Diaper Rash - Liberty, MO

Updated on April 20, 2018
J.M. asks from Liberty, MO
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HI!
Any good remedies or creams that seem to work better to cure diaper rash? I know I've seen questions on this topic before and of course never wrote any ideas down because I didn't need them before. Anyway, my 6 month old has bad diaper rash that I can't seem to find anything that helps cure it.
Thanks for any ideas!!!

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I just laughed at all of the responses! I know everyone has gone through diaper rash with their children and it's amazing how many use different methods to heal it! The night I wrote the email my neighbor gave me Dr. Smith's cream and said to use a warm cloth, let her air dry, cover the area with Dr. Smith's, then cover that with Desitin creamy, and then top it off with baby powder (another remedy). She was healed in a day or two! I also started using the butt paste instead of the Dr. smith's and vice versa. I think what's better about the Dr. Smith's or Butt paste is that they both have boric acid in the ingredients. Anyway my daughter was and is on an antibiotic for constant ear infection but she didn't have a yeast infection on her bottom area but got thrush in her mouth! So the dr said give her yogurt to fight the yeast (along with prescription) and if she does get a bad diaper rash to use neosporin, desitin and Lotrimm AF (all equal parts mixed together). So there's another remedy for anyone out there!!!
Thank you for all of your responses and I plan on keeping them just in case!
J.

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M.V.

answers from Kansas City on

you can use mylanta on a cotton ball to soothe and let as much air get to it as possible, my daughter had horrible diaper rashes when she teethed and my doctor suggested that and also
prescribed a cream called a 5 in 1 cream when it got really bad. Baking soda in a warm bath will also soothe it. Good luck.

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C.R.

answers from Bloomington on

My son seems to have chronic diaper rash - the only diaper rash cream that works for us is Triple Paste - Love the stuff... its pricey but well worth it

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L.J.

answers from Decatur on

My daughter goes to daycare and seems to always come home with diaper rash. I have been using a baby wipe ever time no matter if she is wet or poopie. Let her lay there for a couple of seconds to air dry a little. then just any good old diaper rash cream we use A&D ointment or desitin. Also try to change her diaper more often untill its gone.

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M.G.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi J.--My daughter had a really bad rash once and I called the Dr. The nurse told me to try Lotrimin cream (yes, that's athlete's foot cream) for a few days and to bring her in if it didn't get better. This is because it is essentially a yeast infection, often caused by antibiotics. Usually I use A&D creamy or Desitin creamy, but it just wasn't doing the trick on this one. The Lotrimin worked after a few days. Good luck! Oh, and the oatmeal bath can soothe her sore bottom. My son used to get really bad rashes, and this worked for him.

M.

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S.D.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hi J., I have a three month old that gets realy bad rashes when she is sick. I got great results by just using the walmart brand of first aid antibiotic. The technical name is something like Bactecin Zinc Oxide(something like that.) It also says first aid ointment on it. You find it by thr Pharmacy aisle near the bandaids.

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M.S.

answers from Punta Gorda on

Usually you can buy a 2 oz jar of Paladin, at Walmarts pharmacy. I swear by it, not only for the infant, but every age up to the adult. I have used it for diaper rashes all the way to an adult that has got chaffed, or heat rash. Don't have to apply a very little bit. If you can't find it at Walmarts, order from the he company, www.rashcream.com.

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J.T.

answers from Tulsa on

First, make sure it's not something else like a yeast infection. If she's been on antibiotics recently it's very likely yeast and in that case try an over the counter yeast cream (lotrimin, etc). If it's bad a Rx may be necessary.

A light vinegar bath can be soothing (esp in yeast cases). At the end of bathtime I let all but just a small amount of water drain and then add some vinegar.

Fresh air time, though dangerous, is helpful. Also, during periods of bad rashes, try not to use commercial baby wipes. You can make your own with a rubermaid canister, roll of paper towels cut in half , water and baby bath and baby oil or just use a damp paper towel (good quality) and that will be easier on her too.

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S.C.

answers from Oklahoma City on

My neice always had bad diaper rash. we were told to use plain yogurt on it. It always helped when the butt paste's wouldn't.

