Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Diaper Rash HELP!

Poor Baby! She constantly has a diaper rash. She has the kind right now that I have to change her diaper every 20 minutes. It is crazy red and burns her so bad. I have tried Aquafor, Desitin, Coconut Oil, Lotrimin, and Corn Starch. I don't use wipes. I give her a bath, wash her bottom every time with anti-bacterial soap then let her air dry for as long as I am able.  BUT, nothing is helping and I want to cry every time I change her because she sucks her stomach in, sucks in air, and cries so hard.

"I would LOVE you forever if you have any suggestions for 'my' buttocks."  Love, Damaris

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  1. OH! Poor, sweet baby! I will say a little prayer for her. Isaac used to get such bad diaper rashes too...

    Just a thought, do you think it could have anything to do with a food allergy? I've been reading up so much on that stuff lately...and have often wondered it myself with my children (and...well, myself). Good luck!

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    1. Our 2 year old gets terrible terrible rashes when she has too much dairy, especially milk, yogurt or ice cream.

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  2. We have had the BEST luck with Triple Paste. Someone gave it to me as a baby shower gift 4 years ago and we are now on our 3rd tub (and 3rd baby)! It is expensive but I don't even hesitate anymore! We have used Desitin and it is NOTHING compared to this.
    http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Paste-Medicated-Ointment-16-Ounce/dp/B000GCL2B8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352869854&sr=8-1&keywords=triple+paste (Our Target sells it and it is cheaper than that, and they have smaller containers, too!)

    If it is yeasty, we use Zeasorb for a couple days to clear that part up - it is a powder that is actually for athlete's foot. Our doctor suggested it when we had a rash that would NOT go away, with white patches. After a couple days the white patches cleared up and we switched back to the Triple Paste. I found it at CVS. After 2 or 3 diaper changes using it, I noticed a huge improvement.

    It may also be aggravated by food. We had to limit citrus for a while with our oldest because of this problem. :(

    Poor Damaris! It is SO heartbreaking when they have a bad rash like that. I hope you can find something effective that clears it up fast!

    ~ Colleen (long time reader and admirer of your beautiful family, usually quiet in the combox) :)

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  3. One thing I've found in situations like this is just giving my babe bananas, yogurt, more bananas :) to plug them up a bit so their buns have time to heal. This last baby we experimented with a no-grain diet and we ZERO rashes! He is 21 months now! I don't know how much that helps other than I haven't noticed nearly as many acidic poops that would cause instant rashes in my others. I am so sorry and will pray that all is well by morning for D's (and your!) sake...

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  4. My daughter got the same thing and we actually got prescribed diaper rash cream from the dr., it has nystatin and zinc (her rash is similar to what you describe) it cleared up almost all of if after one application. Also another way to help her air dry her rear is just put cotton bloomers on her without a diaper, so that way if she does potty there wont be a puddle.

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  5. I too was going to ask if you thought that maybe it was a food allergy. I know with some of the rashes that get THAT bad and won't go away, there is an underlying problem. Once that is found the rash usually goes away. Another thought was the nystatin ( it could be a yeast infection).

    Prayers, hope the pumpkin feels better soon!

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  6. Triple paste!! Best diaper cream there is. Expensive but their butt will look better after one application...even a diaper rash that was once so bad their butt was bleeding. Using it on 4th child. One jar has lasted a year and I put a little on every night before bed preventatively.

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  7. Probably worth giving your pediatrician a call. One time ours recommended some combination that I can't remember exactly, but I know hydrocortisone cram was part of it and it worked wonders. I'll say a prayer!

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  8. Call your pediatrician! But Boudreaux's Butt Paste, Badger Balm, and/or Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm are all really great products. If it's a yeast-related diaper rash, a baking soda bath/spritz could work- or diluted apple cider vinegar sprayed on her bum. I've heard that coconut oil even works (I'd use the cold-pressed organic kind, though). Hope it clears up soon- poor baby!

