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Daughter with Pimples on Her Butt

Hi Everyone, My Daughter is 6 1/2 years old and still wets the bed so she wears the over nights underpants. My problem is she has been getting really bad pimples on her butt and I don't know what to do. She won't let me touch them so After her bath I started putting Vaseline on her butt thinking the moisture won't bring more pimples. At the same time what can I use to get ride of them. I just don't know if anyone has dealt with this before or if anyone has any ideas I could try. She is a wonderful girl with a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room.

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Oh my Gosh...........same exact thing!!! My daughter is almost 6; still wets at night and wears Goodnights. Had pimples on her bottom and I couldn't get rid of them. My pediatrician suggested using an antibacterial soap; I always used Dove; now use Lever 2000(the regular white bar; not liquid). It's awesome, gentle with creamy bubbles. Then he gave me an RX for Bactroban. It's stronger than neosporin. I put a little on at night and the pimples cleared up in 2 nights. I haven't had to use it in quite a while and she still is wet. I did make the permanent switch to Lever 2000. Good luck!!! Let me know how you make out! D.

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allergy to the chemicals in the product.
there are cloth trainers out there. Happy Heiny's may carry one that large. www.happyheinys.com

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Oh my Gosh...........same exact thing!!! My daughter is almost 6; still wets at night and wears Goodnights. Had pimples on her bottom and I couldn't get rid of them. My pediatrician suggested using an antibacterial soap; I always used Dove; now use Lever 2000(the regular white bar; not liquid). It's awesome, gentle with creamy bubbles. Then he gave me an RX for Bactroban. It's stronger than neosporin. I put a little on at night and the pimples cleared up in 2 nights. I haven't had to use it in quite a while and she still is wet. I did make the permanent switch to Lever 2000. Good luck!!! Let me know how you make out! D.

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I would definately consult your pediatrician. Also,maybe consider using Desitin rather than vaseline. I know the Desitin workks for pimples on the face.

She may be having a reaction to all of the chemicals that they put in the training pants.

Have you cosidered cloth at all? It would save you A TON of money in a short period of time (since disposable training pants cost so much money!) and would probably work better for her in several ways.

I've seen some great ones on www.EverythingBirth.com and www.CottonBabies.com

I would call the doctor bc painful boils on the butt are a sign of MRSA.

They may not be pimples, but a rash (kind of like diaper rash). Desitin or Balmex is a better choice because they are more drying and will help keep the skin dry during the night. Also, maybe you could use an antibacterial soap or a soap specifically for acne (Clearasil or Neutrogena) and see if that helps. Hope it clears up for you both.

Hi R.,

I heard Vaseline can clog pores more, I understand you know the dampness is causing the pimples, but Vaseline is too clogging. You should ask your pediatrician what he would recommend for her age group???? I would try something that is a little more drying. The pimples are probably coming from the moisture through the night. Ivory soap is very drying maybe you can wash her butt while she is bathing with Ivory soap to keep it dryer than the rest of her body! Don't use anything in the bath water unless the Dr. tells you...I remember when my daughter was young the Pediatrician told me not to use any type of bubble products it can cause urinary tract infections in girls! Good luck...
Jaydee

This wouldn't be unusual for her to get "pimples" like a rash effect on her behind from wearing the overnights. All that moisture in there would certainly cause it. I would use corn starch baby powder on her bottom. I use it myself! Corn starch has been used for years by women for their babies and themselves as a drying agent. I use it under my breasts since after having triplets my breasts go down to my knees, lol. And I use it sometimes on my c-section area since I have an overhang there. But put a bit on her behind after her bath or before she puts on her overnight and then again in the morning, if she wet, use a wipe on her bottom and put more corn starch on. You'll see it go away quickly!

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I might call the doctor. They could be a staph infection which would require an antibiotic to get rid of them.

Vaselline is good for holding in moisture as well as keeping moisture out There are also diaper rashes that look like little pimples. If you are using pull-ups or something like that, they usually absorb enough liquid that your daughter's butt will stay basically dry without the vaselline. If she gets a rash, you could use zinc oxide on it, (lifeguards use it for sunburn), or, you could use cornstarch as a baby powder. It's been a while and I can't remember the differences between a yeast infection diaper rash and a bacterial diaper rash, but if it doesn't go away, you should probably have it looked at and get medication for it.

I would first ask your pediatrician, but I think it may be time to see a dermatologist. My pediatrician isn't nearly as knowledgable about skin issues as my derm. Just rule out an infection and you will feel better. Also, dermatologists have great products to recommend. They really do know what works.

I actually would not use vaseline, as this will not allow the skin to "breathe". I would just make sure I wash it well with antibacterial soap (like Dial), and let it dry completely before putting on the pull ups. The pullup may be causing the wetness to stay that way, and maybe it is irritating her skin?? And if they have a white head, try letting her sit in the warm tub for a little longer, maybe the warmth will bring them to a head and they will drain. Hope this helps! :) Also- if they hurt her more than you think they should, definitely call her doc. Maybe he or she will have a better suggestion. Good luck!

make sure to keep the area dry. moisture will make them worse. make she washes her butt with soap like ivory soap.
do not use something with irritants in it or perfume. the soap will help dry it out. another thing you can do is put some baking soda in the water it is good also when you have any kind of skin irritation. outside the tub i would put some baby powder with corn startch on her behind after it is dried off well. i would her stand in the tub and put the powder on so it does not go everywhere. that way you will only have to rinse out the tub when she is done.

I agree to get it checked out...MRSA is nothing to fool around with and it is highly contagious. But if it's just a rash type thing....what about letting her wear COTTON underpants under the Good Nights to keep the moisture wicked away as much as possible? I'd use a very mild soap, Dove, Aveeno or such and make sure her little tush is completely dry (maybe even use powder?) before putting anything on her clothing wise at bedtime. During the day I'd make sure to put only cotton undies on her. It may be better for her to bathe in the morning rather than at night so that her skin has time to dry out/breathe in clothing all day before the nighttime underwear. Hope this helps a bit. Poor kid. Hope she's better fast!

allergy to the chemicals in the product.
there are cloth trainers out there. Happy Heiny's may carry one that large. www.happyheinys.com

You should see a dermatologist. They could be boils and they would need to be lanced. I would try to move into regular undies for night time too. I know it will be hard but maybe the moisture is worsening the problem.
Good Luck

Hi R., I think your on the right track, but instead of using vaseline use an anibiotic ointment. Then you are creating a moisture barrier, protecting her skin and helping to heal the pimples she has. When they are all gone you can switch to a really good cream mositureizer to protect her skin. The problem is probably from sweat from the pull-ups. So it may also help if you clean & retreat her behind in the mornings before she gets dressed. Make sure that her undies are 100% cotton as well. You can get those pimples (and they are VERY painfull) anywhere on your body that gets sweaty and warm...like along your panty line (in front) and under your arms. If it gets really bad talk to your doctor about a course of antibiotics to help her get rid of them along with your treatments. Best wishes.

It could be a yeast infection. I would see yur pediatrician.

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