Severe Diaper Rash! - Toledo,OH

Updated on April 20, 2009
C.M. asks from Toledo, OH
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My 12 month old developed a really bad diaper rash that has some bloody spots. What would be the best ointment to put on it. I feel really bad her bottom is so sore. I change her often and try to keep it as dry as possible. Any advice will be very helpfull!

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Thank you everyone for the helpfull advice. I think she might have had a reaction from eating spaghetti. It is getting better by putting on a bunch of rash cream. Thanks again!!

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K.B.

answers from Cincinnati on

Has she been on antibiotics lately? Even if it's a no, she could have a yeast infection. A prescription from the doc is all that will help it. The only time my son got horrible diaper rashes with blood is when he had been on antibiotics and we found out he had yeast infections not just a diaper rash.

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E.T.

answers from Cleveland on

Per our ped , the diaper creams and ointments help prevent. To heal, once bad - air dry and use equal parts neosporin or polysporin and Cortisone cream. The corisone heals and the poly or neo mix with it so it doesn't hurt the open sores. Lathering this on a couple times, helps. When this happened to us, didn't wipe butt, but washed in shower, then air dried and used this mixture to heal. Gone in a day, but keep it up until totally gone or it will come back.

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A.B.

answers from Cleveland on

Hi C., Pinxav (pink-sav). It is THE BEST ! I have been in the In Home Childcare business for 16 yrs. and have seen my fair share of horrible diaper rash w/ bleeding and blisters. The Pinxav (pronounced pink-sav) is by far the best ever. I've used all of the products out there over the years, but, the Pinxav works wonders and fast. I get mine at the pharmacy [email protected]____.com don't have it out on the shelf's, you have to ask the pharmacist for it. Hope this info. helps your litte A..

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A.G.

answers from Fort Wayne on

There is this stuff called dypro-tex and I had to buy it on-line. My freind turned me onto this product. I use this first after my son's butt would be dry from removing the previous diaper. I would put that stuff on, butt-paste on the top of that and then neosporine(sp). I mean a healty amount of all three. My son's bottom was a lot better just over night. In between diaper changes I would let him run around without a diaper as well and I would only wipe it if he went #2. Hope this helps!

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J.M.

answers from Columbus on

Have you tried Vusion ointment? It is a prescription medication. That's what my pediatrician prescribed when my son had a really bad diaper rash. He even had sore places that bled. You don't need very much, a little goes a long way. But, it's very expensive. You may want to see if your doctor has some samples. Another home remedy is putting Maalox on the area. If possible, leaving her diaper off for awhile will help too. Using Cetaphil and/or water to wash her instead of diaper wipes, may help too. Letting her play in a bath of warm (not hot) water can sometimes help soothe her bottom. Good Luck! I've been there.
Jen

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J.B.

answers from Bloomington on

Hi there! We just finished up with my daughter's diaper rash. It's a process but here goes! My doc recommended lotromin anti fungal cream three times a day and cortisone 1% ointment three other times a day. Don’t use any wipes and just clean with a warm wash cloth if they have a dirty diaper. A wet diaper doesn't need any cleaning just apply the ointments. (They actually don’t ever need wipes b/c urine is sterile and has dried off by the time you change her anyways.) You can put diaper rash cream on over the lotramin but the cortisone ointment shouldn't need it. ALSO three times a day soak her in the tub/sink with warm water and baking soda. There were two day’s where I would soak her while feeding her. haha!!! But it worked wonders! We used the Maalox a few time too. It seemed to sting her but helped as well. Best of luck!!! It's a process!!!!

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D.T.

answers from Cincinnati on

My grandmother's old remedy was to take flour and brown it in a cast iron skillet. do not use any oil or nothing. Just keep stiring it over medium heat until the flour turns brown. Between every diaper change apply like wou would apply baby powder. not only will it keep her dry, there is something in the flour that will heal it. I used it with all of my four kids and my friend can testify that it works. You can store it in a ziplock bag, jar, etc. I do not like using any oitmnent with it, because it will make it moist and caked up.

37 year old wife and mother of 4(4,6,8,10).

