Yeast infection/diaper rash

Bridget - posted on 07/07/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter recently got a real diaper rash for the first time. Previously she only had a pink or slightly red butt that would clear up right away with A&D ointment or Balmex. This rash was NOT responding to anything. It quickly became open sores and was obviously causing my daughter horrible pain. I called the doctor and was advised to put my daughter in a bath with baking soda and to give her lots of time with out her diaper. I did this for a few days and it still got worse, so I called again and was given the same advice. I called again 2 days later and they suggested maybe it was a yeast infection and to put her on Lamisil. She has been on that for 2 days and so far still no change. Has anyone else had experience with horrible diaper rash or yeast infections? How long should a yeast infection take to clear up? If she isnt showing progress tomorrow Im going to call again and demand to be seen.

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Fawnia - posted on 09/14/2012

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my daughter just had a yeast diaper rash use lotrimin. it works.

Ashley - posted on 07/09/2010

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It really does sound just like a yeasty diaper rash and my son has it right now as well!!!!!!!!! The nystatin does work wonders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously you should call the Dr. and tell them that you want that! It starts off looking a little like a diaper rash then it spreads and get darker and then they can bleed you get these little red dots as well in the rash area. Def a yeast diaper rash. I just took my son in for this! He had the problem for maybe 3 days. My son also had never had a diaper rash of any kind as well! But the ladies are right about the nystatin!

Stefni - posted on 12/31/2013

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My daughter got a terrible rash on her bottom it seemed that NOTHING was working. I tried different diaper rash creams, Neosporin, Monistat, and Hydrocortisone cream and sometimes it would get a little bit better but spread later.. I read online about a yeast infection and it explained there is not enough good bacteria in the digestive track to fight it off so yogurt is suppose to help. BUT you need the best of the best yogurt. At King Supers we found StoneyField YoKids yogurt. It is 100% ORGANIC and it has 6 live active cultures in it. I fed her one of those a day and continuously used Monistat cream and diaper rash creams and her rash was gone within three days. My only issue now is the rash is on her mouth and is spreading so I'm looking for someone who knows how to get rid of the rash on her mouth.

Bridget - posted on 07/08/2010

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We started giving her yogurt a lot, and then the doctor suggested we get probiotic drops, which are much more concentrated than yogurt. They didnt help unfortunately- even with the diaherra she was having. It looks like it might be getting better- the general reddness is down but the sores look much worse. Im giving it until tomorrow and if there isnt definite signs of imporvement then Im calling the doctor and demanding to be seen. This has been a week and a half and my poor little girl is miserable.

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I would feed her lots of yogurt too. My sister got staph infection in elementary school from a girl she cheered with. It created a huge boil the size radish. It was big and pink and just horribly disgusting. It took some time for her to get rid of it completely because no one would do anything about the girl that was giving it to everyone. Well, we went to the dr and he's Indonesian. They say that food is always better than medicine (if possible to treat.) We didn't give my sister any medicine what so ever and her's went away in just a few days. Yogurt fights bacteria. It would be good for her!

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Missy - posted on 11/24/2015

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My daughter is 15 months old she caught a 12 hr virus n after it had went away she started using the bathroom alot her butt was the darkest redvn it had started to bleed i knew then it was a yeast i laid her on some thick blankets n she slept without her diaper i frequently put triple antibiotic oriment on her n it worked

Shara - posted on 03/22/2015

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BLOW DRY IT!
Try using a blow dryer! Just blow it on low over the area where it never gets dry. Yes, it works because yeast thrives on humidity. THis was my hubby's idea and it works great--better than creams AND if your baby is collicky the sound of the blow dryer helps to calm them down.

Stefni - posted on 12/31/2013

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My daughter got a terrible rash on her bottom it seemed that NOTHING was working. I tried different diaper rash creams, Neosporin, Monistat, and Hydrocortisone cream and sometimes it would get a little bit better but spread later.. I read online about a yeast infection and it explained there is not enough good bacteria in the digestive track to fight it off so yogurt is suppose to help. BUT you need the best of the best yogurt. At King Supers we found StoneyField YoKids yogurt. It is 100% ORGANIC and it has 6 live active cultures in it. I fed her one of those a day and continuously used Monistat cream and diaper rash creams and her rash was gone within three days. My only issue now is the rash is on her mouth and is spreading so I'm looking for someone who knows how to get rid of the rash on her mouth.

