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My son has a diaper rash that has not gone away with creams. Any advice on what I should do.?

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Dana - posted on 05/05/2010

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Give him some naked time to air out. Even outside if it's warm enough and you have some space to do it :) Also, my dr told me to try a skin cream called Resinol, it seems to work better than the regular diaper creams for a nasty rash that doesn't want to go away. Good for burns and things too.

Gina - posted on 05/05/2010

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Make sure it's not a chemical burn too,i just recently found out on COM that the new dry max additive that Pampers is useing now has been shown to cause chem burns in some children!

Medic - posted on 05/05/2010

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Make up triple paste all that is in it is: a yeast infection cream, bacitracin, and any white creamy diaper rash cream. It will fix any type of rash.

Kristin - posted on 05/05/2010

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It could be a yeast infection. Take him to his doctor, they can tell you in an office visit what it is. They just need to look under a scope to see the yeast cells.

In the meantime, keep him clean and dry. A little naked time is good here. Just put him down on some thick towels or a blanket you don't mind washing. Also, sunlight helps, don't know why it just does. I've used a variety of goo for my boys bums and the one I liked the best was Dr. Smiths (it's in a white container/tube with blue lettering). A little spendy, but for us, totally worth it.

Brandi - posted on 05/10/2010

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we could only use specific sensitive diapers and wipes on our kids bums or else they would get bad rashes too, and I totally swear by cornstarch, best baby powder money can buy in my opinion.

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Brittany - posted on 05/18/2010

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My son has suffered from really bad diaper rashes and yeast infections since he was born... the only things you can really do for bad rashes is first take him to the pediatrician and make sure its just a rash or if its a yeast infection, for the yeast infection they'll prescribe a cream for it and that clears it right up. But if its just a bad rash wash the affected area (very gently) then dry it well, let him air out for a few minutes (fan it with a diaper or blow on it, sounds gross but helps) and then put ALOT of baby powder on it make sure it has cornstarch in it and just try to change it as often as possible til the rash goes away... thats all you can really do. Hope it helps. Good luck!

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Thank you everyone for all the advice and the suggestions. Sorry I haven't been able to update everyone on the issue. I took my son to the doctor and a yeast infection it was. The doctor subscribed him some ointment and the rash cleared up in no time. Thank you all once again [[:

Karin - posted on 05/12/2010

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I'd get your pediatrician's advice.

The worst rash we ever had was with our oldest, and they told us to bathe his bum in soap and water, let it air dry, and then use cortizone + vasaline to keep the salt off his poor bum. I hope your little one is feeling better!
Good luck!

Laura - posted on 05/12/2010

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You obviously have many suggestions, but i have one more. My daughter had a rash on her entire body(back, legs and arms) and I was told to use Aquafor on the infected area for a few days and the rash is totally gone. It got much better only after a few days and totaly disappeared after a few weeks

Lindsey - posted on 05/12/2010

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take him to the pedi and they can give you something.my son had bad diaper rash one time and i took him to the pedi and they gave him nystatin? i believe and it made it go away

Nina - posted on 05/12/2010

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I use corn starch but I would check with a doctor it could be something that needs a special medicated cream or whatever

Darlene - posted on 05/12/2010

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Increasing the size of your child diaper can help with a rash by letting some air in... if it is really bad take him to the doctor for nystatin..(for yeast infection).. is he still on a bottle.. is any part of his mouth white that will not come off.. he would have thrush and need antibotics and it would cause a rash. Other then that use bag balm... its for a cows utters and they sell it at walmart.

Emilee - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter has had lots of diaper rashes and yeast infections. Her dr. gave me butt paste it works great! But, leaving the diaper off will help as well

Allison - posted on 05/12/2010

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AIR!!

let him roam around without a pamper for a while after every diaper change. . . you're usually safe for about 15 minutes, or let him lay on a pamper or something you don't mind being pissed on. Air is the key, really. Our bodies thrive on it. Keep the area clean and let it get as much air as possible, try not to wipe the rash too much (that'll only irritate it) i only use wipes when theres been a poo. . . otherwise i open the pamper, wait til my daughters skin is dry and then put on a fresh one. Sounds gross i guess, but baby pee isn't as acidic as our big girl pees, so its not so bad. . . I've had 3 babies and only ever seen one rash. . . with my first son and this was how i cured it.

Gemma - posted on 05/12/2010

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Go to see your GP they will be able to pescribe you some cream as it may not be diaper rash. My son had the same issue and it turned out to be an infection, hang in there :)

Kyisha - posted on 05/12/2010

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Naked booty for about ten minutes after a diaper change more if it's bad. make sure he won't ruin anything if he uses the bathroom though

Christy - posted on 05/12/2010

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I have 3 kids and whenever they get a really bad diaper rash, we always use lotrimin on it then covered that in regular diaper cream. You'll see a difference within a few diaper changes.

