Diaper Rash - Buckeye, AZ

Updated on April 06, 2008
T.S. asks from Buckeye, AZ
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I have a one month old that has had a diaper rash since he was 3 days old. I tried every cream, ointment and balm known to the drugstore world and the rash just got worse. My pediatrician gave me a perscription for the latest and greatest diaper cream. "It is the best on the market," I was told. Well, the best on the market is very expensive and my son still has a rash. It isn't getting worse, but it isn't getting any better, either. They tell me that his skin is just very sensitive. Does anyone know of anything I can try?

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I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful advice. I never dreamed that I would have so many responses to my request. I am planning on trying several different things to see what works. Hopefully, once I get the rash under control, it will be manageable. Thanks again for the advice and support.

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T.R.

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XANGO. XANGO is almost like a miracle in a bottle. At the first sign of either of my kids getting sick, we down a glass and generally they don't get sick.. It also helps with my psoriasis. It helps that we have cases of the stuff on hand at all times. If you are interested in it, let me know and I can set ya up.

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M.S.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.
I know that this is late notice but I wonder how you child was faring. My grandchild had the same issue but it was the diapers themselves. He could not wear anything but Pampers. For the first few months he had to wear cloth diapers.

M.

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M.A.

answers from Phoenix on

I can't read all 150+ responses to see if someone already said this, but have you tried a bigger diaper? Every time my daughter gets a persistent diaper rash, I move up a size. I have never had any leakage problems (I use the Huggies in the red box) and her rash always clears up the next day. The diaper looks big on her, and we're never within the range of the suggested # of pounds on the box, but it works! Just another idea!

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J.R.

answers from Phoenix on

I am also going to recommend giving Arbonne Baby Care a try. Not just the Herbal diaper cream which is fantastic, but also the Hair and Body Wash, Baby Oil and or Baby Lotion. None of these products contain petroleum or mineral oil, which actually interferes with skin's normal function. The products are ph correct (not just ph balanced), botanically based, not tested on animals, no animal products, and are of the highest quality. The hair/body is tear free without the use of sensitizers. I have used only Arbonne Baby Care on my third child, from her first bath in the hospital. When her butt gets even a little pink, a small dab of the diaper cream clears her up.She is now almost almost 10 months old and has never had a diaper rash. She also never had cradle cap and her infant acne was soothed by the wash. It is definatley worth a try. Don't be afraid of the price tag either--a bottle of baby wash lasted over 5 months and i have not even made a dent in the baby oil or lotion. Her skin never really seems to need that extra moisture, just once in a while.
You have a bunch of Arbonne consultants to choose from on this site (I am one too). Good luck with the rash and enjoy the new addition to your family.

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S.F.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,
It could be his diet! If you are breast feeding, experiment with your diet, make sure you are eating healthy and drink alot of water! If he's on formula, try diluting the formula alittle. My favorite website is pediatrician, Dr. Sears in San Clemente, CA, www.askdrsears.com
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J.S.

answers from Flagstaff on

A tip that was given to me that really works is using a liquid antacid (like maalox). Just pour a little in the diaper and on his bum. It sounds strange but it really does work. You can even just get the generic kind. Another thing to look at if it still won't go away is a possible yeast infection. Babies can get them (even boys) and my sister's daughter had one that looked just like a diaper rash, except it was after she was potty trained and so definitely was not a diaper rash.

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K.B.

answers from Phoenix on

I have had the same problem with both my kids, and had to find different solutions to both.
My daughter was VERY sensitive to the diapers and the wipes, had to use Huggies Natural wipes and huggies diapers as they did not have the dies in the edges like all the other diapers had. We ended up using corn starch like many other moms have posted, but mixed it with petroleum jelly to make a thick paste that worked wonders. Mix it up in a ziplock bag and just snip off one of the corners and squeeze it out.The Aveeno oatmeal creme worked well in pinch too for her.
My son ( 2 months today) Seems to get it when I drng a lot of OJ. So the doctor prescribed Vusion which did seem to work ok for him, but I cut the OJ way down, and that seems to help a lot. The cornstarch and vasaline did not work on him. now i just wipe him with the Huggies natural wipes to get the thick stuff off, then wipe with warm damp washcloth and let him air dry for a sec before wrapping him up again, and have not even needed any paste since then. If I notice him getting a little pink I have tried the ERBA organics creme and that seems to head it off and makes his butt smell good too :-)
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C.L.

answers from Phoenix on

Have you tried Boudreaux's Butt Paste (over-the-counter)? It is a must in our Pharmacy where I work at the Hospital! Try it, hopefully it will cure the problem! :)

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K.R.

answers from Tucson on

At our house we call this our "magic cream!" Mix Desitin (make sure it's 40% zinc oxide) - the real stuff or generic - with Karaya Powder. Mix one tube desitin with about 1 tbs. Karaya Powder to create a paste. Karaya Powder (by Hollister) can be found at most pharmacies, behind the counter. It is primarily used for ostomy care, but when mixed with desitin, becomes a great diaper cream. Put it on thick & only wipe it all the way off if the diaper is poopy. If this doesn't make sense, please email me...I found this little recipe when I was working in the neonatal nursery. Good luck!

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A.P.

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I would try to allow the area as much air as possible. You can allow the little one to lay on a blanket. You might want to try different diapers. If possible try cloth diaper that you wash with light detergent. Hope this helps.

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P.J.

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Is your doctor sure it's not a yeast infection? My little girl got a yeast infection that lasted, until one of the doctors finally figures out that's what it was. They'll have to prescribe something.

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E.B.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.-
I recently read your posting regarding your sons diaper rash. You hate to hear of our little ones in discomfort!

Has anyone suggested trying Arbonne's Baby Care products? I have an 18 month old son and from day one I have been using all products exclusively. The diaper cream especially is fantastic! He had responded very well to these products and the mothers that I have recommend Arbonne's products to have had nothing but successful things to say!

Arbonne's products are all natural and botanically based, fragrant free, no animal testing or bi-products. And most of all, products are approved by Pediatrician. My father is a pediatrician and pediatric oncologist and has referred many patients and nurses to b/c he sees the success in using these products!

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A.K.

answers from Albuquerque on

This sounds weird, but put some corn starch in a pan over medium to med-high heat and brown it. After it cools, put it on your baby's bottom. Make enough to be able to apply it after each diaper change for a day and see if it starts to improve. It's supposed to really do the trick. Also, make sure that whoever you are leaving him with while you are at work is changing him regularly and cleaning him well. His bottom should be kept clean and dry. And, of course, he should only be drinking formula or breast milk at this point...if he were drinking juice, that could cause a rash because of the acidity, among other problems.

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C.M.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi T.,
I looks like you have a lot of good advice here. One thing that worked for my 27mos son was to put a little baking soda in his bath water. He doesn't get very many diaper rashes but he does have very sensitive skin and we have to watch what lotions we put on his skin and his diet. The couple of diaper rashes have been very bad, to the point that his bottom was raw and bleeding. The baking soda in his bath and then applying a bottom cream that contained Caledula, a healing herb, I found this at a herbal shop in town(I live in Durango,CO), it is special baby bottom cream/salve. We also use cloth diapers during the day and Seventh Generation disposables at night. I have also found that just putting olive oil after changing the diaper and letting the bottom dry out a little. This helps repel the moisture when you put a diaper back on them. The advice of the Probiotics is also very good, it just helps get rid of the yeast, which is what a diaper rash is, my son also suffers from eczema when he has too much dairy and the probiotics and a fish oil/omega 3 helped clear-up those skin irritations along with eliminating dairy from his diet.(A naturopath doctor could give you some great advice also). You can go online and look up one in your area through Bastyr University(Not sure on the spelling?) Hopefully something will work for you. Good Luck!

I'm a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys, a 27month old and an 8 month old.

