Really bad diaper rash..

Keidra - posted on 08/15/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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So my lil boy came home from daycare yesterday and he had a really bad diaper rash. He bottom was really red as well as his penis and his sack. Today I called the doctor because he screams when I change his diaper. The doctor told me to just use some destin or any ointment that has zinc oxide in it. I thought that they would prescribe something but that was not the case.......any suggestions......

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I agree letting it air dry is best. I don't know if your son is eating solids yet but I've noticed that carrots make my daughter's hiney really red and irritated. We use boudreaux's butt paste and it works wonders for us! But I would try to notice if it happens after he eats a specific thing. Good luck!

Keidra - posted on 08/15/2009

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So I just called the doctor and it was the doctor that was on call. She told me to let it air dry....she said wipe all the cream off and take his diaper off like when he is sleepin, but a pad under him and let him be.

Fran - posted on 08/15/2009

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yep that is exactly the same as what my little boy had it will eventually blister soon and the skin will start peeling you need to get your baby to the drs and get them to give you some cream for thrust and i guarantee it will clear up after 3 days

Keidra - posted on 08/15/2009

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When I changed his diaper today he has lil red bumps in the creases of his leg and it looks like it is working its way outward. I put the creams on atevery diaper change and it looks like it is just getting worse not better

Fran - posted on 08/15/2009

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My son had this about two weeks ago and turned out he had a really severe case of thrush even the doctor was shocked when she saw it. She prescribed him some canesten and 3 days later it was all cleared up.

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My boys had really sensitive skin and diaper creams never worked. My MIL went to a farm store, and got a product called Bag Balm. Its for sore and chapped udders on a cow. I was skeptical.. but my baby had open sores on his bumm and within just a couple hours it was sooo much better!!! Its probably not dr. approved.. but its a country remedy that really works!!

Corlissa - posted on 08/15/2009

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My son had a really bad diaper rash and i tried the aveno diaper rash cream, its a little thicker then other creams and it cleared it up right away. And also when you change his diaper instead of wiping him put a towel under him and use one of those bottles they give you at the hospital when you have a baby to clean down below, to clean his bottom that was its not as painful for him to get changed. hope this helps

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if its really bad you can get a steroid cream from the chemist that will help straight away. Are you sure its diaper rash? We thought our girl had bad diaper rash but after a week of slathering on the zinc oxide creams we realised it was actually thrush. If its really red and meaty looking it could be a fungal infection - you canjust pick up some cream from the chemist either way - take bub with you and ask them to have a look and see what they recommend. Lots of nappy free time also very good.

Cynthia - posted on 08/15/2009

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In nursing, we call it open to air. Keep the diaper off. You can use warm towels to the area to open up the skin and then let it air dry. Let him run around for a while in his birthday suit. There is another thing, besides Desitin that works well called Butt Paste. You can usually get it at the pharmacy. I am pretty sure Walmart pharmacy has it. Cynthia Morgan, R.N.

Minnie - posted on 08/15/2009

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I'd keep him diaperless as much as possible. My own nine 1/2 month old is nakey-butt most of the day. And if it doesn't clear up from that in a couple of days, yes, consider that it might be a yeast infection.

Tammy - posted on 08/15/2009

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If he's old enough to let him run around without a diaper for a while, that would be a good way to get him dry and ease the irritation. If the booty balm doesn't help in a couple of days it might not be diaper rash, it could be a yeast "infection." Yeast likes warm, moist, dark places . . .



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