What works best to soothe the pain of a teething diaper rash on my 6 month old?

Nikky - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 56 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone my 6 month old is teething and has got the worst diaper rash because of it! Its so aweful and painful for him and I dont know what I can use to sooth the pain on his bottom. Please help, Im not using wipes anymore at the moment just warm wet clothes to pat him clean and butt paste ehich is helping to clear it up but doesnt do much for the pain. When he farts has a BM he screams in terrible pain what can I do to help my little guy?

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Pam - posted on 08/29/2009

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Mix 1 tube zinc oxide with 1 TBSP Maalox. Sounds crazy but it works. We used it in the hospital when I worked there.

Naeema - posted on 01/20/2013

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Hi,there shame man.I know how terrible it can be for both of you.I usually use ponstel for pain,it assists in inflammation as well.Its very good and I usually air my babys bottom for about 5min,I use zinc,starch and boracic powder on my babys bottom and it def works. Its a all in one powder. Hope it works for you too,all the best.

April - posted on 08/26/2009

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for diaper rash, use Vasaline. sounds weird, i know, but it works, within an hour, it was almost gone on my son. he had one so bad, it was bleeding and real bad and a nurse told me to use vasaline and you get a big thing for like $3.00 at walmart, depending and ever sense, that's what i use for rashes because any diaper rash cream, baby powder didnt work. for me and vasaline did wonders :)

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That is a drag and I remember those days well. Lots of diaper changes and on the cool side of tepid fanny baths at every diaper change (if you have a hand held shower head, that's even better), fully and I mean really fully drying their fanny (I kept a box of tissues to blot them dry next to my "station"), butt balm, topped with cornstarch. There's an amazing butt balm, you have to order it or ask your walgreens to get it in -- Resinol. Its got zinc and calamine -- awesome stuff. The last thing that worked for me is tylenol... good luck!

Darlene - posted on 08/29/2009

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aquaphor (spelling?) - it works on all types of rashes but excellent on diaper rash. When my son get raw from diarrhea he yells "ocafor, ocafor". they even recommend it at daycare

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Mandy - posted on 08/29/2009

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crack open egg on a plate then get rid of yolk (using an egg cup) , using cotton wool dab egg white on effected clean area then put nappy back on - you should notice a difference very soon after. in between nappy changes keep eggwhite in covered container in fridge.Believe me all the hassle is worth it,it worked for us

Kate - posted on 08/29/2009

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burts bees nappy rash cream is good, but otherwise the simple methods are always the best . . some dettol diluted applied with a cotton ball and get air to the bottom after bath before bed and during the day etc . . they can have a nude play on a towel and heal the rash at the same time! plus can produce such cute photos :o)

Rebecca - posted on 08/29/2009

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My daughter had a horrible diaper rash once and my friend Mary told me this one. It worked amazingly well! After a soak in the tub so your little one's bottom is very clean, pat on baking soda water. The recipe is one cup (mug etc) warm water with one teaspoon baking soda dissolved in it. Use a clean piece of cotton to apply and then let him airdry. it was amazing, after weeks of traditional creams not working this cleared up her rash in two days. My son on the other hand had a yeast infection and needed Monistat Yeast cream every time he took an antibiotic until I began giving him probiotics at the same time. Good luck. I hope your little on is feeling better soon! Hang in there!

Courtney - posted on 08/29/2009

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Not using store bought wipes is the way to go for sure!! & when you get rid of his rash maybe use sensitive wipes? I swear by them, the regular ones always give my son a nasty rash... But I would try using a Rx from a ped if this has continued for a long period of time. Also keep him as nakie as possible... The air feels so much better than a diaper touching the rash. Hope he gets better soon!!

Tanya - posted on 08/29/2009

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Sorry-I want to clarify a bit-was thinking as if you were in New Zealand. If you are in NZ, see your doctor, if in the States, you can probably find the same stuff in Walmart. Anywhere else, not sure where you could get it. I know that it has a very small amount of hydrocortisone in it-its called Micreme H, an antinflammatory antifungal cream, thus it is prescription only here-good luck, hope you find something that helps!!

Amanda - posted on 08/29/2009

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Hi, for the few diaper rashes that my daughter has gotten, I use wal - marts generic vitamin A & D ointment. It usually works pretty well and clears it up in a couple of days, if it's really bad then try butt paste (actual product name!) also sold at wal - mart. For teething, I occasionally used infant tylenol but give her teething tablets, all natural, and have to say they are a life - saver! They are called Hyland's Teething Tablets and are found at wal - mart, walgreen's, probably in most stores. I hope this helps, good luck!!

