2.29.2008

Ouch!


I need help!

My baby has a pretty bad diaper rash and I am losing hope on it getting better. It has started to ooze a little :( and I just want to see some improvement!

I have been putting Balmex and Desitin Creamy on it. Yesterday, I tried some A&D. Nothing is seeming to work. Today I tried airing it out in the sun a little, but she wouldn't have it. Then I just sat her in the empty tub with toys and a towel down to get more air and she allowed that for a little while.

I have read on the inter-web about cornstarch to absorb the oozies, but I didn't think you were supposed to put powder on girls. Is that true?

There is so much conflicting info and my little girl is in such pain. Her shrieking little cry when I change her is the saddest thing.

Any advice or anything that you know works?

15 comments:

nettie said...

i like boudreaux's butt paste--It's awesome! my sister's little girl had really bad diaper rash, and it was actually a yeast infection--she had to use a prescription cream for it.

i have never heard not to use cornstarch on girls, but I don't really read baby books.

Garrison Propaganda said...

yikes, it does sound like a yeast infection. the little boy i used to babysit for (whose actually a few months older than mercer) would have that happen to his bum occasionally. sometimes to the point where it would bleed. his mom had a prescription ointment she would put on his bum and then she would seal it with desitin.

personally, i hate desitin, balmex, etc (and so did this little boy). whenever either of my children show any signs of diaper rash im a HUGE fan of bag balm. i first bought it for my hands when i lived in rexburg and wasnt used to their horribly dry weather. its a green tin box that has pictures of cow teets (thats what farmers used on their dry cattle parts i guess). it always seems to work, its not nasty messy like desitin, and the best part is it doesnt sting their poor little sore bums. and like i said, i use it on my hands, my kids cheeks, and bumcheeks. very versatile, nonpainful and lasts forever. its been a lifesaver! (weve actually been using it a lot lately for faces and noses that are being wiped often).

i dont know about the cornstarch, but i use baby powder on mercers diaper area after every bathtime. (im not sure if you meant that kind of powder, or cornstarch).

i know for adults its often suggested to eat yogurt for prevention of yeast infections. dont skimp though, make sure the yogurt specifies that it has acidophilus as well as live & active cultures. ones that dont say this are prepared differently thus loosing out on all the "studied" benefits. we always buy yoplait brand: regular, light and kids. my kids love them too. they each go through one yogurt a day. and would eat more if they could. another nice thing about yoplait is that it has less sugar than most other kids yogurts. heres a link to their website to fill out a form for a free pack of yogurt. (it will take a few weeks though). http://www.yoplait.com/products_yoplaitkids.aspx

Sarah Peterson said...

yup, probably a yeast infection, she probably needs a persription cream... By the way- this is Alisha's sister-in-law and I read your blog from time to time ;) Hope you don't think I'm too snoopy!

AHEM said...

so i googled, (i google everything!) baby yeast infection and her's doesn't look like that. it doesn't have the red bumps. scary pictures though!

Taylor Tree said...

first thing i thought was a yeasty beasty too. thus needing a rx.

otherwise, i would try powder. the main concern with using powder actually is inhalation, thus causing spores in your lungs (aka pneumonia or other lung problems) by you or the baby. i have never heard of problems specific to girls regarding powder use. if you do use it put it in your hand first and then on her. this way you reduce the risk of inhalation.

once with jill i literally took a day or so without dipars. just wrapped a loose towel and lots of quick little rinse offs.

remember, just b/c gretas sweet bum doesn't look the same as the ons on the net doesn't mean its not yeasty...

good luck, what a bummer.

nettie said...

one more thing...my friend's dr told her to quit wiping her baby's bum when it was just pee. He said it makes them more likely to get a rash--especially rash prone babies.

AHEM said...

luckily we have a little sprayer on our kitchen faucet. i have been spraying her instead of wiping on the last few changes. if it's not looking better by monday i'll take her in.

thanks guys! you are all so great.

Lewieville said...

Try Aquaphor it's in the baby section most the time but it is made by Eucerin. Erin's little girl had a pretty bad one and she tried everything and this was the only one that worked. Angie used it for Dallin also, his was starting to bleed and it was so much better just by morning. Hope this helps!!

Kassi said...

Ky has gotten that bad a couple times also and the only thing that has worked for him is a foot powder called Ammens, but I have heard that other foot powders (Lotrimin) work also since its a form of athletes foot. I also let him go without his diaper as much as possible. This is Kassi Schank (Sorensen) by the way. Just wanted to put my two cents in since no one had mentioned this - I know how sad the screaming in pain can be!

Tiffany said...

Ok I know you've gotten lots of advice already, but I'll throw my 2 cents in too. 1st, if you do go to the dr., my dr. prescribed a diaper rash ointment that works amazingly well. It's unlike anything else I've bought at the store. So that is out there. The only other remedy I have heard that works well is liquid Maalox. Weird I know, but a friend swears its the only thing that works. You dab it on with cotton balls and let it dry. It's supposed to create a great barrier which lets it heal. Good luck! More little Mae.

Rachel said...

I heard of something called calmoseptine. It's not a prescription but I'm told you can find it at the pharmacy. I've never used it but I've heard it works.

Mandy, Kelly, Jackson and Grace said...

I'm sure with all this great advice, I am sure that you already know what you want to do, but thought I would still throw in my quick little advice. It may be duplicated so if so, sorry. Anyway, Grace and Jackson both used to and still do, get a ton of diaper rashes. They usually get so bad on Grace, that the sores open up and bleed. It will look like little tiny cuts all over the place. She's miserable and completely in pain, kind of like Mae was the other day. Our doctor told us the best and most effective thing is to first try and obviously change her frequently because the longer you let things sit in there the worse it's going to get and to be careful not to wipe. Just blot with a cloth. Then let it air dry .. completely. Once it has, put a super think barrier layer of Aquaphor or vaseline. Honestly, this is the thing that worked the best for us. It takes about a day maybe a day and a half to notice that it's getting better, but it does. We usually try to have it on hand even when she doesn't have anything, just because she is so prone to them and it creates a really great barrier. There. I said my two cents. Hope you find something that works for her. I agree with Tiffany tbough, if it doesn't get better by Tuesday, I'd just take her in. There are a few instances where they need a prescription. Jackson needed whatever that stuff is called for, "jock itch" gross I know. I hated even saying it for my little baby, but that's what it was. It can happen for girls too. Good luck! Give Mae a love for us! Diaper rashes are the worse. Grace hates them and it makes it awful for everyone around her.

AHEM said...

thanks guys!

after hosing her off in the sink all day yesterday (no wiping) and liberally applying desitin creamy and aquaphor, she looks a lot better this morning.

hopefully this won't be a common thing. i read that at most pharmacies you can request something called "triple paste" it is supposed to work as well as an rx minus the doctor visit.

Ka_ipo_a_me_ka_anela_a_Kawika _u said...

Just passing by. Your baby has a yeast infection. My 3 boys had it when they were little. You need to get miconzale aka monistat...yes...Yeast infection cream that us ladies use for our yeast infection. You use it like diaper rash cream. Be sure to look for it in tube form. You can also find it in the anti=fungal foot cream section.

Raelene said...

I'm with Kassi. Cohen has had major problems with yeast infections, but all over (neck, armpits, behind knees)not just diaper rash kind. The doctor always told me to use antifungal foot cream, lotrimin. However, if its oozing it could be a bacteria on top of a yeast infection, and you'd prob want a perscription for bactroban (Cohen has had MANY MANY skin issues since he was born) one other thing to try is hydrocortizone cream. That has gotten rid of a alot of cohen's yeasty looking spots too. Good luck!

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