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K.P.

answers from Phoenix on

T., sometimes when urine and poop mix in a diaper it causes a fungus that looks like diaper rash. I've used the following in combination several times on my baby's bottom and it works. Get Lotrimin AF (Anti-Fungal) and ORIGINAL Desitin (only the original) clean and DRY baby's bottom, put the Lotrimin on first and then literally gob on desitin. I've seen my baby's bottom clear up within a few hours using this combination. It's important to make sure baby's bottom is dry before use or the stuff won't stick too well. Also, I noticed that if I use Bounty Napkins (they hold together the best) and water instead of wipes they get less rash. If you look at the ingredients on even the "sensitive" wipes there is stuff I can't even pronounce in them. Water and napkins are just that, water and napkins-very pure. Good luck.

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T.M.

answers from Tucson on

Have they tested him for yeast? My Granddaughter had the same thing, she is now one. In desperation I bought Monistat and within two days her rash of seven months was gone, and has stayed gone!

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K.R.

answers from Phoenix on

Try changing diapers first. Both of my boys are allergic to Pampers but did just fine in Huggies. We love Butt Paste here. Try using wet paper towels instead of wipes, those tend to make the problem worse. If you want to try vaseline, make sure the bottom is CLEAN first or you'll make it worse by trapping bacteria on the skin, better used as a preventative after the rash is clear. It could be an allergy to something you're eating if you are bf or the formula. My youngest got a horrible one about that age and switching diapers helped but it just wouldn't go away. Along with other symptoms we realized he had a milk (dairy) protein and egg intolerance so I removed those from my diet and all the problems cleared up. My oldest got them a lot, he does have sensitive skin, but we would use the paper towels, slather his butt in Butt Paste, try to give his butt some air when possible, and put baking soda in his bath water. A friend recommends Aveeno's Soothing Bath and they have awesome baby lotion for sensitive skin.

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M.C.

answers from Flagstaff on

Hi T.,
I have four kids and my oldest had a diaper rash for a while,too. Do you breastfeed your baby? I breastfed all my babies. Anyway, I was told that certain foods I would eat would cause my baby to get a rash. I couldn't eat spicy foods and some other foods, too. A Lactation specialist could tell you more about what I'm talking about...that is if you breastfeed your baby.
M.

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M.W.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hello,

Not sure what all you tried, but while my little one was in the ICU she got a diaper rash and the nurse used plain "bag balm". The stuff that comes in the little green tin. And it practically went away over night. Hope that helps. Good Luck
M. W

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L.B.

answers from Tucson on

I don't know about a cream but the best thing that has helped my daughter when she gets a rash is once I wipe her clean I use a kleenex or two to make sure her bottom is completely dry. I just keep a box of kleenex by the wipes. I have used A & D ointment and that has worked just fine. Good luck.

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M.B.

answers from Albuquerque on

Just a question, are you sure it is not a yeast infection? My son went through that also. I tried everything, even the expensive prescription. I was changing his diaper one day at my sisters house and she said it was. I used the cream and within 3 days it was gone. If it is a yeast infection the diaper rash ointments will not work. Try buying an over-the-counter yeast treatment, the cream not the pill ones, and put it on. If it is a yeast infection it should clear up within a few days. Hope this works!

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B.S.

answers from Phoenix on

My son had a diaper rash shortly after he was born and just like you I was unable to get it undercontrol with regular diaper cream. Someone finally told me that sometimes little boys get what is esentially jock itch and told me to use the antifungel cream used for jock itch and athletes foot. Yes it seems strange but it worked. I did not have to use it long before it cleared up either. I put the cream on first and then diaper rash over the top to help keep the medicene on and protect his already raw parts. I hope it helps you.

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Y.I.

answers from Santa Fe on

My friend who is a NICU RN gave me this advice when my son had a severe diaper rash. Use a blow dryer on the low cool setting to blow his bottom dry after each diaper change. If it is a fungal infection, you may need to see the pediatrician and get a prescription for Nystatin cream. I also like Burt's Bee's diaper ointment which is high in Zinc oxide. Hope this helps.

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C.R.

answers from Phoenix on

I was told to use aquaa4 and a dap of 1% hydcortizone and also to let them air dry as much as possible. Also cornstrarch worked well also. My daughter tends to get them all the time I also found that she had issues with certain diapers. So you may want to check that also. And Change him even if he is damp. Need more information contact me

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M.L.

answers from Albuquerque on

T., hello! I am sorry you are having to deal with this on top of probably not getting much rest! As a mother of four I have learned that all baby butts are different, what works for one doesn't always work for the next. Our first son was the King of Tender Bottoms and desitin and only using pampers worked like a charm, but then along came my twins, also very sensitive butts, and although pampers was the only diapers they could wear, desitin did nothing for them but Butt Paste worked wonders. Now number four is here and can wear any diaper except the Sam's club brand but Butt Paste and Desitin are useless.

What I have found to work is finding the right diaper brand as others have suggested. I noticed with this baby that Pampers has changed the lining in their diapers and that really seemed to irritate her, not to mention that it sticks to their bottoms! Right now we are using the Kirkland brand from Costco and she has been rash free since switching from the Sams brand.

The magic cure that it has taken me three other kids to learn this from, lanolin. Out of despair one night with a baby with a bleeding bottom and nothing else that seemed to work, I put some of the lanolin that you get when you are breast feeding and caked it on. I figured if it worked well on my breasts it should work well on her sore and crackled bottom. It took about a day of using it with every diaper change, but with each one she looked a bit better. I now use it each night to help keep the moisture away from her. I have found the Medela brand to be a bit easier to smear than the Lansinoh but they are both the same, one is just a bit softer but not enough of a difference to spend more on one if the Lansinoh is less expensive or that is what you have on hand. You can buy one or both almost anywhere, Walgreens, Target or Walmart. If it doesn't work, it also works great on chapped lips, dry heels and eczema spots :) (the tube is so big, you would never use an entire tube just for nursing so we were creative with the left overs!)

It also just occured to me, have you looked into what he is eating as a possible source of the irritation? One of my twins had a milk issue and when I was nursing him, his bottom got better when I cut milk out of my diet. I quit nursing him at 5 weeks and we ended up with him on Nutramigen, but while he was on milk or soy based formula, his bottom was the worst I have ever seen on a baby. He ended up on zantac for reflux with by neutralizing some of the acid in his stomach, it seemed to neutralize some of the acid that came out, thus easing his bottom issues also.

Good luck, I hope you find your magic combination quickly!

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L.B.

answers from Albuquerque on

Poor little guy! If you are nursing him then try weeding things out of your diet and see if it changes. I would start with milk. A book I use as my "baby bible" is called "The Baby Book" by William and Martha Sears. It answers questions like this in a pratical and sensible way...Good Luck!

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S.G.

answers from Las Cruces on

Hi T.,
I'm sorry that you have to go through this, I know that it's hard when your child is screaming all the time because his bum hurts. When my daughter was born we had the same problem. I found that the best thing that worked is to just give her some time without a diaper on. Every time that I changed her diaper I gave her some time without one (probably about 5 minutes is good, just to ensure that he has a chance to get his skin really dry). I didn't like doing that because I was afraid that she would pee all over, but most times I would just get a really thick towel, fold it in half & set her on it (for tummy time). If you can-putting him in the sunlight from a sunny window helps a little, or if you live in a warm area like I do you could maybe take him outside in the afternoons and have some naked time out there in the sunlight. (My doctor said that the sunlight helps to toughen the skin a little.) I also quit using regular wipes, I bought the softest paper towels that I could find (I used the Kleenex Viva) and I would just wet one with water, wring it out really well and then use that as a wipe. Then when I did go to put a diaper back on her I would check all of the cracks & stuff to make sure that she got all dried out & then I would use a diaper rash cream, and we just rotated all the ones until we found one that we thought worked the best (we ended up using Beaurdoux's Butt Paste). My daughter's rash did end up getting better, but there are times when we still struggle with it. I hope that this helps (if it doesn't help within a week I would probably take him back to the doctor-or maybe find a different doctor-it could be that he might have some skin allergies to the diapers that he is wearing).
S.

