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Bad Diaper Rash! Help

Hi my daughter is16 months and has a really bad diaper rash. Its been bleeding and blistering and i dont know if im still suppose to put desitin on it or not or if there is something out there to help it. we dont have med insurance right now so i cant take her to the dr. and she keeps pooping in the middle of the night and not waking up so its making it worse... What do i do?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Mar. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (6)
  • 1. Soak her in the tub with water only - NO SOAP of any kind.
    2. Pat her dry and let her have a little naked time.
    3. Thickly cover the area with antibiotic ointment and put her diaper back on.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3 until the rash is no longer blistered and bleeding.
    5. Switch to A&D Ointment.
    6. Use only soft cloths with water (NOT WIPES) when you clean her at diaper changes, and slather on a lot of ointment each time. You might even consider dipping her bottom in water at diaper changes for a while.

    The antibiotic ointment will help heal the broken skin and also numb it just a little.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • stop putting on diaper cream and using wipes
    wash her butt with a warm washcloth and let her "air dry" for a while

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:31 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Ive been letting her air out to and using a warm wash cloth but i didnt know about creams

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Go to the dr. Your baby either has a yeast infection diaper rash or a bacterial infection diaper rash. Only a dr can tell you which it is for sure. He will either give you an antibiotic oinment or an antifungal depending on what it is. My son had a bad rash at the same age and the dr tested it and it turned out to be Strep! It will get worse fast if not treated properly.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 1:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Med insurance or not, go to the dr. Go to the ER if you have to, but the doctor would be cheaper and you could put it on your credit card to pay it out. ThrivingMom is right. It is an infection and must be treated by a doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Mar. 22, 2010

  • Dr. sounds like more then just a rash. No need to run to the er for this though. I think it's silly when Moms say that. ER is for emergencies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Mar. 22, 2010