Diaper Rash

Felisha - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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My 10 month old has a severe diaper rash. Her Dr. said it could be infantigo. But the pictures I have seen looks nothing like what she has got. It looks like she has a scalded bottom. It bleeds in spots when I wipe her. Her Dr. has her on Nystatin and Desitin mixed together. Just when I think she is clearing up she poops and its worse. Any ideas on what this could be??

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Leigh-Erin - posted on 05/20/2009

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my daughter had bad diaper rashes also when she was that age, she is almost 3 yo. we switched from wipes to cleaning her with wash cloths. and after 5 over the counter and 5 prescription creams found one that worked-spectazole by prescription. also a good lather of vaseline with some powder (cornstarch). it makes a layer to prevent breakdown. and of course plenty!!!! of diaper free time to let the bottom air out. baking soda and epsom salt in the bath tub several times a day works great too. it help to heal the area. good luck.

Heather - posted on 05/20/2009

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Allergic reaction to either food, detergant or formula/milk. I have a child that is allergic to anything tomato based like pizza or spagetti sauce etc... and she gets this it looks just like what you described. She only gets when she eats tomato based food. An all natural butt paste is the best o use look at a local organic food store or online. Burts Bees works well but sitting in an oatmeal bath and air drying works best!

Kerrie - posted on 05/20/2009

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it could be blisters on the bum, if she has got a severe diaper rash then it could be the fact that it is blisters popping. Have you tried using sudacrem? it is really good stuff and the rash will clear up in the next couple of days

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just try bapanthon cream its awsome i have 4 children and has worked wonders its in  a blue and white box witch can be bought from and suppermarket or chemist give it a try.

Theresa - posted on 02/19/2009

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This may sound weird but try Gyne-lotrimin.  My son used to get this all the time when he was a baby.  It could be a yeast infection.   I told you it sounds weird but it worked!



Give it a try.

Jaime - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Felisha-sorry to hear your little one is in pain. My daughter gets severe diaper rash with every tooth she cuts-luckily, we are almost done as she is 2.5 and her 2 yr molars have all broke through. Having gone through this many times, I have found that a mixture of 1 tsp Balmex, 1 tsp Destin, and 3 tablespoons of Maalox mixed together in a bowl and applied to baby's tush works wonders. I used this remedy with every diaper change until it cleared up-you should start seeing results right away-within a day or so. FYI-stay away from wipes as this will irritate her more. Instead use a warm damp wash cloth and pat area. Let tush air dry and then add the remedy. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Cheryl - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter did not do well with Nystatin, especially when it was really raw like that. I would try hydrocortizone cream. You can get it over the counter or stronger by RX, but you should only use it a few days as it is a steriod. As for the cause it could be bacterial or yeast. Really hard to tell between the 2 when it is really bad so alternate between Neosporin and clortrimazole cream (in the foot section). These are also available by Rx too. As for a barrier cream, everyone will tell you different, but they all work. Its just personal preference. Put it on thick after you put on the other creams and don't bother wiping it off after every change. I used Dr Boudroux's or Desitin. Also you can rinse out your baby wipes, the chemicals on them can hurt a raw bum. Once you get things under control you can use a blow dryer on cool to dry out the area and leave the diaper off for a while. I went through it all with my daughter. Good luck to you.

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2009

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I delt with similiar situation when our baby was an infant, the only thing that helped was to stop using perfumed wipes and while it was so dry it was bleeding we just used a gentle wet cloth, let him dry out as much as possible before rediapering him and "Butt Paste" did the trick in healing him. I feel for you because I know how I felt so bad each time I saw how raw he was. Good luck!!

Stef - posted on 02/17/2009

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one of my favorites is called triple pastI...its all I have used for my babes. i tried using desitin on my daughter and it made her really bad rash...alot worse. Another culprit may be the baby wipes! My 10 mo old nephew was just discovered to be allergic to all wipes. Try wiping the bottom with just water and a soft cloth..maybe a little cetaphil for cleaning. Best of luck, hope little one gets better

Jennie - posted on 02/17/2009

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Here is something my former employers, who are doctors, used on their kids. Your little one's rash sounds like their baby's -- bleeding and so raw. The only thing that cleared it up was Bag Balm. It seriously is a miracle! It's about $6.50 and can be found at Walmart in the pet section or Walgreens has it in the lotions area. Small pharmacies tend to carry it also. It comes in a square green tin. I have given this to other moms and none of them can believe how effective Bag Balm is! I hope it helps!