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C.T.

answers from Las Cruces on

My children have sensitive skin as well, what you might try is, after the bath apply A & D ointment. You might also have to change the brand of diaper you are using. My daughter had a reaction every time I used a certain brand of diapers or if I changed brands. Hope this helps!

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C.L.

answers from Santa Fe on

try a little browned flour- brown a liitle flour on the stove top and apply it to his bum- this is what my baby doc told my mom to do with me

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D.M.

answers from Phoenix on

You might want to change the soap that you wash his clothes in and maybe see if he has a food allergy. If creams aren't cutting it then food or detergent might be some causes of the rash. Find the cause of the problem and you might be able to clear up the rash.

Let me know how it goes.

D.

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M.W.

answers from Las Cruces on

My daughter (now 10 1/2 months old) has very sensitive skin and her doctor suggested that we only wash her with the white dove sensitive skin soap that has no fragrance at all (you can look at the ingredients to make sure). He said a ten minute bath followed by a moisturizing cream like Cetaphil or Lubridurm (we prefer Cetaphil or the wal-mart equivalent) is the best thing for really sensitive skin. Her long-term rashy skin did look better. Also, leaving the diaper off for a while every day after a bath helps the rash to dry up for most cases.

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J.S.

answers from Las Cruces on

Hi T.,

A couple of things that might work to reduce, or hopefully make disappear completely your little one's diaper rash are using cloth diapers instead of the disposables and to let your baby's bottom air out as much as you can let it through out the day. Regarding the kind of diaper, I'd read that there is some kind of gel in commercial diapers that's purpose is to help wick moisture away, but it is said to also be a sort of irritant to baby's sensitive skin. Though the gel supposedly wicks moisture away, there is a fair amount of urine that is still in contact with your baby's skin. So, another way to lessen diaper rash is by changing the diaper as soon as your son relieves himself.

I've taken these bits of advice for myself in raising my daughter and she's had very few episodes of diaper rash, which is a relief for both of us.

Hope this will help!

J.

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S.S.

answers from Tucson on

Hi T.,

I had the same problem with my daughter, nothing seemed to work at all.

Then my sister, who's uncle is a pediatrican told her about this trick. Use a hair dryer on the low or cool setting. After you have wiped him down, I suggest Pampers Sensitive Wipes, they worked the best for me. Then use a hair dryer for about 2 or 3 minutes. My little girl loved it and it really seem to help heal the rash a lot faster. Then I would use A&D ointment and a little Johnson and Johnsons Aloe Powder.

But, for sure try the hair dryer, sounds weird but I would swear by it!!!

Hope that helps. I know how it is and I tried everything too. But, now my baby has not had a rash in like a month.

~Steph

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M.W.

answers from Santa Fe on

Try chlorine-free diapers like Seventh Generation (avoid commercial brands like Pampers, Huggies, etc), or if you are using cloth, make sure the detergent is chlorine-free and not synthetic, again try Seventh Generation or Ecover.
If you are not breastfeeding, it may have something to do with formula. I never used formula, so I don't know much about it other than it can increase childhood allergies and doesn't provide the immunological support that breastmilk does.

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R.F.

answers from Salt Lake City on

T.,
I have a four year old who has some skin issues and recently had a really bad flare up, all the things the doctors gave me did not work. I tried a natural product called Xango and it cleared it up in five days. Research that I have done on the product all say it is very good for skin conditions. It's made of a fruit called mangosteen that grows in SE Asia and traditional Healers have used the fruit for skin conditions there for centuries. There is also some scientific studies done on this that agrees with what the people over there have known for a long time. I love Xango so much I became a dist. for it. If you want more info on it watch this little youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnztmbajVHQ&feature=re... xango story, (part one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9lzVFyTcWs&feature=re... (p.2)

on that link you can watch a video clip about how the founders of xango found the product and some of the science they found which led to them starting the company. I work with the sister of the founders and so have access to some good info about it. If you're into a natural remedy it may be worth a shot.
I've also got a website with more info: www.mangosteenalliance.com/ford
Let me know.
Good luck.
R.

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B.A.

answers from Flagstaff on

You poor thing T., my baby girl had the same condition. Then, when I went to pick up her prescription one time, the Pharmacist told me, "psst, you know - some of this stuff just doesn't work with sensitive babies. Have you ever tried using vaginal cream?" Well, I just happened to have some at home. Not just any vaginal cream of course, the kind that is for use against yeast infection, i.e., vagisil, miconozole, etc. It can be found in the women's section at walmart. You rub just a slight film over the rash and viola', no more rash by morning. I was utterly amazed and hooked after that. Even throughout my daughters growth, little girls have a tendency not to wipe to well and end up with a rash at 8 years old. Guess what, we kept a tube on the shelf and after she would bathe, we put some on and she was just fine by morning. Your pediatrician may not agree with this or it may not even work for you but it was a wonder cream for us. My oldest daughter now uses it on her baby boy because she had to try 'everything" else first before believing mom but she swears by it as well.

Good luck and clearer bottoms to you!

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A.F.

answers from Phoenix on

Try letting him have his rear end just open to the air for as long as you can. Let him sleep on him tummy with the diaper on but open and pulled back in the back(so he won't wizz all over). This was what worked for my boys and a few friend's little ones in the past. Good luck!

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M.H.

answers from Phoenix on

This cure may sound strange but it has worked for my family for generations. Put flour in a pan and brown it but don't burn it. Let it cool and dust baby's bottom with it every time you change the diaper. If possible let the bottom have lots of much air time.
Hope this works for you!

Mary H.
2 kids, 1 grand

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K.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,
This is just an "off the wall" possibility, but when my 33 year old son was a baby, he had a horrible diaper rash and I tried everything to get rid of it. He had an ear infection when he was very young and the doctor put him on antibiotics. It turned out that the diaper rash was actually a form of a yeast infection. Now, I don't know if your little one has had any need for antibiotics or if, perhaps you are nursing and you might have taken some, but there are other ways to get yeast infections too. I'd pose the question to my pediatrician who might not be thinking along those lines. Mine gave me a prescription for a cream that was specifically designed to treat diaper rash from that cause. It worked wonders and everything healed up. After that, any time he needed antibiotics he made sure I had a prescription for the cream too.
Good luck,
K.

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M.C.

answers from Phoenix on

My daughter gets a diaper rash fairly often too. I've found the best thing that works for her is to buy some regular white flour. Then put it on the stove and brown it. Once that is done let it cool and put that on her rash. That should absorb the excess moisture and hopefully get rid of and prevent future diaper rashes. Hope that works..Lemme know how it does.

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C.K.

answers from Tucson on

You might want to try all natural virgin coconut oil - which you can get at the health food store. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is the closest product to human breastmilk there is! It's pretty amazing stuff and its cured my eczema!

Besides, it's all-natural, and you can also use the remainder for your own hair, skin, cooking, etc!

Good luck!

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P.H.

answers from Phoenix on

I have used corn starch. My kids also had a really bad diaper rash and I always used cor starch. Just sprinkle a small amount on the child every time you change the diaper. Very inexspensive and works great.

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T.S.

answers from Phoenix on

My grandma introduced me to Bag Balm when I had my first baby. It works quickly and it is not expensive. Walmart or any drug store carries it. However, there could be another issue. If you are giving the baby formula, there may be something in it that he is allergic to. My granddaughter is allergic to corn and there is something in formula that is made from corn. If you are nursing, you may want to eliminate dairy from your diet. My niece's 6 month old baby is sleeping through the night now that she is not eating dairy. Don't give up! It is not normal for a baby to have diaper rash all of the time. There is a reason! Good luck!

