Diaper rash

Emily - posted on 04/01/2009 ( 125 moms have responded )

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Anyone know of a good cream for diaper rash. My little guy has a red, sore bum and Penaten doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions of what has worked for you?

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Jeri - posted on 04/03/2009

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I just had this same problem and my pediatrician recommended something called Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I know it sounds like some type of strange stuff, but it is the best thing I have ever found for diaper rash. I found it at Walmart and it wasn't very expensive. It is a tanish color and goes on nearly transparent. It creates a protective layer and then it washes really easily. I won't use anything else!

Brooke - posted on 04/03/2009

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Quoting Emily:

Diaper rash

Anyone know of a good cream for diaper rash. My little guy has a red, sore bum and Penaten doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions of what has worked for you?



Athlete's foot cream--clears it up in a day or two.  I swear buy it.  Just get the generic storebrand-don't need the namebrand.

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Quoting Emily:

Diaper rash

Anyone know of a good cream for diaper rash. My little guy has a red, sore bum and Penaten doesn't seem to be working. Any suggestions of what has worked for you?



AVEENO IS THE BEST. I FOUND PENATEN GAVE MY BABY A WORSE RASH TOO. They are just too sensitive to it, and it's better to use a more natural remedy without so many harsh chemicals to it. You can get it at your local wal-mart or zellers. Not only does it work but it works fast!!!!

Amanda - posted on 04/03/2009

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hello...my son get's bad rashes and i use just a plain old box of cornstarch that seems to really help him within 3 days he was cleared up...hope this helps.

Krystelle - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daughter just had a bad case of diaper rash from medication that made her poop a lot and I mean a lot! What I found to work was giving her bum plenty of time to air out. I would lay out her waterproof mats and towels on the floor and let her play without a diaper on. I also gave her 2 warm baths a day. One in the morning and one at night to clean the area well. I stopped using baby wipes and instead just used a soft warm cloth to clean her bum. I also applied plenty of Li'l Goat's Milk Zinc Oxide Ointment. The rash cleared up in a few days.

Audrey - posted on 04/03/2009

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I know this sounds really weird but it really, really works. Lotrimin AF. It is for athletes feet and is sold at stores where you would find creams and powders for jock itch and athletes feet cream so ask your husband to go get some. There is a prescription cream that is the same indgredients as Lot. AF that pediatricians prescribe everyday. This gets you out of the co-pay and Rx cost. It works in 12-24 hours and I swear by it! You can ask the pharmacy if Ped. prescribe it for diaper rash and they will confirm it. Trust me after you use it on your baby you will tell all your friends about it. I did!



P.S. It does not work as a preventitive so no need to use it every time you diaper you lil' one.

Jocelyn - posted on 04/03/2009

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I've only ever used warm water on my baby's bum and she's never had a diaper rash. When we go out we only use Seventh Generation wipes because it has less chemicals than the leading brands. Try using warm water, then pat dry (don't rub) with a dry wash cloth, then let your baby just hang out nude for a while. :)



There are so many chemicals in diapers and wipes, it's no wonder a baby's sensitive skin get so irritated. A baby's skin is not fully developed yet, and soaks up everything that touches it. Hope that helps!! Good luck!

Angela - posted on 04/03/2009

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if all else fails, try lotrimin af....i know it's an antifungal cream but, my oldest when she was little had a rash on her bottom and i tried everything...took her to the doctor and the nurse told me to try lotrimin af...it took all of 2 days to clear it up....i still use it now that i have had another baby....

Steph - posted on 04/03/2009

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It might sound strange but egg whites works wonders. just use dip some cotton wool in the egg white and wipe it on their bum. works wonders. keep it in a sealed container all day in the fridge.

Chrystal - posted on 04/03/2009

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use corn starch that it what i use and it works great or use triple anibotice stuff...

Laura - posted on 04/03/2009

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i changed my baby wipes and used sudocrem, my sisters and just about every other mum i know recomends it, even a friend uses it for everything from cuts to irritations!

