9 Month Old's Sore Bottom

Updated on November 28, 2008
J.F. asks from Schaumburg, IL
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My 9 month old has an extremely sore bottom. He is teething and has been having frequent bowel movements that are somewhat liquidy. Consequently he has been getting sore. The soreness is no longer just reddened, there are actually sores. It looks painful. :( I am looking for ANY suggestions. I have tried neosporin, baby powder, baby oil, zinc oxide ointment, bathing each time he poops. Diaper wipes seem to have made it exceedingly irritated. Thank you much....Jeannie

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K.P.

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My son had the same problem. I called the doctor and she gave me an order for Rileys Butt Butter/Cream. Worked wonderfully. The sores were cleared up in a day. Also, instead of putting the baby back in diapers, try the pullups. That seemed to help my son.

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A.S.

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Try Triple Paste, it's a miracle cream!! It's a little expensive but it's worth it. My child's doctor swore by it and it worked the first time we used it!

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M.M.

answers from Chicago on

For sore butt (worked on 2 kids):
Do not use commertial wipes!
Do not use powders or starch! They dry up the skin.
Wash with soap and water after each BM, gently pat dry. Apply generously A&D ointment (the brand, not the cheap stuff)or Lasinoh ointment. You can also add a lttle white ointment with zinc where the sores are.
Another tip: I always put A&D ointment on their butts after each diaper change - to prevent rash. Works great!

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T.K.

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This is going to sound really weird and it was when I first heard it and then I tried it..... Liquid Maylox, just pour or dab some on the rash before bed, it really does work, because it is used to treat acid and that is what causes the rash. Good Luck.

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K.C.

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Hi J., I agree with alot of moms on the fact of your son's bottom needs air. My sister in law son's butt is always red and I told her to let him run around the house with his bottom open. He she was afraid of him peeing on the carpet. That is nothing that a carpet cleaner cant clean up and your son's bottom will feel better. As far as what to put on your son's bottom, when I babysat my nephew for the whole day I put vasial (sp) on his bottom. His poor bottom had some bledding in some spots and the other spots where about to bled.His poor bottom was so bad and is always like this. By the time she pick him up about 9 hrs later it looked so much better. I gave her the whole tube. It cleared it up within 2 days. Now when he gets it that is what she uses. He is allergic to milk and milk products and anytime. Good Luck to you and your sons bottom.

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R.K.

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Hello there. i had the same problem with my older one. if there are actually little sores that are super duper red and are like scraps...my ped told me it is like a yeast infection. or is, one of the two. i got the target brand lotrimon(sp?) cream. clotrisomething or other. one of the reasons it gets that way is from being wet and not allowed to dry. when they have that kind of poop, it seemed to have happened all the time. so...i keep a cloth diaper ont he changing table, and pat dry the bunskis. sounds gross, but i put the diaper as far between the cheeks as i can, so that it absorbs all the wetness. then i let it air dry for at least a few minutes. i know it is hard to sit there when life with little kids doesnt usually allow you, but it will be better for him. also, the wipes, even the sensitive ones have stuff in them. you can rinse and wring them out, or just use a warm wet washcloth.
those are the things my doctor told me to do for my girls. hope it helps!
good luck it is n ever easy to see them like that!

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T.S.

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Poor, poor little guy! My son had the exact same problems when he was teething. This is what I learned: give him a lukewarm bath (if he usually goes a day or two without, do baths every day till it clears up), then let him air dry for 5-10 minutes on a waterproof sheet, or with a onesie on, snapped without a diaper. Between each diaper change, let him air out the same way, and ditch the diaper wipes until this has cleared up, use warm, wet wash clothes. Then (this is key), before putting his diaper on, put a thick coat of Lotrimin on his bottom, let it dry for up to a minute, then put a thick coat of Desitin original (the creamy stuff does nothing) over the Lotrimin (I recommend the Target brand, it has the same active ingredient for about 1/2 the price--also, buy 3 tubes of it, you may go through more than 1 this go around, and it's good to have on hand because it will happen again!). Do this at each diaper change, and you should see almost immediate relief for your little guy, and it should clear up within a day or two. Good luck!!!

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J.E.

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My two girls have always been very sensitive with diaper rash. You may want to look at his diet. Some foods are very acidic. Peaches, tomatoes and sauce, mixed fruit baby food, and a lot of baby desserts. Try to refrain from those until he is healed. The other thing it could be is a yeast infection and you may want to take him to his pediatrician if it doesn't clear up. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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N.C.

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Dear J.
WHAT WORKED FOR ME WAS CORN STARCH,STEAM WATER AND ADD CORN STARCH IN A THIN TOWEL AND LET THE STEAM HIT IT, DO NOT WET TOWEL JUST THE STEAM THAN ADD TO BOTTOM GENTLY,IT WILL HEAL QUICKLY. GOOD LUCK.....

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T.G.

answers from Chicago on

Poor little guy... sounds like you have received a lot of great advice! When our little one gets a bad diaper rash we use Triple Antibiotic Ointment (found in the First Aid Section of most stores). We use that with a little bit of corn starch and it seems to clear up right away. However, if it doesn't you should probably take him to the doctor... Good Luck!

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M.E.

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Hi J., My youngest also has sensitive skin. He had diarrhea for 2 weeks. I finally started sitting him on the toilet after each bowel movement and would spray his bottom with warm water using the water bottle I got at the hospital. He loved it because it was so soothing. He would come and ask for it right away. Aquaphor was great to apply after I rinsed his bottom. Good luck!

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B.

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Hi J.- I agree with ditching the wipes (use a washcloth and warm water) try to keep the diaper off after a change for at least 15/20 min (I used to use an old blanket and let my kids crawl around (if they pee its no big deal) Also- here is the weird one but it works- milk (if you are nursing squirt it on or dab warm milk from the fridge- it combats the acid of the diaper) befor you put on the new diaper. It sounds wierd but once I started this we never had rashes (I have 4 kids)
Good Luck
Beth

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S.M.

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You may need prescription strength ointment. My son had the same once and it turned out to be a yeast infection.

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M.P.

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The blow dryer really helps. My daughter would sit for it because it felt better. Obviously, a diaper cream that works for you. My ped recommended one from Grimm's Medical supply in St Charles for bed sores and it did the trick.

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J.S.

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Because it has turned to actual sores, I would see your doctor. He could have developed a staph infection, which requires treatment. Also, you could add some baking soda to the bath water to ease the pain.

J.

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G.H.

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Keep affected area VERY clean and DRY. Then A&D ointment. I hope you get thru this quickly, it's so painful to them.

