Horrible Diaper Rash - Topeka,KS

Updated on January 14, 2009
T.H. asks from Beverly Hills, CA
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My daughter who is one has a horrible diaper rash. She usually gets these when she is teething. It is so bad that it bleeds. I feel so bad for her. I have tried balmex, butt paste, letting her run around w/o a diaper, change her often...what else can I do. I feel so bad for her. I have even tried some Arbonne moisturizing cream that I have & nothing works.

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Wow! All the good advise I got! Thanks so much! It is starting to clear up. The baking soda baths seem to help & I actually found some Nystatin that I had had when she was newborn with bad cradle cap! A combo of that & A&D ointment seemed to do the trick. I am going to get some antacid like a few suggested. I never thought of that! Thanks Moms!

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H.H.

answers from Kansas City on

try vaginal cream. she may have a yeast infection and if you don't have the prescription nystatan then you can buy cream for yeast infections at the store and they work just as well. Also use paper towels and water instead of baby wipes until the rash is gone. baby wipes just make it worse. I used the bounty select a size paper towels and got a bowl of warm water before I changed the diaper and that usually helped a lot and is also a lot cheaper than wipes. We used baby wipes for the diaper bag and if they had a rash we would take a thermos of water and had paper towels in a zip lock bag. Usually within a few days of using water instead of wipes the rash got a lot better or was gone.

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V.L.

answers from Kansas City on

Try Dr. SMith's ointment. You can find it at Wal-Mart or any pharmacy, over the counter. It is the only thing that worked with my children. Put it on a clean bottom before bedtime, and it will do wonders. Good luck.

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K.S.

answers from Topeka on

Hi T.-
A couple co-workers of mine suggested this "homemade" diaper cream to me, and anytime my 16-mo-old daughter starts to get a rash, this clears it up. I have used it ever since she started teething and it works great.
1 box corn starch
1 tub A&D ointment
1 bottle maalox (plain)

Mix together into a creamy paste--works great.
Good luck!

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C.O.

answers from Kansas City on

T.
Im a single mom of 4 girls we have different skin problems like exzema, acne ect. I have found a product that is all natural and works for all the problems. I did not know about it when my girls were little so I never used it on a diaper rash but I believe it will help. It is called Emu oil you c an find at health food stores or you can go to www.herbalhealer.com and order it from there that is where i get mine. There is all the information you need on this site so you can learn all about it before you purchase it. Hope this helps.
C.

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M.M.

answers from Kansas City on

T., Here's a little advice for what's worked for me. Try giving baths with no soap for a while, they are little enough that water should clean fine, because that soap, even baby soap can irritate it, and then dry her bum with a blow dryer on cool to make sure it's dry, letting her airout is a good idea. I use triple paste, it's a litte more pricy but have found it's the only bumcream that doesn't hurt my little one as much and recommended by my pediatrician. You can buy at Target in baby section. If it's red and bumpy it could be a yeast infection too, in that case, you may need to get nyastatin prescribed by your Dr. for the baby. I hope this helps. I know it's hard and it hurts them. Hope this helps and good luck. One other idea is trying vaseline, that has worked for me as well and protects their skin too.

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L.W.

answers from St. Louis on

When my son has a diaper rash I put A&D on it and then at night I coat him in A&D and put baby powder on it so tht when he does wet his diaper he has a little more protection. This always seems to help him even when he has one that is bleeding.

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S.M.

answers from Kansas City on

A&D Ointment ... it's with the diaper rash remedies ... it cures everything overnight - i even use on my 4 year who has a terrible problem with chapped lips - he licks and rubs them until they are raw - i put the A&D ointment on overnight (he refuses to keep chapstick on during the day) - and it is gone the next morning. I love it!

M.A.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi T.,

I know I am late, but if you haven't solve it yet, don't waste time with home made stuff, ask your doc for a prescription for Nyastatin (not sure about the spelling) someone else mentioned it already, it is awesome. It clears it right away. It also works on adult rash and any kind of rash. I used to keep one in my purse all the time when my now 9 and 4 years old were babies. I asked for a tube of those on every check up.
Best of luck!

