The past 3 days, Elena has developed a horrific looking rash across the back of her bottom. It is a splotchy, flaming red rash that at first I thought was dry skin but no amount of Aquaphor or lotion helped. It is not scaly (definitely not excema or warm or raised at all. Last night it got so bad she woke up screaming and had scratched welts into her skin-- I slathered her with cortisone and gave her Benedryl and it was 100% clear this morning and DCP said she was fine all day. Fast forward to tonight and it's back with a vengeance. DH seems to think it appears after we put a diaper on her (we only diaper her at night/naps) -- we use Target diapers and have forever. This is not a new package. I gave her Benedryl again and we put her to bed with a Huggies Pull Up on instead to see if she maybe is developing a problem with the diapers. FWIW, even though we put her to bed in the diapers, the past 1+ week she has woken up dry so it's not like a super soaked diaper sitting on her skin is causing it either. I will take her to the pedi tomorrow if I need to but given the pattern, it is likely that the rash will not be there in the morning/daytime.
DD1 7/10/08 DD2 8/11/10 DS 7/2/13