Diaper Rash - San Antonio, TX

Updated on June 25, 2008
A.B. asks from San Antonio, TX
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My daughter has a diaper rash from having diarrhea, every time i put her rash cream on her she screams in pain like it is burning her.. i have tried so may different kinds of diaper rash cream, such as butt paste, johnson and johnson, desitin, aquaphor, a new kind the dr game me called dr. something ( not sure of the name) and today tried balmex. i guess my question is does any one have any suggestions on what kind of diaper rash ointment that i havent already tried. i just know that the ointment is burning her skin and it is sad.. any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! thanks

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I just wanted to thank everyone for their help and advice. and mention that her diarrhea is from my sister giving her apple juice. the rash is not a yeast infection, i have the yeast infection/ diaper rash cream Vusion, but is still seemed to burn her tush. I am going to try some of the stuff that everyone mentioned. once again thanks for the advice everyone!!!!

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J.R.

answers from New Orleans on

When my girls were young I used Lotrimin, yes I know it is antifungal foot cream. It is the only thing I used, I just reminded my oldest daughter of it as her son has the same problem caused by diarrhea from teething....I hope this helps

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J.R.

answers from Shreveport on

My son over the last two years has been on and off of antibiotics, one of which was Augmentin, and I found that Dr Smith's worked the best. I had to ask the pharmacy because, like you, I was desperate. my son also has a great doctor who prescribed a medicine called Flora-Q, which controlled the diarrhea amazingly well. Hope this helps!

M.G.

answers from Oklahoma City on

My ped sent me to the feed store and bought corona. Its in a yellow tube with a red lid. The rash look better by morn and was gone by afternoon.i smear it on real think, and ive used it sence.i tried evething you can think of and nothing worked. My daughter is fared skinned so she does get rash bad when she teething. It works great..

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M.L.

answers from Oklahoma City on

You might try getting some Clotrimizole ointment or any brand of ointment for yeast infection. This can be purchased over the counter. Lightly coat the area and if possible, allow your daughter to lay with the area exposed to air several times a day.

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J.B.

answers from Tulsa on

Hi A....

I am with the gal who said Maalox!! Only I just used maalox...and the regular kind.. not flavored. It worked really well... poor baby... The other thing I did was let their little butt dry out a bit. Thought about a change of diaper?

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T.A.

answers from Tulsa on

i have used FLANDERS i found it in a drug store in my town don't know where you live but the store in skiatook,ok is kendall's drug store i would call around and see if you can find it but it was a drug store.

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S.W.

answers from Enid on

My son Luke is getting over the same thing... And I suffered from all the things you have been!!! The best thing that worked for him... a baking soda bath twice a day, fresh air, cloth diaper and neasporian (sp?) with pain relief. It's almost completely cleared up.
I'm a 27 year old first time mom too! Luke was born December 06!

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K.L.

answers from Enid on

I had the same problem with my son a few months ago and tried Aveeno diaper rash cream. It really worked great! I hope this helps.

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A.C.

answers from Enid on

A.,
My daughter would get really bad diaper rashes and we found that A and D ointment worked wonders for her. It would usually have it pretty much cleared up after just a few applications. Your daughter might not be crying because the actual diaper rash creams hurt her but maybe just having you put it on might hurt. There is a spray out there you can use but I don't remember the name of it. I tried it with my son but for some reason the spray freaked him out. I would definitely try the A ad D ointment though because it was like a miracle cream for my daughter.

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R.V.

answers from Tulsa on

Air.Air........air.... Nothing really does it better than fresh air. Audrey got one so bad during anti-botics that I just put a towel around her with no diaper. My doctor said to wash their bottom after each bowel movement and they never needed to use any creme.......and never had one case of diaper rash. It works! It is hard on the momma, however, worth ever wash to avoid a diaper rash.

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D.R.

answers from Fayetteville on

Hi A.,

Use Gold Bond medicated baby powder...it works wonders. My daughter has been in the same boat and that saved us!

D.

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S.D.

answers from Tulsa on

I have been through that with both of my kids. My daughter is 2 1/2 and my son will be 1 on June 1st. With both of them I swore by Desitin Original, NOT creamy. The creamy seems to rub in. I would coat them with Desitin. It stays on so well that you almost have to scrub it off. They acted like it hurt, but I think it was the fact that their little bottom hurt and I was touching it. It generally cleared them up after a couple of uses. That is the best stuff I have ever found and I tried them all!! Hope this helps.

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J.P.

answers from Dothan on

I would be happy to send you a sample of Arbonne's ABC diaper cream,it is wonderful. I am an Independent Arbonne Consultant and can be contacted by email at [email protected]____.com I have not used the cream myself, my son is 18, but my niece has used it on her 4 month old daughter with great results. Let me know if you would like a free sample. Thanks,
J. P.

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S.P.

answers from Pine Bluff on

Have you tried corn starch? That is what I always used on my kids. It's cheap and it works.

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M.H.

answers from Enid on

She may have a little yeast rash and using an anti-fungal cream (yes, like what they use for feet) sparingly may help. Just realize it will take a day or two and to stay consistent with the diaper creams (I'd use A&D since it spreads so easily and it less likely to pull the sensitive skin up while you are spreading it) and frequent diaper changes.

In the future, you are now crowned the mother of a baby with a sensitive rear-end! When diarrhea hits, start on the diaper creams immediately and consistently. In fact, with my 2nd daughter, I have to use diaper cream on her everytime time she pooped. She has since outgrown it and now wipes her own back side :)

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H.L.

answers from Baton Rouge on

The only thing that seems to help my little girl is Boudreaux. Their has only been once that my little girl had such bad diarreha from antibiotics that the dr had to give a priscription for a dipper rash ointment that they had to make at the pharmacy. When she gets dipper rashes that won't go away within a couple of days I us that. 99% of the time the Boudreaux's works. Good luck

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D.D.

answers from Birmingham on

When a diaper rash is persistent and causes pain. I resort to the old fashioned vaseline coating of her bottom. at least until she heals. It forms a coating where no urine or stool can touch the skin. My son used to be allergic to scented disposable diapers. I could only use cloth diapers with him. Do you know what is causing her diarrhea? You don't mention if she's bottle or breast-fed. If she's breast-fed you should avoid milk and beef unless it's lactaid milk, also definitely avoid cabbage & broccoli as they cause gas in babies. If she's bottle fed, you may need a change to something like goat's milk. I wish you the best. It's so hard to see them hurting. Some little ones are sensitive to any scents - even to mild bath soaps. Let us know what works and I pray you find a quick solution.

