Diaper Rash - Mesquite, TX

Updated on January 10, 2009
M.G. asks from Mesquite, TX
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Moms, do you have any secrets to relieving diaper rash?? My 9month has Rotavirus and has sever diaper rash. We have used Butt Paste and soaked her in Domeboro...any other suggestions? The MD said to just keep her dry and clean and continue with the paste and soaking but I'm sure you mamas have other ideas. Thank you!!!

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B.F.

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My friend's grandson had severe diaper rash and I gave her some of Arbonne's Baby Wash and Baby Lotion and it cleared right up. Also my neice said her son had it and tried the Diaper Rash Cream I sent her and it worked for him.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information or if you have any questions at all.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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M.O.

answers from Dallas on

I have used this powder since my daughter was a baby and she is now 13 yrs old! I have bought it with all my kids. I could only find it at Walgreens, it's called Caldesene. It's in a pink bottle with blue lettering. This powder works wonders! My son will have a rash, I put it on and it's gone the next day! I love it and recommend it to everyone!

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W.V.

answers from Dallas on

I work in the neonatal ICU and we use Dr. Smith's. I have used it for my son who is now 2. You can find it at Wal-mart or any drug store.

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V.A.

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This is gonna sound weird, and I thougt it was at first too, but its a godsend. Go to your local farm store (atwoods, farmers supply, anyplace that has livestock supplies) and pick up a tube of Corona Ointment. It's made for farm animals, but it is the BEST diaper rash ointment there is. We keep a tube in the house and in the barn at all times. It works for everything from dry skin ( i actually put it on my son's excema and it went away) to cuts and scrapes to diaper rash, and if the dog gets a cut it works on that too. It is antiseptic and protectant. I promise you won't be sorry!!!

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V.B.

answers from Dallas on

Dr Smiths cream is better, wipes off easier and helps heal. But have you tried an antifungal cream for regular jock itch? Also if you are nursing, stop all dairy and see if it goes away.
V. B.

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L.C.

answers from Dallas on

My son just had the rotavirus about a month ago and we used baking powder mixed with aquafor. it may also be a yeast infection. ask your doctor for some nystatin. hope it gets better!!!

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C.H.

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My pediatrician recommended triple paste. We now use it all of the time for diaper rashes and it works wonders.

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N.H.

answers from Dallas on

Try "Triple Paste" .It is available at most stores.Some stores have it behind the pharmacist desk but you don't need a prescription. Some stores have it in the normal aisle alomg with the other diaper rash cremes. I often buy it at Target and they have it in the diaper aisle w/the other diaper rash cremes.It is a little pricey but well worth it-about $8 for a small tub and $17 for a really large one. It is super effective though. Good luck!
N.

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S.J.

answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,

Sorry to hear about your baby. I LOVE A & D ointment. It works like a charm. That's all I've ever used on my boys & it keeps their skin clear. Hope this helps!

S. J

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M.D.

answers from Dallas on

M.,
I know people swear by Butt Paste, but we didn't think it was that great. We tried multiple diaper rash creams and the only one that worked for us was one with a super-high concentration of zinc oxide (40%)...the really thick white stuff that is hard to wipe off. The other creams didn't seem to create a good barrier for his skin. A couple of other things we did were:

1. We created a sitz bath by putting enough warm water in a dishpan to cover our son's bottom, added 2 Tablespoons of baking soda and let him sit in it for 10 minutes, 3x a day. This neutralizes the acidity of the urine/fecal matter and also feels good for the baby.

2. We used a hair dryer (on LOW HEAT!!) to dry off his bottom at EVERY diaper change. This made sure we weren't trapping wetness on the skin when we put the diaper cream on and I believe the warm air relieved some of the pain for him.

Best of luck to you and your little one!

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K.K.

answers from Dallas on

DR. SMITHS is by far the very best I have ever used. My girls would blister when teething....on contact. I was desperately searching for a cream to help and a mom told me about this. I will not use anything else. Walmart sells it for about $7. It is on the top shelf with the baby section near the pharmacy....lil' plain square white box. IT IS AWESOME!!!

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S.P.