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S.M.

answers from Dayton on

Try First Star Ointment. If that doesn't work, use Aloe Vera gel. That usually works for any kind of rash

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C.D.

answers from Peoria on

This may sound strange but with my kids I used pure cornstarch it seemed to help them .. good luck

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C.G.

answers from Tulsa on

Hi J.! I'm a SAHM of two boys. Ages 4 and 17 months. I found that the best thing for diaper rash is this product called ButtPaste. I am from Florida and I am not sure if it available here in Oklahoma at stores. The web address for this product is www.buttpaste.com/....maybe this will help.

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K.S.

answers from Enid on

Butt paste works wonderings. My daughter always has them and it clears it up fast.

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C.D.

answers from St. Louis on

HI J.,

I AM PREGNANT & CURRENTLY GOING TO A LAMAZE CLASS. THE TEACHER WAS RAVING ABOUT DR. SMITH'S DIAPER OINTMENT. IT IS A WALMART, IN THE BABY NEEDS (SHAMPOO, DIAPER RASH CREAMS), NOT THE BABY DEPT. SHE WAS GOING ON & ON ABOUT IT.

I PERSONALLY HAVENT USED IT. BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH PASSING IN ON.

BEST OF LUCK!!!

C.

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T.P.

answers from Kansas City on

Dr. Smiths Diaper Ointment... WONDERFUL and worked wonders on both my children. Its an over the counter ointment, however the pharmasist has it behind the counter. It doesn't just coat the rash like desitin does, it heals as it coats. Coat it on thick before you put the little one to bed, and you will see a tremendous difference by morning. I promise you! My daughter used to get the worst diaper rashes when she took Augmentin for her ear infections, and my pediatrician recommeded it. Since then all my friends and family have gone to using it. Just a suggestion. Good luck!

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M.S.

answers from Joplin on

I have a couple of things for you. My son had horrible diaper rash--bottom bleeding and the whole 9 yards in what seemed like just minutes of wetting or dirtying his diaper. We swear by A&D ointment. It is wonderful stuff! Also, you might ask your pediatrician for a stand-by prescription of nystatin cream. It is inexpensive and works when nothing else will. My doc told me that sometimes this is needed because of the level of yeast produced from having a wet diaper. I also tried changing him everytime he even dribbled--more work for me and did nothing for the diaper rash. Yikes! Good luck to you!

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C.M.

answers from St. Louis on

A & D ointment and Johnson 3-in-1 cream both work wonders.

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E.K.

answers from Wichita on

I mix any diaper cream, some liquid antacid, some anti fungal cream and then a little corn starch to think-in it up. It has cured all my child's diaper rashes!

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T.C.

answers from Tulsa on

The "sure cure" for true diaper rash is a product called
Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Also known as: Butt Paste. This ointment combined with a corn starch baby powder works great! Also, when schedules allow, have her spend as much time as possible with NO diaper, just air as wetness of the skin is the common cause of diaper rash.
Skin lesions of systemic illnesses tend to concentrate in already irritated areas. Urine wetness increases skin friction, raises the skin pH, makes the skin less cohesive, and more permeable. These combined effects intensify with other irritants (stool enzymes) that cause skin to inflame.
In diaper rashes, the outer layer of skin has been damaged. Without this protective layer of skin, it's vulnerable to microorganisms such as yeast and/or bacteria to invade that inflamed skin, making the rash worse and less responsive to the usual diaper rash treatments.
When your usual diaper rash treatments aren't working it's likely the other bacteria/yeast type infection is present. The name brand "Lotrimin AF" cream or generic (Clotrimazole) used in lieu of diaper rash ointment will rid her of the above stated irritation. She will be comfortable and smiling within a couple of days!
I hope one of the two suggestions will be of help to both of you!

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P.B.

answers from Tulsa on

J.,

The best around is Renew Intensive Skin Therapy. Contains no chemicals and is also great for other skin problems like dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and so forth. It out tested Eucirin in double blind tests. It's a great cream and does not once again contain any petroleum based chemicals!!

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S.M.

answers from Springfield on

Hi J.,

My little girl just got over the same thing. I was always told that cornstarch was good. However, when I called and spoke to the Nurse she said do not use cornstarch. She said that she use to use it as well,but now they say if it happens to be a yeast infection and not just a diaper rash the cornstarch is not good at all for a yeast infection it could actually make it worse. Baking soda in the bath water works well and if it does not get better or happens to get worse your Dr. can prescribe an antibiotic cream.

