J.M. asks from Alamo, TX on October 10, 2006
Diaper Rash - Alamo,TX
I have a 2 year old who has very sensitive skin. Whenever he has a cough w/ flem he gets diarrhea and the rash begins. His skin is so sensitive that he begins to bleed right away. I have tried Dr. Smiths, Aveeno, A&D ointment & numerous others. I also sit him in oatmeal baths I buy the packets from Aveeno. I feel so bad because he cries when it is time to change his diaper. Any suggestions on a medication that I could use that might help.
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So What Happened?™
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their input. The rash is gone. A friend of mine brought me a cream from Mexico. I was reluctant but tried it and the rash was gone. I received some interesting suggestions from all of you and will keep all of those in mind the next time we have this problem. Thank You!
L.R. answers from Austin on November 20, 2006
J.C. answers from Lafayette on October 28, 2006
I have a couple of things that you might want to try. Zinc Oxide, Boudreaux's butt paste and Clotrimazole cream. The clotrimazole cream is used to treat athlete's feet. I used it on my little girl until she was two years old. She had bad rashes also. You can get it in the athlete's foot section at any store. It is really not expensive. I also used zinc oxide as well. I hope I have helped you out in some sort of way or another. Please feel free to write back.
A.M. answers from Austin on October 27, 2006
If you are breastfeeding, put some of the milk on the affected area. If not, using a sitz bath will clear it up. You can get sitz bath at places like the Herb Bar, Whole Foods, etc. I took sitz baths after birth with my son Noah. It heals wounds remarkably fast.
Use herbs to heal and creams to prevent wounds and chaffing.
K.M. answers from Beaumont on October 10, 2006
Boudreaxs butt paste works wonders. My children had sensitive skin as well and got diaper rash frequently. The dr. even prescribed an ointment for diaper rash and that did not work. Thanks to boudreauxs buttpaste it cleared up my sons diaper rash super fast. He was bleeding too because it was a severe rash. Make sure you clean you son with water (luke warm) with a soft cloth...DO NOT use wipes as it will cause further irritation. www.buttpaste.com to see their product. It has no added color, fragrance, and i believe it is natural too. Good luck clearing up that rash! Hope he gets to feeling better soon.
T.E. answers from New Orleans on October 10, 2006
I have a 3 year old who also has sensitive skin. Whenever his little bottom gets raw, I break out the athlete's foot cream. Believe it or not, IT WORKS! This was recommended by a pediatrician who is also a mom. Just recently, my little fella had the stomach virus going around and he had the diarrhea version. I used the athlete's foot cream on those sore spots and within 24 hours he was healed enough to not mind the changes as much, just about normal. The areas were still sensitive, so I continued using it for a couple more days on those spots, but they cleared up. Try it!
T. answers from Baton Rouge on October 11, 2006
Place baby in a luke warm bath with a cup of baking soda for 15-20min. Yes, the same kind you use in the fridge. But do not use the same one in your fridge. Buy a new one. Do not use any soap. Also you can place some baking soda and water in a spray bottle, and spray on babys bottom at every diaper change. Either place diaper on very loose fitting or no diaper at all. This procedure will take the soreness and irritaion out of the area. My daughter has sensitive skin and had frequent diaper rash problems before she was potty trained. I was given this information by her allergist (go figure). It worked wonders!!!!!!!!!!!! Her pediatrician invented his own diaper rash cream for his patients. It's a compound of aquaphor and chlorestramine. Don't quote me on the spelling of latter term. But all of the parents love it including myself. You can even use it. Whenever my daughter is chafe I use it. If you want to try it, call and find out the mixture and talk to your pediatrician about perscribing it. My Peditrician's name is Dr. Danny Woods. The number is ###-###-####. His Nurse should be able to tell you what the brand name is. I'll keep you in my prayers and I hope I have been a help to you.
K.W. answers from Lafayette on October 10, 2006
Living here in Louisiana, all previous moms had advised us to buy "Boudreaux's Butt Paste". You may laugh at the name...but I swear it works wonders. You can look it up/purchase it on the web. They might even offer free samples. Best of Luck.
D.B. answers from Fayetteville on October 11, 2006
My oldest used to have this problem. He would just SCREAM when I had to change him or give him a bath. The idea is to keep it dry to heal so make sure it's completely dry before you put on any ointment. Trapping moisture will make it worse. Anyhoo, the dr. had the pharmacy whip up something, A&D & something else which worked. My son's 17 now so I don't think I would have to do that now. I watched my 2 yr. old nephew since his mom went back to work. She has used Boudreaux's Butt Paste & it works as well or better than anything the dr. ever gave me! When my youngest 2 were babies I also used the Desitin Creamy cuz the other was just too pasty & hard to get off. Running around naked is the best medicine if that's an option. It's wasn't for my son, he never had control so it was too much mess! Hope that helps!
D.E. answers from Houston on October 10, 2006
I have an idea (one I've never tried but...who knows). I am a father of 4 (13,11,4,3 - G,B,B,G) and what if you were to try that "band-aid" ointment that dries on like a clear band-aid (just on the most affected areas). Just a thought
D.S. answers from Flagstaff on October 10, 2006
Ok you are going to laugh but I have three really skin sensitive kids and I would swear by this old home remedy. Tke flour and put it in a pan and cook it(well burn it)till it becomes brown put it in a plastic bag and use it like baby powder it works wonders!
M.S. answers from Little Rock on October 11, 2006
I have a son that is 22 months old and also gets really bad diaper rashes. We have been told they are yeast infections so we use Lotrimin, like for althete's foot (the cream) and then a thick layer of diaper ointment. We use Triple Paste (Walgreen's carries it or your pharmacy can order it for you). This usually clears it right up. I know how you feel though, you just hate to make them cry, but you know it is best to get the wet or poop off of them.
Hope this helps!
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