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Old 04-14-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Diaper rash

What is everyone using for diaper rash these days?

My son's friends were over with their year old son yesterday, his diaper rash is pretty bad. They're using Desitin (original) but I'm not sure if that's the best these days?
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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What is everyone using for diaper rash these days?

My son's friends were over with their year old son yesterday, his diaper rash is pretty bad. They're using Desitin (original) but I'm not sure if that's the best these days?
Desitin sort of helped. However, the best solution for Max's toosh was olive oil and coconut oil.
Also - she should look into what he is eating, sometimes it can mean that he is allergic to something.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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Desitin sort of helped. However, the best solution for Max's toosh was olive oil and coconut oil.
Also - she should look into what he is eating, sometimes it can mean that he is allergic to something.
Straight oil or coconut oil? My youngest is 15, it's been a while lol

Yeah, my thought was juices, pretty sure that's his main drink. I will mention to her about foods & allergies.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:08 PM
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Desitin in the purple box is much better - I use it instead of the regular formula and my daughter rarely gets a rash.

If it is a persistent rash, it may be fungal - in which case the baby should go to the doctor for a prescription formula cream. I agree with the previous poster; certain foods may cause irritation in the diaper.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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My daughter is 2 and we've been using Desitin and Balmex on her-whichever was in the diaper bag or changing table at the time. They both work fine for her.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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We had a REALLY bad diaper rush and the pharmacist recommended Triple Paste medicated ointment, worked wonders!!!
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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In my experince things such as Desitin only worked if it was put on to prevent diaper rash and not at all if it was used after a rash started.
Personally I swear by Ammens Medicated Powder when it comes to clearing up rashes, unless it's a yeast infection, then you need a prescription. This is what I used at home with all my kids and we used all the time in a child care center infant room. it never failed to clear it up within about one day.

Other people swear by Boudreaux butt paste, though I never tried it mysefl. Or Burt's Bees diaper ointment.

There are some kids who have a nasty reaction to acid, which is typical of many juices. If they see it recurring the keeping a food log and timing when the rashes occur they can possibly eliminate the cause instead.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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two words--CORN STARCH
let me tell you, my little one had diaper rash so bad i could not change his diaper without him screaming and trying to get away--i tried medicated ointments given to me by doctors--3 to be exact--not 1 worked. one day of corn startch--all gone!
thanks to my parents, i know this trick
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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A friend with a baby was over our house last night. She was using Eucerin for diaper rash. Now I used Eucerin to heal the burn on my breast resulting from radiation therapy and it worked pretty well. Eucerin has also been healing cracks on my heels. I guess then it's pretty effective for healing skin.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Roselvr, I'm a Mom of 4 and Grandmom of 6 1/2. Around a year is common for diaper rashes with all of the changes in diet etc. (Our youngest g-baby has a problem with peaches )

I never, ever had any luck with Desitin, it always seemed to make things worse. The BEST thing we have found is Boudreaux's Butt Paste!! Takes just a tiny amount and you will see results overnight. I buy a tube for all of our kid's friends who are expecting and they love it too.

Hubby gets a "heat-rash" on his forehead where his cap sits every summer... we use it for that too! By morning it is almost gone... usually only takes one or two applications and it is all cleared up.
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