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J.J.

answers from Springfield on

Hi J.,

I never use baby powder because the powder may soak up the moisture but it stays on the bottom. I have always used desitin. I've never had a problem with it and it has always worked good.
Good luck,
J. J.

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R.O.

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Hi J.,

I think we all went through the sore bottoms when the kiddies were teething! They sell this stuff called "DRC" Diaper Rash Cream at Walgreen and Target ~ I know at Target you have to go to the Pharmacy and ask for it because they keep it behind the counters ~ it use to be perscribed by Doctors and when my kids had a rash it had just became available "OTC" Over The Counter! This stuff is great!

Good Luck!
R.

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K.B.

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When our son had the same problem, our pediatrician told us to use plain warm water with a soft cotton washcloth, no baby wipes or soap in the bath. Pat his bottom and try not to rub. We also have had great luck with A&D Ointment. We have never had a rash last longer than 2 days, while using it. Good Luck to you and your little one!

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J.V.

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Go to Walgreens Pharmacy, aske them to order a Large Container of Resinal? Resinol? Not remembering the spelling. Use Cloth diapers rinsed 3 times each wash. Between the two I was able to get rid of severe diaper rashes overnight. It is a special order ointment but it is worth it's weight in gold. It is a miracle how quickly it works. My Grandmother told me about it when my kids were little. I sincerely hope you can still get it. Good Luck!

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T.S.

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If there are sores, I would call the doctor. My daughter developed a rash that looked like little pimples that turned out to be strep, and my son's kept turning into yeast infections that needed special creams. If it's just diaper rash, naked time is the best possible medicine. Use a warm soft washcloth to wipe him up and then let him go as long as possible bare bottomed. I hope your little guy feels better soon!

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K.A.

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J.,
So sorry to hear about your son's bottom, my son has the same problem. We took him to the dr. and he said that after we give him a bath to put baking soda on his bottom and let him sit bare butt for 5min. Then we had to put Johnson & Johnson corn starch on his butt, it looks like baby powder but it's corn starch. We also changed from pampers cruisers to pampers baby-dry. I hope that some of this works for you it all worked for me, good luck.

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D.O.

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Hi J. - when my daughter's tush would get really red I used baby oil and a cotton ball to clean her and then a healthy layer of Dr. Beaudreaux's Butt Paste. It is the best if you have never tried it.

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M.M.

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Hi J.,
My daughter had a VERY sore bottom when she had a bought of the flu a few months ago. She had the actual open sores that you are describing, it was horrible. We were both miserable! This is what worked for us:

Wipe his bottom clean with a warm washcloth - absolutely no wipes - they have alcohol in them and make the situation worse
Let his bottom completely dry before putting on the new diaper.
Slather on A&D ointment first and on top of that Beaudreaux's Butt Paste. You have to use them both, I'm not sure why but the combination of the two does something magic.
Last-load that diaper up with corn starch
I noticed an improvement after the first 24 hours, but it took a full 3 days for everything to heal and it was at least a week before all the redness went away.

Good luck!
MC

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M.R.

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Hi J.,

Do not use wipes, use soft paper towels (Bounty?) moistened with warm water and then slather on Vaseline. I tried all that other stuff for my kids and my mom told me to use vaseline and sure enough, things started clearing up. If it looks infected, call your pediatrician. Good Luck

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C.D.

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Hi,

My daughter has had this problem often. Our doctor recommended Triple Paste mixed with corn starch. It's expensive, but we just use it when she gets a real bad rash so it lasts a long time. It's also pretty messy-the best thing to use to get it off your hands is a wipe. But for your son just use a warm wash cloth to wipe his bottom until it clears up. The Triple Paste mix usually clears it up in a day and a half. Trully amazing! Good luck.

C.

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S.B.

answers from Rockford on

I know that using a wipe is the fastest and easiest way, but you might just want to use a wet rag. The ingredients in the wipes might just irritate the bottom more. Also, desitin (sp) or aquaphor are really good at helping the rash. Good luck!

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D.M.

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HI I'm a mother of 5 and I will swear by this ointment Aquaphor it is the best ointment on the market I on diaper rash; as a preventative measure against diaper rash;on bug bites scrapes and bruises,it is the absolute product every mom should have in her medicine cabinet.#2 you might also want to try leaving baby's bottom diaper free whhile napping or sleeping this will allow the sores to dry out and be healed.Hope you and baby will get some relief.
D. M.of EVANSTON

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S.B.

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We had a similar issue a few months ago. The suggestions from our pediatrician were to stop using baby wipes and just us a warm wet cloth when cleaning is needed. If the diaper is just wet they said not to wipe at all and just add more ointment. Always be sure the area is dry (air dry is best) before putting on ointment. The other suggestion that I think made the biggest difference is to add baking soda to the bath water. Baking soda helps bring the water to a neutral pH and help with healing. You can be pretty generous in the amount you add. Also be sure you are not using any baby wash that has fragrance. We also added baking soda to the water we wiped his bottom with when he had a dirty diaper. Hope it gets feeling better soon.

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A.P.

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After five kids, I found the very best ointment I have used is A & D Ointment. It comes in a huge tube, or a small tube. The stuff is great. I also made sure to let the area dry completely, and took a risk sometimes of leaving that diaper off for a while. Every time I changed them, the A&D ointment went on, thick. They never had diaper rashes unless they were taking strong antibiotics. My kids seemed to be irritated by anything with zinc oxide in it, to the point of screaming pain if they had a rash, so I never use those. Thank goodness all my kids are now potty trained. Good luck!

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R.S.

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Hi J.,

I would suggest using wet cloths or paper towels instead of wipes, and giving your son some diaperless time (on a mat or old sheet). My daughter had a really bad diaper rash, and using water instead of wipes really helped. A quick tip: have a spray bottle filled with water and a roll of paper towels (or cloths, etc.) by your changing area.

Good luck!
R.

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B.G.

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This may sound a little crazy, but it works. Buy some Maloxx...the medicine for upset stomachs. After you clean him up, use a cotton ball to dab on the Maloxx. Wait for it to try, which takes about 30 seconds, and then apply whatever kind of diaper rash cream you use. My son had horrible diarrhea with many open sores just before he turned one. This is what the nurse at our pediatrician's office recommended and it was wonderful! I used it successfully on our daughter as well. Good luck!

B.

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K.C.

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try wisewoman ways salve for rashes. My 9 mth old had a rash and that's the only thing that helped.

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P.G.

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air his butt needs air &
when wearing a diaper put a&d ointment also they have a medicted one for now. once he clears use the regular kind daily
also corn stach absorbs moisture great

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J.S.

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baking soda baths or oatmeal baths, aveeno makes a oatmeal powder for baths for ittitated skin.

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A.S.

answers from Chicago on

Have you tried Aquafor? I think it works wonders on diaper rash!

