Neosporin for diaper rash

Sin_14 - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 125 moms have responded )

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I'm a new mom to a 6 week old who has a really bad diaper rash. I was able to get rid of it once but came right back. I'm using wet paper towels and A&D ointment right now and wondering has anyone ever used Neosporin? I love using neosporin on myself and thought maybe it would do the same for my baby.

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Cristina - posted on 01/04/2010

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I think the best tip I heard was to use a water squirt bottle with lukewarm water in it and round cotton pads to wipe the baby. Also, every time the rash would get extremely bad, we would Triple Paste (awesome stuff!) during every diaper change. Twice a day, we would mix hydro cortisone cream and adult Lotrimin cream in our hand and put it on. The Lotrimin is an anti-fungal and will help a yeast infection; the hydro cortisone will sooth any inflammation.

My son has fair, sensitive skin and had diaper rash fairly often. Once, so bad from a reaction to wipes that he got fissures in his rectum that were bleeding...yikes! This combo of things would have us diaper rash-free usually by the next morning.

Amythyst - posted on 01/02/2010

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Definately see a doc, also whenever my LO has a diaper rash we use "butt paste" kinda hard to find and smells bad bad clears it right up and is easy to wipe off.

Rhiannon - posted on 01/05/2010

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If it keeps coming back, I would take your baby to the dr. What I used on my kids for diaper rash is called Dr. Smith ointment. You can get it at Walgreens or Walmart, or probably any drug store for that matter. It's a miracle workers. Also, Butt Paste is good, but Dr. Smith is better I think.

Mindy - posted on 01/02/2010

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my doctor told me to use a liquid antacid cause their is acid in babies poop that can cause rashes, so he told me just rub it on the babys butt with a cottonball and switch off every other time with vaseline and then antacid the other time. You also have to let the antacid dry on the butt before you put the diaper back on. It got rid of the diaper rash so fast!! It worked great!!!

Deana - posted on 12/29/2009

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Definately have the doc check it out, it could be a fungal infection. Also, Neosporin is not recommended for young children.

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Elizabeth - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son had diaper rash also but i used baby powder with cornstarch and it works great

Crystal - posted on 01/06/2010

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ok i didn't read through all the posts but corn starch is awsome like one of the other poster commented, have you tried switchin diapers, my little one had a really bad rash, and we to got rid of it to only have it come right back, but as soon as we switched diapers it was gone, our daughter could only wear huggies but our son was the opposite and could only wear pampers. hope this helps and your little one rash gets better soon. oh and with our son the diapers didn't bother him until he was a couple weeks old.

Rebecca - posted on 01/04/2010

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Same as mentioned below, make sure it isn't thrush, If it isn't then my favorite cream is Burt's Bees. I used it for my twins and it worked great. Second favorite is aveeno's diaper cream.

Trisha-Ann - posted on 01/04/2010

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also i use the paper towels. i belierve that they are a lot better for teh babys butt because i know exactly what chemicals are in them. but i make sure i use a very soft brand. i use viva.

Trisha-Ann - posted on 01/04/2010

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my son just had diaper rash and i was told to use a zinc oxide oniment. these are like desitin and beadeuxs butt paste (those are my favorites) the diaper rash cleared in a few days. also let it air out a few hours a day.

Lisandra - posted on 01/04/2010

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I think is a sign of a Infection. the doctors will probably give you a prescription for Nysatin.

Lacey - posted on 01/04/2010

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I would do what some of the other moms have said go to the dr. My daughter would get diaper rash on top of yeast infections and sometimes even with an allergic reaction. It would probably be better to start with the dr. However we always used the blue and white A&D, do not use the gold andred A&D, and that worked great. Like some of the other moms said though if it is not going away and just getting worse go to the dr. We had to and it wasn't just diaper rash.

Annie - posted on 01/04/2010

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Ok I didn't read all of these responses to see if this was already posted bc there were too many and I don't have all day lol so I hope this isn't redundant. :-) My pediatrician said to get a tube of the creamy Desitin and put a tablespoon of liquid antacid like Mylanta or any store brand (they're the same thing). Mix them in a container with a lid, then apply it like you would any diaper rash cream.