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M.B.

answers from Flagstaff on

I don't know if anyone has recommended it yet, but I would try cloth diapers. I had to start using cloth diapers with my third child because of constant diaper rash. At first I was like, "EWWW", but his diaper rash cleared up in less than two days!!! And they are really easy to use, and can be very inexpensive. Give them a try! Cottonbabies.com has a trial pack of prefolds and a bummies cover that is really inexpensive (a whole lot less than disposables). It may just be that he has really sensitive skin and has a sensitivity to one of the chemicals in the diapers.

Good luck! If you have any questions just send me a message.

M.

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J.H.

answers from Phoenix on

One word Caldesene its a powder they sell it at walgreens in the bay eisle in the pink and blue bottle. Its from way back.My son is the rash king.In hours it disappeard. After all the tossed in the can ointments, rash creams, prescriptions a $2 and something powder was his savior. I stalked up. Its Talc and Zinc oxide powder. Its amazing the cost of prescriptions. I also give him a bath with baking soda, it sooths. The old school treatments seem to work. Good luck. I feel for your son they cry when ever they go and it breaks your heart. Take care. Jeni

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D.

answers from Albuquerque on

I'm not sure where you live but there's this German Deli on Indian School and Girard across the street from the tennis courts...they sell this cream called "Penatin Cream". It's wonderful. It's been used for diaper rash, bed sores, etc. I've used it on my kids and it is a miracle cream. I wish I knew the name of the deli but the best I can do is give you the location.

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J.L.

answers from Albuquerque on

a few things... try different dipers... try the cloth "old school" dipers... what kinds of wipes are you using... when my son got that way, i would leave him without a diper... it gets messy, but it works...

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A.M.

answers from Albuquerque on

if you are still breastfeeding, i hear mama's milk is great for diaper rash. your milk has everything that you little one needs, not only on the inside but also on the outside. this is all i can think for a natural cure.
A.

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A.B.

answers from Las Cruces on

I'm sure your pediatrician probably already mentioned this, but I think you should consider treating that rash as a yeast infection. Here's a link for you; good luck! http://www.emedicinehealth.com/yeast_infection_diaper_ras...

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M.B.

answers from Santa Fe on

I know this sounds silly but if your breastfeeding you can squirt some breastmilk on his butt. Breastmilk is great for a bunch of things. You can look up what it helps online. hope this works for you. Also try changing brands of diapers. Some kids are very sensitive to the diapers.

M.

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C.M.

answers from Tucson on

Could it be yeast? I have heard that some diaper rashs are actually yeast.... A natural apporach that I've tried that seemed to helped was put acidophilous powder on his little rear & then put corn starch on top of that. The acidophilous will help the yeast if it is yeast & the cornstarch will help keep him dry. If it does turn out to be yeast you can dip your finger in the acidophilous powder & put it in his mouth. My kids liked it & it will help the yeast in his system if it does turn out to be that. :)

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A.H.

answers from Albuquerque on

Our Dr just gave me a mixture for my daughter, who is almost three and is having irritation problems too. You might ask if this would be ok for a one month old but it seems to help us. Mix equal parts of Aquaphor, hydrocortison cream and liquid Maylox. She did say to try it for a couple of weeks only. It wouldn't hurt to ask, you never know what might work for him. Poor baby, I hope that you can find something.

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A.K.

answers from Las Cruces on

Hi T., sorry to hear from your little one. My pediatrician recommended to use liquid antacids, like tums, and sprinkle it on the affected area, so they can neutralize the acids. I did not try it, because my son was fine recently, but it may work.
good luck!

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E.B.

answers from Tucson on

I used 'bag balm' on my two children. You can buy it at a feed/horse supply store! I may have also seen it at Walgreens. I'm told that ranchers use it on the udders of cows to keep them soft. It worked for us and it's not expensive!

Also have the doctor check if it a yeast infection vs. a diaper rash. My nephew had troubles with that. It would be treated differently.

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L.P.

answers from Phoenix on

The best thing I found when my kids were in diapers was Caldesene protecting powder. It is contains zinc oxide. I know there are ointments out there that also contain zinc oxide, but in the powder form it keeps the skin dry and protected.

I love the stuff. You have to ask your pharmacist to order it for you. It's not a prescription, but is not usually carried in the stores. I have ordered it from Safeway's pharmacy. There may even be a website you can purchase it from. It's been a few years since I last purchased some. Caldesene is the brand name. Get the kind that helps treat and prevents diaper rash. It comes in a pink bottle. Last time I bought some is cost around $5.

Good luck.

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D.Y.

answers from Phoenix on

Have you tried ordinary Vasaline. Desitine is great also.

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A.K.

answers from Albuquerque on

We used Tender Tush. You can't find it in any store, you have to order it online. It's expensive, but it's great, it's all natural and one tube of it lasted us about two years...just a dab will do ya. I've also used plain olive oil to help soothe. Use small pieces of flannel for wipes with a small amount of sensitive shampoo. We mix up a solution of the shampoo and water and dip the flannel in and ring it out. It's so soft, any wipe is just wet paper, no matter how sensitive they claim it to be...it's still wet paper and that seems rough for a tender tush.

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C.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

T., My youngest son use to get diaper rash when he was a baby. It did not stop until he was potty trained. I use to use corn starch on him and it would help a little bit. Mostly we just let him run around naked whenever we could.
My Grandson has the same problem. My oldest son and his wife have taken him to the doctor numerous times and have used several different creams and nothing seems to help. They have found if they do not use powder on him that seems to help. They finally had a doctor tell them he has sensitive skin and until he is out of diapers they will have to deal with the rash problem. Good Luck.

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M.C.

answers from Santa Fe on

I suggest using cloth diapers. My 3 month old has not had diaper rash except for when we put her in a disposable. Some people find them to be a chore, but we have a diaper service so we don't have to wash them ourselves. They end up costing about the same as disposables, too.

Good luck.

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S.G.

answers from Phoenix on

The best advice I can give is look at changing the Diaper brand you are using. My eldest dausghter had very sensitive skin and I found Huggies to work the best,so I have used the brand ever since. My daughter is 27, I also have a 6 and 2 year old boys.

My 2 year old has very sensitive skin and I have found Aquaphor works even on diaper rashes. Plus changing the diaper often

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M.O.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi T.. I so know what you are going through! My little guy is 12 weeks old and has seemed to have diaper rash off and on. His skin is also "very sensitive." He has also had to be on antibiotics for an ear infection already...poor little guy, so his little bum gets pretty red at times. I also have an older son with senstive skin, and I have found that Arbonne's Herbal Diaper Rash cream works so well! It's hypoallergenic, pH balanced, with no chemical dyes or fragrances, and no animal by-products making it 100% certified Vegan. The formula is very creamy and lighter than those really thick paste-like diaper rash ointments. For some reason, it just works better on very sensitive skin, especially for babies. If you'd like to try a sample, I'd be happy to send you one. Just let me know. If you'd like to research it more for yourself, please feel free to visit my website at: www.mandyolsen.myarbonne.com. Good luck with your little guy!
Take care,
M. O.
PS Are you getting any sleep yet? :)
PSS I also wanted to say that when I used the Huggies brand diaper wipes on my baby, it seemed to make his rash worse. When I use just the generic Kirkland (Costco brand) wipes, they seem to work a lot better for his hiney. Hope this all helps!

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E.D.

answers from Tucson on

There is a diaper that is for sensitive skin. I think it's either a pampers or huggies special diaper, that helped when my youngest had a rash. If it's not bothering him, don't worry about it too much, but it could mean he has an allergy. Is he particularly fussy around feeding time? If so, and you are nursing, stop drinking milk and see if that makes a difference. If he's on formula, try switching to a soy formula. It turns out my baby was allergic to dairy.

