BAD DIAPER RASH!!! Anyone know how to get rid of diaper rash?

Melissa - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )

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I change my daughter when she needs to be changed. I have switched her diaper rash cream, and gone to the doctors. It won't go away. The problem is she gets very constipated and then because she has to work so hard gets a sore bum , and a rash. If you know any way to get rid of the constipation * we don't want to use laxatives.* or how to get rid of diaper rash please let me know. Thank you.

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Jeannine - posted on 05/18/2010

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The first time my daughter got a diaper rash she got it from at first being constipated then after the apple juice she got the diarrhea. I couldn't let her run around without a diper with the diarrhea so I had to try something. I tried everything and none of it worked, so I talked to her doctor about it & he suggested an antifungal cream, like lotromin ( for athletes foot). I wasn't too sure about it but I tried it any way, I put a very small amount on her, just on the outside of the labia and on her bum. Apply the lotromin after every diaper change until it goes away. On the constipation I usually a children's apple juice, since my daughter will throw prune juice back at me.....I hope this helps if you haven't found something else that has! Good Luck!

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010

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the best thing ive come across for diaper rash is a zinc based cream, then dust some corn starch on after the cream, works great. as to the bowels, the safest is either sugar water, or mineral oil, they both work great, the mineral oil takes a day or two to start. the mineral oil has no affect to other meds

Chrissa - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hello I have two children and have used this method with both of them for constipation. use just a little Karo syrup in a bottle of water or you can water down fruit juice and it should help with the constipation. My children have very sensitive skin so I always used baby powder every time I changed them and it really help keep them from getting a diaper rash. I hope this helps good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 05/18/2010

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long warm baths sometimes helps both. One thing that has always really helped my kids was a suggestion from my pediatrician. She said to mix Maalox or some other liquid antacid with pure corn starch(the kind you get in the baking aisle at the grocery store) until it makes a paste. Put that on the rash, so it can neutralize any acid that comes from the poo and pee. Then to put zinc oxide(diaper rash cream) over top, as a moisture barrier. The best zinc oxide I have ever found is pinxav (pronounce like pink salve).

Rhonda Lovell - posted on 05/18/2010

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So, here i go. I have three daughters all with sensitive skin. I finally got it right on the third girl. simple is best. clean her well after each bowl movement with soap and water( when you can-we are all busy)baking soda will dry her sensitive skin if used to often and it is not necessary!
slather her bottom with Vaseline(more than necessary)this will keep the poop from touching her skin. and heap on the corn starch. It makes a mess and will also make the rash look funny as that it sticks to the skin but given a few day will work. Let her go naked for naps, put down a trash bag with towels on top to catch stuff. Airing out is important. bacteria is the cause so clean and dry is key-bacteria grows in warm moist places. Too much milk can constipate-i throw in a little soy milk in place of milk a couple of times a day. Give her more veggies this always helps. Less bananas more apple(apple sauce)Go healthy and natural its a pain in the bum but it will fix the digestive problems.

Debora - posted on 05/18/2010

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try bathing in baking soda water then let her bottom air dry add corn starch to diaper .giving her pureed prunes in a small bowl should help her with bowel movements if that does not this works with elderly 1/4 cup whipped cream,1/cup applesauce,2oz of prune juice and crushed branflakes mixed together a little will do .you can use baby fleets as you check with dr first .

Sabrina - posted on 05/18/2010

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oooo prunes and prune juices are greate i used it wen my lil girl was constipated

Sabrina - posted on 05/18/2010

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with my lil girl she had a real bad nappy rash n got real sore i used thrush cream and went within 2days it worked really well but speak to your doctor first...hope this helps

Tasha - posted on 05/18/2010

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My 2nd son had really bad diaper rash! Try Lotrimen AF, it is found by the foot products in any drug store. It is an antifungal cream. That's what my doctor recommended, Also if possible let her run around diaper-less for a little, I kept my son in the kitchen, ( the air helps too). Also my sons all get relief from constipation with a bowl of oatmeal:) Hope some of this helps, good luck!

Ashley - posted on 05/18/2010

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Prune juice, or baby food prunes. For the constipation. Also, did the doc make sure it wasn't a yeast infection? My son used to get yeast infections on his bum and we had to use yeast medicine on it - regular rash medicine didn't work. If it's not a yeast infection, try the link below, my sister in law used it on her daughter, it cleared it up right away, and it helped right away. it's expensive, but you don't need to use much at all, so it lasts a long time. I've only seen it at health food or vitamin stores.
http://weledababy.com/
(the calendula diaper cream)

Cecaila - posted on 05/18/2010

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If you have a Atwoods near by. What I do is I buy this stuff called Corona. It is used for skins rashes on cows and such but my doctor told me it helps with diaper rashes too. lol. I know sounds a little weird but it works great!! It got rid of my sons rash in one day.

