Need advice for my daughters diaper rash..

Crysany - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 145 moms have responded )

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She has it semi-bad, we use a&d during the day, then we give her a bath and use destin before bed. It just doesnt seem to be going away though, it makes me so sad to see it. I try an constantly change her the second I know she has a wet or dirty diaper. Should I take her to the doctor?? Help.

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Stacey - posted on 11/10/2009

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hi



i suggest that you do get it checked out just in case as it may well not be nappy rash but thrush. they look pretty similar. my little girl had nappy rash so bad it bled at one point and she would scream so bad and id cry with her. vasaline just made it 10 times worse. we got a cream called metanium nappy rash ointment you can get it from docs or shop and it was fantastic. it went from a bleeding rash to hardly there in 48 hours. its the best thing ever.



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Davina - posted on 11/08/2009

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ARGO Corn starch....I know this sounds funny but it works better than anything else out there and is the cheapest rememdy I know of. I'm a mother of 4 and trust me it works and feels so good to your baby. Make sure you wipe her completely clean with each changing of her diaper before you apply another application of starch to her.

Maranda - posted on 11/10/2009

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Many diaper rashes are yeast infections so you can use a yeast infection product like Monistat or the like. If it doesn't clear it in a few days, you probably need to bring her in and let the dr give you a Rx.

Amanda - posted on 11/08/2009

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In my oppinion ... yes. You should take her to the doctor. It may be nothing serious BUT there is a possibility that it could be something else. he/she may be able to prescribe you a topical antibiotic. My son was 3 weeks old and was put on antibiotics to help with RSV and the antibiotics gave him a yeast infection that resulted in a severe rash. The docter then perscribed some topical antibiotic ointment and within two days the rash was completely gone.

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Judi - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son was born with really bad exzema and nappy rash was a constant. I used good old petrolium jelly, liberally to cover him after every nappy change and it helped to seal off the skin and sooth the burning. Hope it helps.

Erin - posted on 11/10/2009

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I don't know what is causing the rash, but my old stand-by is butt paste. There is a store brand, but that's not what I'm talking about. My pediatrician told me how to make this. Equal parts of (i usually use 1/4 cup of each) corn starch, Aquaphor and Maalox (is that how you spell Maalox? it's the antacid). Mix the corn starch and Aquaphor together first, then add the Maalox. It's easier that way. Put it on the rash, and it should help within a few days. I loved it and used it all the time!!! I truly hope it helps your little one!

Penny - posted on 11/10/2009

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Beaudreaux's Butt Paste is wonderful, I put it on my daughter before bed when she has a rash and the next morning she is all cleared up. If she is really red and doesn't seem to be clearing up, she probaby has a bit of a yeast infection and needs a special prescription cream rather than regular diaper rash ointment.

Alda - posted on 11/10/2009

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One of my twins had a stoma and once it was reversed after 4 months and she had dirty nappies for the first time in her life her poor bottom was just one big open bleeding sore. You name it, we tried it, and the only thing that worked was adding bicarbonate of soda to her bathwater and then using Boudreaux Butt Paste. The best thing since sliced bread if you ask me. Rule out thrush or other infection out first, and check it's not her formula (if using formula) that's causing it. We had to change hers as well, as we found out the one she was one was causing the skin to break.

Rosa - posted on 11/10/2009

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Triple Paste!!!! You can find it at Walgreens or Target! It is a little expensive because it is medicated. My son had a rash that would not go away even after the doctor gave me some cream. I bought this because a friend told me about it the rash went away that same day. This cream is excellent and will come in handy once your baby begins teething. Hope this helps!!

Jenny - posted on 11/10/2009

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All babies are different. One of my girls' bottoms would clear up when I used bag balm. The other one, I had to take her to the doctor to get butt paste. This is a lot different from the butt paste you buy at the store and it works wonders!! Also, it could be a yeast infection and not just a rash, in which case she will need to go to the doctor to get medicine for it, but I believe the doctor told me that medicine was basically the same thing as Lotrimin.

