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Keegan just got off a round of antibiotics (to treat for diarrhea). he still has the diarrhea but now it seems more acidic because he has getting a horrible diaper rash! he has had this happen once before due to antibiotics, and we were perscribed niastatin (sp?) which helped, but to get it again, he have to take him back to been seen at the clinic, which is where we've been far too much lately anyway. i'd really like to try so home treatments or OTC stuff before doing that.
i've heard about air drying, and when i change his diaper (especially after a diarrhea episode) i let him lay there without anything on for a good twenty minutes, and this always seems to help a little.
desitin doesn't seem to be strong enough right now, and he bucks anything we put on his little area.
My DD had sensitive skin and creams never helped her, even the RX ones. But corn starch always gave us dramatic results. So did cloth diapering. DD could have a broken skin rash and corn starch or keeping her in cloth both would have it almost healed overnight and completely gone within a couple days - every time. So corn starch is all I use anymore and we haven't had a rash since.
In addition to some time air drying, I was going to suggest cloth diapers, too, and Grandma El's diaper rash cream. It doesn't work to heal it, but the application doesn't hurt the way zinc-based creams can, and it will keep a protective layer while his body heals. I had forgotten about corn starch, that's a great idea!
My son is also suffering from a diaper rash, he has been passing alot of stool these passed days. And i have been using corn starch also, it works he still has a rash due to the frequent stools but it is not getting worse i do see it clearing up, i have also been wiping him with a cloth and warm water he cant stand the pain with the baby wipes. i also try to let him air dry which im scared to for too long i dont want an accident he will not just lay there for a few minutes. Good luck. I hope your little one gets some relief.
I've had good results from corn starch, like Kinsma90. Also, if it's a temporary rash like from antibiotics, and not a result of allergies or something, letting baby go diaper-free for as much as possible has always helped our little ones. Hopefully he's healed up by now though!
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