diaper rash....

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diaper rash....

Postby babyhelstrup » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:52 pm

LO had a rash all of a sudden pop up. dr suggested cleaning w water, drying and then use powder.... seems that putting on some ointment would be helpful bc it would create a barrier on the skin... suggestiond/ thoughts. could it be the diaper? i am using different ones lately...

I currintly am putting on corn starch powder
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Postby Nikkijames » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:34 pm

you should be putting on a barrier cream....like desitin...HTH! :)
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Postby scases » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:58 pm

I would use destin or a&d. I hate the mess of powder and it only absorbs moisture. If you are changing the diaper frequently there is no need for powder.
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Postby booboo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:13 pm

Im surprised they recommended powder.... I believe the latest research shows that the powder can be absorbed by the respiratory system in the air particles so it should be avoided? :dunno:

we use desitin or bordeauxs butt paste!
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Postby scases » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:53 pm

booboo wrote:Im surprised they recommended powder.... I believe the latest research shows that the powder can be absorbed by the respiratory system in the air particles so it should be avoided? :dunno:


This is exactly why I don't use powder. My DS got bronchitis 2 times in the first 2 months. We were using powder and the doc said to stop using it. After we stopped he never got bronchitis again.
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:11 am

could be the diapers - especially if your LO is so young. i would try some barrier cream and see if that helps - we usually use Desitin.
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Postby haleyf » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:22 am

When we were in the hospital after we had dd they always had us put a&d on her with every change, so when we came home we did this until she was about 2 1/2 months old and she has never had a rash.. So I would try that and if that does not work then change diapers..some babies cannot handle certain diapers!!
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Postby babyhelstrup » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:11 am

I started to use Desitin with every change and also tried to change her quickly. Seems to be really helping. I also went back to the diapers she was using. The other ones, generic store brand, seemed to not breath much. Like the outside was plastic. I will hold those diapers for emergency use...

I feel so bad for her.. Her little looked like a cherry. Her whole butt and lady parts.
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Postby maggiemay » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:34 pm

If it's not showing sig. improvment in the next day or two you should check with your dr. It may be a yeast infection. My daughter had one very early on and we thought it was just a rash, but it didn't fully go away. Turns out it was a yeast inf. (The only rash she has ever had).
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Postby NicoleK03 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:19 pm

Cam got irritated from the wipes right after birth. To much new stuff all at once I think. So I just used a wash cloth for a week or so and always put on desitin and he kind of grew out of it.

ETA: by kind of grew out of it I mean he hasn't had a rash since.
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Postby babyhelstrup » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:45 pm

It has gotten SO much better in 24 hrs and even better in 48. There are still 2 really red spots. But they are going away also. Just taking longer. Actually the Dr is the one who told me that she had a little diaper rash. FTM party foul.... Sorry LO... :(
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Postby Tracylee » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:38 am

My Dr doesnt necessarily recommend powder but they are big advocates of corn starch,,,, they always tell me to put a lil cornstarch on first to absorb the wetness,, then us a soft cloth to wipe excess corn starch off and then put on the desitin,,, works like a charm
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Postby meg1492 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:54 am

booboo wrote:
we use..... bordeauxs butt paste!


I second the butt paste as THE BEST cream ever. Ever.

Clears up any diaper rash in no time at all. And you only need a smidge of it.
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Postby Tiffaney » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:09 pm

our pedi said not to use any cornstarch/powder when they have a rash.

other tips I've learned:

use maalox - it cuts the acid. especially good after rashes from poop issues.

good 'ol vaseline works great as a barrier and it's cheap. I use it when the rash is bad.

Mustela barrier cream is a great one to use all the time b/c it's thinner and goes on easier.
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Postby Lovie » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:57 am

Ladies,

I swear by Califonia Baby diaper rash cream. DS had a horrible diaper rash (really red around his testes, etc). We put the cream on over night and the next day it looked 90% better.

My sister also used it for my niece, and it worked wonders.
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