Diaper Rash Solutions

Machanta - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have remedies for diaper rash. I have tried everything: Bag Balm, Resinol, Lotrimin, Butt Paste, Desitin, A&D. Running out of options without paying $60 for a prescription cream. any suggestions?

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I use Cocoa butter everything else eats my babys butt raw. And not the lotion the pure cocoa butter in a stick or spray. The spray is better because your not rubbing it on. It got ris of my daughters rash (which was bloody raw because of the desitin cream) in one night.

Trevanna - posted on 09/02/2009

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hi natural yogart and cheap diapers worked for me the dear ones have more bleach in them

Katie - posted on 09/02/2009

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our dr recommended usng a combination of athlete's foot cream & desitin. You can also use vagisil cream which is cheaper than athlete's cream.

Christina - posted on 09/01/2009

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clotrimazole cream (for yeast infection) or miconazole cream should do the trick with some hydrocortisone do 1/2 of each. mix them together & put it on the diaper rash with each changing. thats what our docs tell our paients in our pharmacy & we mix jars for them regularly. good luck! :)

Jill - posted on 09/01/2009

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PALADIN over the counter always took care of my kid's diaper rash, i loved it and i throw it in my baby shower gift's as well every new mom should know about that stuff!!!

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Alexandria - posted on 09/02/2009

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I think if you take A & D and Mylanta and make it like a paste and put is on the rash and let air dry should help. When my son was very young he had a very bad rash and it helped. Just a thought.

Alex

Rhonda - posted on 08/31/2009

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non-medicinal method would be to clean with warm water--no wipes. I have been using non-scented cotton wipes with aloe and vit E for my twins bottoms. One of the girls has extremely sensitive skin, and I tried every paste, cream, zinc, canesten mixed with hydrocortisone....you name it...nothing took the rash away until I was told to try using either extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil........Sounds strange, but let me tell you, I had olive oil and put it on with a cotton ball, and it started clearing up in a couple days. I went and got some organic coconut oil from the health food store(without carotene), and tried that....that works the very best for my girls. We just had another bout of really bad diarrhea with the girls and one of the bottoms was actually breaking open and bleeding...started the coconut oil with every diaper change and it cleared completely in 3 days. Now I use Ihles paste as a preventative...it has combination of cornstarch, petrolateum,zinc, etc.....works quite well. Doesn't hurt to try--every person is different. What works for one may not work for the other. Good Luck!



Rhonda

Nicole - posted on 08/30/2009

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try the gold bond powder. there is one in the baby section just for them. also when u can allow babys bottom to air out without a diaper on.

Trisha - posted on 08/30/2009

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Apply liberal amounts of Vaseline all day long! Also, Johnson's 3-in-1 always worked for me!

Cami - posted on 08/30/2009

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Keep using ointment, but also changing the diaper as frequent as possible is the key... and also let ur child go without a diaper for about 5 to 10 mins to let the rash get fresh air... i also suggest A+D Original Ointment .... ive also used this and it seems to work just fine...

Venice - posted on 08/30/2009

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Hi Machanta this should work just fine i have used it for my children and both never had rashes. mix equal parts cornstarch and slippery elm powder and dust liberally. Will clear a rash in a day and prevent reoccuring.

Joanna - posted on 08/29/2009

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I agree that it could be yeast/fungal ... when my son had that we used the special ointment and then washed his rear with baby soap in the sink after each diaper -- it worked really fast -- if it is just diaper rash the best cure we have found (and this sounded weird at first but worked remarkably well) -- was, again, to wash his rear with baby soap and then dab the area with maalox (or similar antacid liquid) then cover in the zinc ointment -- I was shocked how quickly this cleared up even really bad diaper rash. In either event be careful about using wipes as they can aggravate the problem.

Susan - posted on 08/29/2009

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Try using yogurt....use plain of course and organic. If it is yeast infection it is not as harmful as the chemicals that are in the foot cream and works just as well.

Melissa - posted on 08/28/2009

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Yes! I ended up having to take my son to the doctor his was so bad when he was a baby. Dr said it was a fungal rash, buy fungal cream used to put on your feet for athlete's foot. Check with your pharmacist first, but it could be that!

Peggy - posted on 08/28/2009

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change her diaper more often and even let her lay uncovered for a while just to get some air

Kimberly - posted on 08/27/2009

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baking soda bath, or it might be a yeast infection get the athletes foot creme over the counter that is the same stuff we treat our yeast infections with

Courtney - posted on 08/27/2009

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A&D ointment not the cream has always worked for me, but if it scaly it may be a yeast and need antifungal cream.

Machanta - posted on 08/27/2009

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Thanks. I have been trying to avoid this but I guess I should take him in. Thanks!

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I think if no over the counter stuff has worked it may be more than a diaper rash, may want to take the little person to the doctor! I know zinc always worked for my daughter!

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