Best thing for diaper rash

April - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 98 moms have responded )

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What is the best thing for a really bad diaper rash? I have tried all kinds of medicine and it won't clear up!

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Corrine - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have always used A and D ointment on my kids diaper rashes.  But my youngest  daughter got them so frequently and it would get so raw, and the A and D did nothing.  I brought her to her pedi and he told me to use Lotrimin.  So I went to CVS and looked everywhere in the baby isle and couldn't find it, so I asked the pharmacist.  She told me it was an antifungal cream for feet.  So I got it and it worked wonders.  I was amazed!  It is the best thing for diaper rash when nothing else works!

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2009

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The best thing for diaper rash is air, let their little bums air out. If they are not mobile yet but a few towels under them and just let them go naked. We also used baby powder, or corn starch, no creams they tend to lock in moisture, where as a powder of some sort will absorb it. I hope you find some thing that works

User - posted on 01/13/2009

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Desatin, Zincofax (this was reccomended by nurses in the NICU while my little guys were in there) or just plain old air (let your little one lay on their tummy with no diaper on (just be sure to lay a blanket or a towel under them). The oxygen will heal the rash. If you choose not to use that option, as I have myself, I've found Zincofax works the best for diaper rash. It's really high concentrated with Zinc (35%)  which is one of the highest counts you can find in a diaper rash cream.

Madison - posted on 01/13/2009

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change your baby's diaper more often! that is why they get diaper rash.. from sitting in it for too long :(

Christine - posted on 01/13/2009

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I have used butt paste and nystatin- both which work awesome.... also, once the rash has cleared up, you could try using petroleum jelly or a&d ointment at every change so to prevent the moisture from coming in contact directly with the skin- especially at night when you might not be doing as many changings...

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Camille - posted on 07/13/2013

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Madison Vinning,
No actually diaper rash can be caused by many things. My son has extremely sensitive skin and the acid in his pee affects him whether he is in the diaper for 30 seconds or two minutes. You are extremely naive and rude.

Camille

Genna - posted on 01/23/2009

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Hi everyone, my son very rarely gets nappy rash anymore. In the summer when he was about 6-10 months old he would get quite a few but i let him play with his nappy off for an hour or two everyday even if he didn't have a rash. I have used Curash, Sudocrem, Bepantham, Vasalene, Stuff from the chemist over the counter but nothing kept it away. So I used All natural Paw Paw Ointment which I use on myself for cuts, burns, bites etc and it says for nappy rash as well so i gave it a go and my son will be 2 in April this yr and has not had a nappy rash for a very long time. I was bought up by my mum to use ointment every change but every body is different. I don't do it every change now that he is older only when i see the slightest tinge of dark pink i'll use it and it's all natural which is even better and the next change there is no sign of it. You can buy it from woolworths or the chemist just off the shelf. Try it, It really works and is the best thing for diaper rash.

Erica - posted on 01/22/2009

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Quoting Madison:



change your baby's diaper more often! that is why they get diaper rash.. from sitting in it for too long :(





Hello...this was a ways back and to be honest I didn't read every single reply since...but that is definitely NOT the only reason babies get a diaper rash.  Thrush is one common reason...that's an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth that travels through the digestive system, then if there is any irritation at all in the diaper area, the yeast grows there. 



A rash that doesn't go away is a really good reason to see the doctor, as it is usually the sign of something else (i.e., thrush/yeast infection).



Have you tried googling "diaper rash" on the internet and looking at images, to see if it looks like a yeasty rash, or other?  Helped me.  Good luck.  In the meantime try aquaphor, I like it because it is so inert when applied, it helps prevent rubbing that hurts.

Laura - posted on 01/22/2009

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I swear by Triple Paste, you can buy it at Walgreens or any pharmacy. It is the best thing ever for diaper rash. Kadey had bad diaper rash and nothing else worked. I put it on and the next time i change her diaper the rash is gone. its expensive but so worth it. They sell it at Walmart too for cheaper.

Madison - posted on 01/13/2009

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change your baby's diaper more often! that is why they get diaper rash.. from sitting in it for too long :(

Gina - posted on 01/13/2009

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I always used aquaphor on my daughters skin. For the first year I put it on her bottom when ever I changed her morning diaper and after a bath and more often when she was on antibiotics or was teething. It worked wonders...she is almost 3 and still has never had a diaper rash. Anytime I noticed her getting a little pink I would put it on and it would clear up by the end of the day. I hope this is helpful

Tate - posted on 01/13/2009

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My son had one that just wouldn't go away. It was bleeding and everything. So, I took him to the doctor and he gave my Nystatin ( I think that's how you spell it) . He said it was actually a bacterial infection, but every parent thinks it's a diaper rash. You put a little of that, then diaper rash cream on top. It'll go away really soon. I think you can only get it from a Dr. though. I hope this helps.

