Poop and Diaper Rash Update
Riveting–and delicious–title, isn’t it?
I went through every recommendation you guys had for Em’s diaper rash and made a list of what I thought I could still try. Some of the stuff I’ve already done. Like if someone suggested Vaseline, I didn’t write it down, as I’m already doing Aquafor, etc.
Then @Angela Wilson said: The problem is that there is too much moisture in the diaper area. You need to eliminate the moisture with baby powder. Baby Powder dries out the rash. Creams just add moisture to the rash making it worse for the baby and you. Doctors who are trying to sell you a product that they bought from a manufacturer is hoping the medicine works, so they make more money. That’s why you are getting different answers from different doctors. Have you ever got a refund from a doctor or pharmacy from something that didn’t work for you? Nope! Just empty pockets. You can get simple relief from Baby Powder with Aloe (that’s my favorite). It will calm your baby and your nerves. You can even use household remedies like Corn Starch. Oh and after cleaning the baby. Air drying works great too.
The pediatricians–in their infinite wisdom (not)–had said no to cornstarch. I guess the dust can get in their lungs and cause asthma?? But after reading Angela’s comment, I decided the tried and true way was worth another shot. And harkening back to the good ol’ days of “less is more” I went with my mom gut. Out came the cornstarch again.
I mean, as long as you put it in gently and don’t dump it in a heap on top of his head it should be fine.
I did this for a day and it started to look better than it has in long time.
Then, while at Whole Foods, I picked up a homeopathic tube for Diaper Rash with Calendula in it. It’s one of the first times I’ve found something fragrance free. Which could easily be a rant in itself. Why are there perfumes in all this stuff? It’s an irritant and it seems so counterintuitive.
I have been putting a small amount of the ointment on. It is looking so good I am almost giddy–except that I need to remain cautious.
But I do believe we are making headway…more to come. And onto the poop story with Fi…