diaper rash or allergic reaction???

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diaper rash or allergic reaction???

my 3 week old has a rash that is peelingher inner thighs along where her diaper meets her legs she is also red all over her diaper area. she has been only breast feed since 4 days old, i haven't eaten anything new, we have used pampers since birth, she is changed quite often, could it be a reaction to something? we have been using desitin but today she seems to cry either right before or when she urinates hard to tell. she doesn't have a fever...any thoughts? should i get her in to the dr before the wknd???

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I think this warrants a drs appt. have you tried aquaphor or a&d ointment?

Joined: 04/30/09
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I agree I'd probably bring her to the doctor just for their opinion. I have heard that allergic reactions can cause a rash. I've noticed with my kids that sometimes they are okay with a certain type of disposable wipe/diaper and can develop a reaction to it. My kids are really sensitive so it works out well for us that we CD. I also find A&D to work like no other on diaper rash. Good luck!

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Thanks! The Dr had us switch from desitin to Boudreaux's Butt Paste which seems to be helping some what today!

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This sounds like my DS3's yeast rash. He had one at about a week and half old. No diaper rash cream would completely clear it up so I had to use antifungal (OTC) cream and wash/dry his thighs at each diaper change. I hope your baby doesn't have it and the rash is clearing up. Smile