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S.J.

answers from Tulsa on

Make sure you let her diaper area dry out thoroughly after you clean the area, just lie her down in her crib on a waterproof crib pad/sheet saver. In my experience, the diaper creams didn't help much, but letting her dry out did. And make sure she is completely dry before putting on the cream, because it will just seal in the moisture and cause the diaper rash to get worse or not go away. Sounds like she is screaming because the rash is probably pretty bad and tender like my baby's was for about a week, but try airing her out a bit and it might help it heal, and therefore it won't hurt as much when you do put on the ointment. Good luck, hope this helps! Oh yeah, I also switched diaper brands because the old ones were scented, although the package didn't say there were scented.

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A.W.

answers from Lawton on

Yes have you tried useing corn starch and letting her air out for a few mins a day? it worked on my daughter.
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D.G.

answers from Oklahoma City on

We always used a powder called Caldecene on my son. It is in a pink container, and it always healed him up in no time. Hope she feels better soon!

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T.C.

answers from Little Rock on

Hey A.,

I suggest you stop with the oinments all together. Try a old school remedy I picked up from my mom and grandmother. Everyone I've had try it says it works better than any of those oinments in the store. Just take some all purpose flour and pour it into a hot skillet. Let it burn to a brown color. Once that is done, sprinkle it on the rash, with each diaper change. It should clear up in a few days and it doesn't irritate the skin. Let me know how it works for you.

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Q.S.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hello! I know you said you've tried desitin but try desitin night time relief. My little boy (almost 2) has very sensitive skin and I've found that the night time relief works best and his rashes usually go away quickly.

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S.W.

answers from Montgomery on

First get her diarrhea under control.

Start her on the bratt diet (applesauce, rice, bananas, toast, gatorade instead of tea) You can also feed her yougurt.

Put her in cloth for awhile, yes it is messy but it will allow her little bottom to dry out.

You can also soak her little bottom in an oatmeal bath, not hot just warm and pat it dry.

When you diaper her, apply a little baby powder made with pure cornstarch to help abosrb the diarrhea.

And, I swear by Boudroex's butt paste it always cleared my yougest sons diaper rash up usually overnight.

I hope this helps.

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J.K.

answers from Birmingham on

It's probably become a yeast infection; see the doctor.

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C.D.

answers from Texarkana on

I've put Desitin creamy on my 3-1/2 yr old and she says it burn so I'm sure it isn't the only one. When she was about 2-1/2 she had diarrhea from fruit juices for 3months. The gastroenterologist that diagnosed it(reg dr couldn't figure it out) reccommended vaseline for the rash. She said to put a coat on then when changing wet 1s to just spray w/water and pat w/a paper towel. And air it out when you can.

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C.I.

answers from Fort Smith on

I love Dr. Smith's diaper ointment. I am told that it even has anti fungal properties (yeast infections in girls). That may be what the dr gave you?? I apply it with a Q-tip. She might be screaming because the rash is sore. When I slather a thick amount of Dr. Smith's ointment on, it really seems to relieve all three of my girls. My oldest is 8 and when she has the occasional irritation, she still wants Dr. Smith's. For a while I could only find it in Texas, but have recently found it in Walgreens. Good Luck!

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J.H.

answers from Little Rock on

it might be a yeast infection instead of diaper rash try feeding her yogurt

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B.V.

answers from Enid on

This is very old fashioned but just plain cornstarch is very very soothing. Probably shouldn't put 'moist' things on her until it starts to clear up.
B.
Good Luck

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A.J.

answers from Tuscaloosa on

Hi A.,
I have found that Dr. Flander's (may be the doctor something you were referring to) works wonders. It's Dr. Flander's Buttocks Ointment and it makes me think of oatmeal. I'm sure you've tried Vaseline as well, it can work well. Also, if you are using your fingers to apply it, try NOT to use the pointing figure -- my son's daycare teacher told me that one.

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L.S.

answers from Birmingham on

Hey A.,
My daughter is 21 months now and we had this exact same problem a few months ago. It turned out that it was a yeast infection from the dampness. I put Monistat on her and she immediatley quit crying. She was better within an hour. My pediatrician told me afterwards to use Lotrimin Fungal Cream on the affected areas then cover with the other ointments like Aquaphor and wad your clean diaper up like you are going to throw it away before putting it on her so it will get softer. Hope this helps. I hated seeing my daughter like that!!!

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C.F.

answers from Lawton on

Try using nothing but clear water. Allow her to soak in it until the redness isn't as apparent. Then have her go without her diaper and allow NOTHING but air to touch her. Try this every chance you get. Sometimes natural is best.

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R.W.

answers from Birmingham on

This is something that my pediatrician told us to use when my daughter had a very bad pull-up rash a couple of years ago. It worked wonders and we have been using it ever since. Take three parts Triple Paste Ointment (availble at Walgreens and Publix) and mix with one part Cornstarch and one part Phillip's liquid laxative (flavor not important). Mix until a paste and spread with fingers on infected area. Use up to twice daily until rash clears. I know this sounds nutty but it really does work! And the best part was that it didn't sting her and she said it felt cool like ice cream (she was 2). Hope this helps!

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C.H.

answers from Jackson on

My son kept a yeast infection because he was on a lot of antibiotics as an infant. It was recommended to me to coat his area with Milk of Magnesia to create a barrier between his skin and the wetness. It worked great! We just spread it on with a cotton ball. Check with your MD to see if this might be a viable solution to help clear up the diaper rash.