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E.B.

answers from Springfield on

hi T., first of all, have you taken her to the dr? the reason I ask is this happened to my son when he was about 1 after a terrible round of diarea. It got so bad it would bleed and I couldn't even wipe him. I had to put him in the bath every time. I took him to the dr and it turned out he had a yeast infection on his bottom(which I had never heard of) and he gave me a prescription cream that healed it up in no time. If this isn't the case, I have also heard that vasaline does help b/c it puts a barrier on her bottom so when she uses the bathroom, it wont get in her soars. hope this helps and good luck, I know how it hurts when our kids hurt:(

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D.R.

answers from Kansas City on

I know this is late and I know you got tons of great responses but here's another in case you haven't found anything that works.

It's called Pinxav (pronounced pink-salve) and it works on even the WORST diaper rash. I couldn't get any pharmacies here in KC to order it becuase none of their suppliers even carried it so I had to order it online. www.pinxav.com but it was well worth it. Throw away all the other stuff and just use Pinxav.

Also, it was my understanding that Nystatin is just for a yeast infection so if your daughter's rash is not a yeast infection, Nystatin won't work on it.

Anyway, hope you found something that worked!

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C.B.

answers from Kansas City on

There is a cream called Vanbibbers. The only place that I have found it is Watts drug store on 23rd street in Independence. At one time you did not need a perscription for it, but you may now. Not sure on that.
My grandmother was bed confined and that is the only thing that worked on her when she would have skin break downs. It cleared it up realy fast.

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M.L.

answers from St. Louis on

Hi T.. My son used to get bad diaper rashes as well, and still does every now and then. I've put the lanolin (that women use for their nipples while breast feeding) on him after cleaning him with a warm washcloth and then apply the diaper ointment. It serves as a barrier since it is so thick and it helps heal the diaper rash faster. Hope it helps. GOod luck...I know how hard it is when you are having to clean them up and they are crying.

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M.G.

answers from Kansas City on

T., Let her spend as much time as possible in the bath tub, soaking helps a lot. A little girl in my care has an on going problem with diaper rash and the Arbonne Diaper Cream works really well, (it is pricey). For now I would suggest bathing a couple times a day, if possible and then really slather her up with whatever cream you have.

Good Luck, M.

C.B.

answers from Kansas City on

T., my son had the same problem awhile back, it was bleeding and we were showering him after every diaper change to avoid using wipes. you have a lot of great suggestions on here, and by all means try them all until something works. what worked for us was a bit of neosporin on the raw parts, desitin, and cornstarch baby powder. our particular issue was that my son has eczema, so VERY sensitive skin, plus i was told when i was pregnant not to use baby powder, so i never even had any on hand. once i started using the cornstarch baby powder it went away fast, and has not come back for close to a year. probably a no brainer, but new moms sometimes don't think of everything....so that's what worked for us. our problem was that it came on SO fast, within just a couple days. so i was not willing to take him to the dr. without doing the "common sense" stuff first. (i absolutely despise when i call the dr. to see what i should do, and EVERY time, their answer is, bring him in. and then they give me yet another prescription. like clockwork!) it's a different story if it's been weeks and weeks, of course. you didn't mention how long it's gone on. but just a warning, i asked about it on here and had someone bite my head off about "well if your butt was bleeding i bet you'd be at a doctor.", someone even told me that if they have diaper rash that bad it is because someone isn't taking care of my son properly, either myself or my sitter. pretty much calling me a bad mom. i swear some people out there have never had an actual issue with their children (don't know how!) so they assume those of us that do are just bad parents. don't let them make you feel bad. these things happen to (almost!) all of us. good luck and keep us posted!

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S.B.

answers from Kansas City on

My daughter had one get so bad it was bleeding. the recomendation from the pediatrition was to get a diaper rash medicine with the most zinc oxide, which was Desitin, and to use damp paper towels or towels instead of wipes until it cleared up, because the chemicals in the wipe can hurt the poor, irrated hiney. It really helped, after a day she wasnt bleeding anymore and it cleared up completely after a week. We also used Aveno's baby oatmeal bath in her bath, we found it in the diaper rash section at Walgreens. I'm not sure if it helped, but it certainly didnt hurt!

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B.S.

answers from Kansas City on

Calmoseptine
Order it from the pharmacy or call the company and get samples.
This should clear up bleeding rash in about 24 hours. It works like Desitin in that you do not wash it all off each diaper change. It is the best product out there. It is useful for tons of other things also; bug bites, chapped skin etc. Order fast!

A little about me, single mom of 5 and registered nurse

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P.P.

answers from Topeka on

Talk to your pediatrician or his nurse. Let them know how bad it is.

