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My baby has a persistent diaper rash - what could be causing it and how can I effectively treat it?

Hey there! I'm a new mom and I'm really worried about my baby's diaper rash. He's been having it for a few days now and it doesn't seem to be getting better. I'm not sure what's causing it but could it be his diet? We recently started him on solids but he's mostly breastfed. I've been changing his diaper regularly and using different types of diaper creams but nothing seems to be working.

Do you have any tips or advice on how to effectively treat a persistent diaper rash? Is there something else I should be doing or avoiding? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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trace.ohara

Hey there! I went through the same thing when my baby was around 6 months old. She developed a persistent diaper rash that just wouldn't go away. I was changing her diaper frequently and using different creams but nothing seemed to work.

After speaking with her pediatrician, I learned that sometimes a change in diet can cause diaper rashes. For us, it turned out that introducing new foods to her diet was the culprit. We stopped giving her the new foods and stuck to only breastfeeding for a while, and the rash gradually went away.

I also found that letting her go without a diaper during the day for short periods of time helped to soothe the rash. And we started using cloth diapers instead of disposable ones which seemed to help as well.

So my advice would be to look at your baby's diet and make any necessary changes, try letting them go diaper-free for short periods of time, and maybe consider switching to cloth diapers. And don't hesitate to speak with your pediatrician for further advice and guidance.

hermina.crooks

Hi there! I remember dealing with persistent diaper rash when my daughter was around 9 months old. It was really frustrating and it seemed like nothing was working. After doing some research, I learned that sometimes diaper rash can be caused by a yeast infection, which requires a different approach to treatment.

I started using an over-the-counter antifungal cream, like Lotrimin, and it worked wonders. I also made sure to keep the diaper area clean and dry, and I used only water to clean her bottom, instead of wipes, which can irritate the skin.

Another thing I recommend is to let your baby go diaper-free for some time during the day, like during naps or after baths. The fresh air helps to dry out any moisture and promotes healing.

If your baby's rash doesn't improve after a few days of treatment, I definitely recommend consulting with your pediatrician. They may prescribe a stronger antifungal cream or recommend other medical treatments.

Overall, my advice is to be patient and persistent in finding what works for your baby. Every baby is different, so don't hesitate to try different remedies until you find the one that works best for your little one. Good luck!

ukilback

Hello! Dealing with a persistent diaper rash can be a real challenge for parents. My daughter had a stubborn rash that didn't go away for weeks, even after using various creams and ointments.

One thing that worked for us was using a cloth diaper-safe detergent. Many detergents contain ingredients that can be harsh on delicate baby skin, so switching to a gentle one really helped to reduce irritation and prevent future rashes.

I also found that avoiding tight-fitting clothing or diapers helped to reduce friction and allow air to circulate more freely. We used a variety of cloth and disposable diaper brands until we found the one that worked best for her.

Another helpful tip is to use a barrier cream, like Aquaphor, after every diaper change. It helps to create a barrier between the skin and moisture, which can prevent diaper rash from occurring in the first place.

If the rash continues to persist or worsen, it's essential to work with your pediatrician to rule out any underlying medical conditions or to get a prescription for a stronger cream.

I hope these tips help you in your quest to soothe your baby's delicate skin. Remember to be patient and consistent, and you will eventually find a solution that works for you and your baby.

dooley.waino

Hey there! I know how frustrating and concerning it can be when your baby has a persistent diaper rash. My son struggled with diaper rash for the first few months of his life, and we tried everything from changing his diet to switching diaper brands.

What finally worked for us was using cloth diapers with a fleece liner. The fleece liner helps to keep moisture away from the skin, which can prevent diaper rash. We also used a diaper cream that contained zinc oxide, which helped to soothe and heal the rash.

In addition to using cloth diapers, we made sure to change his diaper frequently and let him go diaper-free for short periods of time throughout the day. We also avoided using wipes that contain fragrances or alcohol, as they can be too harsh on delicate skin.

It's important to remember that every baby is different, and what worked for us may not work for you. If your baby's diaper rash persists despite your efforts, I highly recommend speaking with your pediatrician. They can recommend other treatment options or rule out any underlying medical issues.

Don't worry - with patience and perseverance, you'll find what works best for your baby's sensitive skin.

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