Becky - posted on 01/13/2009

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Have u used metanium its so good my son got very bad nappy rash i used this onece and in the morning it had gone.

Jodi - posted on 01/12/2009

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My doctor prescribed "Happy Hiney" when my girls diaper rash was to the point of bleeding.  Within one application I could see a lot of improvement.



 

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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My baby tends to get a pretty horrible diaper rash when teething. I find really that the best thing for diaper rash is to simply allow her to go for bits of time with no diaper. Then I put lather her up in Desitin when I put her clean diaper back on.

User - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have always sworn by Vaseline!! for both of my kids, i also recommended this to my girl friend for her son as we both experienced the same issues, they would develop blisters because no creams worked well enough they were either too medicated or just not strong enough. give it a whirl you really have nothing to lose it will protect your little ones bum from the acids in their urine. it's cheap and works wonders!!

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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I usually use butt paste. Madison had a really bad rash that wouldn't go away and it ended up a yeast infection. The dr. gave me some meds. They also suggested, and I know this sounds weird but, to get some mylanta and using a cotton ball dab it on the area and let it dry. It neutralizes the acid in the urine. Also don't use baby wipes, just a wet rag. Something in the wipes can make it worse.

Caitlin - posted on 01/12/2009

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I love butt paste.  But I have heard that if you coat the little one's bottom with (I can't think of the name) the liquid antiacid in the blue bottle-the white, chalky stuff and let it dry it clears up diaper rash. I haven't used it personally but it might be worth a try.

Caitlin - posted on 01/12/2009

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I love butt paste.  But I have heard that if you coat the little one's bottom with (I can't think of the name) the liquid antiacid in the blue bottle-the white, chalky stuff and let it dry it clears up diaper rash. I haven't used it personally but it might be worth a try.

Naomi - posted on 01/12/2009

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i used to always try to have nappy free time. i used to leave her with no nappy on for about an hour a day! appart from the fact she loved having no nappy on this always helped clear up nappy rash!

Josephine - posted on 01/12/2009

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iv foud that bepanthene cream bought at tesco works wonders clears it up within a couple of days.

Roxanne - posted on 01/12/2009

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egg yok think thats how its spelt, the egg yok forms a layer of skin on the bum and lets the skin underneath heal x

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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Quoting April:

What is the best thing for a really bad diaper rash? I have tried all kinds of medicine and it won't clear up!




I had the same problem with my daughter at two months. I bought about every diaper rash cream out there.  I spent over fifty dollars on creams. Took my daughter to the doctor.  The whole time my mother and mother in law kept telling me to try corn starch.  This idea was rediculous to me.  Finally after three weeks I tried it.  It cleared up in about three days. Corn starch is the best thing for diaper rash. Do you know how much corn starch is?  99 cents.  Sometimes the weird cures work.

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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Auqaphor is the best thing for diaper rash. It creates a 'barrier' between the skin and moisture. The diaper creams used to burn my sons skin!!! and the vaseline wasn't working... I would smear the aquaphor on and sometimes let him run around without his diaper on... lol

SHANTEL - posted on 01/12/2009

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I know that it sounds weird but corn starch will do wonders... my baby had a rash for days and i tried all these things nothing was working then i heard from my sister in law to try cornstarch just sprinkle some on the rash and it takes the moisture out which all the creams hold in and you'll see improvement with in a day

Samantha - posted on 01/11/2009

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My little One suffered with diaper rash in the beginning I got bepanthen and in 2 days the rash was almost gone!!

Kristy - posted on 01/11/2009

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fish oil is great i have 6 kids and thats what i used on all 6 i swear by it for everything eg prickley heat, grazes,nappy rash and sun burn

Kim - posted on 01/11/2009

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My daughter has sensitive skin and especially when she was a little baby she had bad diaper rashes... I used desitin for a while, but the rash got bad, so we tried Johnson and Johnson's regular baby powder which actually made the rash worse. My boyfriend's mom suggested we use a type of powder that I think was called Caldenson, she swore by this powder. It ended up giving my daughter a worse rash. Then a family friend told me to try Johnson and Johnson's baby powder with cornstarch, and it worked and was the only thing that worked. We don't use anything else.

