M.C. asks from Mount Washington, KY on September 02, 2007
NEED Advice on Diaper Rashes!
My daughter is six months old and has her first diaper rash. It is not bumpy or anything, but is very red in her little butt crack. We have always used desitin original at every change, but she is still getting raw. This is the first time this has happened and since we already use a diaper cream what else can we do.
So What Happened?™
My daughter has had sensitive skin since she was born. When she was first born her butt started to get raw before we even left the hospital, so I started using desitin on her. And every now and again I would skip and she would start looking raw again, so yes I have to keep it on her at every change. The past few days I have been bathing her morning and night and letting her soak and play for a while instead of just before bed, letting her play naked on a pallet, and using butt paste, but after a few days, while still using the paste, the rash retuned so I tried Triple Paste and the rash looked better at each change and was completely gone after 2 days. So now I LOVE IT!! It is wonderful. NO MORE DIAPER RASH!! Thank you all for your time and thoughts. And well wishes for my LO.
C.B. answers from Evansville on September 09, 2007
Here is a home one that I used with my older kids. Get a bottle of Orginal Malox and a jar of sween cream and mix the two together in another bowl or something. Don't get the flavoed Malox. You may have to ask the pharmist where to find the sween cream.
T.B. answers from Kokomo on September 04, 2007
many people will say not to, but baby powder kept my sons rear clear. He's 18 months and besides a yeast infection, rarely gets a diaper rash. I do also like beaudea's butt paste, something like that anyway.
C.H. answers from Parkersburg on September 04, 2007
Maybe try giving her some nakkie time. put a blanket on the floor & let her have time to air it all out... Desitin had always worked for my little guy too but when we had a difficult rash we did nakkie time everyday or every other day just to give him time out of the diaper.
J.H. answers from Fort Wayne on September 03, 2007
My 2 year old just got this horrible diaper rash and I called my Ped and she said to mix MYLANTA MINT with DESITIN. She said it has to be MINT flavor. It seemed to clear it up. Also A&D makes a diaper rash cream that I stand by. Good Luck
H.C. answers from Indianapolis on September 04, 2007
I read a few of the responses. If the rash has her completely raw, and it's not yeast, you should try vaseline only. My son had it soo bad his butt was raw, they told me to stop using any diaper rash creams and go with strictly vaseline (Petroleum jelly)for several days until it starts to heal. The vaseline creates a moisture barrier so nothing wet can touch thier sore little bottom. Let her go with her diaper off if you can for a little while between changes. Also, put a little bit of baking soda in her bath, that will help heal the butt faster. Good luck.
K.G. answers from Fort Wayne on September 04, 2007
I know you've gotten lots of responses, but two things I didn't see mentioned are Balmex and Neosporin. My daughter gets lots of diaper rashes, and I tried ALL the different diaper rash creams. Only Balmex worked. I think different creams must work differently for each baby. Also, when my daughter got stuck in a diaper rash cycle I couldn't break, my mom told me that her pediatrician had recommended Neosporin to clear up the rash. I tried it on a rash I had been fighting for a week (it would start to go away and then get inflamed again), and two days later it was completely gone.
M.L. answers from Fort Wayne on September 04, 2007
Have you tried a little corn starch?
My mom did this to all 7 of us children.
R.G. answers from Lexington on September 04, 2007
My advice would be to use cornstarch, gently dampen her bottom and sprinkle cornstarch in the area that is irritated. This will absord all the moisture and give her some relief. This is from experience. My oldest son had sensitive skin and we used every perscription and over the counter cream and the only thing that worked was cornstarch. You can apply this as much as you like. A little goes along way!
D.S. answers from Indianapolis on September 04, 2007
I used Bag Balm, you can get it at almost any store, i know you can get it at Walmart, i am sure CVS or Wallgreens carries it also, it works really well.
S.C. answers from Fort Wayne on September 03, 2007
Butt paste is the best diaper rash cream. It's pricy, but clears up diaper rash very quicly. I know you can get it at Target. Also, I wouldn't use a diaper rash cream at every change. Just use it when she'll be in a dirty diaper for awhile. We use it at night and if we're going on a long car ride. They can build up an immunity to the cream. Good Luck!!! Diaper rash is no fun.
P.K. answers from Indianapolis on September 04, 2007
My daughter got rashes constantly. She still has sensitive skin at 4 years old. Desitin never worked for her. What did work was an ointment instead of a cream, such as A&D Ointment.