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Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

How do I treat and prevent diaper rash?

Re: How do I treat and prevent diaper rash?

The Bump Expert

Diaper rashes are par for the course in a new baby's life. It happens when baby's sensitive skin has been sitting in moisture for too long, and some babies' skin is more sensitive than others’. The best way to prevent diaper rash is to apply a barrier diaper cream that contains zinc oxide, which protects the skin from the moisture in the diaper. Another good way is to let your baby's butt dry out a few times a day -- lay down a waterproof pad and just let your baby hang out diaper-less...he may even enjoy it! Sometimes the naturally occurring yeast on the skin can also super-infect a diaper rash, causing painful or itchy little red bumps, usually around the anus or in the folds in the genital area. When you see that, consult your pediatrician for a prescription antifungal cream.

Dr. Cheryl Wu

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Our newborn got a really bad rash due to using wipes. We tried EVERYTHING to clear it up until my husband went online and discovered an old rememdy - "Bag Balm" it cleared up the rash w/in a week. We use it to this day and she is 3 months old.

Robinturtle |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

The best thing i've used is Malox!! Just rub on a little with a cotton ball and it clears up super fast!

katiemc211 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My doctor told me to use triple paste. It is kind of expensive but it really works. Target has it.

eighme77 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My little one had really bad diaper rash. We used Balmex and it was almost cleared by the next day! Wonderful product!

Danalk6 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Aquaphor

angelfoodnc |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

We had the pampers from the hospital. When we ran out of them we were using cheap no name diapers. Our baby got a horrible rash that just kept getting worse. Her butt was cherry red and then started getting raw. At first we didnt realize that the rash started as pretty soon after we ran out of pampers. At first all we still used cheap diapers--tried desitin at every changing. changing IMMEDIATELY after her pooping or peeing. using a squirt bottle instead of wipes to clean her butt. Finally i put two and two together and we got some pampers. the rash looked better the next day, just using pampers and desitin. Huggies work too, but she needs a really good diaper... one that pulls the moisture away and locks it away. the pampers swaddlers seem to do that with the mesh lining and everything. some babies can only wear certain brands. i think her daddy could only wear luvs. we used some loves bc we got a pack from our baby shower... they didnt give her a rash, but if it didnt get changed right away it leaked. her grandma's coworker's daughter and her husband are both drs (one a ped and the other a dermatologist) the said to prevent diaper rash to use cloth diapers. their child NEVER had diaper rash.

aray06 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My guy had awful diaper rash....I found as soon as I switched to warm wash clothes instead of wipes, it cleared right up.

cydneyhull |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

two words: CORN STARCH; use it like baby powder its awesome and cheap

mjpayce |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Zinc oxide protection like Boudreaux's Butt Paste works. Also, my doctor said to aim the blow dryer on the low cool setting at the baby's behind after you've cleaned baby up but, obviously, before you put on the new diaper. Do this for about 20 seconds and then put the new diaper on. The air dries the skin and kills the yeast that can make diaper rash worse. My daughter actually seems to like it ... also, the noise of the blow dryer will calm her down if she's fussy during diaper changes.

AshNLeti |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

After three weeks of a rash and using Desitin and Rx butt paste without relief, an on-line recommendation solved the issue for us and our then 7 month old daughter. At bath time, add chamomile and or calendula tea bags and oatmeal to the bath water(Make your own tea and oatmeal bags with cheesecloth). Bathe twice a day if possible. Dry bottom and genital area well before diapering and apply Calendula cream to the affected area. Turns out the rash was actually caused by the "Sensitive" wipes we had been using. While the rash was clearing up, we used warm wet wash cloths at changing times. Now we use Lansinoh wipes and have no problems.

CrisNChristo |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

A&D was the only thing that cleared up my babies diaper rash.

erliving1 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

calmoseptine. Have to get it in the pharmacy but, Some family members of mine have to use it due to problems with their back end and after one use with my son i saw a big difference. I went out and bought some for my son and use it at first sight of a diaper rash. Gotta nip it in the butt.

Lynnybell |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My son has a diaper rash, he's 2 months old and it's his first. I left him with my SIL Saturday night to have a date night with my husband (first one since baby!) and she let him sit in a wet diaper for 3 hours! Who does that? She won't be babysitting for us anymore.

abrowne103 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

When my baby had a diaper rush I tried different lotions.But they didn't worked until the doctor discovered it was due to Candida infection.I also developed symptoms of the same infections.Fortunately the Threelac Candida treatment worked and now I got rid of the problem

AudreySimpson |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

our dr told us to use this cream called Pinxav (sp??). its behind he counter at the pharmacy but its not a Rx. just go to the pharmaceutics and ask for it, its a bit expensive but it works wonders! my son had a rash so bad it was bleeding but after a few days of using Pinxsav it cleared up and now it looks 100% better! :)

TabbieSaiKumar |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Corn Starch!! It works every time and so inexpensive :)

dorindaks |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Our baby started getting a little bit of a rash while we were using disposables (Pampers Swaddlers from the hospital) and we used Desitin to clear it up. That works fine, but now that we're using cloth diapers, there is no rash whatsoever. You can't use Desitin or other standard diaper rash creams with cloth diapers because it could mess up the absorbancy (from what I've read online), and there are creams that are cloth diaper safe, but we haven't needed them at all. We've been using Thirsties All-in-One diapers. Just as easy as disposables, and instead of worrying about going out and buying more diapers, I just throw them in the wash. I saw an earlier commenter on this thread mention cloth diapers, so I figured I'd add my two cents in case anyone was curious. They are super easy, they wash up just fine with no stains, and for my son, they eliminated diaper rash right from the get-go. We got ours from Amazon.

ejtozour |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My son had diaper rash too. We were told to use only pampers and clean his bottom with wet cotton balls. He had big rashes with wipes. Thanks to that: we haven't had a diaper rash for 3 months. Every time he had a rash I felt I was a bad mom because I thought I didn't change his diaper enough, well that was not the reason. He was fine being changed at every feeding.

alexandrineblanc |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

A warm baking soda bath and a little bit of nudie time works really well. If the rash looks really raw it could be a yeast rash and an anti fungal cream (we use generic athletes foot cream!) with a layer of triple paste over it usually gives my daughter immediate relief! We also only use pampers swaddlers. Huggies are ok too, but the swaddlers are by far the best.

Caru959 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Despite using cloth diapers, expensive diapers, changing frequently and using ointments my baby kept getting diaper rash and it even turned into a yeast infection. But once I started patting her dry after wiping her clean it all stopped. Try patting them dry with something before putting on a new diaper. You can use a pre-fold, a clean dry wash cloth, toilet paper, or whatever. Also let their bottoms get some air time too. The key is clean and dry.

Heyneets |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

I would rather prefer water and soap, are very good in comparison with baby napkins, Also Sudocrem works well for rash.

PompaSan |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

On our baby gab we apply cornstarch it works so well. Gab always watch and play educational cool math games every time he's on bed .

nishamom |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My baby is 2 years old and we had bad diaper rash. sometimes rash goes beyond the diaper area. it spreads to legs and back. Most of the medications and creams did not work properly. when we stopped using prescribed meds, it appeared quickly. now I have discovered a new cream I chose it because it is cortisone and steroid free unlike prescribed meds. all the redness and rash disappeared and surprisingly, the rash at the behind disappeared completely. CORESATIN is its name. you should try the pink one and you would observe the redness and rash goes away in the first week.

megansea |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Redness and soreness caused by nappy rash can happen fast. So it’s comforting to know that there are ways to help treat and protect your baby.I will sue baby wipes,baby nappy rash gel and cream . read more http://www.johnsonsbabyme.com/en/nappy-rash

click2advice |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

My twins had diaper rash soooo bad that their poor lil bums were bleeding! Our pediatrician gave us a recipe and it was a miracle cream for us. Do equal parts of zinc oxide ( we found that calmoseptine has the highest % in it you find it behind the counter at your pharmacy no RX needed) the Eucerin cream, & Eucerin Aquaphor mix all together and use at each changing. With this mix you get your healing element, water proofing and moisturizing.

Aahernandez18 |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

Please try Honest company diapers. they are organic cotton breathable pampers for babies that have sensitive skin.

Yumarija |

Q&A: Dealing with diaper rash?

I use soft toilet paper and olive oil instead of baby wipes. My baby stopped getting diaper rash since I started doing that.

julotti |