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"Diaper" rash?

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"Diaper" rash?

I cannot find anything online about this. My 3 year old had a blister appear on her tush (like in the crease area) and it’s has been taken it’s sweet time to clear up. She is potty training, but at night time & nap time always has a fair amount of urine. So this morning, I notice she has several (maybe 5) tiny blisters on and around her vagina. We have not changed toilet paper, pullups, or wipe brands- and there was no redness until this morning (very little). I can’t find anything with toddler’s having blisters down there.
I have been keeping her lubed up with A&D and this weekend I am just keeping her naked as much as possible, but what has caused this?

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  1. I think specific rashes are very hard to identify with just a description. We (mostly) cloth diaper, and for a while I thought we were battling yeast or a synthetic fiber allergy. Now I think it was just chafing the whole time. We have since dealt with 2 rounds of yeast, so I know for sure what that looks like (on my son anyway). Yeast has little satellite lesions either in small clusters or single little blisters. I’m not sure if that’s what you’re dealing with or not, but if so, certain creams and ointments can feed the yeast and make it worse instead of clearing it up. We had to have the doctor identify the yeast the first time, so I would say if you don’t make any progress clearing it up over the weekend with creams and naked time, I’d take her to the pediatrician to identify the rash to know exactly how to deal with it.

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    1. This morning it is worse- I don’t know if it was the little blisters that got big or just 2 new ones. I’m taking her to doctor tomorrow. She has no fever and isn’t in any pain except when she goes pee.
      I’m so frustrated I can’t do anything!! I’m keeping her naked and rinsing her with water. Today I’m fighting the urge to put anything on her at all. Just leaving it totally alone. I just can’t believe I can’t find anything online.
      I will be sure to update tomorrow after she goes to the doctor.

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  2. Have you changed her diet? Is she may be eating more acidic foods? Such as grapes? Sometimes too many grapes in my girls diet causes them to get diaper rashes a little more frequent. Either way ask your doctor for a prescription strength diaper rash cream.

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    1. Strangely enough, I bought some grapes this past week- however, the first blister appeared a little over 1 week ago. I will have to look at her daycare sheets and see if she ate any when that started. Never would have thought of that.

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    2. Or fruit juice!

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    3. Great advice from everyone. Glad to hear she is seeing the doctor tomorrow. Rashes can be so tricky to describe so it is essential that the pediatrician looks at it in person. Certainly if it is due to yeast (which is so common at this age) she will need a prescription cream.

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  3. It’s a staph infection (impetigo). So a week of antibiotics and she should be good to go! I hope the sores clear up real soon. I’m glad to say there weren’t any new blisters this morning, but the old ones look like they hurt 🙁
    Thanks for the input. Mystery solved.

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    1. Glad you solved the mystery! I’m sure your pediatrician told you everything you need to know, but here’s Dr. Kristie’s article on impetigo just in case you need a quick reference: http://www.bundoo.com/ig_articles/impetigo/

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  4. Impetigo was the only thing I found online that resembled what Eva has. (Hm….I wonder why?)
    So I actually have read all about it. Thanks for reference though. Now I just have to conquer giving her the medicine. She’s like a cat- it doesn’t matter how I try to give it to her, she figures a way to spit it out like a volcano.

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    1. I know I shouldn’t laugh, but this cracked me up. Wishing you luck!!

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