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J.T.

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I would ask if he is allergic to anything that you are feeding him. My daughter had the same exact problem. She also had some eczema on her face. We found out she had multiple food allergies.

Anyway, the miracle "drug" but not a drug was Aquaphor. It is a little more expensive but truly a miracle lotion. We would give Maggi a bath and when she was still a little damp, would put it all over her as her lotion and then a pretty big thickness on her rump. When she had the sores, it would take 3-5 days for the actual sores to go away; however if you are proactive using the Aquaphor, I stopped getting the sores.

Amazingly enough, she is two now. She was given a graham cracker (allergic to wheat) and took a bite just the day before yesterday. Her first diaper after that was horendous. We slathered her rump in the Aquaphor and by yesterday afternoon...just light pink.

Her eczema cleared up pretty quickly using it too.

Good luck!

J.

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A.M.

answers from Chicago on

I used generic diaper rash cream and the powder specifically for diaper rash. You can also ask at the pharmacy what they have. Also, even though it is sometimes messy if an accident happens, I let my little one go naked for a bit to give her tush a bit of air. I have heard that some kind of oatmeal bath is good. I also cut back on the fruit when we have any of those issues.

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M.D.

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J.,

REcently my one year old had major diareha and got all red and raw on his bottom. I began using Balmex but it didn't work. I tried a cream call Triple Paste. I had hear of it because a little girl I use to babysit always got really bad diaper rashes and her mom told me that Triple Paste worked great.

Let me tell you...it was unbelievable how well it worked! At night I gave him a bath, dried him off and generously put the cream on. When he woke up in the morning his rash was healed. I kid you not. I was amazed!

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S.P.

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Have you tried Lotrim? Maybe misspelling it.....it's the cream for althleate foot. My son had the same problem and the doc suggested it.

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J.S.

answers from Bloomington on

When my son was going through this I alternated between A&D Ointment and Boudreau's Butt Paste. The combination never failed to leave my little guy feeling great in no time. Best of luck!
J.

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A.G.

answers from Chicago on

Awhhh...poor baby. My son had a terrible time with diaper rash. If it is that red and raw he made need a perscription. Ask his doctor about Nystatin. It will clear it right up. Also, try letting him go diaperless for a bit each day to keep the moisture away...it really helps, also more comfy for baby.

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A.

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This is going to sound odd, but a nurse recommended it to my when my daughter had this issue. I have now used it with two kids---solid Crisco. My daughter had bleeding sores on her bottom and was going to the doctor for stomach problems. The nurse told me to use it and it worked! Cheaper than most of the creams too...I just kept a little can next to the changing table and marked it as "rash" so no one would use it!!

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S.H.

answers from Champaign on

I'm sure you're getting tons of advice. I also have a 9 month old that is teething and developing a sore bottom on and off. A couple of weeks ago it was back on and we used the Aveeno butt cream after each poopy diaper and used the Huggies Sensitive wipes and he cleared up in just a couple of days. There was a day and a half where he had open sore areas on his bottom, but those cleared up and now his bottom looks totally normal again. While he had the open sore bottom we also did several 30 minute intervals where we left the diaper off and let the air get to his bottom.

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T.M.

answers from Chicago on

When my boys were that age I swore by Aveeno diaper rash cream. It is more expensive than other brands, but it is thick and soothing and cleared everthing up unless it was eczema related (prescription required for that). I would put some on after every diaper change even if all clear and it would prevent any future problems because it coated so well. Good luck!

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M.B.

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Hi there! I am also dealing with this same issue this week with my 15 month old. Wipes are horrible and extremely painful. I get a warm wash cloth and a bowl of warm water and lightly wash his bottom during changes.
I then completely slather and coat his bottom with Desitin. I am talking thick. That seems to work wonders.
Good luck!
M.

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M.F.

answers from Chicago on

My son just went through this. Per my ped and daycare, triple paste butt paste. I got it at the osco pharmacy counter. It's expensive but it works. Also was told not to use wipes as the chemicals irritate so I used soft cloths and warm water. My son's butt cleared up within a week. I was a big advocate of DRC cream too but this stuff is what worked.

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J.M.

answers from Chicago on

Poor little guy... You've received many great responses, but I thought I would throw mine in as well. When my 10 month old gets a bad case of diaper rash, I use a warm washcloth to clean her, allow her to air dry completely (set an old towel underneath just in case of any accidents), and use Aquaphor (it's a little more expensive, but it's soooo worth it...my pediatrician was the one who recommended it to me). Hopefully this will provide a little relief. Best of luck...

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M.A.

answers from Chicago on

When my daughter was small she had problems with disposable diapers so I had to change the brand every other time I bought them. I would suggest you try changing the diapers and when you wash his bottom sit him in luke warm watter and baking soda. Don't was him with any soap or wipes for a while.

So try changing the diapers and the baking soda and water. Not a lot of baking soda. it will help to sooth his bottom.

Good luck
M.

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M.W.

answers from Chicago on

I had this problem many times with my 4 children. My Grandmother told me about a great product and it really works. It is Vermont original bag balm. It comes in a green little square tin. Just apply on the sore spots, obviously not internal spots. It was the only thing that really worked well on my kids. You can purchase it at drugstore.com or target. It is usually kept behind the pharmacy counter.

M. from Chicago

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R.R.

answers from Peoria on

You have many good ideas here but thought I would add mine anyway. As Stephanie mentioned boys Do get yeast infections. My 2nd son had Bad diaper rashes when he was teething too. After I too had tried all the normal stuff, powder, vaseline, even my A and D ointment didn't work My Dr also suggested the Lotrimin. It is a foot fungus cream, it worked Great!! After that I always kept it on hand!!

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H.H.

answers from Chicago on

Im telling you desitin works wonders!!! My daughter just turned two and the few times she has had a diaper rash i have used desitin and they have cleared up with one thick application!!! One time it was so bad she was even bleeding a little :( but after one night of a thick application of desitin and she was cleared up in the morning!!! I would strongly reccomend giving it a try!!! Good luck :)
sincerely,H.

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J.F.

answers from Chicago on

Try Bag Balm. Try and use a hyper-allergenic soap(Dove possibly) and warm water wash cloth to wash him up.. Or just nothing on his bottom and air him out. Then try the bag balm. There are baby wipes that contain aloe vera vs the ones that contain 99% alcohol in them.

