Diaper Rash question?

June 4th, 2014 by Emily

Question: Diaper Rash question?
My sons testicals are fire hydren red. It dosn’t seem to bother him but looks very painful. He is 7 months. Any recommendations that have worked for you.
My son is changed each 3 hours or less

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Answer by sdc_99
Balmex after each diaper change.

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27 Comments on “Diaper Rash question?”

  1. Smiley says:

    go to the store and look for a product called “super duper diaper do” It was the only thing that worked for our babies.

  2. NoWonder says:

    Butt paste…. they sell it at WalMart

  3. krystal says:

    i use desitin creamy on my daughter, it works fast and it works very well.

  4. Annie B says:

    That is painful, go to a doctor and if you cant do that yet go to the store and buy Desitin it is very effective.
    My mom told me that she heard this woman had a son and they left him wearing a diaper too long and the testicles were badly burnt.:(
    Urine is very acidic, the baby’s skin is very very sensitive.

  5. andreadawn99 says:

    give him a bath, then let him airdry on a towel for awhile(an hour or so) then use desitin creamy. I’ve used all kinds of diaper ointment and that’s the best. just change him often and it’s always good to get some air. Hope that helps.

  6. craig s says:

    sounds wierd but corn startch works great for this or a diaper rash cream
    just sprinkle with corn startch if you dont have rash cream.
    my son had the same problem

  7. Jessica B says:

    you can try using a&d ointment every time you chang his diaper. it doesnt have any zinc in it so it is easy to clean.. Also i have heard that browned flour can work. i have never tried it but my brother and his wife swear by it..if all else fails, leave him naked…lol

  8. missme says:

    take him to a dr he may have circulation cut off or try ointment and baby powder and make sure not to leave a dirty diper on him. Have you let him run around without a diper it might help to get some air

  9. rickherr10 says:

    cornstarch asobes all the moisture dring out the rash
    also try bagbalm works good

  10. gdbears_420 says:

    Desiten Creamy or Cornstarch Cornstarch works real good and is inexpensive.

  11. djgriffinny says:

    Desitin, gobs of it, very thick. Use it all of the time for healing and protection.

  12. jodybunny060703 says:

    bordoux butt paste. works in hours

  13. rangerb6867 says:

    Butt paste or balm, and let him be w/o a diaper for a bit, that way he can air out and get really dry. also if it doesn’t clear up in a few days you might want to have it checked, he may have a reaction to something…
    good luck

  14. piscesgal223 says:

    there is all kinds of things out there desiten, balmex,vaseline,a+b ointment my daughter had and we got something perscribed for her also let it air out for a min. or two between diaper changes i know hes a boy and he will pee my son hit me too

  15. Mimi says:

    Poor thing! I have 4 myself! Make sure you keep him dry even if it means changing a diaper every 30 minutes..lol… I know tiring and expensive but it helps! Also try getting some A&D ointment from your local store it works better than anything out there! Keep a good thick layer on them to be most effective! Good Luck and kisses to the baby! ANGEL

  16. angela934 says:

    sometimes when my kids get a diaper rash i let them sit and play on a towl nude. i also use desitan creamy. also use a wash clothe instead of the wippies. if he does have a little pain i would put a cool wash cloth on it for a few min. that’s what i have to do with my older child when he gets heat rashs. it helps.

  17. Julie says:

    Give him a warm bath with oatmeal in it (put the oatmeal in a clean old sock). This will reduce the inflamation. Then get Bordeaux’s Butt Paste. It comes in a yellow tube. Rub liberal amounts on him. Change him about every half hour (except when he’s sleeping) for about 2-3 days. It should be cleared up by then.

  18. jbt5kt says:

    Boudreaux’s Butt Paste or any diaper rash medicine with zinc in it. Clean him with a warm wet wash clothe instead of baby wipes until it clears. Change diaper often. Leave child diaperless as much as possible.

  19. Nickezisa S says:

    Try not to leave your baby in wet diapers for to long. Diaper Rash is painful to the baby. Consult your baby’s physician.

  20. melkel says:

    Desitin must be scrubbed off to remove from the skin and it doesn’t cover open wounds.
    For first rash response, give a quick sits bath between every change and dry carefully. Then apply a thin layer of Neosporin. Change the diaper and cleanse the area at least every two hours (even if it hasn’t been messed in) because sweat is also a problem.
    I insisted on Caldescene medicated powder for my babies. Its wierd, water proof stuff that just never gets wet.
    My children would have wet diapers but the powder and their skin would be as dry as when I had just changed them. Messy poopies didn’t get through either. It just falls away like magic.
    Mild soap and water removes it easily.
    I also would never use baby wipes, but there may have been improvements ever since my girls and nephews were young. I always washed them with Johnson’s baby soap and a soft cloth.
    These are inexpensive methods.
    Do not use cornstarch it supports the growth of bacteria.
    If the problem becomes persistant try an antifungual creme such as for jock itch or athletes foot, before seeing a doctor because that’s what their likely to try next.

