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Old Aug 20th, 2017, 19:11 PM   1
Hollynesss
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Horrendous Diaper Rash


A month or so ago my daughter had the most awful, horrendous diaper rash ever. She had diarrhea, and even though we changed within minutes each time, her skin actually became burned from from the acidity. It took burn cream to heal it. It was so awful. Her pediatrician suspected a sensitivity to cow's milk, as we had just switched over to cow's milk when the issues started. She's now been on soy milk since then and has been doing great!

However, ever since then, even though we slather her in a thick layer of diaper cream at all times, she develops a rash very, very easily. It isn't like a normal rash, though, she gets open sores on her skin. I am at a loss! We switched brands of diapers and have tried every cream imaginable, from zinc oxide based to petroleum and lanolin based. Nothing is helping. We do diaper free time as often as possible, but we can't keep her naked all the time.

Has anyone experienced this? Any helpful advice?



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 01:36 AM   2
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Has a fungal infection been ruled out? This happened with one of my little ones and it turned out to be thrush. I bathed him in water at each nappy change and patted him dry with a soft towel. When it was really bad we would use the hair dryer on a cool setting so i didn't have to rub his skin at all (on advice of hv) ..it took weeks to fully clear though. Im not sure whete you live but metanium is amazing cream for nappy rash. Obviously if its fubgal youd need anti fungal and/or steroid cream too.
Hope she gets better soon bless her



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 01:41 AM   3
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Did you put so much cream on her before she had the bad rash? If her skin isn't broken I don't think you need to put on so much that it doesn't soak in, if any at all. I've heard that it can interfere with some nappies being able to hold the wee away from the skin. Have you shown the sores to a doctor? It's also possible that an infection has developed. Hope it clears up for her soon sounds awful



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 02:25 AM   4
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Do you use baby wipes? If so switch to cotton wool and water, even the 'sensitive' baby wipes contain chemicals which would eat through my babies skins Also the only disposables we can use without irritation are Natys, GL x



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 04:03 AM   5
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I agree it could be thrush. The classic "white spots" were often not present as they would often be red open blisters by the time we took my LO's nappy off (even though she was changed every 2-3 hrs).



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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 04:20 AM   6
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It's possible she has allergies to other foods causing the rash. Both my nieces has terrible nappy rash from tomatoes, dairy and certain fruits. Now they are 6 and 7 they are more tolerant of the food but as little babies when they had a dirty nappy they would have such sore bums with like you say, burnt areas. I would be inclined to visit the doctor again and ask for a referral to the dietician. Beforehand it may be handy to keep a diary of food she eats, when she does a poo and the kind of nappy she has (where there it has caused any issues) It will help them to help you.



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 19:24 PM   7
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Thanks ladies, I'm thinking possibly food allergy. Fungal infection has been ruled out, and it seems to happen no matter which brand of diapers we use. Since she's not eating dairy I think we can rule that out, which is a relief since I'm not a huge fan of soy milk for her.

Thank you for the input!



 
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Old Aug 25th, 2017, 21:22 PM   8
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We quit using regular rash creams and now use calmoseptine. It works wonders! The only thing that would heal the open wounds on my baby's bum



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 13:11 PM   9
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My first and fourth babies were so prone to diaper rash, it isn't even funny. Like you, it was open wounds. With my first baby, we switched to cloth diapers. This ended our problem. He was 6 months old when this problem started, and it was almost 2 years before he "potty trained" himself, so it was worth doing for 2 years. We used the cloth diapers until they were all worn out, which was before my fourth baby was born. When he started eating solids, he had the more "grown up" poop as well, and he gets those red open wounds and a bloody butt very easily. We make our own diaper rash cream using a recipe from this website. It gets rid of the diaper rash way faster than any other cream we've used, and we use this ingredients for other things, too, since we're very crunchy.

Also, depending on the age, I'd also start putting that baby on the potty. Not full-on potty training, but just introducing the potty. At about a year old, I sit all of my babies on the potty across from me whenever I sit on the potty. We'll sing together.. I'll pee... Eventually, my babies all pee, too, and we cheer and dance and whatever encourages that particular baby. Soon, each child would at least pee EVERY time we sit on the potty. The first poop was accidental, but once they pooped once or twice, they'd go to the potty almost every time they had to poop. My babies would all still pee in their diapers and occasionally poop in the diaper, but most poops would end up in the potty, and rashes became very rare.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 03:11 AM   10
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Thanks ladies, I'm thinking possibly food allergy. Fungal infection has been ruled out, and it seems to happen no matter which brand of diapers we use. Since she's not eating dairy I think we can rule that out, which is a relief since I'm not a huge fan of soy milk for her.

Thank you for the input!
Most babies with dairy allergies are also allergic to soy. My dd is allergic to dairy but not soy, apparently this is quite unusual. Gracie gets unsweetened almond milk.

She has the exact same rash as you are describing. We were told not to slather her in cream is it acts like oil and clogs the nappy, making it less absorbent so the urine stays on the skin.

We were prescribed a steroid cream which helped. We were told to have her nappy off, not to use wipes and to dry her thoroughly. We also woke her up at night for a nappy change, she usually sleeps through.

Our routine was 2 hourly nappy changes during the day and 4 hourly at night. Calpol and calprofen alternated to help with the pain. After each nappy change we put on a bit metanium and then left her nappy free for a while (be careful, it stains!) then we wiped it off with cotton wool and water, put the steroid cream on and then the nappy.

Trying to get family members not to slather her in sudocreme was like trying to herd cats though.



 
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