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C.W.

answers from Cincinnati on

C. could it be a yeast infection? My youngest grandson gets them really bad and they seemed not to get well with the over the counter stuff. So Mama took him in and it's yeast. After a round of special creme it clears up but he still gets them so glad for him he's being potty trained. He's 3.

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V.W.

answers from Cleveland on

clean it with a damp wash cloth just dab it then let it air dry for a few mins and then i would use cornstarch this should dry it up in a few days

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D.S.

answers from Columbus on

We used Triple Paste (wal-mart, Babies r Us) on the blood spots for my son and it was wonderful! He didn't respond to the Aquafor and Maalox like my other two had.

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W.T.

answers from Columbus on

If you have Aquaphor and Maalox around the house, use the two of them together to mix a paste. This is what my pediatrician had me do with my son's severe diaper rash. It's the basic combo for the prescription you receive. I do not have an exact ratio for you, but start with a little glob of Aquaphor and add in drops of Maalox, stir. The consistency should look like that of any other rash ointment (i.e. Destin, Balmex).

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L.S.

answers from Evansville on

When my daughter had a horrible diaper rash, her pediatrician recommended Butt Paste. We also had to use a prescription ointment 3-4 times a day. It had an antibiotic, antifungal and cortisone in it. The prescription ointment helped the most.
You can let your daughter "air out" too. Let her run around without a diaper for 15-20 minutes a couple times a day.
Good luck!! Diaper rashes can be so awful!! Keep the bath water cooler than normal so it will be soothing to her. My daughter's rash was so bad she refused to sit down in the tub b/c it hurt too bad.

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R.K.

answers from Cleveland on

BAG BALM!! It's in a green can and SHOULD be right in the same area as desitin and A&D ointment in your store. If not, ask the pharmacist where it is. Farmer's use this on their cows teats to treat and protect them. I know, I grossed out the first time I heard of it too thinking, "I'm not putting that on my baby!" but I did and it did wonders for diaper rash and protection after it healed. GOOD LUCK!

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L.S.

answers from Dayton on

Desitin Original...in the purple packaging...is the very best. Also, use a hairdryer (no too hot) to dry her bum often during the day, esp after a bath. I read that sunshine on a bare bum really helps that, but not very practical. :) Best of luck!

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H.D.

answers from Cleveland on

Hi C.,
A nurse told me to use a wipe & run it under warm water ~ even if it's unscented/sensitive/etc. & it would sting less. I was using a warm washcloth when my girls got rashes (figuring wipes would sting too much), but the nurse said the washcloth could hurt too. I also found that A&D with zinc helps, it doesn't seem to burn as much as Desitine. Good luck!

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G.B.

answers from Dayton on

Try Resinol or PinkSax - essentially they are the same. You'll see it look better in a day.

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P.R.

answers from Indianapolis on

A&D works really well. So does Aloe w/vitamin E.

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G.Z.

answers from Cleveland on

I would apply some "Little Twig Baby Oil - Lavender" to my daughter's bottom when changing her diaper. It works like wonder. you can buy the oil from diapers.com here is the link:
http://www.diapers.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product...

Hope your baby will get over with the rash soon.

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P.A.

answers from Youngstown on

Like a number of other responses suggested, I'll bet it's a yeast infection too. Both of my kids had those sorts of rashes, and they were so bad we ended up at the dermatologists for prescription anti-fungals, since the otc ones didn't help. After the prescriptions didn't help much better I heard about mixing the powder from probiotic capsules with a little cool water to make a runny paste (more liquidy). When you change the diaper, clean the entire area carefully with Cetaphil and warm water. Let the area dry completely. A little bare bottom air time won't hurt! Then pat on the probiotic mixture and let it dry. After that, put on your diaper cream. I used the creamy Desitin on my kids, but only after the store brand at Walmart was changed. You'll be amazed at how quickly the probiotics will clear it up! Good luck!

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J.H.

answers from Columbus on

Lots of people are telling you yeast infection, but it doesn't sound like that to me. My son used to get diaper rash like that, open sores that oozed. We tried everything! What finally worked for us was to mix Boudreaux Butt Paste (you can get it at Target) and hydrocortisone. I would mix it on the back of my hand and slather it on his bottom. He began to feel better that day. I did it with every diaper change until it was healed. We went through this a couple of times until we discovered that he had an allergy to something in some tomato sauces. We stopped giving him tomatoes and didn't have the problem again with him. I still use it for the other children!
Good luck!

