Does anyone have any good home diaper rash remedies. My 20 month old has been having terrible diarrhea and absolutely freaks when i have to change his diaper. It's breaking my heart. I feel like i've tried a hundred things. Does anyone have any ideas?

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User - posted on 02/10/2009

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2 things:



1. We found A&D to work the best ... but not the kind with the zincoxide (that made it worse). The A&D kind of looks like petroleum jelly only a little browner.



2. We also found that if nothing seems to be working - if there are little red bumps or if the skin gets a little dry or scaly or both ... then it was usually a yeast infection. Babies don't have enough good bacteria on their skin yet to fight the bad bacteria so they get yeast infections on top of their skin in the diaper area cause its dark and damp and warm there. Our doctor told us to use an athlete's foot medicine called Lotrimin. It an over the counter cream in the athlete's foot isle. The doctor can also perscribe that even though it is over the counter. That clears it right up with in 1-3 days and you notice a big difference towards the end of the first day.



 



So ya A&D and Lotrimin work great for us

Tonya - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughter is very prone to getting diaper rash. If she ever gets diarreah, it can turn from bad to worse very quickly.



One time when this happened I called the nurse at our pediatricians office and she told me to buy Dr. Smith's diaper ointment and Desitin diaper ointment (not creme) in the purple tube.



Then she said, that when I changed her it was very important to use a wet rag instead of wipes, then let the area air dry. I usually helped this process along by fanning her bottom with the diaper. Then once it is dry, apply a thin layer of Dr. Smith's diaper ointment and then a layer of the Desitin. IT WORKED!!! So good in fact I swear by it. It is amazing how the combination of the two clear it up within a couple of days totally.



But if for some reason it doesn't help within a couple of days make sure and go to the doctor because it could be a yeasty diaper rash and for that you have to use prescription diaper creme.

Lindsay - posted on 02/01/2009

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VASELINE!!!! My daughter just had a bout of diarrhea for a couple of days.She screamed,sqinched and wouldn't let me get near her to change her diaper because of the pain.I wiped her gentley with a cold wet rag to help sooth and then applied lots and lots of vaseline.I mean LOTS!!!! It was as if it helped immediately.She had a dirty diaper a couple hours later and didn't hesitate to let me change her.She still was red and tender,but she acted as if the pain had subsided.The rash was gone by morning.I continued to use the vaseline even after the diarrhea stopped.I've always used A&D ointment,but now I'm a true believer in VASELINE!

Kayla - posted on 01/31/2009

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There are so many remedies out there...I have heard of yeast infection cream working wonders. Just remember that every child is different, and every child's skin is different, so if at first you don't succeed, try again! Also, sometimes powders get in the lungs, so be careful!

Stephanie - posted on 01/31/2009

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take lotrimen ( the foot fungus cream) apply a thin layer leave it on for a few seconds, wipe it off then put a layer of hydrocortisone on. this works wonders. it will clear up the rash quick . we got it from our pediatrician.  Also stay away from using the wipes, use plain water.  to help with the diarreha use the brat diet- bananas, rice, apples or apple sauce and toast.

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Ashley - posted on 02/10/2009

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I went through the same thing when my son was a newborn. I tried everything and none of them worked or washed off. The pharmacist recommended Cortaid. It is an ointment used for anti itch. It worked so well and very fast I never used anything else for him or my daughter. My sister used it as well. Just the regular cortaid. Not the cream ointment or extra strength. I would recommend it highly!

Amanda - posted on 02/06/2009

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Magic butt cream. A doctor I worked with told me about it. Mix equal parts of hydrocortizone(SP) and neosporin. The pharmacy can add something else to it for yeast.Hope this helps.

Nikki - posted on 02/06/2009

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buttermilk and flour works, i had to use it once when i first came home with him

Leigh - posted on 02/05/2009

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Cornstarch!!! It works wonders!!! I just pour it on with every diaper change and the rash goes away fast!!!

