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Old 01-16-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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So a few weeks ago my son (just turned 4 months old) got his first diaper rash. I assumed it was an ammonia burn from his nighttime diaper. So, I read up on here, then super cleaned all his diapers, washing and rinsing them multiple times, and putting a bit of bleach in one cycle. And I soaked some particularly stained ones in oxyclean (I know this is controversial.. I read lots of mixed reviews). Those I soaked in oxyclean, I washed and rinsed 3 times after before putting on baby. I use tide free and clear and 7th generation fabric softener a majority of the time. And on occasion, ecos laundry detergent. The first week, I thought things looked better.. But the rash is back. And last night he slept in a brand new (prepped by washing twice with ecos) diaper from Sloomb. I also just purchased, and have been using part time, the suede cloths from Sweet Iris..... As a diaper cream, I use one from Eco sprout, and one from Sloomb. And I've been applying them almost every diaper change since the rash reappeared. We use a variety of diapers.. If that matters.. Sloomb, el bee, guerillafluff, sweet Iris....and always use wool covers.

The rash is only in the crotch area though. Never on his bum..

What am I doing wrong here? I feel so bad, though he doesn't seem bothered.






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Old 01-16-2016, 06:24 PM   #2
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Is the texture smooth? Bumpy? Or raised like chafing? My kids have super sensitive skin so any wetness and movement caused chafing esp if they were wearing a diaper with serged edges.
First looking at it I thought an allergic reaction to detergent. But you stripped them with rinses yes? Also I had issues after a few months with ecos so you might want to find a different detergent with more power.

Honestly tho I would try using baby powder or corn starch and see if just having less moisture and friction lessens it.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:54 PM   #3
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Looks like yeast to me. The red spots with the outlying dots are usually indication of yeast. I am no expert and rashes are hard to diagnose because a lot of them look similar, but it is my opinion. =)

Washing the diapers with bleach is good for that, but also don't forget everything else that comes in contact with his bum. Bath, potty seat (if used), changing table and pads, high chair etc as he can keep reinfecting himself. (If you find that it is yeast)
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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For what it is worth, my son gets rash easily. His first one came at just 2 weeks old. Apparently he just has really sensitive skin so we have to make sure we don't leave a diaper on too long (shouldn't anyway, but we have to be extra careful). Plus I cut our own stay-dry liners out of microfleece and we use them for every diaper change. Honestly, the most effective thing we can do to get rid of rash is to really let his bottom get good and dry before putting a new diaper on. Like, bone-dry. Our pediatrician even recommended using a hairdryer on cool setting to speed it up. After getting really dry, Then do diaper cream. Of course, just air drying really good won't cure a yeast rash or an allergy, but it might be a good place to start if you're not already doing it. But I feel your pain... It is heart-breaking to see your little one's skin looking so painful (even if they don't appear bothered by it).
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I would guess its a irritation rash, at least at the moment. what is irritating him is what you need to figure out. Could be the material or detergent. Could be wetness.

They way yeast rash was explained to me was that its a standard diaper (irritation) rash that gets infected with yeast from an inbalance in the gut (excess yeast in urine). I wouldn't say its yeasty at the moment as least.
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Looks like yeast to me. The red spots with the outlying dots are usually indication of yeast. I am no expert and rashes are hard to diagnose because a lot of them look similar, but it is my opinion. =)

Washing the diapers with bleach is good for that, but also don't forget everything else that comes in contact with his bum. Bath, potty seat (if used), changing table and pads, high chair etc as he can keep reinfecting himself. (If you find that it is yeast)
Yup, that looks like yeast to me as well. My kids all got it a couple times during their diaper years.
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I've been lucky to avoid yeast. The ped told me that yeast has a certain smell. I remember him sticking his gloved finger on my kid and then taking a good whiff. DD is really sensitive and breaks out with rash if she is wet. I plaster her with aquaphor and use a fleece liner and that seems to help. Also, she does better with diapers with stay dry material like suede cloth. She breaks out with bg organics because the material stays wet after she pees. Washing her bum with Ivory soap seems to help between diaper changes.

You can try lotrimen cream for yeast. If it works, then you know it was yeast. If all else fails, I'd call the pediatrician.
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Not sure if it's the same type of rash your LO has but I quickly found out I need to wipe my DS with a wet wipe and dry him out every change, even pee diapers, or he gets red in the wet zone. It was worse in the mornings. I moved and thought it was the washer, detergent, water etc and then realized it was from cutting corners with the diaper changes during the move. Is it possibly from not using a wet wipe every time? Maybe the diapers are clean but your LO isn't and all the bacteria already on him grows and multiplies all night. Just a thought.
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Re: Baby getting rash all of a sudden.. With pic

That's what my baby's yeast rash looked like. I ended up boiling our diapers and treating him with lotrimin and then it was gone. It hasn't come back.
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It looks more irritated as you move down from where a diaper would usually land on his thighs. This leads me to suspect the diaper cover instead of the diaper. You said you use wool. Lanolin can irritate.
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