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S.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

It is a yeast infection, hands down. Just buy any over-the-counter yeast cream, I prefer Clotrimazole or Miconazole. I am amazed time and time again that health professionals miss this. My 2 daughters usually don't respond to traditional rash creams and have usually just gotten worse. I usually see an improvement upon just one application. You don't have to put loads of it on. Just work a small amount into the skin - and sometimes I'll even put a rash cream on over it after I've worked it in in order to protect it from being rubbed off, but it's not absolutely necessary at all. Good luck!!!

oh, after posting this i then read other responses. someone mentioned jock itch - that is essentially the same thing as yeast and you can use jock itch/athlete's foot cream which also has the same active ingredients as yeast creams - I tend to buy whatever has the active ingredients for the best price whether it be vaginal cream or jock itch cream...Lotramin is a popular brand

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S.A.

answers from Phoenix on

I didnt have time to read though every response but here is mine.
Make sure the bottom is clean by washing bottom with soap & water after every bowel movement, pat completely dry or even air dry & keep clean & dry. I also use Eucerin cream, not the lotion, IMO this cream is better than barrier creams which lock in mosture.
If you still have a rash I would consult a physician, it could be yest or something that needs to be treated by a prescription.

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B.A.

answers from Phoenix on

Try changing brands of diapers first. If that doesn't work, you can try Aquaphor mixed with Malox. Mix it 1 part to 1 part--mix it up to make a paste. Don't use any lotions that have perfume in them. Good Luck

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R.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

When my daughters would get diaper rash, I found the only thing that really helped was keeping them diaperless for as long as possible. If I was going to be home all day, I'd just keep the diaper off most of the day and expect things to get a little wet. Once it clears up, it's easier to keep it clear than get rid of it. Also, if you are using disposable diapers it could be a sensitivity to chlorine and other chemicals in the diapers; you can get alternative disposable diapers at the co-op/whole foods/etc. If you are using cloth diapers, any kind of bleach or detergent could be doing the same thing.

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K.P.

answers from Phoenix on

Have you tried cornstarch..I know it sounds wierd...but it worked for my kids better than any diaper cream out there. You just sprinkle it on.....

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K.W.

answers from Phoenix on

I had the same problem with both of my sons. What worked the best for both of them is not a diaper cream, but a different diper wipe. I discovered that the Lansinoh wipes work extremely well as do the Costco brand wipes and Pampers wipes.

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M.B.

answers from Flagstaff on

Have you tried using bag balm?

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L.M.

answers from Phoenix on

I heard that someone's pediatrician told them to let a dog lick the kid's bottom, and that cleared up their son's rash when nothing else would. There is some kind of enzyme in the dog's saliva. Burt's Bee's Diaper Ointment (at health food store, or online) is supposed to be really good too.

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R.A.

answers from Phoenix on

Hello I am a Mamaw and the good old fashion corn starch (any groceries store)works great and you can mix it with baby powder on use it straight.
Sometime the creams keep the moisture in. The corn starch keep the skin dry.

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L.E.

answers from Tucson on

Have you tried changing brand of diapers? Maybe the allergy is to the chemical gel in the diapers? We used the all in one cloth diapers (Kushies) when we were home, and disposables with plant fibers as the absorbant (Tushies, 7th generation) when we were out.

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M.E.

answers from Tucson on

Have you tried using cloth diapers? I know it seems like a huge undertaking, but I have had several friends have your same problem, and the babies were allergic to the disposable diapers. Once they started using cloth, the rash vanished. There are diaper services in Tucson! Good Luck :)

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D.K.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,

I use Aquaphor and my daughter has never had a rash. She does have sensetive skin as well.

You can get a big container at babies r us. I use it EVERYTIME I change her diaper. It keeps the moisture away from her skin.

I would suggest bathing the bottom two or three times a day and using the Aquaphor right away.

Hope this helps!!

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E.L.

answers from Phoenix on

T., you say that you've tried all the creams on the market, but not what kind of diapers you are using. May I suggest that you go back to cloth diapers for a while? Eliminate the rubber pants that are supposed to be put on over them, at least for a week or 10 days to see if that makes a difference. I know that sounds like ancient history, but it might be the trick. Some babies just don't like the materials and chemicals that make up disposable diapers. You might take off the diapers completely for a week if that doesn't work. Just cover your son lightly with a piece of sheet so you don't get a spray in the face at some inopportune time!
Use only ivory soap when bathing and to wash the diapers. Good luck!

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J.H.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,
My daughter had a horrible rash once, open blisters and flaming red skin. Desitin didn't touch it, my pediatrician opted against the prescription cream, I tried Beadrux (sp?) Butt Paste and it stains & didn't seem to "stick" to the skin - the best remedy for her was going diaperless for an hour or so after each diaper change (I also used cloth diapers fitted loosely for a day) & used a warm wash cloth instead of wipes (blotting the skin rather than wiping). Once it cleared I made sure to wipe her dry w/a cloth diaper before putting on her diaper and used A&D ointment to prevent future breakouts.

I really hope these tips help your poor little baby.

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T.D.

answers from Albuquerque on

My son has a sensitivity to all the chemicals, chlorine and absorbant gel they put in disposables. Try cloth for a few days see how it works. They really are pretty easy. If I just use them during the day, and disposables at night, he stays rash free. Good luck
T.

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E.N.

answers from Tucson on

Hi T.,

Try keeping his diaper off as much as you can, and get some sun on his bottom. Also vaseline is a good barrier again urine, try this especially at night. Also maybe try changing your brand of diapers. Hope this helps!

E.

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K.L.

answers from Phoenix on

Lansinoh nipple cream (lanolin) has been the best diaper rash remedy for me! It is soothing and it is a barrier to wettness. good luck!

K.
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J.H.

answers from Santa Fe on

Hi T.,
I use Boudreauxs Butt Paste. I'm not sure where you're located, but you can find it in Wal Mart. That's where I bought mine. Hope this helps you and your little one.
J.

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J.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

WOW - I don't think I've ever seen over 100 responses, so I'll leave the reading to you ; ) but a couple things -- it might not be diaper rash-it might be a yeast infection (it's very common for boys to get it). If that's the case - Nystatin Cream (my son had what I thought was a diaper rash that just wouldn't go away). And the dr. recommended straight yogurt on it. That was just too hard (not to mention cold on my poor baby). When my son actually did have a diaper rash, I used Mylanta on a cotton swab (the antacid someone else recommended), then A&D heavily coated over. REALLY worked wonders! I actually got Mylanta at my baby shower, but never had to use it on my 1st. Well, my 2nd child has had more skin issues. Boudreaux Butt Paste & A&D are my favorites. A&D is more versatile. Good Luck!

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J.F.

answers from Tucson on

Try going to the local health food stores, sunflower, new life or wild oats... Maybe you would be able to find somethin there... What kind of diapers are you using? Perhaps he could be allergic? (sorry for all caps, at work)

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M.V.

answers from Phoenix on

My 17 month old son had the same problem for the 1st year of his life. Constant irrated bum. After trying every cream on the market, we tried an old remedy... Pure cornstarch. Worked wonders and to this day he has no probs with diaper rash at all! Good luck! Little about me... I am a 37 year old mom of a variety of kids (bio son, step son, and soon to be adoptive daughter).

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C.J.

answers from Santa Fe on

I had that problem with one of my girls and the only thing that worked was changing to cloth diapers and no plastic panties. You have to keep vigilant because otherwise, you will be washing more than diapers. Also, let him be naked in fresh air as much as you can and use cornstarch instead of powder. I was told by an old grandmother that the perfumes in the paper diapers and the elastic around the legs keeps the urine in and that burns the baby's skin.

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M.H.

answers from Albuquerque on

Our Ped prescribed "butt paste"...it took about 2 weeks to make a dent. It has finally started to heal up and it's been a month. If it really is that bad...are you breastfeeding? Because it could be something you are eating that isn't agreeing with him and causing the acidy bowel.

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S.B.

answers from Tucson on

I am sure you have tried it but it worked for this little boy that I watch. His rash was with us for about a week and was getting bloody. LOTS of petroleum jelly and baby powder. The idea of LOTS is that it helps protect the skin and petroleum is cheap so using a lot does cost a lot.

