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Causes Horrible Fungal Rash!!!
on May 3, 2007
Our daughter graduated from the Swaddlers to the Cruisers. We bought 2 boxes, because we figured she'll need a lot of diapers. We liked the fit and they didn't leak BUT they left little cotton pieces all over.
She started to get mild irritation on her bottom.
We contacted Pampers and they sent a coupon for replacement diapers. There was no correspondence from them, just a coupon. We assumed that pack was just defective.
We bought another box. It still left cotton. We returned it and bought another. Finally a package that didn't leave cotton pieces! Yet her irritation changed to a rash covering her whole bottom, her lower abdomen and lower back (everywhere the diaper touched...but not in the creases...). We stopped using her wipes, thinking we were wiping off the bits of cotton too hard. Then in a few days her rash had developed further.
We thought maybe it was allergies, so I stopped introducing new foods. It persisted, then we thought it was diaper rash due to moisture; therefore we changed her every hour. We lathered her in diaper rash medications, trying 4 different ones--none of which worked. We gave her Aveeno baths and the rash would become milder, but would come back just as bad in a few hours. Then a doctor told us it was it was fungal..yea gross! Therefore we treated it by applying a topical cream twice a day for weeks. This helped reduce the irritation by half, at least, but it still persisted.
3 months we thought of everything, we tried everything for a few days to see if it would go away but nothing seemed to cure it!!
Finally, I said that I didn't want to use the diapers at all for a week. We switched to Huggies. Like magic--I kid you not--in 2 days the rash was almost completely gone. Today, 4 days later, there was no sign of any irritation at all!!
Searching online, I have found other cases of parents having the same problem :( We are contacting Pampers to see what might be causing this, because she doesn't have allergies nor does she have sensitive skin.
For those of you that it doesn't cause a rash, you are lucky. For others, if you are seeing a rash, I'd try another brand :(