My son had contracted a horrid diaper rash that left him with abrasions on his bottom that were so bad they bled. After three trips to the doctor's office and about 6 diaper creams later it was discovered that this particular diaper rash was so bad because it also included a yeast infection. After finally being prescribed a heavy duty antiobotic onitment from the doctor my son's bottom was starting to heal.....or so I thought. Just as easily as the rash disappeared, it always seemed to return.
I began doing a little at home research of my own to determine what was causing the return of this rash and I discovered some great things along the way. I discovered that a few tablespoons of cornstarch in the tub with some luke warm water not only soothed my son's bottom, but actually helped the cuts and abrasions begin to heal to the point where they did not return.
We all have cornstarch in the pantry and next time your child gets a bad case of diaper rash, skip the bubble bath and fancy soaps and just use plain old water and cornstarch-your child's skin rash will be soothed immediately and softened in the process.