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M.J.

answers from Joplin on

Well I didnt see my suggestion. I had a friend whos daughter got them bad. So she told me she took flour in a pan, burn it, cool it and put that on it. thats what she did and she said it works wonders. my kids always responded to A & D ointment. but I would suggest something that wont burn. I know I got yeast infections real bad and you just want to sit on an icecube. good luck

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C.P.

answers from Kansas City on

I have a 10 year old, 7 year old and a 7 month old. I used and still use Vaseline on all of them and it works well in preventing diaper rash. Give it a try and see if it works for you. I found that the diaper rash creams/ointments cause them to get a diaper rash versus preventing it.

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B.C.

answers from Joplin on

T.,
If her rash is so bad that it is bleeding you really should take her to see the doctor. They have prescription strength diaper ointments. I speak from experience, one of my little nieces was always having to go back to the pediatrician and the only thing that worked was the prescription strength ointment, also my sister had to quit using wet wipes and went to using wash rags with plain warm water.
Trust me, its nothing you are doing some little ones are just more susceptible to rashes than others. I just worry because any time the skin is broken like that you run the risk of infection.
Good luck to you and your little one
B.

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S.G.

answers from St. Louis on

My daughter had a rash like this, it would not heal up and she was raw. i took her to the doctor and found it was a yeast infection. They gave me a perscription ointment and she cleared up.

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A.S.

answers from Springfield on

Sounds like you are trying all the right things for your little girl. When my kiddos had diaper rashes I would always use Super Duper Diaper Doo. You can get it in the pharmacy section of Wal-Mart (sometimes you have to ask for it behind the counter). Funny name but it works great. If it is a rash and not yeast or fungal related it should work. Good luck! (You didn't mention changing diaper brands, my first two could only wear Huggies. Anything else and they would break out. Just a thought.)

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M.H.

answers from Joplin on

I found that with my children, the best thing to use was some sort of baby powder that had cornstarch in it. I always saw a difference by the next diaper change. My daughter was really bad, and sounds almost like what your daughter is going through. I had tried all the creams also. It just seems that it needed drying out, literally. Hope this helps!

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K.B.

answers from Kansas City on

Have you tried the prescription kind? I cannot remember the name, but it works immediately. It has been years since my kids were that little, so I don't remember what it is called, but it is well worth a call in to the doctor. Good Luck!

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A.C.

answers from Kansas City on

When my son had a horrible rash and nothing seemed to work the pharmacists suggested Dr. Smith's diaper ointment. It can be hard to find but I believe Walgreens carries it. It cleared his rash up in a couple of days and I've used it on all of my kids since. I've also recommended to a couple other moms when nothing was working on their kids diaper rash and they had success too.

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T.S.

answers from Columbia on

Hello T., which moisturizing cream did you use from Arbonne? Have you tried the ABC Diaper Rash Creme from Arbonne? or was it a regular moisturizer? My suggestion would be bathe her with the ABC baby wash and use the ABC diaper rash creme since it is pH correct and does not have any of the occlusive oils (like mineral oil) that cause more drying and irritation. I'd be happy to send you a sample of the ABC line if you like.

I would really like to help, so please let me know. :)

A.S.

answers from Kansas City on

If it's that bad you need to take her in to see her pediatrician.

Also, I second the using baking soda in the bathtub. It will make the bath water feel a little slick, but it works wonders!

I hope she feels better soon.

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K.P.

answers from Wichita on

Anti-yeast/anti-fungal cream should be tried before taking her to the doctor--available over the counter--like the stuff you put on athlete's foot. Last thing she needs is an antibiotic, unless she tests positive for something bacterial. Antibiotics cause yeast overgrowth, creating a vicious cycle. If you discover it's yeast, give her a probiotic to restore the balance of bacteria in her intestinal track--available at health food store. Your doctor may or may not have a clue about yeast problems.

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M.R.

answers from Kansas City on

My daugther was getting horrible diaper rashes and I tried various diaper creams as well, none worked. When I took her to the doctor it turned out it was a fungal rash and the doctor had me use Clomatrizole(sp). It is mainly used for athelete's foot. You can get it at any drug store or Walmart, etc. The main difference in the rash appearance was the sore area looked more like a bunch of round red spots. It takes a couple of days for it to completely heal because fungus is slow growing. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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T.B.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi T., it has been a while since my girls were in diapers but I used to use corn starch. It is inexpensive and it works. Just pour some in a plastic bag and put it next to the diaper changing area out of reach of kiddos. I would sprinkle it directly in the diaper and then put it on my girls. This is what my Grandmother recommended and it worked for me. Good luck. T.