Shawna - posted on 01/07/2013

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I had the same basic problem with the pediatrician. My little one had an allergic reaction to wipes and it turned into a yeast infection, but the pediatrician kept saying it was just a rash and giving me difficult and useless things to do (like frosting her bottom with Desitin). I gave up and took my little one to a dermatologist. He diagnosed a yeast infection and we've been doing an anti-fungal ointment for about 3 weeks. Most of the sores have cleared up (some right away) but she has two that are really persistent and just developed a new one (that has me freaked out again). Now, I'm harassing the dermatologist, but I figure I'm her only advocate, as she can't speak for herself. I think the dermatologist is right, that it is a yeast infection. I fear that the last two sores have been so persistent because it took so darn long to get the right treatment that they got really deep. Still, if it doesn't start to clear up again in another week I will seek a third opinion.

Bridget - posted on 07/11/2010

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The Lamisil has worked wonders- so the rash was definitely a yeast infection! Its just about gone now, there are only faint red marks from the worst sores. Thank goodness! Thanks for all of the advice ladies!

Marie - posted on 07/11/2010

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Is your daughter teething? My son is teething and the doctor told me that saliva is an acidic fluid which can cause rashes around his mouth just by touching it - if it's too much or there for a long time. My son's skin is already very sensitive so even a couple minutes of saliva sitting on his cheek or chin will make it real red. ALSO, he is swallowing his saliva, as opposed to drooling all the time anymore. THAT is giving him diaper rash, big time! I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste is the ONLY thing that is working and he takes to it very well. It is not overly thick and does not contain Zinc (like Desitin) which would seriously irritate him. If you can't find that in your area, you can try online. It's wonderful and was recommended by my boss - who swears by it. The other thing to do is make a paste out of corn starch and water. That was the other suggestion I had, but that was fairly messy and was not a reasonable option to give to his daycare. Hope that she is getting better. Daiper rashes are horrible!

Jessi - posted on 07/08/2010

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the yeast infection will start from her who-who and spread out. Don't do it every time, maybe twice a day. I used the Lamisil for maybe a week and then it cleared up.



If it is somewhere else, it may be just a bad rash. Both my kids had horrible diaper rashes (deep red with open sores), at about the same age, which IS strange but they both have had one. When my kids had it. I let them roll around naked for like 30 minutes, until the rash was completely dry. I would also put triple antibiotic ointment (neosporin), must be ointment or it will not stick with the diaper cream on top, on the sores and then diaper cream on top of that.



The diaper cream I use is the most amazing diaper cream you'll ever use! It was suggested by a pharmacist friend of mine and then by my doctor a week later. It's called Calmoseptine. You can get it in your pharmacy. Target keeps it on hand all the time. Just go to the pharmacy counter and ask for it. It isn't advertised to be a diaper cream, but it has the same active ingredient, only stronger than other diaper creams. it's also a little more expensive, but the stuff is AMAZING!!! Oh, did I say it is AMAZING!!? I love the stuff.



With all that, it will still take a few days to heal, but that should do the trick. If the lamisil isn't helping, it probably isn't fungal/yeast. good luck!!!

Bridget - posted on 07/08/2010

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If this doesnt turn out to be a yeast infection I will ask for that prescription. The sores are just horrible and I feel awful for my baby.

Kandace - posted on 07/08/2010

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Ask the doctor to prescribe nystatin for diaper rash it is stronger than desitin

Jess - posted on 07/08/2010

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Ava recently had a fungal infection, she had this one red spot that would not go away regardless of what I did. I went to the chemist and was given a cream for Tinea.... I know gross !!! But it worked, the germs and infection that you get between your toe's is not a lot different from fungal nappy rash. The pharmacist told me to keep using the cream for a full 2 weeks to clear it up fully. Its working really well !

Perhaps you need something like that ?

Rachael - posted on 07/08/2010

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I went through the same thing with my daughter and after trying many different creams etc i decided to take her to a different doctor and they said it was a fungal infection. Im not sure if thats the same thing as what your daughter is going through but I used canestan, the thrush cream, with bepenthan over the top. I also used powder & make sure you change the nappy very frequently. It eventually cleared up after spreading to her legs and back. Hope this helps, good luck

Amanda - posted on 07/08/2010

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Your daughter needs a prescription for Nystatin Cream, I have four children and they have all had yeast diaper rashes. Nystatin works like magic..within a day you should see improvement and it should clear up really quick. I would call your doctor and ask for the prescription. If they won't help you call someone else or go to an urgent care...I know how heartbreaking it is when they cry and are in pain..I hope she gets better soon.

Renee - posted on 07/07/2010

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My son had the same thing ur going through but not as bad. I was doing the creams for diaper rash and it turned to him getting what looked puffy and started lettin him air out and took him to the doc and she said it looked like yeast but gave him nothing.. I just stayed with what i was doing and it cleared up, but he got it from being sick and pooping so much.. The facct ur doc and staff wasnt much help is wrong and honestly if it happens again that they dont help or answer ur questions u should look at another doc..But call them and make it known ur not happy with the advice and want to be seen cause something else maybe wrong.. Hope everything works out for u..

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