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My children are now 6 years and 3. However, when my firstborn was around 6 months old she began teething and her bottom became raw with diaper rash that NOTHING helped. She screamed if you so much as breathed on it. I tried keeping her in a playpen with nothing but a shirt on and layers of cloth diapers to let her stay air dry but that didn't work either. I switched to cloth diapers and began making my own wet wipes too to avoid alcohol and fragrances and double rinsed the diapers when washing to remove all detergent and yet-there was still an issue.

After 2 days of her misery I finally called the doctor and he told me to go to Tractor Supply and buy an ointment made for livestock called "Corona." He said to trust him and that there was nothing better to use. We were desperate & my husband left work early to buy it and run it home. I immediatly put it on thick and our daughter screamed and cried from the pain of her raw oozing skin being touched-but once her sore behind was covered she quickly calmed down. The oinment is very messy and so we went ahead and placed a cloth diaper on her after putting it on her bottom.

Half an hour later-she wet her pants so she had to be changed and I was SHOCKED to find her bottom already looked better. By the next day she was nearly back to normal. It worked better than EVERYTHING else that is on the market and the other tricks like air drying suggested in books.

It's an antiseptic ointment. Since then (year 2002) we've kept a large container of it on hand for cuts, scrapes, burns and other injuries. We use it like neosporin and it helps wounds heal better and helps minimize scarring.

It comes in a tube or container that is bright YELLOW with a bright RED lid. We consider it miracle ointment-lol and have given it as a gift at baby showers. It's ugly and smells but IT WORKS!

Following removal of skin cancer on the face-my 78 year old grandfather used it to help his face heal as well. You can't tell anything was cut from his face now. Everyone in our family uses it like we do now because we've seen results with it.

I KNOW tractor supply carries it but other feed stores usually do as well. God bless you & hang in there!

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M.S.

answers from Dallas on

Hi!

My dad is a pediatrician, and he always told me that once a baby's bottom gets raw, it's easy for them to get a yeast/fungal infection. Definitely try the Mylanta right away, but if that doesn't work, go get some Nystatin from your doctor, or Lotrimin from the grocery store. Mix either with a diaper cream. Some things in soaps and diaper creams for babies are, obnoxiously, irritants. Lavender is one, even though the smell is soothing. Any fragrance can be. Citrus oils are. And balsam is one. I thought that there was balsam in Butt Paste, but I might be wrong?? I would check. I actually thought the regular Desitin (not creamy) helped my son the most after a lot of trial and error (I just hate it when my mother-in-law is right;)

Also, this is my very best secret to share ever. It was a life-saver when my son had rotavirus. Give them Children's Benadryl. My dad always gave it to us for any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. It slows everything down and makes you feel SOOOO MUCH BETTER!!!! I still use it all the time for myself. The only problem is it makes you sleepy. But with a sick little one, that isn't so bad. Good luck!

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S.R.

answers from Dallas on

I swear by this! My friend had a preemie and the ER doctor told her about this "potion".

Equal parts of Dr. Smith's diaper cream (have only found locally at Walgreens. CVS, and Target do not carry), Equal parts of Benedryl cream, and a splash of Malox. I normally mix up in a little disposable bowl. If you use too much Malox and it is too runny just add a little more Dr. Smith's. I put it on my daughter very generously during diaper changes when she has a rash and it clears it right up!

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A.

answers from Dallas on

Sorry that your little one is so ill. Both of mine have been through it. Vaseline is the best ever.

Good Luck,

A.

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C.A.

answers from Dallas on

My son had really bad diaper rash about a week after he was born. We used some sort of Johnsons diaper rash cream and it definetley did not work. The doctor said to use A&D ointment with each changing (of course on his dry bottom. We did that for about 2-3 days and it cleared up wonderfully. I hope that this might work for you:)

D.H.

answers from Dallas on

I've tried it all and the only thing that works for our worst diaper rash is A&D ointment.
Good luck!!

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K.C.

answers from Dallas on

Try Triple Paste, it's a bit more expensive, but might help to clear it up. I believe I found it at Walmart.

