Diaper Rash?

Jodie - posted on 06/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my son has a diaper rash but its only on his parts not his but ive tryed calling my dr but she isnt in this week they are on vacation i was wandering if any one else has had this problem or if anyone knows what it is and what i can do about it

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Jodie - posted on 06/09/2009

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thanks for all ur help ladies it was a yeast infection and i cleared it up in a day my dr told me to get lotramin cream and hydrocordozone cream and mix it and apply it 3 times a day i didnt know boys could get a yeast and sure enough they can and my son did from the antibiotics he was on cus it always happens to me when i take antibiotcis

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My daughters had nappy rash quite badly recently - I have been giving her plenty of nappy free time which seems to have helped alot.

Marci - posted on 06/09/2009

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My 2 year old gets a bit of 'chaffing' going on there too. It's from the damp diaper and the movement on their precious member! Try using Arbonne's Herbal Diaper cream, that's what I use on my little guy. It doesn't have the chemical that other creams has, and it works after the first application! Let me know if you need someone to get it from, I can set you up!

Lisa - posted on 06/09/2009

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its not always yeast thats what i thought with my son but after several visits to the doctor i learnt that they can get it anywhere maybe that part of his skin is a bit more sensitive at the moment. My son is very prone to nappy rash and my local chemist got me onto a cream called nappy mate its the best thing ive ever used evn beet the pharmacy only stuff and wat the doc prscribed its call Nappy mate its available from a variety of chemist and its a great barrier cream. The other thing i learnt is nappy free time i was reluctant to do this at first especially with a little boy but found it really helps. i tend to leave him for 5 without a nappy at bath time and wen he wakes for the day. well hope you sorted it all out.

Ashley - posted on 06/03/2009

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They also have over the counter yeast infection creams. You could try both remedies. Look for Lotrimen or a generic that says "anti-fungal"

Ashley - posted on 06/03/2009

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You can get diaper rash anywhere, it won't always be on his/her bottom. My son had it EVERYWHERE a while ago. I thought that it was yeast, but I took him to the doctor and she said that it wasn't. Here is what she told me to do: (and it worked like a miracle!!)



Go to the grocery store and buy:

1. A reusable container or use one from home you don't care about, You're never gonna want to use it again for anything else!!!



2. Desitin (Target generic worked exactly the same for something like $1.91)

3. (LIQUID) Maalox

4. Cornstarch

5. Latex, etc gloves if you want to apply the cream, it is really thick and hard to wash off with wipes ...



directions:

Mix the desitin and maalox together until smooth and then add cornstarch to make it super thick. Rub it all over areas of reddness. It should be better after one or two applications.



THe maalox keeps to keep the acidic part of it down and the desitin is like a barrier of moisture.



The cream is called "Triple Paste"



hope it helps!!

Katy - posted on 06/03/2009

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Tracey is very right, and that is the first thing I thought when I read your post.

Have him checked for a yeast infection. I would do it as soon as you can, maybe find if there is another pediatrician on call while he is out of town? I only have girls, but I know that with females it can escalate and cause a worse infection if it is not cared for.

Good luck Jodie!

Tracey - posted on 06/03/2009

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Jodi it may not be diaper rash. He could have a yeast infection. It is possible. If it doesn't go away with desitin or other remedies like that you may want to take him to the doc to get checked out.

Tracey - posted on 06/03/2009

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Jodi it may not be diaper rash. He could have a yeast infection. It is possible. If it doesn't go away with desitin or other remedies like that you may want to take him to the doc to get checked out.

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