Any suggestions for shirts to keep my Dad's back from breaking out?

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He spends most of the time in bed, and is incontinent. The caregivers keep him clean and as dry as possible, but his back has a fungal rash. Ointment and talc are helping, but I thought there may be some type of wicking shirts to help.

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That's a good one. I've also heard yogurt - even from another poster on this site.
I can't thank you and everyone else enough for the support!
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I know it sounds strange but it works for a ton of skin issues.
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Try raw honey...
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good point - we did see the doctor and are using antifungal/antibacterial prescription cream Plus an antifungal talc from the pharmacist - always talk to the pharmacist as well as the doctor!
Rash is very slowly improving, and I am looking for ways to keep it from coming back.
Great ideas on this post - It helps so much just to hear from others who are experiencing these issues.

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You say you are using an ointment on your dad. Is it a prescription ointment meant to treat a fungal infection? Has he see his doctor? Those would be my first questions. After that you can try some of the remedies stated on the thread. Good Luck.
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When my husband got so sick he came down with a herpes-type of rash on the genitals...UGLY!!!! He looked like chopped meat! They tried several things in hospital, nothing worked. After soaking with wet cloths to clean the area again....I applied good old A&D Ointment...it always worked for the kids when nothing else worked...his urine was so full of chemo I thought that might have been part of the problem. Good luck and let us know what works.
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The triamcinilone creme is an anti-fungal cream. It works sort-of for some, and not for others, depending on what the infection rash is--and it only works if is it a fungal type rash.
Something reallly simple we have tried and used for ALL sorts of fungal, candida, yeast outbreaks, is to get a really nice yogurt, like Brown Cow [because it has the creme on top]. FIRST, mix that cream into the rest of the yogurt. Then use a bit and spread it onto the rash area. There is something in the yogurt that sooths and helps heal the rash, and the probiotics help stop the fungals. Berkeley Women's Clinic recommended that for decades, for women's yeast infections; we used it on fungal-looking diaper rashes.
It can help create a light barrier against whatever is in his urine that might also be irritating the skin. It will need reapplied each time he gets clened and changed.
Some people have adverse reactions to paper and plastic products, like Pampers and chucks, but that is not usually a problem for adults.
A diaper rash ointment that has vitamins A & D in it, and fish oil, is very helpful, if nothing else can be used or done. I have even tried opening a fish oil capsule, and squirting the oil onto the skin, rubbing it around over the rash, and that helped.

People can become sensitive and rashy from laundry detergents, but even more so, to fabric softeners--it is always a good thing to try using free-and-clear laundry products, and leaving out the fabric softeners entirely.

That said, we have made some reusable fabric softeners for hoe use by finding a good herbal hair conditioner, saturating a light-weight wash cloth with that, letting that dry, and popping one of those into the drier with the wahased clothes. It gives just enough anti-cling, just enough softening, and a light herbal fragrence--without all the chemicals that come in fabric softeners.
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If you haven't tried it yet, do try Ammen's medicated powder. When my children were little and nothing worked on diaper rash, I would use Desitin and Ammen's and they were always rash-free. Of course, bedsores are probably a different story altogether, I realize. Good luck and blessings, I know seeing someone you love in pain is very difficult.
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You should look into medical sheepskins. They help keep the skin dry and help to prevent bedsores and pressure ulcers. I don't know if I allowed to give you the web site but if you Google medical sheepskins the site should come up. I wish that I had discovered them earlier for my mother.
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what about Desitin like for diaper rash? or something like that?
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