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W.H.

answers from Tulsa on

Hi A.! I am a pediatric RN. You can get a cream that might be a perscription or maybe you can ask your pharmacy if thay can get it. It is called Sensicare made by Convatec. Or you can also get Ilex paste and put vasaline on top of that! The trick is to find something that will not rub off! Then you have to leave it on. Gently pat away what poop you can. With every diaper change re-apply a thick coating. I know this sounds gross but the constant friction of clean up only makes it worse. Then once a day with the bath use a mild baby wash to soak it clean then reapply a thick barrier. Feel free to contact me if you can't find I can help you! ###-###-####

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M.B.

answers from Baton Rouge on

It's not diaper rash..it's
a yeast infection... and it burns awfully
call pediatrician asap and have them call into pharmacy
NYSTATIN.... i am sorry your little one is in pain.

And in the mean time and around the use of nystatin...
soak her in oatmeal baths... they sell it in ready made packets but i always use 2-3 packets at a time so it can get costly..... you can also put regular oatmeal from the grocery section in blender and then into bath.
i hope this helps...

as for yeast infections.. they look similar to diaper rash but they have the appearance of little pimples or heads ontop of the rash... this most always happens but not always in the beggining... i learned this the hard way when my little one was in pain too.... so i am sorry for you both and pray for a speedy recovery...

my treatments that have worked well are using the nystatin the 4x's a day as prescribed... 2 oatmeal soaks a day and getting another cream that is behind the counter but does not require RX... it's called Resinol... so i just use Resinol at every diaper change that is not the Nystatin change and it usally clears in 2-3 days... but the relief is immediate. Oh and change her often... you want to keep her dry... God bless -mb

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T.M.

answers from Alexandria on

Corn starch.....honey works very well. Once my son had a rash so bad it looked like he had been burned just in the diaper area....I really thought he was going to even bleed. My doctor advised me to dip in the sink to wash his butt and then blow dry it dry. He said not to use wipes and to try not wipe his butt at all. He said it feels like sand paper going across his butt so try not to wipe it. So I would dip him in the sink and blow dry his butt with the blow dryer and when I was ready to put him in his diaper I would use corn starch...works like a charm. Also vaseline is great by a big jar and rub it on. Just make sure to keep it away from any holes...it is not good to get it around their private areas and that is not because it will hurt them that is because of other reasons and other stories....

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E.M.

answers from Texarkana on

If you have tried all the creams you can find, I would suggest you go to your doctor and get them to prescribe you something.

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E.M.

answers from Little Rock on

The VERY best cream I have ever used is called Triple Paste. It is also VERY expensive- about $10 for a small tube. But I would always buy it when I was in a situation like yours, and it never took more than a few applications to heal the rash. It is super thick and will protect your daughter's skin - at least for mine her rash would usually begin to clear up within hours. Good luck and God bless!

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A.A.

answers from Baton Rouge on

Both my son and daughter have sensitive skin and when they tend to get diaper rash really severe at times. The only thing that really helps is for me to stop using baby wipes and use warm water to clean them when their diaper needs to be changed, pat them dry thoroughly and apply cream (my daughter nystatin works/ my son a/d cream works). When their bottom is raw the wipes burn them and continues to irritate their bottom. Also letting them soak in a tub of warm water helps and keeping their diaper freshly changed.

Hope this helps. Normally a few days and they're beginning to heal or clear up.

Sincerely,
A.

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M.H.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Make sure it's actually diaper rash. Why does she have diarrhea? If it's from being sick and she's on an antibiotic, it could be yeast instead and none of those creams will help. If it's yeast, the rash will look like big blistery sores instead of just a red rash.

Try an over the counter yeast medicine like Monistat or something. They are expensive, so just find a generic cream; don't get the applicator or anything, just use the cream like diaper rash medicine.

You'll know right away if it's yeast or not; my 10 month old had this problem and it cleared up in a couple of days when I discovered it was a yeast infection instead of diaper rash. You'll see a big improvement after the first one or two applications if it is indeed yeast.

Good luck!

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M.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Could try zinc oxide. Also rotate the ointments with powder. I found out that some ointments not only burn but will make it worse.
It might be a good time to potty train her. She will understand that being potty trained will stop the pain.

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A.R.

answers from Huntsville on

Hi A.,
I'm a mom of 4 and a pharmacist. Examine her diaper rash. Is it simply red or does it have raised bumps? If raised bumps, it is probably a yeast infection and some lotramin (clotrimazole) will do the trick--applied a couple of times a day. If it is just red, I like Flander's butt ointment (you usually have to ask the pharmacy for it)--anything with balsam of peru works really well. And if it's warm enough to let her "air out" then let her go without a diaper for a little while. You may also consider herbal remedies for treating this---you can find some good websites for this. Hope this helps.

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D.M.

answers from Jonesboro on

First determine what is giving her the diaper rash in the first place. Is she breast fed? What are you eating? If bottle fed, what formula are you using? What are you feeding her? Certain disposable diapers can cause diaper rash. I used cloth diapers with my daughter and breastfed. She maybe had 1 or 2 episodes of diaper rash from what I ate that passed through to her. Otherwise no problems.

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A.K.

answers from Tulsa on

I've had great success with Arbonne's diaper rash cream. I've used it with 2 of my 3 kids and it seems to be pain free and get rid of the rashes in a matter of just a day or two. I'm not usually one to by products from Arbonne, but this was originally a baby shower gift so I tried it. WONDERFUL!! It even helps with my severe eczema. You might give that a try. I have the name of a great Arbonne rep if you need want to try it. Feel free to email me at [email protected]____.com.

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D.D.

answers from Fayetteville on

Hey A.,
Are you sure that it is the ointment that is burning her or just the application of it? I use the A&D with zinc and it works wonderfully. It usually clears it right up before the next diaper change and my little girl has diarrhea often due to introduction of new foods in her diet. Anyway, i hope this helps. I would suggest maybe trying to apply it with a cotton ball or q-tip and see if that is any better for her!
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R.J.

answers from Fort Smith on

Try using bag balm. My granddaughter had a diaper rash so bad she was bleeding. After we started using this, it was better by the next morning. I think we got ours at the feed store in town.