Cheryl - posted on 05/18/2010

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Dr' Smith!!!!! You can find in the baby section (shampoo, body wash, etc) Approx. $7 - 10

works wonders.

Hope it helps!
Cheryl
SA TX

Debbie - posted on 05/17/2010

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cornstarch and airing out is the best thing for a new bottom..:) and as far as the constipation, they do have baby suppositories and they do not hurt at all...works like a charm.. ♥

Susan - posted on 05/17/2010

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I swear by Sudocream I even got my sister on to it for her eczema and she nows buys it for that too.

Zuli - posted on 05/17/2010

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Definitely," Cornstarch" .... it does miracles over night....just make sure baby's bottom is dry before applying it. You'll be amazed...
Good luck!!!

Lea - posted on 05/17/2010

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Constipation: more green veggies. Thats what worked for my son. He needed double the amount I was giving him. Diaper rash: give only 100% juice watered down halfway, and only twice a day (if over a year old, if younger, no juice) use Balmex for 2 days until the rash goes away then use powder with every diaper change from here on.

Nicole - posted on 05/17/2010

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Did you change diapers there is a new diaper out that is giving babies a chemical burn? I think it's dry weave something. Sorry I can not remember the name brand.

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For the constipation I suggest Gripe Water. Any pharmacy or grocery should stock it. It worked wonders for my daughter. For the rash, if all else fails, try switching diaper brands.

Lori - posted on 05/17/2010

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if you have had her on antiboitics and changed her diet to more veggies and A&D ointment or triple paste has not worked then get a different opinion to make sure she has not developed MRSA. When all else fails if she can sit on her own the potty train her now to end the wet diaper contributing to the problem...hugs to ya , good luck

Jennifer - posted on 05/16/2010

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A change in diet was the first thing we tried for my daughter. The doc recently put her on Miralax. He explained that it is a sugar that our bodies don't absorb. It just keeps so much water from being absorbed. (He knows we want to do things as naturally as possible too)

My Mom swore by PLAIN (not mint) Milk of Magnesia swabbed on the rash and then set the little one in the sun with no diaper. We tried it and it worked wonders. (Make sure you label the bottle not to use for anything else afterwards!)
Our pediatrician also recommended Dr. Smith's. It comes in a little jar.
If the OTC remedies don't work, my SIL had to get a prescription for Acid Mantle for my niece. She used to get horrible diaper rash. It was the only thing that seemed to work.
Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

Amanda-Lynne - posted on 05/16/2010

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i just sent you a message about the diaper rash but have you ever tried your daughter on prune juice or pear juice ? also there is anything solid like brocolli anything with alot of iron if sher is on solids if this is not working then ypu can always try to boil warm milk no more than half an ounce to an ounce the milk is a natural laxative how old is your daughter ?

Rosalinda - posted on 05/16/2010

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hi i used to take care of children, and had one that was very sensitive and had diaper rash all the time. there is a cream called corona, its antiseptic and its AWESOME. right when you place the cream on the red and the pain began to disappear. since then ive used it on other children and its been the same results...happy babies.
i even had a child that the mom had taken the baby and the cream that was given didnt work, but corona did.for the constipation some times plain clean water works....depends on what kind of doc she has some say give them water some say dont...but water has always work...at least 2 oz... depending on how old she is...
the cream can be bought at a walgreens, albertsons and even sometimes at the walmart...or you can look it up on the net...

Brittany - posted on 05/16/2010

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try corn starch it was the only ting i coulduse on my daughter when she was a baby because she had highly senstive skin

Mary - posted on 05/16/2010

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My kids' pedi said that it's perfectly normal for bottle fed or breastfed babies to go up to three days for a bowel movement. As long as the baby goes at least once a week. My 2 month old has been doing this for a couple of weeks. I give her apple juice with water in it. She was going after every feeding and then she turned 2 months and started going every 2 to 3 days between movements.
Anyway, for the diaper rash let your baby go without a diaper for about half an hour, just put a towel under her. A bath with epsom salt can help too or with baking soda. Desitin works for us and then I put powder with cornstarch on her.

Nausheen - posted on 05/16/2010

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hey,

whenever u r changing pamper just use a rash cream named ZINCAST its really v v effective just try it n ur baby will b free from rashes soon.

