My daughter has a diaper rash & I can not seem to get it to go away...any advice?

Heather - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 110 moms have responded )

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My 19 month old daughter has a dieper rash & I can not sem to get it to go away. Diaper rash cream does not seem to work. Does anyone have any advice for me?

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Christina - posted on 03/24/2010

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my pediatrician recommends a 50/50 solution of Maalox and Aquaphor. It really works! You just take a tablespoon of Aquaphor, heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave (makes it easier to mix), and then add a tablespoon of Maalox to it. Mix it up really well and apply! It takes my kids rash away with one diaper change!

Lakisha - posted on 03/25/2010

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when I worked in a children Hospital we use to mix diaper cream, vaseline, and a&d together and the rash wuld leave in about 3-5 days

Alexandrea - posted on 03/26/2010

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When my daughter was that age, I tried going back to work. That also ment that she had to be in day care. I got quite upset about how bad her rash was getting. I took her to the docotors about it a few times. everytime he asked me several questions about how often I changed her diaper, did I whipe every time, how often did she bathe. I told as soon as I see it get wet, and not if she only peed. and I bathed her every night. he said I was doing everything right, maybe switching brands of diapers. Nothing seemed to be working. finally it got horribly worse. It started bleeding. So I took her back to her doctors. He asked the same questions. I responded the same as I did before. then he finally asked if I knew weather or not her day care provider was doing the same. and warned me that if this kept up he was going to call the CPS on me. I found out that the day care provider was leaving her in the diaper for excessive amounts of time. at the same time he treated my little one with an antifungal cream. he said sometimes it does just happen, but not with my daughters history of no to little diaper rash. and sometimes baby powders make it worse. but I would check in to all the options and talk to your ped

Kristina - posted on 03/26/2010

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i had to use plain vasaline on my kids, the diaperrash creams made it so much worse. so during the day i would actually alternate between vasaline and baby powder and at night i would load the vasaline on and usually a day to two it would be gone. try avoiding apple juice it can cause diaper rash too.

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We just had the same problem with my 11 month old daughter. I HATED my daughter crying everytime we changed her and it got so bad that she couldn't even sit down so we decided to take her to the doctor and he said to let her air dry out as much as possible and it will be nasty. I did that once a day. After i would wipe her bottom i would pat it dry before putting her diaper on. The doc also told us to put baking soda in her bath once a day. It worked like magic and the diper rash was gone in 2 days! He also said to watch what foods you give them. Foods with too much acid can cause nasty diaper rashes. I hope your little girl feels better soon!

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Nina - posted on 03/26/2010

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Try this. My sister used it and swears by it.



1 tsp. Maalox

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch

1 Tbsp. Aquaphor

1 Tbsp. Desitin



1--You will need a medium sized bowl and a thick wooden spoon to mix this. Or, you can just use your hands.



2--Store in a sealed tupperware or disposable glad container. Keep at room temperature.



3--Be sure to change baby's diaper every 1-2 hours as rash persists. At diaper changes, wipe off the old ointment and apply a new coating, but be careful not to further irritate baby's skin if there is bleeding or scabs. Use the ointment liberally on the areas of irritation. Make a new batch of the ointment every three to four days.

Chloe - posted on 03/26/2010

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Have you tried to use a cream called Bepanthen? if its a "wet" lookin rash i also found lettin my son lay without a nappy on a towel, in a warm room helps and a little bit of non scented baby talcum powder helps to dry out the wetter bits x hope this helps let me know how u get on x

Jessica - posted on 03/26/2010

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The best cream I have ever used is Boudeaux's butt paste. It is great! My son has had terrible rashes and it heals him over night.

Leah - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have had problems with diaper rash creams not working for my daughter too.. I'll tell ya what I always do is use Bag Balm. It makes it go away quite fast and it helps with the pain.. It's always worked for me..

Natasha - posted on 03/26/2010

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she may have an infection, take her to the doctors to get priscribed cream, usually clears it after a few changes.



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Courtney - posted on 03/26/2010

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My daughter was the same way. Seem like everytime she wet her diaper she had a rash so my husband went and bought a big thing of destin rapid relief cream. it works on her. i just put it on the first time i see the rash. and by the next diaper change it is gone. hope that helps.

Julie - posted on 03/26/2010

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If I use the same diaper rash ointment for too long.. my daughter will get a rash. We have to switch back and forth between Desitin and A&D. When that didn't work, we took her to the doctor and he said that it wasn't just a diaper rash, rather a yeast infection and he gave us a script for Nystatin. Two apps and it was gone.