Tanya - posted on 08/29/2009

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My little one has the same problem-I get a prescription salve from my doctor-sorry, can't remember what it is called and he is asleep, or I would get it. He gets horrible weeping ulcers that bleed and that is caused by thrush and you need a special cream that is prescription only that will help. Then yopu puts tons of zinc cream overtop as a barrier. It is what has really helped my little one and he usually clears up in the next couple of days. So my advise is to see your doctor!

Justine - posted on 08/28/2009

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Bactroban cream and try to lie him down with no nappy ie....take it off when he sleeps and let him sleep on top of his nappy....it must air....if it's hot use a fan, or use a heater if it's cold bout 1 1/2 meters away from him.....Bactroban works wonders....my daughter had the same and her little bum was raw...put Bactroban on before she went to sleep at night - substantial amount and in the morning the rash was gone! It was like magic....

Justine - posted on 08/28/2009

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When I was in South Africa I used a Cream called Bactroban - you get 2 types - Bactroban Cream & Bactroban Ointment, the cream works much better.....As far as the teething goes....Teejel or Parson's Powder works well....

Christina - posted on 08/28/2009

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I have found Triple Paste diaper cream to work the best on my 3 daughters who all have sensitive skin. It clears up diaper rash quickly and they stop screaming right after I put it on. Target and Wal-mart both carry it in the baby section. Hope this helps.

Amy - posted on 08/28/2009

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Get pinxav (pronounced pink salve). I know they sell it in Ohio at the drug store. I have to order it online. The company is great and they ship almost overnight. www.pinxav.com

I've used it on 6 kids and its the best!

Mona - posted on 08/28/2009

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My daughter got bad diaper rashes..so i just started to rinse her with water everytime she pees or poops..she has'nt had a rash since. Also try keeping his diaper off for 20 minutes a day that really helps.



Goodluck!

Brenda - posted on 08/28/2009

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Agree with Cathy, Zinc is the miracle ingredient. Desitin is great for any kind of diaper rash.

Nikki - posted on 08/28/2009

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Try Letting it air out. Dont put any type of ointments or creams just let it air out then when u have to put a diaper back on use baby powder with cornstarch. It might help.

Alissa - posted on 08/28/2009

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I used A&D cream then put vaseline on top of that so when he did go pee pee it wouldn't sting as bad. If that doesn't work, talk to your doctor because my son's doctor perscribed an ointment for me at one point and it did work.

Audrey - posted on 08/28/2009

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I would let him take a break from a diaper for a little while...The diaper always irritates it more. When you put one back on him, put a little cornstarch in it.

Angela - posted on 08/28/2009

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Quoting jasmine:

hi,for teething i give my little guy nurfern its seems to work more then panadol or other medicans.my boy gets nappy rash aswel pretty bad and i was using curash but that didnt help.and cream made it worse. so i got told 2 use cornflower.so i did and it cleared up in 2 days.



When my daughter was teething I used a homepathic remedy. I got it at the health food strore. 



It's called Camilia, they are drops that my daughter sucked down. It soothed her and helped her sleep. Good luck to all you moms.



 

Bethany - posted on 08/28/2009

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My 9 month old son was getting teething diaper rash that started to bleed and our doctor recommended a mixture of Desitin and Lamasil (which is a athletes foot medicine).

Melanie - posted on 08/28/2009

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If you have the money I would go see a naturopath. Mine gave me this liquid that I put on a gauze then apply to my daughters bottom afte a bath. It was gone overnight. I don't use any sort of wipes or even cloths on her bottom either. Every time she has a bm i rinse off her bum under water. if i put something on for dry bum I use cheap olive oil or grape seed oil. if you can eat it it's fine for sensitive bums. As for teething my naturopath gave me walnut oil. It's beyond amazing. Even better then what you get at health food stores. hope this helps!

Jamie - posted on 08/28/2009

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Try corn starch.. sprinkle it on after each change and it should help without burning... or use A&d first then on top of that put Desitin... I know what you are going through buth mine had this same problem... yogurt will help to if he has dhiarrea

Andrea - posted on 08/28/2009

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My daughter suffered with the same...a doctor can prescribe a stronger cream to clear the nappy rash up quicker[from memory i think I was prescribed Nilstat and Celestone M to be use alternatively]Bypanthen from the supermarket is also good in between.See your doctor for a better cream though.If you aren't already use disposables.Sitz baths,slightly salted lukewarm water will assist in the healing.Leave his nappy off for a length of time if you can.The screaming is probably from the urine on his raw skin....ask the Dr or pharmacist for urine catcher bags for infants they just adhere over the genetil area to catch urine.Hospitals use them to catch urine specimens in infants.This in place overnight may assist in the healing process by keeping him dry.Best to see Dr first though.Best of luck.

