DIAPER RASH

Kristen - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 129 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old daughter has had rashes since she was born. The doctor doesnt care about it and says use desitin. Well i've tried that, triple paste, butt paste....EVERYTHING and its just plain raw! Another doctor scripted a yeast infection cream and ointment. It works, however when the tube is done. It comes back and sometimes worse. They are like lil circles and no matter what both doctors now say its normal! What should i do?

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Felisha - posted on 01/20/2010

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okay, so I was raised in a small town in Orange City, Iowa... awesome doctors and pharmacists... When my daughter was little I had the same problem.. I went to the DutchMill pharmacy in Orange City, Iowa and got Plenders Diaper Ointment.. they make it themselves.. and have used it ever since.. my sisters here in Delaware even found it very useful and now my mom either sends it to us.. or i've heard you can order it off the internet.. its a little pricy.. big bottle around $11... but it is so worth it.. clears everything right up.. Honestly... try to find it and try it!

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2010

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My son gets the same thing, the rash gets raw and even bleeds. My trick is to put vaseline first all over the area and then I use a diaper rash cream that has 40% zinc oxide, and it normally clears up in a couple of days. Have you noticed what gives her the rash? My son gets them from acidic things so if he has tomatoes or juice I apply some before so he won't be able to make contact with the skin.

Hilary - posted on 01/21/2010

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I know this might sound weird but if it is a yeast rash it is kinda like jock itch and if you buy cream for jock itch and be for warned don't put it on the inside of her girly bits just the outside it sould clear up really quickly.

Tanya - posted on 01/18/2010

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I would suggest maybe seeing a dermatologist not a regular doctor, and if you havent tried different diapers yet maybe that will work too. Good luck.

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Serenda - posted on 01/22/2010

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Stop using cremes. Chances are, her butt may be too moist. Try using baby powder. Every time my son gets a rash (not often anymore) my son's dad goes for the cremes... and all they do is irritate the rash even more. So, I started using baby powder and like a few hours later it's usually doing better and in a day or two: almost nothing. My son likes it too.

Kara - posted on 01/22/2010

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Ask the Dr. about a diaper rash ointment called Happy Hiney (sp) It's a prescription diaper rash ointment but it really seems to work wonders. All 3 of my kids have used it whenever diaper rash appears. If that doesn't help my grandma always said to use cornstarch.

Brandi - posted on 01/22/2010

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well i always used tripple paste on it with some browned flour and my daughters went away but she used to get some really bad ones too that would turn into yeast infections as well and i also started putting her on the potty at 6 months old and she was fully potty trianed by a year

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2010

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i have always tried to keep the area as dry and clean as possible. we only used huggies on both of our kids and aveeno works really well. also make sure your child isn't eating/drinking excess sugars. good luck to you.

Teresa - posted on 01/22/2010

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My son has had trouble too, my mom told me to use cornstarch! And believe it or not it clears up ANYTHING he has. I put a bunch in there and just try and keep him as dry as I can. Also the only diapers he can use are pampers. Anything else was irritating him terribly. Give the cornstarch a try, I hope it all works out for you! Good luck :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010

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we've used Maalox( heartburn medicine) and Crisco mix those to together to form a paste and use at every diaper change and it clears up and also we would just our daughter sit in the bathtub for awhile and then we started using Lotrimin ( athelete feet) medicine that clears it up but is a little pricey and butt paste worked the best her diaper rash got so bad. But i would try the crisco and maalox

Casey - posted on 01/22/2010

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its called a yeast build in your childs gut..your baby needs a lot of probiotics and probably to stop anything with yeast...maybe start ur child on a gluten free diet

Marti - posted on 01/22/2010

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There's a medicaided foot powder that is amazing and worked wonders on my son's raw tush. I wanna say its called Mexana or something like it. You can find it by the foot powders.

