What works best on diaper rash? I've tried destin but its not working as well as I would like???

Katie - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 2451 moms have responded )

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My son has looser stools soft and mushy. But tends to have a diaper rash all the time. If he falls asleep and poops by the time he wakes up his but his red. Please help!

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Amy - posted on 04/25/2009

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It may be a Yeast Infection, the symptoms are similar to a Diaper Rash, try an over-the-counter cream for your run of the mill yeast infection. My daughter has a lactose intolerance that we didn't know about that was causing her butt to turn bright red and have little bumps, the YI cream cleared it right up. BTW: yes boys get yeast infection too ;-D

Nicole - posted on 04/25/2009

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My son use to get horrible diaper rash, his bum would bleed. Don't use baby wipes they irritate it more. Rinse with warm water or wet a paper towel with warm water. Then put corn starch on, my grandmother suggested it and it works.The cornstarch dries it out. Sometimes I would put a cream like desitin or butt paste or straight zinc oxide which is the active ingrediant in desitin on after the cornstarch, but do the cornstarch first to dry it otherwise you are just locking in the moisture with the cream. Hope he gets better! Also I know it sucks but let him go diaperless as much as possible, the air helps!

Karen - posted on 04/25/2009

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hi katie

i would suggest washing him every change with luke warm water and soap dryng really weel and try to check on him at night if he pooped i recommend changing his diaper its not easy but it works i always change my baby's diaper if he poopes bec thats what gives the rash....good luck hope i helped you

Roberta - posted on 04/25/2009

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I found that mixing desitin with lotrimin was fantastic for curing diaper rashes if they were caused by yeast infections.



If it is a run of the mill diaper rash, Boudreaux's Butt Paste, available at Target, works well.

Nicole - posted on 04/25/2009

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This may sound funny but it worked for both of my kids. It is called Corona(might be spelled wrong). It is in a bright yellow tube with a red lid. It is used on wounds for horses and cows. It is awesome. It a thick barrier cream. You can find it at your local pharmacies. Hope it works for you if you try it.

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Bridget - posted on 09/04/2011

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Milk of magnesia, pour it all over irritated area, within an hour rash is usually clearing (milk ofagnesia takes the acid right out of the rash)....once idiscovered this I never looked elsewhere. It works wonders, hope it does for you as well, good luck :)

User - posted on 09/04/2011

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Don't use baby wipes!! Instead use a warm none softener on it wash cloth. There is a product called BUTT PASTE. I am not joking..that is what it is really called and in all my years I have never seen anything work better!! You might also want to ck what the child is eating. If it is very acidic it can cause skin break down very quickly.

Jillian - posted on 07/27/2009

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Poor Baby!! Arbonne Herbal Diaper Rash cream...AMAZING results!! Too, drinking juice used to irritate my daughters bottom a lot worse when she wore diapers...ESPECIALLY Juicy-Juice. My friend had a problem with this too with 2 of 3 of her children. The recommended is not more than 4 oz of juice per day. I know that can be controversial sometimes though. I hope this helps you and your baby.

Harriet - posted on 07/27/2009

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hope you found something, I found desitin to be too harsh and used corn starth powder and vasaline, my daughter uses just the powder and her baby is doing much better. He is allergic to vasaline. Good luck,

Harriet

Ronda - posted on 06/12/2009

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Balmex is the wonder product, used it with 4 kids. You will never use any thing else!

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My daughter gets the same thing (especially when she eats a little too much fruit the day before). I've found that plain old Vaseline works best (Bag balm works the same way). It forms a little barrier between the skin and the poop or pee. Unlike the thick white creams, it doesn't rub off during the night. You may need to look at what he's eating (depending on age) or drinking (straight up apple juice does it every time to my little one). If it sticks around and nothing helps, you'll want to go to the doctor as it may need a prescription cream or even a mixture of over the counter creams to clear it up.

Vicki - posted on 06/06/2009

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Way back when my son was young, he had a terrible rash, and I couldn't get it cleared up, so my Hispanic neighbor lady (who spoke no English) took my son and put a mixture of sulphur powder and crisco shortening and spread it on his bottom, then laid him on a blanket with no diaper on and within a couple of hours he was totally clear! I kept a small jar of this handy for any other rashes that happened....

Lynette - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hi Katei

I have found that Sudocrem works wonders. you can get it at any chemist or woolworths

Stephanie - posted on 06/06/2009

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Butt Paste! I use this stuff at every changing and my son has never had a rash!

Nichole - posted on 06/06/2009

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Cornstarch to dry it up ( I use it at every diaper change cuz my son gets chronic diaper rash/yeast infection), try to over the counter for yeast infection ( it really does work wonders), there's Resinol (you get it at a pharmacy but it's over the counter and they keep it in back) that works awesome as well...it's sort of a topical analgesic/skin protectant..I just started using cuz my cousin recommended it and in two applications I couldn't believe how quick it was clearing up! and he wasn't screamin as I applied it! Hope it helps!!

