Saturday, May 15, 2010

Desperate Times?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. For those of you who have children you've diapered, you understand what I'm talking about. If your child has a terrible diaper rash, they do NOT want to be wiped, medicated or bathed. They just want the pain to stop. It must feel like a sunburn or something because the slightest contact puts them in a screaming rage. So finding a diaper cream that works, is worth making yourself!

A good friend of mine, author of, shared this pediatrician-recommended potion: Combine equal parts Lotrimin, Auquaphor and Maalox and store in a small container. Dispense as needed. (Generic Lotrimin and Maalox may be easily substituted - my friend stores hers in a tiny Play-Doh container.)

Here's why it works: The Lotrimin is an anti-fungal cream and will treat any yeast that may be present. The Auquaphor is a very thick ointment that will coat the skin, adding a protective barrier. The Maalox helps to soothe the skin by cooling it on contact. Please try it. You'll be glad you did.


1 comment:

  1. Sara, we used to something we had mixed by the pharmacist at Eckerd Drugs. They called it Dr. Talbot's ointment. This was in Raleigh. It was the best stuff, and actually sounds very much like what your recipe is above. Miracle in a jar! :)
    Terri A.