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K.S.

answers from Tulsa on

mY mother would say she is scalded and to set her in a tub with baking soda in it to counteract the acid in the poop. Do not keep putting anything on it. Let it rest. If you do anything put Butt paste on it after the baking soda baths. Wal-mart pharmacy can tell you where to find it.

K.

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M.M.

answers from Huntsville on

My first question would be why does she have the diarrhea? Then I am supposing it's not a usual diaper rash, but a yeast infection probably brought on by antibotics.

My son had the same problem -- I'd wash gently with soap and water and then dry it with a hair dryer on low. Yeast doesn't like to live where it's dry.....

Change diapers more times than you can count, keep it dry. In fact, I took him outside and let him play in the sunshine, nakes -- just suffice it to say, even testicles can get sunburned, so be careful with this "treatment"! (Yes, the diaper rash went away but at a very painful cost.)

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T.H.

answers from Lafayette on

A&D Ointment works really well

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C.S.

answers from Baton Rouge on

Try putting her diaper on without any ointment. Then stand her up and pour Milk of Magnesia down her diaper. It will neutralize the acid from her diarrhea and allow the rash to start healing. After a day or so, you should be able to start applying diasher rash cream without the tears.

I have also prepared my own ointment which works really well for my two. You use equal parts Boudreaux's Butte Cream, Balmex, antibiotic ointment, and hydrocortizone cream. I find the mixture of the above works better than creams used alone.

Hope this helps.

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T.S.

answers from Enid on

Have you tried Triple Paste? I haven't dealt with this issue but saw it in American Baby
T. S

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C.M.

answers from Baton Rouge on

Hi! My sons doctor told me about a cream called Triple Paste. It goes on and stays on even when they use the bathroom again. You have to ask the pharmacist for it and I think it is about $12 a tube. She said this is what they use on patients in wheel chairs and it really helps. Also my sons dermatologist told me anything with zinc oxide is best for diaper rashes. You can buy zinc oxide just by itself, again you have to ask the pharamacist for it. It is also about $12 a tube. We deal with a lot of rashes with him so we are always on the look out for a good product and these are suppose to be the best. I hope this helps, I know how frustrating this can be. Have a good day!

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K.C.

answers from Houma on

Hi A.,

I'm a customer of a health and wellness company. I also refer others. There's a product called Renew that is absolutely AWESOME for diaper rashes and eczema. It has NO harsh or harmful chemicals. Message me if you'd like to know more about this wonderful company and their products:)

K.
www.Health4URFamily.com

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K.T.

answers from Little Rock on

A&D Ointment Original, that is all I ever used on my daughter when she was a baby and when she got a little older if she ever had problems. She now uses it on our GRANDson, and he is grand. Good luck Just FYI everytime my daughter started cutting teeth we went through this diarrhea and the bottom would be blood red in no time. Poor babies.

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V.H.

answers from Jackson on

Maybe try cornstarch. I have had to use that on my granddaughter(by marriage).. for the same reason, all the creams and paste would make her burn.. she would just cry until i washed it off... check the lables, and see if it has any kind of perfumes',alcohol.. those two things will defantly make her burn...Good luck and I hope you find something that works real soon... bless her heart...

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H.A.

answers from Little Rock on

USA Drug makes something called Super Dooper Diaper Goop and it works great. You have to ask for it. Otherwise you may try straight Vaseline. I sometimes mix Vaseline with the Johnson & Johnson and it makes a nice cream that doesn't seem to burn on my daughter.

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K.E.

answers from New Orleans on

I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's diaper rash. I know you have tried a lot, but if you haven't tried A&D ointment try it. There are 2 kinds of A&D, there is one that is a zinc oxide, on the box is purple and white. The other one is an actually ointment, on the box is like a gold color and white, try this first. I hope this helps your daughter, it always worked wonders on my daughter and she got horrible, horrible diaper rashes.
Good Luck.

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B.M.

answers from Jackson on

vasoline may just be plain but it help is warm and soothing make sure that your little baby stays clean so it won't irritate much more

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A.W.

answers from Fort Smith on

Hello, A.. My name is A. and I have a 2 yr old boy. He was having the same problem about a year or so ago and the only thing I found that got rid of the rash and soothed was a Cocoa Butter cream. I can't remember the name brand but, I think it was similar to Budroux's Butt Paste. It's not a zinc oxide cream, like most, it's a cocoa butter cream and It worked wonders!!! The only place I ever found it was at Walgreens. I looked at Wal Mart Supercenter once but couldn't find it. Try that and see if it works. I know how it feels to have your baby scream when you're just trying to make him feel better.

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M.C.

answers from Tulsa on

We went to the dr for the same reason and were prescribed a burn cream called silver sufadiazine. It is the only cream that helped my son's bottm without causing pain. We also used soft cotton rags to wipe hime for awhile instead of baby wipes. Its probably uncomfortable when you touch the area to apply the cream. Try giving motrin for awhile and then using wash rags instead of wipes. Ask your dr if the cream would help.

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J.L.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hi, my son got one of those rashed last summer and I was at my wits end! We were on vacation, on top of it all. One day I went into Target and discovered Burt's Bees Baby Bee Ointment! After a couple days of using this the rash cleared up. Now, it and Aveeno are the only ones we use! You can't get it at wal-mart, only target and some drug stores.

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K.E.

answers from Little Rock on

A.,

I highly recommend that you try A&D ointment, if you haven't already. It works well! I have also heard from a nurse to use corn starch. I have never used that, but who knows, it might be worth a try! Good luck!

K.
Mother of 4-yr-old boy/girl twins and a nearly 2-yr-old boy.

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H.F.

answers from Fayetteville on

We always mixed equal parts of Maalox (liquid antacid), Desitin cream, and baby powder to make a paste, and apply with cotton balls or pads. The Maalox helps take out the acid-y burn caused by diarrhea. Also, for any fungal infections we would use the same mixture using Lotrimin instead of Maalox.
Sadly, if the rash is bad, it's just plain going to hurt when you touch it to put the medicine on, and they will cry, but if you keep applying the rash will quickly get less painful.

