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