Lisa - posted on 08/28/2009

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I used to soak my daughter in a bath with baking soda. You probably use one of the little tubs so just put about a tablespoon in when you give a bath. That worked wonders! Also, the aloe powder worked really well too.

Kate - posted on 08/27/2009

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"Resinol" cream (ask your pharmacist) for baby's bottom & infant "Tylenol" (ask Dr. for dosage) for pain worked for us. Gently wash baby's bottom at EVERY diaper change with tepid water, pat dry & allow to go without a diaper for as long as possible.

Tia - posted on 08/27/2009

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Mix Maalox and Aquaphor. put equal amounts of both in a container and mix it together, my pediatrician told me that and it is the only thing that worked for my son. It will help w clear it up too.

Kim - posted on 08/27/2009

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Baking soda in an oatmeal bath helps my daughter. Use about 1/2 of baking soda directly into the water and I put instant oatmeal in a sock and let her squeeze the "juice" out. Being diaper-less for a while helps too. Just keep an eye on them so you can clean up after them in case if they have any accident.

Lauren - posted on 08/27/2009

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My daughter had the WORST diaper rash - the skin was so raw we couldn't even get the butt paste to stick! We use plain corn starch like baby powder. Completely natural and safe - and cheap! Just clean off the bum, put on the paste, and squirt liberally with corn starch. Feel it yourself - feels like silk. This cleared up her diaper rash in about a day and she hasn't had one ever again.

Cathralynn - posted on 08/27/2009

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I'd say even tho you are using cloths, switch to running water or a bath. I think its the rubbing that always hurt my daughter. Then let it completely dry, sometimes I use the clean diaper itself to blot her butt to be sure. Then rub on a zinc cream ALOT. I use the original desitin, comes in a tub not a tube, and is really thick. Put in everywhere and then some. Then diaper as usual and be prepared to do it again soon. I know your baby is only six mo so this might not help, but I also try to feed more constipating foods to my daughter when she has teething diarreah. Like rice, bananas, and cheese. And lay off fiber heavy fruits or acidic foods. Maybe if you are giving rice cereal try more often, my daughter was always constipated by that stuff. But get ready, keeps happening for some babies, mine included, every time they teethe. The real reason I know my daughter is teething is when she poops like 5-6 times in a day or has a rash. Even more than drooling or fussiness. Good luck!

Jackie - posted on 08/27/2009

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Baking soda in his bath.. just pour it in! And corn starch in the diaper. Combination of diaper cream and corn starch works well too. The baking soda will deal with any fungus or stuff like that. The corn starch will draw moisture away from the skin including bowel movements and urine. Its what our mothers and grandmothers used and I did too. I still keep a box of baking soda in my washroom for my 5 year old and 11 year old for stuff like heat rashes.

Jennifer - posted on 08/27/2009

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I agree with Davyann...I used Bag Balm ( utter balm ) for all my kids...and my daycare kids as well. There are 2 kinds though, you do not want the white cream you get at the drug store. You want the greasy vaseline looking one. It works like a charm for me and has never failed to help heal and prevent some of the worst rashes I have seen. It usually comes in a tin not a tube.

Nikky - posted on 08/27/2009

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Thank you for all your help! This is his first rash and its the worst thing I have ever seen! it makes me feel like such a terrible mother! Its not yeast and Im using aveeno baby wahs products, I am NOT using baby wipes at all just warm clothes. I just wanted to get something to numb the pain in his bottom a bit so he can rest! the doc said its just teething so I just was wondering if there was a product I could use like the perineal spray after delivery so that his bottom would feel better.

Cristina - posted on 08/27/2009

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Hi, for the teething there are some good things out there but what helped my son and actually was so good he would sleep with no or little pain was the Homeopathic pellets you put on water then on his gums, the Humphrey's teething pellets they sell them at Walgreens, also the best diaper rash paste that will actually heal in hours not days is the Triple paste also at walgreens it's a bit expensive but it's better than all the brands I ever tried, I swear by them, so good luck.

Shirley - posted on 08/27/2009

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Hi Nicole,

The pain is from inflammation therefore an anti inflammatory like nurofen may help, otherwise yoghurt is cooling on the inflammed area. The only thing with yoghurt is that it is messy and it is only temporary until it heats up making it quite expensive. There are local anathetics you can buy but you will have to ask your local pharmacist which one is safe to use.

