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Old 10-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Yeast in diapers?

I sold diapers locally and the buyer let me know that after using them her child developed a rash. She wants to know if we've had yeast. We haven't, to my knowledge, but I don't really know how to tell...we last used those diapers months ago, and I can't remember if DS had a rash around that time. He's had very few rashes overall. We have struggled with ammonia recently, but that was after we stopped using the diapers in question. Ugh, I feel awful, how do I know if we had yeast? What should I do next?


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Old 10-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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If it was just a month ago, I think you would remember dealing with yeast. Yeast is way different than just a rash. I would tell her you haven't deal with yeast, but if her baby has yeast, she needs to strip all her diapers with bleach, and take her baby to the Dr.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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I agree, yeast is nasty. It causes BAD rashes and is hard to get rid of. If you had it, you'd know. Her child is probably just sensitive to your detergent or maybe they have some ammonia buildup. I'd tell her to strip with dawn or use some bleach and rinse, rinse, rinse.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Like pp mentioned, I would tell her to use bleach and just do a few rinses. It could very well be a sensitivity to the detergent. It could also just be a coincidence that her LO developed a yeast rash at the same time she bought them, especially if he was on antibiotics recently, or her if she's nursing. I ALWAYS bleach new to me diapers for this reason as well as bleach every load. DD is prone to yeast infections because she was on antibiotics for 1 1/2 years for medical reasons and her flora is just now starting to regulate itself.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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If she breastfeeds and used antibiotics recently, that could cause a yeast rash for her baby. Also if her baby has taken antibiotics it can definitely cause yeast, as antibiotics mess up flora. We battled with yeast for a little bit after I took antibiotics for mastitis. Boiling the diapers seemed to work for us.
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