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Have you tried natral products? LIke Forever Living's Aloe Vera Jelly? It works for every skin irritation and much more. I try it with everything works wonders... let me know I can tell you how to get it.

Cassy - posted on 05/16/2010

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The constipation may be coming from something in her diet. My daughter suffered from constipation and it was too much chocolate and her formula was also causing constipation and so I went to the doctor and asked to take her off the formula and they said no they just switched her formula but that only helped for a while but she just kept getting bound up and the only thing that helped me was a suppository and even though it kept me up nights waiting for it to work by the next morning she had finished going and was constipation free !! sometimes the constipation is something in their diet try looking there and see if you can't figure out what does it! as for diaper rash sometimes a warm bath out of the diaper for a half hour can help and try baby powder with cornstarch in her diaper it may help !!

Danielle - posted on 05/16/2010

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Grapes are meant to be good for helping make it a looser motion. Otherwise a small amount of prune juice maybe? My youngest can't use any wipes that are not just plain - no fragrances etc otherwise she will get it even worse. Some of the more popular brands are terribe for her. We have two things we do to combat nappy rash. 1. An ointment called Daktozin which is a nappy rash antifungal BUT it stays on like you wouldn't believe so it's really helpful & 2. "No Nappy Time" which is, as you can guess, when we would let them lay, crawl, sit etc with no nappy on. It would only be for a short period of time.
Is your daughter teething? My kids get more nappy rash when they have teeth coming through & also can you increase her water consumption? Her urine may be more acidic than normal??? Hope it gets better soon :-)

Lisa - posted on 05/15/2010

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apple juice clears my daughter up!!! and bananas make it solid! sometimes i have to find the right balance of these fruits...i have found that when its hot my daughter gets a rash and this is because when its warm the pores on your skin open and if there is even a little pee its getting into those pores and irratating her...i agree with letting her air out. i throw towels down and let her play for a bit...also the best diaper cream i found ( works great and is for sensitive skin) berts bee diaper cream!!! wonderful product!! also they make a oil for their bath and this is very soothing for a rash...could put straight on or in the bath (i know its oil but it works wonders) good luck !

Mary - posted on 05/15/2010

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She could be allergic to the diapers themselves. Is she bottle fed or breastfed? The reason why I ask is because my two sons were breastfed and they used to get really bad diaper rashes. The best stuff I found that works is combining two different powders. I use medicated baby powder and powder that has cornstarch in it.
My oldest was also allergic to pamper diapers. I switched him to huggies and he did really well with them. Desitin diaper rash cream works wonders as well. I hope that this helps you.

Jennifer - posted on 05/15/2010

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When my son was in diapers, The technique I used was to brown a small amount of cornstarch in a pan. ( I know, it sounds crazy lol) but it really work!!! brown it in a pan.. let it cool.. then use a parmesan cheese glass sprinkler container and put it on the babies bottom as if you were sprinkling powder... This cleared my sons rash almost overnight!!! Good Luck!!! and God Bless!

Dana - posted on 05/15/2010

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Letting the air get to the bottom does wonders. I also like to mix my diaper creams with petroleum, to repel the moisture and also wipe off a little easier. Make sure when applying the creams that her bottom is completely dry otherwise that moisture gets locked in. I also used wet paper towels alot and depending on the severity of rash rinsed my children in the tub. I'm not sure the exact age of your daughter, but you could also try a little neosporin on her bum.

Christina - posted on 05/14/2010

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Baking soda in the bath water and then letting them air dry completely dry before putting on another diaper. The corn starch in the diaper works well to. As for the constipation juices, lots of h2o and a little chocolate are all natural laxatives and treat if they just arent feeling well. good luck!

Brandy - posted on 05/14/2010

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I would try cornstarch like u buy in a grocery store i thought my mom was crazy at 1st cause i had this problem with my 2yr old but it cleared up alittle that day and then i put it on her before bed and by morning there was no rash.Its good stuff and totally safe

Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010

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as for the rash sometimes you need the skin to breathe even down there. so maybe after a bath keep the diaper off a bit longer than usual. she may have allergies, that cause her bottom to break out in a rash...does she have any signs of a rash on any other part of her body? she may need the kinder on the skin, diapers that get cleaned. but off that subject & onto her constipation,,,that's easy, just give her healthy fruits that make her go...pears,peaches,cut grapes,even pear juice or prune juice if she'll take it but just a bit...sometimes a little goes a long way...incorporate some foods like that into her everyday meals including veggies & your problem will b solved. no need for any meds if the proper food can take care of it. my son had a rash not too long ago & it was b/c of heat & not getting washed after going outside...he had allergies...better now. make sure after he gets washed & dried he gets that area to breathe. no rashes anymore.

