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March 4th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Hey ladies, Cameron has a nasty rash and need your help. Once he wakes up from his nap I will try and take a picture.

He has a rash on his bottom that is red and spread out. It's crawling up his leg almost making the outline of the diaper. But whats concerning to me is he has one huge red, raw lump on his inner thigh that is really bothering him. It's located on his leg where the diaper is also rubbing against it. I just lathered him up with some desitin.

The last time that I dealt with a rash was when he was close to one. I'm pretty sure that he is having this rash due to acidic foods. He ate veggie lasagna with lots of tomatoes and earlier in the day he had pineapple.

Should I be treating his rash with ointment or with powder? I am thinking after he wakes up from his nap to let him run around without a diaper to let it breath down there. Ugh...what more can I do?
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March 4th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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I usually choose cream over powder and diaper free if at all possible. Poor little guy Hope it clears up soon.
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March 4th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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It may be a yeast infection.
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March 5th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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We went out and bought some extra strength Butt Paste last night and it seems to be helping. He only gets red when he poo's (which still isn't solid yet ).
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March 5th, 2012, 09:27 AM
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one time syd had a super bad butt rash, I used hydrocortisone and then over top used triple paste it healed up super quick with that combination. Hope his butt feels better soon!
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March 5th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I hate diaper rashes...I hope it feels better soon!

BTW...I have always used Cream on rayanne, but I have a friend who has two little boys that swears by powder...in fact, she uses corn starch. Not sure if it is a great alternative, but they don't get many diaper rashes using that.
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March 5th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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I use a powder for every day prevention, but if there is an actual rash I would definitely use a good thick cream, especially if it's flaring when he poops. You want to have a nice think barrier to prevent it from being irritated more.

I too have done the hydrocortisone under a thick application of cream and that has worked well for us.
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March 6th, 2012, 05:14 AM
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About the powder/cornstarch: most baby powders are just cornstarch, so if it's cheaper to buy plain old cornstarch, do it! There is some (disputed) evidence that talc is related to certain kinds of cancer, so maybe you'd want to avoid talc based powders.
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March 7th, 2012, 08:27 AM
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About the powder/cornstarch: most baby powders are just cornstarch, so if it's cheaper to buy plain old cornstarch, do it! There is some (disputed) evidence that talc is related to certain kinds of cancer, so maybe you'd want to avoid talc based powders.
Say what??? We use caldesene powder which has talc in it! I thought it was fantastic, Alicia only had 1 rash when she was a month old and Rachel hasn't had any cause we use this. OMG.
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March 19th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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When we were using disposables harleigh either got cream or powder at every change to try and help prevent. Now that we are back in cloth I use coconut oil at every change, and if she starts to turn red, I have rice milk and mallow cream we use.

Hydrocortisone cream sounds like a great idea under triple paste. If you suspect it could be yeast, buy some Lotrimin and see if that helps it.

I hope he heals up quickly.
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March 20th, 2012, 04:28 AM
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Anna, it's disputed, but I personally avoid putting in the crotch zone because of the links to ovarian cancer. Here's what the American Cancer Society has to say about it.

Talcum Powder and Cancer
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March 21st, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I was going to recommend Lotrimin too. It works wonders. Akadia has only had one really bad diaper rash that sounds like what you are describing and Lotrimin cleared it up. It did take a good week for it to all go away, but you could see it getting a little better each day. I'm sure there was yeast involved and desitin just isn't going to touch that.
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March 21st, 2012, 10:01 PM
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