Need Advise on Diaper Rash

Updated on July 02, 2006
N.L. asks from West Palm Beach, FL
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My son poops a lot since I have been feeding him baby food - his rear end gets really red & looks like burn marks in the sensitive locations from the wiping. I have tried balmex, baby powder, neosporin, desitin, but it's not clearing up. I mentioned this to his doctor but she really didn't give me an answer what to do. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thank you

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N.,
If you haven't already, try using a corn starch based powder. Use it regularly, even before a rash starts and it should help prevent it. It helps my daughter. Good luck!

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I have alwaus used Desitin...if you use powder it will only get worse

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Get Bodreaux's Butt Paste at Walgreens, CVS, or Target. It works wonders and should clear it up super fast. My ped. recommended it and it's GREAT!

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My daughter is very sensitive around that area, and I noticed it more since I started giving her baby food also. Make sure that you are aware more than ever when your son uses the bathroom, so that way the poop won't have alot of contact on his skin. Also, it helped me alot was A&D ointment. You put A&D followed by powder to keep the area dry. It usually takes 1-2 days for it to go away. I also tried Desitin like you, but it wasn't much help. A&D did the job for me! Good luck!! A. Scott

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Hi N.,
I know this will sound crazy, but alternate diaper cream (with zinc) and maalox. Yes, Maalox! I used cotton balls, make sure there is enough to cover the rash, then diaper as usual.
Also, email me I would like to bring something else to your attention.

L.

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Hi N.,

what i would do (if you are at home) is to use the balmex but leave his diaper off so his bottom can get some air.

hope this might help you and your son.

have a good day:)
S.

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Have you tried Boudreaux's Butt Paste yet? They sell it in Target in a yellow box/tube and I found it works much better than the other brands of cream.

L.

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I do have advice on diaper rash, etc. My mother used this when we were small and every time we were sore, and we still use it as adults because it works! A&D ointment. I ran it by my pediatrician and he said yes, it's great. It's vitamin A&D ointment, actually. And it's greasier to it really helps protect. You can put it on your child at every diaper change and it helps put a layer of protection that some of those diaper creams don't. It's also great for healing!! We always keep a tube. Even now, my kids are 5 and 7 but when they get sore, it's right to the A&D. It's great stuff. I've tried others, but this stuff is the best.
As far as a rash on the cheeks, I used plain cornstarch powder to dry it out and was dilligent about applying, being very careful not to let the child inhale as inhaling any powder is dangerous. But not talc, that is a cancer-causing agent. Don't use talcum powder. Use plain corn starch powder. They do sell it, just have to check the label on the Johnson and Johnson bottle.
They also sell something in Publix and other places called Beadreaux's Butt Paste. The name may sound awful, but I heard it was good. I can't say I ever tried it, though...
Good luck!
If the rash does not go away gets puffy or worse take him to the Dr as it could be a yeast infection. My daughter had one and I thought it was a bad diaper rash, that's what it looked like.
Also, keep him uncovered as much as possible while the rash is healing.

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it could be thrush. try rubbing olive oil on it to smother the yeast. if you are breastfeeding, express fresh breastmilk onto it and let it air dry as much as possible. the more his bottom is exposed to air, the less his rash will be. and the breastmilk has antibacterial properties and infection killers much more powerful than the neosporin ever will. any more questions email me. [email protected]____.com

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we used bag balm . that works great you can find it at walmart oe drug stores. it is in a green can. will heal up sensitive areas good

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