Kimberly - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hello,
I'm a Mom of 4 and I've always used A&D ointment. It seemed to work every time. It's not expensive either!

Danialle - posted on 01/11/2009

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Try an antiyeast cream. It may be a yeast infection. And boys can get those too!

Rae - posted on 01/11/2009

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take the diaper off....it's messy but it was the last thing i was told to try and the only thing that worked...also try different brand of diapers or better yet keep a couple of cloth ones around. they help air out the bottom with less mess then no diaper

Kate - posted on 01/11/2009

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Canestan ,, sudocrem , Fresh air (no nappy) .. i found when he had no nappy on i put a smearing of Germolene on his cheeks ( not if they r open sores though ) , Warm Milk works well too ,, and Talc to dry it up , But every baby is different , you can but try the different remedies.,, Hope these help .... Good Luck x

Bepanthen did work for Jack.

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i found bepanthen works wonders and quick! although im sure if u can get it in the US if thats where u are

Carol - posted on 01/11/2009

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We use Balmex for typical diaper rash. But if it's not clearing up and is red and raw looking, it might be a yeast infection. Both of my boys have had them and both were prescribed Nystatin which an anti fungal medication. After a couple uses, it was cleared up.

Candace - posted on 01/11/2009

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my son gets bad rashes when he eats foods that he isnt supposed to and he gets them when he is teething and all we do is put him in a cool bath and then i let him air dry followed by a mixture of cornstarch and Boudreaux's Buttpaste and by the next diaper change its cleared up.......But that all depends on the baby cuz my niece got a rash so bad that it was coming out of the diaper and she ended up having to go diaperless except for when she was sleeping and then we put the Boudreaux's Buttpaste on her and it started to clear up.  come to find out she has a sensitivity to disposable diapers.

Stacie - posted on 01/11/2009

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my doctor suggested seperating the white from eggs, whisking and appying this! seemed a bit wierd at first but it really does work!!

May - posted on 01/11/2009

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My son used to get awful diaper rashes. I was told by a nurse to use Aquaphor (by the people who make Eucerin). It worked okay, but it didn't last too long on his bottom.



I also liked using Desitin - it's really sticky (and stinky) but it lasts forever and usually cleared anything up in no time.



I would also sometimes use neosporin too.

Kristyn - posted on 01/11/2009

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Cornstartch! works everytime on my little guy, and it clears up within two days. It's the best thing for diaper rash. Instead of cream it absorbs any kind of moisture, keeps everything nice and dry.

Vicky - posted on 01/11/2009

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the best thing for diaper rash i always found with mine was egg white no yolk just the white raw smear it alover and giv it a minute or so to dry abit and it creates a barrier stopping the urine from making it worse my kids were always clear within a day or 2 hope this helps..... vicky x

Kim - posted on 01/11/2009

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When my daughter had bad nappie rash i asked my mum the same thing and i tryed everthing out there going. And what my mum told me was to use egg whites put it on the bum when baby goes to bed. All am going to say is i've had 2 more little one since then and thats what i will keep useing coz it does really work.
Hope this helps xx

Tania - posted on 01/11/2009

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"COVITOL" is the answer, my son has bad eczema and we searched for a long time for a non steroid cream. COVITOL is a very thick barrier cream that works for eczema, nappyrash, sunburn grazes etc, I swear its like a miricle cream, The only downer is because it contains cod liver oil, it can be a bit smelly. And its inexpensive i buy it for about $7(aus) for a 150gm tube that lasts for ages.

Pearl - posted on 01/11/2009

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i have 5 kids and i found that vaseline (petroleum jelly) works great just cake it on... if u don't have money to buy anything ....it sounds weird but a friend told me to put white flour in a frying pan and brown it (don't burn it) and put it on like baby powder. i thought it wouldn't work but it did work really fast, faster then any diaper creams .... but i do also agree with jessica butt paste does work great too

Leticia - posted on 01/10/2009

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everyone i know swears by Bag Balm. it is meant for cow utters but it works wonder on baby bums! it is sold in farm supply stores

Penny - posted on 01/10/2009

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I found that the lanolin breast salve you use when you are nursing for your nipples really works well on Diaper rash. I have also used Corona salve which is a anitseptic salve used on livestock(it is human safe) it is has a lanolin base to it as well. I think the nipple salve worked the best of everything...I tried it by chance because my little one always had one spot that wouldn't clear up, and I thought well I have this left over and is supposed to help heal other things so it might work...and in fact my babysitter liked it so well she started using it on her daughter that has very sensitive skin.