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C.O.

answers from Tulsa on

Hello, I am a mom of four with my youngest being 8 so it's been a while but I've had this problem with all my children. First of all if you would like to try a diaper rash cream that is fantastic it's called Arbonne ABC diaper rash cream. You can only get it through an Arbonne consultant. I can help you with that if you would like. But it was way before I started using Arbonne that I had this problem with my children. It was usually during their teething that they would get this diarrhea that would burn their bottoms. The best thing I would do is let them go without a diaper for as long as possible. If she is awake and running around I would let her go diaperless. The fresh air would help speed the healing. And to tell you the truth it's probably not the creams that are buring her but the actually touching of that area that hurts so much. My kids would actually get bleeding blisters if I didn't keep their diapers off. The Arbonne cream would be best for prevention and the air is the best for stopping the rash. I hope this helps. [email protected]____.com

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D.L.

answers from Lafayette on

My granddaughter had a really bad diaper rash. As you,I tried Destin cream and she screamed. I had some A & D ointment and that worked. She didn't cry & it helped protect her little bottom.

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M.F.

answers from Huntsville on

Bless your heart - how about applying a thin film of vaseline with each diapering? I feel for you, and I wish you good luck in resolving this problem. Has the dr addressed the reasons for the diarrhea? That would concern me. How about a change in what she eats? Good luck hon.

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D.M.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Try Caldesene Powder (I might have spelled it wrong, but it's close to that).. it comes in a pink round bottle.. should be in the baby isle but if your store is laid out different it should be somewhere near the stuff like Gold bond medicated powder...

I know.. rash needs moisture is the thing people always tell ya.. but this was the ONLY thing that worked on my oldest daughter. She constantly had diaherria from being intolorent to too much iron in her diet. I would clean her normally.. pat her dry with a washcloth I carried just for that.. then lightly sprinkle on the powder and pat it around to cover all her sore spots. And, I mean spots that were bad enough to bleed when I was using the cremes and the prescriptions. It took about a day and a half with the powder and she was sooooo much better with the caldesene powder.

Try it..at worst you will be out 4-5 bucks... I know 4 bucks for a little thing of Baby Powder seems a bit excessive, but it will outlast 3 or 4 tubes of creme.. and it works!

I hope your little one feels better soon!

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T.L.

answers from Birmingham on

Angel Baby makes an ointment called Angel Baby Bottom Balm made with herbs and natural ingredients. You may find it at a health food store or online. We really like it for all kinds of boo-boos.
Also, there's a chance it could be yeast. If so, plain yogurt with live acidophilus cultures would certainly help.
Also, I have used simple corn starch effectively - but this probably wouldn't work if it's due to yeast.

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K.B.

answers from Dothan on

Hello A.,corn starch! O god you would believe how soothing it would be !when you give your baby a bath or change her diaper get corn starch it sort of like powder and douse it on her lttle bottom . It may take a few times but you should be able to tell the difference soon and your baby will love it cause it feels cool and soothing.all the diaper rashes are not good 1.you have to rub on and scrub it off!2.they have chemicals in them and will burn! But not the corn starch you can find at walmart"s etc.bless you both K.

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C.D.

answers from Lafayette on

When she takes a bath---allow her to play in a tub of Epson Salt.......

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Y.W.

answers from Little Rock on

You can always try using just a thin layer of vaseline and then shaking some regular corn starch on top of that. When my daughter was little, she had a really bad rash that was so raw that the diaper creams would burn like you said. This method seemed to work great and healed the rash up really fast. It's one of those old home remidies that works great!

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K.B.

answers from Jackson on

A diaper rash is basically a burn. The best thing for burns, whether diaper rash, sunburn, fireant bite, stove burn, even husbands muffler burn, is Preparation H. My niece had a sunburn last week because she got out in the sun while taking migrane med. and got burned pretty bad. Three days later I found out about it and told her about the preparation H and she was so much better by the end of the day. My granddaughter got a burn on her foot. The hospital called a burn unit and then told us to put their cream on it and when we ran out that it was basically the same as preparation H. It works for me. Hope it works for you if you decide to try it.

E.R.

answers from Huntsville on

I got this tip from a nurse at our local hospital she said when they have babies that have diaper rash they put maylox on them including their older paitents with bed sores she said to put it on cold that it would be cool to her bottom and it would heal faster hope this helps let me know if it really works my nephew had diaper rash so bad that he had it going all the way up to his little balls and they were pealing so that is what we took him to the hospital cause he was so bad nothing we had done helped balmex corn startch in the iron skillet you name it hope this helps

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G.B.

answers from Tulsa on

When I had a Child Care Center one of my Mom's used liquid Antacid, such as Milk of Magnesia or Mylanta. When babies are just squirting it really helps to cut the acid of it and it really coats the bottom too. I always used the cream the Pediatrician perscribed but if those have failed you try the Antacid liquid.

Gina

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S.M.

answers from Pueblo on

I have had the same experience with diaper rash ointment. The only one that my son does not cry with and actually seems relieved with is Gold Standard. It's a little more expensive, but well worth it. He always pulls back and cries just for a second, but I think it's because he expects it to hurt from past experience. Then he seems relieved from pain. Hope it helps. You can find it for sure at Walgreens and I think walMart and Target might carry it.

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H.C.

answers from Alexandria on

Hello A.,

i have a best friend whose little girl use to get really bad rashes. The diaper rashes were so bad that they bleed sometimes and she went through the same thing you are going through. She tried almost every cream out there and nothing worked. Then someone told her to use cornstarch and that was the only thing that help her little girl. It got to the point where that was the only thing she was using she ended up using like 3 boxes of it, so maybe that might help your little girl. H. c., louisiana

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J.L.

answers from Tulsa on

I always just used a gob of vaseline and then added baby powder. I have heard Udder Cream works good. Maybe you could apply neosporin for a few days- with powder to help keep it from rubbing off. Then when she gets better- just do the other stuff. I'd use the vaseline for a long time to prevent. J. L.

