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I do hope that this is the proper forum for this!<br><br>
DD has never really had a diaper rash only the occassional very slight red dot here and there. This morning I got a shock when I opened her diaper to see mulitple large clear blisters on her vagina! She was screaming during the night for quite a while for to me absolutely unknown reasons, and I am wondering if this was her problem. Now during the day she doesn't seem to be bothered.<br><br>
I gave her a hot bath and then rubbed some olive oil on her and she is now napping without a diaper. Any other suggestions??<br><br>
It just looks so awful and I don't want it to get worse. Any ideas are most welcome!!
 

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i would keep her diaperless as much as possible. as soon as she wakes from nap, she'll need to take a huge pee, so be alert <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
i think it would help to go over to the elimination communication forum to get some tips on keeping the carpet dry.<br><br>
i've also heard that maalox put directly on her bum helps. do a google search for it.<br><br>
hth<br>
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I'd look up what kind of rash it is; lots of things can cause rashes, and treating for rash a when she's got rash b might make it worse. Going diaper free is always good because most rashes that occur in the diaper area thrive in the dark, damp conditions. Other than that, I can't give you more advice without knowing the situation. For example, do you use cloth diapers and switch detergents? Switch to a new brand of disposeables? Something new in her diet, or yours if you're nursing? It could be any number of things. I hope you can sort it all out! Maybe someone knows a website where you can look at pictures of rashes and see which one your dd has?
 

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You might post this in diapering too. If you want to do a search through that forum, check out the sticky at the top about searching (you have to sign up for it), but there are often threads about diaper rash on that forum.<br><br>
I would go coverless (at least) and diaperless as much as possible. If diaper changes are a nightmare, you can oil your hands up and get the poo off like that. (kinda gross, but gets the job done with the least amount of pain for baby)<br><br>
Some links that might help:<br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t081400.asp" target="_blank">Dr. Sears page on diaper rash</a><br><a href="http://www.borntolove.com/d-list1q.shtml" target="_blank">a bunch of diaper rash article links at born to love</a><br><br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t081401.asp" target="_blank">Yeast Rash (Dr. Sears site)</a><br>
 

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ok, a bit more info....<br><br>
We use cloth diapers. About 2 months ago or so, I canceled the diaper service and started doing them at home. I had to adjust to using unbleached, but I think that we finally have decent absorbancy. I use BioKleen for detergent on the diapers, which is different that what I had been using on her clothes (7th Generation and Bronners is what I use for that). We were just on vacation about 2 weeks ago and used 7th Generation disponsibles while we were away.<br><br>
I have noticed recently that when I change her, she seems to complain about the new diaper (cloth). For this reason, I have been putting her in the disponsibles when she is not diaperless since this rash appeared. Leading up to the blisters, her vagina was red and the skin puckered, which does happen to her from time to time. It has always gone away with really no other treatment then Bismoltine medicated powder, which I have used on her when she seems a bit red with no problem.<br><br>
What she has I alsmost hesitate to call a rash because isn't red and bumpy like I usually think of rashes. This is multiple clear-filled blisters. Fortunately, she doesn't seem too bothered by this, except tonight she started touching them more and pointing, but that could also be because we were talking about it alot and I was showing my husband and sister.<br><br>
I will go check out the websites posted and if any of you have further ideas, let me know. This doesn't look like the type of thing that could just clear up by tomorrow!
 

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forgot to mention, there has been no real change in her diet recently that I could attribute anything to. So I am really clueless as to what could have caused this, except detergent buildup?? Is that possible?
 

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This doesn't sound like any type of diaper rash I've ever seen (I'm a pediatric RN). If my child developed a rash like that, I'd consult a medical professional (JMO). Good luck.
 

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i have only seen a clear-blistered rash once before.. my sister had it when she was 2 and had to have drops put on it every day for a while.. i can't remember what it was though. i agree with jackson's mama; i'd take her to her ped.
 

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Sounds like:<br><br>
Impetigo - this occurs when bacteria invade the damaged skin.<br>
Appearance - coin-sized blisters or red raised patches that ooze a honey-colored crust.<br>
Treatment - prescription antibiotic ointment as well as the above general measures.<br><br>
See Dr. Sears site: Jennifer posted the link above. You'll need to take her to the doctor for this one.<br><br>
I had Impetigo as a child (not in my diaper area <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ) It was very itchy and a bit painful. I would imagine with urine touching it, it would be very painful.<br><br>
Hope your babe gets better fast!
 

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My ds JUST had this - started out red, in a day or two he had blisters... I called the ped and she said sitz baths with baking soda and naked time (funny side note - I told her I thought it was because he had been in diapers too long - I meant 42 months - & she said "well how long are you keeping him in a diaper!?!" LOL) anyway when the blisters popped it was even worse because then he was BLEEDING everytime I changed his diaper!! I tried to leave him naked as much as possible.... plus the baking soda and now neosporin on the raw skin. That cleared it up within a day or so.
 

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My DS had a similar rash in June. It started with lasagna rash (tomato sauces irritate his skin post-digestion) so I had him naked for that, which usually works, no problem. Well, during the lasagna rash naked time he scratched four ugly parallel lines just below his waist. I guess lasagna rash itches. Those four lines blistered up something frightening, almost gold colored and very full. Then after they popped he started getting little pustules in his diaper area. They were spreading and would bleed after they popped. I was considering taking him to the pediatrician, but we're having insurance problems and I was so afraid I was going to kill our finances just to get some bs about it being cloth diapers and I should join the 21st century already. So I tackled it aggressively with Mama's favorites rash be gone cream. Using it so constantly dried him out pretty badly but it cleared up the rash for good. The woman who makes the cream suggests alternating it with her lavender salve or shea butter to prevent the dry peeling skin that I created. I'm just happy that DS had a quick return to the sweet, soft, peachy baby bottom he's supposed to have. I swear by the rash be gone cream it can take out anything. I hope you find what works on your baby.
 

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:LOL<br><br>
I'm sorry, I know that the rash was no fun for your son, but that just sounds too funny!!
 

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Thanks for all of your thoughts and suggestions. I was thinking of baking soda or epsom salt in the bath, but was feeling cautious about anything so just did warm water. The rash definitely seems to be getting better. The blisters have subsided, no bleeding, thank goodness, and no new ones. The red skin is quite hard, strangely enough. We have been doing olive oil, which I am told is antiseptic. I have salves and shea butter with oils, but I am trying to keep it as "natural" or simple as possible. It also seems that it doesn't itch, b/c DD hasn't been trying to scratch -- thank goodness!<br><br>
We are doing lots of laundry due to sleeping diaperless, but the open air I feel is the best thing! Thankfully all poops went in diapers. That is a mess I don't relish cleaning up!
 
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