Rachael - posted on 08/27/2009

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Give your littlun' lots of water to dilute the amonia in their wee, and just slap on the Sudocrem regularly - I know it's horrible, but it WILL pass! Even on the days where he/she DOESN'T have a sore bot, slap it on anyway, and remember - LOTS of water! X

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Try putting some Alkadophilus in your baby's bottle. It is a natural remedy that is full of good bacteria & is supposed to restore the balance in your intestinal track. I buy capsules & break 1 into a 4oz bottle when my daughter gets yeasty and sore. It helps to clear up her rash within a day or two at the most. I also use cotrimasol topically.

Tracey - posted on 08/26/2009

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I heard that cornflour is very good and it's also cheap and you don't have to brown it. Leave nappy off whenever possible. Lots of water also to decrease acidity in wee.

Bridget - posted on 08/26/2009

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A shallow bath twice a day in warm water with baking soda dissolved in it works wonders. Nappy-free time, and good old petroleum jelly as a waterproof barrier to protect his bum (you can use this over the paste you are using to heal it)

Sherry - posted on 08/26/2009

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I used something called Resinol, it isn't by all the diaper creams but down a different aisle in a pharmacy... if you don't see it, ask because you'll love this stuff! It's like magic, it soothes & heals SO quickly.

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I remember my daughter having a horrible yeast based rash and I had to use clotrimazol aka Monistat. Don't get anything with a corticosteriod since it usually makes it worse. My mother also told me about a bad rash I had once and she simply kept my diaper off. She put a towel on the floor over top of a changing pad, lay me down on my stomach and let the air cool my burning buttocks.

Good luck!

Davyann - posted on 08/26/2009

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The best thing you can get for that right now bag balm, my daighter had the same problem when she was that age! As for the pain a lukewarm bath will help soothe him. If that doesnt help try a baking soda bath!

Minnie - posted on 08/26/2009

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Keep him nakey butt as much as possible. Pretty much no chance of a rash that way. Nakey naps, nakey play.

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I was just reading another post about this, and they said oatmeal bath made it worse for them. Maybe it is a matter of changing diaper brands, or just letting him be bare as much as you can?

Sarah - posted on 08/26/2009

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We made our own wipes that helped a TON. Make a solution of 2 cups boiling water, 2 Tbs olive oil, 1 Tbs baby soap (like J&J), two drops tea tree oil and three drops of lavender oil. Soak cloths (we used cheap, thin washcloths) after the solution cools. We cloth diaper, so we just washed them with the diapers, but regular washing in cold then hot will get them clean if they are icky.



You can find the tea tree oil and lavendar oil can be found at most health food stores or in a natural section of some groceries. The olive oil and tea tree oil were very soothing and helped ease the pain. If that doesn't work, your pediatrician may have an Rx that can help. Good luck!

Marjorie - posted on 08/26/2009

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What country are you in - there are some products that are available in the UK and Canada that I know of. In the UK there is a great barrier cream called Bepanthan (which you may be able to order online) and otherwise you can try aveno baby products in Canada and the US - as they are not as harsh as some of the others (for example some of the people I know who have children with eczema use their line of creams). And then, although it is not popular, good old-fashioned talc maybe at bedtime as their little bottoms are so raw a bit of extra something to help keep them dry at night won't go amiss. I feel for you though there is nothing more horrible than that raw looking fless on their tiny bums!

Teresa - posted on 08/26/2009

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I would go to the doctor and make sure it's not a yeast based rash or something else. Maybe even your doctor can prescribe/recommend something that will soothe and heal

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I recommend going to your local health food store and seeing if they have anything. My daughter only had diaper rash once, and I loaded her up with zinc ointment and it was gone the next day, so I can't tell you much there. But I do wonder what you're using to bathe him with, because most commercial baby washes are really terrible. they have sulfates and things like that which dry and irritate the skin. Try Aveeno oatmeal bath. You can get it at the grocery store, it's safe for anyone, and it's very soothing. An old boyfriend had terrible exzema and it was the only thing that helped.
Good luck!

Jasmine - posted on 08/26/2009

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hi,for teething i give my little guy nurfern its seems to work more then panadol or other medicans.my boy gets nappy rash aswel pretty bad and i was using curash but that didnt help.and cream made it worse. so i got told 2 use cornflower.so i did and it cleared up in 2 days.

Cathy - posted on 08/26/2009

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The thing that I found that works is getting a cream with zinc in it.... the more the better. And use it at every bum change. Now that it's summer, the humidity doesn't help matters either. Let your little guy go without a diaper when possible so his skin can get some air. I hope that helps!

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