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M.C.

answers from Cleveland on

Hi C.,

The same thing happened to my daughter when we went on an eight hour car ride. We didn't stop enough times to change her diaper and I felt really bad. Anyway, I ended up calling the doctor and she said to put neosporin on her bottom to help heal the open sores and then put a diaper rash cream over that. It took about 3 days, but it worked wonders.

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S.H.

answers from Fort Wayne on

If it is warm this weekend, get her outside, naked. The nurse told me that what the skin needs is a little sun light.

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J.S.

answers from Cleveland on

You may want to check this protectant out. Paste this link into your browser.
http://www.marketamerica.com/jschamback/index.cfm?action=...

We have found it to be very helpful and it was actually developed for diaper rash. Hope you find a solution.
J.

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K.C.

answers from Indianapolis on

Rx magic barrier cream... It will clear it up in two days or so. Talk to your ped.

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J.B.

answers from Cincinnati on

Once a diaper rash reaches that broken skin stage, you need to keep her bottom very clean, by washing it with soap and warm water at each diaper change, and patting dry, then use a warm hair blower to get the skin very dry before applying Desitin to all the rash. Washing her is going to burn, but has to be done, to get rid of the bacteria. She may be allergic to the wipes you are using, and she may even be allergic to the diapers you use. You'll just have to experiment a bit to determine what causes her rash. My son had extremely sensitive skin, and I found this to be the quickest way to get him healed up.

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S.O.

answers from Cincinnati on

Our doctor suggested we use neosporin, lotrimin, and desitin (in that order) on the sore spots when our daughter gets diaper rash. We do this up to four times a day (especially after a poopy) until it's cleared up. Hope this helps!

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J.P.

answers from Cleveland on

A diaper rash that bad needs to be seen by a doctor. It could be a yeast infection. My son had that and the only thing that will help is a prescription creme from the Doc. Other than that, the best thing I have found for diaper rash is Desiten Overnight. Even Balmex didn't work on my son. But the Desiten Overnight works immediately. It's great! I put it on when I change him and notice some red spots and by the next time I change him most of it if not all is gone. I use it even during the day. Good luck!

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M.F.

answers from Cincinnati on

my 21-month old son had a diaper rash on and off for a while. kept calling the doc, and we tried different things. at one point, he thought it was a yeast infection, so i even put monistat on it. but then it got to where it wouldn't go away and it was really starting to bother him, so i took him in and the doc prescribed a steroid cream which worked wonders. good luck!

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S.S.

answers from South Bend on

C.,

Merrill pharmacy has the best diaper rash creme. The rash will be gone by the next diaper change. Be careful though not to get it on your clothes. Dr. Sirlin's diaper rash creme. If you don't live locally, try calling them to see if they would send it to you. They are on Main Street in Mishawaka, Indiana.....it is the best!

I hope this helps.

Sue

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S.F.

answers from Dayton on

When one of my boys had something to what you are describing several fellow parents recommended Resinol. It's kept behind the pharmacy counter so you need to ask for it. It did wonders.

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M.P.

answers from Mansfield on

Hi, don't know if it's the same thing or not, but my daughter used to get really bad diaper rash. It had little red bumps and red areas and sometimes looked almost raw. I called pediatrician and they said it could be a yeast. I used lotrimin AF, the same for athlete's foot up to 4 times a day and it took care of it. Definitely stay away from wipes and use soft cloths with just water on them. hope this helps

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L.K.

answers from Elkhart on

Hi Carolyh, a retired pediatritian in our area says to mix equal parts of nivea creme, zinc oxide, & milk of magnesia. he says to mix well & heat it. the hospital actually gives this mixture to people to use on babies with a very bad diaper rash.
and it doesn't sting.
good luck with it.
L.

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A.A.

answers from Indianapolis on

I had the same problem with my newborn and I found the best over the counter rash cream to be Bordeaux's Butt Cream--you can get it at Meijers, but I don't know where else. It got really bad once, with blisters and such, and after taking her to the doctor they prescribed us Riley's Rash Cream, which was super expensive but fabulous, and twice a day we put Neosporin on it. It cleared it up and we haven't had to use anything but the Bordeaux's since. We also put quite a bit of baby powder on her after every change.