For everyday cleaning for my youngest, I used California Baby Non-Burning and Calming Diaper Area Wash instead of baby wipes. I bought a yard or so of flannel & cut it into squares roughly 6x6. I used pinking shears to minimize fraying. When cleaning, wet the wipe with warm water and spritz cloth a couple of times with the diaper area cleaner and wipe. You can either let her air dry or gently blot with a second
flannel cloth.

http://www.californiababy.com/non-burning-calming-diaper-...

I found the California Baby products to be very gentle with no irritating ingredients. It's a bit expensive, but I found the diaper wash lasted a good while as a little goes a long way. These can be found at Sprouts or Whole Foods or Central Market, I think I also saw it at Target, but can't remember if that was only the bath wash.

K.

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S.G.

answers from Dallas on

Without a doubt TRIPLE PASTE! You can see progress after one slather of it.
I was told that cornstarch can lead to a yeast infection on a diaper rash.

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K.T.

answers from Dallas on

You can let your daughter play in the bathtub naked with no water. The best thing is for the child to be diaper free for a while but that is hard since she isn't potty trained yet. So you can put a couple toys in the tub with her bottom half naked and let her play for a few hours. Hope this helps.

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A.G.

answers from Dallas on

Have you tried triple paste diaper rash cream or cornstarch?

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G.S.

answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,
Sorry to hear about your little one. The best advice I can give is to clean with soap and water after every diaper change, no wipies, and aquaphor. Its the best!
I'm a nurse and we used aquaphor on a poor patient that had chemical burns over 70% of his body due to chemotherapy. It was amazing to see him recover. I've been a believer ever since.
I hope it helps for you guys!

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L.S.

answers from Dallas on

The best stuff I've used is called Dr. Smith's diaper ointment. You can find it at Walgreens or CVS or sometimes at the grocery store. It works like a charm. Much better than the butt paste.

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L.W.

answers from Dallas on

Another vote for Dr. Smith's. I used to cover it (the Dr. Smith's ointment) with Aquaphor to protect him from more irritation while the Dr. Smith's worked. It was the only stuff that worked for us. Good luck!

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C.O.

answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,

I think Arbonne products are the best! They have a wonderful herbal diaper rash cream just for babies. The line uses botanicals instead of chemicals and is hypoallergenic. Check out the line at www.arbonne.com under Products, then Baby. I believe the cream is $14.00. You will need to be linked to a consultant ID to order and you are welcome to use mine: 15469973. Good Luck! C. :)

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M.C.

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The best stuff I have found you have to order online...Its called ILEX paste. One of my sons had a food allergy problem we recently found out about and he got the worst rashes. We tried everything and someone told me about ILEX. The stuff is amazing. Within a day or so the rash is better. I dont think its needed for regular rashes, but we keep it around if he gets a nasty one that wont go away. The website I get it from is www.jrsmedical.com and even though we only pay for regular shipping usually it makes it to our house within two days!

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A.H.

answers from Dallas on

After bathing, dry her bottom with a hairdryer on low.....to get it very dry then pack on the Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream (the pink stuff) or a mixture of half Dr. Smith's diaper rash and Aquaphor.

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L.H.

answers from Dallas on

I'm so sorry to hear that your kiddo has rotavirus. They have a vaccine for that now, but I'm going to assume your kiddo really has it.

Ration diaper changes to every 15 min. you can't change them and wipe them more often than that. Keep slow and steady fluids. If you give too much, it will all come out at once (i.e. grape pedialyte in, literally pruple grape pedialyte out) If your nursing, just comfort nurse as much as possible. That way baby gets a little at a time. If not, give a medicine syringe full of pedialyte every 15 minutes.

We were in the hospital for 4 days with our 9 mo. old kiddo. Right now, the issue is staying out of the hospital.

When he was well, the diaper rash literally peeled like a sunburn.

keep em hydrated :)

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J.K.

answers from Dallas on

I used Aquafore and a diaper rash cream that has at least 40% zinc in it.

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D.B.

answers from Dallas on

I found that Dr Smyths Diaper Ointment works great. I use the Butt Paste too and when it won't work, the Dr Smyths works really good. You can buy it at Target but you have to ask at the pharmacy for it because they keep it behind the counter but you don't need a prescription. It is kind of expensive but it works and the kids don't scream when you put it on like they do with Desitin, Vitamin A&D and others. My son had really bad diarrhea and was pretty raw but when I used this he started healing right away and with quite a visible improvement when used overnight. Good Luck!

