Both daughters have sensitive skin. 4 year old keeps getting red rash in vaginal area. Will not go away with destin.

Angela - posted on 07/17/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,
Both my girls have very sensitive skin. My 4 year old since she was little baby was always prone to diaper rash. No matter what I do, destin, letting her air dry, etc, nothing works. I have done lots of urinalysis and yeast checks on her and it is neither. She just is always red down there and she says it hurts. Anyone have similar issues or suggest what to do? We have already banned bubble baths thinking it may be some type of allergic reaction. I have taught her how to wipe herself numerous times and have watched her do it and she does it ok (as good as any 4 year old). At this rate I am putting destin on her everyday just to prevent the redness from getting worse. My 9-month old also has a similar issue whenever she poops- I am thinking some type of mild food allergy- maybe to lactose?????

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Melissa - posted on 02/04/2013

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My 4yo has the same rash STILL. We did the same diet changes to find what causes and what doesn't with food, apples grapes etc where a huge trigger along with gluten. We have seen a naturopath to test allergies and found that any wheat gluten (not the same allergy oddly) dairy and casein (also not the same) and lots of other foods contributed. We have it very under control now with the use of Boiron calendula ointment, which is homeopathic and less chemicals than most diaper creams can have. We do green smoothies daily, which I use a large monoject syringe to give her 5-10 squirts of before dinner time ( she hates it and would never drink it any other way but this works good with a water chaser) and we have had AWESOME skin improvements in both of us.

Valory - posted on 07/17/2010

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Try a allergen free detergent for starters. order raw shea butter (raw as in raw- straight from the nut, no additives or scents) online, $8 a lb is a good price. That has worked wonders for all sorts of things for my 2 yr old that has psoriasis like his dad. raw honey (buckwheat is best) is a great anti bacterial, mix it with some raw shea butter to make a salve. The raw shea butter is also awesome for sunburns, takes a way the pain and little to no peeling. The cause could be anything I am so sorry for their suffering. You may want to get allergy tests. Maybe too much juice or other acidic foods. Keep us posted.

Sheryl - posted on 07/22/2010

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I had something similar with my 15 month old, both around her vagina and anus. For us, it cleared up after I adjusted her diet. Destin helps with the worst of the symptoms but it only went away after I experimented and removed certain foods from her diet. Basically, I think it's too much acidic food and drink. I removed apple and grape juice (berry or kiwi strawberry is ok), carrots, peas, oranges, and a few other acidic fruits and vegetables and haven't had a problem since. I kept track of what she ate and drank when she had the worst symptoms and removed those foods from her diet. She hasn't had any symptoms now for over a month. I feel your pain because she still fusses about having her diaper changed because she remembers how painful it used to be! I don't think the allergen free detergents are the issue because I've always used scent, dye and allergen free soaps from birth and this happened anyway, but couldn't hurt to try it too. Good luck to you.

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User - posted on 12/22/2012

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Use witches brew.... Desitin, mylanta, and zinc oxide put it in the fridge over night use it the next day any diaper rash your child has will be gone within a few hours!!!

User - posted on 12/22/2012

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Use witches brew.... Desitin, mylanta, and zinc oxide put it in the fridge over night use it the next day any diaper rash your child has will be gone within a few hours!!!

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Why don't you get them allergy tested. It's very simple. It could be just a food allergy. As you said it could be the formula.

Sheryl - posted on 07/22/2010

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Oh and also, for the bedtime diaper, after her bath, I make sure her privates are very dry, then use a little Vasoline before I put her diaper on. That seems to have helped prevent any moisture rashes.

Jessica - posted on 07/20/2010

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You may want to switch the laundry detergents you use. My son has allergies to some laundry detergents and the only ones I can use on him are ALL and Tide (regular scent). I also use Downy fabric softener. My son has eczema and these 2 detergents helped it.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/20/2010

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you could try udder butter in a green tin from any farm store like tsc.

Angela - posted on 07/17/2010

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I am pretty sure it is moisture and a mixture of something they are eating. It is usually all around their girly parts. For my 9 month old I know it is something she is eating or drinking because it is super red after she poops. My husband and I were both soy formula babies because we had a reaction to milk based. Because I am not breast feeding anymore I am thinking it may be the formula. For my oldest, I am not sure. I will try the shea butter and honey idea- thank you. Also, it wouldnt hurt to go to a allergy-free detergent.

Thanks!

Shanta - posted on 07/17/2010

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My son has ecema, and I have been waching his clothes and the family's clothes in dye free and sent free detergent. I get his soap for bath cetaphil antibacterial and the lotion for after bath... since I have been doing this the break outs for him have been less.... Try not to wash the clothes in to much bleach (the white ones) and cool baths in the summer and luke warm in the winter, the skin doc. told me not to let my son take long baths, not to lather the soap alot, and dry completely, small amount of powder. I hope something works for you, I know I went through H@## with my son trying to find something that works for him..... Just washing everything in that detergent has worked wonders...

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