Tane - posted on 01/22/2010

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maybe try changing ure soap powder, she might be allergic to the soap powder that u use to wash clothes in i know this because i come up in welts, round circles that are raised and their is nothing that will stop the iching un less i use phenegan ( and anti histamine), try that if that don't work im not sure

Tane - posted on 01/22/2010

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when my son get nappy rash i use sudo cream, which has zinc in it, sudo cream clears nappy rash with in 2-3 hrs as long as u use it as soon as it starts, and every time u change a nappy keep putting on the sudo cream, it can be bought in any suppermarket, even target

Megan - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter had thrush really bad which also gave her diaper rashes, I used Crisco.. works great! i also use it on her eczema, works for that too!

Shay - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hi, my daughter gets diaper rashes and her doctor prescribes a medicine called 'Nystatin'. It works so well. It clears in 1 day & a half.... u should aske ur pediatritian to prescribe it to ur baby I think you will be happy with it. It works better than desatin and a&d! I hope u try it! Good luck!

Dana - posted on 01/22/2010

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I found that hydrocortizone cream works wonders! I also found out that the green kind of wipes from huggies TORE my babys butt up. I now use just the natural care and the rashes seem to have diminished and i dont need to use the hydrocortizone cream as much.

Jessica - posted on 01/22/2010

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we have had the same problem one of my twins have very sensitive skin and our dr. recomended aquaphor its a little pricey but it works so much better than desitin, then after it clears up try to just put either bag balm or vasalin on the area to keep the moisture away. see if that helps.

Lily - posted on 01/22/2010

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Ask your doctor to prescribe Nystatin, it's awesome and it took care of both my boy's diaper rash issues!

Lily - posted on 01/22/2010

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Ask your doctor to prescribe Nystatin, it's awesome and it took care of both my boy's diaper rash issues!

Sylvie - posted on 01/22/2010

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i had that problem with my second and used a jock itch cream....i know it sounds weird but it worked...both my kids were allergic to the zinc oxide found in regular diaper creams and it always made the rashes worse....and i even found that i had two use different diapers for each of them ( thankfully they weren't in diapers at the same time!!) and if you use formula you may want to try a different one....i tried 5 different types for my first and my second was only able to drink soy based.....they all contributed to heavy rash difficulties...good luck

AMANDA - posted on 01/22/2010

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BEST DIAPER RASH SOLUTION EVER......."BAG BALM". YOU CAN FIND IT @ CVS, FEED STORES, & WALMART. IT COMES IN A GREEN TIN BOX. PLEASE GET A NEW PEDI DR. THE TWO WORST THINGS IN LIFE ARE A NEVER ENDING IRRATION ON YOUR BUTT AND A DR WHO DOESN'T CARE.

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter had this problem for a few weeks and we switched her diapers and the wipes we were using. Since then she has been rash free, turns out she just has really sensitive skin and was allergic to the brands we were using. Our ped also told us that if the rash kept coming back to try not using wipes at all, but damp washclothes to wipe her.

Tamra - posted on 01/22/2010

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I would get a second oppion. when I used pampers my son got a rash so I switched him to huggies. I also found out the the pampers wipes i was used was also causing his rashes so i switched his to huggies too. I would try another brand of diapers or even another brand of wipes.

Lacey - posted on 01/22/2010

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my daughter is the same way. sometimes she's spotted then it just goes really red and she's even peeled. none of the creams seem to work and if they do it comes right back. her doctor said she is getting it because she's teething. something about acidy poo. makes no sense i know but lots of people have said that. he also said with the desitin to make sure you use the original not the creamy because it works better. we just saw him and switched and it seems to be helping. its really thick and smells but it doesnt come off easy which is supposed to be why it works. hers doesnt bother her though if your daughters does it may be something different. my friends son used to get bad diaper rash and they had to switch diapers. only 1 kind of diapers worked and it stopped.

