Son has really bad diaper rash for about a week now, what to use?

It depends on cause. In medicine, we have common expressions that can mean a variety of medical diagnoses. "diaper rash" is one of these things. It can be caused by a variety of things, each of which has a distinct treatment. The first thing to try would be over-the-counter creams (such as boudreaux's butt paste). If the rash won't clear quickly, the skin is broken, or the baby is under 3 months, he should see the dr.
Diaper rash. Diaper rash can result from either irritation or yeast infection. Cleaning the diaper with non scented wipes, together with frequent diaper changes helps alot. For yeast infection, you need to contact you physician about prescription medication for it.

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My son has very bad diaper rash because we tried another brand. The rash has been around for over a week. Now spreading. He is 4&1/2 months old.

May be coincidence? The rash may be not from the formula change. It could be several issues. Most common: chemical irritation from the urine and feces (try frequent diaper change and moisturizer cream); it could be fungus like Candida a. (anti-fungal cream at least for 2 weeks), or may be nutrient deficiency, like zinc (supplementation would help). All the best! Read more...

My daughter has a bad diaper rash and is bleeding now. What do you recommend?

Neutralize it. Apply maalox suspension on the affected areas, especially those raw, excoriated bottom to neutralize the acidic environment. Aquaphor ointment is much better than desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) balmex or flanders in this situation. Read more...
See your doctor. But if it is "raw" enough to bleed then it could be she is getting irritated from wiping. Use cotton balls with water only to wipe her for now. See your doctor to see if you also need some other type of me assure or cream. Read more...

My 2 year old daughter has a bad diaper rash. But she is in underwear. How and why is this happening and what to do about it?

If she is wearing a. diaper or pull-up at night, that could cause a rash. If she is having urinary accidents in her underwear, it could do the same. If not, she may be reacting to new underwear or a soap or detergent. Please have her doctor examine her and the rash, to determine the cause and treat it properly. Read more...

My 12 mo olds been on ab (omnicef) for 6 days now, he isn't eating well or drinking, his fever returned, pooping every 2 hr, bad diaper rash?

Omnicef (cefdinir) Omnicef (cefdinir) is known to cause diarrhea accompanied by bad diaper rashes. His fever may be due to dehydration. Use electrolyte containg fluids but if he usn't responfing he may need I.V. Fluids. Read more...

My daughter is 3 years and she had bad diaper rash for over a week which is not responding to zinc ointment. What should we do?

Resistant rash. Rashes caused from irritation from wetness, fragranced baby wipes or diaper allergies usually improve with use of over the counter barrier creams such as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). If this rash is not improving, it may require a medicated cream to treat yeast. Read more...
Hard without exam. A generic answer is every rash lasting more than 3 days will have some yeast in there as a factor. In some locals meds for this are available over the counter. Commercial wipes can aggravate any rash, so cleansing with mild soap/water and drying with a hair dryer/no heat can help. Read more...

It's been a week my 2 and half year old have a stuffy runny nose and breathing through mouth. .. he also have bad diaper rash kindly advice?

Conservative therapy. The nasal symptoms and diaper rash are probably unrelated. If the runny nose is clear, then this is most likely of viral or allergic origin--so simple saline rinses can prove of usefulness. Also, an OTC antihistamine such as Allegra might be worth a try--especially if allergies are suspected. As to the severe diaper rash, this probably needs evaluation by your pediatrician, as may require oral RXs. Read more...

What can I buy to put on my daughter she has really bad diaper rash?

Aquaphor with 10% . Questran (cholestyramine) helps to absorb fluid and protect his bottom. If he had been diagnosed with yeast then he may need Canestan also. Change him often and allow lots of exposure. All the best? Read more...
Diaper rash. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...