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Gluten Free Diaper Rash Ointments?

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Is boudreaux butt paste gluten free? I use cloth diapers and rarely have a need for rash cream, but my daughter had a horrid rash and I started putting this on it. She got some on her hands and of course immediately put her hand in her mouth. Is it gluten free? I am having trouble finding this out.

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Here is a link for you. Just click on the instructions and usage and it will give you the active ingredient at the top and at the bottom the inactive ingredients. From what I can tell it shouldn't be a problem, but I bet it still tastes bad.. :P

http://www.buttpaste.com/BLButtPaste.php

There is vitamin E in the Boudreaux's Rash Protector spray. Sometimes it can be derived from wheat. You could call to comfirm. None of the ingredients in the other stuff raise a red flag to me.

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BTW, zinc oxide will ruin the absorbancy of cloth diapers. (It's REALLY hard to get out - stripping them *might* work.) You can use a liner (like the first two items here: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/doublers.htm) (this is what we did), or temporarily use disposables.

Oil based creams are fine with cloth diapers.

What kind of cream works best depends on what the issue is. For us, it was not a yeast infection, and bordeaux's was pretty good, desitin didn't help at all, and the herbal formula I used didn't help either. Some people have good luck with coconut oil or straight olive oil (you're just looking for a moisture barrier), and if you're sure it's not yeast and are breastfeeding, you may find that expressing some breastmilk and putting that on the area helps too. We ended up having to use a prescription silver cream (but it works great), and lots of diaper free time (which was the most important part of it all). And, of course, FREQUENT changes (every hour or so).

Make sure that you've ruled out detergent sensitivity, fabric sensitivity (some kids, for instance, can't do microfiber; some need a microfleece layer between their skin and a cotton liner/doubler to reduce how much moisture is touching them), and buildup on the diaper that prevents the same absorption.

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I was going to say the same thing, butt paste shouldn't be used with cloth diapers!

CJ's butter is great though and is cloth diaper friendly.

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I would use Lansinoh (nipple ointment)sometimes which would help when nothing else would. I don't think it's great for a yeast infection, but rashes would clear up overnight that I had been treating various ways for days.

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