How do you get rid of a stubborn yeast diaper rash on a 6 week old?
Megan - posted on 03/25/2009
My daughter had the same and I just got a prescription from the Dr and it cleared up.
I did notice that she was getting diaper rash on her bum a bit so I switched her creame to Sudocrem and it has been the best. I use it every day.
When I flew with her 2 weeks ago I did not have the Sudocrem in the diaper bag and just in that one day her raash came back but quickly went away with the Sudocrem.
Sudocrem is a bit pricey but well worth it and you do not use a whole lot just a little bit and rub in it so there is no whiteness on their skin. It is good for burns and various other things as well.
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Kathryn - posted on 03/20/2009
If it's a yeast infection - not a diaper rash - then I've always used a topical ointment. You can get it by perscription, or you can buy it for 4-5 bucks over the counter. I think it's called something like Polytopical (or something like that)
Diaper rash creams (sudocreme and the like) are pointless. My middle daughter has been prone to yeast infections since she was about a week old and the topical ointment is the only thing that does the trick!
Raquel - posted on 03/17/2009
I'll take a look for the Sudocreme. My daughter has now had the yeast rash for over a month - over 5 weeks and counting. We keep reinfecting each other, I think. I'm giving it to her through my milk. We've each had meds to kill the yeast throughout our bodies, so hopefully this will help. Her rash almost disappeared last week, but has flared up twice.
Paula - posted on 03/15/2009
My son had the same thing at 6 weeks old. We used the Nystatin anti-fungal cream along with Sudocreme and Vaseline. It took about a good week to clear it up. You apply the Nystatin, then the Sudocreme then the Vaseline. The Sudocream acts as a barrier and the Vaseline helps to keep anything from sticking and iritating the area more. Hope that helps!
Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2009
Hello Raquel. The best thing for a rash in a 6 month old is letting the area breathe. If you can keep the heat in your house turned up a bit, let the baby roll around naked and let the bum breathe. Next step, and it's important - get fluconazole cream for athletes foot and apply a very very tiny amount (think the size of an uncooked lentil) to the red area and also a bit past the edge of the rash. This can be done twice daily and look for improvement in five days. Very important to keep the bum and front dry and protected with regular vaseline throughout the day, between applications of the cream. If it persists past 5 days (is not getting better at all, bleeds, or seems really painful or uncomfortable) then it is best to see a doctor because it could be much more serious. I used to keep a tube of the cream in my cupboard and had to use it about 6 times throughout my daughter's diaper years. But each time, it was very effective. Just make sure you are very conscientious about washing your hands. (Silly advice for a mom, I know). Good Luck! -Jenn, soon-to-be Pharmacist (degree in May)
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