Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Rash

Wyatt has a horrible diaper rash. I was changing him on the living room floor and I was asking my mom and Lauren what they think we should do about it: Powder or cream?

“I think it is because he is walking now.” I said. “It just keeps getting rubbed raw.”

“The creams always seem to work before.” Lauren said. “I don’t why the rash is so bad.”

My mom chimed in. “It could be anything. Did you change his milk? Or maybe his diet? It could be his teeth.”

“I don’t think he could get his teeth down there.” I said. “And if he could I would be really impressed.”

25 comments:

Patience said...

Poor little fella! Hiney rashes are no fun!!

ThePapaDog said...

that happened to me once- and i thought it was my diet... but then i realized i had just blacked out in the locker room
but seriously- once the little guy has healed try lubing him up with vaseline. we've had great luck using that

Krickett said...

After my daughter was born a friend told me about a home remedy for diaper rash. I thought it crazy but tried it when I was presented with a really bad case of the rash on my daughters behind. It worked - fast. I swear by it now.

Take about equal parts of Aquafor and Cherry Maalox, mix together and apply. Its hard to mix at first, Aquafor is like vaseline and Cherry Maalox is runny, but keep stirring.

And no, I don't know why it has to be the Cherry version.

Krickett

p.s. my husband and I went hiking and he got a bad heat rash between his thighs - it worked for him too.

Erin said...

We used bag balm-it soothes and protects--and yeah, it's for cow udders (and any other hangy parts apparently!) My baby just started chewing on her feet so the image of your little one trying to chew on his nether regions-the best way to wake up! Thanks for the giggles!

Stacie said...

I always swore by Desitin. I hated the stuff, it was so messy and hard to get off, but it was the only thing that worked for my baby. That was a long time ago though...
Poor Wyatt, I hope he gets better soon.
Stacie

TastesLikeCrazy said...

“I don’t think he could get his teeth down there.” = Classic.

I'm with ya on the rash; Cara is just now getting over her first bout of diaper rash and it's horrible.

mcewen said...

Maybe it's time to get nekid!
Cheers

Effie said...

that's gotta hurt! Poor guy! The only cream that seems to work on bad rashes is Penaten cream--it stays forever--otherwise we use Zincofax for the regular rashes...

hope he gets better soon...

Lowa said...

Dude, the BEST thing is tea bags. Seriously. Boil some water and set a few tea bags in it for a while, then put the tea bags on the rash area. Once they have cooled a bit of course.

Hold them there for at least a few minutes (have someone entertain him so this is easier) and then just let him air dry. Being as it is summer, you can let him waddle about outside naked as much as possible. The rash will soon be gone. Do this a few times a day and it will heal very quickly.

We did this when I was a kid with any of my foster siblings that got rashes. Works like a charm! Any kind of tea works, but you can research a bit and do a specific kind I am sure. We didn't have internet back then of course, so just used any old tea. Whatever we had on hand.

My second son got a bad one once and I tried bag balm. I was raised on a farm and also had heard about the cow udder ointment. Didn't work very well, but then I remembered the tea bag trick from my childhood and sure enough! No more rash and he was right as rain in short order. Let me know if it works!

platypus said...

Poor little guy, that must be horrible for him. You'll have to stop him biting!

amelia said...

Not that you are asking for remedies....but I couldn't resist....We use Olive Oil on the really bad ones and it has worked wonders for us.

The tea one that Iowa mentioned sounds interesting. I think I'll have to try that with this next baby.

Chris H said...

You are a dork! A nice dork, but still a dork. Use what worked best last time he had a rash.

Anonymous said...

Poor little guy, I used to hate when that happened and I always used Caldesen Powder on my boys...comes in a pink round container...nothing's better in the summer when it's hot out...oh, and we also let them run around naked when we could...but that proved dangerous at times:)

kalki said...

Hee. She should have seen that coming.

susie said...

Lots of advice! Mine is letting his butt air dry as much as possible. Then experiment with creams. I've heard there are some with a zinc oxide content of 40% - Desitin makes one called Desitin overnight. We use Desitin Creamy and coupled with a few 30-40mins of airdrying time, it works great. Poor Wy! Hope he his backside is better soon.

Anonymous said...

Damnit, that was funny.

UCM

Wendy said...

Funny! Moms love talk like that, too.

mamabrown said...

My baby daughter didn't get too many bottom rashes that I remember, however, I do remember keeping Desitin around. Now that she is grown with her own babes,they use olive oil. I have used Butt Paste on them, too. It seems to work well. I like the idea of the tea bags though. It must be tannic acid in or some other chemical in the tea....hmmm ... wonder if chamomille tea would work?

Alikat Corner said...

Yeah, I'm caving and giving my opinion as well...

Pinxav. My daughter had a rash so bad one time that I tried everything I could find in the stores and finally took her to the dr and got some prescription rash cream/ointment. That didn't work either. My aunt gave me some Pinxav and the rash was gone overnight. I have sworn by it since that day and special ordered it when I had my son (10 years later) and could no longer find it in stores. I recommend it to anyone who has kids.

Zephra said...

We went through the diaper rash thing too. Turned out it was chocolate syrup that he was allergic to. We tried everything. It was so bad he bled. We finally settled on vaseline to keep his little cheeks sliding instead of rubbing and lots of naked time. I think he liked the naked time too much because i can't keep clothes on him.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Diaper rash sucks, but at least it set you up for a great punch line and isn't that what we are all after anyway?

Susan said...

Okay here's my 2 cents - blow dry the affected area and then seal it off with Vaseline.

works like a charm.

Anonymous said...

One time my baby had a horrible rash. It came on practically over night and looked almost purple. Nothing worked at all. Had to get a prescription for the Dr. and it cleared up immed.

Anonymous said...

The cure for monkey butt has yet to be invented.

Redhead Mommy said...

Two words for the stubborn diaper rash, ready? Triple Paste. The stuff is AWESOME! We found out about it when Isaac was hospitalized once with a nasty virus (i.e. diarrhea). It coats nicely but wipes off easily at diaper changing time. Creamy Desitin makes both my kids scream in pain when they have a bad rash.

One more thing, you have to order it through a Pharmacy, but it is over the counter. It is expensive, but SO WORTH IT!