Yeast Diaper Rash...Advice needed. :)

Kalie - posted on 06/12/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone !



I once again have a question for the brillant moms on here. My lil daughter has yet again another yeast infection rash. I only took her to the doctor two weeks ago and it went away but has come back. This is the fourth time it's happened. Poor lil thing is so uncomfortable.



Does anyone have experience or tips for what I can do to ease it? Did anyone elses child get this?



Thank you in advance! Have a great day!

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My daughter had chronic yeast infections for almost a year when she was around 1 - 2 years. These are some things we did. You can use the prescription yeast cream the doc gives you or you can buy the over the counter yeast cream and apply it every diaper change. Let her go with out a dipaer so it can get air as much as possible. Also, feed her lots of yogurt. If the creams aren't working you can go to the health food store and get some acidophilus. Its the bacteria used to make yogurt and a natural probiotic. Make a paste with the acidophilus and some water and apply it to the area a couple times a day. Stop using perfumed soaps, even the ones that say hypoallergenic. I used feminine wash on my daughter. Try to make her stand when you bathe her rather than sitting and submersing the area in water. Hope this helps!

Francesca - posted on 06/16/2010

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My friends a pediatric RN and she let me in on a secret. I was complaining to her about how Ella got her first rash and I couldnt get rid of it. She took a look and let me know that zinc creams won't work for yeast based rashes. Blah, as a new mom I didn't even know there was different types of rashes. She told me to use Canesten external cream. You can get at the drug store. It will clear it right up. I checked with my doctor and pharmacist and they confirmed it safe to use and very effective!

Cleared it up in a day! I was so happy to have her as a mommy friend!

Iridescent - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son had terrible yeast infections for months. Finally, since the prescriptions weren't helping, we were told to coat his bottom in plain yogurt. It smelled terrible, but it worked. My daughter now gets chronic yeast infections as a result of other health problems requiring a very high sugar diet. We are proactive about it, vs treating after it's well established, because we know this. At the first sign of yeast (the unmistakable odor, the radiating rash, the redness, itching, requesting to go potty continuously...any one of these), we treat with Nystatin/Bactroban Cream compounded by the pharmacy. This prevents overcorrecting and developing a bacterial infection in its place. We treat it until we know it is gone. If it's becoming quite established despite the cream, we use Nystatin Powder. Any time we get antibiotics, we also get an antifungal to prevent a yeast infection, to start on day 3 of the antibiotic. We toilet trained as young as possible, and have cotton panties that don't fit too tight. We still wipe her (she's 3) twice a day with a baby wipe to make sure she's getting cleaned thoroughly at least a couple times a day, over and above typical TP wiping.

Jennifer - posted on 06/12/2010

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my kids went through this spell when they got yeast infections in the diaper area all the time in such a short period of time too, the final trick was to get a whole bunch of the nystatin (spelling?) and keep using it for like a week after all symptoms were gone... the doctor finally told me its coming back because it wasnt really gone to begin with!

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Tracy - posted on 06/22/2010

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our kids had the worst yeasty bums ever! Our pharmacist reccommended Nystatin or Canesten topical cream mixed with Calmoseptine (an over the counter bum cream...helps keep it on) worked like a charm!

Rogina - posted on 06/16/2010

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aveeno makes a baby oatmeal bath. I have used the one for adults for eczema and it balances the ph and soothes any rashes.

Renee - posted on 06/16/2010

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if you are having no success with medicinal creams, have you considered treating her with essential oils? I can recommend a company to you that are certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils, and the melaleuca oil is what I used on my son. Check out www.mydoterra/25130 if you would like to read about them, or purchase. I dilute it it a small amount of coconut oil, but olive oil is just as effective. Good luck,.

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@Erica ~ you can also freeze the gogurts and give them to your children as popcicles!!! My kids love them!!!

Erica - posted on 06/15/2010

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feed your baby as much yogurt as you can. and from now on just make yogurt part of the daily diet. my son had thrush and the nystatin did NOTHING for it, then within 2 days of feeding him 1/8 cup yogurt 3-4 times a day it cleared up. ever since i have bought go-gurts which are super easy to feed and they're clean. a little expensive but they keep better than a tub.

Tracy - posted on 06/15/2010

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What I did when my kids got this was plain yogurt and crushed live acidophalis (you can get it w/o prescription in the pharmacy). It was cool, soothing and healed the painful behind in the matter of hours. Also, if she's old enough, feed her yogurt. It'll help her a lot. The lotrimin works too, just not as fast, soothing or cheap!

Dana - posted on 06/15/2010

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My pediatrician told me to use lotrimin af (for athletes foot) for my daughter. It sounds crazy, but it was wonderful. I continued to use it and did with my son also.

Joan - posted on 06/12/2010

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hi
have you tried putting a cup of bakingsoda in to a tub of warm water just let her play no soap. the bakingsoda is supposed to balance the ph in her skin which may make her more comfortable. if it is actually yeast you will have to ask the dr what to use on it. also let her go without diaper as long as possible,letting her skin dry out. don't use wipes use warm wet cloth and pat dry after every change.
good luck

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