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R.S.

answers from Tulsa on

when my kids had diaper rash back in the days i would brown a little non self rising flour in a skillet and cool and apply to thier bottoms seemed to clear things righ up , also you couod try a&d ointment i use it still and it helps me without the burn ...corn starch was also a good one to use ...cooling and soft for tender spots ...

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M.H.

answers from Huntsville on

So many things could be going on, but I have learned that most over the counter products available have so many things in them like mineral oil(which does nothing but dry the skin), animal products, fragrances, dyes, etc.. all of which could be adding to the problem. Arbonne has an all natural baby care line that is amazing.. from the wash to the diaper rash cream to an oil, lotion and sunscreen. They don't make over a 30SPF because there are so many chemicals in 45's and 50's... I would be happy to get you a sample of Arbonne's products or I have a diaper rash cream on hand to send you... I live in [email protected]____.com.. Let me know if I can help you.
M.

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E.W.

answers from Birmingham on

I know how frustrating this is. I just switched to Burt's Bees. It is all natural and has helped clear it up and keep it clear!

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R.P.

answers from Fort Smith on

O K y'all can laugh now.
Very old school ~ take a cast iron skillet, put 1/2 - 3/4 cup white flour in it then bake it in the oven at 350, stirring occasionally until it is a golden brown color. Cool and use like baby powder. I don't know why this works but it usually does.
old school nursing home remedy to prevent bed sores ~ mix equal parts Crisco and Ponds cold cream together and apply at every change to clean dry skin. This washes off easily. The way it works is by responding to the very cause of diaper rash which if you didn't know works like this ... A> skin is irritated by acid liquid which causes it to dry out then B> dry skin trying to get moisture is irritated even more and so on and on. The Ponds in the mix acts to re moisturize the skin while the Crisco keeps the irritating wetness away.
My favorite ~ Nivea skin cream in the B. jar - it doesn't matter what kind they all work.
All of my answers to diaper rash will be decidedly old school though cause all of my kids are well between diapering stages right now (not babies or incontinent). Good luck and speedy healing.
Rai

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S.L.

answers from Tulsa on

I have a son who had a seriously painful diaper rash when he was little-- so bad it bled. I was in the same boat as you are now with him. All I could do was give him relief by letting him play in the bath most of the day (Needless to say, I got nothing done, but my bathroom shined!). His was from an allergic reaction to the diapers he was wearing. The dr gave me Lotrizone. That is the same as Lotrimin (for jock itch and athletes foot) but has a cortico steriod in it. It worked for him... No dr will give it to any child now.

My 3 yr old daughter has (thankkfully) been rash free, for the most part. This is, in part due to my mother in law insisting that we use a German product called PENATEN on her each time we changed her. (you can order it online here http://www.smallflower.com/brand/br93 )Just get the creme, and make sure that when you put it on your child, that she is completely dry (otherwise it traps the moisture under the cream and will cause a fungal rash). You just put it on like any other creme, making a smooth white layer on her bottom (and all around). This stuff is a mess if you get it on anything else! I just use my clean finger to apply it and then wipe my finger off in the clean diaper before i close it. My daughter is now potty trained, and I still use it occasionally, but cant wipe it in her diaper LOL

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P.D.

answers from Fort Smith on

Hi A.! I have to say that all of those creams and items made specifically for diaper rash aren't good for the childs bottom! I JUST KNEW that they burned my son because he would scream. None of the powders worked to suit me either. Not even cornstarch!!! My Dad worked at a local dairy farm and advised me to use "bag balm". He brought me a small bottle of it and it was a miracle cure!! I know that it is for cow udders but it eased my sons pain and healed so much quicker than I imagined it would. Go buy you a can of it and I promise you, her bottom will heal up fast. I continued to use this small bottle (it was a sample jelly bottle) on his bottom until he was out of diapers. And that was ALL I ever needed! I still had some left after he was out ot diapers! I never did try anything else once I saw how well this worked.

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S.S.

answers from Tuscaloosa on

Get a jar of Vaseline, a small thing of baby powder and a bottle of Mylanta...Mix the vaseline and baby powder together first to make a paste then add about two tablespoons of mylanta to the mix. Put some mylanta on a cotton ball and after you have gotten her clean wipe with the mylanta (this will instantly help her!) then use the vaseline/baby powder mix as your diaper rash cream...she will be remarkably better in 24 hours! Also, don't use wipies while she is so broken out use a wet washcloth. Let as much air get to her bottom as possible when possible. Good luck!

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A.B.

answers from Jonesboro on

Make sure you are not using baby wipes on your daughter. They can actually make the diaper rash worse. Use paper towels and water.

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D.D.

answers from Dothan on

Try the Burt's Bees. It's expensive but good. Also put the baby in Aveeno oatmeal baths once or twice a day. They sell the ointment at Target and health food stores. So in Enterprise, for example, they have it at Living Tree behind the Mellow Mushroom. It worked wonders on my daughter's skin. You should also dust with cornstarch (not talcum) - it helps.

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T.H.

answers from Huntsville on

I have a 5 year old son and a 20 month old daughter. My daughter got diaper rashes frequently until I stopped using the ointments (which made her scream, too) and just starting cleaning her bottom with a plain damp cloth (no wipes - even if they are alcohol free), pat dry with another cloth, and then sprinkle powder. I know "the experts" say not to use powder (even my pediatrician discourages it), but it keeps her booty from getting irritated. Powder is supposedly a respiratory hazard if inhaled, but I do not make a cloud of powder dust with it...just cover her whole bottom well and put her diaper on. Don't know why...but it works. Hope this helps. Good luck! T.

