not diaper rash what is it???

Shalena - posted on 05/01/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )




so my daughter was constipated because she has started eating vegs and fruits, well I got that under control but now between her butt checks are t red circles, 1 is the size of a dime the other a quarter and the bigger one looks like it has a blister on it, but it is flat maybe a burn? I thought that she had diaper rash but I have put desitin and balmex and they just haven't helped..I just don't know what it is but if it isn't gone on Mon. I am calling her DR and making an app. just wanted to know if anyone knows what this could be and if so what to do about it.... thank you!!


Bethany - posted on 05/16/2010




that sounds like a fungal infection. Fungi grow in circles, often matching on either leg or butt cheek. Common, from the humididy in the nappy area. Check with the Dr, and they might give you some antifungal cream to use most nappy changes. Try to have plenty of nappy-off time each day, esp in the morning after all night in the nappy.


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D. - posted on 05/13/2010




You need to go to the DR for a correct diagonsis. Don't try to just medicate yourself.

Emilee - posted on 05/12/2010




Is she wearing pampers dry max diapers? If so it may be a chemical burn. There have been 2 or 3 moms that have reported there kid getting chemical burns from the new pampers diaper. Her is the website with them talking about it if you want to watch it

Ashley - posted on 05/12/2010




my daugther had a yeast infection on the skin that got so bad the skin was crazking and slightly bleedign while i caked on desitin to try to make it go away because i thought it was a diaper rash i finally took her to the dr and he gave me some medicated ointment and it went away within a week.

Wendy - posted on 05/12/2010




The hospital had thought that our daughter just had a yeast on her bum and prescribed her some Nystatin, and when that wasn't working we found out at the same time about the Pampers problem with chemical burns.. and that's what diapers the hosp was using on her and what we had continued using at home! We switched to Huggies (because Luvs are made by the same company as Pampers) and her bum looks so much better without having to use any cream... just using a little baby powder in her diaper changes to keep her drier. :-)

Veronique - posted on 05/12/2010




My daughter had that to and it's called mushrooms. It's an infection an just go see the dr and he'll give you a prescription cream to put on. It will go away in a few days.

Keelin - posted on 05/12/2010




Our little one encountered something diaper rash ointment was helping. If your not sure what it is, go to your doctor. Ours ended up being a external yeast infection. we got a prescription & it cleared up in 2 weeks.

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All previous replies are most likely correct...yeast infection...two of my girls had it, doc gave script for cream and away it went. Last post here re: DRY MAX....I'm hopin my new addition doesn't have this...she is really red and it looks like a burn....nurse comin today, so I'll be makin an inquiry.

Venna - posted on 05/12/2010




Be careful if your using Pamper "DRY MAX" diapers.. the new formula dry max is known to be leaving third degree burns on babies bums. Dry max is used to keep diapers dryer.. you can google search for more info. Im using Huggies right now.. but I just brought back my two boxes since reading that in the news paper.

Christine - posted on 05/11/2010




my son had this and it was yeast infection (thrush)...he had it in his mouth 1st from his medication and the doc said that it would more than likely end up going through his body and hed end up with it on his groin.over here in nz they give nilstat for oral thrush then a yeast cream for groin area.

Rayza - posted on 05/03/2010




It sounds like yeast. My daughter had this my doctor gave me nystanin cream to put 4 times daily. It clear up quick. If she does get a diaper rash Buttpaste is the BEST. Love this brand.

Veronica - posted on 05/02/2010




my daughter went through the same thing when i first put her on vegies and fruit - it started off looking like a nappy rash but then it got bigger, and started to change colour slightly and began to make lil rings all around her bum and inner thighs.

so i went to the drz and i was a fungal rash, very common in babies. it was treated with some cream, and then vasoline over the top of the cream.
so now i use vasoline as her nappy cream and no more nappy rashes appear.

good luck i hope all goes well

Debi - posted on 05/01/2010




Try Aquaphore (may not be spelled right) apply every time you change her. Try it for a few days but should look a lot better with in a day or so the cheap store brand works just as good. Good luck praying for her.

Anna - posted on 05/01/2010




Could be yeast. I've had to use like a yeast cream on butt cheeks before and it clears up very quickly. Actually now that I've had 3 kids I just know if a diaper rash doesn't start clearing up pretty quick like one or two diaper changes it's probably yeast and I apply almost always clears up in a day. You could try buttpaste great stuff or like lanolin also good apply lanolin first then baby butt cream. Sometimes their little butts need a barrier and lanolin helps separate protect and heal. Good luck. Poor little girl.

Louise - posted on 05/01/2010




You are right this is a blister. My daughter had an upset tummy for a few days and the same thing appeared. I put Sudacrem on her overnight and the following day. The redness went within a few hours and the blisters cleared within a few days. This is purely acid from the poop and even though you change your child regularly and almost immediately after they poop some acid stays on the skin. These can get very painful so if you have tried all barrier methods then take her to the doctor for something stronger.

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