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M.W.

answers from Chicago on

I know you have had a lot of responses to this post. I have not read any of them, however, I wanted to tell you about a diaper cream that I love! I have to call a pharmacy to order it for me, but it really takes the red away after using it 1-2 times. It is called Flanders Buttocks Cream. It comes in a 4oz. tube(I think) and it does cost a little more than what you will find on the shelf. I think it is around 7 to 8 dollars a tube. When I call the pharmacy, CVS or Target, they have it by the next day, and I usually order about 3 tubes at a time. It really does work well. I am not sure what is in it, but I have never used anything else. I hope your little one's botty gets better soon! It is so horrible when it hurts so bad. When it is really bad, I use a warm washcloth vs. wipes. The wipes seem to make it burn. Also, my pediatrician always said to let then be without a diaper for a while when their botty is red to let it get some air. Good Luck!

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M.C.

answers from Chicago on

The same thing happened to my son and I had to get a prescription from the doctor I think it was some type of infection. It was the only medication that cleared it up. No need for him to suffer your doctor could probably give you something for it. Good Luck.

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G.V.

answers from Chicago on

Hi J.,

Since the wipes does cause more irritation, use a warm wash cloth instead. Apply vasoline instead of baby oil. Fan the area after you apply the vasoline (like my mom used to tell me "the infected area needs time to breathe"). I did this when my daughter had a sore bottom and it seemed to look better after a day or two. But as we all know, every child is different.Hope this helps.

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B.D.

answers from Chicago on

Dear J.,

My daughter used to have this problem. I put corn starch in her bath water, enough to make it milky looking. Don't use soap. It should clear up in two days. But if you have bumps it will hurt. I would also let your child air out. I would call the doctor for the first time and get the baby in. Good luck.
B.

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L.S.

answers from Chicago on

It could be a yeast infection and none above medications will do a thing for that....you need to see the doctor to get medication for a yeast rash.

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L.B.

answers from Champaign on

Hi! I've been a Mom and Grandma for 33 years, so I feel like I've tried every product available for rashes on the bottom area. The product I swear by and have recommended to others is an ointment called Aquaphor made by Eucerin. You can get it at most drug stores. I not only use it for rashes on babies, I use it on everything from burns, cuts, chapped lips and many other things. Hope it helps, L.

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T.L.

answers from Rockford on

I used Paladin cream. It works wonders!!! Good luck and I'm sorry ur little one is in such rough shape!

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K.R.

answers from Chicago on

J.-I agree with the Triple Paste!! Best product out there for this. I too was referred to use this by my Ped. You can actually put something under it (i.e Lotrimin) and then the Triple Paste over it!! Slather it on good--nice and thick and it is the best protection out there. I too would completely eliminate wipes until is completely healed. Use a warm wash cloth instead. Keep a close eye on it as another mom said, because of the area and open sores they could get infected quickly. Best of Luck to you and your little one!! K.

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J.F.

answers from Chicago on

J.,

Try Lotramin. My son has had several of these really bad diaper rashes usually caused when he's sick and is having diahrea. The doctor instructed us to clean the area gently (think blotting instead of wiping) with a wet soft washcloth (no wipes -- the chemicals they contain hurt too much) then coat the area heavily with Lotramin. Then cover the area with something like Aquaphor.

Also, the doctor said if the area begins to bleed, we had to bring him in. Well, the last rash my son had like this, it did begin to bleed ever so slightly but we were in NY and two days away from a long drive home. The lotramin and Aquaphor helped so much and so quickly that later that day there was no more bleeding and two days later we were able to drive home with no problems.

Good luck.
-Jen

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J.C.

answers from Champaign on

Not sure if you got it cleared up yet, we had tried everything with our daughter (desitin, balmex, hydrocortizone, lotrimin (clotrimazole), letting her run around with no diaper, etc.) The thing that finally worked was Lansinoh (like you use on your nipples when breastfeeding). It works great and she doesn't scream when we put it on (like she did with the other creams). It is one of the things suggested by Dr. Sears. You could google Dr. Sears and Diaper Rash and he has a pretty extensive article on it. Hope that helps.

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M.G.

answers from Chicago on

I agree with the woman who replied to check in with your doctor... and I agree with the folks who said to air it out, and be sure it's completely dry, then the only product that has worked for me is 1) the PURPLE container of DESITIN and 2) the black container of LOTRIMIN AF in case it is fungal. But please check with your doctor in case it is infected. Oh, and too much water can make it worse. I believe it needs to be completely dry, then PURPLE DESITIN. Good luck!

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B.D.

answers from Chicago on

You might want to try Desitine Creamy and a luke warm bath with baking soda or an oatmeal bath. Good luck with his little bottom

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H.W.

answers from Chicago on

I know the ped's say to only use water and to air dry as often as possible...Mustela vitamin barrier cream is a great product. Good luck.

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S.B.

answers from Bloomington on

Your son might have a yeast infection if those things aren't working. My daughter needed Lotrimin AF to clear a yeast infection. I also used cornstarch to help keep her drier.

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S.S.

answers from Chicago on

Hi J.,
You need to wash your little guys bottom after every bowel movement (easiest way under the kitchen sink) and towel dry. Eliminate the wipes for now untill he gets better. For know you can make your own wipes which will not irretate his bottom, paper towels with water: take paper towels fould them up and add water and put in zip lock bag. An anitfungil such as Lotermine will help the sores/rash he has currently. Once he gets better you can use a diaper rash cream as a preventative the best one is DR (i think that's the name) you can only get it directly from the pharmasist they'll know exactly what your talking about when you ask, it is an over the counter cream. I'm willing to put money on the fact that you will see an improvement within days. Also if you could keep the diapers off him for a few hours a day the air will help heal his little bottom (or as long as you can, like after he has a bowel movement you can put him on his belly for as long as he'll cooperate.) Best of Luck.

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K.S.

answers from Chicago on

The ONLY thing that ever worked for us is Triple Paste. I swear by it and I've tried everything. When my little guy got a diaper rash this summer, we used a warm wet cloth to blot and gently wipe. Then after you air out and dry his bottom, you can pile on the Triple Paste. Within a day, it cleared up completely. I got mine at Target. It is a little pricey but worth every penny.

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K.B.

answers from Chicago on

My 14 month old had something similar and it was treated as a yeast infection. Over the counter Lotrimin, Dove soap and no wipes did the trick. Good luck!

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S.A.

answers from Chicago on

My daughter got blisters when she was a baby and it turned out to be a yeast infection. I actually had to buy an antifungal creme for feet to put on her bottom. It cleared it up immediately. Then I would put baby powder in her diaper at each changing to keep her dry. I was careful not to let it powder up for her to breath in, but she was very sensitive to wetness and bowel movements. It was just awful.

