What Can I Do to Treat a Diaper Rash That Just Keeps Coming Back?

A mom writes in asking for advice about diaper rash. She says her 2-month-old baby has had issues with diaper rash ever since he was born. Everything she has tried has not helped. She is concerned her baby may be allergic to the diapers themselves because she cannot think of why the diaper rash continues to return. She adds that she is willing to try anything at this point to cure the diaper rash. Any advice to help her accomplish that?

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A member of the community asks:

“What can I do for diaper rash that keeps coming back?”

“What can I do for a really bad diaper rash? My 2-month-old has had issues with rashes since he was born and nothing I seem to do is helping. Is it possible he is having allergic reactions to his diapers? I am willing to try anything at this point. Thanks!”

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Community Advice for This Mom Whose Baby Has Diaper Rash That Keeps Coming Back

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What Can I Do to Treat a Diaper Rash That Just Keeps Coming Back?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“Huggies gave my daughter a horrible diaper rash. Change diapers and see if it helps. Good luck.”

“A&D ointment is the best. It’s not a water base so it stops the rash from spreading. And it also soothes the baby’s bum. My little ones have very sensitive skin so this was a lifesaver since they would get rashes so frequently. Cornstarch also works to dry up the rash. I learned that my daughter was allergic to baby powder and that caused rashes too. Good luck, momma!!”

“Try different brands of diapers. Also, talk to the pediatrician about it. There may be an underlying condition such as food allergies causing the rash to reoccur.”

“My daughter always had a bad issue with nappy rash, worse when she started to eat solids. I found that a bath once a week with bicarb soda helped, and if the rash comes back during then Sudocrem is amazing, it soothes the skin and creates a barrier.”

“When my son was little, the doctor prescribed athletes foot cream for his diaper rash. He was on an antibiotic that caused it and it was so bad it was bleeding. The cream worked.”

“Could be the diapers. My sons could only use Kirkland or Pampers diapers. Everything else caused rashes. Best of luck, mama. I used Sudocrem for my kids and that helped. Or even just letting them have some naked time to let everything air out.”

“My son had AWFUL diaper rash. We switched to water wipes and that helped tremendously. Also, let them go naked and air out as much as possible… finally the secret weapon we used to heal his diaper rash was Aquaphor and Milk of Magnesia mixed together! It seriously is like magic!”

“Aquaphor ointment hands downs always took my daughters rash away within a day or two! Diapers, wipes, lotion, or bath soap could be the cause of the rash. My daughter could only use Pampers or Parents’ Choice when she was a baby. Every baby’s skin is different. Good luck, hope it goes away!”

“It is possible. My youngest daughter can’t use any diapers besides Pampers brand because she kept getting a rash that wouldn’t go away….we took her to the pediatrician and she told us immediately it’s contact dermatitis due to the blue dye that was in the diapers. Those were luvs she had on and Huggies did the same.”

“It could actually be a fungal based rash… try Lotrimin cream! It allows the skin to breathe but kills the fungus. DONT use things like powders, Vaseline, Neosporin, etc… they actually block the skin from breathing so trap the fungus/bacteria/etc in. Good luck!”

“Switch the wipes and diapers. My granddaughter always came to my place with serious diaper rashes. I finally figured out that a little Desitin and Vagisil powder worked like a charm. By the end of the weekend, I would send her home nearly all cleared up!! I know the vigil power sounds weird, but it works!!”

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