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Any one willing to tell me their thoughts on the best rash treatment? I really need to know what works quickly! Ds has a terrible rash and he screams when we wipe his bottom<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br>
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I vote Rash Be Gone. We just started using it and it is awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
HTH, and I hope your ds's bum gets better!
 

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It's not good for cloth diapers, but Desitin works really well. If you have some rice paper liners or something you can use as a barrier in the diaper to protect it, it's worth using, if not, I'd look for something else.<br>
I don't know that there is a best ointment. Most of them work about the same for us. Once we had a really super stubborn rash, though and it stayed for many days until I finally used a teensy TINY bit of hydrocortizone ointment on it. And if it's a yeast rash, you'll need to also treat it differently.<br>
Lansinoh lanolin nipple ointment works well for lots of people.<br>
Here are some other things I've heard people recommend:<br>
Burt's Bees Diaper Rash Ointment<br>
Weleda Diaper Creme<br>
Aquaphor (some mix it with malox or other liquid antacid)<br>
Unpetroleum<br>
A&D ointment<br>
Butt Paste<br>
Triple Paste (available from the pharmacist, no Rx needed, though)<br>
I think there is a salve from Burt's Bees some people use<br>
?? I can't remember any more right now
 

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It really depends on what kind of rash it is. Our daughter has had many diaper rashes and for a simple diaper rash we use Burt's Bees and it works great. But she has had many yeast rashes (they are very blotchy and can spread to the babies thighs) they say these are most common when a baby is teething. For this rash which she has had many times we use baking soda bathes, vinegar and water rinse, and Lotrimin. And our doctor told us for a baby that has rashes often we should not use baby wipes, instead just rinse with water or use a rag. Well, I hope this helps.<br>
Good luck,<br>
Stephenie
 

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Another vote for Aquaphor. It's the only thing that's worked for Lily. And it's also great for my eczema!
 

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We don't have to use it often but when we do I'm a diehard Dr. Smith's fan. And it doesn't mess up her diapers.
 

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I'm with Stephenie. You need to figure out if it is a yeast rash, a regular diaper rash or something else. Yeast rashes won't respond to regular creams. For regular diaper rashes I have used Burt's Bees and, my new favorite Coomon Sense Diaper Cream. I've also used Original Desitin on a really bad rash and just used an old fleece liner that I threw out afterwards (works best overnight). Original Desitin and A&D ointment both contain cod oil so they WILL make your dipes smell like fish.
 

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I've found that the best treatment for a rash (NOT yeast - just a regular diaper rash) is plain old air. When Harrison gets one of his rare rashes (usually after eating too much of certain fruits) I just let him run around nakey-butt, or with just a CPF snappied on for awhile. The rash clears up so much more quickly that way!<br>
As far as a diaper ointment, I like Aquaphor.
 

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Another vote for Rash-Be-Gone from Mama's Favorites!<br><br>
It has cleared up every rash that Trapper has ever had, smells nice, and doesn't stain dipes.<br><br>
Here's a link:<br><br><a href="http://www.mamasfavorites.com/baby.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mamasfavorites.com/baby.htm</a>
 

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Dr. Smith's is the greatest! I honestly didn't know if it was available anywhere but here. No one outside of my town has ever been able to find it when I sent them to look for it, but even the best pediatrician in town goes out of his way to recommend it.<br><br>
If you can find it, it's wonderful!
 

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we just went through a rash marathon that switched us to cloth diapers- turns out our girl can't handle disposable diapers or wipes!<br><br>
so here is my best advice:<br><br>
- keep the baby as naked as possible- let as much air in as possible<br>
- bathe the baby often<br>
- there are three kinds of rashes that i know of: fungal, yeast and bacterial- all three have different treatments, and all three have different appearances. a fungal, or normal, rash can be treated with regular diaper creme like burt's bees, california baby, desitin, etc. a yeast rash needs to be treated with yeast infection creme (not from the woman's section, from the first aid section (we made that mistake)), which is very strong and best diluted to 50% with aloe vera gel. the bacterial rashes need a creme called bactoban.<br>
- hydrocortisone creme is an option, but *ouch!* what an option! it is possible to treat the rash without it<br>
- what a great time to work on potty training!<br>
- don't let any wetness touch the baby's bottom. the diapers you use should be lined with a thin layer of microfleece and changed very promptly.<br>
- a baking soda and water mix to wash the bum helps neutralize the waste<br><br>
good luck!
 
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