We CD and have been without diaper rash for 11 months. Suddenly DD has developed a blistered rash on her vulva. I have stripped my diapers but the rash is not clearing up. I felt it was clearing and then flared up again. The blisters opened and the redness was almost gone. There are peeling areas and some peeling, dry spots on her thighs now where her diaper would rub. I am not sure if it is ammonia from build up on the diapers, or from the acids in her poop (she is very sensitive to her poops and many times the poop does squish up to this area...but it is also the 'wet zone'. I am back to using a prefold without a cover while we are home. I had been using my homemade diaper cream with vit E, lavender EO, beeswax, and olive oil. Now I am not sure if that is just preventing it from breathing...
I have some Weleda diaper rash cream on hand. It has zinc Oxide. I was using it last week but I think it is causing major build up on my fleece liners....ugh. I have never had to buy disposables, but should I just go out and grab some seventh generations at the grocery store and slather on the weleda? Is there another diaper cream I should use that would be better? A&D, desitin, etc? Obviously I need something now and can't wait to order something to come in the mail- so any recs on readily available products?
I am also concerned with preventing this from happening again. Any ideas on what would cause a rash like this? She has also had her first cold concurrently, and had a tooth come in. She had been eating a lot of pineapple and I am holding off on that until this is gone, just in case it correlates.