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2009

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I have found that A&D ointment works the best. Diaper rash needs to be covered with a thick layer of any cream you choose.  When changing the diaper only clean the dirty layer. If you can keep some of the cream on and not clean down to the skin again, that will keep the skin healing under it. Remember...the babies bum is like a little cake. So frost it how you would want your cake frosted.

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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are you sure its a rash. my son had a yeast infection when he was two weeks old and it lasted a long time. i tried everything on it and finally got acidophulus in capsules and just put that on his rash..it cleared it up so quick...i would definetly make sure its not a yeast infection first.

User - posted on 02/05/2009

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My son also gets really bad diaper rash... What i do is used baby powder the frist two days to dry it up and than i use desitin to get rid of the rest of it on the third day

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2009

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Our Dr. recommended Maalox- you can just pour some over the rash, and it helps take the burn out, or you can mix a large tube of desitin cream with 2 oz of maalox and then thicken it with cornstarch.  My son had terrible diaper rashes, and this worked wonders!

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I swear by Boudreaux's Buttpaste. My daughter had diarrhea last week and got a horrible rash...the butt paste calmed the rash in about 3-4 days. I also used to use aquaphor...it worked well on my other 2 kids. Good luck with the rash...hope he gets better soon!

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My 18 month old has VERY sensitive skin. Boudreaus (may be mispelled) But Paste is the best diaper cream out there by far. It has the most zink content. In addidtion to that, you should try to figure out the cause of the diarrhea, it could be a reaction to a food. Alot of acidy foods can hurt them or even a new dairy allergy. I would tak to your peditrician.

Krystal - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hey,



My son gets the runs everytime he is put on antibiotics. Within an hour or two his poor little bum is red and bleeding. : (   My gandmother had eight children and had a fool proof method. We put a generous amount of baking soda into a warm bath. This soothes their bottem and relaxes them because most children love bathtime. The baking soda cleans the open sours and helps to heal them.  I then put Aquaphor on or whatever you find works best. You can give them as many bathes as needed. I stand by my grandmother this works!!!

Beverly - posted on 02/04/2009

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this is a subject so close to home for me... it runs in my family to have food sensitivities or allergies. I am sensitive to citrus and i was nursed. when my mom ate oranges i got diarreha as a baby. then i went through teh same thing with my daughter. It turned out she has multiple allergies but only 2 foods caused her horrible diaper rashes.  if you test some of the foods that he is eating by removing them from his diet for a while to see if it heals. or if you are nursing removing high allergen foods from your diet one at a time to see if he heals.



i found that nothing worked better on soothing the rash than just plain corn starch. rather than baby powder. i tried to keep the rash away more than anything. for my daughter diet control worked once we found her trigger foods and removed then we had no more issues with diaper rashes at all.

Amber - posted on 02/04/2009

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Whatever you do, do NOT put baby powder on his bottom! I found the hard way it makes it sooooo much worse! My son has extremely sensitive skin and the only I have found that ever worked for him or my daughter is Butt Paste. It is a godsend! That and lots and lots of naked time!!!! Hope the little man feels better soon!

Amber - posted on 02/04/2009

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Whatever you do, do NOT put baby powder on his bottom! I found the hard way it makes it sooooo much worse! My son has extremely sensitive skin and the only I have found that ever worked for him or my daughter is Butt Paste. It is a godsend! That and lots and lots of naked time!!!! Hope the little man feels better soon!

Kristle - posted on 02/04/2009

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Corn Starch is great ... plus if u use warm cloths and not wipes it really helps them with the pain...

Liz - posted on 02/04/2009

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I would swear by the original desitin it has 40% zink oxide and that will help clear it up also try feeding yougart,the probiotics really help their tummys! good luck

April - posted on 02/04/2009

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My pediatrician recommended using an athletes foot cream when my daughter had that problem. I laughed at the time, but bought Lotrimin and it cleared her up in a few days! When she just has a slight rash, I have found that Bourdeaux Butt Paste does wonders!