Shelly - posted on 06/06/2009

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try Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream, they say it works, its only $11.00, find you a Mary Kay Consultant and ask her.

Joanne - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hi Katie, is your child bottle feed , if he is I suggest this buy some barley and boil it up , syphon the barley out ( but don't throw it out ) tip the water into a container and boil the barley again , once you have boiled the barley twice then throw it out. Then make his bottle using the barley water and the rash should clear up in a couple of days.

Tami - posted on 06/06/2009

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If a stronger (zinc) diaper cream doesn't work in 2-3 days, then it's probably a fungal (yeast) infection. Any over the counter yeast creams should work (usually see difference in a day or 2, but use for the time the directions say-a week or more 2ce a day). Any women's yeast infection creams or jock itch creams (Lotrimin works well) or athlete's foot creams/powders. Jock itch and athlete's foot are yeast/fungal.



My son had horrible rashes from loose stools until we figured out it was from a lactose allergy. He now drinks Lactaid instead of cow's milk and is fine. Our doctor gave us a prescription cream that was created for kids with chronic diarrhea rashes at Boston or Philadelphia Children's Hospital. Once the stools were not as mushy, we didn't need it anymore. It was a mixture of mineral oil, aquaphor, and cholestyramine. I don't know the amounts of each, but maybe your doc can find out. What it did was neutralize the acidity from the loose stool. We used it every diaper change. Now we always use vaseline or A&D for normal diaper changes, but we always pat their tushes dry with toilet paper first.

Candy - posted on 06/06/2009

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My son, now 6 years old, had diaper rash frequently. I was beginning to think I was doing something wrong. I found out from the dermatologist the pediatrician sent us to that he was allergic to the baby wipes. We began using the sensitive skin wipes for traveling around town and wet cloths at home to wipe him. I had to apply hydrocortisone cream to his bottom (think that's the name) until it was gone.

Jenny - posted on 06/06/2009

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I used a powder called fullers earth on my little boy and nappy rash was gone by the end of the day :) Hope it works if you try it!

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We thought our son had a bad diaper rash for awhile once when he was a baby. We took him to his Dr. and asked why hasn't it went away. We told her my sister thought it could be something else like she had with her son. And the Dr. said it was a Yeast Infection. We got a cream and oral medicine to gve to our son. After a few days he got better. If the rash isn't going away with different creams just take him to get checked.

Erika - posted on 06/06/2009

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I tried Shaklee's new diaper rash cream, and it works amazingly well, plus it only contains "safe" ingredients...I fell in love with all of their baby products, so I set up a website for fellow Moms to find out more about it....www.shaklee.net/ehaar. Hope this helps!

Brooke - posted on 06/05/2009

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Also, dont use wipes. Use damp lukewarm cloth or soft paper towel. Let the area completely dry then apply a&d

Brooke - posted on 06/05/2009

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Destin is crap.. A&D is the best.. for baby and your wallet. If you wanna get cute, Butt Paste works good. But my daughter gets horrible diaper rashes no matter what, I havent figured it out.. and within that day of using it, its 10times better. The small tube should be plenty

Gretchen - posted on 06/05/2009

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Palladin is another diaper rash cream you can usually find in most drug stores that is really good. Our local hospital uses it...it worked on some nasty ones at our house! Sometimes, though, the best thing is to let it air out as much as possible (no diaper). I know that isn't always easy, but it will help!

Nancy - posted on 06/05/2009

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When my child had sever diaper rash that Desitin didn't touch I used corn statch on the advise of my mother-in-law and it worked fast. Just dab it on with a cotton ball each diaper change.

Dawn - posted on 06/05/2009

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Quoting Katie:

What works best on diaper rash? I've tried destin but its not working as well as I would like???

My son has looser stools soft and mushy. But tends to have a diaper rash all the time. If he falls asleep and poops by the time he wakes up his but his red. Please help!



Try A+D, with my boys I always kept both on hand.  If one didn't work, I'd use the other and usually it would.  I always seemed to have better luck with A+D.

Pat - posted on 06/05/2009

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a pediatrician told me that equal parts of lotrimin, cortizone gel, and A&D ointment. Mix it together in a small container so you have it on hand.. we call it "happy butt." It really works miracles!

Mary - posted on 06/05/2009

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My daughter had really loose stools too and we got Triple Paste---- expensive but clears it up FAST.... 2 diaper changes (change every houror more if poop) put very thin. Also only use wipes with no fragrance/hypo. We use huggies natural care--- but anything is fine.