Good luck to you!

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W.H.

answers from Tulsa on

I found that aloe vera gell worked great and would clear up a bad rash un just a few diaper changes. i would buy the kind that came in a spray bottle and just spray her little butt. No rubbing to make it hurt more.

W.

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L.A.

answers from Oklahoma City on

A baking soda paste, easy and it really worked when my daughter was young. Just use baking powder and enough water to make paste like and put it on!

L.

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A.

answers from St. Louis on

J.,

I've been using A&D ointment for my son when he's gotten diaper rash. It clears it right up. I've also heard that Boudreaux's Butt Paste works very well.

A.

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S.B.

answers from St. Louis on

Lots of suggestions already, huh? LOL That's what's great about putting so many women together.
Here are my suggestions...

Clotrimazole... it's the generic form of Lotrimin, the althete's foot creme. Either would work, but why pay more for the name brand stuff?
Also, my cousin swears by this mixture, she gave me the recipe when I was pregnant with my twins...
1 part Desitin Creamy
1 part Vaseline
1/2 part Maalox

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K.K.

answers from Rockford on

Paladine works great and you can find it in the baby aisle at Woodman's.

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A.B.

answers from San Antonio on

Have you tried ButtPaste? I used it on my daughter and it got rid of it really quick.. it is easy tp put on and easy to wipe off so it doesnt hurt the exsisting diaper rasp when you wipe it off.. hope it helps

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T.H.

answers from Bloomington on

I liked the aveno.. My son had a bad rash after his shots.. funny I found out It was the darn Pampers wipes.. He is allergic to allll the pampers wipes... He blistered BAD!!! Peach, lilac, netural Name it!!!!
We tried about 5 different kinds of rash stuff NOTHING helped

Also try Cornstarch powder!!! and let the bottom go bearrrrr if you can for a while.. Air out ya know...

Good luck. Ouch not fun!!!!!

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C.W.

answers from Oklahoma City on

BBP! Bohahns butt paste! (hope thats spelled right) It smells like flea powder but it is the best stuff you can buy! Works like a charm!
chris

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B.B.

answers from St. Louis on

It is quite possible if you are feeding her solids that she is having an allergic reaction or rather a food intolerance type response. If you have started her on something new, stop it just to see if it goes away quicker. I say this because if it is not going away, then this means the offending substance is still going in. My daughter had a bad diaper rash appear 3 days after starting peas. I took her off them and it diappeared rather quickly. Until then I used a diaper rash ointment of all names called "butt paste" which can be purchased at walmart. It has boric acid in it as the only ingredient difference to other diaper rash ointments. Otherwise, the other thing that helped significantly but was uncomfortable for her somewhat was to use a soft wash cloth to wash her bottom for every diaper change and make sure it was dry as well. Another thought is it could be a fungal/yeast rash. Those are common in babies. Give her some probiotics by mouth. It won't hurt her and if her body doesn't need it she will just poop it out, so there is no harm in trying it. Sorry for being so blunt. :)

I hope your little one gets rid of her rash soon! Good luck and God Bless!

B. :)

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M.L.

answers from Rockford on

If it gets too bad take her to the doctor because she may need a prescription for something a lil stronger. I usually used A&D and it seemed to help but like I said if it gets to the point where it's really sore and nothing seems to work take her to the doc because there might be something else wrong.

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A.L.

answers from Wichita on

I don't want to sound like I'm selling you something. But I am an Arbonne consultant and I had a hard time with my son's diaper rash the only thing that I found to help immediatley, was the diaper rash cream from Arbonne. I have used many but this one took care it in just a matter of hours. I love the product and if you need any help getting some, just email me back. Hope you are having a great day!!!

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D.B.

answers from St. Louis on

i know it may sounds crazy, but i was told by a doctor i know to use powder corn starch. it worked every time and fast too. it didn't leave any crazy residue or cause another infection either.

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R.K.

answers from Rockford on

We always use Paladin on our kid's butts. It works really good, and you can only get it wat Wal-Mart. If her butt is so bad it's bleeding, I'd call the doctor. Our doctor prescribed us something for my son who had it SO bad. Even though the rash was bleeding, the cream would still stick to it!! Next to that stuff, Paladin is the best we've used.

