K.N. asks from Round Lake, IL on November 08, 2008
Diaper Rash Question
My 19 month old daughter has a really bad diaper rash, so bad she cries when she pees and doesn't want to take a bath. I have been using a few different remedies, but nothing seems to work. I have an (6 month) old perscription for nystatin (sp?). Is it still ok to give her? Otherwise what do you all do for easing diaper rash discomfort?
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Thanks for the quick responces. I knew a lot of these things but in the stress of the moment, forgot them. I have tried the cleaning with just papertowel and water and let her run around diaper free, which she loves. I love to hear the things that grandma's recommend or unusual methods too. I will try them out. I put corn starch in her bath last night and a little on her butt too, (before I got all the good advice) The rash is from diaraha, so I am tring to treat that too. She is doing better today, but I will be tring the many great suggestions and keeping them in my notes for future outbreaks.
E.B. answers from Springfield on November 10, 2008
My daughter just got over a terrible diaper rash. I called the doctor and she advised me to use up the nystatin I had (about 2-3 months old) and then prescribed another tube. She told me to only put it on twice a day. I felt that my daughter needed more and my babysitter actually recommended vagisil sensitive skin powder. This worked miracles! In just one day it looked so much better and completely cleared up in three days with using the nystatin twice a day and the powder at each changing. I hope this helps!!
L.B. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
S.M. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
I always used Blamex. It worked wonders for my kids. It is thicker than some of the other brands, so it doesn't rub off as easily.
L.H. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
I just recently went through this with my 20 month old daughter. She had a rash and bad diarrhea for almost 3 weeks. Nothing helped with the rash. I even took her to the doctor and he gave me an Rx and that didn't help. I tried A & D, Desitian, butt paste, anything I could think of. Finally I saw my OB for a prenatal check and my Blood pressure was high and she was wondering if something was wrong at home so I was telling her. She said 2 words to me, "Bag Balm". I go what the heck is that, lol. She said you can find it at a feed store or Walgreens or she could have written an Rx for it for me. Is it used on animals and they do have a human version. Well I thought she was crazy. But, I went down to my inlaws and they had some. OMG it basically cleared up after one use! It was awesome. My grandmother inlaw uses it all the time to soften her hands and feet. It was like a miracle cure!
Edit: The diarreha try doing the BRAT diet for a day or two. That was the only thing that helped my daughter. Even if you just give her the Bananna part and Applesauce that should help. Just give her some bland foods. Then slowly introduce her back to the regular things you give her.
M.H. answers from Chicago on November 09, 2008
Bordeaux butt paste! Affordable and works great!! I am sure you already know this but if you can keep her bare bottomed it really helps to speed up healing. I hope she finds relief soon!
N.D. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
Lanolin cream works great... I got some from the nurse at the hospital when I gave birth,but I would assume you can ask your pharmacist where to find it in the store.
J.V. answers from Chicago on November 09, 2008
On special order at Walgreens you can order this stuff called
Resinal. My gramma reccomended it to me and it saved us a ton of money on nystatin! It is an overnight miracle. It also saved my four kids bottoms alot of discomfort. Good luck.
M.B. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
I use Resinol, found at Hardtofindbrands.com. It is wonderful. Clears up diaper rash in 2 days. I wouldn't use the nystatin unless you know that it is a yeast rash, becasue that is what it is for.
L.B. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
Try Triple Paste Cream. It works really well at completely coating the area. I give my kids baths in oatmeal baths (Aveeno). This helps tremendously. I just let them play for about 15 minutes and it really makes the redness go away. Made sure you don't get the bath water in their hair, it kinda is hard to get out. Also, no oneies. They are to tight over the area and you want to have a gap between skin and the diaper. Once I figured this out it helped also!
S.S. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
Call a pharmacist and ask them about the nystatin. They are so helpful when I call Walgreens.
Try if you can absolutely stand it, leave her diaper off of her for awhile. Use baby wipe without scents. Powder will dry her out more, ow, ow, scratch, scratch. I'd look at some baby oils or something once the actual sore part subsides. If it doesn't stop, as always, call the doctor. Or I always (sorry to the hospitals out there who are getting an overload of phone calls)used to call the hospital pediatrics departments for advice.
R.B. answers from Chicago on November 10, 2008
when this happened to my daughter at about 11 months old i would only wipe her with wet papertowels or a wet rag. don't use baby wipes. the dr. then told me to use vasoline. simple...but it worked. I now use vaseline on her all of the time with every other diaper change as a preventative measure. good luck.