Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
Nique's Avatar
Nique
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wherever the Army sends us... Kentucky for now
Posts: 902
My Mood:
Question Diaper rash (not really CD related)

Okay mommas... I need some advice. Elisabeth has a virus (I think) and has icky nasty runs because of it (though they are getting a little more solid now!). Anyway, I'm not worried about the virus, but her "poop" is causing a NASTY dipe rash. I'm changing her every hour and a half, and using balmex (with liners in the dipes to protect the dipes!) And I've switched her from the pocket dipes to fitteds/prefolds with wool covers to allow as much air as possible to get to her bum. I can't let her go naked, she is ALL OVER the place! LOL Is there ANYTHING else any of you can think of? They have a WBV Wednesday and I'd LIKE to have it more cleared up so the doctor doesn't make a big deal out of it.

Advertisement

__________________
Nique, WAHM to Elisabeth and Savannah 16 months
Nique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
geez0pete's Avatar
geez0pete
Registered Users
Formerly: sm***ff
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,866
My Mood:
Re: Diaper rash (not really CD related)

If it's raised red patches it could be yeast. I've heard probiotics work well for that. Good luck!
__________________
Married fifteen years to a great man; SAHMama to four no longer in diapers but DS is still home to me.
"When you know better, you do better." -Maya Angelou

geez0pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
mary.margaret's Avatar
mary.margaret
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 336
My Mood:
Re: Diaper rash (not really CD related)

Probiotics (like acidophilus) work great whether it's yeast or not! Or lots of yogurt. If it is yeast you might need to use some over the counter yeast cream (clortrimazole - like for athlete's foot).

Try putting a prefold on not folded (going down the legs) with pins or a snappi. No cover. That catches the flood of pee but you'll see as soon as it's wet and be able to change it right away. Plus maximum amount of air gets to the bum!

I also would try no Balmex for a day or two except maybe at night. Sometimes it just keeps the moisture near their skin instead of letting it dry and heal. Use a powder instead at every change - just rub the excess off so that it doesn't cake. (and be careful not to inhale it!)

California Baby Powder is the BEST product I have ever had for diaper rashes. You can order it or some local health food stores carry it (you could call around). Tea tree oil and lavendar (natural antibacterial and antifungal properties) and clays to really keep the moisture at bay.

Also put her bum in the bath at every poopy change - just for a few minutes - to make sure it gets really clean.

Those are my recommendations from having two kids with open, bleeding rashes for months! (until we switched to cloth and tried the above, that is!)

Good luck!
Mary-Margaret
__________________
Mary-Margaret, happy wife to Eric , and blessed SAH/HSing mama to 2 boys and 2 girls. Lovin' my Savior!

Last edited by mary.margaret; 01-07-2007 at 04:06 PM.
mary.margaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
Nique's Avatar
Nique
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wherever the Army sends us... Kentucky for now
Posts: 902
My Mood:
Re: Diaper rash (not really CD related)

Awesome, thanks mamas!! I'll start working on those tomorrow!! I'm already seeing SOME improvement, I guess the frequent changing and fitteds/prefolds are helping a bit! Don't know about the Balmex LOL. I ususally use Burt's Bees, but we're out and and I don't know anywhere around here to buy more!
__________________
Nique, WAHM to Elisabeth and Savannah 16 months
Nique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
CRosewhisper's Avatar
CRosewhisper
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 198
My Mood:
Re: Diaper rash (not really CD related)

Glad things are getting better. I have a brand new tube of Burt's Bees diaper cream that I know I will not use. You're welcome to it. I'm in NE Indiana so it shouldn't take too long to get there. PM me if you're interested.
__________________
Christine, Mom to two lovely, lively all natural boys.
CRosewhisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.