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Here's a couple pics of Ivy's bottom, you can click on them to make em bigger:<br><a href="http://www.fullmoonbabygear.com/ivyrash.htm" target="_blank">www.fullmoonbabygear.com/ivyrash.htm</a><br><br>
No new food, just woke up like this yesterday from a nap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> No white prickly spots, extends a little to the front. She's nakey right now, and very upset. Please [email protected][email protected]
 

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Oh Poor baby!! I know alot of people don't use desitin with cd but I know with experience with rash & sposies desitin works quickly to help rashes.<br>
My remedy bbook is lent out right now. Sorry I can't help more. Did you change detergents or anything??
 

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That almost looks like a detergent burn. I'd put some antibiotic ointment on it and let her run naked as much as possible, that looks very painful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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terri i am so sorry she has a rash. it looks very painful.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
xandra has gotten rashes like that twice<br>
1. from dipes that were in desperate need of striping<br>
2. from poops that were highly acidic: a weekend of eatting nothing but grapes and blueberries........... we are still healing from that and it was back in aug.<br><br>
we did lots of nakey time, lanolin, and california baby diaper cream. like i said she still has two scabs from the rash. it was pretty bad.............<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
eta: we also did neosporin couple times a day until they scabed
 

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oo- that looks painful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It does look like detergent burn. I hope it clears up.
 

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That is exactly what Jacob and Sarah looked like when I used the sensi clean/ sportwash<br><br>
I would strip your diapers, that would be my first guess, then if it is a detergent burn I would not use the usual ointments, but instead a burn type lotion, something to sooth and cool vs. heal a rash. For homemade Aloe works great.<br><br>
What finally worked with the sportwash was soaking in oxyclean, this is what really got all of it out. Prior to that I tried washing a ton of time in hot water, using baking soda, vinegar, and handwashed.<br>
Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thanks everyone for taking a look at my poor baby's bum. I am going to take all my clean dipes, and rinse them a bazillion times. In the meantime, I've got neosporin ointment. Sigh.
 

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Ouch! Poor Ivy!<br><br>
If you still BF I'd put some breast milk on it a few times a day if you can, works great for burns, rashes, sun burns, etc... will help keep it from getting infected, too.
 

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Personally, I think it looks fungal/yeasty.<br><br>
I'd get a tube of yeast infection ointment (over the counter stuff) and put that on there. (My girls have had many really bad fungal infections and they looked a lot like that - and that's what our pediatrician had us use. It cleared up within 24 hours - and looked better within about 2). I also noticed that when they'd have a rash like that, the regular ointments hurt them - they'd cry and cry and cry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh! Hugs to Ivy...poor babe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
No advice here, just some commisseration...we are fighting some hideous rash here, too. So far cortaid didn't help, now we are trying an antifungal incase it's yeast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I would vote for detergent burn myself if she just woke up and bam! there it was. Don't forget to turn your water heater all the way up when rinsing the diapers. Do you have any calgon water softner to help release the buildup?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Oh that poor girl and poor mom!<br><br>
I agree with Linda, don't use anything but something for burns. If it were me I wouldn't even use the neosporin - it has to much of an oily content (petroleum, cottonseed and olive oils). Breastmilk (if you have and can get enough out) and aloe would be the best natural solutions. Once it clears up to just a pinkish state, not so raw - I would recommend Earth Friendly Baby's red clover rash cream. You can get it from SOS. I recommend it to all my patient's moms.<br><br>
I would leave her naked as much as possible but if she is going to be sitting (not that I'd imagine she wants to do much of that) I would maybe put something like an old soft tshirt or receiving blanket loosley around her like a prefold. You don't want to overexpose it to germs that harbor in carpets, sofas, etc. This is only till it isn't so raw.<br><br>
Best of luck, and definately strip those dipes and change to something like Biokleen for a bit.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Sandra Dee</i><br><b>Personally, I think it looks fungal/yeasty.<br><br>
I'd get a tube of yeast infection ointment (over the counter stuff) and put that on there. (My girls have had many really bad fungal infections and they looked a lot like that - and that's what our pediatrician had us use. It cleared up within 24 hours - and looked better within about 2). I also noticed that when they'd have a rash like that, the regular ointments hurt them - they'd cry and cry and cry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></b></td>
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I just bathed her in Aveeno baby oatmeal bath, and smeared Neosporin on her. She didn't even flinch. I really don't think it's yeast; but if the Neosporin doesn't show any healing by the end of the day, I might switch to an anti-fungal.
 

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I wouldn't use the neosporin. If it is a burn, because of the oil content you are adding oil to a burn and in some cases it can actually make it worse.<br>
You want a cooling type of ointment, like the aloe based ones.<br><br>
Neosporin is excellent for cuts and such but not necessarily for burns.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Sandra Dee</i><br><b>Personally, I think it looks fungal/yeasty.<br><br>
I'd get a tube of yeast infection ointment (over the counter stuff) and put that on there. (My girls have had many really bad fungal infections and they looked a lot like that - and that's what our pediatrician had us use. It cleared up within 24 hours - and looked better within about 2). I also noticed that when they'd have a rash like that, the regular ointments hurt them - they'd cry and cry and cry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></b></td>
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ITA with Sandra Dee-that's a yeast infection. You NEED to use an antifungal (canesten or lotrimin are good cheap creams) cream to clear that up or it will fade but keep coming back again. Change very often and leave her diaperless as much as possible. At night slather on the antifungal and then coat a thick layer of any diaper barrier cream over the antifungal cream to help it stay working longer. It should look alot better in 3 days or so. Good luck!
 

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I dunno...<br>
It could be yeast or it could be a burn. I've seen both look like that. Unless a yeast infeftion gets really bad, it's sometimes hard to tell it is yeast.<br>
If lotramin doesn't make it noticeabley better within a few hours, I would treat it like a burn.
 

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Three Words...<br><br>
Bailey's Butt Balm!<br><br>
That's the best stuff! It's only by prescription, so you will need to call your Ped and ask them to call in a prescription to a compounding pharmacy like "The Medicine Shoppe" or somewhere like that.<br><br>
I also hear that Burt's Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment works wonders. I have my first tube and will have to try it tonight unfortunatly, as DS always has a rashy butt.<br><br>
My DS has a rash like that (not always that bad) a lot of the time b/c of some colon issues. We have to be 100% sure to keep a super dry dipe on him. One pee or poo and that diaper comes off.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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OH, IVY!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
That reallly looks awful. To be honest, I would go to the dermatologist. We have a great dermatologist and I really trust him. Do you have someone like that? With something that painful, I'd like to know what it is and treat it immediately. Pediatricians don't always get it right. Dermatologists know for sure. Thhhppt. That stinks, Terri, sorry.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
xo pam
 

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My dd gets rashes like that quite easily. The best thing I've tried is Jack's Soothing Magic Salve. I think it's instock at <a href="http://www.emibeans.com" target="_blank">http://www.emibeans.com</a><br><br>
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I have 0 diaper rash experience, I'm sure these mamas have already helped you figure out what it is. Just wanted to send get well wishes to Ivy and mama. I hope you get it all cleared up soon.
 

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Well, we did the lotrimin thing overnight, and this morning. Absolutely no change. So, after chatting with some mamas last night, we've determined that it's a detergent burn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> GAIN..........stinky, nasty stuff.<br><br>
Right now I've got some burn salve on her, and she's nakey with dh while he's watching Sunday football LOL. Hopefully we'll see some progress by the end of the day. Thankfully, it doesn't seem to bother her at all.
 
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