diaper rash/bumps

Loni - posted on 02/17/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

7

0

0

Hi ladies:)
My baby has little red bumps in the diaper area, mostly by her butt! Heat rash? Normal diaper rash!? Poor Lil girl, looks painful! So with a heat rash (caused from moisture, it needs to be kept as dry as possible) so powder, no cream?? Idk, I'll probably take her to the pediatrician being a new mom??! We change her often & always put A & D cream on as a precaution. All I can think of is there could of been moisture in her diaper after a bath:( ??
Thanks in advance Moms:)

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Lea - posted on 02/17/2014

15

0

4

Hmmm, my granddaughter had the same problem too, even though she was always changed in a timely manner and either had ointment or baby powder used as a precaution. We found that giving her baths and then letting her lay on a towel butt naked to play while she air dried helped a great deal. We found out that she has sensitive skin so the ointment did little to help and only made things worse. So for us, simply letting her air dry worked best. And after each diaper change, we would do the same thing. We would let her sit or run around without a diaper for about ten to fifteen minutes to let her bum air off before putting another diaper on her. Cornstarch is another good method to try...not baby powder with cornstarch, just regular old corn starch. Oatmeal baths worked well for us too. You also want to make sure that you are not putting the diaper on too tight as it can cause chaffing and irritate baby's skin causing a rash. But if the rash is consistent and does not appear to be clearing up with normal treatments, it could be possible that baby has a yeast infection or an allergy. I would deff. take baby to doctor just to check and be safe so that you will know what treatment is needed in the future if the rash reoccurs. yeast infections do not clear up with the usual diaper rash treatment. Do the bumps look as though they have pus in them? If so, then this could be a yeast infection. Are there white bumps on baby's tongue or gums? if so, this could be thrush. In either case, if baby has thrush/yeast infection, then an anti fungal treatment is need through antibiotics. You can also get over the counter anti fungal cream, but I would confer with baby's doctor to ensure that you know exactly what the rash is and what the causes are. Good luck mommy, hope all works out well for the both of you.

3 Comments

View replies by

Loni - posted on 02/17/2014

7

0

0

Thank you so much!! VERY helpful:)!!! It has been about a week now with the bumps, I did research about the yeast infection too prior, no white puss, so I'll try your advice and make sure all is dry & see if it helps within a day or two then contact her pediatrician! :) thanks again!!! Mom's advice is the best!!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms