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What beside desitine helps a really bad diaper rash?

My 10 mo old daughter had a diaper rash for a few days before it was ok and was going away but desitine isnt helping and i dont have anything else for it, she screams when i use wipes and that just make it worse so i dont know what to do. Imna call her DR tomorrow cause she wont sleep cause of it hurting.... I dont have a diaper on her right now cause of that making it worse too...
Again i dong know what to do.

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Asked by rachelxmichelle at 1:04 AM on Jun. 23, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The doc told me to use A&D ointment, not the cream. And to rinse his butt off when he poops instead of wipping him for a full 24 hours, and to let his butt air dry as often as possible. This cleared it up in no time.

    Answer by honestycounts at 1:09 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • you could try cloth diapers?

    Answer by kate_jocelyn at 1:37 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

    Give her a sits bath after every diaper change ( a sits bath is washing her butt in the sink with water only)and keep a diaper off of her as long as you can for as many times as you can. My son has cronic diaper rash, thats why i know a lot about this.
    Anyway you can try desatin but only the original, not creamy. You can try eucerin too. Or you might want to try a talc free baby powder. And ALWAYS make sure her butt is completly dry before putting the diaper back on and before putting and diape rash cream on. If you put cream on while her butt is still moist you will make it worse. But the sits baths will probably help the most. If she has little white bumps in the rash she might have a yeast diaper rash and should be seen for it.

    Answer by libbykate at 1:41 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • I want to try cloth diapers but i dont have any and cant get to a store to get any, so i dont know what to do, but ill at least try the rinsing her but off instead of wiping it that might help Alot. I think i do have A&D Ointment so ill try that...
    Thanks! =]

    Answer by rachelxmichelle at 1:43 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • Are you sure it is diaper rash and not a yeast infection? If it is a yeast infection it will look more like the skin is peeling!

    Answer by lovintnmomof3 at 1:52 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • instead of wipes, use a washcloth with warm water... makes sure the perianal area is all completely free of any poop that you can see... like the previous poster said, if it's yeast, it will look a lot different. If that's the case, you can use over the counter yeast infection cream... the sitz baths help too... and keeping the diaper off as long as possible so the skin can breathe...

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • The absolute best thing I have found is called "butt paste" Seriously! It's thick so it's a good barrier and it actually smells good!

    Answer by Homermomof3 at 2:27 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • fresh air, corn starch, and cloth diapering!

    Answer by shetibo at 3:11 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • oh yeah... dont use wipes just a washcloth with water

    Answer by shetibo at 3:11 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • First stop using wipes and switch to a warm wet cloth. Next, let her go diaperless. She might pee or poop on the floor, but the air helps tremendously. There is also an ointment you can buy in the baby section that is called "triple" something. It says it's for severe diaper rashes that won't go away.
    If that doesn't work then get her to a doctor because it could be a yeast rash and those are harder to get rid of.

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 7:14 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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