Yeast diaper rash and body rash

Brenda - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My son (almost 3) has had reoccuring yeast diaper rashes, I have had him into the doc and she gave me a RX for Nystantin which usually will clear it up. His last bout started at the beginning of December and still has yet to go away. The past couple of days his rash has spread all over his body. He is constantly wanting to itch his bottom and right at his diaper line before his tummy. The rash is literally all over, face, arms, back, tummy and legs. Other than the itching he is acting fine, his usual honory self and no fever or other symptoms. I called the doc to get him in and they can't see him for 2wks (we are new to town and new patients to this doc) Is there anyone out there that has had a similar experience with yeast? Or could it be yeast and then something else as well? Please give me any input you might have to share. Thanks!

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L - posted on 06/12/2009

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dear ms.Bowers if your son is still suffering with yest infection of the skin its probably because its one of the most dificult yeast infections to treat and any info youneed on it can be found through the internet there mi9ght be even more info on how to eleviate or get rid of it. also if after a few dr's apointments regarding this it has gone away ask your new physician for a refereal to a dermatologist and they may be able to assist your son a bit more cause they specialize in skin problems and dissorders. the only reason i know this cause my step son as an infant also suffered from iot and exzema and it got to the point after mo of dr visit s and meds we took his to a dermatologist and finally had both problems solved. i hope it goes away soon and your son feels better . i also hope that anything ive typed is of good use to you.



sincerely,



Ms. L.D

Christine - posted on 06/12/2009

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Hi! My daughter use to get it really bad and my doctor said that I was giving her too much fresh fruit. It has too much sugar in it and that is what is giving her the bad diaper rash that just wouldn't go away. So maybe it could be something that you are giving him that is not agreeing to his system. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Bobbie - posted on 06/12/2009

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We are using cloth diapers and to date my daughter has had NO diaper rash, she's 9 months old. We got close once and that was because she had a diaper on for a lot longer than usual and is a very heavy wetter. I have no complaints at all about cloth diapers and would never use anything else going forward. They've come a long way and they've changed a lot. We've only had one leak and that was a complete fluke, I still can't figure out what happened because she missed the diaper entirely. I think it was a malfunction with changing her diaper. If you're interested, I'm pasting a liink to a site that has a lot of information about cloth vs disposable. I personally LOVE fuzzi bunz diapers. There are a lot to choose from out there. You can also visit diapershops.com and check them out for yourself. I can't tell enough people about cloth diapers, they are the best.

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Shelby - posted on 06/11/2009

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I have a friend who battled it for a long time. She used Grapeseed extract, she swabbed the babies cheeks on the inside and she was breast feeding so she treated her nipples too. She also used a vinigar water rinse instead of baby wipes and on her nipples. Yeast grows in the stomach so you have to treat it numerous ways. You can also give your baby acidophilus(they have a baby version at Whole foods called Natren.) It is a good bacteria that fights the yeast. Yeast thrives on dark moist areas, so you should air out his bum regularly in indirect sunlight.

The rash could be a reaction. Try some natural things for a little while and see if it helps. Things like Benadryl suppress the symptoms they do not clear it up.

Good lukc I am sure this is frustrating. I know it was from my friend, but eventually it subsided. You have to continue to treat yeast even after the symptoms are gone. Clean this often, like your shower, so it doesn't come back.

Pauline - posted on 06/11/2009

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My 3rd of 4 children had diaper rash sooooo bad it was bleeding. I tryed every possible over the counter and priscription cream, nothing worked. One time while I was changing him, a friend (native women), asked what was up with his bottom...when I explained she told me to use "LARD" you know for cooking. She said in 2-3 days it would clear. IT DID and i never stopped using it after that. Steven's bottom was forever clear after. I used it right from birth for my 4th and suggested it for my grandchildren. Have never seen a rashed bottom in this family since.

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Andrea - posted on 09/03/2011

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If it is yeast have you tried feeding him yogurt in addition to the creams? Also this may sound strange but if it is a fungal thing you could also feed him papaya. Also you can make a papaya paste and use it on the areas of outbreak. I use this paste to treat ringworm, which is fungal.

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Have you considered that it might be Celiac disease? This happened to a friend of mine. Check with your doctor, but consider removing all wheat products from the diet. It is a pain to constantly check all food labels, but the symptoms should go away if this is what it is.

Jerri - posted on 06/12/2009

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I have four grown sons. When he was a baby my second son had a yeast infection in the diaper area, and a friend of mine told me that often moms can pass that on to their babies even with good handwashing. I didn't have a yeast infection that I knew of,and I was a meticulous hand-washer, but I started using medicine on me just in case, and also constantly washed my hands, and it cleared up with my son. Your son's sounds extreme though. Have you tried giving him yogurt? Sometimes yeast can get out of control if he has been on an antibiotic, because antibiotics kill good bacteria in the body. Yogurt with live cultures replaces the good bacteria. Good luck with that!

AMBER - posted on 06/12/2009

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As for the rash, I used Cornstarch for Aydens... He was sick alot as a baby and on alot of antibiotics which gave him horrible diaper rashes. Eventually somebody suggested cornstarch after all of the creams and powders...