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U.S.

answers from Tucson on

If he has had diaper rash since day 3, it must be the diapers. Do you use disposables? Disposable diapers are made with some of the most dangerous chemicals that are put into consumer products. A newborns skin that has never had exposure to anything outside the womb is extremely sensitive and exposure to chemicals can be very harsh.
I use cloth on my baby and we love them. He has almost never had a diaper rash and is 7 months old. When he starts to get a rash after a long night in a soggy diaper, I just use the herbal ointment that I make, called rescue ointment, and it disappears right away.
We do not use wet wipes either, just a few wet wash cloths. Its so easy, cheaper, better for baby and the earth. You can use warm water on the washcloth and the baby isn't shocked from the cold wipe. I think re-usable diapers and wipes are easier despite the myth that they are a lot of work. I never have to go to the store for more, just an extra load of laundry a few times a week. (the internet has the best new age diapering methods without pins and usually mama run!)
Also consider his diet as a factor that may be causing a rash. Although it is more likely to be the diapers, if he is on formula, he may have an allergy. Allergies from food show up as rashes on the skin. If he is only a month old and is not breastfed, it is not to late to bring your milk back. Breast is best for so many reasons. If you have any questions, feel free to email me with diaper rash in the heading at [email protected]____.com. I work with many natural parenting associations and have an herbal business. I would be happy to sell you some rescue ointment as well if you are interested. It is good for any skin problem, is all natural and runs between $12-$35 depending on the size. Goodluck!

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K.B.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,
I'm with the last Mom, when I read your request the first thing that came to mind was CORNSTARCH! Just sprinkle a little in his diaper like baby powder. It really works great! Good luck.
K.

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S.L.

answers from Albuquerque on

We had this issue with our first child . . . by the time he was 6 months old (and after many diaper rashes) we discovered that he has food allergies. If you are breastfeeding you may want to try eliminating the big allergens, such as dairy or eggs, from your diet. If you're doing formulas, you may need to switch to a soy formula. Both of our babies had to eventually be on soy formula because of allergies. And they were both alot happier once we figured it you. Good Luck!

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V.J.

answers from Phoenix on

My first son had a mild but recurrent diaper rash and we tried a lot of different creams too. What worked best was to change his diaper as quickly as possible when wet or poopy. I used the Pampers Sensitive wipes because they're less abrasive and unperfumed. After he was cleaned, I let him stay exposed to air or patted his bottom dry with a cotton towel before applying any cream or ointment. I read that if the skin is still wet when you apply anything, it will seal in the wetness and defeat the purpose entirely. If the skin was broken, I used A&D ointment and if it was just red or irritated I used Desitin. Once everything was healed up, I started using Johnson's cornstarch baby powder at every changing to keep his diaper area dry and I applied Desitin before bed to protect his skin when I knew he might be wet for hours while he slept.

His rash could also be caused by an irritant in the milk or formula he's getting. If you're breastfeeding, eating strawberries or pineapple among others could cause the stools to bother his skin. Best of luck!

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D.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

I was very poor when my son was a baby. I could not afford expensive creams. I used cornstarch for diaper rash. It always worked.

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D.D.

answers from Phoenix on

Have you tried using cornstarch?My daughter had roto virus that left her with a horrible diaper rash I tried everything including prescrition ointments.The cornstarch kept the moisture off of her and helped her clear up.

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B.B.

answers from Tucson on

I know it sounds nuts, but try Crisco. My mother in law swears by it. It helps protect the skin from moisture and doesn't have all of those other chemicals and things (plus it's cheap!!!) Good luck.

B.

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G.C.

answers from Phoenix on

Diaper rash is a form of yeast infection. My son had an infection for more then three months and nothing worked. I did a little research on yeast infections and the thing that worked the best for him was garlic extra virgin olive oil (works best, but will make them smell like garlic) or just extra virgin olive oil. Must be cold pressed. It did take a couple of weeks to be completely gone, but it really works.

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M.C.

answers from Phoenix on

what about allergy to brand of diaper? " allergy is such wide statement, gear your research to possible what's coming from inside out to that area that he may be allergic to. Ask you pcp direct questions,could this be allergy?
If there's any possiblities that this could be so,try finding Pediatric Allergist. I work for big group in chandler WWW.AZALLERGY.COM

Lots of luck
mc

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K.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Well as if you haven't had enough advice...here is some more. I believe also that it may be a yeast infection, my son and daughter both went through it. Along with Nystatin just try Lotrimin (you can find it in the athletes foot department at walmart). That along with alternating diaper brands (huggies, pampers, luvs) at each changing may help.

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L.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

Does your son have the rash or similar any where else on his body? Are you breast feeding? What type of lotions and other products are you using on him? My daughter has super sensitive skin also. I am breast feeding and I have had to stop eating wheat, oats and dairy.
I use Super Sensitive baby wash and lotion by California Baby. I use Lickety- Split Healing Balm for diaper rash. I get that from Jenny West ###-###-####. You can go to her website www.tubsntea.com. Skin problems can be caused from diet and products used on the skin like soap, lotion, clothes soap and the type of material his clothes are made of. My first daughter had no skin problems. Each child has their own little quirks!!!
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P.T.

answers from Phoenix on

When my first was born I thought she had diaper rash too. It turned out she had sensative skin and the Huggies diapers were irritating her. When I switched brands the problem went away. (She was able to wear Pull-ups also made by Huggies when she was older.)
For diaper rash and now for external vaginal irritaion we use plan vasoline. It has always worked great, even for the worst rash/irratation.
Good luck. If you don't get relief soon, consider taking him to a pediatric Dermatologist.

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B.A.

answers from Phoenix on

T.,
When my 2 yr old son was younger and would get bad rashes I used to give him a warm bath with epsom salt and lavender and it usually cleared up within a day or two. You take about a half cup of epsom salt and drop in about 4-5 drops of homeopathic lavender oil and mix it. Then just add the mix to a warm bath and bath your son or soak his bum for a little while. Hope you find something, I know it is horrible to see your little one in pain with a red bum.
~B.

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T.F.

answers from Phoenix on

My daughter had that same problem.... I stopped using wipies, and would just talk her to the sink and clean her butt up with baby wash, and water, no wash cloth, no papertowel, nothing but my hand and baby wash! Then i would put the diaper cream on that i got from her Doctor! This is what worked for us!!!

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M.S.

answers from Albuquerque on

T., My pediarician reccomended that we not use wipes for the couple of months. She said that they offen iritate skin. We were also told not to use lotion, it has alchole in it, to use on ly baby oil. Also you might try changin diapers different diapers have different materials and fragrances (or different wipes). I know that wipes that the daycare provides gives my son diaper reash. We uses Pampers and Kirkland (Costco) wipes. And only Papmers Diapers. Hope this helps. Poor little guy.

PS One more thing: I care for a child who's mom used cristco. I thought it was odd but it worked and she had the same terrible rrast you discribed. IT turned out to work great.

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D.T.

answers from Phoenix on

My son had horrible diaper rash when he was discharged from the hospital when he was 5 wks old. They tried different creams, keeping him open to the air (which helped a little), but finally what worked was plain old zinc oxide. It completely cured what was a bloody rash within a couple days.

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T.H.

answers from Phoenix on

calendula - find it in whole foods, or any health food store. CALENDULA

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E.J.

answers from Tucson on

T.,

Have you tried Penaten cream? It is made in Germany and all 3 of my kids had sensitive skin and this worked. Also, have you tried using cloth diapers, my kids were allergic to paper diapers and as soon as I got them out of the paper ones the rash cleared up.

Good Luck - Eve

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R.S.

answers from Tucson on

Hi T.,
My daughter had horrible diaper rash, as well. I switched to cloth diapers, used only water on a soft washcloth to wipe, air-dry, and then breastmilk on the rash, also air-dry. A little sun on the bum also helped greatly. A barrier cream, such as the Arbonne that someone mentioned earlier, works well for when baby is diapered.

