Im getting concerned about my 9 and a half month old's severe diaper rash that has been on-going for almost a week now.... regular diaper rash cream doesnt seem to be working. any advice on how to get rid of his diaper rash for good?

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Becky - posted on 01/27/2009

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Yeah, dr first is always best. However, my daughter has gotten diaper rash so bad, so fast it turned into a yeast infection. I used some monistat cream and it cleared up over-night. It was pimply looking

Jeanne - posted on 01/28/2009

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If it is raised red bumps it could be yeast. Silvadene is a burn cream that works great on diaper rash. It is 90% better after one night. Baking soda baths helps also and let them run around with a naked butt will help also. Good lUck

Carrie - posted on 01/28/2009

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a lot of people have responded to this, but I thought I'd put in a help as well...the hospital I used to work at actually prescribes this and they call it 'magic butt cream'  - the recipe is equal parts of desitin, lotramin, and hydrocortisone. You can also add a little liquid antacid to thin if you need to (I ususally don't need to) I notice many of these ingredients are in a lot of other people's responses. I think you will find many of these will work. This particular recipe has worked really well for us. Using this will deal with any of the possible problems - infection, yeast, acidity etc.

Crystal - posted on 01/27/2009

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I know this sounds crazy but we used bag balm.  It is what this use when milking cows.  I know it sounds crazy, cause we are not farmers, not even close.  My daughter was a premie born with Necrotizing Entercolitis, (dead intestines).  So they had to remove and correct things.  Long story, but after she got reconnected her surgeron recommened it.  Because she was going to have cronic diaherra.  It works, and its cheap.  I know we have tired everything and this is the only this that honestly worked.  Get back to me if you need more info.

Melissa - posted on 01/27/2009

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Apply cornstartch liberally, and change more often if needed. When my daughter would get a diaper rash  i would change her like every hour and put cornstartch on.

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Lori - posted on 01/28/2009

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I no this sounds crazy but I promise you tommorow morning you baby will not have a rash. Try lotrimin for athlete's foot. I took my oldest daugher to the hospital her rash got so bad and the doctor gave me a medicine that was crazy expensive and insurance didn't cover. I was so upset but a nurse came up to me and told me to go buy lotrimin and the rash was almost totally cleared the next morning. That was 16 years ago and every baby shower I have been to since then the mother always gets a tube of it from me. GOOD luck!!

Jennifer - posted on 01/27/2009

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Bag Balm works great for REALLY dry skin on hands & feet also. Put some on and go to bed. It is like a miracle cure. Good Luck!!

Rachel - posted on 01/27/2009

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See the Dr. first.  It could be yeast, it could be exczema or just a rash.  It is always good to know what it is you are treating, then the next time it occurs you will know what to do.

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A & D ointment, frequent diaper changes and maybe move up one diaper size....if it's a boy I would suggest corn starch (just a little) in the diaper but not for a girl....it may cause an infection

Diana - posted on 01/27/2009

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When my son had sever diaper rash, I took him to the pediatrician. His doctor told me to use A&D. It worked wonders! It is by far the best stuff I've used, thus far, for diaper rash. I use Butt Paste for prevention. I really like that too. My daughter is 6 months old, and has yet to have a diaper rash.

Jennifer - posted on 01/27/2009

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Try mixing Triple Paste with Balmex and Cornstarch. Make a paste out of it and put it on THICK!!! If this does not help, call the Dr. They may prescribe a diaper cream with an antibiotic in it or it may be a yeast infection. So common. I hope this works for you. Good luck.

Angela - posted on 01/27/2009

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When my little guy got a bad diaper rash, and even prescription creams didn't work, I got the best tip in the world from my pediatrician's nurse.  It sounded weird, but started to work very quickly.  When you change a diaper, soak a cotton ball in an antacid...like Maalox or MyLanta and apply that to the affected area.  Let that air dry...that helps remove any acidity from the bowel movements, etc.  Then apply an anti-fungal cream (athlete's foot cream) to the area 2-3 times a day.  That's it!  It worked very quickly for me, and he actually hasn't had a diaper rash since.  Good luck!

Jaime - posted on 01/27/2009

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Hi Sandra--if it is a diaper rash (and not a yeast infection, which is red and bumpy) I have a quick home remedy. Mix 2 Tblsp of Maalox, a squirt of Desitin and a squirt of Balmex in a bowl. It will take a while to get it to a creamy consistency. Lather it on baby's tush. It will help tremendously. My daughter used to get really bad diaper rashes--to the point of where it would look like a burn on her tush. This remedy worked for her, so hopefully it will work for you. You should be able to tell a difference within a day or so. Also, don't use baby wipes when she/he has a rash as it will irritate the area even more. Instead, run a wash cloth under warm water and pat baby dry--try not to wipe. Hope that helps--good luck!

Rene - posted on 01/27/2009

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You might want to take the baby to see a doctor.  My daughter had a sever diaper rash and I took her in. Ended up she had a fungus that was just from her diaper.  He said nothing to worry about. It is common with kids in diapers, but it can spread if not  treated. He used medicated cream to get rid of it and it was gone within a couple of days.

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Try Butt Paste you can get it at CVS or Walgreens, it's always been awesome on my daughters.  IF that doesn't work, I would take your baby to the Dr. to get a prescription.

Wendy - posted on 01/27/2009

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Definetly get advice from your doctor first.



When my daughter was a baby, she had a severe diaper rash also. Try exposing his/her bottom to the air as much as possible.



I actually stopped using diaper cream on both my children and started using Webber vitamin E ointment. It states it "relieves and promotes healing if sunburn, minor cuts, burns, and other minor skin irritations" but I found it  worked wonders on diaper rash.



Hope this helps. Good luck.

Kimberly - posted on 01/27/2009

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I feel for you totally! Diaper rash is heartbreaking but the best thing for a rash is AIR! A rash needs a dark, moist place to spread. Some rashes can be yeast infections btw. If it is really raw where it looks like the skin has been torn off, I would visit your babies doctor just in case. A&D ointment and Desitin are two different ointments and very safe for rashes for when the diaper is on but unfortunately the ointments can lock in moisture next to the skin since severe rashes ooze. So, what I did is I would leave the diaper off for 15 minutes at a time while they were in their playpens and a pee pee pads underneath. I hope this helps :D Good luck sweetie! ~Kim

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I use something called Resinol on my little boy. It works really fast! You have to go to the pharmacy and ask for it. They keep it behind the counter, but it doesn't require a prescription. We got our at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy.

Jill - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Sandra:
Im getting concerned about my 9 and a half month old's severe diaper rash that has been on-going for almost a week now.... regular diaper rash cream doesnt seem to be working. any advice on how to get rid of his diaper rash for good?




Hi - my son gets really bad diaper rash when he is teething - so bad that it bleeds sometimes.  I found that when you change them - clean her with a damp cloth very gently - then sprinkle her with corn starch (liberally).  This will sooth it a lot - but won't get rid of it forever.  I also found that hemmeroid cream can work too.  I like the corn starch better though - I would try it first.  Good luck!

Josi - posted on 01/27/2009

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I would call the Dr. and ask if you should bring the baby in. My son had a rash that wouldn't go away one time and it ended up being a yeast infection which my Dr. had to prescribe ointment for.

Sarndra - posted on 01/27/2009

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Have you tried Weleda Nappy rash cream?  Good stuff my son used it only a couple of times and the rash went for good.

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