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post #101 of 441
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No, she's waking up crying, and tossing and turning. .
Oh crap. Sometimes I just want to hope for something like this, and have it actually be the case. But I suppose it's kind of weird to just hope someone's baby has a royally messed up sleep cycle, unless it's the lesser of two problems, ya know!
post #102 of 441
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Here ya go - http://www.cornallergens.com/list/co...ergen-list.php. Be prepared, it's a BIG list.
EEKS!!!

A lot of items on that list I don't use anyway- but what freaks me out is that vitamins C and E are on that list.

Once again, I need to figure out if the advantages of removing potential allergen are worth the costs of potentially reducing my nutritional intake.

Is it worth cutting back on corn even if I can't cut it out completely? I mean, it's easy enough to ditch the xanthan gum and sub potato starch for corn starch, along with the obvious corn such as popcorn and corn muffins- but vitamins? :
post #103 of 441
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Vitamin E is usually from soy, but I guess can be corn too. There are quite a few things in a standard multi that are corn-derived. And almost every vitamin C product is corn derived. I take the TwinLab Allerg-C, which is derived from sago palm. But if you take a multi, I don't know what to recommend... I haven't found one yet that is totally free of allergens.

It is hard- corn is in SOOOOO many products. So you do really have to weigh if it's worth it or not, because it does make cooking and shopping a lot more difficult, not to mention restricting your diet.
post #104 of 441
I don't currently take a multi- I take B complex, cal/mag/zinc, extra mag, E, D, and C. Most come from Trader Joe's, except the mag.

I'm also gluten and dairy free- and it seems that a lot of the "corn safe" products contain wheat, oats, or dairy.

On the one hand, I'm already reading every label, cooking almost everything from scratch, and avoiding commercial products anyway. OTOH, the very few commerical products I'm still able to use (canned tomatoes?) will have to be ditched.
post #105 of 441
CS- that does sound yeasty. Have you ever thought about a calendula lotion on her bottom?
post #106 of 441
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CS- that does sound yeasty. Have you ever thought about a calendula lotion on her bottom?
Really? Calendula helps yeast?
DS2 always gets yeasty when he's been exposed to an allergen too. I have to get some calendula cream.
post #107 of 441
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I have the California Baby calendula cream, and I actually put some on her last night! I haven't used it for a while, because I was suspicious it was irritating her skin. But she seemed fine with it last night, so maybe I will continue that and see how it goes.
post #108 of 441
I would recommend getting calendula tincture or calendula succus to avoid any possible issue with carriers. Also you want to avoid trapping anything in. I just take calendula tincture (succus if I have it....that's my preference) and dilute it 1 part calendula 4 parts water and use it that way.

It doesn't kill yeast, but it is bacteriostatic and stops replication. It will also soothe and heal the skin from candida related irritation.

It has so many uses too, I just like having it around!
post #109 of 441
I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Works well for DS on yeasty rash. It's probably the zinc oxide that gets it. If she can't tolerate that one, then there are other creams with zinc oxide.
post #110 of 441
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I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Works well for DS on yeasty rash. It's probably the zinc oxide that gets it. If she can't tolerate that one, then there are other creams with zinc oxide.
DS2 screams bloody murder if I use Boudreaux's on him when he's yeasty. He says it hurts and it ends up making his rash worse.
I should look at the ingredients...
post #111 of 441
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DS2 screams bloody murder if I use Boudreaux's on him when he's yeasty. He says it hurts and it ends up making his rash worse.
I should look at the ingredients...
My DS doesn't have a problem with it...the rash gets better quickly. Yes, I'll bet your DS is sensitive to one of the "other ingredients".
post #112 of 441
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I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Works well for DS on yeasty rash. It's probably the zinc oxide that gets it. If she can't tolerate that one, then there are other creams with zinc oxide.
That's what I've used on previous rashes and it helped. But it doesn't do anything for this one. AND- we just got a new tube, and I noticed citric acid in the ingredients, which I'm positive wasn't in it before. :

I will have to look at my HFS for calendula. Thanks for the recc.
post #113 of 441
I should have been more more thorough in my answer.

When under homeopathic care (constitutional care especially) you want to do everything you can do avoid suppression and let everything come out (as per Hering's law of cure.) That is why *I* would try the calendula lotion first. If it wasn't cutting the mustard so to speak and I needed to move on, that's fine.

In general the aim is to provide comfort and let everything get out of her system. Clearly I would not want to watch my kiddo in pain EVER, but I tend to try the least suppressive thing first, if that makes sense.
post #114 of 441
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That's what I've used on previous rashes and it helped. But it doesn't do anything for this one. AND- we just got a new tube, and I noticed citric acid in the ingredients, which I'm positive wasn't in it before. :
Wow! There's no citric acid in my tube...you're right, they changed it. Gotta hate that : goes to show you can't trust anything and you have to read the ingredients each and every time you buy something.
post #115 of 441
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I just wanted to let you guys know that although DD's sleep is still crappy, the bubbles on her chin are gone... so they were definitely NOT from the carrots. They were either from the AS lamb or the water kefir (or both.) So I think the carrots might actually be a pass!!! (We're only on day 4, so it could still change... but I'm keeping optimistic.) If only I could figure out the sleep issues and the diaper rash.... :
If the carrots do pass, you know fermented carrots are yummy, right?

And Ruthla, I wouldn't cut out corn because of a chlorine pool. Corn is in so many places, you're probably exposed a bunch, and the chlorine pool has a ton of other chemicals that could be causing issues - like the chlorine itself! And some pools are even brominated, and there are so many other variables at work.
post #116 of 441
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If the carrots do pass, you know fermented carrots are yummy, right?

And Ruthla, I wouldn't cut out corn because of a chlorine pool. Corn is in so many places, you're probably exposed a bunch, and the chlorine pool has a ton of other chemicals that could be causing issues - like the chlorine itself! And some pools are even brominated, and there are so many other variables at work.
Are you serious? : How would you go about finding out something like that?
post #117 of 441
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Are you serious? : How would you go about finding out something like that?
Ask the pool (maintenance) people?

here's a link from google: http://www.learnaboutpools.com/chlorinebromine.html
post #118 of 441
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
I should have been more more thorough in my answer.

When under homeopathic care (constitutional care especially) you want to do everything you can do avoid suppression and let everything come out (as per Hering's law of cure.) That is why *I* would try the calendula lotion first. If it wasn't cutting the mustard so to speak and I needed to move on, that's fine.

In general the aim is to provide comfort and let everything get out of her system. Clearly I would not want to watch my kiddo in pain EVER, but I tend to try the least suppressive thing first, if that makes sense.
I totally get you. That's why when the ped (homeopath) said to try a stronger OTC yeast cream I was hesitant. But the nystatin isn't really doing the job.... and she is miserable. I really at this point will do just about anything to clear up the rash.
post #119 of 441
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I totally get you. That's why when the ped (homeopath) said to try a stronger OTC yeast cream I was hesitant. But the nystatin isn't really doing the job.... and she is miserable. I really at this point will do just about anything to clear up the rash.
I wonder if a vinegar bath might help. Is there any vinegar that would agree with her...distilled white?
post #120 of 441
Try baking soda in the bath water.


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