J. asks from Arlington, TX on June 18, 2007
Diaper Rash - Arlington, TX
My daughter just got this horrible rash on her "area" and we haven't been able to get rid of it. Its just red on the outside and was red on her bottom but that has cleared up. She did have two very loose stools with in 2 hours that may have caused this. She was screaming and holding her legs closed last night when we tried to put the ointment on. I first used Desitin and then when we changed her diaper at midnight we used Balmex. Balmex claims to work by the first diaper change but she was still red this morning and it seemed like it still bothers her. Any ideas on getting rid of the diaper rash, what ointment works best? Do I soak her in a warm bath? I am even up for home remedies, anything. I just don't want her to suffer any more than she has too. This is the longest lasting diaper rash that we have had.
L.K. answers from Dallas on August 05, 2007
I use Triple Paste on my son's diaper rashes. It comes in a tube or a tub. You can buy it at Walgreens and I think at Super Target. I slather the area with the Triple Paste and then I put a layer of Vaseline on over the Triple Paste. It works great. I to have tried Desitin and Balmex and these seemed to irritate my son's diaper rash rather than make it better. I hope this helps!!!
L.H. answers from Dallas on July 19, 2007
K.J. answers from Dallas on June 27, 2007
I use DYPROTEX. It is amazing and I swear my son's rash is gone within about 24 hrs usually. It is only sold at Walgreen's, for some reason. It is made in India and has soothing ingredients to help relieve the pain and clears up the rash. It is very thick and is a great barrier.
It may also be yeast and you may need to get some nystatin cream. I would try this stuff and if it shows no improvement the next day, make a dr appt to get something for the yeast. If it is yeast, it won't clear up on its own.
K.B. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
Baking soda in the bath works great. Really soothes the burn. And then use corn starch. Not baby powder with corn starch, but the real thing...place it on the affected area. It keeps it dry and protected. These have worked wonders for us!
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A.B. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment is awesome but that was before Boudreaux's, I have heard it is good too.
M. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2007
I used Lansinoh Lanolin on bad diaper rashes. It's mainly used for sore nipples while breastfeeding, but has other uses- a first aid ointment and diaper rash cream. I would apply a think layer of the lanolin to the red areas for healing, and a thin layer of Desitin Creamy for protection against wetness. We had a lot of luck with this. Good Luck- I know it is hard for you and your little one.
P.S. You can find Lansinoh at Wal-Mart, Target, or a pharmacy. It will be with the breast feeding supplies. (It's in a purple container)
A.D. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
My 11 month old daughter gets rash quite quickly, and I was given a product at her "meet-the-baby-shower" that works SO well! I also love that it's natural, yet works like a medication. (It does have 12% zinc oxide).
Have you heard of Arbonne International? It's a swiss/american company that makes all kinds of natural products. They have a line called A.B.C (Arbonne Baby Care)Their "hearbal diaper rash cream" works for my daughter after only ONE application. I absolutely love how fast it works. It seems to make her feel instantly better. It doesn't come cheap, I want to say $16 or $17 for a 4.7 oz. bottle. the website is www.arbonne.com
I know someone who is a local distributer, so if you want her info, just ask me at ____@____.com.
I hope this works for you!
O.S. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
The only thing that ever worked on my daughter was Dr. Smith's Diaper Cream. It is amazing. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and sometimes at CVS. Also, make sure that you are not using wipes while she has the rash. If you have to wipe off poop, use a wet wash cloth afterwards to finish cleaning her bottom.
If the rash does not clear up after using Dr. Smith's cream, call your pediatrician.
Hope your daughter heals quickly.
A. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2007
We use neosporin because it was originally invented for astronauts to use for their diaper rash! It is truly a miracle drug!!! Ask your peditrician for sure if you can use it because we use it for our son and I'm not sure about girls. Good luck!
A.B. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2007
Use Butt Paste. My son used to get bad diaper rashes all the time. It really works great!
C.P. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
This probably is not a diaper rash. If it is bright red and has not cleared with diaper rash creams, this is most likely a yeast infection. My daughter is 2 1/2 and has had this a couple of times. It usually follows bouts with loose stools. The doctor prescribed Nystatin ointment which cleared it up within 2 days. You could try over the counter anti-fungal creams first if you don't want to go to the doctor, but Nystatin usually works best. Hope this helps.