Posted in Allergies & Asthma, Special Needs Children, Toddlers

Diarrhea with bad rash

My son got a really bad rash due to diarrhea, it’s really red with lots of bumps and he starts crying and looks uncomfortable. I gave him an oatmeal bath. What do you prefer or recommend between baby butt paste or aquaphor for that rash? I used desitin, but I don’t think it’s doing much this time.

  • Kaitlin
    Oct 19, 2018

    I find that desitin doesn’t do much. I prefer Budreauxs as well.

  • Kristi
    Oct 19, 2018

    Dr. Smith’s is the best! I can only find it at Walgreens though or Amazon.

  • anonymous mom
    Oct 19, 2018

    We just had the same...diarrhea that resulted in a bumpy red rash. I did copious amounts of max strength butt paste and then for overnights I topped the paste off with aquaphor to help seal it in.

  • Activemommy
    Oct 19, 2018

    We had this happen a few months ago, what really helped us was letting the baby’s bum air out for a few minutes, after every diaper change. It cleared up fairly quickly. ( we used the extra strength Desitin and it worked well )

  • Yarlin
    Oct 19, 2018

    Thank you!seems like it got better!!

  • Rebecca
    Oct 19, 2018

    Let it air as much as possible amd wipe with a washcloth and water so it doesnt sting like baby wipes do.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2018

    Coconut oil really helps a lot

  • NawRin
    Oct 19, 2018

    My daughter had the same problem last month. Nurse suggested using baking soda (I spoonful) in a small bucket and then wash her. It helped a lot.

  • Danielle
    Oct 19, 2018

    Desitin always seemed to make my daughter’s rashes worse. My pediatrician had to prescribe nystatin, but balmex worse on my daughter and she is really sensitive

  • Caitie
    Oct 19, 2018

    I second the dr Smith’s ... works every time.

  • Xteen
    Oct 19, 2018

    I just got through that with my son. Used boudreaux's max strength and then put some cornstarch( I get the Walgreens cornstarch baby powder) and it works miracles, dries up any raw skin. Before bed I put extra Powder to soak anything through the night. Baby should wake up much better. And try to wash with water and air dry no diaper for a little bit. Then repeat. Good luck

  • MsWhite
    Oct 19, 2018

    Aquaphor is the best, we moms have to be patient

  • Nikki
    Oct 19, 2018

    When wiping, use warm water with a soft cloth, instead of baby wipes until the rash goes away. Also, my doctor recommended that when they have a rash, if it’s only pee and there is still diaper cream, don’t wipe, just change the diaper. All the wiping just irritates the rash more.

  • Jennifer
    Oct 19, 2018

    Ask the doctor for cream if it’s not clearing up. They have really great creams

  • Birdie
    Oct 20, 2018

    We did a combination of aquaphor & air drying. Ointments worked better for us, creams often dried out her skin and made it worse.

  • Ashlee
    Oct 20, 2018

    A&D works great and Johnson’s medicated powder

  • Christina
    Oct 20, 2018

    My son will get bad rashes too. His doctor recommended baths with lots of baking soda and athletes foot cream for his butt. Helps with any bacteria. Works like magic! Also make sure to pay dry the area after every diaper change/wipe. It needs to be totally dry.

  • Nallely
    Oct 21, 2018

    Aquaphor works really great my son had a rash and hours later he was like if he never had a rash

  • Krista
    Oct 21, 2018

    We used Triple Paste for our last 3 kids. It’s AMAZING. Our dr recommended it. A little goes a long way.

  • Hailijo
    Oct 25, 2018

    Aquaphor. I cake it on and with in about an hr I see a huge difference. If he still has a rash or diarrhea cake it on for everytime you change him and change him more often.