R. asks from Bedford, TX on February 21, 2007
Sever Diaper Rash
Okay Ladies, don't fail me now...
My sweet boy(17mos.old)who is our third child has the worst diaper rash I have ever seen. Neither of my girls ever had anything like this-what do I do? He has had it since Sunday evening and I just feel so bad for him. I have been slathering on the destin or vaseline every time we change him but it's not touching this rash. He had diarrhea this past weekend but he hasn't had anymore episodes of it since early Monday morning, so why the rash still??? I am out of ideas on how to help him, poor thing. Please let me know what you have used that's worked really well. I want him to feel better. Thanks Ladies
M.R. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
I use Aquaphor as a barrier which REALLY helps and I even use it when my son doesn't have a rash. I also use Aveno diaper rash cream which is the BEST I have ever found and his rash was gone in 1 day.
Air dry helps a lot as well.
Since I have been putting Aquaphor on his bottom every day since he was 7 months old he has only had 1 or 2 VERY mild diaper rashes.
E. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
Something else my Dr. told me was to not use baby wipes, they are too rough when the skin is so sensitive. She said use water(no soap) and cotton balls to wipe area clean with and to let air dry for as long as possible. Skin must be dry, then use the diaper rash ointment and then use something like Aquaphor to cover and make a barrier.
J.L. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
You've received several responses, but i wanted to give another idea. my son had a recurring DR that seemed to never go away no matter what i tried--no diaper, a gillion creams, home remedies, etc. it ended up being a milk allergy. he had a very light case that built up overtime and getting DR was how his body reacted to it. just watch him closely, especially if it doesn't go away or comes back quickly.
And another day-to-day tip is to use cornstarch. don't use baby powder. it holds the wetness to their skin. you can buy Johnson & Johnson Cornstarch. it's in the same container as baby powder, so it's easy to overlook. we use this every night and he hasn't had DR in months!
A.G. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
I will mention Triplepaste again...it is a miracle worker. It's expensive, but it's totally worth it. Don't be stingy with it either, really slather it on and it will be gone in no time. Good luck!
A.W. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
I cannot tout this one enough--- use RENEW lotion. I have used it on my 8-month-old son since he was born and he has not had one case of anything more than pink. I gave a bottle to me best friend (who had a baby 8 days after my son was born). Her daughter, Emma, had a rash so bad that the blisters that had formed had started popping open, leaving raw skin behind. She used RENEW for three days, and the rash was practically gone. No more blisters, no more raw skin, just a little pink left. After 5 days, you would never have known the baby had a rash to begin with. Hope that helps.
A.B. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
I agree with the allergy thing. It could very well be something that he's eating.
J.S. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
Boudreaux's Butt Paste...can be found at Wal-Mart & other stores. Works great.
D.G. answers from Nashville on February 21, 2007
Call your local Walgreen's & see if they have or can get you some "Domeboro." It is a powder you put in water & let them soak in it for 15 min./ 1-2 times a day. I used to put my oldest in the kitchen sink. That w/ Bordeaux or even Aquaphor will clear it up QUICKLY! And take the stibg away almost instantly.
S.H. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
My son went thru the same thing. I got this ointment called "triple paste" I've only found it at Walgreens. It's 9.99 a tube, BUT IT WORKS AND FAST. He'll be back to normal in no time.
Good luck. Hope he feels better soon!
K.K. answers from Dallas on February 21, 2007
My doctor told me to use lotramin af (antifungal cream) you have to buy it in the foot section but it works and works fast!
I have used it for all of my girls.