Christina - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have had that happen to me and I bought every kind of name brand rash cream and ointment that you could find in the store...when it never got any better I took him to the doctor and the doctor said he had a yeast-rash....which is a diaper rash with a yeast infection...He gave me a cream to use with my diaper rash ointment and it was gone within the next two days

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I took my daughter to the doctor because of a bad rash that wouldn't go away, he prescribed an ointment & told me to make sure that I not apply it right after a bath as this would keep the moisture in, so using the desitin after a bath, might be doing the same thing, I wish I had known about the cornstarch idea, I would've tried that.

Rita - posted on 11/10/2009

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I agree with Davina - inexpensive old fashioned corn startch works wonders - in our family we started calling it "Magical Baby Butt Dust"! Used successfully for generations!!!

Amanda - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son had a really bad rash when he was an infant. It was so bad that it cracked and bled. I took him to the doctor the minute I saw it and my doctor told me to use Canestin on it. I used it that night after his bath and the next morning it had lessend in intensity and it was gone the following morning. Good luck and I hoope this helps.

User - posted on 11/10/2009

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corn starch works real good. I mix it with baby powder. and if that does not work for you than bring her to the dr and ask them if you can give her a prescription for some diaper rash cream. and run the wipes under warm water before you use them ,the chemicals in the wipe can be making the rash worse.

User - posted on 11/10/2009

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i have also combined destin with a&d ointment and that seems to do the trick. But it is VERY important to clean everything off after every diaper change, i know its hard to see your baby in pain just realize that you have to get the whole area clean before you can treat it successfully

Marie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I agree with the ARGO Corn Starch or any corn starch. It was the only thing that worked for my daughter. I thought since destine w/zync worked so well and quickly for me son that it would for my daughter, but no cream worked and then I had a couple of friends tell me about corn starch. Within a matter of hours it made a difference. The redness was gone and the rash began dimenshing. By the next or two it was gone. The doctor said it was due to these new diapers holding so much wetness, that it hold in a great deal of heat and moisture that it causes such a bad rash. Being the way girls and boys are created, is my guess as to why my daughters rashes were so much worse than my sons. More wetness goes to her bottom when she pees, than his which is more upfront. I hope that helps. Some of these old fashion remedies work so much better than these drug remedies we buy from the store these days.

Teresita - posted on 11/10/2009

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Also watch her with water every time you are changing her diaper until she gets better, trust me I had 4 children and raised a lots of my family kids

Kerry - posted on 11/10/2009

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The only diaper cream that worked for my son was a product called Li'l Goat's Zinc Okide Ointment by a company called Canus. It was given to me by a friend and I have never used anything else on my kids. It smells really good and really sticks to their little butts. It actually hard to get off even in the bath which is why I think it works so well. It creates a good barrier in a wet or soiled diaper. I haven't found it in the stores but you can get it at amazon.com or drugstore.com. I would keep one in every room of the house!

Kerry - posted on 11/10/2009

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The only diaper cream that worked for my son was a product called Li'l Goat's Zinc Okide Ointment by a company called Canus. It was given to me by a friend and I have never used anything else on my kids. It smells really good and really sticks to their little butts. It actually hard to get off even in the bath which is why I think it works so well. It creates a good barrier in a wet or soiled diaper. I haven't found it in the stores but you can get it at amazon.com or drugstore.com. I would keep one in every room of the house!

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2009

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Hello!

My daughter had bad diaper rash for a long time and we even tried a perscription cream that we got from our doctor, nothing worked! We would change her diaper constantly, give her no diaper time, keep her as dry as possible, and all of the above! FINALLY we came across this amazing cream that cured it! You can get it at health food stores, and even in the natural health food section at super store. It is called WELEDA BABY with calendula, it comes in a white tube. As far as diaper creams go, this one is a miracle. I hope it works for you as well as it has for us!

