December 11, 2006 9:00am CST
My baby is teething. This is causing him to poop about 12 times a day. He is getting really bad diaper rash despite the fact that we are washing with water after every poop, blotting dry, airing out, and applying butt cream. Any ideas on what to do next? It isn't clearing up and he just keeps pooping.
21 Dec 06
I didn't know that teething will cause 12 poopings a day. My paediatrician will not see this as normal too. You sure you're not consulting a paeds for this? Anyway, I believe in using diluted potassium permanganate available at pharmacy to spray and cleanse the affected area during nappy change. It's a type of sterile to kill germs.
• United States
11 Dec 06
b/c you can't run to the pediatrician ever time you need to clear something up like diaper rash. Besides, if every worried mother did that, they wouldn't have enough pediatricians to take care of the sickest children. Plus you risk more taking your kids to the doctor's for every worry, b/c they could be exposed to sick kids with the flu, colds, etc.
• United Arab Emirates
11 Jan 07
To get rid of diaper rash, gently wash the bottom with plain water and then blow dry the bottom with a hair dryer set on LOW every single time the diaper is changed. This usually clears it in a day or two - even the really bad rash that bleeds.This ALWAYS worked for my 10 cousin kids Just make SURE that you don't get too close with the hair dryer! Keep it on LOW and constantly moving and just long enough to dry the skin, which should only take about 30 seconds.or u can put a tablespoon of white vinegar into about 2 cups of warm water. Dip a rag into the water, squeeze it out, and dab it onto the diaper area do this after each diaper change. The only warning is if the diaper rash is bleeding or there is sores DO NOT use it will burn the child.