DIAPER RASH, IT SEEMS LIKE ITS A NEVER ENDING ISSUE WITH ME N MY DAUGHTER

Chanel - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 164 moms have responded )

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MY DAUGHTER IS 2 MONTHS AND IT SEEMS LIKE SHE HAS HAD A DIAPER RASH SINCE SHE LEFT THE HOSPITAL ITS CLEARS UP THEN ITS BACK AGAIN I CHANGE HER OFTEN NOTHING CHANGES NOR HELPS.....WHAT TO DO ?

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Erica - posted on 12/04/2009

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ah yes, Jessica has a very good point i didn't even think to mention!!! babies can easily get yeast infections but they don't necessarily present like adult women have them. if you try all of the suggestions and they don't work, bring it to the docs attention that you've tried this an that and ask if it could be a yeast infection.

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2009

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try not to use wipes as the can cause a rash... use a face clothe n warm water... wipes are just a way for us mums to spend more money!

Breann - posted on 12/08/2009

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try the following to see if it gets any better:

Stop the use of wipes due to the alchol content try just using wash cloths and baby soap for every cleaning and dry well before diapering. always wipe fron to back and if all that fails then check with your pediatrician about the possiblility of diaper rash! it sounds awful but it is a reality.

Briana - posted on 12/07/2009

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Better check to make sure it isn't thrush. We went to the doctor so they could check her "diaper rash" it turned out it was thrush. Research it. I did the day before and he said that sometimes thrush in down there doesn't present in the mouth. that is a sympton as well but she didn't have that. So they prescribed a cream. Check it out.

Grace - posted on 12/05/2009

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My daughter used to have horrible diaper rashes. She was on regular formula and I changed her to soy and it cleared up within 48 hours. Also you can ask you doc. if it's a yeast rash. Babies do get them and Nystatin clears it up. Make sure to use unsented wipes and it could be something as simple as the type of diaper you are using. Try a different brand and if all else fails try a free and clear diaper for a while.

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Christi - posted on 12/10/2009

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My oldest was the same way and the ointment (balmex ect.) didn't work I used pure corn starch and if it got too bad neosporine cleared it right up.

Melissa - posted on 12/10/2009

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Honest to god this is way better then any other remidie I was ever told about. Just plain VASILINE- you can get the baby scent which smells better but that is the best thing and only thing that works on my son. I know the feeling of how nothing works or helps but I had a friend tell me to try it and it started clearing up within the hour and and by the end of the day it was gone. Every time I see he's getting even a little bit of a rash I put it on and by next diaper change the tiny rash is gone. TRY IT, It Works and is CHEAP!!

Brenda - posted on 12/10/2009

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I agree with what everyones, but I know with my daughter we found that nothing was working and then found out it wasnt a diaper rash at all it was a yeast rash. We figured its from my having a bad yeast infection while I was prego that caused her to have problems. I was told to use miconisole(Monostat) or clotrimazole(Lotramin). Use it 2-4 times a day for a week. :) I saw improvment within one diaper change.

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I know that when my son has a diaper rash I put neosporin on it and then a diaper rash cream. Because sometimes the Diaper rash cream stings a little. I also use baking soda in every bath which helps dry it up and then I let him stay naked for about half an hour on the changing table when I put lotion on him so the air gets to it more. Hope that helps! Good luck! Otherwise it sounds like there might be something else like an alergy or teething maybe going on?.

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Ask your baby's doctor... It could be a yeast infection. Also, change the brand of diaper you use. My daughter developed an allergy or something to something in diapers and her rash became a really bad infection. Luckily, she was old enough to potty train.... Change the diapers frequently, fully dry her bottom, allow her to be naked near a sunny window- the vitamin D from the sunshine can help.

Jodiann - posted on 12/10/2009

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It may not be a diaper rash. My advice is to see a doctor. it could also be a candidal infection(yeast), or something else.

Alison - posted on 12/10/2009

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hi im alison mum of 4 my little 1 was the same so went to the docters and they gave me steriod cream also tey using wipes witch r fragrence 3 hope that helps

Sharon Kaye - posted on 12/10/2009

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hi chanel! it's really normal that we experience it with our babies especially during their teething stage coz i do with my baby kayessi as the moment. you can try the cream that i am using it's called SUDOCREAM coz its very effective. The hospital recommended it to me. stop using diaper as well. try on her a panty with plastic protector coz she might have a very sensitive skin and cannot tolerate diapers. hope it helps coz i know that there's nothing as terrible as seeing our young ones suffer.

Shasta - posted on 12/10/2009

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Change your brand of diappers, get some DR.Smiths butt creem, give the baby a bath every other dayuand let air dry; in the witer I use my blow dryer on low to dry my son. All of these together will help you I promiss. I'm one of those moms that think diapper rash is the enamy.