Jamie - posted on 11/10/2009

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my son use to get diaper rashes pretty often and corn starch and boudreaux's worked the best on him. Good luck and hope it goes away soon, that is painful for them.

Tonya - posted on 11/10/2009

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def corn starch...avenno oatmeal baths, and change the brand of diapers too...one of my kids broke out in generic diapers, i dont think they were asorbing well enough, and another of mine could not were huggies w/o getting a rash.....while your trying to get it clear..let her lay around bare on a blankie, so, she can get some air and relief!!

Jeannine - posted on 11/10/2009

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When my son had a really bad diaper rash I washed his bottom in the sink with glycerin soap and then dried him very well by patting him with a towel every time I changed his diaper. Then I applied Desitin every time I put a new diaper on and it went away in a few days. My nanny also swears by adding a littl corn starch to the diaper to help absorb the moisture. Good luck.

Joanne - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son used to get really bad diaper rashes that they would become open sores and even if I changed him immediately after his diaper was dirty or wet. I found what worked best was a cream called sudocrem. It was amazing and with in aday he was all healed and you just need a little bit. I found it in the baby section at Wal Mart.

Samantha - posted on 11/10/2009

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Have the Dr. see the baby first of all, if the she has diarrhea contributing to this or has been on resent anitbiotics, as could be infection. Otherwise, if normal bowel movements for baby, you might get some over the counter lotrimin cream (yeast cream), it sounds like yeast, if what your doing hasn't helped it. You can mix a little lotrimin with double antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin zinc and polymixin) in your hand and apply so they don't get a secondary bacterial infection along with the yeast infection, (NOT triple antibiotic because of the neomycin is added to the bacitracin and polymixin... it's more toxic to kids as Arkansas childrens hospital is saying now, so they recommend using only the double antibiotic ointment now). If the baby has very irritated skin, rinse as much as you can, or try to bathe it off in the tub, avoiding wiping if you can help it as it hurts more, then pat dry the bottom. If yeast cream doesn't work, the Dr. can prescribe one that will. Don't use talc or starch, if you strongly suspect yeast, the yeast will eat the talc or starch as food source and grow and rash will get worse. Starch is good, but not for yeast. I rarely use powders, it's bad for respiratory, especially if they have asthma, but when I do on rare occasion use starch. Hope this helps...

Kimberly - posted on 11/10/2009

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I don't put anything on Andrew but Bismoline, http://www.bismoline.com. You have to order online unless you live near Lancaster, PA. Andrew only gets diaper rash when he is teething and it is gone within the day if I put this powder on him and lightly rub in. This powder is put on him at every diaper change whether he has or doesn't have diaper rash.

Cynthia - posted on 11/10/2009

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I daughter would get the worst diaper rash and the only thing that worked for it was something called Triple Paste ointment. You can find it a Rite Aid, or ask your local pharmchy to order it for you.

Emma - posted on 11/10/2009

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no there is pap-paw cream or corn flour or sudocream if it is a wet looking rash try her with corn flour if dry try her with sudocream and cornflour or paw paw and corn flour

Colleen - posted on 11/10/2009

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It may be a yeast infection. If it is then athletes foot cream is what most likely the dr will prescribe. Do not use wipes use a paper towel with gentle soap. If it is an old fashion diaper rash load her with what ever you have a&D or butt paste desitin and cornstarch. But I bet if it isn't going away its probably a yeast infection that will clear up quickly after ointment is on. Good luck!

User - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son had terrible diaper rash from the moment he came home from the hospital. We battled it for months! What I found is you really HAVE to put diaper cream on every single time you change their diaper and make it thick..don't worry about getting it all rubbed in. I used Desitine Creamy for awhile.. then the CVS store brand creamy and one from Target brand creamy diaper rash cream. They all worked pretty well and the store brands are cheaper!