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M.T.

answers from Flagstaff on

Plain cornstarch and take the acid out of his diet. No tomatoes, apples (yep its acid) or orange anything. My daughter had the same problem. I didn't know apple juice was acidic.

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T.V.

answers from Tucson on

I am a mother of two a 7 and 3 year old and I have a home daycare. The best thing I found because my son had sensative skin too as a baby was pampers sensative wipes and pure cornstarch powder. Cream is meant to prevent rashes and sometimes makes them worse when they already have one. I hope that helps your little boy.
Leah

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L.H.

answers from Phoenix on

Diapers have a lot of chemicals in them. Have you tried cloth diapers? They make covers for them now so you don't have to worry about leaking. That might be your best bet. good luck

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R.G.

answers from Phoenix on

Poor baby, I am a mother of 5 and I have a sister who has 5 children as well and they all had the same exact problem. She found that the only thing that works for her was Pampers diapers. When she changes diaper brands her children would break out badly in the genitle area. I saw it first hand. I was watching her kids and she forgot to leave me some diapers so I had to use my brand. When I went to go change the diaper again there was a rash starting to form. When she told me of her childrens allergies to other brands I kinda wondered if she was just picky with brands, but it wasn't until I saw it first hand that I now believe. Try different brands to see if that might help.

Good luck - Rachelle

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A.N.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,

I have a 18 month old with the same thing. I tried a lot of ointments, but they were not working. I tried baking soda in warm water and let my baby sit in it for about 5 minutes. Then I let her dry off and the best thing is to air out the area with no diaper on for 10-15 minutes. It should dry it up so then you can use the ointment on it. It helped my little ones bum out a lot. I hope this helps.

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N.W.

answers from Yuma on

Hi,
I am an old grandmother but I had this problem with my kids too...the best thing to use is an old home remedy....corn starch...it is light and works just like powder...try it...hope it works for you. Granny

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D.B.

answers from Tucson on

My son just turned two and still gets diaper rashes very easily. He had the same problem when he was newborn. What worked best for him was to take diaper rash cream with 40% zinc oxide - store brand is fine - Walmart and Albertson's have it usually, and mix it with A&D Ointment. That worked best for him, I hope it works for your little one.

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S.B.

answers from Tucson on

You said you have tried everything.... have your tried the little green can of Bag Balm? Its sold in most stores and was originally made for cows utters. Seriously sounds gross, but it just smells and looks like vaseline. My daughter was the same way, she had a rash that would not go away, not even with prescriptions. My "Older and Wiser" aunt put a can in my diaper bag.... eeewwww, I refused to use it. My husband changed my daughters diaper one night and used the Bag balm without me knowing. Seriously in the morning the rash was almost completely gone. By the next day it was gone. That was the only thing Ive ever used since then. Try it!

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B.M.

answers from Flagstaff on

I don't know if your breast feeding or not but I found out the hard way with my little one that what I ate would give him a diaper rash that wouldn't go away????

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K.P.

answers from Phoenix on

I have 2 suggestions for you - first, are you using Huggies diapers? All three of my children have an allergy to Huggies. It is something to do with the material in the diaper that turns to gel when it gets wet. I use pampers now, but have also used Luvs with my older children.

The other suggestion that I have is to try burnt flour. You simply put dry all purpose flour into a frying pan - a cast iron skillet if possible. Heat it over medium high heat and keep shaking the pan until it turns brown. Let it cool, and then dust your baby's bottom. I have no scientific explanation as to how and why it works - Grandma told me about it and I trust her. It does work when nothing else does and it is very inexpensive.

Good luck!

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L.W.

answers from Tucson on

Hi T......when my son was born he had the same problem, turned out it was considered a yeast infection.....an allergic reaction to disposible diapers.
When I used cloth diapers he cleared right up and no problem.....be careful how much bleaching you use on the diapers when you wash them cause that can irritate their sensitive skins as well.....try it...I believe this will work well for you.....
plz let me know
L.

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L.B.

answers from Phoenix on

T., did they check to see if it's maybe a yeast infection? My Daughter has always been really sensitive in the diaper rash department. My doctor said that it is actually caused by a type of yeast infection. The way to tell is if it's worse in the folds of their skin. There are certain creams for the infection. Anyway, if it's not that you could try this stuff called Acid Mantle. It's great for all kinds of skin irritations. It balances the PH of the skin so that it can heal itself better. It's about $30 for a large tub , but maybe you can get it in a smaller size. Also, try letting your son go naked for a while. I know what that means, but I layered my Pack n Play with cloth diapers and just let my daughter go naked for a while. The skin needs air to heal itself and disposable diapers don't really let that happen. Hope this helps.

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L.K.

answers from Phoenix on

T.,

That kind of diaper rash sounds to me like candida. Has he been on multiple rounds of antibiotics? If so he needs to re-establish the intestinal flora that keeps candida in check. That is known as the Lactobicilus strains.

I would check with a good naturopathic physician for the right amounts for his age to take.

Also he could be overall acidic instead of alkaline as he should be. Lots of fruits and vegis instead of meats and grains would help. This is something a good naturopathic MD could talk to you about.

Good luck

L.

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C.J.

answers from Las Cruces on

Have you tried switching diaper brands? When my daughter was a baby she could only wear Huggies, everything else broke her out. I also had a friend who couldn't clear up her sons diaper rash and she used to put carmex on him. Worth a try

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T.M.

answers from Albuquerque on

Butt paste is the best thing - it worked for both my sons when they had HORRIBLE rashes...

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S.W.

answers from Phoenix on

I would try switching diapers. In really bad cases (not to be the bearer of bad news)cloth diapers usually work. Good Luck!

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K.B.

answers from Phoenix on

My son also had sensitive skin from about a month old until he finished teething. A friend told me to try "Bag Balm" which I get at CVS. It comes in a green square tin. The purpose is not for diaper rash (it's actually for utters on milking cows), but they used it for their children and it worked. It worked well for my son (he is 3 years old now), but it does not work for my daughter (she does not have sensitive skin and has only had diaper rash a couple of times -- traditional diaper rash creams are the only thing that works for her). Good luck.

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J.V.

answers from Tucson on

I would try a warm bath and then let him air out. Leave the diaper off him for a while. Put something under him incase he has to go potty. But I would try to leave it off for a while.

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D.S.

answers from Phoenix on

Hello T.,
I would suggest giving the baby more water as it sounds like his urine is to strong. I would also suggest if you haven't tried it use Cornstarch in his diaper to help the absoeb the wetness. Is his urine smells like ammonia then he is not getting enough water. Hope this helps.

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H.Q.

answers from Great Falls on

When you change his diaper, let him have a few minutes of "naked time". Just leave his diaper off for a minute or two so you can make sure his bum is dry. Air works pretty well for diaper rashes and doesn't cost much!

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T.M.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,
how is your baby doing? Did you get rash cleared up? It is important to be a label reader. Do the products you use have mineral oiland/or fragrancein them? If so, they will irratate your baby.

Have you ever heard of Arbonne? They have a baby line called ABC (Arbonne Baby Care) and it is the best that I have ever seen. I event use the wash and lotion on my 5 year old daughter. Her skin is still very sensitive. Our diaper rash cream is the best! All of the products are pH correct and there are no fragrances.

I would love to send you a sample.
please check out my website at www.tesabartell.myarbonne.com

T.

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A.S.

answers from Tucson on

Good old fashioned corn starch has always worked on my granddaughter's stubborn diaper rash. Just sprinkle it on all over the rash and diaper the baby as normal. It should be alleviated within a day or two....

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K.C.

answers from Tucson on

I know this sounds crazy, but my daughter had the WORST diaper rash, my ped told me to buy Mylanta and Aquafor and mix them together! It is a nasty combo, but the mylanta takes the acid away and the aquafor smoothes the bottom! It is kind of hard to get on, so have the diaper under the bottom and then just lather it on, I SWEAR it is wonderful!

