J.A. asks from Whiteland, IN on August 12, 2012
Question About Allergies and Eczema
DD is 20 months. She has eczema but it is easily controlled so far. She is potty training so all day she runs around naked. She has always been cloth diapered (cotton) without any issues. Only 2 serious rashes, but neither was caused by the diapers directly. Now everytime she has a diaper on (naps, bedtime, away from home) her butt gets red ALL over. We have been using cotton training pants and they cause redness too. Just bought her regular panties (cotton with elastic lining) and those also cause redness. It's not a rash. Just red irritation or red dry patches from her eczema. No other part of her body is reacting this way. I use aveeno eczema body wash and moisturizing cream (also for eczema). All clothes and diapers are washed with the same detergent (all free and clear). She didn't have an issue until her diaper time decreased. Any suggestions? She doesn't seem bothered by it.. but it concerns me so it is interferring with teaching her how to wear panties.
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Thanks for the advice. However, constantly putting cream on my daughters doesn't solve our problem.. so currently I'm trying to pinpoint the cause.
S.P. answers from New York on August 13, 2012
Try rubbing Aquaphor on her bottom before you put on her diaper/training pant. I find that is a miracle, and still occasionally use it on my daughter, although she just turned 4.
S.R. answers from Washington DC on August 12, 2012
L.B. answers from New York on August 12, 2012
Have you tried using a barrier cream on her bottom to help prevent the rash from developing. The creamy desitin (creamy desitin is easier to wash off than the regular desitin) or another type of barrier cream that is o.k to use with eczema may help.
E.M. answers from Phoenix on August 12, 2012
I use the clear Lanisoh cream on my eczema while I am breastfeeding, since it is baby-safe, and it works really well. As soon as she gets out of the bath, towel her bum and then put on a heavy coat of the Lanisoh and then the cotton undies. In addition to irritation from an allergen, eczema can be caused by friction, so maybe the looser fabric of the undies is rubbing on her skin, where the diaper stays in place more?? A layer of goop between skin and fabric could help there.