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my kids' diaper rash responds well to aquaphor. i'll put it on really think before bed and in the morning it looks way better.
if the diarrhea is better/gone now you could also let him go around diaper-less to help.
We're currently dealing with diarrhea and a horrible rash due to a possible stomach virus.
- Don't use wipes. Clean LOs bottom in water. We use the bathroom sink, fill it with warm water, and clean it that way. It's gross but the screams of pain he makes when we used the wipes in the beginning is heartbreaking enough for me to get past the fact that I'm touching poop.
- No onesies, loose diapers. We stopped putting pants on him too. A bit pointless anyways since we're constantly changing his diapers.
- Right now I'm using a mixture of diaper cream, hydrocortisone, and clotrimizole (a.k.a. Lotrimin.) I also bought Triple Paste so I may have to add that into the mix. When his rash turned into a yeast infection in the past I've also had to add Monistat. I'm afraid we're turning down that road again so I may have to grab a tube to be at the ready if the Triple Paste doesn't help with an improvement.
- If it worsens you might also want to give LO a warm baking soda bath. 4 TBSP of baking soda with 4 inches of warm water (we usually do a little bit more.) Let LO soak for 10 min.