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My 4 year old sons bottom keeps itching him. He recently had a rash (he was wiping by himself and it was clearly too early) but it's cleared up and I have been wiping for him. What can I do for this?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (9)
  • I say that you should just put a thin layer of A&D or Vaseline on there just as a barrier to prevent any itching or moisture irritations. GL.

    Wish2Be

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:30 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Could be a yeast infection as well, if it persists. Practice and teach good wiping habits ( i know you know, just had to say), avoid high sugary foods for awhile, and have him 'air out' his bottom once a day or so.

    IMO skip the wet wipes as excess moisture in the area can contribute to rashes and itching (which is also why I suggested the air part)
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 3:54 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Use diaper rash ointment just like you did when he was a baby. My daughter went through this for awhile until she learned to wipe properly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I did use diaper rash cream when he had the rash and it treated it. I was more looking for an answer for the actual itching.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:51 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • get the flushable wipes, that helps
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 3:53 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I agree with above posters:)
    ceciliam

    Answer by ceciliam at 6:34 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Do you still use powder down there after showers or baths? That should help reduce irritation which will lead to itching.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:20 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I would start using wipes again. At least until he's able to get past the itchiness.
    KristinRox

    Answer by KristinRox at 11:12 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Thanks Guys!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:25 AM on May. 17, 2011

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