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#1 of 10 Old 06-28-2005, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Help, my 3 month old has a red ring around his anus. He's had it since he was around 6 weeks old. I put diaper rash ointment on it and it went away off and on at first. But for the last 3 weeks, the ointment is not helping anymore. DS doesn't seem bothered by it. He's usually very gassy but happy. What can I do to get rid of the red ring? What type of ointment would you recommend?

Thanks for your input!

Btw, the diaper rash ointment I'm currently using is called "ABC Herbal Diaper Rash Ointment." My OB gave this to me when I was pregnant.
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it could be sensitivity to a food you may be eatingor the begining of teething-
either way i have always found calendula cream to work well for diaper rash. lansinohl works pretty good as well.

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Weleda Diaper Creme with calendula (not the Baby Cream which is a lotion). Or Burts Bees Diaper Cream. Those are the only two we ever use anymore. Awesome stuff.

You can get both at most HFS or WholeFoods.
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DD always had a red ring around her anus it turned out to be a food allergy. Check out the allergy board under health and healing, lots of info there.

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There are a variety of red diaper rings. Dr Sears Baby Book describes them so you can determine if your dc has an allergy, a yeast infection, a wetness issue, etc. If you don't already have the book, I would get it or borrow it from the library. We've dealt with allergy rings and wetness rings for all of our dd's 27 mos and found the best cream is good ole balmex. Not the new lotion but the old tube. I get it at target. It has the highest concentration of zinc and less of the other stuff. It works miracles. We've tried Desitin, Weleda, Burt Bees and Butt Creme and they don't work near as well. For the allergies, of course you need to figure out what to eliminate, but otherwise sometimes they just have a sensitive butt. Ever looked at your own butt? Not white anymore. :LOL It just happens over time.
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California Babies cream w/calendula in it. Not the diaper rash cream in a tube, this is a little tub. Smells yummy too.

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I'd make an appointment with your ped, as it could be yeast or something else that is easily treatable with a product you've not already tried.
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A red ring around the anus is a classic sign of food allergy. You may want to look into this further.
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We took DS to the ped 3 weeks ago. He said it's just a normal diaper rash and advised us to put ointment after every diaper change. I called back and spoke to the nurse yesterday and asked if it could be food allergy and she said most likely not and recommended Dr. Smith's diaper ointment. We'll try some of your cream suggestions, and if it doesn't go away in a week or so, we'll look into food allergy.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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dd had that, and it was strep.
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