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K.W.

answers from Dallas on

Good Morning M.,
My 4 year old hasn't had a rash for a long time but right now we are fighting with one. Our doctor recommended "super dooper diaper goop" made by the pharmasist at North Side Pharmacy in McKinney. They are right across the street from Sams Club on 380. (9972)###-###-####
Good Luck and God Bless!

A little about me: Work From Home mom of 3 girls (4, 6, 9) married for 11 years and just moved to Prosper from California.

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J.S.

answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,

The best thing I ever found for diaper rash was Aquaphor. It's not usually in the baby section, but you can find it in the lotion/cream sections of many stores. Costco has it as well for a great price, just ask the pharmacy for it. It worked magic on my kids and I tossed all my other "diaper rash" ointments out after I discovered it!

Good luck!
J.

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L.A.

answers from Dallas on

That's easy. Take her out of the diaper for a few hours a day and just let her little hiney get some fresh air.
Ya, I am sure the mom's are going EWWWWWWWWW peepee floor......whatever! It's easier to clean up a little tinkle than it is to deal with a crying baby because his/her bottom hurts!
When the doctors say 'give it air', they don't mean a blow dryer!
My babies went diaper-less many many times and ya know, they were a lot happier for it, even if we did have the once in a while mishap. I know how to clean! And they know how to smile.

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K.F.

answers from Dallas on

Call your pharmacist and ask him to order Caldescene powder. It takes a day or two to come in and this stuff fixed red, raw and irritated skin on my daughter that no matter what I tried, was there without respite for six months. One application and it was gone.

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J.G.

answers from Dallas on

Try Neosporin. It works :)

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T.V.

answers from Dallas on

my daughter had a rash that nothing cured, not butt paste, not dr. smiths, none of the known brands not even the antifungals, the only thing that worked was 100% aloe vera gel. It cleared a severe diaper rash in less than 48 hrs, after I had been trying to get rid of it for over a month. That was w/ my first and after that I've never used anything else on any of my three.

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J.W.

answers from Dallas on

Nothing better than Doc Smith diaper rash cream. It comes in a blue box in the pharmacy section.

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D.M.

answers from Dallas on

AMEX Medicated powder is really good
you can find it with the other baby powders

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A.B.

answers from Dallas on

Hydrocortozone Cream with extra aloe worked like a charm when A&D ointment alone failed. We would alternate applications. Also, don't use wipes...use a paper towel just wet with water or better yet, just rinse with water and a gentle soap in the sink to get them clean and pat dry. All the rubbing is also irritating to theie skin.

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B.M.

answers from Dallas on

Sunshine. Let her go without a diaper for as much time as you can stand.

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K.H.

answers from Dallas on

balmex also has a daily clear type ointment (other than the diaper ointment) that we always use for our little one every time we change him - it keeps his little bumm from getting diaper rash when his diaper gets wet and he only seems to have mild diaper rash every only in a while when he has diarrhea.

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M.S.

answers from Dallas on

My dr recommended A&D Ointment - and for a really bad rash, mix the A&D Ointment with Neosporin (a squirt of each). It worked every time for me. And, using A&D all the time prevented them coming back.
Good Luck
ms

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J.A.

answers from Amarillo on

Hi M., this worked great for my son: only wipe her when absolutely needed and with cotton soaked in baby oil (you can soak several at a time in a jar, baby wipe box, or ziplock), after wiping apply any kind of diaper rash medicine very thickly and then cover it with baby powder. It will make such a thick paste that no moisture will get in! Other than that, stick to the BRAT diet. (banana, rice, apple, toast) We had to do the brat diet for over a month and then slowly add more foods back to his diet, adding dairy very last. It was a long process but that rotovirus is tough to get rid of.

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C.B.

answers from Dallas on

I have always had good luck with triple paste but it didn't work for my nephew. I did some research and found a recipe that is inexpensive, yet effective. Mix equal parts milk and cornstarch together. Soak a wash cloth in it and then lay over the rash for a few minutes. The milk is soothing and the cornstarch helps clear it up. Do this at every diaper change...hope it helps!

