I need serious help, so I'm posting this here and in Health in Healing, if that's all right.
My son first got his scrotum sore in September after a day of excessive wetness & being in a diaper too long. Then it didn't go away for weeks & weeks & weeks. Sometimes it would go away to almost nothing, resembling a scar, then it'd come back. We tried bactroban, elidel, diaper cream, calendula, washing my dipes in hot hot hot water w/ vinegar to remove amonia crystals, and using disposables (without toxins). Eventually it disappeared around Christmas. Then it came back at the end of January. So we tried Bactroban on it with tegoderm on top to protect it because the docs at my ped's office thought that it was being caused by drippage from his penis. Except that sometimes there's a sore on his penis too, just above the opening on top, where liquid wouldn't necessarily be dripping (unless it was dripping UP). The penis sore usually heals much faster than the scrotum sore. The scrotum sore went away. Now it's back AND there's a sore on the penis (same locations as always) and they're looking scabby. It came back after a night of extreme wetness. I've been putting the bactroban on both sores for several days now, but this morning they just look worse. So today I brought out the tegoderm for the scrotum sore again. I really don't know what to do. Using disposables as opposed to cloth didn't seem to work, and I don't really want to switch. We let him air out for long periods of time, and that doesn't seem to do anything. And the docs don't even know what the heck they are. What do you suggest? At 19 months, going EC seems improbable, as does effective toilet training, though my potty from Ecobaby should be arriving any day (I thought I'd introduce Alex & potty at least and he can warm up to it as he likes, even if it takes another 2 years).
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