Yes I have found that the Diaper Creame Rash by Arbonne is the best. It is made in Swiss and dist. out of Irvine , Ca. They have a web site. I use it once and the rash goes away. It is of natural products and there is no mineral or petrleum jelly which clogs the pores.

Emma - posted on 12/08/2009

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bepanthine is really good, my baby girl had a red raw rash and it was mostly gone by the next day

Jordan - posted on 12/06/2009

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my son only had 2 diaper rashes, after his bath every evening we would keep him in his bath robe for a few hrs to let his bottom air out and put regular johnsons baby lotion with no scents in it on every morning and every night, but with his diaper rashed we used corn startch you cook with and let him air out alot more! hope this helps alot

Jenna - posted on 12/06/2009

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The best stuff that i've used that clears up diaper rash in less than 24 hours is "Corona". It's actually used for animals but it cures everything quick! It's a lanolin-rich ointment. He's the website.....www.coronaproducts.com

It's in a bright yellow tube with a red cap!

Good Luck

Chantel - posted on 12/06/2009

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Back in the day before diaper cream you would brown cooking flours and use at ever diaper change

Kala Ann - posted on 12/05/2009

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MY DAUGHTER HAD IT BAD JUST LIKE 2 DAYS AGO I USE CORNSTARCH AND IT WORKED SO FAST IT WAS AMAZING

Virginia - posted on 12/05/2009

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There is this stuff that is over by the breast feeding supplies that is used for treating chaffing while breast feeding(cant remember name but it is in a purple tube) it is about $8-10 but you only need a little bit and it lasts a long time. It is great for diaper rashes and clears it up with in a few hours...definately worth it!!

Jala - posted on 12/05/2009

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Butt Paste is an outstanding choice! I really love using it for when we are on the go. Now on the other hand, air is the best treatment as well. I don't really care for my daughter walk around in her "birthday suit", so I keep one of my older children long t-shirts on her or a dress of her own that is long. Also, for open sores I found the blow dryer on low heat helpful and also soothing.

User - posted on 12/04/2009

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Love the "Butt Paste" used on both of my kids and buy it for all baby showers also use on my nephew. If you r a mom you need this.

Toni - posted on 12/04/2009

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My girls rarely have diaper rashes however, i like "Butt Paste," by Bordeaux. It works wonders.

Chrissy - posted on 12/04/2009

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I've always used balmex it's smells good and it very affective. Usually clears up within a few days. But you must wash infected area atleast 2 times a day with antibacterial soap and dry the skin very good before applyin

Jenny - posted on 12/04/2009

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I always used bag balm and pure cornstarch it takes it right away. It's THE BEST!!!

Daisy - posted on 12/04/2009

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Caldesen Powder it s a pink and blue bottle a bit pricy but works wonder i used it on my daughter like 23 yrs ago and it stil works my daughter uses it on her children

Kelli - posted on 12/04/2009

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My son takes levocarnatine which causes the runs. Because of this we have a LOT of diaper rash!! Mylanta (I use the Kroger brand of Antacid to save money) mixed with Aquaphore (by Eucerine) was the recommendation of 2 pediatricians and our medical team at the Children's Hospital. Works good. It's a super goupy mess but it works ;)

JOANNE - posted on 12/04/2009

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MY DAUGHTER SUFFERED BADLY FROM THIS AND MY GRAN TOLD ME TO USE EGG WHITE WHICH I DID AND IT WAS GONE IN NO TIME AT ALL!! OLD REMEDIES ARE THE BEST. GOOD LUCK XX

Michelle - posted on 12/04/2009

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When you give your baby a bath, put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the bath water.

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Quoting Brittany:

I use something called Calmoseptine ointment. It's not prescription but you have to normally have to order it from the pharmacy. I SWEAR by it. When my son was first born I was told to switch his formula, and he got really bad diaper rash. I took him to the pediatrician and they gave me like 3 samples of it. It cleared it up in NO time! Hope this helps!



I loved this stuff!  My frist use to get horrible dipaer rashes and yeast infectons.  Only with the nystatin mix and changing brands of diapers every pack (had 3 brands I cycled through) did it kinda take care of it.  With my second one she had the same problems.  One doc gave me the number to call for them and they sent out free samples and it workes wonderful!  She never had yeast infections after it and anytime she got a slight diaper rash I only had to use it once and it went away by the next day.  It doesn't say it's for yeast infections but i know it worked for my kid so that was an additional bonus. 

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Quoting Brittany:

I use something called Calmoseptine ointment. It's not prescription but you have to normally have to order it from the pharmacy. I SWEAR by it. When my son was first born I was told to switch his formula, and he got really bad diaper rash. I took him to the pediatrician and they gave me like 3 samples of it. It cleared it up in NO time! Hope this helps!



I loved this stuff!  My frist use to get horrible dipaer rashes and yeast infectons.  Only with the nystatin mix and changing brands of diapers every pack (had 3 brands I cycled through) did it kinda take care of it.  With my second one she had the same problems.  One doc gave me the number to call for them and they sent out free samples and it workes wonderful!  She never had yeast infections after it and anytime she got a slight diaper rash I only had to use it once and it went away by the next day.  It doesn't say it's for yeast infections but i know it worked for my kid so that was an additional bonus. 

Aimee - posted on 12/04/2009

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I was prescribed the Lotramin cream when it turned out that my daughter's rash wasn't just a rash but a yeast infection. It worked wonders for that but I'm unsure that it would work on just a plain ol diaper rash.

