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Mysterious cloth-diaper-hating rash

My daughter has had a really aggressive nasty rash/yeast infection for MONTHS. We had seriously tried just about everything to make it go away--different ointments, creams, we took her to a dermatologist, and literally nothing was working. We thought maybe there was some lingering infection clinging to our cloth diapers, so we stripped them, but still no dice.

Two weeks ago, we went away for the weekend, and only took disposables with us, so we wouldn't have to travel with a bunch of diapers. After two days of disposables and Aquaphor (we had forgotten her dermatologist-prescribed rash cream at home) the rash was making drastic improvements. So when we got home, we kept her in disposables and Aquaphor. Two weeks later, it's almost entirely gone.

So, what gives? We love our cloth diapers, and we'll be going back to them as soon as this rash is gone for good, but I am just baffled as to why nothing we tried worked at all until we switched to disposables.

Any ideas?

Edit: I should have added, we use GroVia All-in-Twos, almost exclusively, and Charlie's soap.

Comments

countessof_roth
Feb. 9th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
Tea tree oil maybe?

I'd go NUTS if I couldn't use cloth but Roland's eczema is exacerbated by 'sposies :(
teacup9
Feb. 9th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Yeah I have been nuts. The truth is I'll never know if the girls had the same thing because it presented differently in both of them. Bayla tested positive for an infection, but I am still waiting on the other cultures so I don't even know for sure if it is yeast, but the doctor and I suspect so. The thing is I think it started on the back of her knee and not even in the diaper area.
prosperina7
Oct. 8th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I was just taking a peek at this community (currently pregnant with baby number two and really wanting to try out cloth diapers -- wanted to see what this comm was all about), and I came across this comment and had to reply -- your child's name is Roland??? LOVE IT!! My grandfather's name was Roland, as was my uncle's, and we were seriously considering it for our little ones (though both happened to be girls, so that didn't work out, lol). So many people were opposed to the name, which I still just don't understand at all; did you meet any adversity about the name? Anyway, so amazing to see someone else use it! I have to ask, are you French-Canadian by any chance? It seems to be a slightly more popular name in Quebec (and I'm F-C, so that's also why I'm asking, lol)
countessof_roth
Oct. 8th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
I wish I was Canadian. I'm an american living in the chicago area.

We got the name from (don't laugh) a Stephen King novel. :)

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