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K.R.

answers from Dallas on

My sons always respond best to pure cornstach like you would cook with. The lotions and creams etc all work for awhilw but if I use them for too long a period (every change for a few days or more) it starts getting worse again and the cornstarch works wonders.

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A.H.

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My pediatrician says to wash their bottom with antibacterial soap and blow dry on the cool setting and COVER with vaseline it's worked for me for ten years with all three of my kiddos. Also friend of mine told me about coating the rash with Maalox the medicine like an antacid or something and it dried it out and makes it go away I also use desitin but for very severe rash the soap and vaseline thing works wonders. Your baby won't like it but it is a wonder cure or at least it was a few many times for me. I hate diaper rash =( poor little angel I hope she feels better soon.

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C.A.

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I have two tricks that I use:

First, clean and dry! I make a home-made "butt tea" by boiling two cups of water and adding a bag of chamomile tea (get the kind that's just got chamomile only, no other stuff) and boil that for 5 mins. I add 10 drops of tea tree oil, a teaspoon of calendula oil, a teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Cool completely and add to a spray bottle or jar. This keeps for about a week and you can buy these ingredients at Sprouts or Whole foods. I use a sprayer to clean twice a day for pee and after every poop when we have the BAD rashes going on, but you could use a cotton ball with it if you keep it in a jar. I pat dry with toilet paper.

2. Sometimes it's not apparent whether it's a bacterial rash or if it's a yeast rash. When there's diarrhea there's usually yeast involved. Once all is clean and dry, I will put a thin coat of lotrimin AF cream on the rash, once in the morning and once at night. For the rest of the day at diaper changes, I use a thin coat of neosporin. Once I put either of these ointments on, I go back over everything with vaseline to keep the medicine on and the pee and poop out. Usually we clear up in a day or two.

Also, as a preventive measure, I put vaseline on her diaper area before bed in case she poops overnight, that seems to be when her rashes are the worst.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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D.H.

answers from Dallas on

The North Side Pharmacy in McKinney make "Super Duper Diaper Goo". It's in a jar and they mix it up there. It works great! Hope you find something that works!

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N.P.

answers from Phoenix on

I have found that "Triple Paste" paste works best. I buy a tub of it at Walgreens for around $30....worth every penny.

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I.G.

answers from Dallas on

I've heard cornstach works great.

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E.C.

answers from Dallas on

Use Mr Smiths diaper cream and load her down with cornstarch to keep the area dry through the night and day. It makes a dry paste and protects the area from touching the diaper. Do this often throughout the day.

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H.J.

answers from Dallas on

I love triple paste cream. I know that you can get it at Walgreens and most pharmacies. Normally, I use Dr. Smith's. However, one time my son had a really bad diaper rash that was bleeding. We were out of Dr. Smith's diaper rash cream. I couldn't find Dr. Smith's (we were living in New York City at the time). I read online alot of amazing reviews about triple paste cream. I put the tripe paste cream on my son. His diaper rash stopped bleeding the next day. After 2 days, the diaper rash was gone completely!!! I was so thankful!

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C.C.

answers from Dallas on

Listen to me!!! Go out and buy BAG BALM right now! I purchased it at CVS a couple of weeks ago. My son is teething and had diaper rash so badly it was bleeding. I had tried EVERYTHING. This stuff is actually made for cows but it is perfectly safe on babies also. It comes in a weird little green tin can and within 24 hours my sons rash was almost completely gone. This stuff works wonders.

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B.S.

answers from Dallas on

Our little one had an awful diaper rash when she was just a few weeks old... Our pediatrician also recommended using the mylanta mixed with aquaphor trick. I had some stuff, though, that I had bought when I was pregnant. It is Avalon Organics Soothing Zinc Diaper Balm. It has 25% zinc in it, as opposed to the 10-12% that you'll find in products like Desitin. Also, the Avalon Organics stuff doesn't smell like artificial fragrance, which I hated about the Desitin. I'm sure that mylanta/aquaphor trick will work, but the zinc balm totally healed up our little girl's tush. We still use it at night for prevention. My cousin uses aquaphor plain, though, so that might work too.

