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Diaper rash with 3 week old Rαε☆ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Chelan, Washington 1736 posts
12th Aug '12

So when DD was born, she had to be on antibiotics via IV and it caused a diaper rash. The NICU nurses were using aquaphor and within a couple days of both being home and off antibiotics, it went away no problem.



Now that she's 3 weeks old (tomorrow) she has another one. This time it's looking pretty bad. It started out just as red rash looking but yesterday afternoon I noticed it almost looks like her bum was peeling in a tiny patch. :'( Broke. My. Heart. Every time I would try to wipe her butt, she would bawl so bad. :(



I've been using Desitin (the rapid relief if that makes a differance) and last night/this morning it has seemed to be getting worse. She now has bumps all over too.



Is there something else I can try besides Desitin?! I have an off brand of Butt Paste..buuuut idk if I want to try that. I still have the Aquaphor as well that I've been using off and on too, but that hasn't seemed to do anything at all either. I think if tomorrow it doesn't look better, I'm going to be calling her pedi.



TIA.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7970 posts
status 12th Aug '12

Try a&d diaper rash. Densin never works for DD only a&d does.

Jerseymama Due December 26 (girl); 1 child; Toms River, 185 posts
12th Aug '12

what kind of diapers are you using?

M Due August 28 (boy); 4 kids; Round Rock, Texas 464 posts
12th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rae92:</b>" So when DD was born, she had to be on antibiotics via IV and it caused a diaper rash. The NICU nurses ... [snip!] ... seemed to do anything at all either. I think if tomorrow it doesn't look better, I'm going to be calling her pedi. TIA."</blockquote>




My son had one bad.
We finally took him to the doctor and they prescribed some creme.
It took it away in 2 days, so I wouldn't hesitate if no cremes work

funshine bear 2 kids; Washington 244 posts
12th Aug '12

Sounds like a yeast infection. Need to take her in. Wash clothes instead of wipes, and try a&d ointment, also could try the cream for athletes foot.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
12th Aug '12
Quoting Rae92:" So when DD was born, she had to be on antibiotics via IV and it caused a diaper rash. The NICU nurses ... [snip!] ... seemed to do anything at all either. I think if tomorrow it doesn't look better, I'm going to be calling her pedi. TIA."


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^That stuff works wonders, I use Desitin and baby powder when he actually does get a rash though. But that will prevent a rash from happening. It's really rare that he gets a rash now after I started using that. So I use that now whenever I change his diapers and unless he has diarrhea really bad he doesn't get a bad rash, it makes the rash go away quickly and be a much easier rash to take care of.



Is her rash really bad? Peyton had a rash so bad that he was screaming in pain and bleeding and it was because he had really bad diarrhea from a virus, they gave me "magic butt cream" she said all that's used is Destin and Mylanta and you mix it together, it helps to heal the rash and help to keep it cool and from hurting so much. So maybe you can try the Desitin and Mylanta trick?

Chaotic_Cupcake TTC since Jul 2012; 17 kids; Waupaca, Wisconsin 18 posts
12th Aug '12

My son is almost 2 and he had a bad rash. I thought it was just a normal diaper rash so I applied a&d every time I changed him. It just got worse so I tried a different brand of diapers. Still got worse. Took him to the hospital, turns out he had a yeast infection. Its been day 3 of using the medicated cream, and Its almost gone :]
Could there be a chance your baby has a yeast infection?

krystal lee ♥ Due October 4 (boy); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Jersey 2410 posts
13th Aug '12

Try triple paste

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
13th Aug '12

In our experience desitin sucks. Use a and d, and bring her to the pedi to make sure she doesnt have a yeast infection.

Chaotic_Cupcake TTC since Jul 2012; 17 kids; Waupaca, Wisconsin 18 posts
13th Aug '12
Quoting funshine bear:" Sounds like a yeast infection. Need to take her in. Wash clothes instead of wipes, and try a&d ointment, also could try the cream for athletes foot."

Thats what I was thinking.

Rαε☆ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Chelan, Washington 1736 posts
13th Aug '12

Ohhh I have some A&D..I'll try that!



This may sound really stupid..aaaand I don't really care. But I didn't think babies this young could get yeast infections. :(
I feel so bad for her! I will try the A&D and call her pedi in the morning.



THANK YOU!!

funshine bear 2 kids; Washington 244 posts
13th Aug '12

The yeast infection isn't what adults get. Part of it could be getting to hot. Make sure you change her diaper constantly and let her air dry for a bit too..a&d works great for my daughter.