best diaper rash rememdies

Catrina - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )

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my so has had a diaper rash for two weeks. I have used desitin, a & d Ointment and burnt flour. what is next. Now he is staring to get irritated with the warm wash cloth during cleaning, shich lets me know he is not getting better.

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Patricia Frances - posted on 10/30/2013

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Try egg whites..it's an old remedy that my gran taught to me and her mom taught her...take the white of the egg whip it to a peek..may need a blender of some sort otherwise by hand takes a while...do not add anythin to the whites....once the peeks are formed then put it on babies bottom like you would any other cream...you can put a clean diaper/nappy on baby afterwards and rash will disappear...there's controversy to using this method but I did it and my kids rashes were eliminated within 24 hours or less...once rash is spotted use this method each changing and bang all gone..by the next day there is generally no evidence of the rash ever being there

Denise - posted on 05/20/2010

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First I would make sure it isn't something more serious like a yeast infection. Diapers are horible for harbouring the perfect grounds for yeast to grow and it isn't only a 'girl' issue. I would continue to a fresh warm soft washclothe to wash his bottom. Make sure all washclothes are clean and now scents used in the detergent. I would also change the brand of diapers he is in if it isn't clothe. My daughter was allergic to whatever is used in Pampers. She would have a blistering rash where the skin would peel off when gently wiped. Keep baby's bum bare as much as possible. Use corn starch as a baby powder (the real thing) to keep moisture away from skin and bathe his bottom with a baking soda bath. Sounds like you need to keep the area as dry as possible more so than put creams on it. And remember scents of any kind can irritate the rash more. He may also have an allergy to something he is eating and therefore his poops and pees are burning his skin. Stay natural and eliminate all possibilities.

Theresa - posted on 05/20/2010

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The best thing that ever worked 4me was neo sporoum - Also if you can & are willing to let the little one run around naked - it's good for air to get to the area - I have and had a problem with all three of my little ones - I've tried all the ointments - even that dr. Smiths @ 13.00 a tube - and just letting air get to the area - and good old neo- sporoum worked the best for me - ~:)

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Carmen - posted on 05/25/2010

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try egg whites ,clean bum and spread the egg whites over rash, its and oldie but a goodie it should clear in a day or two i used it with all 3 of my girls and it works a charm , try not to use oils cos it traps the heat in and make the burnin sensation stay,the hospital give neo natal babies a mix of drapoline and metanium which is really good too you can buy both these creams from chemists but they are around £4 each

Deanna - posted on 05/24/2010

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It sounds wierd, but this remedy has Never failed me (through 3 children)....egg whites. The cool feels good on the child's irritated bottom. I usually will rub egg white on after a bath and let your child completely dry before putting on the diaper. The egg white will dry (although not as quickly as water). When my child woke in the morning, the rash was much improved. You can use the egg whites any time of the day, but if it is diaper rash (and not a yeast infection), I really think it will help. Again sounds crazy, but we all have eggs at home and I used this home remedy for all 3 of my children and it has never let me down.

Terri-Anne - posted on 05/22/2010

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Is he teething? Started on juices? Sometimes these things can cause nasty nappy rash. Sometimes nappy rash is caused by fungus, so try some canestan cream (an antifungal cream), also the good ole zinc cream is good or a mixture of zinc cream and betadine ointment. Cure rash make a zinc powder. Here in Australia I swear by Amolin cream. If you use some form of zinc cream it will help protect his bottom from extra scalding and make cleaning a bit smoother. Also, use a cool/cold cloth for cleaning as warm/heat will further irritate a raw bottom

Rhonda - posted on 05/21/2010

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I am 43, have a 19 & 5 year old. Using cloth dipers for the first child and disposable for the second child. The best thing I have ever used was "Shortning" yes the cooking kind. Every changing warm soapy water, not a baby wipe. Then put a thin layer of shortning on the red area. Keep this up for 3 days and all is well...... Have confedince, your a good Mom because you want to make a differance.

Nicole - posted on 05/21/2010

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Paw Paw ointment, best thing in the world- for everything nappy rash, cuts, bruises, chapped lips - the works.

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2010

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put butt paste on their bottom then a vaseline over the butt paste and coat that with cornstarch....I know how stupid it sounds but it creates the best barriers against diaper rash....you can also use burnt flower AWESOME!! I use both of these often..good luck

Theresa - posted on 05/20/2010

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Most of all - definately go with ur natural instinct - & change remidies up depending on how the rash is looking - open and bleeding - see ur doctor - if it's blotchy and starting to scab - definately try the air and Anita of the neo - if super red tender go get that dr smiths slather it on - it does work really well - hoe this helps! It's just awful when our babies are in pain!! XO t

Candace - posted on 05/19/2010

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At every chage use a warm cloth with gentle soap, NO baby wipes. Don't use any diaper rash creams, only use A&D Ointment or petroleum jelly. Diaper rash will clear up.

Ester - posted on 05/19/2010

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A pharmacist told me to use triple antibiotic cream mixed with hydrocortisone cream 1%, Use the same amount of each and mix thoroughly. My youngest daughter had a bad reaction to a medication and got a bleeding rash. This cleared the rash up completely within a few days, you may have to use it up to a week, depending on the severity of the rash. You can also use it on heat rash, it works great.

Eleanor - posted on 05/19/2010

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Hi, I think keeping the nappy/diaper off for as long as possible is the best way, you may have to clean up little accidents but it will sure help baby. Though he does seem to have had it for a while, you should maybe see doc. x

Tanya - posted on 05/19/2010

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Also May not wanna use wipes. Wash cloths are better, And the diapers cause rash too . I would suggest huggies or pampers.

