My 4 1/2 month old daughter has a terrible diaper rash. I have tried Beaudreaux butt paste and A&D ointment. I just ordered Grandma El's diaper rash cream. I am hoping it helps. I have taken her to her pediatrician a few times for this and he has prescribed 2 things and those didn't work either. He just says to keep using the A&D ointment. But it's not helping. I have left a diaper off of her for a little while and that doesn't seem to work either. And we change her diaper often. If anyone has any advice please help. I know she is in pain after she pees.

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Jenni - posted on 02/16/2009

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you should ask the doctor to call in some Butt Magic. That always worked with my daughter.

Rebecca - posted on 02/16/2009

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Have you asked the pediatrician if she could have an allergy to the diapers or something she is eating?

Nicole - posted on 02/16/2009

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Quoting Julie:

My 4 1/2 month old daughter has a terrible diaper rash. I have tried Beaudreaux butt paste and A&D ointment. I just ordered Grandma El's diaper rash cream. I am hoping it helps. I have taken her to her pediatrician a few times for this and he has prescribed 2 things and those didn't work either. He just says to keep using the A&D ointment. But it's not helping. I have left a diaper off of her for a little while and that doesn't seem to work either. And we change her diaper often. If anyone has any advice please help. I know she is in pain after she pees.



My son (2 years old) gets diaper rash often as well. I have found that using just plain warm water and a soft cloth for cleaning works well as the wipes can be irritating. When my little guy has raw spots on his bum that it has usually been because he has a yeast infection and I have had good success with using an over the counter yeast cream and going diaper less for a while to let it air out. Once the rash is cleared up I've found that using vaseline between diaper changes works well to prevent rashes from happening. She might be sensitive to the type of diapers or wipes  you are using, you might want to try a chlorine free brand of diaper or cloth, I've heard that some kids are allergic to the gel in disposable diapers. Good luck, I know how miserable it can be!

Kim - posted on 02/16/2009

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Since she's so young don't give water unless you check with your doctor first...young babies shouldn't drink water.  The best thing out there is changing her diaper as much as possible and letting her air out in between...and when you put her diaper on, use as much cream as possible...if the doc looks and says it's a yeast infection, apple cider vinegar in bath water can work for soothing (you can find the correct ratio online), and topical yeast infection cream can work...good luck.

Lori - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hi Julie

I had the same problem with my son and tried every diaper on the market but Huggies are the only ones that stopped the rashes. Also I had to switch to frangrance free and dye free wipes. After that his rashes stopped completely. You might try the desitin overnight cream also.

Leonie - posted on 02/16/2009

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Also try giving her water as her urine might be overly concentrated and also get your Dr to test her for a UTI (sorry, urinary tract infection)

Leonie - posted on 02/16/2009

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My son also used to get horrific nappy rash, I found using huggies helped, and paw paw ointment (hope you have it wherever you are, should be in a red tub our tube in the chemist) Also I have read a lot of people advise corn starch this stuff is great, just make sure you wash the old lot off thoroughly berfore applying more.

Himani - posted on 02/16/2009

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My daughter had same problem when she was small. At that time my doctor suggested me to use Saba Med Healing cream daily on and around her bums. Use it more often initially and once it starts healing then may be 4 times a day, especially when the baby is sleeping coz that time it will effect more....

Violet - posted on 02/16/2009

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Quoting Julie:

My 4 1/2 month old daughter has a terrible diaper rash. I have tried Beaudreaux butt paste and A&D ointment. I just ordered Grandma El's diaper rash cream. I am hoping it helps. I have taken her to her pediatrician a few times for this and he has prescribed 2 things and those didn't work either. He just says to keep using the A&D ointment. But it's not helping. I have left a diaper off of her for a little while and that doesn't seem to work either. And we change her diaper often. If anyone has any advice please help. I know she is in pain after she pees.




Hi loving mum! Dont worry anymore . I know it painful to watch the baby cry as she is in pain when she pees. Visit the nearest store and buy a baby jelly without any perfumes and apply on her, powered the body part with the rashes afer aplying the jelly. Leave the baby free for a while so that she can air and put on the diapers latter. Make sure anytime you change her diaper you repeat this for four days and the rashes will be gone.

Angie - posted on 02/15/2009

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My son is almost 7 months old and he has very sensitive skin. we use curash wipes. they are really soft on the skin. i tried different nappies than huggies, both times i did, he got a really bad rash, really red and sore. as soon as i put him back into huggies, it cleared up. i also use curash cream if he gets really bad. so maybe try change the nappies. good luck...

Julie - posted on 02/15/2009

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Quoting Julie:

My 4 1/2 month old daughter has a terrible diaper rash. I have tried Beaudreaux butt paste and A&D ointment. I just ordered Grandma El's diaper rash cream. I am hoping it helps. I have taken her to her pediatrician a few times for this and he has prescribed 2 things and those didn't work either. He just says to keep using the A&D ointment. But it's not helping. I have left a diaper off of her for a little while and that doesn't seem to work either. And we change her diaper often. If anyone has any advice please help. I know she is in pain after she pees.


