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Poor ds has a horrid case of thrush, i think we've had it for weeks. i washed all the cloth on sanitary cycle w/tto, so they are clean and have been using sposies. there isn't much yeast in the diaper area.<br><br>
i read something online that said that cloth dipes and lots of naked time were best w/thrush. i've been concerned about reinfecting the dipes. thoughts??
 

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I just kept using cloth during thrush. They would get washed with GSE in the cycle. I'd also use GSE (dilute with water or olive oil) on the diaper area to help clear all the yuckies away. And yep, if possible, naked time to help air out is good too. But I don't see any reason not to use cloth ... especially since you are washing with TTO (which will also kill the yeast). Good luck getting rid of it ... it's nasty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: We've been through it twice so far! It's no fun. Get better soon!<br><br>
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We've been battling yeast here for four months. At this point only the diaper rash is still lingering.<br><br>
I'd been using cloth all along, washing on hot with vinegar and GSE, drying on high, but still the rash keeps coming back as soon as we stop treating it. So this time I'm using sposies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It's the first time DD has ever worn a disposable but I'm not takin any chances anymore. We are ECing as much as possible and getting tons of naked time, so that should help cut down on the waste and help get rid of the nasty yeast.<br><br>
I've actually bleached all our dipes, stripped them, dried them in the sun and put them away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I'll take them out again once the rash has been gone for about a week after we stop treating it.<br><br>
I'm gonna lose my mind if we don't get this yeast under control soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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It's a yeast infection, usually gone mad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: It affects typically the mom's breast, the baby's mouth (looks like patches of cottage cheese inside their mouth), and often the diaper area, especially around the anus. It is very persistent and hard to get rid of, usually because mom and baby will keep infecting each other.
 

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what is tto?? Sorry, new to the lingo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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tto=tea tree oil. It's found along with essential oils, and has antifungal properties.<br><br>
Hot water wash, tto and/or gse and vinegar in the rinse, plus drying on high should kill the yeast. You may also want to add yogurt to the diet or acidophilus, since recurring yeast infections could be happening because of the lack of flora in the gut, and not necessarily because of the diapers still having yeast in them. Especially if you've tried bleach and it still didn't work.
 
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