Need help to get rid of diaper rash

Kasandra - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My daughter has had a rash for awhile and i cant get rid of it. any suggestions??

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Kia - posted on 07/26/2009

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I found once I started using a small towel during each nappy change and drying the whole area - even if it didn't look wet - that really helped with with my son's nappy rash.

Sam - posted on 07/25/2009

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If you've tried nappy rash creams and talked to your pharmacist I would visit a GP to get it under control. My older daughter had her first nappy rash at 15 months and I tried all the over the counter stuff to no avail, it turned out she had a staph infection that was pretty resilient to most treatments. It's probably worth getting checked over. For our son, he gets mild redness but a barrier cream such as sudocreme provides enough protection for it to heal. Good luck!

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if its really sore then you could try using a steroid cream for a couple of days - just got some for my daughter today and the difference was almost instantly noticable.

Laura - posted on 07/24/2009

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My son had that problem for a bit and I used baby powder with baking soda and now we can use desatin.

Julia - posted on 07/22/2009

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Eucerin's AQUAPHOR is the best for healing ointment - my boys have YET to have a diaper rash. I lather it on them every night at bedtime.

Hannah - posted on 07/20/2009

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Try burned flour. I'm serious. Put some flour in a frying pan, and burn it. It will smell like hell, but it works better than anything else.

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Triple Paste is the fastest-working cream that I've found. It's pricey, but it works within 1 or 2 applications, so the tube lasts forever.

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My DD had a rash for the longest time and Dr. prescribed nothing I tried esitin,buttpaste,A&D nothing worked finally the Dr. said to look for a cream with zinc oxide I found a CVS brand with 40% zinc and it worked.

Nicki - posted on 07/20/2009

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Ihle's paste is what works for my little munchkin.

I work in daycare with infants and toddlers . . . if the rash persists, I would have it looked at by the Dr. Aside form yeast infection prescription creams, there are other perscription diaper creams that can be given for bad rashes.

Denise - posted on 07/20/2009

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My Dr said to use Vaseline. I tried the butt paste and Destin but it didn't work for my baby either. The Vaseline helps protect their skin from moisture. I would put it on him before bed even when he didn't have a rash just to protect his skin through the night.

Michelle - posted on 07/19/2009

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I just searched this for you and here's what I found:

My child has a diaper rash that won't go away. Could it be a yeast infection?

It's possible. There are several reasons why your child might have a diaper rash, including chafing, sensitivity, and wetness. But a diaper rash that persists despite your efforts to treat it — by keeping your child's bottom dry and using a diaper rash cream, for example — may be caused by a yeast infection.

How can I be sure the rash is really a yeast infection?

You may not be able to detect yeast in a subtle diaper rash, but once it's full blown you can usually tell a yeast infection (versus a plain old diaper rash) because the rash will be well defined and beefy red, with slightly raised borders and "satellite" lesions (red lesions a slight distance from the main rash). Your child's skin may also be scaly.



Another big clue: A yeast rash tends to hang around for more than two days and doesn't respond to any traditional diaper rash treatments. It also usually shows up in the skin folds of the groin area.



How can I treat it?

As you may have noticed, diaper creams won't help cure a yeast infection. What your child needs is a topical anti-yeast or antifungal cream such as nystatin, clotrimazole, or miconazole . Some are available without a prescription at the drugstore. Use one as directed on the label; the rash should take only a few days to clear up.



I hope this helped a little:0)

Kasandra - posted on 07/19/2009

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how do i know if it is a yeast rash?? she has been pooping alot and thats what i thought it was she was been going 4 times a day

Melissa - posted on 07/19/2009

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my daughter just had her first diaper rash. i used butt paste and it cleared it up in days. good luck!

Michelle - posted on 07/19/2009

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Could it be a yeast infection? When a child has one it will look like a diaper rash.

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