E.M. asks from Louisville, KY on January 24, 2010
Diaper Rash - Louisville,KY
My almost 3 year old has a terrable diaper rash. shes normally in big girl panties but she has a tummy bug so shes in pull ups until it passes. i have tried desitin and vasoline but they arnt helping any of you moms know any tricks? im changing her as soon as she poops but her bm's are just irrating her little bottom no matter how fast i change her
C.H. answers from New York on January 24, 2010
I know with my son we give him a bath with oatmeal in it to help soothe the area. Also we apply Aquaphor every time we change his diaper (every 2 hours if bad rash). He airs out his bum when he can and I even keep a small hairdryer near him to dry the area off. Also probiotics work wonders with flushing out the "bad" stuff inside! We give him yogurt and add culturelle or a similiar product daily and we also don't give him milk as it can cause his rash to be worse! Good luck!
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J.P. answers from New York on January 24, 2010
I agree about the triple paste> It works every time. I also use butt paste for more every day rashes, but with that kind of rash I'd break out the strong stuff. Triple paste is really thick and stays put. I also give my daughter plenty of yogurt and yum yum dophilus chewables after meals when she has this problem. You can find them or something similar at any health food store, in the refrigerated vitamin section. Good Luck and hope she feels better soon:)
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L.N. answers from New York on January 24, 2010
air it out as much as you can, but a+d worked for my kids best. you have to do it all the time, every time you change the diaper. yoghurt too (plain if she will drink it).
K.G. answers from Pocatello on January 24, 2010
If nothing helps it could be a yeast infection. You might need to call your doctor. Otherwise, I use bag balm and cornstarch and that seems to work pretty well.
S.P. answers from Philadelphia on January 24, 2010
Let it air out then put triple paste on. Triple paste always does the trick here.
A.S. answers from San Diego on January 25, 2010
Hi this is soooo frustrating. I know if you are to look at my most recent posts. I had 42 people give me advice. I listened and tried most of them. Most of the problem comes from what is in her diet. Cut out the juice first! Give her water and milk just no juice. Yogurt does wonders!!! I have used Triple Paste,too. (different from butt paste and a lot thicker) If you dont want to spend the $7 for it try old fashioned corn starch...... I would also recommend changing the products used in her bath. I have been ordering all of my son's bath products from melaleuca. They are 100 % guarenteed and enviornmentally safe. They have a bath oil that makes your babies skin feel like they were just born :) if you want more info on the products give me a call ###-###-#### or email me at ____@____.com
Good Luck, I know the despair and pain you feel for your baby seeing her in so much pain.
K.R. answers from San Diego on January 24, 2010
Make sure she is REALLY DRY before putting on the diaper or rash cream. You can even use a hairdryer (I used to keep one at my daughter's changing table). She may be irritated by the fabric or chemicals in the pull-up too. since she isn't used to wearing them, it is a foreign substance to her skin now. Use the diaper rash cream of choice and SLATHER IT ON THICK, like you're a 3 year old frosting Christmas cookies! Good luck, I know it is painful for mommy to see your DD in pain.
K.F. answers from Dallas on January 24, 2010
let her air out as much as possible, the fresh air will help alot. Dr. Smith's or Boudroux's butt paste works best for me. They are kinda expensive, but work best!