Diapering_: Bad Diaper Rash

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 01, 2008 | 0 comments
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QUESTION: My BF little one seems to have diarrhea and a rash. She has had 5 loose bowel movements so far today, and with the last one, she had an awful redness all over her diaper area! I feel so awful for her! She has eaten nothing out of the ordinary today... She is recovering from an ear infection and yeast infection, but I've been treating her for the yeast infection with acidophilus and Lotrimin, but this redness is -all- over.

ANSWER: "Mom " says no juice of any kind. Breastmilk only till the diarrhea clears. Maybe a little water, but no solid food. A lukewarm bath after every bowel movement, no soap. Add baking soda or oatmeal to the water.

Do not use wipes until the rash heals, just pour water over her bottom. Or wipe v-e-r-y gently. Put a thick layer of unpetroleum jelly (or regular jelly, if that's all you have) all over her bottom at every diaper change. This will prevent urine and poop from touching her skin.

If you are using a diaper cream on the rash, put the unpetroleum jelly on over top of this. If baby is too sore to let you so this, wipe it directly on the diaper. When baby sits the jelly will cover her bottom as soon as she sits. If you don't have diaper cream, you can use breastmilk on her bottom. It helps heal very nicely.

Of course, change frequently. Hope she is better soon!

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