My doctor had me use a cream called Palladin. You don't have to have a script for it but they keep it behind the counter at the pharmacy so you have to ask for it. Not expensive either. It worked much better then Desitin or A&D.
my sons weren't rash babies but when they did get them i always used bacitracin and it was gone the next day its a antibiotic ointment. ask there doctors for a script to have on hand its good on all kinds of rashes
zinc ointments are excellent for clearing up diaper rashes. The ointments ( like diaperene) are also,usually, thicker than lotions almost like a thin paste and so set up a protective barrier. It is also a good idea to allow the area affected to be opened to the air as well for awhile.
Depends on what's causing it.If it is a regular diaper rash that isn't bad,use A&D ointment.If it a regular diaper rash that's kind or or is bad,use Desitin rapid relief.If it is caused by a viral infection(stomach flu) or antibiotics,then use Triple Paste.It is for diarrhea. After bathing at night add powder to their diaper so it can protect their skin at night.
Been a long time since I handled this problem, but I liked plain, ordinary corn starch. Clean away urine, etc; dry the skin, apply like baby powder. Repels water like baby powder, but being organic (and non-toxic) causes no problems if accidentally inhaled while dusting on.
Warm bath, air dry or dry as well as possible with soft cloth and apply Vaseline. This is what the old folk did before any of the modern things came out. I use this technique for my daughter and clears her up in just a couple days.
If you use petroleum jelly, your child will NOT have diaper rash as there is a barrier between the skin and elimination!! It also works well if there is diaper rash for the same reason, Avoid powder as it just gums up. Scorched flour or cornstarch is soothing if there is rash, plus laying without a diaper for fresh air!!! Petroleum jelly is the most economical, you can put it on a sieve/wire strainer and it will hold water just to show what a barrier it creates, try it you will like it!!!
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Cornstarch is an old fashion thing to use to prevent it, but Desitin always works if the baby already has diaper rash. Plus some baby powder every time you change diapers. Always clean area after every changing. Petroleum jelly makes it worse, because the skin can not breath!
Take Noxzema cold cream and mix it with Maalox liquid antacid, about half and half. The Maalox takes the acid out of their stool and keeps the rash from getting worse while healing it, and the Noxzema cools it and makes it feel better. I use to use that for my son when he was a baby and his rash would be gone within hours, it works great!