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      Avatar for BiggerPiggyBankBiggerPiggyBank
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      Hi all, I wonted to share with you all that my 3and7 y/o girls both
      were in ICU for 5 days, they both had pylonephritis -at the same time-
      The drs. said it was from making and using my own laundry soap.
      I used (grated)bar soap, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup liquid detergent and
      water. Softner I used 6 cups white vinegar, 6 cups baking soda,1 cup
      liquid softner, 12 cup water.

    • #398536
      Avatar for BiggerPiggyBankhappymomk
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      @BiggerPiggyBank 3738 wrote:

      Hi all, I wonted to share with you all that my 3and7 y/o girls both
      were in ICU for 5 days, they both had pylonephritis -at the same time-
      The drs. said it was from making and using my own laundry soap.
      I used (grated)bar soap, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup liquid detergent and
      water. Softner I used 6 cups white vinegar, 6 cups baking soda,1 cup
      liquid softner, 12 cup water.
      is this all of the post?

      what else did the doctor say? how does myo laundry detergent cause pylonephritis? (i’m not sure what that is, but it sounds serious.) did the girls get better?

    • #398537
      Avatar for BiggerPiggyBankFreebieQueen
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      Is this all of the post? What else did the doctor say? How does MYO laundry detergent cause pylonephritis? (I’m not sure what that is, but it sounds serious.) Did the girls get better?

      It’s just a urinary tract infection, she was using way too much soap. I use my own soap and its no issue here.

    • #398541

      Thank you for posting—I have no little kids to worry about but years ago I did. I knew to rinse off my little girl after a bubble bath but my friends’ little girls had a few infections before they learned to do the same. RINSE off your kids because it’s so important to keep them healthy!

    • #398566

      My little cousin had this when she was about 4 years old. They did not use homemade laundry soap. They were told by the Dr. that she got it from not wiping correctly.

      Girls are supposed to wipe from front to back otherwise they could risk getting this infection from fecal matter making its way into the body. I know this sound gross, but this was the explanation and it sounds a whole lot more likely than from coming from homemade laundry soap. Just a thought.

    • #398558

      You are using exactly what I use as my softner. And I have had no problems. The money savings is Great. My softner I use hair conditioner 2T in 8
      oz of water in a spray bottle.

      I use 3-4 squirts per load in the dryer directly on the laundry.

    • #398574

      I would have to say reiterate what someone else said already here. The girls were probably not used to this and the theory is that even the best washing machines don’t completely rinse out all of the soap after a wash. If your children are sensitive to this sort of thing perfumes,soaps and bubblebaths can cause inflammation of the uretha.

      If the urine can’t come out as well it backs up, right up to the kidneys. I hope they are doing better. I would not take this risk again.

      Pyelonephritis can be life threatening, it’s not worth saving a couple of dollars to me. You could probably get better results if you go back to what you were using before and cut down the amount for a similar savings. Good luck with everything.

      Lisa

    • #398610

      So sorry to hear about your girls! Hope they are doing better now!

    • #398666

      Wow! I sure do hate to hear that the girls are sick. I know how you feel.

      My baby was in the NICU for 8 days after she was born due to a lung condition. She is perfect now, but the horror you are going through I totally legit. See this is why I haven’t started trying to make my soap from home yet.

      I was afraid I wouldn’t get it right then my girls would suffer.

    • #398667

      It’s not the kind of bubble bath you use. What most often happens is the soap is not completely washed off and it can get in the urinary tract. It can then cause a urinary tract infection, these are much more common in females than males due to the shorter length of our urethra.

      Also, not rinsing the soap completely off can cause a rash and possibly an infection on the outside around the vaginal area. So, just make sure if you use bubble bath with your little girls that 1) you don’t use too much and too often and 2) that it gets washed completely away.

    • #398674

      As a mom of boys I just wanted to mention that before when I was using store bought laundry soap and softener my boys “had an itch” seems like all of the time. Total embarrassment whenever you go out and someone else asks-does he need to use the restroom. .

      .well since I have started making my own laundry soap and softener I have not one time asked them to let go. My guess it was the perfumes etc in the commercial soap causing small problems. :041:

    • #431700

      @dyankee1995 82167 wrote:

      My little cousin had this when she was about 4 years old. They did not use homemade laundry soap. They were told by the Dr. that she got it from not wiping correctly.

      Girls are supposed to wipe from front to back otherwise they could risk getting this infection from fecal matter making its way into the body. I know this sound gross, but this was the explanation and it sounds a whole lot more likely than from coming from homemade laundry soap. Just a thought.

      my daughter had a severe uti when she was only 2-3 months old and was hospitalized for almost 2 weeks. It was due to urinary reflux in both kidneys.

      The valves in her urinary system wasn’t functioning properly and would allow urine to ‘reflux’ back into her kidneys. That caused her to have numerous infections, but thankfully, she out grew the problem…Her specialist stated most children do.
      As far as the home made laundry soap causing a kidney problem with her girls…don’t know so much about that one…maybe the ingredients causing an irritation…that I can see, but not an infection itself.

    • #438348
      Avatar for BiggerPiggyBankbethaliz6894
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      I understand that I am really late on commenting on this post. I assume the kids are OK?

      something no one has pointed out…homemade soaps were used long before factory soap was ever made. back in the day… my grandma made home made soap with lye in it and she cooked it over an open fire.

      poured into pans, cooled and cut. I still have a bar that is still good. she has been gone for 23 years.

      fabric softener is another story.

      it is relative new in the world of housekeeping. it is an unnecessary chemical. when fabric softener hit the market, doctors were getting flooded with patients that has skin rashes.

      it was because the skin was sensitive to the chemicals. I never use fabric softener on underwear or socks. no one in my family has jock itch or fungal infections of the foot or nails.

      When me and my husband first got together, his feet broke out so bad, he lost most of the skin on his feet. they were bleeding and watering something awful. he would change shoes and socks at least 3 times a day.

      I worked for a podiatrist at that time. the podiatrist is the one that came up with ‘something’ in his socks. we were going to eliminate items one at a time and downy was the easiest. started healing within the week.

      we bought him new socks, never used fabric softener again on the socks and he has never had a problem since.

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