Aimee - posted on 12/04/2009

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I didn't read through all the posts to see if someone else suggested this but the Aveeno Diaper Rash cream (although more pricey than most) worked AMAZINGLY on both my children. I saw a difference even after only a couple hours.

Carolyn - posted on 12/04/2009

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Be careful with the powders any brand. If the fine mist of powder gets in the babies air ways it can cause him/her to fill lungs and reduce air flow and if too much, they can loose their ability to breathe. PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WITH ANY POWDER FORM!

Ana - posted on 12/04/2009

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My pediatrician suggested Lotrimin cream....yes, the one for Athlete's foot.....It worked like a miracle!!!! I used it for all 3 of my kids as a "last resort". It worked usually by the 2nd diaper change after the initial application. I also used cornstarch powder every diaper change.

Christine - posted on 12/04/2009

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Boudreaux Butt Paste worked best for our little ones. Also the aquaphor and let em' air dry out. Just tried to keep them laying on a "pee pad" so there was no mess.

Claire - posted on 12/04/2009

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i use sudocreme that works quite quickly on my son i only need 2 use it twice and the rash is clear and it does'nt stain and u can get it on prescription from ur doc.

Teresa - posted on 12/04/2009

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Aquaphor has been great for my little one. She has not had many diaper rashes. I also try to find the cause and stop whatever action could have caused the rash. Such as my daughter loves fruit but some fruits have too much acid which resulted in a diaper rash.

Sharon - posted on 12/04/2009

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Definitely plain old corn starch ! I tried everything and that was the best and cost hardly anything ! I tell everybody !!

Carolyn - posted on 12/04/2009

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste does work the best I have found. If you can let it air out with no cover at all. If that is possible. You just may have a lot of washing ahead of you. This could be the best way to keep from getting worse. Just line a area with blankets or potty pad and keep the area free from bacteria. It will heal sooner than you think. Best of luck.

S - posted on 12/04/2009

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Cornstarch!!! It's cheap, and most of all it keeps babies bum dry by sucking up the moisture. My daughters always got horrible rashes when they were teething, I would put a fair amount of cornstarch on them, and by the next diaper change the rash would mostly be gone........It is the BEST!!!

Cali - posted on 12/04/2009

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My son is allergic to all of that, if you have tried and it doesn't work see if it has turned into a yeast infection and use vagisil. That's what I had to do if it would not go away.

Tammy - posted on 12/04/2009

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I use Mary Kay's Night Cream which is a vasoline bgreat for sunburns too. It works better than Desitin which has always been my favorite. It works great for preventing it too. I hope it helps.

Sheryl - posted on 12/04/2009

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believe it or not, take MYLANTA or anything like it and put on a cotton ball and watch the red go away. Its the stomach acid that causes the diaper rash Had a pediatric nurse practitioner tell this one to me, then cover with desitin and then vaseline (it keeps the desitin there) My daughter had diaper rash so bad it was blistered and this worked great. Also you may want to change the brand of diapers you are using. Sometimes they are allergic. Good luck

Maria - posted on 12/04/2009

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Pinxav worked for and continues to work for my son when he has severe diaper rash. Best $6 ever. Pharmacies seem to keep behind the counter, but no prescription is required. Stuff has been around for decades. Smells like and contains similar ingredients as calamine lotion.

Assia - posted on 12/04/2009

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Annique Rooibos Products but as they are expensive try bathing babies bottom with the cooled rooibos tea, also try the very inexpensive zinc oxide cream with or without castor oil, it is the basis for most nappy rash creams anyway.

Alicia - posted on 12/04/2009

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I tried everything and the only thing that worked for me is skinfix. You might have to order it online depending where you live. It is amazing for everything tho, not just diaper rashes.

Malissa - posted on 12/04/2009

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the best thing thats has worked for me is A&D the rash improves over night! instead of using baby wiped use wet paper towels, it wont sting them, that means no screaming! lol... i hope you find something soon!

Deepa - posted on 12/03/2009

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My daughter used to get diaper rashes a lot. What worked best for me was coconut oil and using only very thin homemade cloth diapers, being changed after every single urination when she had a rash. Commercial disposable diapers or cloth diapers just aggravated the rash

Sarah - posted on 12/03/2009

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breast milk! if you don't have any, ask a friend to give you some and freeze it in ice cube trays (ok, tray, singular, unless she's a cow) use individual ice cubes on the rash.

Kimberley - posted on 12/03/2009

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Corona; it's in a yellow tube with a red lid. I know at Wal-Mart it's behind the pharmacy counter. The stuff works wonders!!

Deb - posted on 12/03/2009

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As crazy as this is going to sound.. Mylanta and vasoline. Now don't use it if the diaper rash is open and raw. then once you get it to looking good you can put straight Mylanta on is and then you won't get in such bad shape again. THe "anti-acid" of the Mylanta nutralizes the acid in the urine and poop. Weird bit it works and it is quick!

Good luck,

Yvette - posted on 12/03/2009

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Air time daily and Sudocrem worked for my little girl. Also not using bought baby wipes for a week and just warm water and cotton wool. (Only used wipes when we went out.) Just make sure there is no cotton wool traces left behind.

Jamie - posted on 12/03/2009

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For rashes, i recommend Elica Cream, it really works!!! and fro burns under rhe penis and but i would highly recommend calmoseptine.

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