Daughter Itching Down There

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angiearts - March 14

Ok- I need help. How can I get my dd to stop itching down there? Sometimes she is a little red, and sometimes there is no redness, but she will itch and itch until she is raw and bleeding. She has mastered this to get that far in the bath or whenever we change her diaper. How do we get her to stop or what can we use to relieve the itching she constanly has? Today she has absolutely no redness whatsoever and she itched until she bled in the 30 seconds I had her diaper off. She is 16 months by the way.

 

christa0120 - March 14

How about taking her to the dr and getting her something for a yeast infection?

 

kellens mom - March 14

I remember when I was little and I had itching problems. Once I started to scratch, it seemed to make it itch worse. Mom put desitine (diaper rash cream) on me. It soothed the itch to the point that I forgot about it. If you think it might be a yeast infection (not all turn red right away), I might suggest that you give her a little yogurt daily for the next week.

 

angiearts - March 14

We were using A&D and the dr told us to try triple paste, which we do use, but it doesn't seem to help all that much. She does not have a yeast infection and she has itched ever since I can remember. It is just that now she itches so hard she makes herself bleed. I can try the desitine and see if that works any better. Any kind of powder gives her a rash. She also has sensitive skin and exczema, so I am not sure if the exczema is now down there too and it just isn't flared up like on ther back and tummy.

 

ashtynsmom - March 14

I would try cutting her nails super short for starters- then at least she won't bleed. My dd has just discovered her privates, and everytime her diaper is off, or she is in the tub, her hands go straight there. She pinches, and picks at it, and I try so hard not to discourage her, b/c I don't wnat her to think it is "bad" but I also don't want her to hurt herself. She does not scratch though- more like plays! Have you tried leaving her diaper off for more during the day- maybe it jsut needs air!! :)

 

CyndiG - March 14

My dd had the same problem. Her dr. told me to use Lotrimin. It's an antifungal. If it doesn't work, you need to get him to give you a prescription of Nystatin. It's for yeast, but it's ok for little ones. I hope it gets better!

 

BriannasMummy - March 14

Please be careful with this. My dd has had MULTIPLE yeast infections and that is EXACTLY what she does. She itches and itches and itches and itches and itches!! Sometimes it makes it soo red and thats exactly when I know that she has one. Sometimes she rubs her but along the floor because it is soo itchy. ~Kristin~

 

luviduvi - March 14

Are you putting bubbles in the bubble bath? This can cause itching burning and yeast infections. You really need to call your doc. Probably after the first time she scratched so hard that she bled. Also, avoid the blood by clipping her nails really short. She shouldn't be in any more pain than she already is.

 

angiearts - March 14

the dr told me it is not a yeast infection and I don't think it is either. I have went several times and the dr just keeps saying there's not really much we can do about it, that it is a phase and it will pa__s-that she doesn't have any kind of infection or anything like that. I cut her nails every sunday and if I cut them down further, they will bleed. I do not put anything in her bath since she has such sensitive skin. The only other thing I could think of is that she could be allergic to the diapers. But if she was, I would think she would be red most of the time or at least more than she is now. More often than not she looks perfectly fine, she just itches.

 

CyndiG - March 14

I just thought, when you said allergic to diapers, I am allergic to chlorine. I can't use bleach or get into a pool. That REALLY sucks! But, maybe she is allergic to the diapers. You could try the chlorine free ones and see if it helps. I really hope you find the answer. I know that's miserable for her!

 

angiearts - March 14

I didn't know diapers contain chlorine. Where would I find chlorine free ones?

 

kellens mom - March 14

I think you girls might be on to something with the allergy ideas... Could she be allergic to the wipes- maybe try a cloth and water.

 

angiearts - March 14

I have been making my own wipes and it does help her a little. I have used just water and cotton before and that didn't seem to really change anything. Not sure that is it

 

CyndiG - March 14

I've seen the chlorine free ones in the "organic" baby section of my grocery store. I think they're a little pricey, but it would be worth investing in one pack to see. Another thing, may be the diaper rash cream??? Maybe try Aveeno. It's supposed to be made with natural ingredients.

 

Ciarasmom - March 14

I use cholrine free diapers and wipes for my dd. I have been using "seventh generation" and I find they are the same price as regular diapers. I get a pack of stage 1 (56) for $17.00, they work really well too and I perfer them to the other brands. She has yet to have a diaper rash so I have no suggestions there but I have a sample of "burts bees" that I will try when she gets one. Good luck on finding out what it is, poor girl.

 

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