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M.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Beadreaux's Buttepaste works great. Funny name, but it works wonders!

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J.T.

answers from Kansas City on

the butt paste is beaudreaux's. it is absolutely fabulous for diaper rash!

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A.S.

answers from Peoria on

Desitin creamy--also the nighttime seem to always work for my son. Also try washing with a very mild soap with no fragrance several times a day in between diaper changes. Make sure baby is completely dry then put a moisture barier cream such as desitin. Alos make sure if you are giving your baby juice that it is well diluted with water, the acid could be causing the diaper rash. My son is now five however suffered with several skin problems due to asthma. Good luck!!

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M.P.

answers from Tulsa on

Try vaseline, I know it sounds to easy but I use it on my son and he's 5 months and it works better that any diaper rash ointment out there and it's cheaper, just try it you'll see after just a few hours you will start to see a difference, and also you can use it after each diaper change to keep away diaper rash, just try it you'll be amazed.

Oh yea make sure you buy the real vaseline and not the generic kind, the jar with the blue label and medical symbol on the front.
Have a Blessed day

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D.T.

answers from Tulsa on

I use only Ammen's powder on my boys when they have diaper rash.

I've seen recommendations for Butt Paste, A&D and others because powder scares a lot of mothers.

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K.B.

answers from Wichita on

Hi J.! My son who is 2 1/2 months has had a bad diaper rash and we used Boudreaux's Butt Paste. You can get it at any Walmart. It has worked well for me. My son now has a bad yeast infection on his bottom and was given an antibiotic, but if anyone has any other ideas on how to help my little fella let me know!!! Hope this helps!

K.

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C.D.

answers from Springfield on

Hi J.:

Arbonne Skincare has great baby care products. Which one is a diaper ointment that is natural. I have heard great things about it.

If you are interested in trying let me know and I can order it for you.

C. Kropid
[email protected]____.com

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M.B.

answers from St. Joseph on

We found Boudreaux's butt paste worked best for our daughter's diaper rash. Her pediatrician recommended it to us so we tried it. The diaper rash was cleared up in 2 days (if not over night). we found it at Walmart in the baby area.

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H.D.

answers from Lawrence on

I agree that butt paste is great stuff!! My 2 year old daughter just went through another round of diaper rash, then yeast infection, and diaper rash again...a vicious cycle that left her so miserable. I finally figured out that her daycare had mixed up her diapers with a different brand (she can only wear Pampers) and they were a size too small which were not allowing enough air around her bottom. I also alternated butt paste and nystatin and let her run around naked in the evenings to let her air out. And, I used a wet wash cloth to clean her rather than baby wipes. When she was an infant and had a horribly chapped bottom, a nurse recommended putting a tea bag in her diaper to equalize the ph in her urine and that worked! My Mom always recommends corn starch, but I think that only works on heat rash. The nurses at my daughter's pediatricians office always have great suggestions, so don't hesitate to call and ask for ideas! good luck!

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P.S.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Flander's or Bohan's butt paste is a a great cream. You have to get it behind the pharmacy counter, just ask for it and they will give yaou a small container or a tube

Good Luck,
P.

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C.O.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Its possible that it could be yeast, you may want to take her to the Dr. for it. They can determine for sure if it it. My daughter was 3 months old when she came up with this rash that just would not go away I took her to the Dr. and that's where we learned what it was. After several weeks treating it with the medicine it was'nt until I started bathing her with (and yes I know it sounds crazy) Joy dish detergent (very carefully) A few times A day and applying the medicine did it clear up. The Dr. was shocked that it had dissappered before her little fatrolls and stated that well it obviously worked.
Also I discontinued the use of creams and lotions (except for A small dab of baby lotion on her head to give her the "baby smell". Hope this helps.

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T.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hi J.

I can't believe so manny people use the Maalox thing. I was going to suggest it to you and I thought you might think I was crazy. I feel better now that other people have heard of it too.

