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clothpenguin
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Red thigh patches

Postby clothpenguin » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:07 am

Nat has red patches on his thighs where the wraps touch them. He doesn't have rash on his bum or anything, just the thighs. I usually bottom butter them and make sure the fleece covers all bits of nappy (he's best in the greenkids) Imo doesn't get it at all. Now the red bits are actually peeling :( any ideas? I am thinking chafing as there is no redness around his waist (elastic) and no acutal rash on his bottom, just pinpricks of rash between his bellybutton for about a 1cm radius. Any ideas? have resorted to sudocreme, thought it was getting better but the peeling is horrible and will scar it.

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby Shevi » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:20 am

the peeling probably wont scar (or boos havent yet!!! babies skin seems to recover far better than grown ups!) the solution we have found is epaderm cream usually used for excema and psoriasis. slap it on at night and a thin layer during the day. we rarely ahve to use it, as boos thigh rashes seem to be connected with toxic wee due to teething or illness. but when they do pop up, it is a lifesaver.

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby AnnetteandBen » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:55 pm

we are big Bepanthen users (and get it on NHS prescription :wine: ) I would try using lots of different brands and cuts of nappies / wraps throughout the day.

Also found the plain old MEOS or Bamboo MEOS is good for not touching bits that other nappies get, especially in small sizes it comes down the thighs more - or at least did on Ben. Can you move up a size of wrap for overnight - or have you tried the wool, that might just fix it by not touching the same areas!

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby Velvetsteph » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:25 pm

I'm a great believer in the healing benefits of (unrefined) Shea Butter - see the nappy rash sticky for links... It's just magic for us!

It could be that your wraps have a slight detergent buildup in the cuffs...

It's unlikely it will scar - Isabelle has had some horrible skin and even the rashes that bled haven't scarred - looking at her skin now you'd never know she'd had a rash ever!!

Sorry for the less than coherent reply - Isabelle wanted to help :roll: :lol:

I would DEFINATELY go for wool at night especially longies or shorties...

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby Shevi » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:31 pm

i have started to add shea butter into my wipes mix for times when i expect a rash (teething illness etc ) and it really is magical. never had much success with it as a cream...tho i did by one that was mixed with otherstuff my mistake, but i am finding it great in mix.
Annettes plan with the different nappies is also worth a try, i know that our thigh rashs got much better when we stopped using bgs as much, and other pockets with leg casing, and switched to wool as much as possible.
i really did find the little things can make a big differencxe

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby tanya » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:36 pm

Our BGs are horrible for this - it's why I started collecting a lot of other types of nappy to try to reduce BG usage.

Sorry, haven't got anything else to suggest to combat it, just using nappies other than the ones you know causing the redness.

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby clothpenguin » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:42 pm

thanks for your thoughts, was revolving nappies but honestly greenkids are the only ones that seem to work (as you say BG can be too tight on legs and Fuzzi's in small size just leak) we don't have any other pockets but they are what seems to help. Will check out alternative creams but a tiny bit of sudocream seems to do magic (we always avoid it usually). I have wondered about elastic allergy and powder build up but why only in those spots?

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Re: Red thigh patches

Postby Rae » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:00 pm

You can get build up of powder near the elastic as that is where the material is more bunched up and harder to rinse out in the wash. Have you tried pocket bots or MinnieO's - I find with the poppers on them you can adjust the leg/waist to fit better than with velcro nappies such as BG's. Unfortunately my partner hates popper nappies, so we end up having to stick with BG's.


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