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J.M.

answers from Tulsa on

Is the diarrhea from antibiotics? Is she breast or bottle fed, or eating whatever you eat? Was she ever breast fed? What does the rash look like? Does she have nausea/vomiting also?
I am a baby nurse-did home health with babies for several years. In my experience what you are looking at is probably a yeast infection. It burns like fire on its own and hurts to touch. You need to use Lotrimin or the equivalent-you will see within a day if that is helping-and be careful to get her completely dry each change. My son had to go without diapers for several hours the first day to air dry-that's messy with a boy! None of the regular ointments will heal a yeast rash-they hold in the moisture and can make it worse instead. It is so frustrating to try so hard and see no results, isn't it?
The other thing you can do is increase her friendly bacteria that would have also been killed by an antibiotic. Babies only get these good bacteria from mother's milk. She is old enough now for live-culture yogurt. Shaklee's Optiflora is so tiny even a baby can take it if it is softened in warm water, and a few of those will give her a great population of good bacteria to crowd out and help heal the yeast. See http://www.shaklee.net/janet_morain/product/80638 for info.
Good luck and relief of pain to both of you!

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A.J.

answers from Lawton on

have you tried plain old vasoline it is the only thing I used to use on my daughter. It doesn't burn and it protects the skin just as well as the other creams.

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D.W.

answers from Longview on

look in the ingredients and usr nothing with a fragrance or sodium. My son does the same thing also wash your hands before you change her diaper because the salt from your fingers may burn it also. put powder on top of the cream because powder cools it off if you put it on yourself you will see what I mean. Also never use scented or fragranced wipes they will do the same thing. Hope this helps.
D. mother of 2

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M.K.

answers from Enid on

You can try vaseline, crisco & or corn starch. old time remedies that work

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M.O.

answers from Tulsa on

Hey. It's horrible when they have a diaper rash like that. Same thing happened to my daughter when she was younger. I spoke with her doctor and he told me about DOMEBORO. It's a packet of powder you mix with water. Wet down a soft paper towel or washrag in the solution, fold it flat and place it between the bottoms cheeks and put her diaper on. Leave it until next changing. It works awsome, I was amazed! The best thing about it, it didn't burn her it actually soothed her. I got it at a pharmacy over-the-counter but I'm sure you could find it at wal-mart or any drug store. Good luck

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D.P.

answers from Baton Rouge on

If the rash hasn't cleared up with all those different diaper rash creams, then it may be a yeast infection (which can be anywhere where moisture remains) & you might want to ask your pediatrician for a prescription for Nystatin (I think that's how it's spelled.) And I would change her diaper as soon as she wets or soils it to keep her bottom free irritants.

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N.R.

answers from Huntsville on

I suggest stop using baby wipes if you use them and just use plain old soap and warm water! Wipes are very convenient, but can add to the problem...Pat dry her bottom and apply A&D ointment. It works wonders! I've used it on my first baby that is now 13, my 5 year old and I have it on hand if my 8 month old needs it. Shoot, I've even used it myself! You might also try cornstarch. Hope your baby's bottom heals quickly!!

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K.D.

answers from Little Rock on

Calmaseptine- I believe ou can get this at Walgreens I am unsure of the cost my DR gave me a bunch of samples when my guy was constapated and had a small tear. He also suggested it when we went the other direction. This tuff works awesome and doesnt appear to irritate the skin or upset the child.
I would also be concerned if the loose stool is a on going thing or not.
Apples, oatmeal, rice, bannanna, etc are good diet to ulieviate the syptoms. Just as a suggestion incase you have not tried this.
Good luck

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J.J.

answers from Dothan on

Did you try just vaseoline? I use to use vaseline and destin together. The vaseline acts as a barrer for the moisture while the destin clears up the rash.

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S.C.

answers from Lafayette on

my daughter 2yrs cant drink stright juice at all it has to have half water or she will get diarrhea! she mostly drinks the cheap crystal light suger free drinks at wallmart!! no diarrhea!!! She also had a bad diaper rash a couple of times and screamed even to put on cream! my doc. told me to put neosporin + pain relief(the pain relief helps alot) just not to let it get in her private spot and put a thick layer of plain vasilene over the neosporin to keep the wetness from getting in and making it worse!!! it works! also plain cornstarch that you cook with works when you first see signs of a rash!!! Let her air out and run around without a diaper as much as possible the diaper makes her sweat and it burns more!

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J.M.

answers from Tulsa on

Years ago my daughter had diaper rash for a couple of months. I tried everything on the market & finally took her to the dr. He prescribed several different creams (all expensive & we had no insurance.) Use this one for a week, use that one for a week, alternate creams w/diaper changes, use cloth, use this disposable, that disposable, stay home and use no diapers, etc. After several hundred dollars & no relief, my mother in law brought over a powder. We sprinkled it on my daughter at every diaper change. Within hours she was showing some relief & in less than a week it was gone!!! We continued to use it the rest of the time she was in diapers & NEVER had a rash again!!

What was this magic powder???? A very old home remedy - burned flour. How to make it?? Use a dry, hot cast iron skillet, open all the windows, turn on the attic fan then add flour to the hot skillet stirring constantly until it is lightly browned (use NO liquid). Since this stinks soooo bad make a lot of it at once!! Store bulk in tupperware (so it will last indefinately) & carry a small amount in a tupperware salt shaker. This also works on anything you would normally use baby powder on ~~ oh and it only stinks while burning!

I would love to know if you (or anyone else) uses this remedy & how it works for you.

Blessings,
J.

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J.R.

answers from Monroe on

One of my daughters had a similar problem. We ended up using plain old A&D ointment and that worked well most of the time. When it didn't, our Dr. suggested mixing equal parts of A&D, neosporin, lotrimin, and hydrocortizone. That worked really great! Hope this helps!

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B.M.

answers from Mobile on

There are 2 diaper creams that I have had good luck with. First, I like Desitin ointment. The cream won't stay on for very long. I also really like Triple Paste. It is horrible expensive, but they do have a money back guarantee if it doesn't work. My son got a rash bad enough that it kept breaking open and bleeding. Neither of these creams seemed to burn him. I did alternate the creams which helped. Also make sure that you use a lot of cream each time. If you don't use enough it won't stay on long enough with either cream. Hope this helps!

