R.M. asks from Newtown, PA on June 14, 2008
Diaper Rash - Newtown, PA
Does anyone have any good remedies for a very bad diaper rash that looks like sunburn? My 14 month old is screaming every time I change her. She cries and holds her butt when she falls down. I have been putting Desitan on her with every change. I soaked her in a bath which she screamed the entire time! This is her first one...
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OMG...thanks to everyone who gave me advice on their experiences with diaper rashes. I can't beleive the amount of advice and information you can get from this site. I love it and visit it everyday. It is great to know that other mom's are out there that know exactly how you feel and are going through all of this too. I appreciate every piece of information that was given to me. BTW...my daughters diaper rash is slowly going away.
M.Y. answers from Pittsburgh on June 17, 2008
Try an antifungal like Lotramin. My daughter had a diaper rash like you are describing and my pediatrician told me she had a fungal infection and Lotramin would clear it up. It worked really well.
J.M. answers from Pittsburgh on June 16, 2008
Sunlight! Let her run bare bottomed around the yard for a little while in the sun. Fresh air and sunlight will do wonders for diaper rash caused by just about anything.
L.L. answers from Philadelphia on June 16, 2008
This happened to my daughter and when I took her to the doctor they had me use some anti-fungus cream. I would contact the doctor. It wasn't rare, but it wasn't the usual diaper rash so the diaper cream wasn't doing anything.
S.S. answers from Pittsburgh on June 16, 2008
My son had a serious diaper rash, which was actually bleeding. I called the doctor and took him in that day. They told me to use Lotromin for the fungus and also Butt Paste. I also use the pampers wipes that have nothing but aloe in them.
You do feel bad for them cause you know it hurts. Hope it's getting better
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J.T. answers from Pittsburgh on June 16, 2008
J.M. answers from Pittsburgh on June 16, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your little one's diaper rash. How horrible that must be for you and her. I use the Burts Bees diaper cream and I like it a lot better than desitin. You can use less of it and it clears up rashes right away.
If her rash doesn't seem to be going away you might want to look into her diet and see if there is something that is causing it. I find that when my son eats a lot of oranges, he gets worse diaper rash and I have to make sure that I change him quickly so that his poops don't burn him. I also put diaper cream on every time he has a bowel movement, even if there isn't a rash just to make sure he doesn't get one.
You may want to check with her caregivers to make sure that everyone who watches her is changing her diapers often to help keep her dry. You might also want to let her run around outside without a diaper on to get some air on her bum to help cure it as well. Also, avoid using wipes until the rash goes away - they contain some pretty harsh ingredients that might be aggravating it. - just use a wet cloth until her rash is gone.
Good luck! I hope she is feeling better soon.
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M.M. answers from Williamsport on June 16, 2008
When my son's rash gets really bad like that I use Lansinoh. I had used that when breast feeding and the same idea applies. The lanolin sooths the skin and also provides a barrier against wetness. I typically use Arbonne Baby Care for everyday use because it's so mild, but when it's really bad, the Lansinoh does the trick. Also make sure you are using unscented wipes. One more thing, I took my son to the doctor one time because his rash was so bad that he was bleeding. Come to find out, there was too much acidity in his diet. So I avoided oranges and tomato sauce for a few days.
Hope this helps,
L.B. answers from Philadelphia on June 16, 2008
breast milk--it's a cure all! and works for us.
L., Brianna & baby
S.K. answers from Philadelphia on June 16, 2008
I don't know if you can find it out here but check with the pharmacist. It is called Dr. Flanders Butt Paste. It works wonderfully. In Indiana I found it at Walgreens but it was kept behind the counter. Good luck!!
K. answers from Philadelphia on June 16, 2008
Get the Aquaphor in the Diaper cream section. It works miracles and it's much cheaper than buying the big tub of Triple Paste or most anything else.
C.S. answers from Pittsburgh on June 16, 2008
It may not be diaper rash. My daughter had a yeast infection (not the kind that you and I are familiar with, so I was really surprised to hear that diagnosis). I also thought it was diaper rash, but like you described, it looked like sunburn. Our pediatrician prescribed a ketococlin cream and it cleared it up within a day or two.
I hope she (and you!) gets relief soon.