The only other thing is if you child has been on antibiotics recently before you treat it w/ all this stuff you might want to make sure it is not a yeast infection. If it is only on the bottom and not spreading to the front and thighs it is brobably not a yeast infection. If it is an over the counter ointment miconizal(sp). What ever that stuff is called that is in like monistat comes in just an ointment that can be used like a rash cream. The ped can order something too. I would also try to stay away from scented wipes and powders. Powders on little girls I don't think is recomended, but I guess if it is just on the bottom and just corn starch it would be ok. I think it can cause a bladder infection w/ little girls. You can even put a little corn starch in a warm tub, it will kind of cake to the bottom and protect it, but I don't know if that is ok w/ little girls.

Anyway, I have read any baby wipe w/ nitropropane in is not a good wipe to use it can often times cause the rash. Target brand and most store brands have it in he wipe. When my kids had a rash I just used a warm wash cloth. That can be hard w/ a messy diaper.

As far as the buttpaste, I have heard it is good to prevent diaper rash. Once a child has the rash and if the skin is broken not to use buttpaste because it has boric acid in it and it will burn.

I would also stay away from anything oil based like vasiline. Oil is a heat conductor, stick w/ creamy it will sooth better. Think about oil or butter in a hot skillet. It will sizzle. Oil will just draw the heat out and burn more.

So what I always mixed w/ the maalox was creamy neosporin, they have one w/ a pain reliever in it and it works like a charm.

If you can let the baby get some air too, That can get messy but it helps dry out the rash.

If the rash is not getting better in a day or so, or it spreads I would try getting the baby a bigger diaper, make sure it is not a yeast infection, dry the over the counter cream if you can't get the baby to the dr. and if it starts to help w/ in a diaper change or 2, bingo, you hit the nail on the head. If it gets worse and you try the yeast cream and that does not help, it is possible to be a strep b infection often caused by the nitropropane in the wipe so make sure your wipes don't have it and I think the creamy neopsorin and maalox will clear it up. I would get the baby to the dr. if none of all the ideas all of us have given you start to help soon.

Also if the baby is sick, or teething and has runny poops they can have a lot of acid in them so you might try sticking w/ the brat diet (bananas, apples, rice, toast) to help make them more solid and w/ less acid.

I wish you all the best, I know it breaks your heart to see your baby w/ a hurt bottom. I know every diaper change is dreded by her and you. Good luck! Keep us posted on what worked.

T.

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J.M.

answers from St. Louis on

I use the A&D ointment (in the yellow box) and then cover it with baby powder. The A&D protects the skin and the baby powder absorbs the urine (or diarrhea) and keeps it off the skin.
If it is a rash possibly caused by acids (apple juice, tomatoes, etc.) you can mix Maalox and cold cream (1/2 & 1/2) and put this on. The cold cream makes it stick, and the Maalox cuts the acid.
Good luck,
J.

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J.A.

answers from Topeka on

My previous pediatrician in Lawrence turned me on to "Aquafor"...it's a thick petroleum-based cream. Kind of expensive, but works on everything from eczema to diaper rash. Made by Eucerin.

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A.W.

answers from Kansas City on

J.-

My son once had diaper rash so bad his behind was bleeding and looked like hamburger. I used some calmoseptine ointment/lotion ONCE and it cleared it right up. It is pretty thick and can only be found at a pharmacy but it works wonders.

A.

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K.

answers from Kansas City on

If the rash is just red then any diaper rash cream will do - The best I have found is Dr. Smith's - a little expensive but works great!! If it has little red bumps on it then it is not diaper rash it is yeast which regular cream will only irritate more. I took both of my kids to the Dr. around that age for yeast and they gave me e cream called nystatin (nistatin) which cleared it up right away - I only wish I knew and went sooner because nothing I did helped at all.

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S.G.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Corn starch works great! Make sure her bottom is clean and dry and pat some corn starch on the rash. Be sure to change her often. You can also leave her diaper off for a little while so the rash can dry and heal.

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D.F.

answers from Rockford on

Hi J., I have an eight month old little girl and I couldn't live without Balmex. I received a tube of it at my baby shower and I have used it ever since. My daughter's diaper rashes have dissappeared after using this cream within a few hours. Good luck!

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M.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Whew! Just got through this problem too! My boy would just scream when I used wipes, so I switched to a warm washcloth -- a bit of a annoyance but it helped. I think the perfume in my wipes were irritating him more. Then I laid on the Desitin EXTRA creamy. I had tried the butt paste and the other types, but I had the best results with the Desitin creamy -- I had so much rash area to cover that the creamy went on quick and smooth.

