I need advice

Leticia - posted on 08/20/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 10 months. On August 12, she got a diarrhea which lead to a very bad diaper rash. Since then it hasn't gone away and it only seems like it's getting worse. I went to the emergency room once and they gave me Econazole Nitrate Cream. A couple of days later I took her to her pediatrician then they gave me Hydrocortisone Ointment and Econazole Nitrate Cream. Along with ibuprofen. Ibuprofen helps a lot at night because her bottom will be inflamed. I also been using shortening as a barrier. Shortening in the past has helped with her previous diaper rashes. I really need some advice! I hate to see my daughter in so much pain..

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Michelle - posted on 08/22/2017

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I would also suggest giving her nappy/diaper free time as often as you can. Let her air it out and dry it as much as possible.
I also agree with not using wipes. Also don't use anything in her bath. Just water is fine.

MJ - posted on 08/21/2017

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Hi Leticia,
I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time with you're baby girl. My go to for a diaper rash is a warm bath with Cetaphil body wash. I usually let my daughter soak for 10 mins and when I take her out I moisturize everywhere but the irritated area. Once the rash area its completely dry apply A+D ointment. Her rash usually clears up pretty quickly. Try not to use baby wipes if you can avoid it clean her up with a fresh wash cloth with water and the cetaphil soap and again make sure she's completely dry before you apply to ointment and close up her diaper. Ensuring her skin is dry before applying helps to seal out the moisture that causes the increased chaffing. I hope it helps!

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