Diaper Rash on Baby Boy
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Alesha - posted on 05/26/2011
I can agree with some of these ladies. I would definitely stay away from parfume wipes and honestly I have used Auquaphor, I love it, It seems to do its job in a day or so. I have heard old home remedies of using corn starch as a baby powder too though. I can also agree if its not going away, take him in and don't wait, because it could just get worse. Good luck.
Megan - posted on 05/22/2011
I am sorry to hear about this, I was in a similar situation with my son when he was little. he had such sensitive skin that he was alwas getting what i thought was diaper rash at first, i took him to the doc and the doc told me its not normal diaper rash if it lasts longer than 3 days. he may have what they call a tiopical yeast infection and will need some topical anitbiotics, if this is what he has it wil clear up in a couple days , he also gave me some advice about only using wipes when they go poopy, the wipes are abrasive and cause lil scratches in the skin which can cause the yeast infections. i hope this helps, and trust me the no wipes unless poopy really works once i started doin that he never had another infection
Alicia - posted on 05/28/2011
i always used the yellow a and d onitment on my kids. (now ages 3, almost 15 months, and almost 4 months.) however, if its that bad, you may have to go to the dr and get a perscription. my daughter got a really bad rash when she was about a month old, and i tried for two weeks to get it to go away. most of the time i didn't put a diaper on her, i would just put a towel under her and lay her on her belly. when she had a diaper on, she had ointment on. finally after two weeks i took her to the dr who gave me a cream for a yeast infection to try, and after five days, she still wasn't any better, so i had to go BACK to the dr and get a different kind of ointment. putting that on first, then the a and d on over it finally got rid of it, but those three weeks were HORRIBLE, and i felt so bad for her.
Carly - posted on 05/25/2011
my son is also very prone to yeast infections and we use lotrimin or a prescription cream the doctor gave us. But butt paste works great to prevent it.
you didn't switch diapers or anything did you? some of them have really harsh chemicals inside that absorb the pee and chlorine to kill bacteria. try using a cheapo generic diaper, like luvs.
Erin - posted on 05/24/2011
I just had this problem with my son...we had to take him to the doctor & turned out he had a yeast infection from taking antibiotics and we treated it with Lotrimin AF & Aquafor. The Lotrimin AF helps kill the yeast & the Aquafor helps keep the Lotrimin on like a barrier & heals the skin. If it doesn't go away within a couple of days I would suggest going to the doctor. Good luck!
Sarah - posted on 05/24/2011
If it turns out he has a yeast infection the same cream that cures a woman's infection (get the cream not the vaginal suppositories) will clear up a baby's fungal infection and can be MUCH cheaper than buying the stuff specifically for babies. Works on jock itch and athlete's foot too so keep it around for sport season when those things flair up, and good luck.
Sarah - posted on 05/24/2011
Maybe try leaving him naked for a while- that helped my boys' diaper rashes clear up. If you have a room that gets some sun at a certain time of day you could leave his diaper off for a while and let things dry out (and he could absorb some vitamin D while he is enjoying the breeze) before you put any cream or a diaper on him.
Christie - posted on 05/23/2011
poor little boy! try using cloth nappies for a little while a day, give him plenty of time with no nappy after a bath and use plain water instead of wipes at changing time, the paw paw ointment is great for rashes, if its been around a while like others have said it could be a fungal or thrush infection so you may need to get a medicated cream, hope it gets better soon
Alisha - posted on 05/23/2011
well I really like mixing desitin with cornstarch,,,use the whole tube and put about a couple teaspoons of cornstarch; works pretty good so far. I have also mixed desitinthe whole tube with about 5 crushed maaylox tablets(antacids have a cooling effect on the bottom) plus they both go on super smooth!!
Carolyn - posted on 05/20/2011
if it isnt going away you need to have it checked out to rule out yeast. you can put all the regular diaper cream, powders and what not on a yeast rash and it will not go away.
Go to google, click on images and google yeast diaper rash images and compare, that will atleast give you something to go on.
Karen - posted on 05/19/2011
If you use baby wipes be aware also. Sometimes baby wipes irritate their skin causing lots of rashes or preventing them from going away. I had that prob. with my boys. At first I didn't believe it but have you ever tried using one? Even for sensitive skin, they can feel rough. Like sandpaper. I still used them but every once in a while i would give their bum a little washing with a cloth and some soap after using wipes. Just every now and then. It seemed to help. Especially in heat rash season (summer). but make sure you dry him off good afterwards.
Chrystal - posted on 05/19/2011
Aww poor thing! Well when my baby girl had really bad diaper rash to the point where she was really raw and bleeding a little I took her to the doctor. I didn't know how it had gotten so bad. The doc told me to mix desitin cream and hydrocortizone cream and put it on her diaper rash like a paste. Kinda like you would paste a cake. It worked! It took a couple of days, but it worked. The diaper cream helps get rid of the rash, and the hydrocortizone cream helped dry it out. Hope this helps you:)
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