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Old 03-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #21
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The rash we dealt with with ds was different (his bottom bled daily) but we dealt with diaper rash issues with him from almost birth until I fianlly gave up and went to sposies full time at 9 months. At almost 3 1/2 he still gets a really sore bottom easily if I'm npt right on top of diaper changes (I really hope he cooperates on potty training soon). Even sposies weren't great for us but better - went from daily bloody rash to only once or twice a week.

We tried lots of cloth options - prefolds, pockets with various stay dry options, flats (for better cleaning), AIOs, etc. We spent a lot of money. With our girls our pedi recommended bag balm for diaper rashes rather than actual diaper rash cream. That stuff worked awesome for the girls but did nothing for ds. We ended up with prescription rash cream for ds - it was a compound of aquaphore and something else (we haven't had the cream in over a year so I can't remember anymore). That stuff was amazing! I randomly got sposies one time so I could wash my diapers really good and noticed he cleared up faster than usual. Finally at 9 months I had to say that diapers changes should be so tortuous and switched to sposies. It was perfect (still had to be really on top of doaper changes) but it was better. We tred cloth at 18 months again for awhile because he'd been doing so good but the rashes started again. Oh and for us the brand of sposies has made a difference too.

So long story and not quite like yours. But all that to say - keep trying. It can take awhile to figure it out. But sometimes all you'll get is 'better' instead of fixed and you need to roll with that. It will probably get better as she ages. Good luck! Dealing with constant rashes is exhausting to deal with!

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:31 AM   #22
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I have had good luck with sween cream. bag balm?. powder? ezxema not what would work.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #23
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Could it be a food allergy? My girls bothe have multiple food sensitivities and it shows up as a rash at times.
Along the same lines, mine had a food sensitivity that was causing multiple runny BMs each day. Of course, having poop smeared on your butt five times a day doesn't help a rash, so I experimented with food until she was a solid pooper. That helped. Hope you figure it out, it's no fun seeing baby miserable!
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We had a rash I thought was cause by friction and it hung around for weeks. What finally fixed it was this- every 4 hours during the day I would soak DS in a lukewarm bath with baking soda in it and then keep him naked for 10 minuets. No creams, no powders, no nothing. It cleared up the rash after a few days. I thought his poor front would never be clear!
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We had a rash I thought was cause by friction and it hung around for weeks. What finally fixed it was this- every 4 hours during the day I would soak DS in a lukewarm bath with baking soda in it and then keep him naked for 10 minuets. No creams, no powders, no nothing. It cleared up the rash after a few days. I thought his poor front would never be clear!
I'll have to see if that helps. She's naked a LOT lately. Maybe the baking soda baths will help!
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if its at all "infected" looking I would try the triple antibiotic cream. 3x a day
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I called our ped's office today. They said to use the hydrocortisone and keep it moisturized. Hope it helps
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