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Bad Rash

my son is almost 5 months and he has had the poops...and started a few days ago...then he started to get red on his left ball...i was powdering it...then i just went to change him and he is red from privates straight down the middle too his butt crack...his cheeks are not red...i go to wipe him when he is poopy and he just screams...thinking its from pooping so much....wat is the best way to help it?? cream?? baby powder?? please help....thanks

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Asked by jess_angelica at 8:48 AM on May. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's very hard to say without seeing it, but I would try "Butt Paste". There is a commercial product out there, but I think the homemade version is better, see here:

    After you clean him, make sure his skin is dry, not moist at all (leave the diaper off for a couple of minutes) before putting cream/ powder, anything back on.

    If he develops bumps/rash, he may need a prescription cream, and you are going to need to take him to the doc to determine what kind.


    Answer by kjrn79 at 9:00 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • ok thanks..............

    Answer by jess_angelica at 9:03 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • yes and no wipes for now, use a warm washcloth and clean him that way. even sensative wipes burn their lil butts. poor guy hope he feels better soon and if not by tomorrow call his doc. gl.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 9:15 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • oh and also has the pooping stopped? if not call his doc today, just to be sure the baby stays hydrated.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 9:16 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • Don't use any more powder, ever. I have had 3 babies and never even had powder in the house. My pediatrician says powder feeds yeast and leads to a yeast infection rash. You can get a cup of water and add 1 Tablespoon of white vingegar to it and use this to wash of your baby's diaper rash area. Then use a blow dryer to dry him off really well. After he's dry, apply some diaper rash ointment. If it seem to improve a bit, then you're dealing with a yeast rash. You can get some monistat cream and apply it at every diaper change, then diaper rash ointment over it, until the rash is gone, then apply the monistat 3 times daily for one week after the rash is gone. If it doesn't seem to be yeast, then you will have to take him to the dr. Babies can get bacterial infection diaper rashes. Diaper rashes can even be strep or staph. My DS needed an antibiotic cream once to clear up his rash.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:16 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • Ok he still been pooping assuming it was a bug too...ok no goes into doc on the 18th of june i will try the warm wash cloth and i have butt creme i will try on it as well...i saw on another post to sit him in water with a little bit of baking powder or soda cant remmebr whihc..i just feel like crap like i did something wrong...and after every change whihc i try to do every 2 hrs i hardly touch him with the wipe and he screams then change him as fast as i can and then have to hold him for like 10 min to calm him down he started out on similac advanced and then i had to swtich him to the sensitive one and seems like he poops more from 3am- about 10 am....i hope its just a bug and it passes soon!! when i first had him i was using teh senstive wipes and he got a rash nothing like he has know...when i changed him just like 10 min ago... his pee pee hole is red??

    Answer by jess_angelica at 9:23 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • I have always like the original a&d creme. My daughter had a really bad yeast rash when she was a couple of months old and it cleared it up. She also had a rash all over her body once and it worked on that too. I also was told to never use powder.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:29 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • Ok..........thanks to all you moms............. :)

    Answer by jess_angelica at 9:29 AM on May. 23, 2010


    Answer by angelairelan at 9:22 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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