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It started as just redness and is now raised with some obvious skin breakdown. It's not bumps like a yeast but raised patches especially around her legs and a bit around her anus with some moving towards the vulva. She's had something like this before but it went away when we changed her formula to the hypo-allergenic, so part of me is wondering if she might be reacting to the diapers with it being around her legs where the elastic is(latex?but seems to simple).
We've tried diaper cream but it didn't do anything and we're trying baby powder now(relax I'm putting it on with a cotton ball not shaking the can all over) but it just seems like it happened really fast for it just being wetness.
I'm kind of looking for ideas that I haven't thought of yet. I guess we'll just go to the doctor in the morning because she's really uncomfortable and it spread fast but has anybody had this happen to their kids? What was it? What worked?
Answer by zbralady at 5:05 AM on Dec. 14, 2012
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Answer by idareyou at 8:41 AM on Dec. 14, 2012
Start with the Dr. first. Obviously you are changing diapers right after she pees or has a bowl movement so this is what I would do. You may be rubbing her with wipes toomuch to clean her. My kids never had diaper rashes because what I did was: First I would always use Desitin at every diaper change (pee or poo). If they pooped, I would wipe away the poo very gently with one or two wipes then rinse them under the sink with warm water & Johnson's baby wash. Pat dry, add more Desitin & then diaper. I never just wiped & wiped. I always washed in the sink for poop. As I said, you probably irritated her skin from wiping too much. Talk to the Dr. though. Hope I helped a little. My youngest is 16 months now.
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