Patricia - posted on 01/22/2010

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I know this sounds strange but try a corn starch just sprinkle it on when you do a diaper change it has wonderful healing properties my daughter was very sensitive on her diaper area and my midwife gave me that advice thought she was slightly insane but it worked for her give it a try you never knw within 2 days I had noticed a difference

Kristie - posted on 01/22/2010

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Have you tried using cloth diapers? Sometimes the chemicals in regular huggies, pampers...etc can cause a bad irritation on babies skin. I use both cloth and Seventh Generation chlorine free diapers and my son rarely gets an kind of diaper rash. If my son does start to get a little bit red on his bum I use Nature's Baby Organics Diaper Cream (I get it from Whole Foods) and it clears it up fast and really seems to comfort him. I hope this helps. **If you do decided to use cloth diapers Charlie's Soap (www.charliesoap.com) is wonderful and I was told when I started cloth diapers that other degergents can burn your child's skin when mixed with urine... that spooked me so I have not tried any other degergent with the cloth diapers). I hope this helps and that your daughter's skin clears up soon! Good luck and best wishes!

Jessica - posted on 01/22/2010

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With My Son i Used Sudacream It works really well and after a bath or even after a change maybe put some lotion on to keep it moisturized. A baby weather boy or girl should be wiped after a pee to not just a poop :D i hope that i have helped

Catherine - posted on 01/21/2010

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My baby was the same way, she came out with a red bottom that just never went away. Even now, she is potty trained, she has not the red splotches anymore but bumps. She gets red and bumpy all around her tushy and the tops of her legs. The doc's told me the same thing that its normal and it would go away when I wouldn't have to use diapers anymore, wrong. Out of all the diaper creams I bought and was prescribed, I have to say my favorite was old fashion vaseline. It didn't help with the red, but it kept her lubricated so she wasn't in so much pain and raw. I have to agree with the other mommies, let her go naked for a while. I swear by Aveeno bath for the sensitive skin, then I powder her tooshy and let her go naked for a little bit, but only long enough to not pee on the floor, lol. I kept my kids in Pampers Swaddlers until the tabs wouldn't close. The soft material really let the skin breathe I think. One time a nurse told me to use Neosporin with lidocain, or whatever to numb her but I wasn't that daring. That poor baby :(

AnneMarie - posted on 01/21/2010

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we used the 1% cortizone cream and i found that if i let her be naked for atleast 20 min a day and just "aired out" it helped a lot. we also had to change her diaper brand..we cant use the target brand. also putting her in a bath with just some baking soda would also help..but it becomes super slippery so becareful! OH and my mother in law swares by olive oil..making sure the area is clean then rubbing a little on the area..my cousins do that too instead of using all the store creams it seems to be working for them..

Amber - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son had the worst diaper rash and I couldn't find a cream that worked either. But I ended up using an old remedy that every mother in my family used and it worked. I just used pure cornstarch, it dries up the rash and doesnt allow for it to get moist in the sensitive areas so yeast cant grow.

Ana - posted on 01/21/2010

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best stuff ver is calmoseptien, sold at walmart ...my lil girl has had bad one since birth and my doc recommended this and it is amazing, if she pees you just leave it on...works great I leave it on for a few hours or until she poops..,you have to ask the pharmacy for it cause they keep it behind the counter. Hope it helps! I give all new mommies it in our baby shower gift pack :)

Lindsay - posted on 01/21/2010

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What diaper brand do you use? My daughter had non stop rashes from the time they put the pampers diaper on her in the hospital, turned out she was allergic to them! I switched her to Huggies Supremes and havn't had a rash since. During the clearing up of the pampers rash I also found out that she is allergic to all white diaper rash creams. She can only handle A & D and Aquaphor. I would recommend trying a different brand of diaper.

Maggie - posted on 01/21/2010

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I would seriously think about getting a second opinion maybe take your child to a different pediatrician. I can't imagine that they would say that it's normal for a child to have a continual diaper rash. Some children have very sensitive skin though and it could be the brand of diapers you use, the laundry detergent, or even the rash cream you use. I would write down everything at least for a few weeks on your child;s condition. Try changing some things and see how it works for a week or so. Maybe even take some pictures when the rash is at it's worst. Whatever you do, don't give up when the doctor says it's normal. Keep them updated on it and let them know that you are not okay with how this is turning out. Good Luck!

