Two weeks ago my little guy came down with a horrible diaper rash. This diaper rash caused him great pain with every diaper change.
(Please note- I am all about treating things natural as possible first.) I tried switching to cloth diapers, using coconut oil, beeswax, and even natural over the counter diaper rash cream. After 10+ days of nothing healing him I decided to go the medical route and try the “Magic Butt Cream”* recipe.
Now, I don’t believe in magic but I’ll call it what this cream is known by in the West Michigan community. (Prescribed by many pediatricians and doctors to cure and help heal sore bums!)
“Magic” Butt Cream* Recipe
1 tube of Clotrimazole Cream USP, 1% – (antifungal)
1 tube of A&D Ointment
1 tube of Desitin Creamy with 40% zinc oxide
½ cup of liquid Maalox (you may want to start out with a 1/4 cup and add more if desired. With a full 1/2 cups the cream may be more runnier than typical “Magic Butt Cream”)
Mix together. Store in airtight container.
This is by no means a “frugal recipe”. You’ll spend anywhere from $15-$25 with all the ingredients added up. But if you are desperate for some “baby bum healing”, it ‘s worth every penny.
Why these ingredients:
The Clotrimazole- fights any yeast infection that your baby’s rash might be caused by. (My son did have a yeast infection rash)
The A&D Ointment- is the protective barrier on your baby’s bum.
The zinc oxide- is another skin protectant. Works by forming a barrier on the skin to protect it from moisture.
The Maalox- Eases the pain caused by the rash and acids from bowel movements.
*When you obtain a medical prescription for “Magic Butt cream” they will use equal parts Nystatin/Desitin/Maalox. Nystatin is an anti-fungal topical drug, which can only be prescribed by a doctor.
Please consult your doctor prior to placing any of these ingredients on your baby’s skin.31 Comments