One day, the rash disappeared. We had been using some new diaper cream - Triple Paste - but I am not sure if that was the reason or not. I doubt it now, because we only used it for a week. The rash went away, never came back and has never needed cream again. No idea why. So mysterious. Anyway, i hope your son's rash goes away too.
BTW, my thought on the other thread wasn't that the rash wasn't THAT bad. It was that there is something other than a hyena diaper that will help it. After all, they aren't made of magical-elixer-cotton-hemp.
I absolutely understand the problem with rashes. And I know that it's a different situation for each individual child.
I'm asking what you have tried and if you have found anything that works just to see if maybe there is something that someone could suggest.
For us we had to switch to only using wool covers. We have issues with certain fabrics and textures too. I can't ever use polyester on him or we end up with just what you have in your pictures. For some that can mean even needing to use cotton threads and certain types of elastics.
Personally, I found it necessary to have things custom made when we were going through the rashy problems.
We couldn't do polyester (this means microfleece, windpro, etc and PUL of course but also NO polyester blend in the fabrics), hemp, velours sherpas or flannels (texture issues)
We also had to look to the detergents and/or any additives used in washing.
Also sometimes it's necessary to look to the diet as well.
It typically is actually a combination of a few things. So maybe the diet isn't bothering him too badly but when coupled with a texture sensitivity (or detergent and since it's in an area that is not as ventilated, etc) then it's an issue. Just an example of course.
I don't think anyone is questioning the rash issues. I think it's more a question of there only being one particular diaper that would work.
I know we had times when only one diaper did seem to work. But honestly, it was more a matter of the combination of sewing technique and fabrics. I had other choices as in I could make them myself, have someone else custom make items, etc. It really wasn't an issue of only being able to get it from one particular place.
It's good to keep one's options open as much as possible. I've been around long enough to know that WAHMs come and go and what works today may not work tomorrow.
Originally Posted by lori810
If disposables help, I surely would switch.
What else? Are there things that don't seem to make a difference?
the only one that made a dent was the naftin/dermatop, it went away for a week then something set it off again and the naftin/dermatop didnt work anymore
Originally Posted by SEEPAE
fully fleece lined everything is what helps it stay dry and uniritated... FCB windpro AIOs, we had a hidden pearls creation that helped but now its falling apart cause its over a year old LOL, and the my precious baby by april fleece AIOs I have work. I had a fleece pocket that worked for a while but then I guess I wore it to the bone cause it got thin on the inside micro and no longer seemed waterproof
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Of those, you can order more of:
Or, you need suggestions for things that are identical in shape/sewing technique?
I know you do the baking soda/tto wash thing. Could he be reacting to either of those? Believe it or not I can not use baking soda with Josh. If I try to put him in a bath with some baking soda in it or use it in my diaper wash his skin breaks out in hives and big red welt looking things. Josh had a rash in the exact same place as your DS, big angry red welts that oozed and wept. They were about 1/2 as big though. I took him to an allergist and he has been on a very low dose antihistamine and I kept trying different detergents. The combo of the Atarax and Bio-kleen laundry detergent finally got the rash under control and he hasn't had it for 2 months now.
Good luck mama.
Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama
Are you able to just do nothing ~ no dipes either? Sounds like a lot of different products to me. Maybe try ECC? I hope it gets better soon.
Originally Posted by Joannect
I know you do the baking soda/tto wash thing.
we mentioned detergents and/or additives to washing/drying...you didn't speak to that. whoops I was posting at the same time as others...nevermind this part!
what about wipes? Are you using cloth wipes? if so what fabrics and what solutions?
Just throwing things out there. Although it sounds like we had almost the exact opposite problems since there was no way any poly would work for us and disposables would make things worse.
I think it's better to look at what one can do to prevent and do away with it other than all the different treatments if at all possible. I think many of the treatments can just cause other problems.
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Also A&D ointment really helps with the pain of such rashes. I have used it many times on my children and also my self on patches of eczema.
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and I responded abotu the detergent up a few posts, and hydrocortizone didnt help... we tried 1% and that burned him, so we tried .5% and it didnt burn but it didnt clear it up.
and my only thought about food allergies is apples but he its them so infrequently I have to rule it out since its like a once a month if even that food he likes to eat