Oh - and if you have the time -- after cleaning allow her to go diaper free for a minute so she is really dry... less moisture in the diaper the better.

Hope this helps -- diaper rash is no fun :(

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M.H.

answers from Tulsa on

Boy...everyone has the answer to this one huh??? Just kidding ladies, if you've had kids you've probably dealt w/ rash good luck J. on deciding which one to use.

Here's my two cents. No matter what you use, the most important thing is to keep them dry and changed often. Let her air out everytime you change her for a while. As far as creams Arbonne Baby Rash Cream and Creamy Desitin work great for me.

However, I had a doctor tell me the other day the absolute best thing for baby rash is Corona (sp)?? NOT the beer, it's a cream you buy at an animal store. He said it's the most healing and very safe for babies?? I have NOT tried it yet...but he swore by it.

Good Luck!!

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K.T.

answers from Springfield on

J.,
I can not give suggestions without seeing the rashbut, do you give you child open but time each day to let the rash dry out. Lay her on a wahable blanket and let her have open dry air time for at least 1/2 hour then use a barrier cream like desitin creamy or another to coat her and protect her from developing more rash. Otherwise take her to see her pediatrician or family doctor since there are some medications that can help sometimes. Has she eaten any new foods? If so try stopping them for a few days an see if it clears up. Good luck,
Kir

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B.E.

answers from Peoria on

I agree with the Corn Starch. You can get it just about everywhere and it works great. My daughter is 3 now but that is what we used when she had diaper rash. She could get it really bad no matter how much you changed her. It worked fast, stopped the pain, and healed well.

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J.S.

answers from Springfield on

Get Butt Paste, it is in the pharmacy or baby area of stores right with Desitin. It works really well. So does using a little bit of baking soda in with the bath water; it helps with the discomfort and irritation. Let your baby spend some time without a diaper after changing a wet ordirty diaper so they can get some air on their bottom.

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J.

answers from St. Louis on

Definately. Here goes:
1. for relief, try bathing her in an oatmeal bath. It's a little messy so put the oatmeal bath in one half of the sink and rinse her in the other half. just let her sit in it. it will help her poor bottom get some relief.

2. you can also leave the oatmeal in the diaper but that gets messy

3. tea bags in the diaper neutralize the urine

4. infant probiotics (found at your local health food store) orally and on the rash. just mix with a little vaseline or non-petroleum jelly

5. colloidal silver (also found at your local health food store) sprayed directly on the rash!

good luck!

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R.H.

answers from Kansas City on

I use Super Duper Diaper Doo. It's the best thing since sliced bread. We had tried everything when he got his first one which was pretty bad. Then we bought the diaper doo and literally overnight it was gone. Later, the other rashes were just starting to come on and I used it. Within a few hours, he was much better and wiping didn't irritate him or make him cry. The only place I've seen it sold is at Target (near the pharmacy on the shelf).

Fresh air will help alot as well.

Hope this helps.

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B.P.

answers from St. Louis on

Hey there J.!

As a prevenative measure with my daughter (I am pretty sure girls are more prone to diaper rash) I used to put A &D in the yellow box on her bottom a couple of times a day.
When my kids had an actual rash I used Butt Paste (actual name) with very good results. It doesn't smell terrible, and it usually cleared up the rash in a day or two.
If a rash was more severe (sometimes it happens after a bout of diarehha....ewwww) my doctor advised me to use straight hydrocortisone cream. This was always a good no- fail option for me!
Hope this helps!

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B.S.

answers from Rockford on

Paladin Ointment...it's available at WalMart or KMart but you have to ask the pharmacist, it's behind the counter.