Emily - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son had one of those too. We gave him some naked time around the house. (Be prepared to clean up though) and we made a mix of 1/2 baby powder and 1/2 cornstarch. If it got really bad I used some diaper cream and then sprinkled the mix over it. It seemed to work pretty fast. it dries out the diaper rash pretty easily. I agree with everyone else though you should check with your dr about it. It could be more than just a simple rash. The other thing we had to do was switch diaper brands cause my son was getting a rash along the diaper line. His dr said it could be an allergic reaction to the brand of diapers. Hope this helps.

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Get the doctors to check him out first. Sometimes they can have yeast or other fungle type infections that need antibiotics. If its not that then sometimes it can be caused by too much acid in baby juices or a certain food they may be reacting too. My daughter would get horrible rashes if she drank apple juice so I switched to pear juice and problem solved. Anything with zinc in it is good for rashes.

Marcie - posted on 05/12/2010

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I would get a thingy of zinc oxcied, if you go to your local doctor they will tell you more about it, i only know this because my first born had bad diaper rsh for almost 2 months and i had tried everything and that's what her doctor told me and it work very well, it also helps to let them run around the house without a diaper so they can air out the most sometimes and try keeping it as dry as possible cause diaper rash comes from it being to moist in their diaper. Hope it helps. :-)

Jennifer - posted on 05/12/2010

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Stick him in a tepid bath with oatmeal and as much as this is going to suck...use cloth diapers or even let him go naked from the waist down to let air get at that area. Hopefully you have area rugs, not all carpet, otherwise you'll be cleaning lots, but that is the only way I was able to clear up a really bad rash that my son had that was really persistant...good luck!

Melinda (Mindy) - posted on 05/12/2010

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You could try some cornstarch..Works very well! Also remember that if the rash is dry/flaky-use a diaper rash cream but if the rash is moist/tender use powdery substance(cornstarch). I agree with Kristin it could be a yeast infection. My son had one when he was around a year old. I didnt even know boys could get them!

Kimberley - posted on 05/12/2010

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my daughter daphne had real bad nappy rash i got an anti fungal cream at the chemist and kept her nappy of during the day to dry it out

Sherri - posted on 05/12/2010

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Let us know how your son is doing. I gave alot of suggestions. I hope something worked. I hope something works quickly ASAP

Sherri - posted on 05/12/2010

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what creams did you use? Did you try A & D Ointment? How often did you apply the creams. What kind of soap do you wash your baby with? What kind of baby wipes do you use? What kind of laundry detergent ? What kind of formula ?Call the pharmicist & or Dr. Email me with any questions or concerns sherri-5@live.com

Alyson - posted on 05/11/2010

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i just realized that you said you werent using pampers! ha ha! try switching wipes to a sensitive wipe too, and bathe him and let him run around naked to dry off

Christine - posted on 05/11/2010

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my son was like this he would get the worst nappy rash ever.we tried everything.we were using expensive nappies and we change him to a cheap brand and they helped alot. most creams and things we used actually gave him thrush so we had to goto doc to get thrush cream.but zinc and caster oil mixed together is great.he hasnt had nappy rash in 2yrs.we also changed to unsented baby wipes and dry him with a towel so theres no moisture left for bugs to grow in.hope it helps

Alyson - posted on 05/11/2010

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Not to say anything bad (because i LOVE them) but do you use pampers? it seems there has been a few cases of rash going around with their new dry max diapers... we havent had a problem. if you use them, id suggest switching to a different brand, and if you dont use them def take him to the pedi!

Jane - posted on 05/11/2010

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is it a pimply rash? little red bumps? if it is, it's a yeast rash and you need a prescription for Nystatin. it takes a while for it to go away. if it is, you need to apply 1) Neosporin w/Aloe 2) Nystatin 3) diaper cream and 4) Vaseline or Aquaphor each time you change him. when it looks like it's gone away, keep up the regime for another week. our 2nd baby gets it when she's in warm weather, she's just got sensitive skin. and NO JUICE or sugar - popsicles, candy, etc.

good luck!

Ria - posted on 05/11/2010

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hai bianca...try other brand of diapers...your son has a sensitive skin.....good luck

Mary - posted on 05/11/2010

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creams never worked for my little girl.
baby powder usually clears her up in a day or two though.

if this doesn't work it might not be diaper rash, and I would go with the suggestions to check with the doc.

Laura - posted on 05/11/2010

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My doctor gave me a recipe for a spray that you can make... 3 drops of teatree oil, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1 cup of water. Mix together and put into a spray bottle. shake bottle before applying each time. My doctor's daughter used this on her baby and it worked really well! Good Luck!

Tia - posted on 05/11/2010

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My daughter used to get rashes so bad she would get bleeding sores. I took her to the doctor and she whipped up a cream for her and told me to quit using baby powder so much. I guess too dry is just as bad as too wet. She doesnt get rashes anymore so Im sticking to it!