Anna - posted on 12/10/2009

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my son was born with a medical condition. and he had the worst diaper rash. his skin was literally being burned and it would bleed. it was awful. the ONLY thing that ever helped was aquafor. its kind of spendy, but so worth it. within a couple of diaper changes he was looking and feeling better. after about 2 weeks he was completely fine.

Kelly-Marié - posted on 12/10/2009

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The best thing that helped with my twins as they were also getting it often was (and dont laugh) Mazina (it is normally used to make gravies and for baking) and vaseline. Mixed togheter to make a paste. It helps to keep the wet and poo's away from the infected area. Also try Colloidal Silver it is expencive but I stock it in my house for any rash and also helps for flu's. You can google it and see what else it helps for. It really is amazing stuff. I wish I knew about colloidal Silver when my kids were babies. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 12/09/2009

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id have to agree with everyone it may be the brand my lil one had really bad rash that i couldnt get rid of it got that bad where i couldnt really wipe her air was the best amongst using creams but i actually found that paw paw works jus aswell for nappy rash hers cleared real quick hope u work it out good luck

Erika - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son had the same thing i ended up changing the diaper wipes and he does not get them anymore. try a different brand of diapers or wipes and see if that helps

Tawny - posted on 12/09/2009

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if she has sensitive skin or fair skin then you will be battling this forever. the best thing is to stop it in it's tracks when it first starts. what i've done is use A&D ointment. this helps alot! make sure it's the one that says with aloe. aloe is a natural healing agent that speeds up the healing process. it helps with sun burns then why not diaper rashes? i've also used cornstarch. this is only to keep the baby dry. but the A&D ointment is to stop the rash. it sounds like you need to use it quick because i had the same problem being a new mother i had no idea what i was doing. i thought it would go away. one day my worst fear, the rash started to bleed! A&D was recommended and it cleared up fast! hope this helps

Niki - posted on 12/09/2009

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yep use only water to clean---and cornstarch, plain Jane cornstarch---liberally, it soaks up really good, and keep the area drier, than regular diaper rash cream. also if your breast feeding, could be your diet that's having an effect on her. or you need to have a rx for good diaper rash cream--- "ketoderm" if you can///ask your doctor to prescribe it- it has 4 types of medication in it--whatever she has, it will take care of it!

ohhh another good thing to do, is let the area dry completely before doing anything. naked birdy time i call it. my hubby had 4 children before we had our child together, his old trick of the water/washcloth and pure cornstarch worked every time she started to get red. but by the sound of this, your baby probably has a yeast infection-----you can buy canestan cream(yeast infection cream) and hydrocortisone cream 1 % ( for redness, irritation) mix the two together and apply 4 times a day,then in between changes use the cornstarch and some naked time---- stay away from wipes/scented creams...ect----while your babe has any signs of redness. I HOPE THIS WORKS-----

Lyza-anne - posted on 12/09/2009

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try a different brand diapper and if that dont work on all my boys i had to use corn starch

Jen - posted on 12/09/2009

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I would def try switching brands of your diapers or wipes you are using. My son gets it from time to time. It usually gets bad fast. I use desitin and it clears it up quick. With in the next day it is gone. Best of luck to you!

Amber - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son pees quite a bit so every night before bed I put a lot of desitin on his butt and the next day his little butt is just fine. I forgot to put it on him one night and the next day his poor little bottom was so red and I felt so bad that now I have a routine when I get him ready for bed. And just like some of the others have said is may be a problem with certain diapers or wipes that is causing the rash. Good luck and I hope that all the information that you have been getting helps solve this situation for you and your daughter.

Victoria - posted on 12/09/2009

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Flanders diaper rash ointment or Butt Paste is what always worked for even the worst rashes on my kids. Keep it on her bottom at all times even if there is no rash. Preventative mantinance! =o)

Stacey - posted on 12/09/2009

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my aunt gave me a tip when my daughter started to get really bad diaper rashes. dry their bum after a change and use plain old cornstarch. i tried it and in two days the rash was gone and hasn't come back. i also give her a bit of bare butt time every now and then.

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if she isn't allergic to the wipes, diapers, or the rash cream you use now than i suggest using a triple medicated buttock paste... it works wonders.. it comes in a tub...

Krystal - posted on 12/09/2009

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Oh I also noticed that for my son balmex seemed to work better then most other creams

Krystal - posted on 12/09/2009

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Idont know what diapers you use but my son had a problem with certain diapers. I use pampers now and try to get wipes for senstive skin. He still gets it once in awhile but its way better.

Nicole - posted on 12/09/2009

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Had the same problem. Use pampers sensitive wipes, and pampers sensitive diapers.

