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Diper Rash in 10 Month Old

My daughter is 10 months today and has a horrable diper rash for about 1.5 weeks now, I have used neosporian, aveno diper rash crean, vasoline, and bathed her in baking soda and water, nothing is working.. Any ideas? She is pain when I wipe her to change her diper which I am doing very ofer to keep it dry..

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THANK YOU to everyone with all of their wonderul ideas... I ended up this morning taking her to see her dr.. She has had mrsa withch is a bacterial form of staff infection when she was 7 weeks old it is VERY deadly to children.. She had it in her diper area. We believe she got it from the nicu when she was born.. Anyways the dr was very concerned for the same reason because she will always be a carrier of it.. She gave her nystatin and silver sulfadiazine cream(precription only)... She told me to let her go all day today and tomarrow with no diper and to give her aveno oatmeal baths...Hope this all works....Thank you again .......This group is the most wonderful thing....

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my kids use to get rashes like that and the children i babysit for also do sometimes. i found this cream called DRC. it is a diaper rash cream and walgreens and osco carry it. it cost around 5 or 6 dollars but i think it's great stuff. the tube is pretty good size. well worth the money

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A., After the rash clears up, I would advise you to hose her down in the bath tub after she poops. It's a lot of work, I know, but that's what I've done since my two yr old was born and she's NEVER had a diaper rash. I use Balmex or Baby Aveno at night only occasionally and it seems to work. Good Luck!!! J. Mom of Sydney-two and a half.

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Hi A.. I too had this problem with my son when he was about 11 months old. My pediatrician told me to use zync oxide only as his diaper rash cream. He said all the other stuff (balmex, butt paste, etc.) is no good for them. Also, he said until the rash goes away to stop using baby wipes as they just make it more painful for the child. He said use warm wash clothes and as much as possible let the baby sit in a warm sink of water as that is very helpful. I followed his instructions and within two days the rash was gone. Good luck!!!

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The only thing that works with my little ones when they have horrible diaper rash is Bourdeux's Butt Paste. I know, funny name. It is a little over $4.00 for a pretty small tube but it works! My kid's nurse recommended it saying she uses it for her little one. You can find it at Walmart in the baby area. I'm sure other stores carry it too but I only buy it from there. Good luck!

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I'm not sure if we are allowed to link to websites with products, so I will just tell you the name. Try "Angel Baby" Diaper Rash soap. I also use "Bottom Butter." It's organic and natural.

About once a month or every two, I put fresh garlic in my baby's bathwater. It is a natural antibiotic.

Also, try using a hand dryer set on COOL and LOW after each diaper change. If possible, leave her diaper off as long as possible to give her a chance to "air out." I did not use any diapers during the first two weeks (using a hospital bed pad) which is much easier when they are not mobile.

I also give my baby a few spoonfuls of Yogurt with live cultures about one a week (or so).

We use cloth diapers. I chose them because of health and environmental reasons. I believe they help the bottom "breath" better as disposables tend to "lock" everything in. We've experienced very few leaks with CDs and that was due to not wrapping the cover correctly versus the diaper, itself.

My daughter is almost 16 months old and has NEVER had a diaper rash. She has never even been red on the bottom. I can't pinpoint one specific action but believe it is all of them combined.

I hope your baby feels better soon.

Take care,

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It could be yeast. My son gets them frequently. An over the counter anti-fungal cream would take care of it. It can take a couple of weeks to clear. Here is a link to a picture of one: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t081401.asp There is also info on diaper rashes here: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081400.asp Hope that helps!


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Hi A.--my 7 month odl jsut had this problem last week. After about 3 days and not getting any better, and him screeeeaming every diaper change, we took him to the doctor. It wasn't fungal as I had suspected, but it WAS worse than normal, the doc said, and gave him a prescription cream that's for burns (I don;t remember the name). THat started to clear it up in less than 24 hours. Aquaphor was helpign a little before that, but this stuff was awesome--if your baby is truly miserable, a trip to the doctor is warranted, in my opinion. good luck!

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I agree with Christine W, Triple Paste sold in Walgreens and I think most stores. I love it and it works right away.

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I would take her to the doctor and have them look at it. I had the same situation with my oldest and they ended up giving me an antibiotic cream. It cleared it right up and I didn't even have to use it very long. I remember I tried every butt cream I could think of and nothing worked.
Hope this helps.

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What always works for my son is using hydrocortisone 1% cream. You can get it at most drug stores I think (you don't need a perscription).

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A couple people have mentioned the possibility already, but it may be a teething rash. If so, there's not a lot you can do to stop it, but wait it out. It makes for a great indicator that your child is teething though.

My son went through this. My daughter hasn't seemed to yet, but the vote's not entirely in yet, so I'm not placing any bets. With my son, I made sure to use the sensitive diaper wipes that wouldn't burn. Sometimes the spots on his bottom would break open and bleed - the pediatrician told me to put some neosporin on it to help prevent infection. DON'T combine neosporin with desitin though - it seemed to burn when I tried that. When it got bad enough to use the neosporin I used only that and I bought the stuff with pain reliever in it too. I also would generally give him a little children's tylenol too, when it got really bad.

We've had a problem with my son too, since he will sit for a while in poop and not tell me. I have a diminished sense of smell, so I have to check him at least every half an hour to make sure his pants are still clean!

If it is a teething rash - you'll have to get into a groove dealing with it. My mother-in-law said my husband had the same problem growing up and it showed up again when his adult teeth were coming in too!

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