Diaper Rash

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Lynn - posted on 01/16/2010

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I was told by my doctor not to use it. I use just a soft wet cloth to wipe my daughter instead of wipes. The wipes can bother the rash more. THen I cover the rash with a good helping of rash cream.

Wendy - posted on 01/16/2010

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My mother-in-law suggested Monostat or something else for yeast infections. She used it on my brother-in-law all the time and worked wonders

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The baby powder has fine particles that stick to your hands, and float through the air, which can easily get up a little nose and down into little lungs. While it works to dry up wetness during diaper changing, as soon as he poops or pees, it's washed away, and sometimes cakes up. I have found that wiping a bottom with water is best. I then dab it dry with a tissue and apply a rash ointment. I switch between Aveeno and Desitin "overnight relief". And don't be afraid to use it! If you apply a good coat it won't be washed off as easily. Plus, let him air out without a diaper whenever possible.

Layne - posted on 01/13/2010

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I used baby powder on my daughter and it made it worse. It got to the point where the doc told me to buy athlete's feet creme for her, so I did and she never had a problem again with diaper rash. However with my son, he poo's so much and the rash would not go away, I tried everything. The only thing that works on him is Triple Paste! It is pricey but works wonders. If you really want to use powder I would use pure cornstarch, the fragrances in the baby powder tend to make the rash worse.

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