It's possible that Matthew has a yeast infection. We had that problem last year and the ped called in a Rx for nystatin cream. If you have a little monistat lying around, you could try that first, but we found that nystatin worked better. We'd put a thin layer of that on before slathering on the butt creme.
Homemade butt creme: 1 tube A&D, 1 tube Desitin (the one with 40% zinc oxide), 1 tube triple antibiotic cream and 4 Tb Mylanta liquid.
Schedule some naked butt time. Air is good for sore bottoms.
Could he be getting a tooth? Elizabeth used to get horrible diaper rash right before she got a tooth and once the tooth broke through it would go away almost immediately. It happened with Sarah, too, but not as bad. so far Ben doesn't seem to have that problem.
When they're really sore I just use Vaseline because the diaper rash creams tend to burn, even Butt Paste. I had a sample of some great stuff from BRU, but I don't remember what it's called. I've also liked the samples of Lansinoh.
I hope he feels better soon!
Ugh the diaper rashes are the worst.
A friend of mine and her SIL swears by Target brand diaper rash cream. I haven't tried it because A&D or Bodreuxs ButtPaste works for my kids. Hope he gets some relief soon, poor little guy!
check for yeast infection
maybe its teeth
naked butt time is AWESOME!
My ped swears by