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Old 07-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Burns from detergent?? Suedecloth allergy?? What is this??

Ok, I've been using cloth for almost a year. We mainly have BG 3.0's along with 2 fitteds and 1 FB. We've never had any rash issues from cloth before. However, for the past couple of weeks she's had tiny red bumps that are sore (she doesn't like it when I wipe them) and she also scratches at them. Those bumps look similar to a heat rash and have spread up onto her lower belly. Some have bled off & on.
THen today part of her privates became red & leathery.
Over the weekend, we went on a short vacation & I used sposies. Everything cleared up then with a good dose of Desitin. Now it's back even worse than before.

About a month ago we switched detergents from Allen's to Planet powder. I've been using very little per load & always doing TONS of rises. Could this be the culprit?? I would hate to order more Allen's or another detergent since I have a big box of Planet if this really isn't the cause. If only I had little samples of each detergent to wash about 5x to try first!

Or do you think it's amonia?

Also, even when using the fitteds we have, she's still been irritated when I go to change her.

Could it be related to the suedecloth now? Even thought we haven't had problems before? She's 16 months old!

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: Burns from detergent?? Suedecloth allergy?? What is this??

Sounds like classic yeast. I put some Lotrimin AF cream on twice a day and it goes away very quickly.
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Re: Burns from detergent?? Suedecloth allergy?? What is this??

yeah I think it sounds yeasty too.
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Re: Burns from detergent?? Suedecloth allergy?? What is this??

Don't forget to treat the diapers too or the yeast will just reoccur.
My daughter had a really bad bout of yeast at that age, almost gave up on cloth. I soaked my diapers in boiling hot water in the sink to take care of the latent yeast. I had to do this about every other week until it was gone from everything. I found I couldn't get dipes clean enough to keep away yeast until I switched to Tide, and used a normal amount, unfortunately. I have FL and very hard water.

I used athlete's foot cream on her at our pediatrician's recommendation and that worked.

Good luck and don't give up!

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If it was yeast, would Desiten get rid of it?? B/c Desitin is really helping the rash that she has.

I know this is gross, but does anyone have photos of diagnosed yeast?
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If it was yeast, would Desiten get rid of it?? B/c Desitin is really helping the rash that she has.

I know this is gross, but does anyone have photos of diagnosed yeast?

No, Desitin will seal the yeast in. Yeast looks like little red, raised bumps in patchy areas, that eventually gets leathery and flaky looking. The baby will often scratch it (if they are old enough to do so.)

As for the diapers, I didn't do anything special to get rid of the yeast and it never recurred. Yeast naturally lives on our skin all the time so it is impossible to get rid of it. (And it wouldn't be healthy to do so.) I add vinegar to every prewash so maybe that is why it didn't recur.
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