I have tried Nystatin from the doc.  I am going to try something else to see if it works.  It seems that this diaper rash flared up since I started nursing her less often.  The formula I am giving her is Enfamil Lipil milked based.  I am going to try Enfamil Soy.  We'll see if that works.  But thanks everyone for your thoughts and advice.



 

Sarah - posted on 02/15/2009

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I only saw one person post this but what has worked for me (and my sons had bad diaper rashes after coming home from the hospital, so much so that they had to go diaperless for a day or two, talk about not fun!) is aquafor and if it gets really bad you can use aquafor mixed in equal parts with maalox.  It is amazing and some pharmacies will mix it for you so you don't have to do it.   Once it clears up just stick to using aquafor since it is a water based cream and does not leave residue like some of the harsher 'butt creams' on the market, those are more barrier creams than healing creams and salves.



 



Good luck!

Jovita - posted on 02/15/2009

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Nistatin! I'm nost sure if someone already mentioned it, but it's what i used on my daugher. By prescription only.

Good Luck

Angela - posted on 02/15/2009

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You have got to try Penaten Creme! It's a German diaper rash creme that's made by Johnson & Johnson. Honestly - it was the only thing that kept my 3-year old's butt clear while he had Roto-Virus. You can get it online at www.natures-favor.com. I have converted many of my mom friends (and daycare!) to this creme.

Teresa - posted on 02/15/2009

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I know this sounds crazy..but try some corn starch.. i have 3 daughters, and I used when they were little.Now I have 3 grandbabies and we still do ..it really does WORK

Tanya - posted on 02/15/2009

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I also used athlete's foot cream, I found out about it from Dr. Sear's web page and it was a mircle cream.

Marina - posted on 02/15/2009

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Hi, OK this is a little unorthodox but it works...diaper rashes are often caused by Yeast Infections. Get some OTC mynonazole ointment ( the same stuff as Big Girl yeast infection ointment) Don't use baby wipes, wash her bottom with a gentle , un perfumed soap like Aveeno and water. Make sure your diapers don't have any perfume, I found the best ones were "White Cloud" a Wal mart brand. Dry her bottom thoroughly and put the ointment on . Don't use a barrier cream. If you do this consistently, the rash will go away in a couple of days. Make sure you get wipes that contain no perfume or alcohol. Soap and water is always best though. Let me know if it works for you. Good luck.

Sandy - posted on 02/15/2009

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I was just going to say try switching diapers. Also, my son just had the same thing, we had tried about 5 different prescriptions for him. He has extremely sensitive skin and ezcema. Finally we tried - Friar's Balsm. Its a very strong smelly liquid, all natural and you mix it with your zinc diaper cream (the strong kind, like desitin) until its a coffee colour. It has been the only!! thing that has helped clear severe diaper rash. Msg me if you need more details. It was hard to find.

Mary - posted on 02/15/2009

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What brand of Diapers are you using. When my daughter was a baby she had a bad diaper rash we did eveything we could think of to clear it up. nothing was working. I was using Luvs pampers. I swithched to Papmers and with in a few days she cleared up.there was someting in the diapers that cause the rash. Also I am not sure what your doctor has given you but ask him for Nyastat cream. it works real well

Wendy - posted on 02/15/2009

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Try Vasoline.



My pediatrician said most of all diaper rash cream is too rough on the skin whenever you wipe them off.  I switched to Vasoline and it's great, and whole lot cheaper too. 



Also, when she has a really bad rash.  Use the baby oil on the wipe before you wipe her down to avoid friction that will cause new skin formed to rub away.

Shirley - posted on 02/14/2009

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A bath with baking soda also seems to help.  Not sure what it is but it helped clear up my sons diaper rash.  Follow it up with a zinc cream thats what I found worked the best for us.

Elissa - posted on 02/14/2009

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Hi! My son had a bad diaper rash when he was born and he has very sensitive skin. One of the pediatrician's told me to use baby aquaphor first as a barrier and to use triple paste on top of that. You can find them at any drug store. Works like a charm! Still using 10 months later. Good luck!

Vercia - posted on 02/14/2009

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Hi! I saw that many suggestions has been made! I would be careful if I were to use hydrocortisone cream and it is a steroid and could make yeast infection get worse. Athletes foot cream and Canestan are for yeast infection and should be used if you suspected it, usually it is Candida. If it is really Candida infection you will need to look into baby's mouth also, and if baby is breast fed you will need to look at your nipples just in case. Generally, changing into cloth diaper, using barrier creams (Desitin, Zinc oxide, Drapoline etc) can help. It is also better to use warm water and cotton instead of wipes. Increased airing and to use warm light to dry the buttocks can also help.

Hope the information is of use to you!