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J.B.

answers from Springfield on

I've always liked Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

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P.B.

answers from Peoria on

J.? Hold on to something, you are not going to believe this one. I've used it on all my kids and it worked. Brown some flour, that's it. Brown enough to last you for a while, let it cool and keep it in a zip lock bowl or bag. Let me know how it works

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L.R.

answers from Columbia on

You probably already have it cured, but my sister was out of town and her son had bad diaper rash. All she had on her was nipple cream, (from breastfeeding) it worked instantly and better than just diaper rash ointments. Good luck

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L.G.

answers from Tulsa on

How long has she had the diaper rash? Are you sure it isn't a yeast infection? When my daughter was taking an antibiotic for an ear infection she developed what I thought was a severe diaper rash, but when I took her to the doctor for her re-check for the ear infection, they told me it was a yeast infection. So for a bad diaper rash I do several things: 1. stop using baby wipes and start using wet paper towels (the alcohol in the baby wipes will only irritate it more), 2. let her soak in a bathtub of water and baking soda (this will help dry it up), 3. keep her diaper off of her as much as possible (fresh air always helps), and 4. use Desitin, not the creamy but the original formula, it is 40% zinc oxide and will clear it up fast. If it is not a diaper rash and is a yeast infection, you can do 1 & 3, but do not use diaper rash cream. You need an over the counter yeast infection cream like Monistat. Apply it to the area 3 times a day and the yeast infection should clear up in a few days. Hopefully that should help, it is doesn't, I would contact your doctor's nurse line for more suggestions.

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G.W.

answers from Springfield on

Our doctor told us to use Paladin. It's hard to find but it works. My son doesn't get diaper rash very often and unfortunately Paladin does change color and consistency when it gets old, and since we hadn't used it in a while it didn't "spread" right. So instead we used some A&D ointment that was given to us, and the next diaper change his bottom was broken out like you wouldn't believe. So we washed him off and got more Paladin. Cleared up in no time.
We also use cornstarch. One, because baby powder smell makes me nauseous, and two, other non-baby-powder scented powders (like Baby Gold Bond) oddly cause his skin to bleed in the folds!! So naturally we just kept on with the plain old kitchen-variety cornstarch.

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C.S.

answers from St. Louis on

Hi J.,

I used to work for a pediatrician who recommended Triple Paste for diaper rash. I've used it on my kids and it is wonderful. It's a little pricy but so worth it.

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D.H.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi there.... I have a nine month old who has only gotten diaper rash once or twice - but both times we used all natural baby care by Arbonne and it cleared right up... we also use it on ourselves for any kind of rash -its amazing how fast it works and it is all natural. I always give some away as gifts for expecting mothers... You can find it on www.arbonne.com **good luck!

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S.H.

answers from Tulsa on

Gold Baun (sp) baby powder, can also be found with corn starch. It healed my daughter's diaper rash overnight the one time she had it. Now I use a little bit when I change her to prevent it.

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K.S.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Here is ideas that I found works the best. Cornstarch is great on her bottom. Do not let her sit in bath water, target and walmart carry a great thing for the bath to keep them slightly elevated. If you have been using the same brand of diapers and wipes all along try changing. I recomend either walmart parent choice of pampers. Luvs, target brands and the cheap brands are horrible for girls. Increase water and cut back on juice. Feed her more veggies and less fruit. Outmeal cereal is better then rice. If her ped says it's OK feed her yogurt. Since a diaper rash is just a form of an yeast infection. I hope some of these ideas can lend some releif.

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T.R.

answers from St. Louis on

If you have another rash, ask your doctor to prescribe Nystatin Powder, not the cream. My daughter had a really bad one and the hospital prescribed it for her. I use Balmex every diaper change. I helps to block the wetness from their skin.

L.L.

answers from Kansas City on

I love Triple Paste. You have to ask for it at the pharmacy and it's kind of hard to find. I always get it at Target off 169 hwy. It's about $12 but works great!
L.

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M.H.

answers from Oklahoma City on

butt paste, you can get it at most grocery stores or Target pharmacy

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M.D.

answers from Oklahoma City on

After 2 kids I have found that straight 40% Zinc Oxide (you can get it at Wal-Mart in the health and beauty area. . you can get Equate or the red and white tube, but it HAS to be 40%, not 10, 13, or 20, but 40% and that will take care of it in one diaper change, seriously. . . good luck and God BLess!

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J.Y.

answers from Bloomington on

I know this may sound gross, but it works! Get some flour and brown it in a skillet. It should actually turn a little brown, it will smell a little weird, but thats ok. Put all of it in an airtight container and rub a little on everytime you change the diaper. In just a few short days, it will be gone. My daughter had diaper rash once and my mother told me about this, she never had it again.

:)

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K.L.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Try Neosporin and as much "air" time as possible. A lot of naked play is good for keeping skin dry. Just make sure to cover whatever she is laying on!

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