Nic - posted on 01/21/2010

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well I would keep the cream in stock as long as you can...give her a bath before bed and in the morning at least a quick rise. When your at home lay her on the floor or sit her on the floor and let her girly area breath for a bit..she might like playing nakey...lol. Try using different brand diapers and or wipes. use desiten inbetween healing it will work. Later try asking another doctor

Doreen - posted on 01/21/2010

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I have the perfect solution for you. My son was getting rashes and we used this stuff called PINKXAV pernounced pink salve. it prevents diaper rash and it clears it up also pulls moister away from her skin. also if you give her apple juice because of the acid in the juice can cause diaper rash. Just beware of the juice and certain foods you feed her because of the acid that is in it can cause the rashes to be worse more times than others.

Lisa - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hello, my name is Lisa and I had the same problem with my daughter.....and to tell you the truth the ONLY thing i found to work was bag balm.....i know what you are thinking but hey it doesnt hurt to give it a go....?? let me know how things go!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2010

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firstly... if your doctor isnt showing concern for something that you are concerned about... id find another doctor that will listen to your concerns and show appropriate amounts of interest, and address it all.
secondly... heres what helped my daughters when they had bad rashes, at every diaper change, i would get a dish of warm water, and used that instead of baby wipes, i would take a soft dry cloth and tap them dry.. place diaper rash cream on the affected area, only every other diaper change. also a little bit of baby powder with cornstarch, only on the back of the diaper (my doctor once told me that with little girls you shouldnt use baby powder, because it can get into their vagina and cause infections.) and keep the area as dry as possible. another thing you might want to try, is place your baby on a towel without a diaper on for a hour or so a day, so that she can get some air 'down there'... hope this helps you, cause these steps sure helped me.

Vicky - posted on 01/21/2010

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my daughter had a v bad rash when about 9 months i think - it was raw too...we just stopped using wipes (just warm water and cotton wool) we used caneston hc cream & it was amazing! you could see the difference after a day! also, make sure you are sparing with any cream you use! cus if you use too much it can stop the nappy locking any moisture away and makes the rash worse!! good luck ;-)

Shannon - posted on 01/21/2010

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i know you have said that yo use a lot of paste, but do you also use baby powder? my daughter had kinda that same thing going on and we found out that it was the baby powder that was doing it. especially the lavender scented one. we also only use the butt cream when she poops and nothing else inbetween because of all the moisture from her urine. hopethat helps

Crystal - posted on 01/21/2010

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I know this may sound silly, but breast milk is suppose to help cure diaper rash. It's rich with nutrients and immune boosting agents and is supposed to be able to heal rashes, scrapes, and acne. Also try to use melaleuca ointment. I used it on my son's circumcision and it healed faster than I was told it would. I also noticed that I didn't have to give him pain relievers cause it naturally numbs the area.

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My son is 12 months old and never had a diaper rash until a few weeks ago. The first thing I did was stop using wipes, even if you use sensitive skin wipes. They all contain chemicals. I would clean him with a wash cloth and water. I pat him clean instead of rubbing. For the hard to remove poop, I used baby oil and paper wipes (You can find them in baby supply stores. I got mine at Babies 'R' Us. $2.99 for 24). Before I put the diaper on, I would make sure his bum was completely dry, apply Aveno diaper rash cream then Baby Goldbaum (not sure of the spelling) powder. It cleared up in a couple of days. It was a lot of work, but it really helped. Another thing that I have always done too is use A&D Ointment at EVERY diaper change. Hope this helps!

Sunny - posted on 01/21/2010

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When my baby boy was 9 days old he started getting a rash and I kept vasilene on it and when I tried balmex it spread that sucker like wild fire went to the doctor 2 times and got 2 differnt precriptions they didnt help and almost seem to make it worse. I heard something that my husbands aunt suggested and asked the doctor about it, It is Maloxx and Aquaphor my Dr. said the maloxx was to dry the rash & aquaphor a moisture barrier. I also switched from wipes to viva papertowels. I also used a blow dryer to dry his bum between diaper changes. I held the dryer away from him & kept it moving & my hand in middle so I knew when it was getting to warm. The rash is now gone & I use vasoline now its cheaper then Aquaphor. I also changed Diapers to Luvs. I hope you find something that works soon.