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T.F.

answers from Indianapolis on

Im sure by now, you have read it all, and hopefuly the rash is long gone...I did want to tell you what I did for the only diaper rash my son ever had. I haven't seen it on the last 20 replies so here goes. My son actully has a really bad reaction to an ear infection medicine, where it gives him baddddddd diarhea. The first 2 days I did the butt paste, which seem to hurt him, then I did corn starch/baby powder/hydrocortizone...one of it worked. I decided to do what my mother always did put good old vaseline on his butt and the diaper itself. Literally within 2 days it was almost completely gone, and it didn't irritate him at all. Another thing when he gets really dry patches of skin, lotions dont seem to do the trick, so I just rub vaseline on him after a bath and by the morning they are almost healed. Hope this helps. vasenline is cheap and does the trick for me, maybe it'll help you too.

T.
Mother of 15 mth old monkey married to daddy for 2 whole weeks............

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T.S.

answers from Cincinnati on

I have found that Aquaphor Healing Ointment is the best product to use. I used it on my kids when they were little - they had constant diaper rash due to antibiotic treatment. I also run a daycare and use it with my clients. You will see results overnight!

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K.Y.

answers from Canton on

desitin she could be allergic to the diapers

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C.M.

answers from Cleveland on

I have found the best cream for rashes is Pinxav. It's prounced Pink Salve. I used it on both my girls when they were little. I also used it on one who is now 15 the other day after softball practice. Her leg had a rash on the inside from rubbing. The next day it was good as new.

It may be hard to find but ask a pharmasist. It's worth it.

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I.D.

answers from Dayton on

Bordeaux's Butt Paste, you can buy it at grocery stores, pharmacies... best thing ever!!!! Also wash her with warm water and soap after every dirty diaper. That helped my daughter a lot to get better.

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L.D.

answers from Cleveland on

I know it's too late now, but for future reference, if you really slather on Vaseline or Vitamin A&D, the baby will not get a diaper rash in the first place. My 1st son got them all the time -- we were just using desitin, etc. But with my 2nd, I use a generous amount of Vaseline or A&D (buy the tub sizes), and he has had maybe 2 slight cases of diaper rash, and he's now 2. Good luck!!

B.F.

answers from Toledo on

C.,
I know you have had several responses but it sounds like a combo of yeast and diaper rash...I always use a equal portion of an antifungal cream, A&D cream and Neosporian cream...they have to be the creams....this will take care of yeast and rash...slather it on, especially overnight and it will be gone..my daugther was so bad once she would scream when air touched her bottom let alone water or any type of wipe. Is she teething? those are the worst rashes...Good luck let us know what you decide and if it worked...

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A.M.

answers from Cincinnati on

Have you talked to your dr? Sometimes this depevelopes into a yeast infection and you have to get an antibiotic ointment to clear it up. I have also gone through this with my son recently. We used several methids until I called the dr and we had the antibiotic ointment in cleared up in like 12 hours. Maybe not that quickly but it helped. I have also used triple paste, which worked on my other son, desitin ointment not the creamy, make sure you are using ointments and are rubbing them into the skin. But to me it sounds like you need to call the dr.

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S.M.

answers from Indianapolis on

Hi there. My response is crazy, BUT it does work. My son had a bad diaper rash, so I asked the pharmacist at Sam's Club what I should use and they recommended Athlete's Foot Cream. Diaper rash is a bacteria infection, just like what you get on your feet. I looked at her like she was nuts, but she said it's great. I tried my luck and purchased the cream, and wow...it was gone in a day or two! I have now told other people about this and it's worked miracles for them too. Good luck!

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R.L.

answers from Columbus on

My son had a similar problem and my Dr. suggested I mix Aquaphor and Mylanta into a cream and put that on the rash. The trick is in the mixing . Here's what I did. I put about a half a bottle of Mylanta and a cup of Aquapohor in the blender. This is key to getting it mixed. Otherwise you get a slimy mess. I then put the mixture in tupperware and put one container at all the places I change the baby. It takes a good 10 days but it cleared up and has never come back.

