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Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" Hense the antibiotic cream not working. But they took them to the doctor, so I'm thinking that's not what it is. "</blockquote>




So recommend they see the doctor again. You asked for options but are shooting all of the down because we're not doctors. The kid should see a doctor if all of the above aren't working, including what the doctor prescribed.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" Hense the antibiotic cream not ... [snip!] ... we're not doctors. The kid should see a doctor if all of the above aren't working, including what the doctor prescribed."

They have seen the doctor many times and every time, the doctor prescribes them a different cream. Which doesn't work. They have been dealing with bad diaper rash off and on since they were born. Every time they go to the doctor, he's at a loss. Which leads me to believe it's not thrush, considering the doctor has seen it many times. I was asking if anyone had any ideas for diaper rash from a more wholistic approach... if anyone had dealt with recurrent diaper rash that prescriptions from the doctor wasn't helping. I'm not "shooting you down" just telling you what has been done and what has not been done. And the only thing you suggested was diaper rash cream. If I was like "HEY! Have you tried diaper rash cream??" She'd look at me like an idiot. Of course she has tried diaper rash creams of all kinds. I'm open to other options. I was thinking that someone else has been through this and might have a trick/tip that people wouldn't think of. Thrush was my first guess, too, since the anti-biotic cream didn't work, but considering they've seen the doctor countless times and the doctor has never indicated thrush, I'm assuming that he probably knows what he's looking at, which would make me think it's not thrush.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
12th Jun '13

If she's breast feeding, she could try putting BM on the rash. Otherwise, burnt flour helped my DS1 immensely (handful or so white flour, burn it in a pan on the stove. Should be cinnamon colored when done).



My DD bleeds from her diaper rashes. The ONLY cream/ointment that completely clears it up is Calmoseptine ointment. Her urologist prescribed it and her regular drs had never heard of it (urologist's nurse thought of prescribing it; they use it in various departments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester).



Acidophilus capsules: either mixed with their bottles OR sprinkled directly on the rash (can be bought at any pharmacy).



Baking soda baths (helps soothe the skin; we call them "special baths")



Trying a different formula (if FF) or elimation diet for Mom (if BFing)

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting clay matthews:" If she's breast feeding, she could try putting BM on the rash. Otherwise, burnt flour helped my DS1 ... [snip!] ... (helps soothe the skin; we call them "special baths") Trying a different formula (if FF) or elimation diet for Mom (if BFing)"


Wow! So many great suggestions. Thank you! :)

Kelly-Ann Louise 1 child; 1 angel baby; Australia 849 posts
status 13th Jun '13

My baby girl had a really bad diaper rash and I tried all sorts of creams. The only thing that cleared it up was 5 to 10 minutes in the sun each day, frequent nappy free time, and a cream called Bepanthen (not sure if you have that in America??).

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Kelly-Ann Louise:" My baby girl had a really bad diaper rash and I tried all sorts of creams. The only thing that cleared ... [snip!] ... minutes in the sun each day, frequent nappy free time, and a cream called Bepanthen (not sure if you have that in America??)."


I haven't heard of it, but I'll definitely ask. Thank you!!

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
13th Jun '13

Has she tried switching up diaper brands? Or switching to cloth?

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Jillynne:" Has she tried switching up diaper brands? Or switching to cloth?"


You know, cloth was her original plan, but I guess she backed out for some reason. (probably because her mom kept telling her how dumb it was... at least that's what she indicated to me all the time) I'll mention it. Thanks.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
14th Jun '13

When my son was getting diaper rashes like that i had no clue what to do.. Finally they realized the dye in Pampers brand diapers is what he was allergic to and we switched and he never had a rash again