S.L.

answers from Kansas City on

I like to cover all the basis. Take a bunch of diaper wipes and rinse all the soap out. You don't want any soap on baby now. Also, do not bathe with any soap until this has been gone for at least a week.

Now, after each diaper change rinse baby in luke warm water with NO SOAP. Pat dry, do not rub. Then let baby run around naked just until the bottom is air dry too.

Now, put the fungus medicine on first, lotrimin for athletes foot works well. Then put a greasy product on afterwards. Preferably, I like Burts bees or some other very thick greasy application.

It's very important to change the baby immediately after each wetting or soiling so you should set a timer and check the diaper every 20 minutes. Some little ones tinkle tiny amounts that you cant even feel unless you squeezed the jelly between the layers of the diaper between your fingers. I believe a lot of moms are a bit lulled into thinking these modern diapers are really good when they don't hold all the moisture and germs away from the skin.

If your child has been on an antibiotic recently it is more than likely yeast. But in either event, I've always followed this procedure at even the first hint of problem. It works if you are consistent.

Suzi

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R.M.

answers from Topeka on

Great advice from all of the other mom's already...I just have two things to add to it...
Talk to your pharmacist...he/she should be a really great storehouse of advice and knowledge...the over the counter things would be a good place to start but if it doesnt clear up quickly, a call to your pediatrician would be in order.
If you do treat it as a yeast infection...continue to treat it for a day or two even after it looks like it is all cleared up...yeast infection is a tricky customer...you think it is gone and it isn't it is just smaller than you can see and as soon as you quit the treatment it comes right back!!
Good luck!!

D.H.

answers from Kansas City on

I could be a viral infection and not just a typical diaper rash. I'd take her to the doctor. A friend of mine's little girl would get these every now and then. Her doctor would prescribe something to help with the pain and the rash. Good luck and God Bless.

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L.B.

answers from Wichita on

Hi!
My boys did the same thing...Oh it makes a mom feel terrible!
I used Bag Balm on my boys. You can get it at a drug store usually, I've even seen it at our Walmart--in the pet section. It's used for milk cows...but I grew up with it and have used it many times for my boys. It's WONDERFUL stuff! Good Luck!

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S.T.

answers from Kansas City on

She should be taken to the Dr to be tested. It sounds like rectal strep, which is the same infection as strep throat, only its on the bottom. It needs to be treated with antibiotics. Along with the antibiotic to treat the infection, you need to use a very thick diaper rash ointment to serve as a barrier btwn her little bottom and urine or feces, which is what makes it hurt her.

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E.M.

answers from Kansas City on

It could be a yeast rash. I would take her to the doc and have it looked at. If it is they can give her some Nystatin cream to put on it. Also, if you can get her to sit in the kitchen sink, fill it with warm water and about 1/2 cup of baking soda and let her sit there. (attended). It will help reduce the acid on her skin and clear up the rash. Plain vaseline works well as a barrier for her skin also. If it is bleeding I would take her in just to be safe.

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N.M.

answers from Springfield on

Try CALMOSEPTINE it is waterproof

The pharmacy at Walmart,etc will order it for you if they don't have it in stock
Good luck
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C.C.

answers from Columbia on

T.,

I've given this suggestion before, but I'll share it with you as well.

It may be that that your daughter's diaper rash is yeast. I have numerous years of experience with diaper rash, yeast, and babies' sore bottoms.

Here's what's worked for me:

My oldest daughter, now 17, had several yeast infections as a baby (she was allergic to most disposable diapers and every time we used them...) and still will get a yeast infection if she is on an antibiotic.

The first is simply Neosporin. If it is mild, then this is the option I'd try first.

If it is more advanced, which it sounds like your daughter's is, then buy Lotrimin (over the counter--it is used for athlete's foot) and extra-strength hydrocortisone. Mix equal quatities of the two together (you can store it in a plastic container with a lid for future uses). Apply the creme mixture to the rash. My daughter's doctor suggested this to us when she was very young (about 6 weeks old) and it is amazing how quickly it clears up an infection.

I hope that this helps.

C.

