Severe Diaper Rash. HELP!

Ann - posted on 10/20/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 years old and was potty trained but for some reason has regressed and had to put her back into pull-ups because she refused to use the potty. Since then she's got a diaper rash which wasn't too bad and looked like it was going away, then just bloomed into this full on severe diaper rash where I tried everything under the sun to go away and nothing has worked so far. I went to my doctor and he said it's a diaper rash and can't do much about it but try and treat it with Vaseline/diaper cream, not to use baby powder, and keep her diaper free as long as possible during the day and if we do go out put a diaper on and loads of Vaseline to help with chaffing. I wanted a second opinion so I called my other doctor back home and he said it could have come from a mild yeast infection and can be treated with cannesten or monastat just gotta give it a try. Has anyone had this problem and did it help clear it up? I feel so bad for my daughter, she's in so much pain and discomfort especially at night and her skins even peeled off and started to bleed because she's in a diaper at night too.

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Misty - posted on 10/30/2014

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When my sons were in diapers they had bad rashes, I tried baby gold bond powder. It is the best! No nasty smell or mess. You can buy it at just about any store.

Jody - posted on 10/27/2014

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The secret is to coat the Lotramin with Max strength Desitin (not original - it doesn't stay on long). Pat it on over the Lotramin and it keeps it from rubbing off right away!

Ann - posted on 10/27/2014

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I did go out and by the clortimazole and it's been working like a charm! i put it on first thing in the morning with a new bum and at night before she goes to bed and is now a light pinky color and I she is still a bit itchy because it's healing but other than that is SO much better. Stuff is a godsend and am just so thankful something is actually working now and shes comfortable. Thank you for your input Chelsea :D it helped so well!

Chelsea - posted on 10/22/2014

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Of course you can ask a nurse first. Our pediatrician said only apply it 2-3 times a day max though, not every time they use the potty. My daughter showed improvement within 24 hours!

Chelsea - posted on 10/22/2014

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It might be caused by yeast. You're gonna think I'm nuts but my daughter had the same thing the doctor said to try Clortrimazole, which actually can be bought over the counter as an athletes foot cream called Lotramin. My pediatrician said it cannot hurt them to try it, it is safe. Worst case it won't work. My daughter would wear overnights and got red and sore and it just worked like magic to try Clortrimazole.

Fikile - posted on 10/21/2014

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Hi dear I'm Fikile, I don't know if u know about Holsum? If u know it then buy it from any Supermarket its very good for that problem yo Daughter is having an u won't complain about that chlleng again.I'm saying this from experience. Good luck

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