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My dd had an awful rash that I didn't realize was caused by yeast until I finally took her to the dr. I am keeping her in disposables until it is completely cleared up, but the dr said I probably needed to sanatize my cloth diapers to keep her from getting it again. Is this true and how do I do it? Do I need to use bleach and will that mess up my diapers with elastic?
 

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You can use bleach, sure. If you want to try other options, using tea tree oil or grapefruit seed oil in a wash can also help, as can vinegar. Boiling or washing your diapers in the dishwasher (d/t hotter water) can also help kill the yeast. There may be more things you can try, but this is what I recall offhand.<br><br>
Good luck clearing up the rash - no fun!
 

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I don't think I sanitized after dd had a yeast rash she never got it again either. I always wash and dry my diapers on hot anyway. If you use prefolds you could put in a dash of bleach or boiling water from the stove. For other diapers I would use grapefruit seed oil.
 

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I would watch your bleach with elastic diapers.<br><br>
you have some good suggestions. Although after years of reading about it, I am not so sold on the dishwasher for diapers -- still can't wrap my mind around it. But not saying it does not work either. I would have to try first for that answer.
 

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Just wanted to clarify something, it's grapefruit seed extract (GSE) with Citricidal, not oil.<br><br>
You can also put a couple drops of GSE in your wipe solution too.
 

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Thanks for all the help! The dr doesn't have any experience with cloth diapers, he just thought that I might need to sanatize them in some way. Since I don't have any GSE, TTO, or bleach, I will probably just use some vinegar and really hot water. We don't have a dishwasher, so I can't try that. I'm ready to get her back into cloth because the disposables smell weird! Plus they keep leaking.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just wanted to clarify something, it's grapefruit seed extract (GSE) with Citricidal, not oil.<br><br>
You can also put a couple drops of GSE in your wipe solution too.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> yes extract. I had a brain fart.
 

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Yah on the vinegar and hot water, and try hanging in the sun, even winter sun will sanitize with the UV rays. Just make sure they are a little damp (for some reason that gets out stains better so maybe it helps everything penetrate, or just my own crazy theory<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">).<br><br>
The yeast will probably come back if you don't treat the internal issue; we added probiotic powder to anything our ds ate, even just mixed a little water and put it in his mouth or on the binky (boil those too if you got em) when he was pre-eating. He is still on it and it helps in so many ways. Try a really good brand like HLC Maintenence (can only get through certain pharmacies or doctors, but it is tested and very high quality).<br><br>
Good luck!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My son had a yeast rash and we never bleached or did anything special to sanitize his diapers afterwards. If it keeps coming back I would reconsider but for the first time a hot water wash would probably be fine.
 
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