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Our little guy, 18 months, has had a few sores on his bum for about 5 weeks now and I have tried everything I can think of to clear it up.
One of our other boys had a staph infection on his bum when he was little and it almost looks like that.
It's not a "rash" more like an little sore, than it clears up and another one starts. He's in cloth normally, but we switched him to disposible for a week and they got a little better, but didnt' go away. Now we are doing cloth during the day and disposible at night.
He shares diapers with his sister and a few brothers wear them overnight, and they don't have any problems
We have been blessed with 9 kiddos range in age from 12 years down to 8months; we have 5 boys and 4 girls.
We are avid gardeners and can and freeze all our fruits and veggies. We are homeschoolers who celebrate all the children we are given.
I'd take him to the doctor first. If they say it's "just a rash" then I would switch laundry soap, or start rinsing your diapers more. Washing soda effects some kids really really badly.
If I don't rinse my diapers enough and wash with something with washing soda Sebastian gets blisters on his penis. The one time I was using my own made soap for diapers his butt was SOO bad for a long time. Even if I use something with washing soda and his diaper leaks and it gets on his clothes and touches his skin he'll break out.
Did you try California baby? It's a thicker diaper cream that is ok for cloth. Coconut oil and CJ's doesn't do crap around here.
Beth, Mom to:
Noah, Jayde, Sydney, RJ, Becca, Sebastian and Weston
I was thinking it could be fungal as well. The only never-ending "mystery rash" we've dealt with was yeast. I just bought an anti-fungal that said for athlete's foot or jock itch and that did the trick. You can get a prescription cream, but I thought the over the counter anti-fungal worked just as well. It's worth a try anyway. If it is fungal you should see an improvement right away.
yup - i thought yeast as well. my one son used to have it so bad we had cloth diapers from a service and they had to 'treat' them specially for him. he used asteroid cream and a fungal cream, i think. i would go to the dr and make sure. if it is a staph infection, that is contagious. but then you know that already.....
i am the most blessed noni on earth -- i have 9 gorgeous grandchildren!
'For i know the plans i have for you, says the Lord.....' Jeremiah 29:11