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diaper rash?

my daughter has one of the worst diaper rashes i have ever seen i have tried almost every brand of cream there is.. it goes away and then the next day it is back.. i am about ready to call the doctor.. unless anybody has any suggestions for anything else i could do.. ??????

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Asked by addiesmom01 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • Have you thought of switching to cloth diapers? We use cloth and have never had a rash. Cloth diapers have come a long way and are just like disposables, but get washed. No pins. No prefolds, no plastic pants, no fuss! There are tons of great sites out there like and Also, when my nephew got a bad rash my mom told my sister to wash him really well with a plain soap such as irish springs at every diaper change. It dried it out in a few days. Best of luck!

    Answer by navy-wife at 12:09 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • it might be a yeast rash, I have used over the counter jock itch cream on my son, you can also geta prescription for the doctro for nystantin. Works wonders :-)

    Answer by Crystal42683 at 12:28 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Happy Hiney cream..... here's the recipe:
    Equal parts of 1. Hydrocortisone cream
    2. Zinc oxide (Desitin or Boudreau's Butt Paste, etc)
    3. Lotrimin (anitfungal cream)
    And just a "splash" of Mylanta or Maalox (just enough to make it a little more pastey)

    Use w/ every diaper change.
    The hydrocortisone helps w/ inflammation.... the zinc oxide is just a good diaper cream.... the lotrimin will clear up any possible yeast.... the Maalox/Mylanta is soothing.
    Stop using diaper wipes.... only use damp rags...... also change diapers frequently.

    If this doesn't work after a couple days, then call your pediatrician.... they will likely prescribe a cream like Nystatin or Vusion.

    Answer by a.butler at 12:30 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Call the doc. Good chance it's a yeast cream. If OTCs don't work, and changing the diaper brand doesn't help then try cloth.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • My son had a horrible diaper rash and I tried EVERYTHING and nothing worked. The doctor finally prescribed "miracle butt cream" and it worked in the first day! Call your doctor.

    Answer by sassyhettel at 10:11 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • My kids doctor told us that if a diaper rash doesn't go away after 3 days with treatment then it's probably a yeast rash. Give the doc a call.

    Answer by jms124 at 10:18 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • My daughter also had a bad rash but dont worry it will be fine. Dont use wet wipes just use plain water to clean up n dry it well. The doctor prescribed "sudocream" it worked!!!!! shift from diaper to cloth ones it will really help a lot!! Take care

    Answer by Delnaz at 7:43 AM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • try over the counter triple paste. apply a thick barrier at each diaper change and only wipe away what is dirty (wiping away all every time only irritates the butt more). if the OTC are not working, call the DR for a presciption strength.maybe some nystatin

    Answer by megancaleca at 8:23 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

  • first off, do not use cloth diapers. CLOTh diapers keeps the wetness on her will get worse.
    use water not wipes, after you clean her use a&d lotion, a&d or aquaform creates a barrier, the piss or poop does not sit on her skin but has a protective shield, when she takes a bath put a lil bit of baking soda in the water, if its warm let her run aroundin justa diaper. heat makes it worse

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:01 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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