diaper rash

Hiprchik34 - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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so i've tried all types of diaper cream, desatin, A & D, butt paste even the pediatrician perscribed meds to put on it but my daughter just cant seem to shake her diaper rash. any other remedies i could try? could it be the milk? she hasnt had any issues with any other rashes? or what about the wipes? i've changed the brand but we have used them before without issues. i'm stuck and her butt is just so sore. she cant even enjoy her own bath time and she loves it.

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Jamie - posted on 09/19/2010

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You should talk to your doctor and see if it is really diaper rash. My daughter had what I though was diaper rash and I tried every kind of diaper rash creme and nothing worked and I took her to the doctor and he said that it was a YEAST INFECTION. I didn't even know that a child could get that but he gave me some creme for yeast infection and it went right away.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/17/2010

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My son had a yeast rash that lasted for his first 8 weeks of life. It was awful to even lay him on the changing table because he knew what was coming. I have never done so much research in my life about diapering. I hated the idea of cloth diapers at first because culturally it's "gross" to do, until I started learning what I'm subjecting my child's butt to! (60 different chemicals and a super absorbant gel which was band from tampons back in the 80's which caused toxic shock syndrome. Also note we are the only country which it is legal to use this super absorbant gel) Needless to say, I tried every cream, I tried a cream from the doctor, I tried different brands of disposables, wipes, browning flour, you name it, I tried it..and you know what worked? Sunlight, air, no sugar, and cloth diapers. I backed off of every cream and I having the newborn constantly peeing and pooing, I felt like I was constantly outside, but I was determined to get rid of it no matter what I did.

Also know, yeast feeds on sugar. So if you eat large amounts of sugar (even complex carbs) and you are breastfeeding/or you are feeding your child sugar, you will have a much more difficult time getting rid of the "yeast rash"

Here are some articles/websites you can look at if you are interested....

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/
http://www.goodnaturedbaby.com/

ps. not to mention the earth we are killing away from disposables (found on wikipedia: An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used each year in the US, resulting in a possible 3.4 million tons of used diapers adding to landfills each year)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_...

Alex - posted on 09/17/2010

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yea sounds like thrush, its a natural thing and sometimes babies bodies just produce it for no reason tho u can pass it on during the birth, get a cream that says nappyrash for anti fungal sumtimes it takes more then one tube and keep putting it on for a few days after its totally cleared up cause if u stop when it seems clear it comes back fast as i found lol
good luck :)

Chantelle - posted on 09/17/2010

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umm try leaving her airdry after you wipe her clean let her go on the floor for 5 mins without a diaper. sure she might pee on the floor but what is a little bit of water lol i had to do it with my daughter.

Christine - posted on 09/17/2010

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My daughter had a bad reaction to her diapers. have you thought about changing diaper brands? Try one with no dyes or perfumes.

Bethany - posted on 09/17/2010

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Babies usually get yeat infections when their good bacteira is unbalanced, especially after a round of antibiotics. You need to replace the good bacteria and it will help to control the yeast. My daughter is almost 3 and she's had yeast infection diaper rashes since she was born. We give her Florastor Kids, a good probiotic, and use aquaphor and nystatin. She also can use only one brand of diaper. Good luck!

Meghan - posted on 10/19/2009

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Aquafor is the BEST!!! My little girl gets bad diaper rash every once in awhile and this clears it up usually in one diaper change. you can also give her a sink bath with a couple inches of water and some baking soda.

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My son had a diaper rash so bad it was bleeding, I used baby powder and it cleaned it right up. I know people say not to use it, but it did work for us!

Hiprchik34 - posted on 10/18/2009

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how do infants get yeast infections? i may be wierd asking about this especially since i've never had one myself. what are the tell-tale signs of them in infants?

Cassy - posted on 10/17/2009

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Buy monastat or vagisil for women's yeast infections and put it on at every diaper change. I just did it for my son and it was visibly improved in just one diaper change and gone completely in two days. I had already tried the desatin or desitin mixed with malox, A & D, butt paste and the pediatrician perscribed meds and some other expensive diaper creams...

Hiprchik34 - posted on 10/17/2009

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its patchy red all over. when it gets bad it gets to the point of almost bleeding. i may try switching wipes to see if that is it.

Mikina - posted on 10/16/2009

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what does the rash look like cause it could be a yeast infection? they prescibe nastatin for that. good wipes to use are the pampers all natural with aloe. it could also be the brand of diapers.

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have you tried a mixture of desatin and mallox? You take a tube of desatin and about 3-4 crushed tablets of mallox(yes for heartburn) and mix them together. Pile on the cream and hopefully it should do the trick. There is another cream calle Carona cream it is acctually for animals but I have been able to find it at stores like WalMart it works well also especially if the butt rash is to the point of bleeding. Also are you sure it is not a yeast infection some times those can get pretty painful for kids.

Amy - posted on 10/16/2009

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When you give her a bath use original liquid Dial soap on her diaper area. Using it along with a diaper cream works wonders.

Heather - posted on 10/16/2009

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Has the doctor prescribed a cream for a yeast infection? My daughter sometimes had trouble with those. Wipes could be the issue...I had to switch up every so often with my daughter. I also had to change diapers every couple packs because some of the stuff they put in them would make her have a rash.

Kimberly - posted on 10/16/2009

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I worked in a pediatrician office for 8 years and there was one main ointment that we recommended for all our patients. It's called Aquaphor...I swear it works wonders! I've used it for my children for just about all their skin ailments, from diaper rash to severely dry chapped lips. It's made for very sensitive skin. It's almost like a vaseline and works like a water barrier so when the baby urinates or has a bowel movement in the diaper, it will still protect the skin. Try it! I am confident it will help.

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