While diaper rash in cloth diapers is not as common as it is in disposable diapers, it does happen. Below are pictures and descriptions of the 5 most common diaper rashes babies get while wearing cloth diapers and what you can do to cure them. I also include mom-proven tips on how to get rid of the rash quickly and safely.
1. CONTACT RASH
Appearance: flat and blotchy
Location: all over the bum
Cause: exposure harsh chemicals like bleach, soap or detergent or exposure to synthetic fabrics like polyester or fleece.Solutions:
Appearance: red, itchy, scaly and cracked
Location: folds of the skin, elbows, cheeks, back of the knee and bum
Cause: unknown but often triggered by heat, dairy, soy and gluten
3. AMMONIA BURN
Appearance: flat and blotchy, possible blisters
Cause: prolonged exposure to urine, usually overnight
Solutions: (any or all of these would help)
4. ACIDIC POOP RASH
Appearance: red "burn" ring around the rectum
Location: rectum and/or bum
Cause: consumption of acidic food like citrus fruits, tomato-based foods and dairy
5. YEAST RASH
Appearance: acne-like pimples
Location: entire bum
Cause: over-consumption of antibiotics or citrus fruits
Solution: (note: treating yeast is a 3-step process)
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If your little has a yeast rash - "hugs mama". I'm sorry you and your little have to deal with this. The good news is that you're in good hands with this article. I've battled yeast rash at least 3 times that I can remember and each time I was able to get it to clear up in about a week with no trip (or copay) to the doctor's office using 3 simple steps.