How do you get treat diaper rash?

Heather - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 117 moms have responded )

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My daughter's had diaper rash now for about a week in just one spot and I keep applying desitin and it doesn't seem to be helping. Is there anything else I could be doing?

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Jessica - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have found the best cure for diaper rash! I have used it on all 3 of my kids and recommended it to all of my friends! It seems to get the job done in just a few days. If you mix maalox and aquafor half and half (only mix what you need for a few days), apply to rash, let dry a little, and then put the diaper on. I have not found any regular diaper rash cream that works half as good as this!

Savannah - posted on 04/14/2010

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This is going to sound wierd but the best thing I found for my daughter's diaper rash is Bag Balm. It comes in a green square tin. I found it at my drug store but we are a small town. I know you can find it at any live stock store. Seriously its great, if my daughter has a diaper rash i put it on and its gone the later that day or the next! I would also try Corona, it comes in a yellow container.

Jessica - posted on 04/11/2010

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my daughters first diaper rash was really bad and intensely red, I couldn't get anything to work, I was about to take her to the doctor when i decided to change her brand of wipes and it went away the next time I put diaper rash cream on her. Turns out the wipes were irritating her skin she hasnt had a rash since.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2011

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Let her air dry sometimes, use just watered cloth instead of wipes, and use the GroVia Magic Stick! Seriously, I do all of these things and rashes never stay around for more than a day.

Jenny - posted on 04/10/2011

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Try different kinds of diaper cream. If you use the same one alot it will become less affective. I switch between destin, a&d, and monkey butt.

Ashley - posted on 04/17/2010

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Sometimes it just takes finding the right rash cream for you child, doctor will likely advise that first. There are many different types, doctors will usually have different samples available for you to try.

Also, I've found sometimes just a good cleaning in a nice warm bath helps a lot.

Esther - posted on 04/16/2010

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i use bag balm it comes in a green can. it is in the pet section at walmart! it is like a and d ointment but thicker! it works wonders.

Stephanie - posted on 04/16/2010

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A&D !!!!!

Its magic !

My kids get major diaper rash and it stops the burn right away

Rachael - posted on 04/16/2010

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I actually use a a paste that I get through amway! And it works wonders! :-) Amazing.... Or you can get a paste, from any super store that is called "butt paste" LoL And that works well too!

Becky - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter had a rash for a week and we have tried desitin and all the others but have found that the balmex works the best because it is really thick and stays on better after one night the balmex had it almost all the way cleared up.

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my daughter had the same thing. We went to wallgreens and you have to ask for it at the pharmacy its calmiseptine. it works wonders. Also try putting baby powder in her diaper. I know drs say not to use it because if the baby grabs it it can get into their lungs. Just make sure to keep it out of reach. But baby powder was the only thing that worked for me to prevent diaper rash

Kayla - posted on 04/16/2010

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Desitin never worked for my son, A&D always worked and i put a diaper that was one size bigger on him and it cleared up quickly...

Ashley - posted on 04/16/2010

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THE BEST THING FOR DIAPER RASH IS A&D ointment. its thick and sticks to the skin and does not come off on the diaper. my son had an allergic reaction to desitin and the doctor said " I dont recomend using that stuff anyway a&d ointment is the best way to go" and boy did it work.... never used anything else

Jacquelyn - posted on 04/16/2010

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my pediatrician told me DO NOT use baby wipes... use a washcloth or paper towel with only warm water.... wipes can just spread bacteria... and ad ointment always worked best for me

Brittiny - posted on 04/16/2010

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My youngest daughter used to get horrible diaper rash that would hurt just to look at. My grandmother recommended PINXAV (pronounced "Pink-Salve") diaper rash ointment. It is kinda spendy at around $7 or $8 a tube, but I have always found it to work really well. Now, with my son, anytime he starts to get the tiniest hint of a rash, we use it and it stops from spreading. Be warned, though, it stinks something fierce (like BenGay or something medicated) and is a lovely pink color. P.S. Also works great if you have a chubby baby with those neck rolls that capture drool!

Arrin - posted on 04/16/2010

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penitin my mom sears by it andso do i and when you have a little time to just cill tae the dper off and just let it air out

Amy - posted on 04/16/2010

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We use Buadraux's (sp?) Butt Paste when it is severe, but on regular basis to prevent them I use Johnson and Johnson Corn Starch powder on my son It sucks up all that moisture. Sometimes I use both. He only really gets a rash when he is on antibiotics or after acidic fruit. It works well.

Kari - posted on 04/16/2010

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i used destin on my daughter and it made it worse..... i have used Aquaphor Healing Ointment it works great

Jada - posted on 04/16/2010

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the miracle cure in our family is sudocreme, not nearly as thick and pastey as penatin creme much more gentle and rubs in like a lotion, redness will show improvement after 1 diaper change :D

Haneen - posted on 04/16/2010

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pantin cream ,lactol, and docomb cream these creams may help you also my husband is a doctor so you can trust

Christine - posted on 04/16/2010

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use desitin apply each time you change diaper or try to change the brand of your baby's diaper.

Nicole - posted on 04/16/2010

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The best but cream that you can get to make the diaper rash go away is Penaten. Apply it everytime you change a diaper it will go away.. it works awesome! i use it on my daughter everytime i change her diaper. you should consider it!

Haneen - posted on 04/16/2010

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look my baby had something and ithought it's diaper rash but it was'nt go to the doc. but if was use olive oil it's good really and change your diaper kind

Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2010

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balmex.thats all i gotta say my daughter had such a sever diaper rash i tried everything from homie rememdies so i just tried everything until BALMEX gave me results the first diaper change it said it on the product..so true but dont panic ur lil one will get them on and off ...but just put in every diaper change and it will prevent it or keep it soothed

Brandi - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter had diaper rash once,believe it or not,it was treated and cured with Lotrimin. I think that is what it is called. It is an athlete foot's cream,but it worked almost instantly.Honestly.We put it on twice before the diaper rash was gone.