We also stopped using regular wipes. We had some cloth wipes (you can get them online at places that sell cloth diapers) and just wet them with warm water. Now, I use a solution with some Dr. Bronner's lavender soap, lavender essential oil and some oil (like olive oil or apricot oil, etc). I put the wipes in my wipes warmer and put the solution in. But...if you don't want to commit to that, you could just buy some cheap baby wash cloths from wal-mart and use those. It's more work, but you definitely know that there's nothing extra irritating your daughter's bum.

Seriously, though, try the Avalon organics zinc balm--it rocks! I buy mine online, but you can find it in health food stores. I have an extra tube that I'd be happy to send you, if you'd like to try it.

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M.W.

answers from Dallas on

Go to a farm store and buy some Corona. It is the best in the world. Dairymen use it on the cows udders and swear by it.

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J.W.

answers from Dallas on

Let it get some air. I know that is hard especialy with rotavirus but even if you could just let it get 5 minutes each time you change a diaper it will help.

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C.B.

answers from Dallas on

Along with the 'outer fixes' you should definately feed her baby yogurt at least once a day. It has pro-biotics in it. For 9 mo's I used 'plain' yogurt and they love it.

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A.E.

answers from Amarillo on

M., Bless that poor baby's bottom!! That's just awful!!

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J.D.

answers from Dallas on

My kids had the Rotavirus back in February. The best thing that worked was to rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth. Apply Dr. Smith's Diaper rash ointment liberally to a very dry bottom. I found it at Walmart and Walgreen's. Most other places do not carry it. You will be amazed at how your baby's bottom transforms overnight. Good luck!

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H.P.

answers from Dallas on

I have seen that others use Corona, that is what we have used from day one. Someone told me that Wal Mart carries it but you have to ask for it from the pharmacy. It is great I would never use anything else. Hope this helps.

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C.P.

answers from Dallas on

M., Get Desitin diaper rash ointment with 40% zinc oxide. Look on the back to make sure-some only have 15% or so. That is the only one that works for my children. You can get generic as long as it has the 40% zinc. It's thick and works! Boudreaux's Paste just made my daughter's rash worse! Good luck!

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C.T.

answers from Dallas on

We used Aveeno oatmeal packets in my son's bath water. It cleans and soothes. It works!!

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M.M.

answers from Dallas on

I wouldn't apply any of those nasty chemical loaded lotions/creams. Keep it clean it dry, I'd avoid using disposables as much as possible too- cloth is much healthier for their little hiney's. Then as far as applying something, coconut oil is awesome and wholesome and natural! You can buy it in the cooking oils section at nicer grocery stores.
"Lotions, creams, petroleum jelly, medicated creams, etc contain chemical toxins and should not be applied to skin. Use coconut oil which is antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and also very soothing."

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N.H.

answers from Dallas on

Has she been on antibiotics? If so it could be a yeast infection. My sons were on Antibiotics a lot when they were little and I thought it was just diaper rash. My Pedi told me it was a yeast infection and to stop using rash creams with the zinc oxide and switch to A&D ointment. The Zinc feeds a yeast infection. I switched and they got better. In fact I switched all together. Also Aveno oatmeal soak is great.

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R.F.

answers from Dallas on

Try your regular diaper cream- Dr. Smith's , Desitin, etc. Then put a layer of Aquafor on over it. That way when you wipe her it will shield her rash.

Hope she feels better soon!

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C.P.

answers from Dallas on

When my kids diaper rash gets really raw, we spray their bottom with the Nexcare spray bandage & then apply a combo of a&d mixed with cornstarch. The nexcare is great because it creates a barrier.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_CA/Nexcare/Home/...

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J.W.

answers from Dallas on

Our daughter used Boudreaux's Butt Paste with every change and rarely had a diaper rash. The few times she did, the Dr had us make a paste from regular A & D ointment and liquid Maalox. It worked like a charm and her bottom was fine in a day or two each time!!

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L.G.

answers from Dallas on

Ok, I know this sounds weird but there is this stuff called Corona. You get it at a feed store. It's actually for cows and horses but I've had it approved from our pediatrician. It is super thick and nasty but it WORKS!!! Hope this helps
L.

