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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Michelle - posted on 04/01/2009

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What worked the best for my son was coating him in baby powder and rubbing it in, before I put on any cream. The skin has to be as dry as possible, and putting the cream on first does not dry the skin. Ever since I've been putting the powder on first, he hardly ever gets red anymore, and he has very sensitive skin. I hardly ever even use cream now, but I always use powder.

Tamera - posted on 04/01/2009

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My daughter was allergic to all disposable diapers when she was little, and would regularly get a diaper rash if she was in them for more than a few hours (old fashioned cloth diapers were my savior). Best rash treatment that I found was to use Vitamin E oil for healing & Vasaline for protection. Worked every time.

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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most babies don't just have diaper rash but have underlying yeast...that is usually why the creams out there don't work.  So if doctor thinks it is yeast go to doctor who will look at it, and if it is yeast will prescribe nystatin cream.  That will clear it up quickly.  As far as prevention is concerned: hand-washing, UV light exposure (sunny place on floor will work) and airing it out.  Yeast likes to grow in moist sugary places, and the diaper area is a favorite.  If you are breastfeeding make sure that you keep it away from nipples!

Gini - posted on 04/01/2009

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DRC (Diaper Rash Cream). Not a very original name but it is odor free and very gentle on the skin. Walgreens carries is as well as most grocery stores.

Lindsay - posted on 04/01/2009

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when we couldn't clear up a rash with A&D(what I always used) our pediatrician suggested lotrimin. When i picked it up and realized it was for athlete's foot i was a littel concerned but it worked like a charm and now we always have it handy!

Heather - posted on 04/01/2009

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pinxav- pronounced "pink salve" is AWESOME!! You may want to check with dr if doesn't clear up it could be yeast or bacteria that would reuire prescription.

Christine - posted on 04/01/2009

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A friend of ours recommended Sudocrem when we were in the UK and gave us some samples from his workplace (we're Canadian and were just visiting), and when our little guy had a pretty bad diaper rash this last time, we tried it. It cleared it up in a few days. I've done a search here and found Sudocrem both in Walmart and in Shoppers Drug Mart, and I believe it is available in the US stores as well. Also, like a few others have mentioned, air drying their poor little butts thoroughly before putting on the creams/diaper is essential.

Angela - posted on 04/01/2009

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I always put hydrocortizone on mine when they were babies, and it worked wonders:) Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



try a powder or use corn startch, it takes away from the moist and dries it.






 






I don't know about this.  Everytime I've used baby powder on my daughter, it makes her rash a lot worse!  I'd try the butt paste or triple paste first.

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2009

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I use antifungal cream with Clotrimazole, target has the store brand for 4 dollars, lotrimin is like 8. It seems to work really well for us.

Jennifer - posted on 04/01/2009

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try a powder or use corn startch, it takes away from the moist and dries it.



 

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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I like the Bourdeaux Butt Paste, and not just for the funny name! It works better than anything else I've tried, and it's really gentle on her skin. A lot of the other ones seem to burn if she has a bad rash.

Stephanie - posted on 04/01/2009

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My little guy had a rash for 4 months...yes FOUR months. We tried EVERY cream on the market..both OTC and prescription. This is the ONLY thing that worked:



! part Auqaphor (not the lotion the kind in the jat that looks like Vaseline)



1 part Maalox



mixed w/ a DAB of Lotrimin



Combine in a jar (the pharmacy counter will give you one free if you ask) amnd keep refrigerated for up to a month.



This is amazing stuff. I second the air time too...Plus you may want to try different wipes and diapers. There may be an allergy issue. My LO is allergic to all but Huggies Supreme and 7th Generation. One other tip...well two...until the rash is gone wash your LO's bottom in the bath w/ running water, no wiping and probiotics from the health food dtore work wonders too!



If you have any questions about my post feel free to email me..



We went through sheer he$$ trying to clear up his diaper rash. Hang in there.

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I had twins with diaper rash issues. We had a friend who worked at a local hospital and asked the nurses in the nursery what they used. The took Desitin, combined it with A&D and good ol' petroleum jelly. We'd mix up a bit and keep it in a specimen jer he brought home!!! Worked like a DREAM!

Tina - posted on 04/01/2009

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Desitin does not work for me. I personally and a lot of moms that I know use Balmex. Balmex is easier on the bottom. And the no diaper thing is also a good thing to do.

Andrea - posted on 04/01/2009

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butt paste, aquaphor, leave diaper off whenever you can, bathe daily, after bath apply a&d then cornstarch powder for overnight.

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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?



Also I foudn that instead of using diaper wipes when they have a rash, just to wipe them clean with a warm wash cloth with water, it really helps the rash clear up faster, because sometimes baby wipes can just irritate the rash more. Also I agree with the letting their bum air out throughout the day, definately bath once a day when they have a rash, avoid baby powders with 'talc' in it, as it also irritates the rashes I found. But the best cream I've used is Sudecreme.

Holly - posted on 04/01/2009

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Air time....go without a diaper as much as possible. I also use Desitin at night and during the day use a diaper rash cream with Calendula!! You can get a brand called Weleda Baby. I believe they sell it now at Target. It is a miracle diaper rash cream. Rash will be gone within 48 hours

Yesenia - posted on 04/01/2009

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The best remedy for Diaper rash is to let your little one be diaper free for a few hours thru out the day until it clears up.  You will notice that it will gradually get better when you do this because the fresh air is good for his little bottom and helps it heal.   For night time or when he must wear a diaper you can use Desitin.  Hope this helps :)

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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Triple Paste. It is THE BEST on the market. Has a money back guarantee right on the container. Second place is Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Triple Paste is better than A&D, Desitin, Aveeno, etc. Triple Paste will clear it up in just a couple days. Both my daughters have eczema and sensitive skin, so Triple Paste has been a lifesaver, or should I say, a butt saver. grins. Good luck to you.

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