Michelle - posted on 02/13/2009

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Some of the suggestions are scary i used a natural camomile based cream it was quite greasy but protected as well as healed the skin. I also changed to Huggies from pampers.

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Hi Julie,



My dr gave me the combo for the "magic cream" we call it in my house. It is 50% of hydrocotizone cream and 50% lotrimin. It works miracles for my daughter! If that does not help - I know that my girlfriend would dip her son's butt in a bath of baking soda and water.



Good luck!



Joelle

Barb - posted on 02/13/2009

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My pediatrician recommended the following and it works wonders!



 



Equal parts of: Hydrocotisone, Neosporin, Lotramin, & Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream



Mix together and apply as often as needed.



 



This works great for my daughter and she loves it because it is nice and cool when we put it on so if soothes immediatley.  I usually make up a big batch (2 Tablespoons of everything) and keep it tightly covered and it last forever.  The generic versions of everything works just as well so you can save money that way too!.

Heather - posted on 02/13/2009

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I use this stuff called Calmoseptine. I get it at Hy-Vee in the pharmacy dept. It can be hard to find but you could also look on-line. It worked wonders for me and others I know.

Alena - posted on 02/13/2009

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It could also be a food allergy. My neice's bottom was terrible and it cleared up when my sister-in-law, who was breastfeeding, stopped consuming dairy.



My sister's little girl also breaks out in a terrible rash if she eats too much fruit, esp. strawberries, grapes, and pinapple.



Just a thought. The athlete's foot, anti-gungal helped with our son.

Jaimie - posted on 02/13/2009

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Hi, as other mom's have mentioned, it could be the brand of diaper, however if you have been using the bame brand since birth that is unlikely. When my daughter was a baby, she had a few terrible diaper rashes, our pediatrician told us they were yeast infections. So to cure them FAST he suggested hydrocortizone cream with canestin cream. It always worked, I usually only had to use it for 1 - 2 days. You need to be careful not to use the hydrocortizone as an everyday cream, as it causes thining of the skin. I hope this helps, it worked for us. You can tell a yeast infection from little white bumps that turn into open blisters.

Donna - posted on 02/13/2009

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what worked for my daughter is aveno bath treatment in her bath water and let her soak in it for a little while and your doctor can also prescribed you something also, we had the same problem with my daughter. Shie is six and she still breaks out on her bottom now but the aveno really works.

Becky - posted on 02/12/2009

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I was going to suggest the Maalox or Mylanta but see that another poster has already mentioned it. 2 of my nieces had terrible diaper rashes and that is what my sister and sis-in-law both used and it cleared up quick. Just paint it on and let it dry a bit and also smear a bit in the diaper. I'm not sure why it works, but it really does.

Shona - posted on 02/12/2009

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My daughter had a diper rash a few months ago. From her med's.  It was bad, blisters and hot red!!



The doc said to air the area as much as possible, do not use wipes.. Wash clothes and apply Litrimin before the A&D ointment.  It started clearing up within 2 days.  Remember to have drink lots of water, juice.. too



 



Good Luck

Mindy - posted on 02/12/2009

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Change the brand of diapers you are using to see if it is an allergy...I wish I could see the rash, because if it is a yeasty rash, then you would need a canesten cream or something over-the-counter for yeast that can be used on babies...also, give her more water to drink, her urine could be too concentrated and burning her skin. Hope this helps your little one. :)

Catherine - posted on 02/12/2009

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We used a blow drier after wiping only with water on a wash cloth to make sure it was good and dry then always had great luck with bag balm...it's in a tiny green tin can with red writing...I found large tins at Costco, but they have it at Wal-mart, Rite-aid, etc. It's much like vaseline, but our pediatrician recommended it for rashes and worked wonderfully.

Jen - posted on 02/12/2009

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Try putting her in the sink to rinse her after she pees instead of using wipes. Also try corn startch to dry it out. You might even want to try putting a cloth diaper on so that it's softer on the rash and then put the regular diaper on over it. If you live in the states, Wal-Mart sells packs of cloth diapers. I saw them next to the blankets and washclothes and stuff.

Jaime - posted on 02/12/2009

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Oh, poor baby. My little one just got over having really bad diaper rash. Try using a combo of Balmex, Desitin, and Maalox. Equal parts (a good squirt)of the Balmex and Desitin and then add in a tablespoon of Maalox, mix in a bowl. It will be a little runny. Smooth on her tush and diaper too. I noticed a difference within a day or so with my daughter. FYI-This remedy is only for diaper rashes and not yeast infections. A yeast infection is red and bumpily?

Karen - posted on 02/12/2009

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This will sound weird, but get some athlete's foot creme. I promise I used it on all 4 of my kids at least once! Just be careful around her genitals. It will clear it right up.

Rosa - posted on 02/12/2009

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Maybe she might be allergic to the diaper. I have a friend that could only use Huggies diapers because her daughter is allergic to everything else.

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