Hope it works

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C.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi,
You might want to try plain old corn starch. Yes, the corn starch you keep on your kitchen pantry shelf. It always worked for my kiddos.

C. G.

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S.C.

answers from Phoenix on

It's probably one you've already tried, but what worked best for my son was Aquaphor. I even use it on his face when he's got chapped cheeks.

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B.C.

answers from Phoenix on

I see someone told you to use Lotromin....well..I use the Lotromin powder (found at walgreens) for my own rashes and clears right up..it a fungis powder. B. c

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F.G.

answers from Phoenix on

My baby is the same way. The creams seem to aggitate her skin. I just use Corn Starch powder and in two applications most rashes are gone. Everyone also recommends washing the baby and letting them go diaperless for an hour. This seems impractical as they will always choose this time to need to pee.

F. G

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D.N.

answers from Las Cruces on

I know that you have had lots of responses, but my daughter had horrible diaper rash and I took her to the doctor and she gave me a burn cream for her. Silver Nitrate, I think. It worked wonders. She had the diaper rash because the acid in her bm was to acidic for her skin. Hope that helps. Good luck.

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M.S.

answers from Phoenix on

You did not say if you are using wipes at all. If you are, try switching to the newborn sensitive for a while. Also, just let the baby airdry a few minutes after taking off a diaper and cleaning. As long as the skin is fully dry after each change, the rash should clear up. A&D always worked best for us or just plain old vaseline. There is also a nice salve that I used with both my kids that is called bag balm. It is sold in a green tin. You might try that out. It works for everything!

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M.M.

answers from Tucson on

Hi T.,
Arbonnes ABC Baby Line is excellent. My son has never had diaper rash, thanks to Arbonne. When we have gone on a road trip(longtime in the carseat & irritation starts) then the ABC DiaperRash Cream takes care of it right away. My sister just started using ABC on her 2 yr old & was happy & suprised that my niece's diaper rash cleared up in a day. I could tell you many more stories of success with Arbonnes Pure Safe & Beneficial Products. I would be more than happy to send you a Free Sample, so that you can see how it works for your baby.
Take Care,
M. Moore
Independant Consultant
Arbonne International

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D.M.

answers from Tucson on

Both of my Children had very sensitive skin, with my son who is now 17 years I put him in cloth diapers, because part of the problem is that the chemicals in regular dipers tend to react with different juices and keep the child in a rash. My daughter her reaction was always to Apple juice and diapers. I know that cloth diapers are not as appealing as most would like but they did help keep the raashes down in my children. plus you can always use regular diapers when going out.

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N.B.

answers from Tucson on

Hey, my little guy was the same when he was very young, he had a diaper rash that started in the hospital, by the time he went to his 1 wk check-up it was bad enough that we were given a prescription, (and we'd tried every cream at the store by then, naked time / part time EC, blow drying, etc) Turned out he was allergic to the chemicals in disposable diapers... (brand was irrelevent) which after the fact found seems to be fairly common. Try cloth for a few days and see if it doesn't clear up. (after my son got to be about 9 mos or so he could wear disposables again, just sensitive nb skin)
Food allergies are another possibility as well (including to stuff you eat if bf'ing) if the rash seems to come on or get worse after a bowel movement. (which I know, is hard to tell at such a young age, since they poop so often)

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L.S.

answers from Tucson on

I know that this is gonna sound weird but i had the same problem with my now two year old and someone told me to use the emolent cream that comes with the satin hands from Mary k it keeps the wet away. I liked it, it truly worked for me.

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D.P.

answers from Phoenix on

hi T.- i was introduced to arbonnes baby diaper rash cream. I was amazed at the results and it is not expensive. what makes it work is there is no mineral oil. so it can be absorbed and help the rash. other diaper creams sit on the surface and mask the problem. for more info you can go to www.dawnpotosky.myarbonne.com
best of luck:)

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A.S.

answers from Santa Fe on

You can try the natural creams that are Paraben Free which might help. Get them at a healhfood store.
Also, could be allergic reaction to the kind of diaper you are using or due to something you are eating if you are breastfeeding or something he is allergic to in formula?

You would probably instinctively know what you may be allergic too, but common allergens are: milk, eggs, wheat, corn, sugar, some nuts, and of course caffien and alcohol etc.

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M.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Try changing the brand of diapers. I had the same problem with my daughter. Nothing worked until we changed the brand.

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K.W.

answers from Phoenix on

have you tried changing diaper brands? I find that vaseline works great it seems to protect the skin from becomeing irritated during the next wet. Also I would reccomend changing him as soon as he wets until he heals do a lot of diaper checks.

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T.H.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi,

My daughter had the same problem, she had a diaper rash for the longest time and I couldn't get it to go away. I tried every possible cream that I can think off and nothing helped. Then one of the doctors in my unit (I work in a hospital) said that she might have a staph infection on the skin and might need antibiotics. So, I took her to her pediatrician and that's what she had. She did have to be on antibiotic, but the doc also said to switch her diapers to the overnight ones (Huggies make them) because they have a layer that keeps the moisture away from her skin. Plus, I just use A+D ointment or Neosporin ointment on her skin and that seemed to do the trick. Plus, changing her as soon as she poops keeps the diaper rash away. Hope that helps.

T..

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C.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

T.,
As simple as it sounds, try vaseline, my pediatrician told me that it's the best overall for rashes. He also said that part of what happens with diaper creams is that they are very difficult to clean off of the baby's bottom and when you rub to get them off, the rubbing makes the rash worse. Vaseline comes off easily and also helps create a barrier between baby and diaper. Hope you find this helpful. I did and my little one had few rashes, but when she did vaseline cut the time down to almost nothing...sometimes the rash was gone overnight.

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K.P.

answers from Phoenix on

try changing diapers both my kids could only wear huggies my sister's only pampers or they would get horrible diaper rash. my daughter would get blisters & bleed even if she was in pampers just a few hrs.

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C.S.

answers from Phoenix on

It could be possible that it is some sort of fungus or yeast that regular diaper rash creams do not help. Your doctor should be able to help you with this. Or could it be some sort of food allergy. If you are breast feeding, it could be something irritating the baby...for example, I cannot eat chocolate when I nurse, my daughters' skin would break out. If you live in a state with naturopathic doctors, they can be very helpful in these situations, when conventional doctors are unsure. If you live in Arizona (Phoenix area), I would have a great reference for you.
Best of luck!!

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K.H.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi T.,

It sounds like you already received a lot of good ideas for the diaper rash. I might add something else. If your baby has sensitive skin you should think about changing the soaps and body products you are using. Babies and children are especially vulnerable to chemicals in the products we all use. There is so much information out there on this topic.
You can go to my website and get more information. Watch the video. It will open up your eyes.

K.
www.GreenKidzRUs.com

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M.S.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi,

I would use an ointment actually for sore nipples--it is called Lansinoh for breastfeeding mothers--its in a purple tube. That would help--also i would soak my daughter in warm water and cool water and then let her air dry and use corn starch-- that would clear it up in a couple days--good luck.

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N.B.

answers from Detroit on

You could try switching to cloth diapers. It sounds to me like he's having a reaction to the diapers you are using. Try cloth for a while, or even switch brands of diapers to see if that may be the case.

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Z.P.

answers from Phoenix on

My son had a TERRIBLE diaper rash once. He was a bit older, but I tried everything and couldn't get it to heal. It even started to ooze and bleed. I felt pretty lame when I realized it was the diaper!! He was alergic to Huggies. It actually scared his little butt!! So, my adice is try changing your babies diaper brand. Also maybe consider cloth diapers?? Before you gasp they are a lot different then they used to be. Wildflower Diapers has a bunch of different kinds and they are really easy with velcro. As easy as disposable. Anyway, for babies with sensitive skin they help prevent diaper rash. Poor little baby. That is tough.

GOOD LUCK!

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