Amanda - posted on 03/26/2010

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WHEN MY SON HAD A RASH I WOULD PUT CORN STARCH IN HIS DIAPER WORKS REALLY GOOD

Jessica - posted on 03/26/2010

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My daughter had it too i took her to the drs and she had a yeast infection he gave me nyastatin cream...but now shes got these lil red bumps everywhere i don't think its diaper rash because its kinda spread out and diaper rash cream and the nyastatin cream doesn't work?

Dana - posted on 03/26/2010

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Corn Starch works wonders....If it is red bumps take to doctor it might be a yeast infection

Jasmine - posted on 03/26/2010

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i know this may seem odd but let her run around diaperless. keeping it dry is the key!

Rose - posted on 03/26/2010

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try corn starch she may be allergic to the creams that you put on her and it could be making it worse. Also a warm bath will help with the pain and sometimes helps it go away faster.

Stephanie - posted on 03/26/2010

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sometimes its not necessarily a diaper rash same thing happened with my lil un and just so happens it flared up b4 his check up turns out it was a yeast infection nothing serious but the doctor can give you a cream clears it right up :)

Suzanne - posted on 03/26/2010

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my 2 daughter as it what seems like every nappy i change but my mom had some cream off her doctor cos she was sure under her breats i use that now when it starts and it clears it up the cream is called daktacort it works wonders for my daughter

Amanda - posted on 03/26/2010

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You can try some CLOTRIMAZOLE thats what my kids doctor gave me for my son cause he had a horrible rash and couldnt get rid of so they gave me that and it went away in like 2 to 4 days. you gonna use it night n day.

Becci - posted on 03/26/2010

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Try fullers earth cream, worked wonders on my son and he actually suffered with thrush alot when he was a baby

Bobbie Jo - posted on 03/26/2010

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A & D ointment is the only thing that helped for my son.I think a lot of the other creams burn cause when I put them on he would cry.A & D was soothing for him and the rash cleared up immediately.

Cindy - posted on 03/26/2010

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My daughter used to get some really bad nappy rashes and now amount of sudocream or powder would help her. In the end we tried Paw Paw Cream. It really worked and has been a great preventative as well. Every time we use powder on her now she comes up with a rash so we only use Paw Paw Cream. Hope that helps!

Kerri - posted on 03/26/2010

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if all else fails, take her to the pediatrician. my 13 month old daughter has had a miserable rash for the last month, turns out it's a yeast infection and possibly mersa. it's worth the co pay to rule out something more serious than just diaper rash

Christa - posted on 03/25/2010

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It might not be a diaper rash! It could be a yeast infection because my son had a rash that wouldn't go away and that is what it was. If it persists go to the doctor!

Krystal - posted on 03/25/2010

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I had the same problem with my little girl. We were using Luvs, a friend told me his kids had the same problem till he switched to Huggies. So I tried it and very rarely does she have a rash anymore. Maybe it's the diaper brand. Try changing and see if that helps :)

Cynthia - posted on 03/25/2010

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try corn starch believe me it wrks my 1 yr old lil girl has very sensitive skin and she got this really bad rash i mean she couldn't take the wipe so i put some corn starch and by the next day she was good u will see a difference by the 2-3 diaper change

Cynthia - posted on 03/25/2010

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this is something that i have used and it WORKS on my 3 children and on my nephews and neice. once you clean them rub some vasloine on the rash and then put pure corn starch on it. do it every time u clean them. trust me it works.

Z - posted on 03/25/2010

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Let the child diaper free for at least few minutes after he has pee or poop. He will feel relief.

Mindy - posted on 03/25/2010

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the nurses told me to use oil to clean my babies bum, and to use oil instead of the diaper cream good luck ( I used cotton diapers for a bit those r awsum but hard to wash)

Becca - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son was allergic to either the diapers or the wipes. We changed both and he hasn't had a rash since.

Nikki - posted on 03/25/2010

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Go to the dr and make sure it not a fungal infection, if it's not try and have lots of nappy free time and get a zinc based cream, you could also try switching nappies, I find anything but huggies and my daughter will start getting red, I only only use huggies now and she hasn't had a rash since.