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C.B.

answers from Chicago on

I know what you are going through I have been through Rotavirus and hand, foot, and mouth disease back to back with my son each of which brought on some of the worse diaper rash I had seen. Here is what I worked out and it works.
1 When he poops just use wipes to pat clean (it takes a quite a few) if he has only urinated do not use any wipe. Use a tissue to gently pat his bottom dry I use puffs plus w/aloe. Drying is essential you need to keep a barrier between poop and urine from the rash.
2 Apply diaper rash cream liberally I pat this on like I am frosting the diaper rash. I pat it on thick. I use Balmex. My son likes to have baby powder put on him during diaper changes so I usually have add a couple of sprinkles of that too.
3 diaper his bottom
4 air out his bottom whenever possible
I do this with every diaper change and then soak his bottom at night, but usually after a few diaper changes I have seen improvement in the redness and irritation. Usually the next morning there will be an even greater improvement.

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K.W.

answers from Chicago on

Hi J.--my son had the same problem. I brought him in to the doc and they gave me an oitment to put on the sores. Also--when wiping him I have rinsed the wipes in warm water because even though they may say sensitive something still makes my sons bottom hurt and by rinsing he has less of a problem. I also started putting vaseline under Butt Paste so that there is a protective layer against the wetness--after each diaper change.

Oh and they told me to use the triple paste as well

Hope this helps.

K.

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A.M.

answers from Chicago on

J.,

This happen to my daughter, the doctor told me to let her air out as much as possible, which I know is hard. I would lay her on a sheet and let her sit there as long as I could. I also use the Aveeno soaking powder for Babies. You can also try the Aveeno Diaper cream, I tried just about everything and that seem to help the best. The doctor did suggest the Triple Paste, but that is really expensive. Also the diaper wipes can make it worse so they told me to rinse them out with cold water and use that instead to the wipe. IT really seem to help and it did not hurt as much.

I would tell you that if in a few days if you try this and no change I would go to the doctor, one time I did have to get medicine for her.

I hope this helps you as I know it really helped me. Feel free to email me if you have any more question. [email protected]____.com Luck and I know it is hard to see your child in pain.

A.

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B.S.

answers from Chicago on

J.,
The poor Baby!!! And poor you!! I know how you two feel.
2 out of my 5 would get the same thing. I, like you tried everything.
My doctor suggested when I would bath them, use a deodorant soap.
After their bath, just blot the area dry with a towel, and then
Use the blowdryer on the area for a few min. I would use it for about
5 min. Not close enough to the skin to burn him, but until you see that it's
really dry. Only after you see it really dry, apply desitin, or even
just Vaseline works. The reason for doing this is because his skin is constantly wet,
You need to dry it out. I would even leave my kids diapers off for a little while between
Diaper changes. You should see a difference
In a few days. :)

B.

Changes. You should see a change in a day or two.

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C.J.

answers from Rockford on

Sounds like a yeast infection to me. Try to make an appointment with your doctor today, if you can't go to an immediate care clinic. While the situation isn't life threatening, it can be quite painful for youngsters and you don't need to add any discomfort to a teething baby!!!

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J.A.

answers from Chicago on

We had a nanny that had an all natural products aproach. She never used wipes to clean a baby. Both my kids have fair skin and I was constinly fighting some type of diaper rash. She took a roll of soft paper towel and took them off the roll folded in sheets and then put water in a wipes box. After a few weeks I started to see a difference - we never had an issue again.
I would also add she would let them air dry - so no diaper after a change to give the skin some air. She would put a onsie on though.
If your baby is going frequently this may not be an option. After we were back to normal, we used Desitin everynight to protect the skin.
I hope this helps.

I hope this helps.

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J.W.

answers from Chicago on

Same thing happened to my son. My doctor's office said to stop using baby wipes entirely until the area has healed completely, and to use plain vaseline to protect the skin from the watery stools. My doctor's office suggested we use wet baby washcloths to wipe the bottom, but I didn't want to wash and bleach poopy washcloths. So I used wet paper towels instead to clean the area. I used warm water, and it was so soft. Make sure the area is completely dry before you put the vaseline on. It took about 7 days to clear up completely, and I didn't start using baby wipes again for another 7 days after that. Hope this helps!

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S.N.

answers from Chicago on

I would suggest not using baby wipes and perhaps a soft washcloth with warm water on it to clean him. My daughter used to get those type of sores too, I asked a pharmacist before at CVS and they gave my a perscription strength jar of very thick cream- can be used for burns too, becasue we had a similar situation that got out of control and it was a disaster. this stuff worked like a charm. I don't know the name becasue we finally used it all up and threw it away recently, but ask at the pharmacy. I also think bathing each time will dry it out but too often bathing will irritate the area as well. good luck

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B.P.

answers from Chicago on

Hi J., the best solution to your problem is to use vaseline. You will be totally surprise, but this works wonders. The vaseline will protect his/her bottom from the wetness. Try it, it really works. Take care and have fun with your baby.

B.

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K.K.

answers from Chicago on

We've used Lotrimin on our daughter's sore bottom when she gets those sores--yeast from the BM can cause yeast infection on the skin. Target sells it generically as clotrimazole cream. We combine it with zinc oxide and bacitracin at our doctor's suggestion, which helps. And we use wet cloths to wipe her bottom, which we've found less irritating than commercial wipes. Good luck--sore bottoms aren't much fun!

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V.G.

answers from Chicago on

I had that issue when my daughter was 8 months. We tried everything and it used to heal up but then come back again. Our ped suggested to let her go without diapers for 15 mins a day. That really helped. It eased off in a day or two. We followed the routine if not daily but every other day. She never had a sore bottom again.

You may have to find right time for 15 mins. For us we did right after she pooped, so we know another poop has some time and possibly she peeped along with it. We had a couple of accidents but we got better. Hope that helps!!

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S.K.

answers from Chicago on

Please be sure to change his diapers right away. Diaper creams should help. We use one from Germany and it's super thick but a little pricy. You can find it at Glen Ellyn at Bende's (on Roosevelt and Sunset just west of Main St.). Good luck.

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S.G.

answers from Chicago on

J.,
My daughter used to get terrible diaper rash. I eventually took her to the doctor and he said it was a yeast infection. (I'm not sure if boys get yeast infections.) The doctor told me to use some antifungal cream (that you would use on your feet). Anyway, a little of this stuff works wonders! I have used it on all my kids if they have terrible diaper rash that won't go away.
S.
Mother of Elizabeth(5), Jack(3), and Charlie(6mon).

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J.C.

answers from Chicago on

Air is the best remedy I know. When baby naps or during the night when baby sleeps, remove the diaper (you may want to leave an open diaper underneath in case baby wets while sleeping)and just let nature take its course. I have seen immediate results by morning and baby is very appreciative!

