Diaper Rash

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StarGazer78's picture
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Diaper Rash

Looks like my little girl is starting to develop a diaper rash at 2 weeks. I've been using sensitive wipes and the pampers sensitive diapers. I made a mistake, though, and for about 2 days used regular wipes--I think that is what caused it. Right now, it looks like little red pimples on her labia.

I have a question--I know some of you are using wash clothes instead of wipes--how exactly does that work? Do I have to buy a zillion wash clothes, or can they just be rinsed between wipes?

Yesterday I started putting desitin on her, and today I tried letting her air out on a towel. How long does it take to start seeing an improvement?

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Hi Dee!

Congratulations on your baby girl! I had a similar issue with my baby boy having a diaper rash and it ended up being a yeast infection. The red pimple like bumps sound a lot like what my baby had. The rash started a week or so after he was born. Did you have any antibiotics during your surgery? I was GBS+ and so I received two doses of penicillin and I suspect that was the cause. We had another doctor appt at his two week mark and the doctor confirmed it was a yeast infection. He gave us a prescription for a cream and the rash went away in a couple of days.

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I'm not sure if this will help a whole lot but here's what I do. Bella got a bad red rash while in the NICU. They only change babies every 4 hours with feedings unless they are a real mess. Well she got a red rash and I never wanted that again. So I got in the habit of always putting bottom cream on her even without her having a rash. Her bottom is always clear and it keeps the wetness away from her skin. I always try to change her when she's wet too. I hope your little ones rash clears up very soon. I hope that helps some.

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I used the Pampers Sensitive with my last baby and they made his bum so raw. As soon as I switched to Huggies it cleared up.

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My boy also developed the little pimple-like rash and then it turned into a full blown raw rash on his bum. We were using sensitive wipes at the time and faithfully applied diaper rash cream and changed him constantly.
When the bad rash started we let him air out at each diaper change, had a blow drier on cool and low that we blowdried his bum with, and then put on a little oil-based natural rash rescue spray from BoBebe. I found that every time I tried to use any zinc-oxide based cream again he got a rash. We also switched to just paper towel and water. We have a little plastic dish with water sitting beside on the change table and a roll of the softest paper towel we could find. We use it to wipe his bum, and we use a dry sheet to dry him off after.
He has been rash-free ever since. We still use the wipes in a pinch or out and about but not on a regular basis as I think they contributed to his rash.
Good luck!

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I wouldn't use Desitin. I swear by using Aquaphor, it is the BEST!!!!

StarGazer78's picture
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I bought a bunch of washclothes and have been using those (and disposable washclothes for the poopie diaper changes). I bought triple paste and have been putting that on religiously, and the rash is almost gone! Took about a week.

Amy, I did have the penicillin as well--if it was a yeast infection rash, it wouldn't have went away on its own, would it?

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"StarGazer78" wrote:

I bought a bunch of washclothes and have been using those (and disposable washclothes for the poopie diaper changes). I bought triple paste and have been putting that on religiously, and the rash is almost gone! Took about a week.

Amy, I did have the penicillin as well--if it was a yeast infection rash, it wouldn't have went away on its own, would it?

Hi Dee, I'm not entirely sure. The doctor told us to first try Desitin (or anything with zinc oxide) and if the rash didn't clear up on its own after 4 days he wrote us a prescription to use. The rash didn't go away on its own so we did use the prescription cream and that cleared it right up. I'm glad you're little one is almost healed!