TRIPLE PASTE!!!!!!! It's the greatest cream ever made. It's kinda expensive, but it really works. My doc gave it to me. You can buy it at TARGET or BABIES R US!!!

Seriously try it~!

Miracle worker.

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my daughter has the same problem i just put a and d on her everytime i change her the doc says its normal

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2009

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My daughter also went through this! What worked for me was changing the brand of diapers I was using. The material was not meshing well with her body chemicals. Try changing the brand and when you change her after wiping her let her completely dry, then put ointment on and then baby powder. I know it seems like alot but it did help for me. Hope this is of some help.

Dawnielle - posted on 12/09/2009

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nystatin cream.....i swear by it it can clear up a diaper rash that makes her raw in the matter of 2 days...call her pedi and tell them u need a prescription for it and they should call it right in for u

Heidi - posted on 12/09/2009

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Have you had a doctor look at it? My daughter gets yeast infections quite often and it requires an antifungal cream. It looks like a diaper rash, but gets way worse with time if I don't use the cream for her. If it gets any worse I would suggest she see a doctor.

Mai - posted on 12/09/2009

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i used to have the same roblem with my baby,try to change her diaper's brand ( try molfix ) and use zinc oxide cream ( sudo cream ) for example,but first you must get rid of the rash ,so try to use Gentian violet paint 1% till you get rid of the rash then use the cream as for protrction

Lisa - posted on 12/09/2009

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If you have tried different diapers/wipes to rule out an allergy, you may want to give the good old Vit A&D a try. It seemed to work for me.

Olivia - posted on 12/09/2009

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I added a link where you can get a free sample from their website! You can get anywhere.

Olivia - posted on 12/09/2009

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She might be allergic to something just like other mothers are saying. One thing that works and it never failed me or any of the mothers I know is an ointment/cream called "Boudreaux’s Butt Paste" it can be expensive but you won't regret it! I tried it after my son had a very bad diaper rash that would not go away and after my ex sis-in-law, who had no kids, told me about. She said she had seen it come out on Oprah and let me tell you, Oprah was right!



http://www.buttpaste.com/BLButtPaste.php

Danielle - posted on 12/09/2009

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Not sure what you've tried but with all 3 of my daughters I used Desitin. I applied it after every diaper change even if they didn't have a rash just to prevent it, Especially at night and it works. Only one of my daughters have ever gotten a rash and she got it because she was on an anti-biotic. Also, try getting wipes for sensitive skin or you can squeeze most of the soap out of them and dampen with water that might help. Hope this helps good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 12/09/2009

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my niece had the same issue..the pharamacist recommended using yeast infection cream...it worked within 24hrs

Rachael - posted on 12/09/2009

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My oldest had that issue. I switched her type of diapers (Luv's & Pampers), and used Budreax's Butt Paste and never had that issue again.

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She may be allergic to either her wipes or diapers, the same thing happened with my daughter she was getting diaper rash constantly even though I was putting diaper rash cream on her. It would clear up and come back again. so i took her to the doc and he said she was allergic to her wipes.

Amberly - posted on 12/09/2009

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Baby butts paste, yellow tube with baby with diaper on, best stuff. Try changing the diaperbrand your using. Huggies is the best... I have found this to be true with all 4 of my babies.

Mon-Tea - posted on 12/09/2009

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I have a 1 year old daughter and i had that problem since she was came out of the hospital as well. So my mother got me this ointment: A+D Gold Standard of Protection:: it comes in a 4oz. tube :: trust me. it is very useful. just put it on her after every diaper change and you'll see the results. Let me Know.

Michele - posted on 12/09/2009

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Try Bag Balm Is Works Wonders!!!! You can get in the pets department!!! Is is the best diaper rash stuff I have ever used!!!! Good Luck!!!

Vanessa - posted on 12/09/2009

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My daughter got it alot, it was that bad it sometimes used to bleed and what i done was just use water and cotton wool to clean then dry and put on a cream called Metanium, the stuff works wonders, dont think i will ever use anything else.

LAKREESHA - posted on 12/08/2009

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one thing i do know that helps is whenever you change her diaper make sure shes cleaned off good. and always always put vaseline on her bottom and any creases. promise if you do that it will never happen again. and do it also after you bath her, you never know powder or diaper rash cream maybe making it worse.

Shannon - posted on 12/08/2009

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Have you had her checked for a yeast infection. It's very easy for babies to get it because of the diapers. Try leaving the diaper off of her for a while and buy Butt Paste... It's what I used on my step daughter and it usually cleared up pretty well.

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2009

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I had this problem with my oldest child.So i took her to the doctors, and they gave me a special cream to use. Also she could be allergic to the dye in the diapers. You may try a different brand to see if that makes a difference.

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