Tanya - posted on 05/19/2010

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corn starch. Works very good and dries it up. If that dont work could be yeast and need to get an ointment from doc.

Lorato - posted on 05/18/2010

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i breastfeed my baby, she never wanted a bottle milk, but now she attending a creche and the teacher tells me she drinks bottle milk, is it wise to let her drink both bottle and breastmilk?

Lorato - posted on 05/18/2010

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vaseline blue seal works wonders, just let your baby dry before using a diaper, and check the diapers you are using they might rash. goodluck!

Dora - posted on 05/18/2010

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Bath after every pee/poop, triple paste and run around naked to dry him out. This is what I did for my little one and it worked great. It can get messy between the paste getting on his clothes and he pee pee & poops but is was worth. The next day his rash was gone.

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2010

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I swear by A&D ointment, the kind without the zinc oxide. Whenever my son breaks out with a diaper rash, A&D heals him right away (that day). I put it on him every poopy diaper change to deter from any further diaper rash outbreaks.
-My son has SUPER SENSITIVE skin! He has eczema, and seborrhea and his skin breaks out when I eat certain foods. so we've really tried all kinds of remedies!

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010

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If it's not going away, have the Dr. look at it. Personally, NONE of the diaper rash creams worked for any of my 3 kids. Plain old vaseline always worked best, that and a little time with out a diaper everyday.

Arlene - posted on 05/18/2010

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yes, the butt paste works the best! It doesn't stick on like desitin and works wonders! my son had a very bad rash and it took it away by the very next day! I highly recommend it!

Amy - posted on 05/18/2010

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Oh course you should talk to your sons doctor. My son has very sensitive skin and until he can use the potty he isn't even allowed orange juice or apple juice. Never let him sit for any amount of time and talk to your doctor about something called resinol it's non prescription but you will probably have to order it. Not only is it amazing on diaper rash but also bug bites, hives, rash in general, cuts, scrapes, and burns (caused by heat or the sun) Also sit baths and airing out work wonders. Don't bathe him just let him sit and play in the water, and then let him run wild and free so to speak for a few minutes. Preferably outside if you have an enclosed yard (I don't but it was suggested) so if he happens to let loose he's just watering the plants not your floor :) Best wishes to you!

Denise - posted on 05/18/2010

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sorry typo error alcohol in any wipes smarts especially when they have a rash...no raise...lol

Denise - posted on 05/18/2010

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use bagbalm...my daughter had a mad rash when she was little...also make sure he doesn't have a reaction to certain wipes or diapers...bagbalm is used for cows nipples when giving milk because they get raw...it worked great for my daughter and last a while...i couldn't use desitin on her because of the ingrediants....make sure you aren't using any wipes with alcohol in them it smarts especially on a raise...i had to use unscented wipes with my daughter...trust me it works!!! good luck!!!

Wen - posted on 05/18/2010

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or petrollium jelly..it really works!!i assure you..this is what i am using right now coz im out of vandol..

Diane - posted on 05/16/2010

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With psoriasis and eczema around I would say it is a good chance your son might could have one of them. I would take him to the doctor and let the doctor diagnose him. The doctor's can give you the remedy or cure for it if there is one.

Valerie - posted on 05/16/2010

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i think it might be a yeast infection...always be suspicious if a diaper cream doesn't work that it might be yeast....bathe and leave to air dry before applying diaper cream and try a different disposable diaper in case it is the problem and double rinse if using cloth diaper...but i would have baby checked for yeast infection...if you are nursing and are having soreness at the breast or the baby's mouth seems reddish or slightly irritated, that can also be signs of thrush...all the best

Karen - posted on 05/16/2010

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Do you use baby wipes at all? When my daughter was a baby, she broke out in a horrible rash. Finally figured it was the wipes and it didn't matter what brand. I stopped using them all together and just used a wet washcloth and it cleared up after a week or so. Also used Balmex cream with zinc oxide.

Sheryl - posted on 05/16/2010

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Calmoseptine--my daughter had a terrible diaper rash for 6 weeks and this cured it.

Cathrine - posted on 05/16/2010

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Metanium is great its a barrier cream and you have to clean in between with olive oil but its what our local maternity unit uses and its fab.

Adrian - posted on 05/14/2010

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Call the doctor and ask for a prescription for Greer's Goo. It may be called something different in your area, but it's made with nystatin powder which fights yeast infections, zinc oxide which protects the skin, and hydrocortisone which is a steriod. It's RX only, so the doctor will have to give you a script for it, but it works miracles!

Laura - posted on 05/14/2010

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Lavender Essential Oil. Seriously, just straight REAL Lavender Essential OIl. It heals faster than any diaper creme I've ever tried, it smells nice (or better than the cremes and pastes anyway) and there is nothing toxic about it. It works miracles.

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2010

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Boudreaux's Butt paste. Worked for my son when nothing else would. My doctor also suggested putting a tea bag in his diaper. The tea has an ingredient in it that the bacteria doesn't like. Also he said to get diapers that are chlorine free as that can also contribute. Good Luck

Gabrielle - posted on 05/14/2010

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Try Butt Paste...literally its called Butt Paste. You can find it with the other ointments in the baby aisle. Also...after a bath let him air dry for a little b4 putting on a diaper. Then put on Butt Paste and if you have a cloth diaper...put that on for a little bit instead of throw away diapers. Good luck!

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