A.R. asks from Gray, GA on January 02, 2008
Desitin Diaper Cream
I have used Aveeno diaper cream on my daughter since birth with no problems. But when she got a rash it didnt seem to do much to heal so on rashes I used Destin. Well aveeno can be hard to find so I switched to Destin full time and I noticed my daughter crys when I change her diaper and put the cream on. Almost like the cream is burning her. She also messes with her self alot more when I change her like something her. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Hey you guys thanks for the responses! Wow alot of good information. My daughter has been on antibotics for an ear infections for a little less than a month and I am wondering if she could be having a reaction. We have a doctors appt on Friday so I will ask her to check for the yeast infection because I dont see any redness or bumps. I switched back to Aveeno a few days after posting the message and so far no crying. But I do have another question. I have been putting diaper cream on my child since birth after every diaper change just about rash or no rash. I did it to protect her from wetness (especially at night) and protect from rashes like it says on the creams. Not just for use when they get a rash.
So I wanted to know how many you do the same thing? Put a cream on as a protectant not just a healing device?
K.S. answers from Columbia on January 30, 2008
I was given a cream from my sister in-law and it works great for my 7 month old. It is called Resinol and I have to order it from the pharmasist but it comes in, in about 3 days. I always order the 3 oz tube. I do not use it on every change but daycare tries to. My daughter has only had one (maybe 2) diaper rashes and they went away in about a day each time after using the Resinol at every change. The Resinol is not just for diaper rashes. It is for any type of rash along with insect bites. My SIL still uses it for thing other than diaper rashes on my 9 and 3 year old nieces.
J.L. answers from Atlanta on January 19, 2008
My son just had the worst diaper rash he's ever had since he was born. He's 15 mos. now. I also used Aveeno. It didn't work, I then tried Beaudreux butt paste--ouch! Way to hard to smear on. I then went to Balmex like the commercials. The package said I would see a noticeable reduction in redness in one diaper change. It did. I kept using it for 2 days. It is gone. I did look at all of them at the store and some of them do have different ingredients. So try another one. It worked for us.
C.R. answers from Savannah on January 14, 2008
M.M. answers from Atlanta on January 06, 2008
Find out if your pediatrician knows of something called Rosen's cream. It may only be particular to our peds, but it is awesome! It is a blend of zinc oxide, aquaphor and domeboro (I've only found it at Walgreen's with the anti-insect bite stuff). I have never tried to mix my own, but if you try, the finished product has the consistency of desitin, maybe a little thicker. We use it all the time, even on insect bites in the summer! Good Luck! Could also be a yeast rash, which your peds could also prescribe something, especially if she just finished antibiotics.
A.C. answers from Atlanta on January 05, 2008
I have used the diaper rash cream that is sold by Arbonne. My daughter has never had a diaper rash for longer than the next diaper change after putting it on. That stuff works like magic! I got it as a baby gift from my sister-in-law who swore by it, and I also bought some for my own sister when she had a baby and now she swears by it. Just check out www.arbonne.com or call 1-800-arbonne if you are interested. Also, I was just wondering why you put cream on her when she doesn't have a rash or redness? I only put cream on my daughter if she is red. Just a thought. Good luck! :-)
A.G. answers from Columbus on January 05, 2008
My fourth child had the same problem. I feel in love with Boudreaux's buttpaste. Strange name, but it actually worked. It usually cleared the rash up within a day. Plus, it wasn't hard to wash off like Desitin.
T.C. answers from Atlanta on September 06, 2008
A little guy I watched had the same reaction, the zinc caused a burning sensation. I used bag balm (pet section/green tin/walmart around $5-7 )on him and he was very comfortable and there was noticiable difference during the first day of use. For day/night protection.. balmex daily skin protectant(4.99 Kroger baby isle) has been excellent for my little ones to avoid getting a rash.
B. answers from Augusta on January 05, 2008
I've never used diaper cream when my kids didn't have a diaper rash. I've always used the destin with no problems , she might be crying because its cold. It is winter the creme might be cold on her butt try warming it on your hand for a few seconds and the messing with her self is a 2 yr old thing shes exploring her girl parts.
M.M. answers from Atlanta on January 07, 2008
i love boudreaux's--i know i didn't spell that right. but it works great and my daughter has never had any problems with this.
E.G. answers from Atlanta on January 05, 2008
ive had a similiar problem with my daughter. turned out that whenever she would cut a new tooth, she would get a rash. which really was a yeast infection because her ph levels were thrown off track.
ive tried the triple paste, destin, a&d, you name it.
she would scream at every diaper change.
for a while, we would stick her in the tub, and hose off her butt.
what ive found out that works the best is an anti-fugal cream and good old fashioned baby powder.(both, apply the cream on first, then the baby powder) we use the baby powder with each diaper change, and she hasnt had a bad one since then.
the only time we use the cream is when she does break out, and it clears up.
i hope this helps
C.W. answers from Savannah on January 05, 2008
It sounds like your daughter has got yeast diaper rash. It won't clear up without the help of a doctor. My second one taught me that. It will get worse if you let it go. Yes it hurts and burns. Call your doctor and tell them what's going on and for how long. Some times they will just call it in if they think it's that too.