Also, why wet paper towels? I would use baby wipes specifically for a baby's behind just because paper towels are not intended for use on sensitive skin and the fibers in the paper could actually be irritating your baby's skin.

Hope this helps. :-)

Corrina - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter gets really severe diaper rash whenever she teethes. It almost looks raw. My Dr. told me to use over the counter anti-itch cream like hydrocortisone cream and anti-itch cream like lotramin. Mix together equal parts and apply three times a day! I have never found anything better or have ever needed to try anthing else.

Tiffany - posted on 01/04/2010

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We use the super dooper diaper doo and it works great!! I would try that plus if you are using formula it could be a reaction to the formula. That is what happened with my son he had bad diaper rash and we tried everything and my doctor told us to use that and it cleared it up right away.

Kimberly - posted on 01/04/2010

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I never used it for a diaper rasbut i love it also. what reminds me of neosporin for baby diaper rash is the A&D ointmint that your using now that works well for me with less mess. Good Luck My baby had a diaper rash around 6 wks but it was my crazy fault when i sponge him off with a baby cloth i wasnt drying him off yeah i know crazy i learned that one pretty quick lol

Veronica - posted on 01/04/2010

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I agree with Ashlea; my 6 month old had a yeast infections and had to be treated just for that; neosporin or daiper ointment won't cure the infection. See your Pediatrician.

Ana Marta - posted on 01/04/2010

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To avoid rashes, I take my daughter's diaper everyday for about an hour. To clean her I use paper towels that I make wet with water only. Before putting a diaper back on, always allow the skin to dry (either use a towel or just let it dry naturally). I use Vaseline in the morning and before bed. If the skin is getting irritated I use a little bit of Sudocreme (I'm not sure if you can find it in the USA though). And of course, I use good quality diapers and change her regularly.

Rachael - posted on 01/03/2010

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The best nappy rash creme for babies is called pavloviceva go to www.refineme.com.au to order it is the best cream eva i swear by it guaranteed to work !!!!!

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cornstarch.. dries it out.. also buttpaste is good its by boudreauxs.. but if its oozy or raw then try the cornstarch first.. plus make sure you change after every bowel and often with just pee diapers..

Sin_14 - posted on 01/03/2010

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I am happy to report that the rash is finally gone. We'll see how long before it comes back like the last time. I did consult my with my doctor before I used the Neosporin and doc said its fine just put vaseline on top. It went away after a few days. I also switched from wet paper towels to wash clothes for wiping. Even though wet paper towels are fine, I think it was still a little rough on his skin. Thanks for all the advice everyone.

Lauralea - posted on 01/03/2010

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Either its a yest infection or could be shes allergic to the diapers ur using.My daughter had yest infections alot when she was younger and my son was allergic to the type of diapers i was using.My ped doc gave me some cream called smiths cream it really works.

Justine - posted on 01/03/2010

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Quoting Amy:

If it is a diaper rash and not a infection of some kind use corn starch. Ok folks I thought the same thing your thinking but dont knock it before you try it. My great grandmother was the mother of 16 children and she was the one who told me about the corn starch. I put it on my son and literally the rash cleared up by the end of the day. Just put it on as if it was baby powder. It works... Just try it. The proof is in the pudding.



im not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but be really careful if you use cornstarch, it works if its just a diaper rash, but if its a yeast infection it will make it much worse as yeast feeds on carbs like cornstarch. have you tried changing diaper brands? my son wore pampers until he kept getting diaper rash after diaper rash, and when i switched him to huggies they stopped and he hasnt had one since. hes 11 months old.

Jasmine - posted on 01/03/2010

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no please do not use neosporin on yoyr baby thats why they specific creams for babys cause their skin is different from adults

Sheryl-ann - posted on 01/03/2010

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no if it is that bad try zinc oxide and air the baby out as much as possible with no ointments or powders also baking soda baths work wonders once the rash starts to almost completley heal use corn starch in his diaper on a regular to keep the area dry from urine and air him out on a reg. plus u can do baking soda baths on a reg to. if this fails ask ur doctor for a script of dr doodys butt balm it works wonders.