Tamyra - posted on 06/05/2009

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When my son was a baby he would get diaper rash so bad from one poopy diaper that his butt would bleed. I discovered Aquaphor made by Eucerin. By the next diaper change he was no longer bleeding and barely red. Good luck. I hope something works for you.

Jaime - posted on 06/05/2009

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I use either Triple Paste or Butt Paste. Both work great~I am not a fan of Destin.

Hollie - posted on 06/05/2009

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If there are any raw spots, it might be fungal/yeast. My DR. told me to use Micatin - it's used for athlete's foot and jock itch of all things, but it really worked! Make sure it's nice and dry first. When the bum is red, skip the wipes and go to a warm cloth. I also used to just put out a camping blanket (waterproof on one side) and let them run around naked! Air is best! Good luck!

Kim - posted on 06/05/2009

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Hi Katie! As long as your son is not allergic to zinc...I would try anything that has zinc in it...like Penentan Cream...Zinc will heal as well well put a barrier up.

Donna R. - posted on 06/05/2009

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clean his bottom and put cornstarch on it. It usually helps after a few applications.

Karie - posted on 06/05/2009

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I swear by Dr.Boudreax's Butt Paste, you can find it at walmart! One of my children could not use it though and I made a recipe, from our local Children's Hosital.





In equal parts:


Polysporin ointment


Corn Starch baby powder


Zinc Oxide, ask pharmacist no prescription required





Melt all ingredients in microwave, mix well and keep in an air-tight container. Works great!

Vickie - posted on 06/05/2009

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What I have always used on my kids is fried flour from your kitchen doesn't matter wheat or white. Just warm it in a skillet and put on just like you would baby powder.

Gená - posted on 06/05/2009

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My youngest is now 10 years old, but the product I used most was Dr. Smith's ointment. It was in a small plastic jar. I thought it worked wonders. We live in the south and there's another product that is really popular here. It's called Boudreaux's Butt Paste, and it comes in a tube. I'm not sure if it is sold nationally or not. Hope my bit of information helps you out!

Gloria - posted on 06/05/2009

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cornflour just put it in a shaker and use it everytime you change his nappie it works hun

Gloria - posted on 06/05/2009

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cornflour just put it in a shaker and use it everytime you change his nappie it works hun

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I use Desitin too but when that doesn't work I've also used Budreau's Butt Paste. On the rare occasions that didn't do the trick...a wash cloth with just warm water..no soap worked. If your baby is old enough for bananas..feed some to him...that will help firm up the stool.

Gerilynn - posted on 06/05/2009

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Hey I know you asked this a while ago, and also received alot of responses but just in case others haven't told you this & his little rash is still there... Athlete's foot cream is what my doctor prescribed when my son had a diaper rash... seemed weird but it worked. Some people wrote some crazy weird stuff... if you call your doctor I am sure they would confirm this as reasonable treatment. :) Good Luck

M - posted on 06/05/2009

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Rashes can be a real issue. One of my sons would get yeast infections like several other moms mentioned. I'm VERY surprised that no one mentioned an oatmeal bath.

When the rashes got bad for my kids (teething, viruses, loose stools, etc.) I would take instant oatmeal (like you eat) and grind it up and put it into a warm bath. After few minutes of soaking in that, I would take them and let them air dry. Then I would diaper as usual.

Also did you consider that your son might be reacting to the diapers you're using? A diaper rash can be a symptom of a contact skin allergy.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2009

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Aquaphore for baby worked perfectly on both of my kids. It is thick and clear just like vaseline and forms a great barrier against wetness. Apply before going to bed and will protect while he sleeps. Hope this helps.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2009

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Aquaphore for baby worked perfectly on both of my kids. It is thick and clear just like vaseline and forms a great barrier against wetness. Apply before going to bed and will protect while he sleeps. Hope this helps.

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i would suggest using baking soda.....it works wonderful ...perhaps u nedd too see a dr. too make sure it's not infected and sometime dr.s can give ya a mixture of diffent creams too help the rash....good luck babie's get alot rashes especally throgh teetting stages

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i would suggest using baking soda.....it works wonderful ...perhaps u nedd too see a dr. too make sure it's not infected and sometime dr.s can give ya a mixture of diffent creams too help the rash....good luck babie's get alot rashes especally throgh teetting stages

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i would suggest using baking soda.....it works wonderful ...perhaps u nedd too see a dr. too make sure it's not infected and sometime dr.s can give ya a mixture of diffent creams too help the rash....good luck babie's get alot rashes especally throgh teetting stages

Debbie - posted on 06/05/2009

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my son used to poo all the time in his nappie and got a really bad nappie so i was advised to use burpantham (if that's the way it's spelt) and it really worked, gr8 stuff..

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