D.B. asks from Greenville, TX on November 13, 2008
How to handle diaper rashes on girl infant that come and go?
My 17 month old girl has some sort of a rash in her diaper area. It goes all the way from the front all the way up to the top of her crack in the back. I've been putting desitin on it and making sure I change her diaper when she needs it, but it's not going away. By now, a normal diaper rash would have gone away (on her) She had it about a month ago, and it went mostly away, except a little patch at the top of her crack in the back. Neither of my children have been prone to bad or frequent diaper rashes before, so I'm wondering if there is something else it could be and if I should be concerned enough to take her to her pediatrician, or if there is something I can do here at home to clear it up better. The rash seems to be raised somewhat and doesn't appear the way most of the diaper rashes I'm used to have been.
Thanks in advance.
So What Happened?™
Thanks for all the responses. I've been giving her yogurt (with the acidophilus cultures) and it seems to be helping. I think it's probably a yeast infection. And if she's not better by Monday we'll be taking her to the pediatrician to see where to go from there.
T.K. answers from Dallas on November 16, 2008
I would take her to the pediatrician.
If it is diaper rash, there is something called Triple Paste which I found at Walgreens for about $10 that works REALLY well.
If you are using disposables you might try cloth diapers.
S.E. answers from Dallas on November 15, 2008
It could be from juices, such as apple juice or orange juice. My youngest one did that and come to find out it was all the apple juice I was giving him. Try less jucice or watering it down if she is drinking it
A.D. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
Dr.Smiths has worked wonderful the 2 times my 15 month old has had a rash...gone the next day. And once she had a yeast infection and the Lotrimin worked great as well!
A.P. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
Have you tried using an antifungal creme? It may be a yeast infection. If it is the antifungal creme 2x a day will make it go away within a day but you have to keep using it for a week or so.
C.H. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
My daughter has the same problem. I have been using triple paste and I put it heavy on her each diaper change, and it helped big time. I also had switched diaper brands and had to go back to the old brand that I was using and that also seemed to have helped. I now use luvs all of the time and she rarely has any problems. I was using target's brand and I think it was contributing to the rash. Good Luck! Triple paste is awesome.
L.H. answers from Dallas on November 13, 2008
Try using Aquphor or Dr. Smith's. It also might be a yeast infection.
L.J. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
When my daughter has a bad diaper rash I us Dr. Smiths ointment. It clears it up fast. You can get it at Walgreens and sometimes Walmart might have it. It works really good. I used to use Desitin, but it doesn't work very well anymore.
A.T. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
My daughter is almost 2 and I also have 2 older kids that were never prone to rashes like this. After several breakouts (to the point it looked blistered and would blead) the doctor told me it was a yeast infection and gave me a prescription. That helped a lot!! I tried the desitin and all the name brand stuff and none of it worked.....I thought I'd try the Kroger brand just to see and it is the best thing I did!! It helps keep the rashes to a minimum.
Good luck and let me know what you find out!!!
Have a great day!!!
T.B. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
I use Dr. Smith's ointment. I dont use anything else. It works for my son's diaper rash. Good luck.
D.C. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
Try Butt Paste. You can get it at Target. There are some healing properties that aren't in other diaper rash medicines.
It sounds like she might be having an allergic reaction to something and its showing up when she poops or pees its out. A trip to the doctor can never hurt.
M.M. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2008
Desitin contains a lot of chemicals, as do other diaper creams. I suggest you keep her diaperless as much as possible to get air. Next, apply coconut oil (can be purchased in the cooking oils section at grocery stores like Market Street, Central Market, or Whole Foods). It is all-natural and has amazing properties like being anti-bacterial and works as an antiseptic!