Barbara - posted on 01/03/2010

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I used lanolin for a while when I couldn't get rid of the diaper rash. It had a great barrier and it didn't hurt the sensitive bottom. I agree though you should ask your doctor first to make sure there is not some type of infection.

Nicole - posted on 01/03/2010

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yea it should work. one thing i do to help prevent diaper rash is...everytime i changed my son, i lather his butt with petroleum jelly. so whenever he wets his diaper it wont "soak" into his skin

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It could be a yeast infection.. and your baby could have sensitive skin or maybe even eczema, or could be allergic to the diapers even. I would ask your doctor and just try to keep your baby in a dry diaper. Bacteria live in warm, dark, moist places. So I would try to eliminate one of those. For instance when changing a diaper and after you get it all cleaned up, make sure the skin is dry. Try the diaper wipes for sensitive skin and possibly a different brand of diapers. My son gets frequent diaper rashes because of his sensitive skin, he also has eczema.

Anneke - posted on 01/03/2010

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Cotton wool and water was what I used after wipes made Williams bum bleed by the time he left the hospital.

bapanthen is the best for rash though,

Andrea - posted on 01/02/2010

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I know that Neosporin sounds like something that would help but normally in situations like this it can actually prevent healing. Every mom has their favorite kind of diaper rash cream or ointment and will always say that theirs is the best. I like most of them but I do use A&D as well - I find that alot of the zinc based ointment such as regular Destin get cakey and then you hurt your baby worse trying to make sure that they are clean every change. Destin creamy is nice though. But you really should see if at this point you have a fungal or yeasty infection to which you would need a cream that has extra helping stuff in it.
One really, really big this I recommend is CLOTH DIAPERS!!!! I cannot tell you how many diaper rashes my youngest had until we switched. I thought it was going to be a ton of extra work and it really isn't. Check out this website, it's where I got my supplies - www.nopins4baby.com
the lady who runs it is super nice and answered all of my questions before I bought and even called me on a Saturday right after I got them and I didn't know what to do.

Michelle - posted on 01/02/2010

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I don't know about for a diaper rash but when my son was circumsized at 2 days old, the docter told me to put neosporin on it. It healed really fast and he had no issues from it.

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2010

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This might sound crazy but, the best to trreat a diaper rash isn't cream (other than prescription). It is called Bag Balm I know you can find it at trader joes and jewl it is in a green tin square container and it is used for cows utters. I think you can find it near the lotions and face creams. I work at a daycare and it work the best for the kids whos rash wont go away... But like the others say it can be a yeast infection or something else, remember rashes are also caused by teething and teething starts at arounng 2 months but, don't offically show until later.

Helen - posted on 01/02/2010

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Ive never used neosporin, however I find metanium works every time, however if it gets too bad sometimes you need some hydrocortisone cream from your gp o break the cycle

Terri - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Josie:

This may sound a little wierd but when my daughter had a real bad rash the dr told me to use LOTRUMIN, the foot cream. you only use a little bit and trust me, it works great and fast.



Yep... I was also recommneded by a doctor to use the medicated foot cream for diaper tash, but only in extreme cases.

Terri - posted on 01/02/2010

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For my son's diaper rash we have always used Desitin, it comes in a regular and extra strength which both work really well. My sis swore by Bourdeaux's Butt Paste, but when I tried it, it actually seemed to make my son's sensitive skin worse. Lansinoh is also a good brand of diaper cream, but not a lot of places carry it. It has Lanolin in it, so it can be moisturizing as well as cure the rash. Hope that helps...

Crystal - posted on 01/02/2010

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i think you should tkae the baby to the doctor.. my son had really bad diaper rash that would come and go and we had to end up getting him a cream mixed for it... the only bad thing was the cream discolored his butt!

Josie - posted on 01/02/2010

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This may sound a little wierd but when my daughter had a real bad rash the dr told me to use LOTRUMIN, the foot cream. you only use a little bit and trust me, it works great and fast.

Angella - posted on 01/02/2010

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My daughter gets diaper rashes anytime she uses disposable diapers. I have tried many different kinds so now we are using cloth. When she has an active rash, try something with zinc oxide in it such as Desitin Creamy. When she does NOT have a rash, you can use A&D or Desitin Clear to protect her skin.