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S.L.

answers from Lake Charles on

A.
My son had constant diaper rash. Zinc oxide was the best for him. I do not know if you can still get it or not. He is now 36. In most cases what worked best for him was over the counter corn starch. Straight out of the box with a powder puff. You know, the stuff we cook with. I used this when the diaper rash was really bad and always put a cream or vasiline after every diaper change to keep it in check. Good Luck

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A.K.

answers from Fayetteville on

Burt's Bees makes a wonderful diaper rash cream. It is sold at Ozark Natural Foods.

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D.S.

answers from Lawton on

You may need to leave her diaper off for some time each day or several times a day to let air get to her bottom. Also, have you switched brands of diapers? My daughter was allergic to certain brands of diapers. You also might try putting corn starch on her to see if that doesn't burn. Also, it may not be the cream itself that burns, but the rubbing it on that hurts.

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R.G.

answers from Tulsa on

A. T,
My niece had a diaper rash and nothing would clear it up, so the Dr told my sister to get lotrimin it is athlete foot cream and it cleared it right up. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked. I use A & D ointment on my infant daughter.
Good Luck!
R. G

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E.R.

answers from Fayetteville on

Use chloratramezole. Definitely use the drugstore brand. It is located in foot fungus section. The pharmacist who had young kids at the time recommended it, and it cleared up the diaper rash very quickly and my twin daughters never complained when I put it on. I just liked that it work so quickly.

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S.H.

answers from Jonesboro on

Years ago (17) my son had horrible diaper rash and the dr. told us to use Lotrimin on it. It's the same stuff you buy for athletes foot. Cleared it up fast.

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D.H.

answers from Fayetteville on

I found (after several creams) that Burt's Bees was the only thing that workd for my daughter who has a sensitve bum. Good Luck!

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C.H.

answers from Little Rock on

Hey A.,

Diaper goop has always been my favorite with both of my kids. Which you can get at Kroger, Harvest Foods, and most pharmacies and a little goes a long way with this stuff. You can also ask you pharmacist for Laniseptic (I thinks that is how you spell it). I used that and it helped my daughter a lot. I still use it or the diaper goop if her little bottom starts to look red...trying to prevent a diaper rash. I hope this helps...its so hard to see our sweet babies in pain with a diaper rash. Good Luck

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L.A.

answers from Baton Rouge on

Hello A., have you tried Boudreaux's butt paste? It's the best!!! I used it on all three of my children.

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M.R.

answers from Washington DC on

I disagree with the other post. The only time you should use lotrimin, etc (for athlete's foot), is for a yeast infection. I recommend getting A & D zinc oxide cream. With my daughter, the various ointments would burn, or be too thick, etc. The A & D brand worked the best for us. You can also buy any off-brand zinc oxide cream, like Walgreen's or CVS, etc. Just make sure you buy the cream! Hope that helps!

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D.L.

answers from Jackson on

Try corn starch. It works wonders for my kids. Wash clean well and dry completly and then put corn starch on. The corn starch will be cool and soothing and it is a lot cheeper. Corn Starch was all I used when they were in diapers and pullups. We still use it on occ. even though my kids are 4 and 6.
D. Laubach

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J.S.

answers from Fayetteville on

Most of the diaper rash medicines do hurt when they are applied you can use plain zinc and it will help without the burning.

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J.S.

answers from New Orleans on

I hope your daughter's rash is better by now, but it sounds like it's more of a yeast-like infection. My sons used to get them, and the only thing that would clear them up was a prescription. We did give a baking soda bath once a day to soothe the irratation.

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S.S.

answers from Enid on

Udder cream...this is actually for cow udders, but is above all the made-for-diaper-rash products I've ever tried (cheaper too). Also, a green can called "bag balm" . You can find at least one of these (I think both)in the pet dept at Walmart...at Atwoods if you have one. And in other stores and departments. Ask for help finding it. It'll save a ton of time.

Another thing....when it gets hot, I've never seen anything work better that taking my girls swimming in a chlorinated pool.

I know my suggestions sound weird, but if it helps, please know I have 3 daughters 20, 7, 5, and I'm a nurse. These are tried and true and I know I'm not the only one. I got these from a Mom ahead of me on the road.
Good luck.

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S.R.

answers from Tulsa on

Dear A.,
I know this is going to sound crazy and gross, but egg whites work practically over night! Separate a couple of eggs into a small tupperware-like bowl and keep it in the fridge. At each diaper change, wash your daughter off with something that doesn't sting then dabble your fingers in the eggwhite and smear it on her rash. Fan it dry and put her diaper back on. I think you'll see a marked difference at the next diaper change. One other good thing about eggwhites is that it wipes right off unlike the creams, so you don't have to scrub her already inflamed fanny. Good luck!

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S.C.

answers from Baton Rouge on

I would try a baking soda bath a few times a day. Try not to use any baby products/soaps on her for a little while. Air dry her diaper rash as much as you can. If the area is really irritated, sometimes a jock itch cream works if applied for a day or two.

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S.B.

answers from Little Rock on

When my kids were little a friend of mine gave me some Lantiseptic cream. It is what they use in nursing homes for incontinent adults. It has lanolin in it. It really worked for me. You can get it at WalMart but you may have to ask the pharmacist for it. Good Luck S.

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L.M.

answers from Little Rock on

Hi,
I have had the same trouble with my son when he was younger. I ALWAYS use diaper goop! It is a new product out there that Baptist Hospital in Little Rock has just launched last year. It worked wonders and it was the only one that didn't burn! Part of your daughters screaming might be from discomfort from the rash and you are pressing on it to apply as well. My son cried a little but once the goop was on, he was great. I think someone told me you can find this also at Walgreens but only in the state of Arkansas since it is fairly new.

www.innopharm.com
Innovative Pharmacy Inc
P.O. Box 5327
Little Rock, AR. 72215

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T.T.

answers from Shreveport on

Forget all the diaper rash creams!! My son had a rash like this as a baby and my mom had the best advice. In a skillet brown a little flour, when it cools sprinkle like powder on the rash. Sometime "old fashioned" is better than new. It doesn't burn like the creams and it helps dry out the rash. Good Luck!!

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