Melissa - posted on 04/03/2009

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my youngest is sensitive to some of the creams out there.. I use Triple Paste. It's kinda pricy, but it worked for her.. cleared her right up.. Possibly change the brand of diapers too.. Sometimes the cheap ones don't work well, and irritate worse..



I hope it helps..

Pamela - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daughter had a rash one time and I bought every cream on the shelf.... nothing worked.  Finally, I brought her to the doctor and it was a yeast infection. I worked in nursing homes and we would make a cream for the residents in diapers. I talked to a nurse and asked if it is good for babys. She said it is very good. It is made out of zinc cream, calmine lotion and vasaline. You put equal parts of zinc cream and vasaline. (1 cup of each) The calmine lotion has to sit so all the liquid comes to the top (don't shake it). Pore out the liquid so that you just have the pink stuff. Doesn't matter how much calmine lotion you put in. I kept adding until it was a light pink.  Add that and mix all together.  You can do a small amount like 2tablespoons if you like and try it. The calmine lotion takes the irritation away (itchiness) and drys it up, the vasaline acts like a barrier to keep the wetness off and the zinc is the cream for a rash. I have used it and it was amazing the rash was gone in no time.... I had a happy baby and I was too.

Lori - posted on 04/03/2009

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The doc says no diaper and a warm cloth instead of wipes which can add to the infection. Also, this is an old wives tale, but I swear by it !! Take equal parts of flour and corn starch - ie. 1/2 cup of each and put them in a skillet on medium heat and stir for the most part, the whole time. when they turn the color of hot cocoa mix, take it off the burner and let it cool. sprinkle on their bum at bedtime, or whenever their bottom is in a diaper and it will keep the moisture from their bum and help heal almost immediately! You may want to make like 1 cup of each and put it in an airtight container, because it does make your house stinky !!

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My pedi told me to use: lotramin (sp), malox (the stuff for heartburn, NON mint flavor), and desitin mixed together....it works wonders!!!!!

Sharon - posted on 04/03/2009

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when mine had bad nappy rash i used to put there bum in a bowl off cold water for a few seconds to seal it then used sudo cream works like a treat. mind u they didnt like the cold water but it did heal quickly! my mates have even tried it

Lesley - posted on 04/03/2009

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i have used cornflour on diaper rash it works good u just put it on how it is.

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Calmoseptine Ointment was our life saver. It worked great as a barrier ointment as well as treating the rash itself.

Nicole - posted on 04/02/2009

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My first daughter had a speical cream I made her with destine butt cream and a and d. 20$ everytime her poor but got bad. but that was the only thing for her. My 2nd baby corn starch... None of the spendy stuff worked for him :) thats great good luck.. i know you feel bad!

Jennifer - posted on 04/02/2009

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Calmoseptine. It is better then any diaper cream I've tried. It is about $5.00. You can get it at any pharmacy. It is behind the counter so you will have to ask a pharmacist for it. It is nice and thick and will stay on your babies skin. Very soothing.

Maria - posted on 04/02/2009

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I try alot of different one and nothing worked but I found one its call bert bee and it all natural working very good.

Maria - posted on 04/02/2009

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I try alot of different one and nothing worked but I found one its call bert bee and it all natural working very good.

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With both my kids, we use/d a mixture of Clotrimazole & Hydrocortizone (1/2 & 1/2) 2x per day when thier bums got REALLY bad. Rub it in good and cover with a thick cream to protect it. I also find that this combo with Sudocream works really good to give the healing a kick start for the first day or two.

Air time, wash cloth vs wipes (even alcohol free can irritate) and the cream works wonders. :)

Shannon - posted on 04/02/2009

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There is a cream called Butt Paste that I found to work on my babies and I have recommended it to everyone that has a baby.  It usually only took a night or 2 of using it to clear it up completely.



Another thing my daughters doctor said to use was equal parts of Mylanta Original, athletes foot cream and Destin original.  Mix it together really good and apply as needed.  I've found that to work really well especially on the areas that look the worst.

