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How long is to long? Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13

How long is to long for a diaper rash? My son has had a diaper rash for 4-5 days now. He is almost 11 months and this is his first one. It was really light at first but now it seems really angry and really bumpy. I tried putting ointment but it seems to make it worse. Should I be worried? What can I do to help him? I tried carrying him on my hip earlier and he started crying. I feel so bad. :(

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
6th May '13

Is the skin broken? Is he pooping or having diarrhea alot? What ointment are u using?

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Tara plus 2.5:):" Is the skin broken? Is he pooping or having diarrhea alot? What ointment are u using?"


It seems like it is starting to get a little raw. And he has been having a mixture of diarrhea and regular poops. And we have A+D ointment.

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
6th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Dani:</b>" It seems like it is starting to get a little raw. And he has been having a mixture of diarrhea and regular poops. And we have A+D ointment. "</blockquote>



The same thing happened to my 11 month old about a month ago. It was her first as well. What I did is stopped wiping her with baby wipes. Bought a bottle similar to those ones they give you after you have a baby (sorry I've had c sections) use that to clean him or put him in the bath. I know that sounds like a lot of work. But give it a day or two and the skin will start looking a lot better! Everytime you use baby wipes you are wiping away all the new skin that's trying form and making it more raw. That's why its not going away. I'd give it a day or two if its still not looking better take him to the pedi.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Tara plus 2.5:):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Dani:</b>" It seems like it is starting to get a little ... [snip!] ... it more raw. That's why its not going away. I'd give it a day or two if its still not looking better take him to the pedi."


Would home-made wipes work better? Or those plain cloths you add water too? I was also thinking about expressing some breast milk and putting that on the rash too. I heard that helps? If none of that works I guess I will have to start putting him in the bath instead.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
6th May '13

A&D doesn't really do anything other than provide a protective layer between the skin and poop/urine. Try something like butt paste or desitin. If it doesn't respond to this then it is probably yeast. In that case, you can get anti-fungal cream (nystatin) from the pedi or use Lotrimin (Clotrimazole) basically athletes foot cream that you can get OTC.

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Mrs.Dani:" Would home-made wipes work better? Or those plain cloths you add water too? I was also thinking about ... [snip!] ... that on the rash too. I heard that helps? If none of that works I guess I will have to start putting him in the bath instead. "


Well my daughters pedi just told me to stop wiping her. So I think all together anything really. I heard breast milk works for about anything! Definitely worth a shot! :)

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
6th May '13
Quoting RonniG:" A&D doesn't really do anything other than provide a protective layer between the skin and poop/urine. ... [snip!] ... anti-fungal cream (nystatin) from the pedi or use Lotrimin (Clotrimazole) basically athletes foot cream that you can get OTC."


Yeah I didn't even think about when she said a & d. The desitin in the purple works amazing!
For some reason I thought OP was talking about desitin. Lol I'm going back to bed haha. Good luck OP! Hope your little guy gets better soon!

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103308 posts
6th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting RonniG:</b>" A&D doesn't really do anything other than provide a protective layer between the skin and poop/urine. ... [snip!] ... anti-fungal cream (nystatin) from the pedi or use Lotrimin (Clotrimazole) basically athletes foot cream that you can get OTC."</blockquote>




:!: we only use a&d when we use chub's prescription creams. The a&d goes on top so the script stays on her bum, even when she pees. But yes to all this. It sounds like yeast to me

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting RonniG:" A&D doesn't really do anything other than provide a protective layer between the skin and poop/urine. ... [snip!] ... anti-fungal cream (nystatin) from the pedi or use Lotrimin (Clotrimazole) basically athletes foot cream that you can get OTC."


I'll have to go get some desitin then. It says it helps treat diaper rash. :oops: I will try and use some home-made wipes along with it too. I really hope it goes away soon.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Tara plus 2.5:):" Well my daughters pedi just told me to stop wiping her. So I think all together anything really. I heard breast milk works for about anything! Definitely worth a shot! :)"


That is what I heard to. If nothing works I will give it a try.

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3566 posts
6th May '13

use baking soda in his bath to neutralize acids.
then let air dry for a while.
then use coconut oil for every diaper change.
coconut oil works wonders for EVERYTHING.



also it may be a food allergy , or he ate something too acidic.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting MotherFalcon-5weeks!:" use baking soda in his bath to neutralize acids. then let air dry for a while. then use coconut oil for ... [snip!] ... every diaper change. coconut oil works wonders for EVERYTHING. also it may be a food allergy , or he ate something too acidic."


Would it really last 4-5 days if it is an allergy or something acidic?

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 73514 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Mrs.Dani:" Would home-made wipes work better? Or those plain cloths you add water too? I was also thinking about ... [snip!] ... that on the rash too. I heard that helps? If none of that works I guess I will have to start putting him in the bath instead. "


I'd def try cloth and water, but in saying that, my youngest got a really nasty rash and we have used cloth and water since birth, BUT she was a newborn and I hear that's *pretty* normal (not the case with my first baby)

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
6th May '13
Quoting bia.:" I'd def try cloth and water, but in saying that, my youngest got a really nasty rash and we have used ... [snip!] ... used cloth and water since birth, BUT she was a newborn and I hear that's *pretty* normal (not the case with my first baby)"


I think I am just a little tired, so if I took this the wrong way correct me. My son isn't a newborn anymore? He is almost 11 months now.