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Old 02-18-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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recurring irritation in diaper area - yeast?

A few weeks ago I took my 5mo to the pedi for a checkup, and he said it looked like she had the beginnings of a yeast rash (little dots, etc.) so he prescribed some af cream, and it went away. I stripped all of her dipes on hot, hot, water with a little bleach and put her back in cloth. It worked for about a week, but now she has another rash. It is mainly in the diaper triangle area in front, and a little on her thighs and looks like sunburn with a slightly raised edge. It seems to bother her when I put cream on it. Is this yeast again?? I don't see red bumps, just the redness, rasied edge, and is beginning to get really dry looking at the edges, too. I don't want to give up cding her, but I don't want recurrent discomfort for her, either. Should I try gentian violet? will it stain all of the dipes? Any help would be appreciated! I have been giving her a dose of probiotic powder each day...shoulld I keep this up?

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Old 02-18-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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What kind of detergent are you using for your laundry? It sounds like it might be an allergic reaction. Another thing would be what kind of dipes are you using, i.e. pockets with fleece, cotton prefolds?
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I use pf's and fitteds during the day, and pockets at night. the only thing different I've done with the laundry lately is the stripping with dawn and bleach, but I rinsed TONS.
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Re: recurring irritation in diaper area - yeast?

I don't think you're supposed to use GV on the dipes, if that's what you meant. My kids' rashes went away after completely stopping using detergent and only using Dawn, so I don't have much else to help with there. Here is an article on rashes in general. THere's some specific info on yeast rashes down in there somewhere: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t081400.asp Maybe some of his tips would help. He also suggests in there to add some vinegar to your wash to see if that helps.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. I think she just has more sensitive skin than my older dd, and it's a contact rash. Hopefully some of those tips will help. Anyone know who sells H2O proof mats?
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