Julia - posted on 02/04/2009

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its not a home remady but it really does work wonders fast. METANIUM. u can get it on prescription off ur health visitor and also in supermarkets and some chemists. i use it on dylan every nite to stop any chance of him getting a rash at nite where hes had a nappy on all nite. when he has a dirty nappy, if its not changed within 5 mins of being done he gets so sore. the skin goes brite red and ha slittle ulcers on the skin.



this cream will cler it overnite xx

Aleycia - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son had horrible diaper rash b/c he had diarrhea for 2 weeks. It was blistering it was so bad and he's never had diaper rash for more than one diaper change before. I used A&D ointment and it really helped. Also give him a bath, just wash him with lukewarm water and diaper him, when he goes to sleep or if he lays nicely lay him on a towel and let his little butt air out. Try to avoid using wipes, use a baby washcloth with water only or baby wash if you must, until the rash clears up because wipes can sting and make it worse. Whatever ointment you do use put a thick layer all over his cheeks, rash and up to his penis. Let as much air as possible get to it and cut his dairy out or down to one serving a day and put him on the BRAT diet. Good luck.

Jonelle - posted on 02/03/2009

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Dermocream worked for me. I have heard that corn starch is a good natural remedy...

Angela - posted on 02/03/2009

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when my little one gets nappy rash hardly ever i use nutri-rich oil from nutrimetics best thing ever and i only seem to have to use it once and itss gone and it doesnt seem to hurt her if you cant get a hold of that just try something with apricots, best thing ever to prevent is corn flour i used it on my older one and she NEVER got nappy rash the younger i dont need to use it.

Jen - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son would get bad diaper rashes to the point where they were raw, and bleeding. I've worked in a daycare nursery and I have yet to see rashes as bad as his were.

We were at the Dr's so often with this that the dr. eventually told me what was in the magic little white bottle of prescription cream...the prescription would cost 30$ for about 1 ounce which usuially lasted for 1 rash.

she told us that it's one part Ihle's paste, one part hydracortizone(sp?) and one part canestin ointment...yup the stuff for yeast infections....miracle ointment...fights off bacterial infections, heals it up nice...throw on a layer of vaseline to create a barrier, everyother diaper change Air it out...and you should see an immediate improvement. While diarrhea is happening use vaseline at every diaper change to prevent it from bacterial infection.... At bathtime throw a cup of finely ground oatmeal in the water... and you're good to go. If there's anything I know, It's diaper rashes...I learned the unfortunate way :(

Amanda - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son also gets terrible nappy rash when he is teething. I have found that olive oil (you can buy it from the chemist, I don't know if it's the same as the cooking oil) works wonders, you only need the smallest amount and I also use cornstarch instead of talc (Gaia and Johnsons both sell cornstarch powders - Johnsons have some aloe it in as well). Bepanthenan ointment is also fantastic.

Hayley - posted on 02/03/2009

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hey there nappy rash is the worst my son got it the other day and he has quite sensitive skin i tried other vitamin creams but it just got worse then i put on tis stuff called pot of gold i think it may be organic and the next morning there wosent a mark on him!!but you should always test stuff first because sumthing that work miracles on my son my daughter reacts to vice versa.good luck

User - posted on 02/03/2009

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Aquafor. I have the giant tub on the changer and use it every single time I change them. Miracle stuff!

Michelle - posted on 02/03/2009

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all i do is give her plenty of air time normally just after breakfast and then again bout half hour b4 i get her ready 4 bed and then i use vaseline just cake it on works 4 my daughter x

Nichole - posted on 02/03/2009

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yes, Lanolin. You can find it in the lansinoh brand for breastfeeding mothers

Shalae - posted on 02/03/2009

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Air time and breastmilk! I have used breastmilk on 3 of 4 of my babies when I notice their tush getting a little red. Works everytime! When my ds got older and I wasnt nursing anymore, I used burts bees and neosporin if it was really bad, but usually I would just let him air it out! Hope your little one is feeling better!

Emily - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hello! Have you tried having him out of the diaper and airing his bum for a good few hours? putting a towel down and making it fun really does work and means your not too worried about getting your house dirty!