Felisha - posted on 02/17/2009

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THANK YOU for everyones advice. I took her to the doctor on Friday and they said she has a milk allergy. I had breastfed her for 9 months and she started using me as a teething toy, so I started her on Enfamil Lipil. She seemed fine up until last week. I have now changed her formula to soy and the rash is gone, no more diarrhea,and she is as happy as can be. Again THANK YOU for the comments and the advice, It was very much appreciated !!

Royale - posted on 02/15/2009

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My daughter had a bad diaper rash quite like the one you described and her doctor recommended that I use Beaudreau's Butt Paste. It is sold in drug stores now and Walmart. Also, he told me to let air hit her bottom because when you have the diaper/pamper on it holds in the moisture. So he showed me a way to fasten the pamper so that when she is laying down her bottom will be exposed yet whenever she uses the bathroom it will catch the urine/stoolings plus I have I had a plastic pad(something that is used in a nursing home that you place under an elderly person). Overall the air will definitely help to heal the rash quicker. My daughter had a rash on yesterday due not wiping herself correctly when she urinates and I let her sleep all night without her underwear and the area is much better today.

Kate CP - posted on 02/14/2009

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My daughter had a really bad diaper rash and it turned out to be a yeast infection on her skin. Boys can get it, too. I used Tinactin and Balmex (which is my favorite diaper rash cream) and let her go without a diaper for a few hours a day to let her skin breathe. She was not mobile when I had this problem so I could just line her playpen with tons of towels and if she had an accident it was easy to clean up. The rash went away usually in a few days.
Try letting their skin breathe for a while. Also warm baths with a very mild cleanser (preferably soap-free) really does help and it makes their butts feel better. Diarrhea or highly acidic foods and drinks can cause diaper rash, too. If you're giving lots of juice try cutting it with water. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 02/14/2009

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Wow this sudocrem sounds great! My son just got an outbreak too. Am using desitin at moment. Will try to get some sudocrem. Now I wonder if they sell it in Singapore...

Shantelle - posted on 02/14/2009

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I agree with Kerrie Gregory, I think Sudocrem is awesome. At the first sign of redness, I put it on and the next day it's gone!

Tracey - posted on 02/13/2009

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Okay I hear ya! My first born, who is now 21 used to get that too. It turned out to be a reaction to a combination of 3 things.



1. allergic to the disposable diaper I was using.....tried 5 different brands before it made a difference......Huggies, one of the most expensive brands was all I could use.



2. a temporary reaction to juices containing acid. Apple,Pear,Orange....had to dilute by 1 part juice, to 3 parts water



3. a simple discovery believe it or not.........she has psoriasis! and is now 21 and still has it.



Hope this helps

Lisa - posted on 02/13/2009

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I used to use Desitin, but it didn't seem to work so well. I switched to A & D, and it clears things up super fast. Desitin just coats the rash to form a barrier, but A & D coats AND treats the rash, so it clears up much faster. Also, if you don't already, try switching to Pampers diapers. I have heard from 3 moms already who switched from Huggies to Pampers because their kids would get diaper rash all the time, and now they have NO problems!



When it is really bad though, try putting a BUNCH of cream on, then line the crib with a bunch of towels and let her sleep naked. The air should help.

Kerrie - posted on 02/13/2009

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it is tiny little blisters probably if the nappy has been on longer than needed, my 3 year old used to get it, just use sudocrem and it should clear up within a couple of days, try changing the nappies more often if you can. sudocrem is awesome. x

Bethany - posted on 02/13/2009

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I have to say that it's really odd that your daughter, the previous poster's son, and my daughter are all 10 months old and all have trouble with diaper rash.

Ranetta - posted on 02/13/2009

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My son is 10 months too and he just seemed to be getting diaper rash out of no where. He really hadnt had many problems til the last couple of weeks. We use a medicated powder during the day and after his bath at night we put on the Burt's Baby Diaper rash ointment. The desitin seemed to sting him and this seems to work better... hope this helps.

Bethany - posted on 02/13/2009

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That sounds like a really bad diaper rash to me. My daughter gets those sometimes, especially when she has diarrhea. I personally wouldn't use Nystatin or Desitin. The best thing I've found for diaper rash is called Baby Balm, made by Badger. I found it at a health food store. It's a mix of olive oil and various healing herbs. My daughter's rear looked like it rubbed raw and was almost bleeding when I finally found this. Within a day it completely cleared up.

Good luck! It's horrible to see our little ones in pain. :(

Karen - posted on 02/13/2009

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Not sure... could just be a very bad rash. We usually use corn starch with every diaper change (or Johnson's powder with corn starch) to try to prevent rashes. Once Trevor gets a little pink we put a thick coat of vaseline on him and that seems to do the trick. Good luck mama! I know it's not fun!

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