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C.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Has she been checked for a yeast infection? Common for babies to get this...and with a RX cream it really does get better!

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A.C.

answers from St. Louis on

Athlete's foot cream. The pharmacist can tell you which brand they would recommend. I would also put A&D on her every diaper change after it gets cleared up. Walmart makes a generic A&D for much cheaper that works just as well.

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L.S.

answers from Columbia on

It may be a yeast infection, if nothing makes it get better. I would call the doctor if you haven't already. Hope it gets better soon.

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E.K.

answers from Lawrence on

when my dtr was having horrible diaper rash her pediatrician recommended that we put a teabag in her diaper, right below where she pees to absorb the urine at nighttime.

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B.R.

answers from Kansas City on

I LOVE Triple Paste! That stuff actually sticks to little bottoms and works. We had a rash that wouldn't quit and the ped recommended it. We LOVE it!

A.H.

answers from St. Joseph on

I wanted to add that if it is a yeast infection, you'll want to avoid using cornstarch-based powders on her, because it can "feed" the yeast.
For regular diaper rashes with my daughter (our boys seemed not to have as much of a problem with this), we would avoid any kind of soap (just use warm water in baths) until the rash was gone; we let her "air-dry" after baths (without a diaper, like you've been doing), and changed wet diapers quickly. We also did not put any creams, powders, or lotions on the rash. They seemed to heal more quickly when we didn't use anything on them, and just kept the area clean and dry instead. If it was severe, I also used paper towels moistened with plain warm tap water instead of using baby wipes to avoid the fragrance and soap in them. I don't know if it helped, but it didn't seem to hurt. :-)
I'd ask her pediatrician whether it's just a diaper rash, or a yeast or bacterial infection, or maybe some kind of reaction to something (an allergy, irritation from fragrance, etc.).
HTH! Good luck!

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S.R.

answers from Kansas City on

my daughter used to get them horrible to. I would use powder after I changed her diaper and that seemed to help alot. I also used Aveeno diaper rash cream.

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V.Y.

answers from Wichita on

My daughter also had a diaper rash every time she was teething. Since you are already letting her go without diapers, you need to let her wear cotton diapers without plastic pants. Also let her drink lots of water. And A & D ointment w/cornstarch is a great ointment for this. Time is the best. good luck.

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B.H.

answers from Kansas City on

My son had a horrible diaper rash for a month. We finally saw another pediatrician who suggested bag balm and lotrium. It was the best dose of medicine to clear it up.

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M.E.

answers from St. Louis on

My pediatrition told me vaseline works better than any of the daiper ointments for keeping the moisture away from their bottom. She said I didn't even have to use ointment, but I always liked regular desitin so I would use both. I know how heartbreaking it can be when you just want to make it better and nothing seems to help, good luck!

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M.T.

answers from Kansas City on

OK this really works. First, do not use wipes. That really hurts their bottoms. Instead use a warm wash cloth to wipe them. Then put Malox on them with a cotton ball. Yes, I said Malox. It is an antacid and will help with the acidic, teething diapers. Let that dry and then apply either diaper doo or aquaphor. This keeps a barrier between the wetness and their skin. I ran out of Malox and used Pepto Bismol and it worked too.

Let me know if you try this. It really works within minutes.

M. Thomas

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H.S.

answers from Kansas City on

My son ended up with a bad diaper rash like that. The doctor said it was actually a yeast infection on his bum. They told me to use Lotrimin, which is for atheletes feet and then cover it with A&D diaper rash cream. We did it every hour or two for three days, making sure his diaper wasn't wet for long. It took a few days but it finally cleared up. We now have to use Aveeno cream because his skin is too sensitive.

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C.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Been there with two of my boys...1 - use warm wet wash clothes(fresh ones each time) and not disposable wipes, it really makes a difference. 2 - Call your doctor, there is a prescription nystatin cream that is wonderful on babies bottoms. These were the only two things that worked for them.

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L.B.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi T.,

When my oldest was little he had such a bad rash that it bled and blistered. I tried everything until a pharmacist recommended Lotrimin AF (Yes, foot fungal cream) and believe it or not it worked. After a day of putting on the cream, his rash started to heal. It was amazing. Give it a try. Hang in there.