I hope this helps!

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B.S.

answers from Cincinnati on

A really bad diaper rash as you are describing may really be a yeast infection. When the skin sort of breaks like that...it's so painful for the child when the urine hits it. The best thing, after cleaning really well, is desitin (or other zinc-based ointment) followed by globs of petroleum jelly really smeared on, to keep the surface of the skin from coming in contact with the urine. That will NOT cure a yeast infection, however, you'll need a prescription ointment from the doctor. You may hate to have to take them to the doctor for this, but you will be AMAZED at the difference one application of the prescription ointment will make. Boys as well as girls can get yeast infection diaper rash. Oftentimes, you will see thrush in their mouths as well.... (sort of whitish spots on their tongue.) If they have thrush in the mouth, the doctor will prescribe a solution to squirt in the mouth, too. It's not really that dangerous to have a yeast infection, but if you've ever had one yourself, you know how uncomfortable it can be. If you have a good relationship with your pediatrition, they may even prescribe medications for it without an office visit. If that is what it is, and you get the prescription ointment...hold on to the leftovers...your child may develop it again and then you can just use the ointment and avoid all the delay and pain. Good luck!

J.D.

answers from Columbus on

Like the other moms, I suggest a trip to the Dr's to rule out yeast, as nothing over the counter will help with that. Once yeast is ruled out, you could try Beaudreaux Butt Paste (not sure I spelled it correctly) my hubby learned about this in nursing school, it is used in hospitals for diaper rash for all ages and only became available to the public a few years ago-doesn't smell to good, but we didn't buy it for the smell!
good luck :)

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D.W.

answers from Canton on

Pinxav (pronounced pink salve). Works immediately. Just be careful what it gets on as it will stain.

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B.S.

answers from Indianapolis on

My son doesn't get the kind of diaper rashes that your describing but when he does get a small one I use the "A&D ointment" it starts working the very first time you use it. You can start to see a major difference. It's not very expensive, at Wal-mart it like $2 for a pretty good size tube.
Good luck with it and I hope every thing works out for you and your son.

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A.M.

answers from Cleveland on

I don't know about the blood areas but my son was on ammoxicillan and his diapar rash was horrible.. The doctor recommened mixing aquaphor and liquid gas medicine I think mylax (in a blue bottle)... mix it until it is a thick paste and just put it all over... by the end of the day it had totally cleared up... did it for a few days and was all good! Hope this helps

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J.M.

answers from Columbus on

My son had this problem and I took him to the ped and they gave me some nystatin ointment that cleared it up within a day or two. The ped said it was yeast. Just a thought.

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A.S.

answers from Lima on

the best thing i have used and will only use for diaper rash is pure corn starch.

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S.M.

answers from Cleveland on

This just happened to my 11 month old son. Never had diaper rash before, so I was baffled! I used Balmex, not the cream, but the original. The original is much thicker than the cream. I changed him every 1 1/2 - 2 hours, made sure he was dry after wiped, and slathered on the Balmex. I also read to try to keep a diaper off for as long as you could, so I would change him and put him in his crib for 15 mins or so to 'air out'. My son had blister looking spots as well and it was so painful for him (and for me to see him like that!!!). Try the sensative wipes or a warm wash cloth too, that seemed to help. Thankfully, his cleared up in about a week. Good luck!!!

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R.B.

answers from Toledo on

I used Fuzzy Bunz cloth diapers for my baby, and she never had diaper rash. As for creams, go with something natural, such as Burt's Bees, that contains zinc oxide, which is healing. Also, use a detergent free of fragrance and dyes to wash your baby's diapers and clothes. Good luck!

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S.D.

answers from Indianapolis on

Leave the diaper off as much as possible.
Take her outside when it's sunny and let her run around bottomless, it helps.
Google "natural diaper rash cream" or "Maylox for diaper rash" or "making zinc diaper rash cream" and make your own.
When you use cream, SLATHER it on, don't rub it in.

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M.F.

answers from Toledo on

Sounds crazy, but when we were in that situation years ago, our pediatrician recommended making a paste by combining equal parts of Mylanta, Eucerin creme and Desitin. It worked amazingly!