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D.L.

answers from Peoria on

An old remedy that works miracles. Burnt flour. Yes, regular cooking flour placed in a hot skillet till it browns. Let cool and sprinkle liberally on bottom. I have 14 grandchildren. I have also found homeopathic teething tablets (Walgreens) help greatly for all symptons and distress while teething.

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L.S.

answers from Chicago on

J., I'm sorry to hear about your son. I certainly empathize with you. My 8-month-old son is being treated by several specialists at Children's Memorial Hospital for various things, including chronic diarrhea lasting almost 8 weeks now that is causing a severe, ulcerated diaper rash. It was severe enough that the surgeon at Children's who was to operate on him today for an unrelated issue cancelled the surgery because he did not want to operate with any open sores on my son's body. At the request of the pediatric dermatologist at Children's, I e-mailed a photo of my son's sores today, and here is what she wrote back:

"This is simple irritant dermatitis from frequent stooling and sensitive skin. If we could stop the diarrhea, it would resolve. The treatment is a mild antiinflammatory (you could start with Cortaid 1% OINTMENT that is over the counter) twice daily covered with copious amounts of barrier (zn paste or A& D or even Aquaphor). Barrier should be used with every diaper change and never wipe the skin unless there is stool. Clean with Cetaphil liquid soap or even vaseline on a papertowel...no diaper wipes. It will come and go according to the stool frequency. I see no infection and the ulcers are shallow and should heal well. Hope this helps."

Also, here is what my son's pediatrician's office at Loyola faxed to me yesterday as their "recommended treatment for infants and toddlers suffering from severe diaper rashes." I bought the ingredients last night and tried it on my son all day today, and I must say that it actually looked like it improved his sores:

"Mix together one-half tube each of A&D ointment and zinc oxide. Add one tablespoon each of bacitracin ointment and Maalox or Mylanta liquid. Add 1 tablespoon of betadine (optional). Apply the mixture at each diaper change."

FYI, I used Maalox (the cherry-flavored one, so as not to use something that might burn like the mint-flavored one), and I didn't use betadine.

Good luck to you and your little one,
L.

R.S.

answers from Chicago on

Might want to call the doc to see if anything's going on with his gut.

For sore bums, I use Lansinoh at night. You can find it in the breastfeeding aisle at Target/Walmart.

You baby might be sensitive to all the chemicals in diapers and wipes. You could start by using cloth wipes. Some use baby wash clothes. I like the Kissaluvs from this online vendor: http://nickisdiapers.com/catalog.php?category=111. There are many other options online too. A friend used cotton balls and water.

You can put your wipes in the plastic wipe container, pour on water. Some people add a teaspoon of baby soap, olive oil, tea tree oil, etc. Less is more.

I put used wipes in a little bucket near the changing table. You could wash with your towels, maybe do a pre-wash with some Oxy cleaner.

There's always the world of cloth diapering. We do it and it's actually so much easier than you think. Modern cloth diapers are just like disposables but without the chemicals.

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C.B.

answers from Chicago on

Oatmeal bath, Butt Paste, and Benadryl. Call your doctor to get a dosage -- no pharmacist will tell you how much is okay. My son has eczema, and when he breaks out (on his bottom, too) this is his formula & it works every time!

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S.W.

answers from Chicago on

if there are actual sores you should see a ped. Some children develop rectal strep. For a diaper rash I highly recommend A & D ointment mixed with mylanta or malox- this is a base and the breakdown of the skin is due to acidic- My first child didnt have many diaper rashes so I used this with my second child and it worked wonders. I also recommend to just use water and no wipes and let him air dry as long as possible. good luck!

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K.K.

answers from Chicago on

I love aquaphor! It is great...you can use it anywhere on your body too!

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M.H.

answers from Chicago on

I had the same thing with my daughter. Her Peds Dr had me use yeast infection cream over the counter and that cleared it up the first few times. after that she had a second run of rashes and a Dermatologist gave her a cream for Excema which has kept her rash free. My advice is to see your Dr.

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M.K.

answers from Chicago on

My son has had the same issues for quite a while. We do all of the things the others have suggested; airing him out, using warm cloths instead of wipes. What has really worked best is mixing one tube of desitin (NOT the creamy kind) with medicated baby powder. (About 1 1/2 as much powder as cream...thick but still spreadable) We keep it on him all day, and it seems to work. It is so thick it stays on even after he's pooped and creates a true barrier between his skin and whatever is in his diaper. Now that he talks, he actually asks us to put it on him, so it must feel better!

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D.M.

answers from Chicago on

We had a similar issue when my daughter had a stomach virus. Baths will make it worse and so will wipes. We ended up going to Children's to see a dermatologist b.c my daughter's bottom was soooo irritated. In fact the dr took pics of her bottom to show her students in med school.
She recommended 2 items that are unfortunately not sold in stores and you will need to order online...Sensi-care cream and use Aquanil Cleanser on a gauze pad during diaper changes.
http://www.amazon.com/Sensi-Care-Protective-Barrier-Each/...

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp16760_333181_sespider/aquanil...

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C.A.

answers from Chicago on

We have butts like this over here ALL the time. The only thing that works here is cornstarch.

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C.G.

answers from Chicago on

hi jeannie we have had this problem too. during those times i bought the sensitive skin wipes. they cost a bit more but seem to really help. have you tried the dr. bordeaux butt paste? it is sold at target or walmart or probably any drug store it is in a yellow tube. it is similiar to desitin but seems to work quicker. i used this and then put cornstarch johnson's baby powder over it. it makes a paste that seems to last longer so that the sores can heal. good luck.

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M.E.

answers from Chicago on

Hi J.,
I did not like Boudreaux Butt Past...or whatever it is called. It actually has none of the things in it that will clear a diaper rash. I just experienced a TERRIBLE diaper rash with my 16 moth old this past week and went to the docotr and he said to rotate 1% hydrocortizone, Lotrimin, and Desitin (original. Daily as needed. SO I just made sure his bottom was dry then every diaper change I would use a different ointment from the above list. It takes a good week to heal. It will look like the bottom is scarred, but it will go away! Good luck!

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M.V.

answers from Chicago on

I would agree to stop using the diaper wipes for a while and let it air dry as much as possible. Also, he may have eaten a new (or not so new) food that could be making things worse. He could have an allergy or it could just be irritated by high acid foods. I only use plain vaseline for my kids (at every diaper change to protect skin) and that seems to work to help prevent problems. But California Baby Calendula Cream is a natural solution that is safe for the diaper area as well. It has a pleasant smell and goes on well without being greasy. (it works on eczema) It can be used anywhere on the body as well. My kids like it. California Baby also has a soothing product for sore bottoms. I would also talk to you dr. to make sure there is no infection. Good luck!