Sara - posted on 04/02/2009

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I have had them all and some worked okay for minor rashes. This may sound weird but when my daughter had a rash i could not get rid of I used udder balm. Yes it is for cows, but safe for baby's as well. You can find it at Fleet Farm. The reason it works so good is it is a type of jelly that keeps the urine from contact with the rash, and the purpose of it is for basically the same thing. It healed my daughters rash up in just a couple of days, and it was a bad one!

Lori - posted on 04/02/2009

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Mix Aquaphor (it is kind-of like a vaseline/lotion) with Mallox until it is like a paste. I have used it on all three of my kids. It works when nothing else will. My pediatrician told me to use it 14 years ago. Still works better than any diaper cream

Sharon - posted on 04/02/2009

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My 9 months old girl just got a diaper rash couple of weeks ago and I tried the Aveeno Baby Diaper rash cream.  It worked pretty good for me !  Also, I was sprinkling some pure corn stach on that , I think both of them worked pretty good.

Bethany - posted on 04/02/2009

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my son had a yeast infection on his tush when he was teething at about 6 mos...dr gave us some prescription cream. for every other normal rash, Vaseline works wonders too!

Angie - posted on 04/02/2009

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I have never been a fan of home remedies, however, when I tried every cream at the grocery store and nothing got rid of my little one's diaper rash, I tried the browned flour my mother-in-law gave me before she was born. The rash was gone the next time I changed her diaper!

Amie - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



I use to use vasaline & cornstarch... I know it sounds silly but the vaseline soothes better than all that baby rash cream with zinc in it, to me the zinc oxide only made the rash worse! Rub vaseline all over your baby's rash then sprinkle corn starch all on the same area ..yes the one you would normally cook with :) you can put a diaper back on or use a cotton cloth diaper during your baby's rash until it heals  while at home of coarse, cloth diapers are better while at home they are easier to clean.





I do this method too. Though the vaseline I use almost all the time to prevent the rashes in the first place and the cornstarch does wonders to help clear it up if they do get one. The zinc in diaper creams my babies are allergic to though so using diaper cream made them much much worse! I was like you and couldn't figure out why they just wouldn't go away and finally went to the doctor.  Their doctor had prescribed a diaper cream to get from the pharmacist but my mom and gramma suggested the vaseline and cornstarch first... so I did since it was cheaper and it worked wonders. =)

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2009

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My doctor told me that Eucerin in the big round tub is great for diaper rash I used on both my kids and it got rid of it within the hour!!

Linda - posted on 04/02/2009

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I am picky with what I put on my girls so I use the diaper rash cream from Arbonne.  It works amazing and it is natural/botanical.

User - posted on 04/02/2009

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Both my kids get yeast infections on their bums that look like diaper rashes so I found that airing them out works great as well as an antifungal cream from the dr.

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2009

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I use to use vasaline & cornstarch... I know it sounds silly but the vaseline soothes better than all that baby rash cream with zinc in it, to me the zinc oxide only made the rash worse! Rub vaseline all over your baby's rash then sprinkle corn starch all on the same area ..yes the one you would normally cook with :) you can put a diaper back on or use a cotton cloth diaper during your baby's rash until it heals  while at home of coarse, cloth diapers are better while at home they are easier to clean.

Silvana - posted on 04/01/2009

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sudocreme and i also leave the diaper off for a while to air it out...watch out for accidents

Julia - posted on 04/01/2009

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It might sound weird, but after every diaper change I dry my baby girl with a hair dryer. She got diaper rash pretty bad for awhile and that cleared it right up and she hasn't gotten anything since. Hope this helps!

Jodie - posted on 04/01/2009

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I swear by this, my daughter had ear infections A LOT til she was a year and a half old and was on antibiotics quite a bit which caused diaper rash all the time. 



Take some regular white flower and brown a small pan of it. Just to a nice golden brown. Than after changing the baby sprinkle a nice amount of the bum and put some a&d ointment on there. The diaper rash will be gone quick. 

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste-- i don't know how old your child is, but when my son was little he could not use a certain diaper either- one would always break him out so if it is a contiual problem you may want to change diaper brands too

Leigh - posted on 04/01/2009

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There is a cream you can get with a prescription from your doctor called Happy Hiney (you got to love the name)!!!

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