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HELP! There is so much info on this thread...i've been reading for an hour and I can't find anything to answer my question...So, can someone help me?<br><br>
My dd has a rash for about one week now on the inside of her thighs (not in creases) and top of her vagina and some on butt...it is red (duh?) and looks like a burn...no cream is helping...she is 5.5.months and this is the first rash...is my washing method not good? i wash with dreft? and baby oxyclean?...should i "strip" dipes? how? any cream recommendations to clear it up? How to soothe it?<br><br>
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I would not use Dreft to wash- Tide Free, Bi-O-Kleen Premium are two good ones. I also like the melaleuca scent free but this is a little harder to come by.<br><br>
I agree with the PP, try stripping and see if that doesn't help. By far my favorite rash creams that have yet to fail me are from <a target="_blank">Motherlove</a><br><br>
If salves are too painful to apply, you could make your own spray- use aloe vera juice, calendula oil and a few drops of gse would be a good optional antibacterial/fungal treatment just in case. Put them in a glass spray bottle and apply after each change.<br><br>
Could also be an allergy. Is she on solids yet?
 

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If not an allergy, could she be teething? My babes always had bum rashes when teething. Hyland's makes a good calendula ointment. Another one that works great is Beaudraux's Butt Paste.
 

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My dd has a rash similar to what you are describng. I am thinking it is detergent burn as well. I just switched detergents when her rash appeared. It looks so painful!
 

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Have you tried raw silk doublers or lined diapers? They work wonders for diaper rashes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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be sure to read the ingredients on this one... petroleum and mineral oil are on there.
 

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thanks everyone...let's see...yes, she started solids a little bit (e.g., has had sweet potato a couple times and a banana try)...actually, banana is the newest food...she didn't "complain"..could this be it? do i never give her a banana again? or do i wait to rash clears? today i have her in sposies b/c this morning i could have cried the rash looked so bad...although bless her heart, she doesn't cry...gave her a long warm bath also to soothe<br><br>
...thanks for info on "stripping"...will run out and get some baking soda...and stop using dreft on diapers (got some for gift when she was born)... how is all free and clear?<br><br>
...raw silk doublers/liners...help! i don't even know what these are..i only use prefolds (gerber) and the random AIO (only have 3)...what are these? where would i get them? are they expensive?<br><br>
oh...and teething...she has two bottom teeth for about 3 weeks...would her whole diaper area be red from teething? she didn't get anything from the bottom teeth...<br><br>
and one more ?: my mom said maybe her urine is too strong (but she also says stuff like put her in a crib and babies need to cry)...could this be? should i give her water?<br>
THANKS!!!! for the prompt replies! I just feel like a bad mom (mellow dramatic i know!)..and it would break my heart to feel like it was the diapers and to switch from cd!
 

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Sounds like an irritation or sensitivity to me. It *may* still be a food allergy or reaction, but you usually see a red ring around the anus with that too. I think the oxy and dreft is bothering her IMO. Try stripping and switching to a gentle detergent. Also, are all your diapers cotton inside? If not, try to use only cotton for a bit-fleece can gunk up a bit more and may be the culprit. However, fleece liners can also be a lifesaver in warding off a yeast rash, which is more likely when the skin is open and wounded, so strip them too and use them. If it seems worse, ditch 'em. otherwise, try them cause it will keep her drier. If you start to see little bumps, yeast has crepped in, and you will need to then treat that! Try using nothing at all-if it is a chemical irritation, putting more chemicals on it may just prolong it.
 

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nak...<br><br>
try using cloth wipes and a solution of water and vinegar (1tsp vinegar to 1-2 cups of water). The vinegar kills bacteria and yeasties. the creams i like are burts bees and zincofax (zinc oxide, petroleum & lanolin).<br><br>
strip your diapers. I wash with baking soda in hot hot hot (turn the heater up ...but remember to turn it down) then a wash with vinegar then i rinse in hot hot hot until i see no suds and the water is clear. Our water doesn't suds up, so if my diapers have residue the water looks dingy and cloudy, not sudsy.<br><br>
when you start solids it can give them a rash, just because their poops are different. try stopping solids and see if the rash gets better. I doubt it is her urine being too strong or this would have happened a long time ago, kwim?
 

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My three week old has sort of an opposite type of diaper rash..it is only where her poop touches her skin immediately upon exiting her body and it is smooth and bright red. I originally assumed food allergies and stopped ingesting milk first. I saw a bad skin reaction to me kissing her with lemon on my lips so I took out citrus too (I already have severe food allergies so I am already off wheat, nightshdes, etc...all the biggies except eggs). It hasn't lessened at all (11 days off milk products, 4 days off citrus). We started applying antifungal 3 days ago but that doesn't seem to have changed anything either. It started as small ring around her anus one week into her life and is growing and growing...help!
 
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