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Painless way to treat painful diaper rash?

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Is there a product that helps with diaper rash pain, maybe a diaper rash cream that also soothes or reduces the pain? Or a technique to change diapers while minimizing pain associated with diaper rash? When my son’s diaper rash gets really bad, changing diapers is a traumatic experience for him. At its worst there can be deep redness and bleeding. Opening the used diaper and using wipes sends him howling in agony and tears. Currently I use Huggies diapers and wipes, and treat the rash with maximum strength Butt Cream. The cream would regularly work wonders and eliminate rash almost immediately, but in serious cases I am uncertain it is handling the redness and bleeding.

  • Brandy
    Nov 03

    I used the original a&d ointment for all four of my babies. My grandmother always told me to use a small amount at every diaper change and it would protect their skin and prevent diaper rash. This worked for me. Only one of my babies ever had diaper rash and it only happened when he was taking antibiotics. When he was sore I increased the amount of ointment I used (pretty much caked it on). And I would either rinse the wipes out or just used a soft towel and water to clean him at diaper changes.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 03

    Wipes just irritate irritated skin, either use water wipes, or a warm washcloth. A teaspoon of baking soda in a warm bath also helps, let him sit in it for at least 10 minutes. And my son aonly gets diaper rash from things he ate that are irritating him. Dairy, acidic things like tomatoes or oranges are common irritants. But I've also heard of cinnamon, and my son is sensitive to blueberries, which sucks because they are his absolute favorite! And our doctor has always recommended Aquaphor.

  • G
    Nov 03

    Only dealt with diaper rash once and I recommend putting a little ointment on at each changing. I did a water bottle sprayer and patted the bottom to clean then did a thick coating of ointment once dry. I used desitin maximum strength.

  • G
    Nov 03

    Maybe also try water wipes since they are just water and a little fruit extract. The other baby wipes have chemicals which can be irritating.

  • Destin
    Nov 03

    If she is hurting from wiping cause of diaper rash, we just stick her under the running faucet in the tub and clean her that way with some baby soap and water. Then we let her soak in a tub full of water (not the same water of course lol) to reduce the redness and inflammation. It helps a lot and also relaxes her.

  • Sarah12518
    Nov 03

    Use tripelpaste

  • anonymous mom
    Nov 03

    Triple paste!! Also either a wet washcloth or a paper towel or even water wipes rather than diaper rash. My SIL also takes oatmeal and puts it in an old sock and lets it soak in the bathtub when she’s washing her kids and they have a diaper rash. She swears by it.

  • Jennifer
    Nov 03

    We use Butt Paste with Aloe. I can usually only find the aloe kind at Target or Amazon though.

  • Diane
    Nov 03

    If bleeding or open wound use ilex cream. It is a paste that is like a glue to the skin for severe cases of diaper rash or open skin sores. You apply thin layer only where needed and then you can can cover on top that layer some vasoline so butt cheeks or private areas don't stick together and you do not need to remove every change- just clean off where necessary until daily bath time. It is the only thing, and I emphasize only thing, that worked for my granddaughter and the pediatrician only told my daughter about it when all else failed. They still use it, over a year later, at the first sign of redness because it is the only thing to control the rash once it appears. It is a product used in nursing homes for bedsores and not widely thought of for diaper rash. It is expensive but you just use it sparingly in a thin layer so one tube lasts a long time. Ask you pediatrician about it. Read about it here on cvs site https://www.cvs.com/shop/ilex-health-skin-protectant-paste-prodid-1080255

  • Jacqueline
    Nov 03

    Diaper rash worsens when the skin is moist. When my son had it, I would use cornstarch. I would remove any excess powder and then use diaper rash cream. It worked for me.

  • Bethany
    Nov 03

    Huggies gave my daughter super bad rashes!

  • Jenn
    Nov 04

    Warm water wash, no baths, and petroleum jelly with or without aloe. Heals in a day and immediately relieves pain.