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04-15-2003, 04:17 PM
Nick has a bad diaper rash that I haven't been able to get rid of. I went to the pharmacy and asked about triple paste and the pharmacist handed me a tube of zinc oxide stating that's what it is. Is this true? I didn't buy it b/c that didn't seem right to me.
WAHM to Nicholas 10/01/01
I have no clue what triple paste is ~ maybe similar to Neosporin's triple antibiotic ointment? Have you tried Bag Balm? There's also something called Boudreaux's Butt Paste which I have heard works wonders. :-) HTH!
04-15-2003, 07:48 PM
I don't know if you CD or not, but I have used something in the past called Resinol (you would have to ask the pharamacist for it - they usually keep it on the shelves where they special order stuff). I would not use it and a cloth diap at the same time, unless you use a fleece liner or such because it will prob. stain (when I have used it, I was not CDing at the time). But, it will clear up a rash in a short amount of time. It is very thick (and pink!) and clings very well, even to raw spots (we have had some killer rashes!!) Good luck clearing it up.
04-15-2003, 07:52 PM
Okay, I just went through this last week...ARGH those rashes. Here is a link to that thread.
The triple paste has worked wonders for us. It doesn't affect my diapers which I like, and it did the job in two days, and now I just use it at night, and Audrey hasn't had a single problem.
Call some other pharmacies, and ask around. Its not just zinc oxide. You can also order it from the lab which I think I'm going to do for the big tub. Hope this helps, I know how frustrating those rashes can be.
Edited to add: I cloth diaper.
04-17-2003, 05:14 PM
Triple paste worked great for us! When Ds hat a yeasty rash we did lotrimine, triple paste and then vaseline for good measure.
Now if he's ever a tiny bit red, we just triple paste it and it works like a charm! It's in a tub, small or gigantic. I got ours at a small Savnon inside the grocery store. You might want to call around b/c I think ours only stocks one at a time.
How disappointing that the pharmacist steered you wrong.
04-17-2003, 06:02 PM
If you cannot find the triple paste, you may want to try Aveeno diaper creme. Also, Johnson's and Gerber make diaper rash cremes containing zinc oxide (Johnson's is 13% and Gerber's is 40% zinc oxide). Another diaper rash creme you may want to ask the pharmacist for is Flanders Buttuck's Ointment, which is also 13% zinc oxide. I find the Flanders a tiny bit more moisturizing though.
Mommy to Alexander 2/26/03
04-17-2003, 06:47 PM
One thing I like about triple paste over some of the other diaper rash creams is that 1. it's really thick (so stays on really well) and 2. it doesn't smell medicinal. I found that the weleda diaper rash cream STINKS...it's so strong and I hated that! The triple paste is awesome and cleared up the rash immediately whereas none of the others I'd tried did.
Mom to Lauren Genevieve
04-17-2003, 07:42 PM
Matthew recently had a rash and I used Aquaphor. Worked well and it is in the hand lotion section in the drugstore.
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