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S.C.

answers from Fort Wayne on

My daughter gets severe diaper rash when she's sick. It's no fun that's for sure. First thing you need to do is stop using wipes. You can use a washcloth with warm water until the rash clears up. Baby wipes have some chemicals in them that can actually make the rash burn when it comes it contact with the wipe. And don't actually wipe the area, sort of just pat it enough to get the urine off. If she poops, rinse her bottom off in the sink. We always use Balmex for diaper rash and it works really well for us. You need to make sure that you're putting on a super thick layer. We don't even rub it in. You want it to make a nice barrier between the skin and the diaper. If you're rubbing it in like lotion, it's not doing it's job. If that doesn't work in a day or two,or the rash gets worse, call the doctor.

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L.M.

answers from Canton on

I swear by a product called Pink Xav (prounounced pink salve). It is phemenomenal. You might also want to try keeping the diaper completely off for a few moments sometimes. Could she be having an allergic reaction to something? Hope she is feeling better soon!

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J.C.

answers from Fort Wayne on

Hi C.... my daugther had a horrid rash following an ear infection and antibiotics. I summed it up to a yeast infection. It looked awful and painful, it was bright red, raised and looked blistered with some bloody spots. I bought some over the counter rash treatment called "TriplePaste" it's super thick and helped her from getting additional chaffing/rubbing from diapers and excessive changing of diapers and wipes. The cream and her "free air" time helped it heal about 80% and then stopped working. I would highly recommend allowing her some air time whenever you can. I tried to do it right after she fell asleep so I could keep the diaper under her but allow her to get some fresh air on her bottom. That really helps as well. The more air time the better. Once I realized the last little bit of her rash wasn't going away I called the doctor and told him what was going on and that I assumed it was a yeast infection. He prescribed some medicine and when I went to pick it up the pharmacist said that I could save $33 dollars by buying the same thing over the counter. She had me buy Lotramin (sp?) it's an antifungal cream generally used for athlete's foot. I was unsure at first and asked whether it was the same potentcy, medicine, effectiveness, etc. and the pharmacist reassured me it was. I asked how often I was supposed to use it and she said twice a day (NOT every time you change her diaper). This cream took care of it in a couple days and I felt tons better for her. If the above doesn't help and her bottom gets worse or stays the same for a few days I would seek your physician's advice. I hope her little bottom gets healed quickly.

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J.O.

answers from Cleveland on

let her play in a bathtub of warm baking soda water and then when possible let her run around without a diaper airing her out is one of the best ways to let those sores heal ,sometime staying in a diaper just aggervates it more .the baking soda use only like two tablespoons full and mix the water well it does help a lot . unfortually being locked into a diaper all day long does not allow her little bottom to breathe . there is also a cream called Butt creme it does help alot also ,,walmart carrys it . good luck hope it helps

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N.M.

answers from Indianapolis on

The word "severe" indicates that you need to go to the doctor immediately and also, indicates that she doesn't sleep well and always cry from the severe rash so, try to keep your eye on her to see whenever she needs to change,I mean don't wait too long and try to clean the diaper area with warm water every time you change her diaper and aerate the diaper area every day .And what I strongly recommended for you later for "mild" rash not for "sever" rash is Destin ointment

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W.A.

answers from Indianapolis on

Make sure your daughter's bottom is completely dry before you put a new diaper on. Do you let your her have "naked time"? This will help air out the diaper rash, and dry up the oozing spots. You can play with her for 15-20 minutes a day in an area where it doesn't matter if she tinkles on the floor (linoleum in the kitchen, or put down a couple of blankets). This really helped when my kids had bad diaper rash. I also agree with everyone who says stop using commercial wipes. I kept a roll of paper towels and a squirt bottle of plain water on my changing table.

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A.T.

answers from Indianapolis on

We use Dr. Smith's diaper ointment and it works very well when other ointments failed. However, I think you have to get it online. In Texas, we could buy it in retail stores. I haven't found any place that sells it in Indiana.

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B.C.

answers from Indianapolis on

I would also try to let her go diaper free for a little while - having the air to help it heal.