Kathleen - posted on 06/12/2009

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Not yeast infection- rash. But I remember something that was told to me Oatmeal bath or little vinager in warm (not hot) bath. otherwise I suggest bringing him to hospital or waiting until doctor can see him.

Lynda - posted on 01/22/2009

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I know it will clear up after he gets out of dia[ers also, but I do not think it is yeast, I am thinking allerfic reaction or exzema.  Keep his nails short and I would take him to an urgent care.

Lynda - posted on 01/22/2009

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Nystatin will not always work.  I went through the same thing with my son.  Take him to a dermatologist.  I was tired of taking him to the doc every week,  The dermatologist game him Elidel cream and cleared it right up.  I understand that it is very frustrating that you can not do anything for him.  Until you can get into the doc there is something out there I can not remember the name of it though,  I know it is a pink paste and comes in a conatianer with a screw top I got mine at Marc's, the container is black and white like a cow.  when I think of it I will let you know.



 



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Quoting Brenda:

Yeast diaper rash and body rash

My son (almost 3) has had reoccuring yeast diaper rashes, I have had him into the doc and she gave me a RX for Nystantin which usually will clear it up. His last bout started at the beginning of December and still has yet to go away. The past couple of days his rash has spread all over his body. He is constantly wanting to itch his bottom and right at his diaper line before his tummy. The rash is literally all over, face, arms, back, tummy and legs. Other than the itching he is acting fine, his usual honory self and no fever or other symptoms. I called the doc to get him in and they can't see him for 2wks (we are new to town and new patients to this doc) Is there anyone out there that has had a similar experience with yeast? Or could it be yeast and then something else as well? Please give me any input you might have to share. Thanks!





 

Erin - posted on 01/22/2009

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We were told by our pediatrician to use canistan or monostat cream and it worked went away within a day or two



 

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if it is yeast try plain yogurt. use it like you would a cream. Or find a Nature Path store and buy Acidophilus and ask them what the dosage would be for the child.  GOOD LUCK....

Bobbie - posted on 01/22/2009

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fifth disease or hand face and mouth and nothing helps but if you put calimine lotion it should go away. for diaper rash with yeast use corn starch and olive oil mix it and it will become a paste change him when he is the slightest bit wet and wash with soap and water then re- apply the paste it will be gone in a day and a half but be very consistant. thanks Bobbie Limjuco



 

Leandrea - posted on 01/22/2009

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Hi There.. Just a idea but could it maybe be excema??? http://www.infantseczema.com/ also my son use to get constant rashes from nappy wipes they would look like a nappy rash but would never heal.. i stoped using wipes n would just use a face washer n it cleared up for good...hope all goes well

Anne - posted on 01/22/2009

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If it really is just yeast, then I second the motion for generic Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or another anti-fungal cream. My doc recommended it mixed with a zinc oxide or petroleum jelly diaper cream 2-3 times a day. We're in the middle of that regimen now, and it seems to be doing the job.



I do have to say, though, that the rash spreading over the whole body may be more than yeast, and you may want to go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room if it doesn't clear up on its own relatively soon.

Cynthia - posted on 01/22/2009

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Yes Fifth disease usually covers the parts of the body you mentioned , that might be a thought.. I guess the best advise though is to get him in to see the doctor...poor baby..and I am sure you cant wait to get to the bottom of it.

Candace - posted on 01/22/2009

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I'm thinking you need to take him to the doctor-it could be Fifth's Disease, which is not as scary as the name sounds. My daughter had is when she was 4 and we had no idea. If your doc can't see him, it might be worth heading to an Urgent Care Clinic.



http://children.webmd.com/tc/fifth-disea...

Theresa - posted on 01/22/2009

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Have you tried Benedryl for the itching and rash?? Are you sure it is not hives??? I also use the lotrimin, it can also be any anti fungal medication (Can be a generic brand). I actually have a parent that uses vagisil cream. It works well too! Good Luck!!!

User - posted on 01/22/2009

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The rash all over his body sounds like something other than yeast. It may be an allergic reaction to something. If he has been on an antibiotic that will cause a similar rash. If so stop giving the medication immediately. If he has not been on any medication, you may have to consider taking him to the emergency room.

Brenda - posted on 01/22/2009

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I will try the Lotrimin as my other cream is almost gone and I can't get into the doc. Thank you so much for your input I really appreciate it!

Brenda - posted on 01/22/2009

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Yes, the poopy diapers make it so much worse and I've really been on top of the diaper changing. Thank you so much for your suggestions!

Kim - posted on 01/22/2009

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My doc told us to use a generic form of lotrimin for the yeast infection my daughter had. twice a day and then a for 1-2 more days after it goes away. worked for mine....hope it helps.

Cynthia - posted on 01/22/2009

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If it has spread all over his body it sounds like more than yeast. My daughter suffered from this when she was younger we got the same cream, it really works the trick is not to use it for regular diper rash -this way the body will not get used to it. Also changing dipers more frequently helps . It used to frustrate me because I would always change my daughter dipers ,but as soon as she poops if I do not get that diper off we are in for trouble. Hope this helps. I really would look into it to see what else may be happening.

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