Nikki - posted on 05/13/2010

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Bag Balm. you can get it at a pharmacy like on at target that were i got mine. i see a red butt. and i put a huge globe on that butt at each change and the next day its gone.

Samantha - posted on 05/13/2010

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Bordeau's buttpaste, it doesnt smell the greatest but it works very well, you can get it at walmart.

Stephanie - posted on 05/13/2010

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If you've tried diaper rash creams and they haven't worked - there's a chance it could be a yeast infection. Applying Monistat cream to the affected area and then adding some baby powder on top may clear things up fine.

As far as the constipation, prune or pear juice. Apple juice will not help clear out a constipated baby. If your baby is young, an ounce should do the trick. 2 ounces max.

Alicia - posted on 05/13/2010

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Oh and one more thing even sensitive and unscented wipes can make a rash more painful, so use warm wet washcloths instead for diaper changes when your baby has a rash.

Anna - posted on 05/13/2010

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my daughter had a horribl diaper rash not too long ago and i got this cream called buttpaste. you can find it at the grocery store or walmart or ne where really. it worked wonders!

Alicia - posted on 05/13/2010

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For the rash try and let her go with out a diaper for a few minutes a few times a day, the fresh air will help. Also baby powder works better than creams sometimes, or petroleom jelly is what i use for my daughter because she had very sensitive skin. For constipation try prune juice or for some children apple juice works. If she can eat solid foods you could also give grapes a try, just cut them small. If she is on formula and it is one with added Iron you may talk to her doctor about switch to something else becasue the iron can constipate her.

Maria - posted on 05/21/2010

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try resinol to get rid of diaper rash. my doctor recommened it for my daughter. it is a burn ointment, but it is awesome. you can find it at wal-mart. you have to ask the pharmistist for it. they keep it behind the counter. that's all i use now.

Shelley - posted on 05/20/2010

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Weleda Calendula Oil or Weleda Calendula Diaper Cream are the only things that worked for my daughter to get rid of diaper rash. It's amazing and much better than Desitin or Butt Paste.

Also, do look into the diapers- my daughter had a reaction to any disposable diaper except for Pampers (this was 3 yrs ago, I've heard they've changed their formula, so they might be different if she was diapered today). I ended up going with cloth diapers (Bum Genius & FuzziBunz), but still ended up getting the occasional rashes. The Weleda Calendula Oil works for all kinds and can be used with cloth diapers as long as you put a fleece insert in between the diaper and the bum. :)

Ramona - posted on 05/20/2010

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My boy twin had the same issue after we brought him home. his little butt would crack and bleed. To get rid of diaper rash the doctor prescribed an ointment called nastatin. you could also try the beaudreaxs butt paste, that one can be found at wal-mart, etc.

I haven't had to deal with constipation yet, so I can't help you there. Sorry.

But talk to your doc about hat first one. It does wonders

Sadie - posted on 05/20/2010

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the pharmacist told me to put maalox or a liquid antacid on my daughter`s behind and then go over it with some butt paste to get rid of diaper rash. it took the rash away within a day

April - posted on 05/20/2010

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I recomend for u to use corn starch to get rid of diaper rash. yeah the kind that u cook with it comes in a yellow box and says argo on the top of it. I think its best and give her prune juice to drink she might not like the taste but it works.

Kendra - posted on 05/19/2010

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How to get rid of diaper rash??? CLOTH DIAPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We use cloth diapers (www.kellyscloset.com, www.cottonbabies.com) and my little one has never had a rash! I use Happy Heinys brand diapers. Disposable have soo many chemicals in them its disgusting! There is a very good chance your little one is allergic to her diapers. Also, those creams are icky too, try something more natural, perhaps with calendula in it. For the constipation, most fruits will help, prunes and applesauce are both very good. If she's on formula and that's what is causing the constipation you may consider switching.

Nanlup - posted on 05/19/2010

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Use a glycerine laxative - they have NO medication in them. It is just a glycerine supposotory to help lube things up. As far as how to get rid of diaper rash - I only use Arbonne Bay Care Herbal Diaper Rash Creme. It is hypoallergenic, has no Mineral oil or Petroleum in it & Has no animal by-products. Beware of products with Petroleum/Pterolateum or Mineral Oil in them. These products can make sensitive worse! Message me & I will tell you how to get rid of diaper rash and get Arbonne - its the best!

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