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M.H.

answers from Dallas on

Just leave your LO naked as much as you can. The diaper will just hold in moisture (as will vasalene and other barrier creams) which will help the diaper rash get bigger. As long as it is a true dipaer rash i would just always make sure he is dry, and leave him diaper free, and get a diaper cream with a natural antifungal in it (my favorite was the burts baby bees diaper cream, or the Califonia Baby calm diaper cream, you can get both at target)

Also if his ceeks get super red, you can put about a TBS of baking soda in about an insh or so of warm water in the bath tub, and let him sit in it for a few minutes.

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L.J.

answers from Dallas on

Dr. Smiths is awesome!! You can get it at Walgreens. My daughter had a bad diaper rash and nothing seemed to be working. Then a neighbor of mine suggested trying Dr. Smiths. It works great!

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B.A.

answers from Dallas on

We used a&d ointment on my daughter and it cleared her diaper rash up. That was better than the buttpaste or the balmex. Hope this helps.

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R.T.

answers from Dallas on

The thing I've found that works best is to use any diaper cream and then cover with baby cornstarch. My daughter's pediatrician recommended it to me, and I tell everyone I know. You want to lather the cream on thick and cover the whole area with plenty of corn starch. It helps the area dry out and scab up so that it stays dry and can heal. Just make sure you put pants or something protective over the diaper, because the cornstarch does have a tendency to fall out of the diaper.

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A.M.

answers from Dallas on

Try cornstarch!.. I know that it sounds crazy..but it worked wonders for me when my son went thru that...it keeps all of moistness off of that poor bottom...I'm sure that you might even have some in your kitchen..good luck!

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C.G.

answers from Dallas on

Looks like you got A LOT of responses and I don't know if someone said this already. Baking soda baths help, but my son had one so bad, he was actually prescribed a burn cream. That helped quickly, but I hated to use it.

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J.

answers from Dallas on

Make sure her bottom is very clean and then I recommend Aquafor by Eucerin. The key is to make sure her bottom is totally clean before you put the cream on or you will seal the bacteria or whatever under the cream. My daughter had BM issues which led to many rashes and we swear by Aquafor. Good luck!

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K.K.

answers from Dallas on

When my little ones had severe rash, we would always use Vaseline over the diaper rash meds to form a barrier to keep the medicine from coming off so quickly. HTH and your baby feels better soon!

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J.C.

answers from Dallas on

I had a pediatrician recommend Aquafor one time, and that's often what I use now. It is sometimes not with other diaper rash creams, but more in the first aid healing ointment section. It has worked well for us.

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L.W.

answers from Dallas on

have you changed the brand of diaper you are using? was it boudreaux's butt paste found at wal-mart? that will cure about anything. try using ivory soap to bath her. good luck.

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C.W.

answers from Amarillo on

Triple Paste worked wonders for my little boys diaper rash! It cleared up over night!

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K.

answers from Dallas on

Hi M.,

Wow, you have a lot of good advice, but here's my two cents...my first daughter got horrible rashes and I tried everything, but boudreaux's butt paste was the only thing that worked. Well, now my youngest gets rashes as well, but even that doesn't work. We discovered Vusion, a prescription yeast cream that is the best thing ever! It is crazy expensive, but with insurance, not quite so bad. Seriously--this stuff is amazing. See if your pediatrician has samples and give it a try! Good luck :)

K.

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T.L.

answers from Dallas on

I loved the Arbornne Diaper Cream. It is a little more expensive but worked wonders on my daughter, better than all the other ones on her. I still use it on her now and she is two.

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answers from Dallas on

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J.P.

answers from Dallas on

Dry and clean is the trick, but sometimes Lotrimin will work as well. It is an anti-yeast medication and frequently it can be a problem with our little ones when they have diaper rash. Also, it sounds simple but baby powder. A light dusting will soak up any extra moisture left behind after a changing.

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J.G.

answers from Dallas on

If she is eating foods yet - let her eat yogurt. It is very good at helping clear up diaper rash. The live virus in yogurts will help clear up the virus causing the diaper rash.
Good luck.

