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bad diaper rash and baking soda? **2Lynns8707*ES* 2 kids; Autryville, NC, United States 3598 posts
15th Aug '08

i've heard from a few people that if the baby has a bad rash you can give them bath with warm water and baking soda it will make it go away. any body tried this? how did it work for you? Lana has a bad rash that i'm trying to make go away, been using Nystatin for a few days and it's helped some but a very little bit.

~Tati'sMami~ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 112 posts
15th Aug '08

i dunno..but A&D is the best thing Ive came across

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
15th Aug '08
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Brittni+2 2 kids; Kernersville, 1830 posts
15th Aug '08

it might work! i got rid of my poison oak like that...also i found that lanolin will make the diaper rash go away fast..just wash the area and dry it really good then put the lanolin on....

Thalie 2 kids; Gatineau, Quebec 317 posts
15th Aug '08

I use to put corn starch and baking powder in my son's bath. A nurse told me to either put it in his bath or do compress but a toddler will rarely let you put something on a rash. The corn starch will help with the humidity and the baking powder with the itch. Another thing that helped us was putting vitamin E, olive oil and zinc cream (in that order) after each diaper change. Also some naked time will help the rash.

**2Lynns8707*ES* 2 kids; Autryville, NC, United States 3598 posts
15th Aug '08

thanks ladies....

cornstarch, tried that, doctor said not to because in girls it can cause a yeast infection, so i've had to put that one out

a&d.... well i've tried it all on this rash, a&d, Desitin (tried creamy and clear and overnight formula), i've also tried triple paste, and Boudreaux's butt paste

i guess not too many other people have heard of baking soda... but i guess it's worth a shot, i feel as though i've tried everything else....

Jennifer1523 1 child; Washington 55 posts
15th Aug '08
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mommie of 5 21 kids; Oregon 15 posts
15th Aug '08

Keep a good eye on it, I have had my son end up with a yeast rash,.........looks like a really bad diaper rash and nothing seems to help it go away. You can get Lotramin A? that will fight it and it cleared it up within two days. So you might make sure by taking her to the dr that it isnt a yeast rash which are common during the summer time.

**2Lynns8707*ES* 2 kids; Autryville, NC, United States 3598 posts
15th Aug '08
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**2Lynns8707*ES* 2 kids; Autryville, NC, United States 3598 posts
15th Aug '08
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MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
15th Aug '08

seems like you have enough input on products, but just wanted to let you know i know how you feel when your toddler has a really really bad rash and cringes and says "no" and "ouch" and stuff when they're getting changed. my daughter gets diaper rashes very easily, and this has happened to us too. breaks my heart... good luck with the baking soda!

Lovemygirls♥ 3 kids; Nederland, Texas 1708 posts
16th Aug '08

I've never tried it..when Addie gets a rash i put corn starch on it and in a day or two its gone..i don't use any creams because it just doesn't seem to work.

Jennifer1523 1 child; Washington 55 posts
17th Aug '08
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Krista Kay 3 kids; Ravenna, Michigan 613 posts
18th Aug '08

My daughter had the nastiest diaper rashes like once every 3 months..... heres what works......

1. Crisco ~ I know it sounds funny, but anything thats petroleum based (like A&D) doesnt breathe, Crisco does and the vegetable fats aid in the healing process. Oh, and this isnt a wives tale, this is straight from the Pediatrician after weeks of treating one.

2. Home-made Magic Butt Cream ~ Depending on your if you have insurance or what your copay is, this is a way cheaper alternative to getting a script from the pediatrician. Mix 1 heaping tbs Desitin (the thick regular kind) 1 heaping tablespoon of Lamisil foot anti-fungal and 1/2 tablespoon of regular Malox. I can make alot in under $8. When I talked to the Dr. she said that lately the only difference between the Rx butt cream and this is that the anti fungal isnt the prescription kind. HOWEVER, they have been having better luck with the Lamisil. Cheap tip: If you go to Walmart, you can buy the off brands of the ingredients. I paid approx. $2 for Walmart Lamisil and it was $9 for name brand. Just check the back of the box to make sure that the active ingredients are the same strength. I paid $2 for a quart of Malox and I had some Desitin lying around the house.....

3. Free ball it ~ You might have to clean up more messes, but baby will LOVE it, and its allowing the area to breathe.

TrixieDoll Due December 15 (twins); 2 kids; Nova Scotia 33348 posts
18th Aug '08
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