We have been dealing with a particularly insidious diaper rash for a
few days now. To combat it, we have been using Triple Paste, an over the counter
medicine that I have found to wipe out (no pun intended) every diaper rash since
baby #1. But this time it wasn't doing the trick. I posted this as my Facebook
status the other day: "Anyone know what's stronger than Triple Paste for a
diaper rash? We need help."
And pretty soon, there were about 25 comments, ranging from "go to
the doctor" to "let them run around naked". All good ideas, but since we have
run this baby race four times already, these were things we already knew. And
then came Josh's friend, Josh. Josh has many friends named Josh. Anyway, his
Maalox? I wasn't really sure I understood what he meant. Do we give
some to the baby? Put some on the rash? Do I take some? And how did he know that
this whole diaper rash was giving me heartburn? After a quick phone consultation
with Josh (the friend, not the hubby), I was made to understand that Maalox is
used much as one would use Desitin or Balmex, except that because it is a
liquid, you just kind of dab a small amount over the rash. Friend Josh also pointed out
that the flavored kind lends a nice scent to the whole process.
We had wild berry flavored so we went with that.
We tried it and shockingly, it worked. Half the rash was gone an hour later.
A few tiny Maalox hits during the day and we are almost rash free.
You gotta love it.