Joni - posted on 03/25/2010

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fi your daughter has recently been on an antibiotic it may be a yeast infevtion instead of a rash. any over the counter womens yeast infection cream will work- they always say air drying the bottom works really well- just keep moisture off of her bottom

Janice - posted on 03/25/2010

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try not to use baby wipes when she has these rashs use cotton wool and water and bepanthen cream. it helped my daughter and she had some pretty bad nappy rashes! she could have a allergy 2 the nappy! try using the old fashion nappies( a piece of material wraped round) 2 see if that helps! i tried it. its not the handyest but it worth a try 2 rule that out! goodluck

Cassie - posted on 03/25/2010

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butt paste....or go to the doctor-that happened to a good friend she thought itwas a diaper rash turned out to be staff (spelled out it sounded) or could be cause by yeast not a yeast infection like women get a skin kind due to diet-thats what happened to one of my girls

Erin - posted on 03/25/2010

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aveeno diaper rash cream....or cornstarch (after scalding it in the frying pan) let it cool and use that...or boudreaux's butt paste. the stuff is thick as all get out and will definitely cure any diaper rash...promise

Dimeka - posted on 03/25/2010

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the thing that i kno really works is cruching up sum tums very fine mix it with some vaseline and that'll dry it up its a remedy that has been passed down and it works well and diaper less is also a plus

Mary-claire - posted on 03/25/2010

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if she gets rashes a lot try using johnsons oatmeal body wash.. my daughter use to get them a lot until i started using that or/and butt paste. You can find both at walmart

Kendall - posted on 03/25/2010

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my daughter is the same age and has had very sensitive skin from the get go. what we do is... no wipes just a warm washcloth or paper towel if soft enough to cleanse at each diaper change, after cleaning use a blowdryer that you can make blow cool air and air dry her bottom really really good then slather on the original purple tube desitin and repeat at every diaper chage until gone. also letting her air out as much as possible with no diaper is good to. also some kids get rashes so bad that nothing works and you need the Rx cream from the peds office. good luck, hope this helps.

Marijana Shae - posted on 03/25/2010

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have you tried sudo cream? its great stuff, i also use bepanthem...this also creates a barrier to keep the moisture off the skin but still breathable..both work well.
i also let my little man have lots of time at home with his nappy off to air him out haha he doesnt get nappy rash very often at all doing this.

Stephanie - posted on 03/25/2010

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Burts bee's diaper rash also help get rid of fungal diaper rash.I used it on my son when his butt was bright red and nothing else would work and by the next diaper rash the redness had diminished greatly

Stephanie - posted on 03/25/2010

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Burts Bee's diaper rash cream is awesome stuff...exspensive but a little goes a long way and its worth it.Good luck

Mandy - posted on 03/25/2010

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to relieve pain of diaper rash, you can use liquid maalox, and then diaper cream. If it won't go away, it could be fungal, yeast infection; lotrimin works well to get rid of it; we had to use it with my daughter when she was an infant several times

Stephanie - posted on 03/25/2010

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If you use corn starch after you change her diaper, that will work. My grandmother suggested it when my son had a nasty rash, and within a matter of a day, it was getting better. This is better than rash cream and baby powder because it draws the moisture away and has no scent. My son's bottom was bleeding and blistering before I used the cornstarch while using the diaper cream and baby powder. Be generous with it. It will not harm her, unless she is allergic to corn products. Good luck.

Terri - posted on 03/25/2010

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Have you changed brands of diapers lately? My step-daughter used to get a rash with Pampers but not with Huggies. Something to do with the perfumes and stuff they use in certain diapers. Try changing brands.

Terri - posted on 03/25/2010

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Go to the first aid isle in the pharmacy or grocery store and get Vitamin E cream/ointment. That's what I finally had to do with my son because zincofax, sudocream and any of that stuff doesn't work.

Josephine - posted on 03/25/2010

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i got told to try metanium when casey-jayne had bad nappy rash n i swear by it now...one application and it's gone! xx

Whitney - posted on 03/25/2010

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I was a bag balm mommy...and i use it on all my day care kiddos for diaper rash from teething... and my own kids...it is hard to find as it is often in animal supplies!!

Telena - posted on 03/25/2010

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I had the same problem w/ my son and the doctor wrote a script for some powerful cream. It knocked it right out.

Nicole - posted on 03/25/2010

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I think she used it all the way up until we were out of diapers. You can mix it one way or another as long as it spreads on and sticks! haha

Jenny - posted on 03/25/2010

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Thank you so much for posting this! I just sent your comments to myself in an email to have on hand the next time my son gets a rash! Is the 50/50 mix ok for all ages?

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