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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.


Feb. 8th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
My daughter gets some rash-ness from sitting in wet diapers for very short periods! Its like she has a five second rule on being changed and if we don't catch it right away an ugly hive looking rash pops up. My point isn't about how often you are changing diapers but that maybe its just a general sensitivity.

I use fleece liners almost all the time now and that helps a lot except when she over-saturates her dipes and the FOE becomes damp. Sensitive bums usually have a favourite fabric so maybe trying an assortment of liners? Trying a different detergent is a good idea too!

Also I've read about microwaving underwear for killing yeast. Maybe that would work with all cotton inserts...

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