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J.M.

answers from St. Louis on

Give her a bath with not super hot water then try feeding her things with low dairy and not bright colors. Mashed potatoes are great. Avoid all fruit until it clears up. Then the true magic is stuff called super duper diaper doo. it is a clear substance similar to vasaline. If your in a pinch today try vasaline.
http://superduperdiaperdoo.com/

My son had the same thing and would just scream if you reached for his diaper. Also don't use wipes use a washcloth.

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G.B.

answers from Kansas City on

Try Super Duper Diaper Doo. You can order it online or go to your local pharmacy and have them order it for you. Works wonders. Nightime Desitin also works well for my son when he's teething. Good luck!

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G.N.

answers from St. Louis on

run a warm bath and put some baking soda in and let her soak in that for awhile. Pat her bottom dry, dont rub, put on some A&D ointment, I always find it worked the best on my sons rashes. AFter it heals a little and its not bleeding you can always put on cornstarch powder. Everytime you change her diaper put some ointment on and put it on kinda heavy not really thin.

Good Luck hope your baby gets comfort soon.

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L.B.

answers from Knoxville on

Hey T.! Our little ones are almost exactly the same age. My almost 3 y/o girl hardly ever had trouble with diaper rash, but my almost 8 month old son gets rashes like your little one. One moment there is nothing there and then the next diaper change it looks like his skin has blistered and gets so raw it looks like it could bleed. One thing I use that seems to help is J&J Medicated baby powder. It has the zinc oxide in it to help treat the diaper rash. Jack screams when I rub cream on his skin when it is so raw, but with the powder I can just sprinkle it over him AND it dries up any moisture that may be left after using the baby wipes.

Please let me know if you get any wonderful advice! Thanks..L.

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L.B.

answers from Columbia on

My b/f little girls gets this as well. Most of the time when she is cutting teeth. We have had to take her to the doctor and get a yeast cream for it. I've tried everything and that is about all that will work. You might also try some Zincoxide cream as well.

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A.B.

answers from Wichita on

cornstarch, get a perscription of nystatin ointment

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J.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Try Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream. It's the pink kind of greasy stuff, if you know someone that sells Mary Kay, they may have a sample tube you could try...trust me it works awesome on anything chapped, dry, scraped, rash, sidewalk scrapes, paper cuts, splinters. It takes the sting away! I've even burned my hand on a hair straightener at 450 degrees, it didn't burn, sting or fill with liquid. Just give it a try! Hope your little one's buns get better quick!
The Arbonne diaper rash cream is suppose to work well on any kind of rash, not just for a bottom rash. Good luck!

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A.A.

answers from Kansas City on

I know this is going to sound weird but it works. If you are breastfeeding but some of your milk on your daughter's rash and it should clear it right up. We have been doing this for over a year now and it works wonders.

A.

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S.F.

answers from St. Louis on

I'm loyal to Dr. Smith's rash cream. It usually clears it up right away, just don't be stingy...glob it on! My son used to get terrible rashes (the kind that would bleed when you wiped them!) and this cream worked wonders for him.

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K.S.

answers from Kansas City on

Hi, have you ever tried putting that stuff on your own bottom when it's sore? It burns like crazy. I didnt' realize how much it made my kids uncomfortable untle a friend of mine told me how to make a home version that they truly don't fight, and it works really well! I would be happy to give you the break down....
It's kinda hard for me to write stuff out like this as I splish splash my way thru it on auto-pilot.
Lanolin cream
tea-tree oil
Vitamin E oil
olive oil
sleepy time tea

In a small pot, that the lanolin and oils and mix together. dashes of the tea-tree, E, and Olive. About a half a tube of lanolin. Then open a bag of the tea, let steep then drain thru a coffee filter into a glass (or non-plastic) containter. It will smell like Tea-tree oil but it truly works.

Let me know if my message is all boobled up, i'm in a hurry :)
K.

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A.Z.

answers from Wichita on

As a mom with a daughter and a daycare provider with many girls I have found out that what we think is a diaper may actually be a yeast infection in little girls!!! You may want to take her into your dr just incase its not but u can buy over the counter yeast cream and try that on her! I have had many moms find that it helps.just here recently I had a little girl that had a so called diaper rash for over a week and even with all the diaper cream it wouldn't go away! I told the mom to use the yeast cream and within 2 days it was almost totally gone!! Its worth a try

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C.M.

answers from St. Louis on

Go into your grocery store, go to the baking isle, grab a few boxes of cornstartch, go home and put it on your baby's butt. Yes, it works....wonders actually. I used it when my 2nd child had a reallly bad rash at about 4 weeks old and have never used anything else since. It's also SUPER cheap compared to things in the baby section. BUt I sware to you, it will work.....alot faster than those other things that's for sure.

