(Closed) Diaper rash cures?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DS has never had anything too bad, but the cream that works the best for us is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste! Get the stuff in the red tube, it has the highest concentration of zinc oxide. Also, I seem to remember some of my mommy friends talking about a concoction they made from corn starch and/or flour? Maybe google can help you out with that one 🙂

Post # 3
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If it’s not yeast, Desitin.  If it’s really bad you will want to stop using wipes and instead use a water soaked cloth or paper towel.  Coconut oil is also really good because it had antibacterial properties and moisturizes.

Post # 4
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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nutMeg13:  Zinc oxide creams but we also like Aden+Anais Mum and Bub ointment, with papaya. We have another brand, too, from Australia. We’ll alternate which kind we use but if the rash is bad zinc oxide is it!

Post # 5
1071 posts
Bumble bee

She gets diaper rash while at daycare, grrr. We use coconut oil. I’ll put it on at night and by morning we are good 🙂

Post # 6
47286 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The very best treatment if you can manage it is to leave the area exposed to air. It does mean keeping a watch on him and grabbing him quick or using a towel to absorb pee when needed.

Many people don’t know that diaper creams are not supposed to be applied where the skin is broken.


Post # 7
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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nutMeg13:  Are you breastfeeding? It sounds totally weird, but if you are BFing, you can put some of the breast milk on the rash. It totally works! We use desitin with almost every diaper change to prevent diaper rashes.

Post # 8
890 posts
Busy bee

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nutMeg13:  Triple paste is the best.  You have to ask the pharmacist for it, they store it behind the counter because it’s $30 for a tub of it but no prescription needed.  DH learned about it during medical rotation.  Highly recommend.  I hope that helps, best wishes!

Post # 9
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Air is really the best cure. 

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I used coconut oil on my nieces when they were living with me for a few weeks and it was significiantly better the next day

Post # 11
2542 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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nutMeg13:  After trying a bunch of different kinds (including coconut oil and other natural ones) I landed on Zincofax and that’s all I’ve used since. The doctor and pharmacist both said zinc, zinc, zinc.

By The Way – make sure it’s not a yeast diaper rash!! That will NOT clear up without a prescription – my son had it twice and it’s devestating. It looks like a burn. It’s very painful , my son would wince and scream in pain when we tried to wipe his bum. I would be crying too because it was so bad. He would even refuse baths (which he loves). So if it sounds like that go straight ot the doctor and get a prescription (antifungal and hydrocortisone). And be very gentle with diaper changes (poops were the worst, made it really flare up)


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