M.M. asks from Portsmouth, VA on October 30, 2008
Problem W/9 Month Old Daughter's Diaper Rash
My baby girl has a diaper rash that appears in red blister looking lesions and has been like this for about a week. I have tried regular diaper rash cream (several different types) and nystatin ointment for 2 days but it doesn't appear to be getting any better. ANy suggestions?
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I took her to the doctor and apparently she has a staph infection. She was put on augmentin and I have been using boudreaux's butt paste and corn starch. She has gotten a little better but it is slow going. We'll se how she is at the end of the 10 days.
C.K. answers from Norfolk on December 08, 2008
Triple paste is all you will ever need for a diaper rash. My daughter used to get diaper rashes all the time and a friend recommended Triple paste to me and have used it ever since and I have recommended it to anyone who has children. Target now sells it. Its located by the wipes and all the other diaper rash products. After using this stuff you will notice a difference within the first day and she will feel much better withing instantly. I have had to use it myself a few times after medication that did not agree with me and a bout of foodpoisening.
K.H. answers from Norfolk on November 01, 2008
My oldest got a really bad diaper rash and nothing seemed to work. My doctor told me to try Caldesene powder. It comes in a pink bottle and I got my at Walgreens in the baby section. It worked really well. It seemed to stay on his bottom and kept him dry.
C.W. answers from Norfolk on November 01, 2008
You daughter needs to have air time. Every time after you change her diaper try putting the hair dryer on the cool setting and play with her while the dryer throughly dries her diaper area. My oldest who is now 3 was always on a towel on the bathroom floor with toys, she needed about 30 minutes of air time after diaper changes to help heal her bottom. I would not put baby powder on her bottom (the particles can become airborne and can cause asthma in children). I would actually mix (put nystatin on first) and get some aquaphor cream for over the top of the nystatin. That way her bottom is still protected from the wetness. I would try this for a few days and there is a cream that is compounded from a pharmacist that works well. Hydrocortisone, nystatin, zinc oxide that you can get a prescription for as well. Try the airing out and then cream first for a couple of days and if it doesn't work go back to the pediatrician. Good luck
N.R. answers from Richmond on October 31, 2008
I use a natural lotion called Renew. It works so much better than anything else I tried. Also, could it be a reaction to the diapers? Maybe laundry detergent? Soap? Diaper wipes?
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L.M. answers from Washington DC on October 31, 2008
Have you tried BUTT PASTE? I really like it and it works for us. I am not sure the extent of the diaper rash (did you know, a severe diaper rash can be considered 1st or 2nd degree burn, I forget which) but just to be on the safe side, you should consult your pediatrician - they may be able to prescribe something for it. My LO's cousin was prescribed something for her diaper rush because it was some sort of fungus. Sorry, don't mean to worry you but it could be lots of possibilities.
I love BUTT PASTE and use that at night.
L.F. answers from Norfolk on October 31, 2008
Our son has had the same problem and our doctor gave us Vusion and it is the only thing that's worked
P.F. answers from Washington DC on October 31, 2008
My daughter had something similar and it turned out to be bacterial. Her peditrician gave us and antibiotic ointment.
L.L. answers from Washington DC on October 31, 2008
Make sure it gets plenty of air when you can to dry it out....keep her out of a diaper when you can But if everything fails and they are looking more like boils than bumps, you might want to take her to the doctor or at least call your doctors office to talk to a nurse. My daughter had a boil-like diaper rash and it wouldn't go away, when I finally took her into the doctor it was a staph infection that required antibiotics to clear up...and you don't want to fool around with a staph infection! Hopefully that isn't the case and it clears up for you soon!
T.B. answers from Norfolk on October 30, 2008
I used plain old corn starch on all of mine. My older two would get really bad rashes that looked like what your are describing. The corn starch worked wonders for them.
D.O. answers from Washington DC on October 31, 2008
I have a product in our line that one of my clients uses for diaper rash and swears it works
really well. Let me know if you would like a sample.
S.J. answers from Washington DC on November 01, 2008
Seems that you are not giving any of the creams a chance to work if you have tried several different creams and she's only had the rash a week. Ask your pediatricain/nurse call line which they prefer. The baby may need a RX cream or even an oral RX. Take her to the doctor and have it looked at. Cornstarch powder worked wonders for me. I'm beyond the diaper stage, but hated the creams because you have to wipe so hard to get it off between diaper changes. I know they act as a barrier to the skin though. Try a lil fresh air on her bottom, ie let her pamper stay off for a bit. Cornstarch and fresh air was the only thing I used...but whatever you use, you need to give it a chance to work before switching up...Good luck