  21. Steph2 says:

    my 18 month old daughter had a really bad diaper rash (so I thought). We used the over the counter cream, didn’t work. Dr wrote a prescription for nystation ointment, didn’t work. Then the Dr done a swab test on her and it came back positive for Staph infection. She is now on Omnicef antibiotics and I’m putting Neosporin on her and it already looks way better. Good luck.

  22. ~BIC~BABE~ says:

    the best thing for any diaper condition like this is Boudreaux’s butt paste you can buy it anywhere it is cheap, depending on what size of the tube or tub you get it can be a little pricy and it works the best and it is fast it works after 2 or 3 diaper changes, the stores where it is available are Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen’s, Babies R Us, Longs drug, Bi-mart, Bartell’s, Bel Air, Fred Meyers, H.E.B., Nob Hill, Raley’s, Safeway, and Save Mart.

  23. nana4dakids says:

    I am raising my grandson and we had the same problem and none of the diaper rash creams would work. The thing that has worked best for him is the Johnson and Johnson medicated powder. Second best is their corn starch powder. We have been using it for the past year with every diaper change and haven’t had a problem since. Good luck.

  24. Shanna says:

    Don’t use Desitin: it’s messy and smelly. The best stuff is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, which is available at Walmart. You should, however, call the pediatrician if it doesn’t go away in a day.

  25. Mayah says:

    Good diaper hygiene will prevent or clear up many simple cases of diaper rash. Diapers should be checked very frequently and changed as soon as they are wet or soiled. Good air circulation is also important for healthy skin. Babies should have some time without wearing a diaper, and a waterproof pad can be used to protect the bed or other surface. Rubber pants, or other occlusive fabrics, should not be used over the diaper area. Some cloth-like disposable diapers promote better air circulation than plastic-type diapers. It may be necessary for mothers to experiment with diaper types to see if the baby’s skin reacts better to cloth or disposable ones. If disposable diapers are used, the baby’s skin may react differently to various brands. If the baby is wearing cloth diapers, they should be washed in a mild detergent and double rinsed.
    The diaper area should be cleaned with something mild, even plain water. Some wipes contain alcohol or chemicals that can be irritating for some babies. Plain water may be the best cleansing substance when there is a rash. Using warm water in a spray bottle (or giving a quick bath) and then lightly patting the skin dry can produce less skin trauma than using wipes. In the event of suspected yeast, a tablespoon of cider vinegar can be added to a cup of warm water and used as a cleansing solution. This is dilute enough that it should not burn, but acidifies the skin pH enough to hamper the yeast growth. Barrier ointments can be valuable to treat rashes. Those that contain zinc oxide are especially effective. These creams and ointments protect already irritated skin from the additional insult of urine and stool, particularly if the baby has diarrhea. Cornstarch powder may be used on rashes that are moist, such as impetigo.
    What the baby eats can make a difference in stool frequency and acidity. Typically, breast-fed babies will have fewer problems with rashes. When adding a new food to the diet, the baby should be observed closely to see whether rashes are produced around the baby’s mouth or anus. If this occurs, the new food should be discontinued. Babies who are taking antibiotics are more likely to get rashes due to yeast. To help bring the good bacterial counts back to normal, Lactobacillus bifidus can be added to the diet. It is available in powder form from most health food stores.
    Some herbal preparations can be useful for diaper rash. Calendula reduces inflammation, tightens tissues, and disinfects. It has been recommended for seborrheic dermatitis as well as for general inflammation of the skin. The ointment should be applied at each diaper change. Chickweed ointment can also be soothing for irritated skin and may be applied once or twice daily.

  26. Heather W says:

    make a Dr appt. sounds like he may have a bad skin infection and the Dr can give you a prescription diaper cream

  27. Tiah says:

    This sounds like what my son had. For some reason he is prone to it. He's 1&1/2. I've been using powder every other change to keep him from getting red & it's been working great! Well hubby was home… Lol! Our lo has had this ongoing almost since birth. We tried everything! All the creams! But the powder works the best!!!
    For him it seems to be a yeast infection. He gets them really fast! This last time his whole area was swollen! :(
    I used Vaseline, bc it's a natural antiseptic. Then a cream with the active ingredient Clotrimazole. I buy it for 88cents at walmart. It's actually a foot cream for athletes foot & on top of both of those I powder him with the baby powder with Zinc. (Caldesene Baby Care Powder) You can find it on Amazon, but we buy it at Walgreens bc walmart & Target are always out.
    In 3 days he went from almost bleeding, very red & swollen to just barely red. It will prob take 5 or so days to have his poor little bum & area look normal. Glad he won't remember this!

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