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My mother suffered with a bad rash when I first moved her in with me...it took me several months to finally clear it up. I do believe as has been stated earlier that unless there is a yeast infection, it is from not being dry enough. At first I kept my mom in Depends, but I quickly realized that that only made the situation worse as they hold the moisture in so well. So we went to cotton panties and pads. I would use raw, organic honey on her rash, spread it on, have her sit on the toilet for five minutes (she would read), then get her in the shower. The honey kills the bacteria. I also used a combination of tea tree oil mixed with Jojoba oil (like 1/10th tea tree to 9/10ths Jojoba). I would apply that with a cotton ball after she was clean and dry. I began using baby wipes on her every time she used the bathroom as well making sure to dry her well each time. It was a slow process, but she has (thank God) been rash free ever since. I went online and looked up natural remedies because I don't believe she needs to be on any more meds, especially antibiotics which I believe caused her rash to begin with (she was on them due to an UTI). I have changed her diet to healthy and ensure she gets her vitamins and fresh air and sunshine...good luck to you. My prayers are with you.
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Balmex is great for the diaper rash. If the rash persists, it could be a fungal infection. When that happens the doctor prescribes Nyastatin Cream.
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First, is there anyway you can confirm with a doctor there is no infection that needs medication?

Regarding hemmorhoids, hemmorhoid ointment seems to work
Regarding treating diaper rash - I've found many of those creams make a bigger mess but if I recall, Desitin as mentioned above worked pretty well.

But my biggest success in preventing diaper rash has been what many will think is an unusual preventative for a bed confined person. You can run this by the doctor first if you plan to try it: I use a hair dryer on the cool setting (be careful b/c some dryers don't have a cool setting. NEVER USE HOT to dry off the general area. If you query this on the internet you will find some people are even recommending use of hair dryers on babies. Of course, only use this if your person agrees you can do it. I honestly believe if this method was required use in nursing homes and there were portable dryers manufactured with only the proper setting there would be fewer bed sores, b/c in any nursing home I observed, they use one hand sized towel to dry the person off which is not enough and they also soak them in bed when giving bed baths and they are never dried properly.
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Also for diaper rash, Udderly Smooth Udder Cream - very soothing and promotes fast healing.
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Olive oil! That's new but I will take it. Thanks to you both
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Sharynmarie, I have used olive oil, yes plain food grade olive oil. It is soothing,natural and helps as a barrier too. I apply it after every bath and each time when we wash the area below the waist. The skin feels softer too. This can be used all over the body also. Goodluck..and Godbless
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Desitin always worked good on my babies. Of course I had one baby sitter who was not changing my daughter often enough and I would spend all weekend clearing up the rash...got of her quickly. It's easy with girls to leave the diaper off and place a waterproof pad under them for a few hours. If the rash does not respond to any ointments, I would take the baby to the pediatrician. Had niece with a really bad rash, turned out to be a yeast infection. Preparation H/aloe usually helps the hemorrhoids. Good luck!!
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