The home care nurse that came to weigh him when we first got home recommended just using paper towels with water instead of wipes just in case he had an allergy to something in the wipes or in case the wipes had alcohol with out us realizing it which would also irritate his skin. It's also a heck of a lot cheaper! I didn't start using regular wipes until my son was about 3 months old.



My son also had a lot of irritation on every crease and fold.. I found CORNSTARCH baby powder worked well.. you just have to avoid getting it in their eyes and nose. After my son's diaper rash wasn't too bad anymore I started using the powder on him during the day and diaper cream at night and when I thought he'd take a nap. I was warned by his doctor NOT to use talc powder. I had another mom recommend Caldesyn (spelling?) it's in a pink powder container... She said it was the only thing that prevented her daughter from having "baboon butt". I didn't like that it had talc but I tried it a few times.. It didn't work wonders so I stopped using it.



Until I found the right combination that kept him clear sometimes he'd get little sores. I was really upset and wanted to point it out to the doctor.. she noticed before I said anything and her only recommendation was to use diaper cream! Trust yourself though.. if you think it's that bad she might need something stronger than diaper cream! My son had to have regiments of hydrocortizone cream on certain rashes that wouldn't go away. Oh the joys of sensitive baby skin and genetics! My son is nearly a year old and certain parts of him still need to be slathered Aquaphor constantly so they don't get irritated! Good luck!

Amy - posted on 11/10/2009

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i used to have same issue and figured out that i can't use desitin on my kids. something in there was making their rash get worse. so i suggest to you try one by it self as often as needed and you should see a difference in less then a day if it works or not. if that one doesn't work swap to the other and see. also with those use powder with corn starch in it.

User - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son gets really bad rashes when teething or if I use a different wipe other then pampers unscented - I have tried many different brands.

I use zincofax - unscented on a regular basis and for the really bad diaper rash, blisters and everything I use a little bit of hydrocortizone cream about 3 times a day and of course try to keep a clean dry diaper on and air drying - It usually clears it up in a day.

Christa - posted on 11/10/2009

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Whatever treatment you decide to take, if it doesn't seem to be getting better you may want to take her to the doctor. One of my daughter's more severe rashes I took her to the doctor and she ended up having a slight yeast infection as well so they gave her a perscription for a bum cream with a small amount of canesten in it. I had to use that every diaper change then cover it with the buttocks paste to prevent it from rubbing off on the diaper.

Holly - posted on 11/10/2009

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when my daughter was a baby she had bad diaper rash I took her to the doctor they had us use the wipes like you use at the hospital with no scent ones that you wet yourself you can get them at Wal-greens. Also, we took liquid antiacid put it on let it dry then put on destin or something over it

Tracy - posted on 11/10/2009

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what kind of cream do u use? i had that problem and what i did was use Aveeno 4 babies and changed my daughter's pampers every 10 minutes and put alot of Aveeno on her bottom and everyday i saw that she was getting better. I also used Desitin, the creamy one, that one in the blue and white box and that also helped. u can try it and if u c that their r no changes at all then take her 2 the doctor. u should also wash her bottom with warm water every time u're going 2 change her pampers and when u're going wipe her only pat her on the bottom with one of her towels, don't rub. don't use wipes with alcohol. their's one that says sensitive and doesn't have a scent, but only use that when u're going out with the baby, but the best thing that i suggest is wash her with warm water everytime u're going 2 diaper change. remember now,,,NO HARD RUBBING ON BABY'S BOTTOM OK.

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creams can sometimes make it worse....fresh air and regular nappy changing is my best advice. also cut out acidic drinks.

Christa - posted on 11/10/2009

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Go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmasist for the IWK formula Buttock Paste. You don't need a perscription. It can be pricey but you don't use a whole lot of it. It works great. My daughter got severe diaper rashes whenever she was teething and this was the only thing that worked for her. Corn Starch is good but is messy and can be a hassel if she is in day care.

