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If some of you don’t know, my husband is in his 4th year of Medical school and will graduate in May (whoop whoop!). He has been working with many doctors and right now he is working with a Pediatrician. It just happened to work out that my 1 year old got a horrible diaper rash while he was working with this doctor. The doctor suggested doing the following:
At the store pick up some Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and some Antacid. (I just bought store brand)
You will want an equal amount of Jelly and Antacid
You can either make a lot of it and mix it together and put it in a small container. You can also make just what you need for the moment. Just make sure you use the same amount of Jelly and Antacid.
This really worked great! I could tell after the first day that it was helping. By the 3rd day there was hardly any rash.
Some other tips for diaper rash:
– Change your baby’s diaper often
– Wash the rash with soap and water
– After you clean the baby’s bum, use a blow dryer, dry on cold until the baby’s bum is completely dry – or if you are brave, let the baby be diaper free for a bit and let the bum air dry.
– Next slather on diaper rash cream. You can use the DIY cream or I like to use Butt Paste or Desitin.
*Note that the rash could also be a yeast rash. You may not be able to detect yeast in a subtle diaper rash, but once it’s full blown you can usually tell a yeast infection (versus a plain old diaper rash) because the rash will be well defined and beefy red, with slightly raised borders. – If this is the case you will need an anti-fungal cream. You can get them over the counter.
If the diaper rash doesn’t get any better within 3 days of using the medication, call your doctor.
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