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i have a question... my ds is 3 weeks and i'm cloth diapering. he's not circ'd, and his penis is a little red and looks a little swollen. he has a diaper rash that i've been trying to get rid of, and i need to know what i can do for him if anything. i've been using a zinc oxide powder, and know now that some kiddos are allergic. no more powder, and i have him naked now for some air. help!! i'll post a picture of necessary, i'm worried about him!!!
 

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My ds is older, but when he was a newborn, he had a yeast rash that didn't clear up until I used Caneston on it. It was a red, bumpy raised rash, although it didn't seem to bother his penis.<br>
We did just deal with a red swollen foreskin not too long ago, after a night in the same diaper (we cd also), so I've switched to either sposies or pocket dipes at night and make sure to change as soon as I notice he's wet. It seemed to clear up within 24 hours.<br>
The problem with my ds is that he doesn't fuss at all if his diaper is wet!<br>
Anyway, I've not noticed his foresking looking irritated since then. I also don't use any creams or powders on his diaper area.<br>
You might want to ask over in the case against circumcision forum for more advice.<br><br>
hth a bit!<br><br>
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thanks! i was going to post there but wasn't sure if it was appropriate.
 

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my oldest son had this happen...not when he was younger but only recently. we had to take him out of cloth diapers all together. he s almost three though so we are just using disposables when we go places and mostly keeping him naked and working on potty training at home. ofcourse that wouldn't work for you. i would like to add that he is circumsized. he still had a red swollen looking penis though...like you described. it really scared me too.
 

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You might also want to post in diapering..it could be detergent build up irritating him or the diaper itself, some kids are sensitive to non-natural fabrics.
 

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What is your diaper washing routine? I wash in hot water with a little Tide Free and a little borax, then rinse twice. One time I accidentally threw a dryer sheet in with the diapers and DS got very red skin over the whole area of diaper contact. I had to wash the whole load again.<br><br>
What do you use for wipes? Diluted vinegar works wonders for killing yeast and preventing rashes. I use cloth wipes and a squirt bottle filled with water and a few tablespoons of vinegar.<br><br>
I've found that my son tends to get rashy-er from disposable wipes and disposable diapers. I think it's the chemicals in them.
 

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i'm using charlies soap, the occasional baking powder mixed in, and a vinegar in the rinse cycle. no dryer sheets. is this bad?<br><br>
p.s. i've given him lots of naked time and it's seemed to help alot with redness, but there's still a rash on his butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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On cloth diapering there's tons of reports of lo's getting burns from charlie's soap. Post there....those ladies have some awesome advice on cd'ing
 

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it might be a yeast rash.... there are lots of ways to treat it depending on what approach you want to take.<br><br>
make sure you're not using too much detergent to wash your cd's - and maybe an extra rinse would help.
 
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