Kaitlyn - posted on 04/16/2010

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My grandmother was a nurse and when my son had a diaper rash that wouldn't go away she suggested that it might be a yeast infection, and she advised me to go out and get some cream for yeast infections. I did that and it cleared it up within two days. Now whenever he gets a diaper rash i use the yeast cream and it clears it up instantly

Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2010

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canesten I know it is for yeast infections but my doctor gave it to me for my daughter when she had a horrible diaper rash and it cleared up in 2 days

Kaila - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter has had diaper rash really bad lately and nothing will get rid of it. My sister in law researched it for me and they say a warm bath w/ baking soda helps relieve the itch and irritation. My husband gave her a bath last night and the redness in her rash went down tremodously!

Sara - posted on 04/16/2010

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If you've tried all the creams, some good ol fresh air on that cute little but will do the trick :) when my son got diaper rash and wasnt crawling yet i would just lie a blanket under him and put him on his tummy so his butt could get some air and out of that stuffy diaper.

Carmen - posted on 04/16/2010

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And for the best baby bum cream you make it up yourself, buy a thing of zinc, and a thing of vaseline, mix 50-50 and your baby will always have a smooth bum ♥ (old nurses trick)

Debra - posted on 04/16/2010

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my tip is to make sure your baby's skin is dry before you put the dipper on. applying some baby powder also does the trick if you are in a rush and cannot let her skin breath for a few minutes

Love - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter's pedia prescribed her calmoseptine, the one use for burns, when her rashes became worse. she said it protects the baby's skin and gives a soothing feeling. Just apply it thinly on the skin infected by rashes.It's best to use cloth diapers when babies have rashes. It really helps a lot. And if you let your daughter play under the sun early in the morning, don't put on her a disposable diaper. Expose her rashes to the sun, it also helps. And best of all, consult your daughter's pediatrician. God bless! :-)

Erica - posted on 04/16/2010

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There's a product called Formula 2 that was developed by a pharmacist. It works for everything, including diaper rash, diabetic care, wound care, dry skin, I even used it help heal and moisturize my tattoo. You should check it out! If you download the brochure, there's a picture of the before and after diaper rash picture. http://www.formula2skincare.com/default....

Ashley - posted on 04/16/2010

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Go back to the old wives tale of Crisco! It works! I was just talking to a good friend today about it! she used it for all 3 of her kids and they never had diaper rash after she used it. Good Luck!

Emmylou - posted on 04/15/2010

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just go with an anti fungal cream, ANY they clear it up good, and whenever you see even one little red spot down there apply the cream again before it gets worse

Crystal - posted on 04/15/2010

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let her air out in between changes my daughter did the same thing when she teethed creams made it worse...

Pooja - posted on 04/15/2010

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i too did not get results from Desitin, I tried Aquasoft and my paed asked us to put after every hour or two. I also used fresh cream at night for prolonged affect. It really did wonders, the rashes went in 2 days. now I have completely switched to aquasoft so the rashes never came back

Aleesha - posted on 04/15/2010

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when my son was only a couple of months old he kept getting diaper rashes no matter how many time i changed his diaper and let him air out my doc gave me prescription cream because he thought is was a yeast diaper rash, well that just made it worse so i got some 100% cornstarch baby powder

April - posted on 04/15/2010

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I say change the kind of wipes you are using if that doesnt work then change the kind of diapers. My daughter had a rash that just wouldnt go away and it ended up being the diapers that we were using

Britt - posted on 04/15/2010

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I know it sounds crazy but when my daughter was in the hospital and had one they used any over the counter cream but before applying the cream they used malox and let it dry then put the cream on top it worked wonders with in 3 hours. it really helped keep moisture out! hope this helps

Courtney - posted on 04/15/2010

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change ur diaper brand. it could simply be that, or used unscented sensitive wipes. i use a & d ointment on a regular to prevent trace from gettn a rash. he had one in the a & d cleared it up immediately. it is the best!!!

Kylie - posted on 04/15/2010

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Sounds crazy but put cornflour in her nappy! An old midwife told me this and it works everytime!!

Melissa - posted on 04/15/2010

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diaper rash is usually caused by leaving diapers on for too long... so... leave the diaper off for a bit to let the area dry out, clean the area well ( more of a pat than a wipe), give her baths with a mild baby soap and make sure it is all rinsed off, try "Penitin" it is a zinc cream and is probibly the best, this cream has been used since i was a baby and maybe even before...

my daughter had diaper rash, i was using avino and it didn't seem to be getting rid of the rash, i used penatin and in a few dyas the rash was gone... good luck

Sabrina - posted on 04/15/2010

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well when my daughter had really bad diaper rash i went to the doc and they gave a cream i cant remember what its called but when i went to get it another time i didnt have enough moneyso the pharamict said to use canesten just the cream and it was alot cheaper and it actually worked ALOt better ... hope this helps :)

Stacy - posted on 04/15/2010

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i use lanolin u buy it at the chemist it works after a few days and i found thats the only thing that works

Amber - posted on 04/15/2010

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My ped. told me to bath my little girl in baking soda. I was very skeptic, but it really works.. She also had a reaction to a certain lotion at 3 months(docs order) and the baking soda bath relieved it also. Hope this helps.

Chelsey - posted on 04/15/2010

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There is a cream called triple paste. Put that on and some corn starch. Works like a charm for my baby. Hopefully it will work for you. DO NOT USE BABY POWDER!!!

Chantelle - posted on 04/15/2010

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have u tried letting her airdry before you put on any cream? do that every time you change her

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