Shirley - posted on 11/10/2009

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The BEST product on the market is BEPANTHEN, you can get it at the supermarket, Im never without a tube even now my kids are older, use it on my daughters excema, minor sunburn heat rash etc, give it a try, u wont be dissapointed, A friend told me about it 16 yrs ago when ny eldest was an infant, fortunately didn't get much nappy rash but when we did Bepanthen was the answer

Susan - posted on 11/10/2009

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Our son was allergic to the perfumes they put in diapers. He only cleared up after we switched to huggies. His bottom cleared up and only flaired if we put him in other diapers.

Melanie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I use Bepanthen on everychange of my son nappy if he has a bad rash i put that on and lots vasline on top of Bepanthen goes in 2 days or so, if it that bad let him have nothing on if he soils so what rather him not have a bad rash

User - posted on 11/10/2009

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DO THIS!!!!!!!!....THIS WORKS AND I'M NOT KIDDING!!!... Go to your local FEED store where you'd buy food for livestock etc..and ask to point you to a product called "BAG BALM"! Its a medication for cow udders when they get dry, cracked and sometimes bleed.I swear by it! its perfectly safe to use on babies, I used it on my daughter when she was an infant she was very fair skinned and delicate bottom and more recently with my Twin Boys who are 5 now I still use it when we get chapped lips.Be generous with it on the bottom but wash it off when bathing or as see fit then as much as possible air dry until that diaper has to go back on. P.S. similar product sold at target, kmart in a cow pattern canister but dont buy into that go to your local feed store its in a green canister. until the rash goes away try not to give your baby acidic food or drink it burns if she has red or cracked skin.Good Luck to you and yours!

Thais - posted on 11/10/2009

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if it has not left take her in she probably has a yeast infection that is very normal for babies to about a 1 year old. If it is not yeast a mixture of a&d with mylanta and desatin mixed together before you put it on really helps. covering it up if it is yeast it will never leave. if it is from teething ect leave her open to air as much as possible then apply the mixture and it should be gone in like 2 days.

Sarah - posted on 11/09/2009

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Try Penaten with every diaper change. Instead of using diaper wipes (which contain alcohol and can be irritating to diaper rashes) use a warm washcloth with water until the rash clears up. Frequent diaper changes for sure, and also give her some time without her diaper a couple times a day, air can be terribly healing. If it still doesn't clear up consider changing your brand of diaper, sometimes the cheap ones are cheap for a reason. You can also try (if you're breastfeeding) squirting a little breastmilk onto her bum with each diaper change - I know it sounds weird, but it is a wonderful moisturizer! Continue with Penaten even after the rash clears up, even once a day, and add some baby powder in her leg creases, it can be a little time consuming, but it works. My 14 month old son has had only 1 diaper rash in his life!

User - posted on 11/09/2009

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try changing the brand of diapers used...my son went through every possible one including a diaper service....rashed out every time...he could only use pampers! expensive yes, but worth it if it helps! and Desitin or Butt paste seemd to have worked the best!

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My son had diaper rash that was a yeast infection. My midwife had me mix a small amount of vinegar in water and use that with a washcloth when I changed my son. About a teaspoon to a cup. Also, she only had me use cream with calendula in it that is natural. Took it right away.

Kath - posted on 11/09/2009

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Breast Milk can do wonders if you have any. Also, she could be allergic to the diapers you are using. You can try changing brands or type of diaper. Letting your baby go without a diaper can be good to allow air flow. If your child is not crawling yet you can just lay her on a bunch of open cloth diapers or towels. If it is a yeasty rash then plain yogurt can be applied to the area.

Jess - posted on 11/09/2009

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ok you need to get Dr smith diaper cream or butt paste works really good. Stop using the A& D its keeping it to wet. It needs to dry out. as crazy as it sounds let her lay there with no diaper for a little bit. If its nice out side and the sun is out take her out and let it get a little sun it will help it dry out. Promise works every time. hope it helps Jessica webb

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