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My 19 month old has a horrible rash and I took her to the doctor today and they said it is yeast. They've prescribed an anti-fungal cream but I am wondering if I need to do anything to the diapers. Will the yeast stay in the diapers? Do I need to boil the diapers? 8 of our diapers are fuzzi bunz so they have PUL, would it hurt them to be boiled? I just remember when we had thrush I was told to sterilize all the sheets and my clothes and what not so just wondered if it was the same situation here.<br><br>
Oh and funny side note - I had a disposable diaper left over from camping so I put her in that so I wouldn't have to hear the doctor saying that the cloth diapers are causing the rash and instead the doctor told me I should switch her to cloth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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You shouldn't need to do anything to the diapers. My dd had a nasty yeast rash and I just washed the diapers as usual. The hot water that you use to kill the germs will kill the yeast, too, if there is any still on the diaper.<br><br>
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Vinager, TT oild GSE. Sun Bleach all kill yeast adding one of these can help keep the yeast from reoccuring. Often nothing needs to be done. We didn't have that luck our DD is very suspital to yeast (borderline diabetic ) and hot wash ect just didn't cut it in the end we did end up consistantly using just a touch of bleach. It stopped the infections and didn't harm the diapers but if you don't have to go there I wouldn't.
 

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You could also try ironing the diapers. The high heat kills the yeast.
 

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When I was younger, I went through a phase of having a lot of yeast infections. My ob at the time told me to microwave my underwear when damp. I'm guessing this would work with diapers also.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I didn't do anything to diapers when ds had a yeast rash but I always line dry my dipes outside sun or no sun.
 

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We had a yeast issue incl thrush. I added Grapefruit seed extract to the laundry incl my nursing bras and clothes as well as her clothes and cd loads. It helped a lot. Do it about a week. I also took probotics and ate yogurt.
 

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this is what we had to use. then we dried on high heat in the dryer.<br><br>
the yeast will live in your diapers unless you kill it (which these things will)
 

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I would use a tiny bit of bleach
 
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