Does anyone have a cure for wierd rash?

Amiee - posted on 05/15/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I am at a complete loss. We have had issues with my daughter since she was 6 months old with sensitive skin and having to make our own wipes and all organic diapers and diaper rash that didn't react to anything. She is going to be 2 next week and she broke out in the same rash that is typically on her bottom on her legs! I'm at a loss we have been to her pediatrician multiple times 3 different dermatologist and the allergist! No one knows what it is!!! I don't know what to do. For the most part she doesn't mess with it but every once in a while does get really upset and tells me her boo boos hurt. I do have pictures but I don't know how to post them in here! If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear it.

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Alison - posted on 05/17/2012

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My daughters pediatrician told me baking soda baths and vasoline as lotion.

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Amber - posted on 05/29/2012

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Hi my son has the same problem for the longest time we had to wash him every diaper change I tried everything and the only thing that ever works is called triple paste His rash goes away really fast

Barbara - posted on 05/24/2012

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I second the corn starch that Mandy recommended. It helps keep them dry which helps prevent the rashes in the first place, but also let's them clear up. We call it "tickle powder" because she laughs when we sprinkle it on, I just keep a bit in a glass bottle on her changing table. I haven't had to use diaper cream or anything else on her since I started using it. If she has specific spots I'm trying to target, I'll apply it with a cotton ball. She still occasionally gets pimples on her butt or a little rash where her diaper meets her legs, but it's pretty rare.

It does sound like you might be dealing with a sweat rash on her legs, but it is hard to tell without pictures.

Mandy - posted on 05/17/2012

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Baking Soda baths for the itch and CORNFLOUR in her diaper, dust it on the rashes on her legs etc.

I feel for you, I have eczema and my daughter (now 4) had terrible nappy rash at times - I tried everything suggest below, used cloth nappies and baby flannels dipped in water/small amount of her baby wash! I can't remember who/where I heard it from, but it was a godsend in our house! I had a flour shaker full of it in with her nappy gear and it just got to be part of the routine. When it was bad I just used to lump it in there, when it cleared up I still used it - like Baby Powder, which it basically is, just without the perfumes etc. She still asks for 'Powder' sometimes now, as she still gets wee rashes on the 'hotspots' (armpits, inner elbow, back of knees) and we dust it with powder and usually it goes away, sometimes we still have to use the steroid cream from the doctor, but hardly ever now. Also had Lemnis Fatty Cream, which was what we bathed her in when she was small, but now she just has a normal bathwash :0)

Good luck, I hope it helps.

Christina - posted on 05/16/2012

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Without seeing pictures it's hard to say. My son has rash like bumps on his arms. When he was a baby it was all over his cheeks, arms and torso. I had it checked out by his pedatrician and a dermatologist. Both gave me hydrocortizon creams which just made the rash worse. I ended up taking him to a night clinic one night for an earache, I asked the doctor if he knew what it was. He said immediately, "that's Keratosis Pilaris", which is a build up of protein in the pores. Most people have it on the back of their legs, but it can be anywhere except soles of hands and feet. There was not much to do about it. I was told not to give a nightly bath as it can be drying and I always used grapeseed oil or almond oil instead of lotion on him. As he gets older it fades more and more. Here's a website to check out
http://www.helpforkp.com/keratosis_pilar... Its the only one i could find with pictures. I would check with a pedatrician as far a treatment as i never used any of the products mentioned on the site.

Danette - posted on 05/16/2012

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I don't know of any cures for weird rashes, but I do know that aveeno baby has an oatmeal bath, that is WONDERFULLY soothing to my children when they get rashes. It is a really nice bath, and it cleanses so you don't have to use any soaps on their skin that might be irritating to sensitive skin.
Good luck, I hope she gets feeling better soon!

Bernadette - posted on 05/16/2012

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Or if you can't find daktozin or something similar, a regular zinc based nappy cream such as sudo cream mixed with a regular over-the-counter antifungal cream will do the same job.

Bernadette - posted on 05/16/2012

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Or if you can't find daktozin or something similar, a regular zinc based nappy cream such as sudo cream mixed with a regular over-the-counter antifungal cream will do the same job.

Bernadette - posted on 05/16/2012

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Is she toilet trained? My daughter used to haves rash which I assume was due to her skin being in contact with urine when she was still in nappies. Cheaper nappies made it worse. It was better when she wore huggies nappies as they were better at absorbing the wee and locking it away from her skin. We also used a cream celled daktozin, which is a zinc based cream like sudo cream, but mixed with an antifungal cream. It is available over the counter at pharmacies (well, it is here anyway but ask about it because if they don't have that particular one I am sure there's something else). It cleared my daughter's rash up. Getting out of nappies was the best thing though as they not only caused her skin to be in contact with urine but also made her sweat badly. The combination kept her too damp down there and was causing fungal rashes.

Tori - posted on 05/16/2012

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I would have to agree with using the Sudocrem or a thick zinc paste, i personally use the zinc paste on my kids - its great for the skin, especially when it is a burning pain from scratches or rashes. I have used zinc on all 4 of my kids, and actually on myself when i got my eyebrows waxed and realized i was allergic to beeswax, which is how i know it takes the burn away, as well as redness and puffiness...

Heather - posted on 05/16/2012

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If you want to email pics to me, you are welcome to. Both of our children have had ever rash under the sun. mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com.

I can't check it out if I can't see it. We have prescriptions to 4 different creams with refills because these darn rashes on our kids keep coming back, and it's not food related either.

Louise - posted on 05/15/2012

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Buy some Sudocrem and use this after every bath. It sounds to me like a sweat rash but without seeing the rash it is difficult to tell. The Sudocrem will take out any redness and will sooth very fast. I have raised three kids with it and have used it on grazes, rashes, spots, sun burn anything really related to the skin.

Give it a go it is inexpensive and effective.

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