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  9. I'm not an expert on this but I would look into food allergies or if you're lucky just switching diaper brands. I don't know if you use disposable or cloth but if disposable sometimes the perfumes and chemicals in a certain brand can cause wicked rashes. And if cloth, then it could be the soap. The only diaper rash we've ever had was when we were using a certain soap (made BY the cloth diaper people). Hope that helps?? Poor baby!

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  10. Claire had a horrible rash and we wound up getting a cream from the doctor that was amazing. Another thing that helped was letting her go overnight with no diaper. I know it seems so messy and yucky but it was worth it. We just put multiple towels down in the crib and if I was up at all during the night, I would remove the top layer. That helped a TON- aired her out for a good 13-14 hours.

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  11. Google yeast rash... its notorious for persistent redness and it doesn't usually go away without a prescription for yeast cream.

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  12. Bordeaux Butt paste, extra strength worked wonders for our Kolbe. Could be the diaper brand, your diet, her diet, etc . . . so sorry!

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  13. I would consider food allergies. I would also be really hesitant with the anti-bacterial soap. That can be harsh and, while it probably isn't a cause for rash, it might make it worse. A little gentle soap (no dyes, no fragrances, etc) and water should be enough.

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  14. Chances are it sounds like this is more of a yeast rash and not a diaper rash. In that case, you need a RX from the Dr. My baby had what I thought was diaper rash and it was really a yeast rash. I tried everything and it just got worse. Finally I look her into the Dr. If it has "satellite" looking patches it is yeast rash. The Dr Rx Nyastin. I would let the baby be diaper less for a few hrs each day to dry it out, but do get her into the Dr.

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  15. It does sound like yeast. Sounds like its worth a trip to the pediatrician, anyways.

    If you don't want to leave her completely diaperless, you could try putting her in a flat cloth diaper during the day (the cotton kind that is basically a thin square of cotton that you fold up) with no diaper cover until the rash clears. That way she could air out without getting floor, furniture, you, etc. wet or dirty. Since you're changing her so frequently anyways, you could just change her every time you felt that she was damp. I have read that before covers were common, rash was also much less common because of the air circulation.

    You have to wash them with a no-additive detergent (we like Mountain Green, which you can buy online), but they wash up very easily and dry quickly. And they're cheap (get them at greenmountaindiapers.com).

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  16. Sounds like yeast to me too. My girls seem to have issues with that. I call for a prescription diaper rash cream. It has three different things in it, one that deals with yeast. It's always better after one application.

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  17. If it's yeast related: gently clean her bottom. Dry it with a blow dryer (make sure you hold it back a ways and put it on the low/no heat setting). Get her completely dry. Get a probiotic in powder form (or take a capsule and break it open). Make a little paste with it using water. Apply to the rash area. Do this each time. It also helps to let her go diaperless so the area can really air out. Two of my kiddos had this problem and were very sensitive to types of cloth diapers and needing to be changed a lot. ALSO - if it's yeast related eliminate sugars and starches from your/her diet for a while. It should clear it up. Hope that helps.

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  18. PS Just clean her bottom with a gentle wash cloth and water. No soaps etc. That will burn.

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  19. okay I've HEARD coconut oil works wonders --- but have never tried it. We've been spared in this department thus far .... def praying for the poor little thing!!! And her momma!!

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  20. poor sweet girl! I'm sure this sounds so weird, but I squirt breastmilk on everything that ails baby skin, from psoriasis patches to diaper rash. Seriously effective. Dirty hippie over here.

    We use arbonne herbal diaper cream, i've never tried anything else on my guys. It has zinc oxide as opposed to petroleum as the moisture barrier agent, so it is much better for their skin. I think california baby and bordroux are similar.

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  21. YOU take an oral probiotic for at least a month.
    Try clothe diapers. Every single time I throw a disposable on my babe, she breaks out. Every time. I switch back to clothe and she clears up.
    Highly recommend BumGenius. Highly recommend.