Tasha - posted on 01/02/2010

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No stick with the A&D ointment its the best thing that you can ever use i use it on my 1 year old and have used it since she was little. Or you can get Destine (dunno if i spelled it right) i used it too and they both work wonders. Try using wipes for Sensitiv.e skin that pamper has

Kevlyn - posted on 01/02/2010

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also if you think it maybe yeast, you can use monistat cream as a diaper rash creme....works wonders!

Kevlyn - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Ashlea:

If it keeps coming back it might not be just a diaper rash. My daughter had the same thing..we took her to the ER because it got really bad and wouldn't go away. She ended up with a yeast infection. And, they will prescribe you something for it. If I were you I'd call your Ped. Doctor and set up an appt. to have her looked at.



Ashlea, I just went through the same exact thing... They also told me with yeast infections it is best not to use destin b/c it can make it worse, so we have chose not to use it at all. We now have RX diaper rash medicine called nystatin which is also used as a liquid when baby has thrush b/c it is also a yeast infection...



 



I would take baby to the doctor if it is not clearing up after using A&D oinment. I have found that to be the best over the counter diaper rash medicine and it usually clears up after applying one or two times, so it may not be diaper rash at all, it may be something else!

Jessica - posted on 01/02/2010

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Try changing the type of diapers you use on your baby the best thing for a baby with diaper rash is air leave the diaper off until it dries out a little every time you change your childs diaper then when you put the diaper on put your choice of rash cream

Kerry Oakes - posted on 01/02/2010

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Baby may have a yeast infection...My daughhter had what I thought was really bad diaper rash and it turned out to be a yeast infection. If it doesn't resolve soon, you may want to have the doctor take a look, or call their office to see what they have to say. Not sure how to answer regarding the Neosporin, never thought to use it on my little ones. Good luck. I hope you find the answer.

Cheyenne - posted on 01/02/2010

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get a bag of 'lansinoh' lanolin wipes and use it every time you change the diapers. Do not use neosporin! if you absolutely have to use a cream, get bourdreaux's butt paste. works wonders, but the lanolin wipes should take care of it. wet paper towels just make things worse. Hopes this helps! Worked for me, and I haven't had a red spot on my baby's bottem in 3 months.

Susie - posted on 01/02/2010

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my daughter got her first diaper rash at 4 days old and weve been struggling with continuous diaper rashes ever since. for us we used wet cotton balls as a baby and dr smiths creme which works the best. also exposing there bare bottom to sunlight for about 20 seconds works too. now that shes 14mo we onviously cant cotton balls so I suggest unscented hypo-allergenic wipes and even rinsing them with water before using. also letting the baby sleep diaper free to air out helps ALOT. may end up a little messy but worth it to ease her pain. Neosporin I have never heard of using, wouldnt suggest it. And like they said in previous posts it could be a yeast infection in which case they prescribe antifungal creme for athletes foot. My daughters was never that just extremely sensetive skin. Good luck!

Mindy - posted on 01/02/2010

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I was also told when its a bad diaper rash you only wanna use soap and water for wiping the butt and not baby wipes.

Melissa - posted on 01/02/2010

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Try Butt Paste..The stuff is great. and you can use it for many other things like chapped lips dry area around your nose. If the rash keeps coming back you might want to see if its an allergy that it making the rash happen .. maybe the soap or shampoo your using on the baby or laundry detergent. sometimes it can be a food allergy.. I would def check into all those things if the rash keeps coming back.

Katie - posted on 01/02/2010

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Hey Cindy, the best thing for diaper rash is naked time. Make sure the room is warm enough, considering your baby's age, and just let the area air out as much as possible. That's the thing that ultimately made my baby's rash go away. Once it's gone, work on preventative measures. I'm a big fan of the desitin in the tub. It's totally different than the tube. Very thick, so much better for prevention and lasting longer. I don't know much about neosporin b/c I'm allergic, but thought I'd give you my two sense. Good luck!
Katie

Kayla - posted on 01/02/2010

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My son has a really bad reaction to any diaper cream with zinc in it... it always makes it worse. I had a friend recommend bag balm (used for chapped hands) or vasaline. And it's worked great since. Good luck

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