Janelle - posted on 01/10/2009

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I think triple paste is the BEST!!! it works great on the lil ones butt!! Some time sshe does get yeast infections on her bottom and i will use lotrimin creame-yes its for fungal foot infections but the doctor told me to use it and usually within one day her bottom is healing great!!!

Alisha - posted on 01/10/2009

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I use WATKINS PETRO CARBO SALVE. 



A lil about it



A protective, soothing, topical dressing for minor burns, sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bite and minor skin irritations.  Help protect exposed or irritated tissues from reopening during the healing process



contain



~Phenol: Once called "carbolic acid," phenol is very effective topical analgesic that was used for decades for disinfecting medical instruments



~Oil of Spruce: Has a long history in North American folk medicine of use for aches and pains.



~Camphor: A fragrant counterirritant extracted from an Asian evergreen related to cinnamon



~Oil of Cajeput: Extracted from the white tea tree in the Melaleuca family, which includes eucalyptus and cloves.  Used widely in Eastern medicine as an antiseptic and to relieve aches and pains. 



 



I use the petro-carbo for lots of different things. the one thing i love about it best is that it makes scaring less!



Watkins is a home based business so if anyone is interested please let me know

Jackie - posted on 01/10/2009

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I am all for the Triple Paste also.....we have always had diaper rash problems - and its the best yet for the really painful ones.

April - posted on 01/10/2009

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Awesome!!..........  thank you all so much for your advice!  I really appreciate it!



 



April

Becky - posted on 01/10/2009

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My mom gave me the best tip- you take regular flour and brown it in a skillet- just put a handful into a skilllet, and heat it up- stir it to prevent burning. Then once brown, let it cool and use it instead of baby powder- it cleared up my son's rash in one diaper change!

Genna - posted on 01/23/2009

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Hi everyone, my son very rarely gets nappy rash anymore. In the summer when he was about 6-10 months old he would get quite a few but i let him play with his nappy off for an hour or two everyday even if he didn't have a rash. I have used Curash, Sudocrem, Bepantham, Vasalene, Stuff from the chemist over the counter but nothing kept it away. So I used All natural Paw Paw Ointment which I use on myself for cuts, burns, bites etc and it says for nappy rash as well so i gave it a go and my son will be 2 in April this yr and has not had a nappy rash for a very long time. I was bought up by my mum to use ointment every change but every body is different. I don't do it every change now that he is older only when i see the slightest tinge of dark pink i'll use it and it's all natural which is even better and the next change there is no sign of it. You can buy it from woolworths or the chemist just off the shelf. Try it, It really works and is the best thing for diaper rash.

Laura - posted on 01/22/2009

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I swear by Triple Paste, you can buy it at Walgreens or any pharmacy. It is the best thing ever for diaper rash. Kadey had bad diaper rash and nothing else worked. I put it on and the next time i change her diaper the rash is gone. its expensive but so worth it. They sell it at Walmart too for cheaper.

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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My baby tends to get a pretty horrible diaper rash when teething. I find really that the best thing for diaper rash is to simply allow her to go for bits of time with no diaper. Then I put lather her up in Desitin when I put her clean diaper back on.

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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Quoting April:

What is the best thing for a really bad diaper rash? I have tried all kinds of medicine and it won't clear up!




I had the same problem with my daughter at two months. I bought about every diaper rash cream out there.  I spent over fifty dollars on creams. Took my daughter to the doctor.  The whole time my mother and mother in law kept telling me to try corn starch.  This idea was rediculous to me.  Finally after three weeks I tried it.  It cleared up in about three days. Corn starch is the best thing for diaper rash. Do you know how much corn starch is?  99 cents.  Sometimes the weird cures work.

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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Auqaphor is the best thing for diaper rash. It creates a 'barrier' between the skin and moisture. The diaper creams used to burn my sons skin!!! and the vaseline wasn't working... I would smear the aquaphor on and sometimes let him run around without his diaper on... lol

Kristyn - posted on 01/11/2009

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Cornstartch! works everytime on my little guy, and it clears up within two days. It's the best thing for diaper rash. Instead of cream it absorbs any kind of moisture, keeps everything nice and dry.

Vicky - posted on 01/11/2009

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the best thing for diaper rash i always found with mine was egg white no yolk just the white raw smear it alover and giv it a minute or so to dry abit and it creates a barrier stopping the urine from making it worse my kids were always clear within a day or 2 hope this helps..... vicky x

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