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  22. My son had diaper rash so badly that his poor bum would bleed sometimes. Have you tried A&D ointment? My mom swore by it, and it really worked for my son. It didn't hurt to put it on his bottom either, he would cry for other things.

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  23. Sure sounds like a yeast infection. Get the Nystatin or try over the counter Monostat.

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  24. Sounds like a yeast infection to me. When we had this before, I'd mix up my own lotion. I can't remember what it was exactly, but something like this... Mix up an over the counter anti fungal (Lotrimin maybe?) with A and D and aquaphor. I'm pretty sure we have some Nystatin here too if you want to borrow it, instead of using the over the counter. My phone is out of order so give me an email if you'd like to use it. Also, take probiotics yourself to pass on to her.

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  25. My mother-in-law always swore by the "pink cream" that comes in the satin hands sets from Mary Kay. It is the extra emollient night cream. Thankfully I never had to use it for Gabbie, but I think my sister-in-law has used it and it worked. (bonus is it smells nice too :)

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  26. BAG BALM- Only thing that worked for Sam. You can get it at any pharmacy place. One jar will last forever too!

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  27. Yes! Yes! TRIPLE PASTE! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Our second-born was hospitalized with Rotavirus several years ago and had such severe diaper rash that he bled every time we had to change him. The hospital pharmacy whipped up a miracle cream for us that literally worked within hours. That cream is now available over the counter under the name Triple Paste. Worth. Every. Penny.

    I have enjoyed your blog so much. We are a pastor's family in Iowa and I also direct a Classical Conversations Community. (My husband's family all live in Omaha and Lincoln. Go Big Red!) Your heart for Jesus and for your family is such a refreshing joy to read.

    Praying for that little bum!
    Kate Weaver

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  28. Sometimes just letting them go around bare-bottomed for a bit lets it dry out and the rash simmer down... for like 15-20 minutes after you change a diaper. So sorry for baby's poor bottom.

    I've heard many stories of unceasing diaper rash being linked to yeast and/or being helped by probiotics (taken by the mom). Good luck!

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  29. Aquaphor and Maalox. Mix together in 1:1 ratio. You can add in some Lotrimin to the mixture if it looks like it might be yeast (beefy read with little satellite lesions). Good luck!

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  30. My youngest had a terrible rash - I tried many diaper creams (A&D, Desitin), and even the pediatrician-prescribed Nystatin (which made the rash worse!), before I finally found California Baby diaper rash cream. Smelled so good, and cleared the rash up in no time. It is more expensive than some brands, but was well-worth it. It was the only thing that helped! Seriously amazing.

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  31. Vitamin E capsuls- break and smear on her skin, and use cloth diapers until it clears up. Or, at least, some sort of soft cotton cloth inside a disposable until its gone. Poor baby-- I hate it when they suffer like that!! ":(

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  32. Sweet one is probably all better by now, but I just want to toss one thing out that worked for us...Lansinoh lanolin for breastfeeding mothers. It's a little purple tube that sells for just under $10 at our Target and Walmart. I used it for myself while nursing our kids, and then discovered how well it worked on broken skin when warmed up a little bit. It is quite thick coming out of the tube, but stays put on skin even after softened. Miracle cream, seriously.

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  33. Hopefully you have resolved this issue, but if not, try a THICK layer of Vasiline covered with a heavy coat of cornstarch. Our 2nd would break out in an instant task with ANY fruit. We tried every cream on the market, and several Rx creams. Nothing worked. I finally went with the old fashioned method an older lady had told me to use and because of the barrier that the Vasiline makes on their skin and the quick absorption of liquid by the corn starch, it worked. It is all we use now in any of the kids. Jeanna

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  34. I think I remember my doc tell me to change the brand of diapers, we did and that helped.

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  35. Triple Paste - pricey but worth it. Also, Butt Paste Maximum Strength. Desitin does nothing for my kids' rash, the other two creams I mentioned worked instantly.

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  36. I think trying some home remedies for diaper rash over your baby is a one way to eliminate its rashes. :)

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