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J.W.

answers from Chicago on

I've been through this last week and also 16 years ago. It sounds like it could be a yeast infection. Yes, a yeast infection. It starts like a diaper rash and before you know it there are blister like sores that open up. Almost all diaper wipes have alcohol in them and will really burn, so wet paper towels should be used. Please have the doc look at it. The only way to clear it up if it is indeed a yeast infection is through a topical anti-biotic like Nystatin. This is what was prescribed 16 years ago and last week.

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I.H.

answers from Chicago on

oh yea, I made the diaper wipes mistake too before I found out that you NEVER use diaper wipes on a sore bottom, just wet toilet paper - what you need to do is expose his skin to the air, so leave his diaper off as much as possible, even switch to cloth if that's not an option

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W.W.

answers from Chicago on

J., i live by a,d,& e ointment it has worked wonders for me. Also sometimes it can be the diapers themselves that's causing the soreness and skin irritations to worsen. My twins boys could not wear pampers at all. They were huggie babies. But, got lots of pampers as gifts. If my boys wore pampers for over and hour they would instantly get a diaper rash. Their skin just couldn't take it. But, they could wear huggies and luvs all day. So, make sure it's not his diapers as well ok. Make sure you stay always from all these perfumed products they make for babies that can cause diaper rashes too.
Absolutely no harsh soaps, not even the baby bath products. Keep it plain especially when it comes to your babies bottom. Just use a plain soft(as soft as you can get)white cloth and use plain lukewarm water. Don't rub, dab and pat dry. Apply a good amount fo a,d and e ointment it should clear up quickly. If this doesn't work. Take baby to the dr. Soon as possible, there could be some allergy problems going on ok. Hopes this helps. Let me know how he does and i'll pray for his little bottom. W. w.

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L.L.

answers from Chicago on

My daughter has experienced the same thing, unfortunately, several time (including just this week, at almost 15 months old). We rotate each diaper change what we use. First baby powder, then next time Triple Paste, then vaseline. She seems to like the vaseline best, hurts the least, but we like to use the Triple Paste to help with the healing. Good luck.

L.

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N.C.

answers from Chicago on

I am a childcare provider, and a parent brought me a tube of Vusion, and it works great. Ask you Pedi about it, you may be able to get a sample to try.

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D.H.

answers from Rockford on

If you are using powder, use the kind with corn starch that works great. Use unsented wipes or just a plain warm wash cloth. Also palidine works the best. I'm not sure if thats how you spell it. You can buy palidine at Walmart. I think I saw it in the pharmacy area. These are the only things that worked for me. You might want to take him to the doctor because they do have perscriptions for really bad rashes. When my kids were babys I just used the corn starch or palidine. Sometimes the rash would be gone the next day. Try it and let me know.

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L.M.

answers from Chicago on

Poor baby :(
Have you tried Triple Paste medicated ointment???
Or gotten a script from your pediatrician for Nystatin cream?
I have 3 children as well. I've tried it all and these two items are the only thing that seem to work on my kids.
Desitin actually made them worse!!!!
Good luck.

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C.W.

answers from Chicago on

Try milk of magnesia liquid and put aquaphor ointment over it for a diaper rash ointment. Don't use wipes because there are too many chemicals in them. Use a wet paper towel with warm water to wash instead. This works great for my son! Hope it helps!

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J.D.

answers from Chicago on

Give the doctors office a call but my doctor had me try and keep the diaper off for a while to let air hit the area and keep it dry. I know its hard to do.

Good luck

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C.W.

answers from Springfield on

Hi Jeanie, I am sorry to hear about your baby and his severe diaper rash. I would suggest using a wet, warm wash cloth to clean him each time he goes potty. The wipes will make him extremely uncomfortable. Also, Desitin is a great diaper rash cream. I would use that each time you change his diaper. I hope this clears up soon. Good luck!

C., mother of 3

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G.P.

answers from Chicago on

Try to stay away from the baby powder and baby oil, both can be more irritating than soothing. Try an A&D ointment or a desitin(if you haven't tried already) but don't put them on til his bottom is dry for as much as it is supposed to keep the moisture away they will also hold it in if the area is damp. Going with out a diaper for a little while a few times a day (I know easier said than done especially with loose poopies) it helps. And since what ever is in the wipes can be irritating too, try rinsing them out in water to get most of their solution off of them and clean his bottom with the rinsed wipes, do this even if they are the sensitive type.

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E.D.

answers from Chicago on

If you can I would take him in the to doctor to make sure it's not a yeast infection. That can happen, even in boys.

But try these things for a day or two to see if it helps.

Stop using wipes! They are very irritating on baby's skin, especially when they have a rash. A wet paper towel will work fine. When he has a bowel movement dip a paper towel in water then squeeze it out over your son's bum. Then wipe away very gently what you need to. Try to have as little contact as you can. And don't wipe him at all when you change a diaper that just has pee. Just apply more cream.

My FAVORITE diaper cream (and our son was plagued with horrible rashes - more on that later) is the Walgreens brand. It was the only one that actually stayed put and brought my son any relief.

Dry time. Your son needs to air it out. Watch him closely and just let him go diaper free for a bit. Maybe put a waterproof pad under him and do some tummy time or sit with a toy and just let his poor bum air out.

Here's something that may or may not be a culprit for you. My son has a sensitivity to soy and milk proteins. It's not an allergy like run to the hospital. I just noticed everytime he drank milk, soy, or ate yogurt he would immediately have a bowel movement that was runny and yellowish and he would have a terrible rash. So if you've increased table foods to include tofu, soybeans, or dairy products, scale back on those. Also if you have recently introduced any of the common allergens (wheat, eggs, shellfish, nuts) eliminate them for a few days and see if his condition improves.

Also try to feed him low acid foods. Stay away from citrus and berries, watermelon and juice. They can all be very irritating on their way out.

Good luck!

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M.S.

answers from Chicago on

One word, BALMEX.

M.

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C.G.

answers from Chicago on

Try mixing 1/3 regular desitin, 1/3 petroleum jelly and 1/3 cornstarch then apply to a dry clean bottom.
Good Luck!

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S.L.

answers from Champaign on

When my son get's those bad rashes and he still does, I use the Aveno Oatmeal bath and let him soak in that for a little while. I do let him sit around in a towel too for a while after his bath to let it get some air. Desitin has always worked the best on my son - the purple (since it's 40% zinc) and I use the real cloth wipes that WalMart Parents choice has since they are a lot softer than regular wipe. Another thing the doctor told me to do when there are sores was to use a thin layer of Lotrimin (the foot cream) with each diaper change and then use the rash ointment. My son is 19 months and we are going through another phase of frequent bowel movements and the Aveno baths along with a thin layer of lotrimin and Desitin seem to get him to clear up in a few days. Good Luck.