Cheraki - posted on 05/11/2010

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Like others have said lots of air to help clear it up.. and some corn starch in the diaper..
Also keep an eye on the juice in take.. To much juice can cause way to much acid when your baby urinates..
Another thing is you can change the diaper brand and also switch to wipes for sensitive skin

Best wishes & Good Luck

Julie - posted on 05/11/2010

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My son had the same problem and my mother inlaw surgested Canestinjust yeast infection cream and it worked like a charm ..Just apply a small amount on the effected area. good luck

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It's been about a week sine you posted your question. Lots of good ideas. I just wanted to share: I have six children. With each one it was something different that worked. One was Desitin only and huggies or cvs brand diapers (at times vagisil was all that would work). Next two were huggies only and a&d ointment. 4th was desitin creamy w/ powder and luvs. 5th was luvs or huggies and a&d or vagisil. 6th is neosporin and pampers (purple package). Now, here is the thing, you can't tell which ones are boys and girls can you? First 3 are boys, 2nd three are girls.

I agree with the one lady. My neice has had staph on her rear 3xs. If you haven't gone to the dr, you may want to seriously consider it if he isn't over the rash yet. All 3xs were at the same daycare - fishy.

Valerie - posted on 05/11/2010

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yeah id definately do what Kristin said. take him to the docter. don worry he will be fine.

Michele - posted on 05/11/2010

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I'm a mom of 4 and jsut last week my daughter had a bloody raw diaper rash (teething) what i did that helped was put baby powder directly on the rash then desitin on top of it.. that was the only thing that worked.. good luck!

Olivia - posted on 05/11/2010

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It's probably a yeast infection. You should take him to the doctor asap. No regular diaper rash ointment is going to work if that's the case.

Tiffanie - posted on 05/11/2010

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I agree with Kristin below me. my son had a yeast infection, and I didn't know it, after I couldn't make it go away I took him in to the doctor. They will prescribe you a cream and usually clears up within 2-3 days.

Tiffanie - posted on 05/11/2010

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Cornstarch works the best. After each diaper change put some in his diaper. It should clear up within a few days.

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Hi, my daughter never had nappy rash, I put it down to never using wipes on her bottom, always cotton pads and water and drying thoroughly...... can'y make any promises, but it worked for us.... we obviously used wipes whilst out but never at home.

Cassie - posted on 05/10/2010

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cornstarch helped my sons diaper rash better than any cream. warm bath with a little cornstarch in it and then put it in his diaper. It's what my Gramma said to do and it really works good.

Amy - posted on 05/10/2010

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Plain old Cornstarch. It works the best. And of course keep the area clean. Air time is also good, but watch out for "rain showers".

Brianne - posted on 05/10/2010

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Use either Corona cream or just let him run around naked for a while so that he can dry out.

Amanda - posted on 05/10/2010

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Have you talk to his doctor about it? I know my little girl be having one, but hers go away when I apply the cream. You also, can take his diaper off to, that's help alot. I know I did that to my daugther let her run around so the rash will get well and her bottom want be hurting. Just talk to his doctor.

Nicole - posted on 05/10/2010

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My sister in law used athletes foot cream and it cleared it up in no time. I also agree to air out that little booty. :)

Cindy - posted on 05/10/2010

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I use the vaseline and cornstarch when I change his diaper even when it is not red. Also keep him away from any tomato foods. The acid causes it to get worse. I would also soak him in an Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment. It is a powder oatmeal solution for rashes and irritated skin that comes in a box of 5 packets. It really helped when my son's bum was so red that he screamed during diaper changes.

Colleen - posted on 05/10/2010

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Bacitracin.. My daughter had one like that.. Bacitracin with diaper rash cream was the trick.. Her rash was gone withing a few days!

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Best would be to take your son to a pediatrician. Had the same problem with my little girl, went from gp to gp, and tried everything at the pharmacy, but the moment I went to the pediatrician, the rash cleared. Good luck with the rash!

Sherry - posted on 05/10/2010

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Have you tried baby poweder? or Patrolium Jelly for a few days? Sometimes it can be as simple as a heat rash those are pretty bulky diapers and they keep the heat in...

If you have a little girl it can be a yeast infection... try giving as much are to the area as possible and try allowing the area to completely dry after a bath... (baby powder helps here)

There's also some good stuff from Johnstons baby line that works wonders.. it's a really really thick white cream not sure what it's called though... in a flatish gold (or blue) tin

Jenelle - posted on 05/10/2010

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Has your son been on any antibiotics recently? If yes it is most likely a yeast infection. They do have a prescription cream for it, but it burns the heck out of their poor little bottoms. Just go buy over the counter Monistat cream...it is a lot stronger and gentler to their body. Cheaper too! If not a yeast infection, when you can rather than using wipes when changing his diaper, wash him off in the sink or bathtub with just warm water. Give him as many baths as you can where he is just sitting in clean warm water. And then just let the little guy air dry and be naked as much as possible. And when he can't be naked, change him often, and use something that creates a thick barrier...I love A&D Ointment. This has worked on all six of my kids, who have all struggled with this when they were little!

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