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Old 12-31-12, 02:24 PM
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Default Serious Diaper Rash w/ Diarhea???

Man, Alicia has it bad. I got a stomach bug from my dad and I think I gave it to Alicia. She has been having some nasty dirty diapers and now has a horrible rash. Any ideas on how to help her out.

I've only seen it this bad once before and that was back when Kaydence was 1 or 2. I had to end up throwing corn starch on it!
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Old 12-31-12, 06:48 PM
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Desitin and pedilite.
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Old 01-01-13, 10:59 PM
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We've battled our share of diaper rashes, as our firstborn took daily antibiotics for her first 3 years of life.

Our first line of treatment is to use Domeboro Soaks. You can find them at the pharmacy. Dip a cloth diaper/wash cloth/dish towel in the soak according to label directions and put that on her buns for a while to dry out the rash and help clear it up quickly. We did this several times. After each soak, allow to air dry until COMPLETELY dry and then slather her up with Triple Paste. It's my FAVORITE diaper rash ointment. It can be found at Target. It's the bomb!

Another thing that worked well for us was Aquaphor mixed with mint Maalox (it's kind of a mess at first but we mixed it with a wooden stick and eventually it mixes well). The Aquaphor acts as a moisture barrier and the mint Maalox removes the sting.

If it is a yeast rash, Gentian Voilet will knock it out virtually overnight. EVERYTHING it touches will get ruined and stained purple but it works in a FLASH. This helps with thrush (in a kiddo's mouth or a mama's breast, too). You usually have to ask for it behind the pharmacy counter but it's an OTC remedy. It's A.MA.ZING!!

Hang in there. Diaper rashes are the PITS! Sarah's would get so bad sometimes that her little buns would bleed.
 
The biggest thing to remember to avoid soap--it's not good to put soap on it--it stings and prevents healing. So avoid soap. Just use warm water to wipe her as clean as possible.


 
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Old 01-02-13, 12:45 PM
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Kendall had a few bad ones. We slathered on the Aquaphor, and used Neosporin on actual skin breaks. We'd let her walk around diaperless for a few minutes, but if wanted to sit on the couch I put down a towel. mainly b/c of dog hair) Baths were out of the question b/c it hurt her too much, so we would fill the tub with only a few inches of warm water and basically sponge bathe her. If she had a particularly dirty diaper, we would wipe as much off gently with the diaper and then run warm water over her bum in the bathtub, then pat dry and then air dry before putting on more Aquaphor. Usually the worst of it only lasted a day or two b/c, in our opinion, that Aquaphor stuff worked miracles.

And I'm sure you know already about bland diets for the diahrrea. We also were told by the ped, and it seemed to help, to use those kids probiotics powders and put them in some yogurt, applesauce, or add ot their drinks. It helps get the intenstines back to normal.
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