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Diaper rash that comes and goes- eczema only in diaper area?

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My DD has had a diaper rash for months and months, off and on.  One ped said it is contact rash, the other said eczema.  Could it be a dairy intolerance?  It really itches her and is so frustrating.  She's cloth diapered and we wash the diapers in Tide. We use all cotton and wool. No matter what diaper I use, it doesn't help.  I just am having a hard time finding out the cause.

post #2 of 7
Do you use fragrance free tide?
post #3 of 7
Has it been tested? Could be yeast. I get itchy yeast rashes that do look like eczema, from eating too much sugar. If its yeast and its hard to get rid of or if it keeps coming back she may have candida overgrowth.
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I don't use the fragrance free Tide.  I'll probably try that next :)

 

It's not yeast. I'm thankful but still annoyed.

I'm thinking about giving her cod liver oil and probiotics and eliminating dairy from my diet.  I hope that helps.

post #5 of 7

Try the fragrance free stuff. You would be suprised how much of a difference it makes.
 

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My little boy has the same exact thing! I was also told by my doctor that it was eczema, but he has had it off and on for a year now! It is mostly okay but every once in a while it gets bad and really itchy and he will dig at it until it bleeds. I feel like I have tried everything including the yeast treatments. It never really goes away...I have found the best thing for it is to bath him with some baking soda in the water and just plain old "keep it clean". I do really want to find out the reason for the outbreaks though and make it go away for sure. I also forgot to mention he is completely potty trained and we use all natural laundry detergent on his underwear.

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I am realizing just how much my sons issue is linked to fragrance. As soon as a smelly relative or friend be it lotion, perfume or aftershave holds him its all over and I spend the next week trying to get it gone. His grandpas aftershave is THE WORST offender. But pretty much anyone wearing a fragrance causing his skin to get those hard itchy scales.
 

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