Brad's Diaper Drama: Readers to the Rash-cue

Brad's Diaper Drama: Readers to the Rash-cue
Brad Pitt
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09/12/2006 AT 11:15 AM EDT

In the October issue of Esquire, Brad Pitt laments of his infant daughter, "Shiloh's got horrible diaper rash, poor thing. Same with Zahara when we picked her up in Ethiopa. … We've tried everything – every cream, every salve, every natural product. We haven't found the magic ointment. Yet."

So on Monday PEOPLE.com asked readers for advice for Pitt and Angelina Jolie – and they came through.

In less than five hours nearly 900 people had responded with remedies ranging from cornstarch to letting Shiloh spend more time au naturel ("good old fresh air works the best"). But the one product they overwhelmingly recommended was Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

"I swear by that stuff!!" Jamie C wrote. Seconded Vita Migues, "When my little boy had diaper rash the pharmacist told me about this, and so did several other mothers. They were right. It's the best out there. I buy it for baby shower gifts now."

So what is Boudreaux's Butt Paste? It's a mixture of zinc oxide, castor oil, mineral oil and Peruvian balsam invented by Covington, La., pharmacist George Boudreaux in the late '70s – and now sold nationwide at stores including Wal-Mart and Walgreen's.

Boudreaux is delighted that his product has been so highly recommended to Pitt and Jolie. "Give me their address and we'll take care of it!" he says. "If they use our product, I guarantee you it'll work."

This isn't Butt Paste's first rub with celebrity – according to Boudreaux, the ointment, which also helps athletes keep chafing at bay, has been used by Lance Armstrong, Shaquille O'Neal and Peyton Manning. And Boudreaux says he even sent a case to Donald Trump when little Barron was born.
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