Laura - posted on 01/21/2010

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When my daughter was first born people gave us lots of diapers so we didn't have to buy any, alot of them were Huggies and she had a rash an entire time we used them, Once we switched to a different brand the rash went away. Also once we tryed the Up and Up brand from Target and those made her get a rash right away. I would change the diapers you use. also I know someone whose daughter was allergic to the diaper wipes. Giving and bath and letting the bottom air out also helps relieve rash a little.

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It might be the diapers, if we use anything besides pampers my son will get a rash. And it gets hard because they are so expensive. But a few months ago he got an ear infection and was put on antibiotics which caused bad diarrhea, which caused a bad rash. No matter what we did we couldn't get rid of that rash until the doctor told us to leave his diaper off at 30 minute intervals for about 3 days so it could "air out". It worked great, but it was a huge mess.

Meagan - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son had the same problem, he would be screaming his little head off...turned out he was allergic to the soy formula. I would try getting him to a different docor. If the doctor he currently is seeing isnt listening to your valid concers then he shouldnt be treating people. Doctors are there to listen and find the problem...hope that helps!!

Kelly - posted on 01/21/2010

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We went through the same thing, tried every diaper. Finally switched to cloth and her skin cleared up instantly. Took some tweaking to get a system that worked for me, but her butt has been clear ever since. I agree about a dermatologist though if your not ready to try cloth (they're a little to get used to, but worth it)

Tuesday - posted on 01/21/2010

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use damp cloth to wipe her. always make sure she is dry before cream is put on . i use a reciving blakey to pat her dry. i like clear onitment better then creamy. petroleum jelly works good and it is cheep.

Jessie - posted on 01/21/2010

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oh yea, if it is a yeast infection corn starch will actually feed the yeast. good luck

Jessie - posted on 01/21/2010

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do you breastfeed? my son and i had a similar problem when he was a few weeks old. i had yeast in my breast and he had it on his bottom. we passed it back and forth for awhile. it was awful since the script (nystatin) and cream did not work. the only thing that ended up working was something called gentian violet. it is a topical treatment that is sometimes used to treast thrush (yeast infection in the mouth). I painted it on my breast several days in a row and nursed him to make sure we both got treated. it makes a giant purple mess everywhere. you can apply it in the babys mouth with a cotton swab. I also made sure to sanitize and boil everything from my breast pump parts to bottles and pacifiers. he could have it in his mouth and you dont know it. also air out his behind as often as possible. lay him on a towel to nap or play. we had to stop using wipies for awhile too since those can cause extra irritation ( we used little cotton pad things or cotton balls). it was a loooong tiring process but its been gone for months now

Dominique - posted on 01/21/2010

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if i were you i went to a dermatologist. My son had a really bad skinrash. Every doctor said i didn't have to worry. Then i went to a specialist and he did tests. He was very allergic to milk. i got special cream with cortisone in it. And it became better. Maybe you can also try eosine and daktazine.

Ashley - posted on 01/21/2010

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i used hydrocortisone cream on my son's rashes.. he doesn't get them anymore. But yours sound more serious, definitely recommend seeing a dermatologist. Try changing the brand of diapers you use, clothing detergent, it's probably an allergy.

Mikka - posted on 01/21/2010

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My first son had really sensative skin, and rather than treating rashes, I regualrly put A&D Ointment on him when i changed him. That way it prevented the problem.

Christina - posted on 01/21/2010

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If she has diaper rash, you may wanna try to NOT use wipes on her at all. This might sound gross but, if you try washing her off in the sink after she goes poo or pee, it should eliminate any rash. My son used to get diaper rash and we heard washing him off in the sink and drying him off before putting his diaper on would cure it, and it did!

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