What is the best product or home remedy to use on a bad diaper rash?

My son rarely gets diaper rash. He has maybe had 3 the whole 2 years that he has been alive. However, this one is not going away. What do you ladies use that really seems to work?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When I was pregnant with my third, an experienced mom taught me this trick...put some cornstarch in an old sock, and gently pat it against the baby's bottom. I tried lots of different things with my first two, and this is by far the best treatment I've tried.
    flmom321

    Answer by flmom321 at 9:25 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • i use resinol.. you can get it in the pharmacy.. it's pink and very thick.. it works great on my son!
    VictinaG

    Answer by VictinaG at 9:25 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • And I guess I should have added tie a knot at the end of the sock!
    flmom321

    Answer by flmom321 at 9:26 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • I put maalox on my son's butt and let it dry. The doctor told me about this last year and it works great.
    BubblesB

    Answer by BubblesB at 9:29 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • i have tried everything, the only thing that worked on my 1 year old is called butt paste. you can usually find it anywhere they sell diaper rash cream. hope this helps
    lilredsfrm67

    Answer by lilredsfrm67 at 9:37 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • Do you need a perscription for the resinol?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • What kind of Maalox do you use? Just plain old Maalox? And apply it straight Maalox? (You don't dilute it any way?)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • Regular plain maalox. Yep just put it straight on his butt. Let it dry for about 5 min.
    BubblesB

    Answer by BubblesB at 9:45 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • Lotriman for athletes foot!! Same bacteria in athletes foot as in a diaper rash. my doctor turned me onto this 14 years ago. Lotriman was made for diaper rash but because it was so strong they couldn't market it for that.
    Get the cream. Not powder. It does not burn and it will clear up within a few hours!!!
    kscmbz

    Answer by kscmbz at 10:08 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • I also use the cornstarch. It works great and quickly. My son had terrible diaper rash when he was teething and nothing helped, I tried all the expensive stuff and then my mom said.."Try This!" It worked great, and I have never bought anything else since.
    Good luck.
    NewMommyin06

    Answer by NewMommyin06 at 10:09 AM on Jan. 19, 2009

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