Candi - posted on 02/03/2009

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Get that bottom clean and let him run free! Yes with diareah this can be a little dangerous. Maybe find something fun to do in the bathroom or kitchen floor, where you can easily clean up. Vasaline can work to keep the moisture off the the bum. Change his diapers as soon as he pee's or poo's. Good Luck!

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bordeaux butt paste!  smear it on thick and then dust with baby powder.  works every time for my 23 month old's worst diaper rashes.  i usually see improvement after the first diaper change.  do it every diaper and my son's rash is usually gone in a 24 hr. period. good luck!

Roquessa - posted on 02/03/2009

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My 2 Year old used to get a diaper rash, when she was a baby, due to diarrhea. I used BALMEX ointment and it worked wonders!

Sasha - posted on 02/03/2009

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ok- I didn't have time to read the FIFTY SIX replies to this message:) But- I liked to use Colloidal Silver in a little spray bottle. Clears up all sorts of things- I got it at my health food store. I use cloth diapers too.. and love burts bees diaper cream:) good luck!

Sam - posted on 02/03/2009

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hey girlies its weird to me how with something so pure and natural as a baby that that mums are putting all sorts on there little ones! there are so many unnessesery chemicals in these products. think about the chlorine in these diapers/nappies-do u really think its to ur childs benifit!!! slash consumerism and think back to basics - go natural. be pure!

Ashley - posted on 02/03/2009

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I have always used this cream called Butt Paste..funny name but it has worked very well for my kids..

Kristin - posted on 02/03/2009

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Also don't use baby wipes while he has the rash, it will just make it worse. Use a wet wash cloth or wet down soft paper towel.

Kristin - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son gets diaper rash a lot and I use a cream called Triple Paste. It works everytime! It's kind of expensive, but you don't need to use much. At first I could only find it at Walgreens, but the last time I went to WalMart I seen that they had started carrying it as well. Good luck!!

Lisa - posted on 02/03/2009

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I had the same thing happen with my daughter when she was on an antibiotic. I talked to my grandmother and she said to Burn Flour. I know it sounds odd but it is the best thing I have found. It actually cleared her butt up in like 3 days and we havent had another rash since.

Christine - posted on 02/03/2009

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Straight cornflour works wonders and alot of it change nappies more regularly my son had alot of bad diaper rash whilst cutting his teeth.Goodluck i hope you find something that works i know exactly what your going through.

Sarah - posted on 02/03/2009

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hi there, there is a  nappy cream made by weleda that i swear by. it really works, i will now not use anything else. it comes in an orange box and u can buy it in health food shops (but not holland n barrat) or they have a website and i've  also seen it on ebay. hope this helps. Sarah. 

Rebecca - posted on 02/03/2009

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When my son got really bad diaper rash, we would let him sit in a lukewarm bath and play then set him on some towels without a diaper on.  He might potty on the towel, but our son loved the naked time.

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give him bananas and no meat until it's better. yoghurt will also help it. No juises, or acid fruits, they would make it worse. If your little one doesn't like bananas, give it papayas. good luck, tea with honey will do it too. lol

Vanessa - posted on 02/02/2009

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i know it can drive you nuts knowing that you have tried and nothing works.. but why don't you try all natural stuff... like aloa vera.. but what i did use for my boy was pawpaw ointment it is the best... and try and allow the area dry keepin it moist will just make it worse i know , cause with my first is was trial an error lol.. go to the chemist and i can't remember the name but you can buy stuff to stick in the bath it will help... and of coarse afterwards let him have fresh air nappies keep alot of heat... even if you buy him underwear if your uncomfortable lettin him run nude it's alot better then nappies, could be a great way to start toilet training lol best of luck

Chelsey - posted on 02/02/2009

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If its really raw u want it to dry it out, baby powder cornstarch or even perhaps the parched flour, the zinc oxide cream is good for it but sometimes it does'nt work

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I've heard to just take his diaper off for a few hours, put a tarp down, put diaper rash ointment on his butt, and let it heal naturally in the air. I've never had to do this, but I've heard it works, though maybe a little messy since you have to worry about a tarp and if he's crawling and such.

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