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M.G.

answers from Lawrence on

My aunt told me about a remedy that she learned from her sons daycare provider. It sounds really strange but she's swears by it. Her son always had very sensitive skin and would get diaper rash alot. It got so bad that after trying all the creams at the store she had to get prescriptions from the doctor and even those didnt work. So the remedy is flour. All you have to do is put it in a pan by itself and stir and brown it- just so it's all lightly browned. Then you can store it in a container and use it whenever u need it! Just be sure to let it cool before you use it, it will get extremely hot.

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K.B.

answers from Wichita on

Good Morning T.. We just finished getting this type of diaper rash cleared up. We literally take Zane to the bathroom and bath him so as not to touch his little hinny with wet wipes. We did this several days, 4 & 5 times a day. We tried powder with aloe, vaseline, destine, corn starch, then I started putting hydro-cortisone cream on him.
We did the Brat diet to help stop the diarrhea, gave him pedialyte. After about a week and a half and after 3 days with the hydro-cortisone cream his little hinny looks pretty good. Blisters gone, redness gone, no scaring.

Dr. Aylssa on here recommended a cream, we couldn't find it and Zane's Dr. didn't seem to think we needed it. Humph!!

I hate it when little one's hinnys hurt so bad a warm bath is the only way to give them relief and clean them off.
Make sure she is good a dry before putting anything on it.

God Bless you and yours
K. Nana of 5

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A.M.

answers from Wichita on

I didn't read through all of the replies, so I am not sure if this has been suggested, but I would say use a warm wet washcloth to clean your baby's bumm, and use A&D ointment on the rash. I have 7 fair-skinned redheads and the other creams and ointments never worked on them, but A&D works wonders....Usually clears up in less than a day.....HTH

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A.Y.

answers from Wichita on

My nine month old daughter gets the same kind of rashes and they just look so painful that i just want to cry along with her. The thing that i've found that works the fastest is instead of baby wipes, use a wet wash cloth and make sure her skin is dry before the diaper goes on, cornstarch baby powder (Johnson and Johnson) and baths every night. The creams and the medicine just make my daughter's worse and just plain water dries it out the best. Other than that, I know how you feel and i'm sorry and good luck!

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P.H.

answers from Wichita on

oh you poor thing! I went through this with my oldest daughter and she had very sensitive red head fair skin. She couldn't even wear disposable diapers because it kept the urine and feces in contact with her skin too long, we used cloth diapers and got them off immediately, which helped. Also, we used gentle soap and water with a cloth, not baby wipes. Make sure you rinse the babies bottom well, then using a blow dryer on mild(low warm) setting, dry her and make sure you hold your hand down by her bottom so it's not getting too warm, but do this for about 5 minutes each diaper change. We also used liquid antacid(Maalox) on the ulcerations that were bleeding, it seemed to sooth her, and not burn.
Gosh, good luck I hope you find something that works for you out of all the great advice!

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A.M.

answers from St. Louis on

Try using Bag a Balm. You can get it at Wal-Mart in the pharmacy area. It is for cows udders, but can be used by humans. It is in a green metal can and has a picture of a cow on it. It is yellow and very thick, but works wonders. My son used to get bad diaper rashes and his great grandmother told me to use this. At the first sign of a diaper rash, I put a ton of it on there and it gets better. Good luck!

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M.L.

answers from Wichita on

corn starch works best for us. We've tried everything else too.

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S.H.

answers from Wichita on

Sounds like a yeast infection. Take her to the doctor to confirm. If it is a yeast infection the prescription they write will clear it right up. My daughter had a terrible diaper rash when she was 8 months or so and it wouldnt go away!! She scratched it and it hurt her and she was so uncomfortable!! I didnt know at the time that kids could get yeast infections! I thought just women could and in my experience I have never had a yeast infection that looked like that!!! Sure enough it was a yeast infection and all I had to do was call the doc and they called in a prescription without me having to come in. Cleared it right up. Hope this helps!

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S.V.

answers from St. Louis on

If it's that bad, take her to the doctor. It may be a yeast rash and require a special cream. My daughter had to get the prescription cream from the doctor when she had a rash that wouldn't go away. Even if that's not it, she needs to get a doctors opinion.

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