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recurrent candida rash + hard water, help!

My 14 month old has a yeast rash again. I was unaware last time that I had to wash diapers with bleach for up to 2 weeks after symptoms went away (I just put her back in cloth and went on as usual after it cleared). So, we have hard water, and I read bleach is not as effective in hard water? Is that true? what is my course of action here? Wanna get her back in cloth!

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We have very hard well water and I've never had a problem killing yeast/thrush.

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Re: recurrent candida rash + hard water, help!

Yeah I've never heard that its an issue though I have a water softener. If you need to soften your water you can use baking soda or calegen. When treating the rash did you treat the inside imbalance (probiotic or at least yogurt?) Otherwise she may have infected herself again. I have links in my sig to older yeast posts if interested.
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Re: recurrent candida rash + hard water, help!

You also need to bleach wipes, towels, wash cloths, and anything else that may have come in contact with the yeast.
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Re: recurrent candida rash + hard water, help!

I did add an infant probiotic to her everyday plain yogurt. I kind of quit using it after the rash went away. She did eat yogurt at least every morning. Maybe I'll add two doses of probiotics a day right now. The nystatin did NOTHING and it actually spread while using it. I switched to monostat which stopped the rash last time, but this time when it starts to look better, it gets worse again, especially after she poops. I have been trying to do EC and diaper free time, but we have carpet, so can't do it all the time as accidents are inevitable. If her poops are irritating the rash, it MUST be an imbalance in her gut, yeah? I will be calling the Dr. this week.
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