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Old 02-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Any tips for chickenpox in diaper area?

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DH had shingles two weeks ago. My older two have had the chickenpox vax (because I thought that since everyone we knew had the shot they wouldn't get exposed to it and would have to get the vax anyways). DS seems to be having a mild breakout, DD1 seems fine.

But, the baby is almost 5 months, and she is getting spots on her scalp and in her diaper area...she is EBF so I don't know if she'll get it full blown or maybe a mild case...

Anyways, she has some spots in her diaper area. Any tips for the most comfortable way to diaper her during the breakout? Any recommendations on creams/ointments? Other tips?

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Awww My older 2 caught chicken pox accidentally when #2 was about that age. He was EBF so I was told he might not a full blown case and might not get immunity. He did though and I have the photos and titers to prove it. What worked best was lots of baking soda baths to soothe the itch. He did end up with a fever and was pretty miserable with lots of itchy spots for a few days but ended up doing fine with it. If I remember right we used only BG pockets with him back then and we didn't have any issues since I know we only bought sposies once when he was a newborn. Hope she gets well soon!
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Lots of calamine lotion.
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Awww My older 2 caught chicken pox accidentally when #2 was about that age. He was EBF so I was told he might not a full blown case and might not get immunity. He did though and I have the photos and titers to prove it. What worked best was lots of baking soda baths to soothe the itch. He did end up with a fever and was pretty miserable with lots of itchy spots for a few days but ended up doing fine with it. If I remember right we used only BG pockets with him back then and we didn't have any issues since I know we only bought sposies once when he was a newborn. Hope she gets well soon!
Thanks! I'll check my stock of baking soda.
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This thread seemed to have a lot of suggestions. If you want to go the zinc cream route, Burt's bees diaper cream is made of zinc. I have a tube that's only been used once. I was trying to sell it but I would FFS it to you, just pm me!

Also some TTO diluted in coconut oil might help, and that would definitely be fine for cloth diapers.

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This thread seemed to have a lot of suggestions. If you want to go the zinc cream route, Burt's bees diaper cream is made of zinc. I have a tube that's only been used once. I was trying to sell it but I would FFS it to you, just pm me!

Also some TTO diluted in coconut oil might help, and that would definitely be fine for cloth diapers.

Good luck!
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This thread seemed to have a lot of suggestions. If you want to go the zinc cream route, Burt's bees diaper cream is made of zinc. I have a tube that's only been used once. I was trying to sell it but I would FFS it to you, just pm me!

Also some TTO diluted in coconut oil might help, and that would definitely be fine for cloth diapers.

Good luck!
Thanks for the offer on the Burts Bees, but I have some here. You're so sweet.
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