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N.D.

answers from Chicago on

Hi Jeane,

Try triple paste, it works wonders. It's a little pricey but worth it! I think it's available at most stores, I got it from Target.
N.

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M.B.

answers from Chicago on

I found that Desitin (the original) works the best. Also I know it's hard but the more you let air at it the better.

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S.B.

answers from Chicago on

Hi when my son was litte he had gotten a rash that never seem to clear up no matter what i uses so i took him to the doctor and found out it was yeast infection and does not clear up with most over the counter ointments and powders.he gave me a cream to apply and it cleared right up.that was 18years ago.they now have over the counter creams for yeast infections you might want to try. it also helps to let the area air out as much as possibe.

Have a good one.Hope it helps.

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E.H.

answers from Chicago on

My daughter has had lots of problems my son never had so I have had to work with this issue a lot. The sores just break your heart!! Try switching diapers (she can not use Pampers products..turns out my husband's sister was allergic to Pampers too...crazy!) I use baby oil when changing her to clean off anything that might be hard to wipe off of the sore areas. Also, baby oil is usually mineral oil which puts a protective coat on the skin (why you don't want facial products with mineral oil). I use the overnight desitin daiper cream because because it is heavy duty and helps protect and heal at once. And Huggies Sensitive wipes are really easy on the skin and yet work well with cleaning. Also, I have noticed that the following things really make things wrose for her anything with fresh cherry, pineapple, or really acid intense ingredients. Good luck!

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T.A.

answers from Chicago on

You got a lot of great suggestions already but thought I would let you know my daughter went through the same thing. So red it looked painful. I never bought Butt Paste with my other daughter and I wish I knew about it a long time ago. The color is more natural looking than most and it did wonders and I think less expensive than triple past. We swear by it now! You could also do a oatmeal type bath to soothe his bottom. Good luck!

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K.S.

answers from Chicago on

First, I would check with the doc that it's not staph-related.

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M.B.

answers from Chicago on

Hey there... I would keep away from the wipes for now (the alcohol burns them) Instead just use a wet paper towel. Viva ones are super soft. My daughter also had something similar and it turned out to be a yeast infection. Once it gets little open sores it might need to be treated with an antifungal cream (for yeast infections) You also might want to make sure he doesn't have some soft of virus causing the diarrhea.

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C.H.

answers from Chicago on

Have you ever tried just plain old corn starch? I used it on both of my kids and it worked wonders!! I can't imagine having a sore bottom and putting moist cream on it and walking around in a diaper! Just thinking about it makes me cringe. Corn starch is very soft and soothing and my pediatrician gave his approval. Let me know what happens if you try it.

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L.C.

answers from Chicago on

I agree with many posters...
- No wipes, they sting. We used wet paper towels.
- Keep diaper off as much as possible. If you can't keep the diaper off try to keep the diaper very loose so air can flow.
- Check into allergies - my daughter has a bunch and it kind of goes hand-in-hand with the sensitive skin. The diarrhea might be from teething but could also be from allergies.
- Most ointments irritated my daughters skin, especially the medicated varieties. Aquaphor seemed to help.

Good luck - I know how hard it is to watch your little one suffer.

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H.C.

answers from Rockford on

Not sure what everyone else has said, but with my three girls I used Paladine. It can be a little more expensive but works really good.

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A.H.

answers from Rockford on

Hi, J.-

May sound strange, but browning some flour and then putting it on their bottoms (with a cotton ball) can really help. We did it with my son when he had the same problem. We also switched from Desitin to Butt Paste. Butt paste works so much better! Make sure you don't use any type of diaper rash cream without letting your baby's bottom dry first, though, or it will make it WORSE!

Good Luck!

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M.G.

answers from Chicago on

calmoseptine ointment is awesome! I can only find it at the Walgreens in Fox Lake, Il. but it works! Good luck and hang in there.

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K.L.

answers from Chicago on

Cornstarch- its all natural, inexpensive, and works in less then 24 hours. Just apply generously to the diaper and bottom everytime you change thier diaper. It's a bit messy but works great.

Dr. L

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A.H.

answers from Chicago on

My 6 month old has struggled since birth with diaper rash. What has helped us to get it under control is to use 100% cotton make-up pads with water instead of diaper wipes. They don't irritate nor dry out her skin. Hope that helps. I know it's so hard to get it under control....and we all just want our kids to be without pain.

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K.B.

answers from Peoria on

Leave dippar off and lay him on his belly and put a lamp on it for 15min. and then

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B.L.

answers from Chicago on

time to take him to the doctor. his sores could actually have a staph infection in them because of his bowel movements. he will be able to tell you what the sores are and how to treat them.

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J.O.

answers from Chicago on

Greetings!! My daughter now 21 months gets really bad diaper rash like that too (has since she was tiny). Anyway, there is an over the counter diaper rash cream called Triple Paste. It is extremely expensive but it works quite well. Just make sure the area is dry before you apply it. I even let my daughter run around without a diaper for a few minutes before applying. Just put it directly on the sores/ redness and most of the time the redness is gone by her next diaper change and the sores are soon to follow. Hope it works as well for you!

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L.K.

answers from Chicago on

Have you tried Triple paste? It works for my son. It is slightly medicated so any cracking of the skin heals very quickly. This is was recommended by our Ped. when our son had a problem and is by far the best diaper cream I have used. Good luck

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M.K.

answers from Chicago on

I too saw an increase in diaper rash/sore bottom when my son was teething. But his most serious rash was when he was an infant and the sores were near-bleeding. Here's what my Pediatrician instructed:

1) When the rash is severe, eliminate all wiping and all use of the baby wipes. There is too much acidic content in wipes and it will aggravate the rash. Take him to the sink or tub and rinse him off. For anything that does not get pushed off by the water, very gently dab with a very soft cloth. No wiping whatsoever.

2) Use "Lotrimin AF" (anti-fungal cream) 2-3 diaper changes a day...at least one of the "overnight" diapers (if there are overnight diaper changes). This can be purchased at Target, or Walmart in the athlete's foot product area.

3) Use "Amantle" cream for some of the diaper changes. I had to special-order this at the pharmacy and it was costly. It is a pH Balancer. To be honest, I'm not sure how much this helped. It is much thinner than a diaper cream/paste, but we tried it anyway. We haven't used it much since, despite spending $35!

4) Use "Triple Paste" diaper cream all other diaper changes. My Pediatrician specified this brand over every other diaper cream, including Desitin, Butt Paste, etc. It really is the best. You can find it at Target or CVS.

Every night, even when they don't have rashes, we slather our kids up with Triple Paste for their bedtime diaper. It is great protection. I hope your son feels better soon.

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