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T.D.

answers from Indianapolis on

Believe it or not, you baby needs a balance of good and bad bacteria in the colon and that gets rid of diaper rash naturally.

www.danielchapterone.com use promo code 122 A & B Biotropins and Genisis Oil. Those two products clear up diaper rash naturally and keep it away.

Good Luck and God Bless.

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B.B.

answers from Indianapolis on

It could be a yeast infection. I'd have the doctor check it out just to be safe, and if it is, ask for Riley's Butt Cream - it's a prescription.

They will likely suggest getting something like lotrimin (found in the "athlete's foot" section of the pharmacy), and to get something called "Bag Balm". It comes in a green tin, and is usually over with the lotion's. It works MUCH MUCH better than Aquafor, Vaseline, Desitin, whatever. We call it the miracle or magic balm.

Good luck!

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L.L.

answers from Columbus on

I went through this with my youngest. Number one, when you use wet wipes, dampen them with water to get some of the stuff that's in wet wipes off, otherwise it will sting her little bottom. number 2:BOUDREAUX'S BUTT PASTE This stuff is awesome. After 2 days of using it, my daughter had no more bloody diaper rash. my pediatrician recommended it. it's a little pricy, but it's well worth the price. I never use anything else. As a matter of fact, that's what I give at baby showers because I swear by it so much.

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C.H.

answers from Dayton on

hi C.. if after you have tried all that you try, and it doesn't go away, or gets worse, it may be a yeast infection. out of my 5 kids, 3 of them had yeast infections. and it def sounds like what you have described. total redness, bloody, seeping, rash like areas, etc. you can call your pediatrician and see if they will just call you something in, or i just ended up getting something over the counter. just use it sparingly. if it is a yeast infection, NO other diaper rash meds will work. i tried it all. and it only got worse. good luck with your little one. i feel for the both of you! (oh! try not to use soap down there in the area. the perfumes from the soaps can actually make it worse!)

C.

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M.D.

answers from Columbus on

Put my son in the yeast injection category also. I forget what our ped recommended but your responses from other moms do sound familiar.

Good luck

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W.L.

answers from Columbus on

I am sorry to hear that you are having this problem. Both of my children expierenced severe diaper rash and this was the advice my peditrician gave me. It really worked so give it a try. You can get all of these items at your local store Auqaphor ointment, Maloxx, A zinc oxide based diaper rash cream. Mix equal parts of all 3 of these together in a container until they are well blended then apply it to your daughters bottom. The Maloxx will help cool and soothe the skin, the Aquaphor will help heal the skin and the diaper rash cream will help protect the skin. I used to mix a bunch of this up and keep in in a closed container to have around, then at the slightest sign of a rash I would use it. I hope this helps.

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M.R.

answers from Columbus on

C.,

We used a hair dryer on low after every change and then would slather on Desitin, A&D, or Dr,, Budraux's Butt Paste (a southern cream that is great) We also let ours go without a diaper for a while every day if we could. The dryer really works! If it does not improved, be aware that they can have a yeast infection and might need a prescription.

M.

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N.S.

answers from Columbus on

The two best ointments I have used is Triple Paste, which you can get at Kroger's or Babies R Us or a mixture of Aquaphor and Maalox 1:1. The Aquaphor and Maalox works the best for my son. If your baby's diaper rash is severe, you may want to call the pediatrician and see if they can look at it. If it's a yeast infection, they can either give you an over the counter med or they'll tell you to use Lotrimin.
Another tip is, to keep the diaper off her as much as you can and let the rash dry out. We usually just put some toys in the bathtub and let my son play in there... when he pees, it's easy to pull him right out and clean everything up quickly. If it's nice outside, let her run around naked outside...

N.V.

answers from Columbus on

no time to read down and see if anyone else suggested this already, but my daughter was prone to diaper rashes as an infant and we were told to get a mixture of AQUAFOR & MALOX -- you can get it mixed up from the pharmacy, or buy the 2 and mix it on your own. Our ped. wrote a prescription to get it from the pharmacy.
It works as a barrier and acid reducer -- was very helpful.

Best wishes, I know it's not fun!

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M.D.

answers from Indianapolis on

Have you tried Beadreux's Butt Cream? I'm sure I spelled it wrong, but it is great. You can get it at any pharmacy or Wal-Mart type of store.

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