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R.Y.

answers from Dallas on

Use Weleda Diaper Care lotion. I think you can buy it at Walgreens now. I used to have to order it online or go to Whole Foods. It's the best and believe me, I've tried them all.

Good luck.

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L.C.

answers from Dallas on

I am pretty sure that you probably have already received this advice, but the Arbonne Baby Care diaper rash cream is amazing. Better than anything I have used before. And I use it on everything from diaper rash to cuts and scrapes and it works great. If you would like to try some please contact me at [email protected]____.com.

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S.R.

answers from Dallas on

vasoline worked great when my daughter had a bad rash.

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B.H.

answers from Dallas on

Rub Desitin with 40% zinc oxide on bottom first then ut a thick layer of vaseline on top of that as a barrier from the poop and pee. Also, if there are open sores it could be getting infected. If so then mix lotrimin cream from the pharmacy and diaper cream and put on bottom.

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D.H.

answers from Dallas on

my daughter had a severe diaper rash after being in the hospital and having been given many antibiotics....that is when we found Dyprotex....amazing stuff...it cleared her right up and we could tell she wasn't hurting anymore.

Good luck!

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K.M.

answers from Dallas on

I found that Dr. Smith's diaper cream worked best for us, even better than the butt paste. Good luck!

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M.M.

answers from Dallas on

We were told by a doctor to use mylanta that it helped calm the rash and that to get a chucks pad (the blue pads that they use at the hospital) can get them at any pharmacy i believe and put her on one of those with no diaper and let it air out and it can catch any accidents.

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D.B.

answers from Dallas on

burt's bee's diaper rash ointment is AWESOME!! They also have a buttermilk bath. You can't go wrong.

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R.S.

answers from Dallas on

My son used to get diaper rash so bad that he bled quite a bit. I tried everything. After a well-check-up, (when he wasn't having any diaper rash problems) the nurse gave me a sample of "Aquaphor". Wow! I put it on, and by the end of the next day, he had completely healed! After using it, I went out and bought a huge tube of it at Wal-Mart. I think that it's mostly vaseline, but there's other ingredients like mineral oil and lanolin.
Good luck!

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E.L.

answers from Dallas on

You've gotten a lot of great advice. My regimen is water wipes (soft paper towels soaked in water) so that I'm not using the wipes with chemicals on her bottom. I sometimes use these exclusively for a period of time. Dry good then butt paste. I also use Lotrimin (athlete's foot cream) to help with any yeast that may come about. Good luck!

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L.P.

answers from Dallas on

since she can't go without a diaper with rotavirus, try mixing mylanta with her regular diaper rash cream and slather it on with every diaper change. It will neutralize the acid in the rotavirus that is causing the rash. That was the only thing that helped my son when he had the same illness that caused a rash so bad he was bleeding from it

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M.R.

answers from Dallas on

My pediatrician told me to use a mixture of mylanta and A&D ointment at each diaper change and slather it all over. It works great for us!! I hope this helps!!

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P.T.

answers from Birmingham on

ok, i didn't want to read through all 66!! of your responses to see if someone has already said this, so if its a reapeat sorry. with my kids when their diaper rash would get REALLY bad and nothing else worked I found that it helped to let them go with out a diaper for short periods of time. I know its pretty cold right now, but if you can even do it for 20-30 minutes...preferably in a sunny window (if it was warmer I would even take mine outside on a blanket in the shade for a bit) this always seemed to help and clear things up for us.

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K.S.

answers from Dallas on

I have used Dr.Smith's with vaseline on top. When it was really bad, I had a prescription for Silver Sulfadiazine Cream. But the best thing by far I can recommend is keeping your kiddos on probiotics. I take them also. I get it at Whole Foods.

B.B.

answers from Dallas on

When my son had rotavirus, the rash never went away until the diarrhea was gone. I just made sure to keep his bottom as clean as possible, did oatmeal baths, and lots of diaper rash cream. I used A&D at the time, but that doesn't really work for him now. I just posted a request about diaper rash creams, and a lot of moms said to use maalox, or antacids, to neutralize the acidity of the diarrhea. I didn't do it b/c his rash started clearing up, and he didn't have diarrhea, but maybe it works? Several moms also recommended Dr. Smith's. Hope she feels better soon!

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