I love your daughter's name! Awesome choice. Taylor is my maiden name, so that is why we chose out daughter's name. I have had her name picked out for years, just was never sure I was ever gonna be able to use it. I def. think you should consult a derm. I can not say I have any experience with it. Be careful what you read on the internet. Sometimes you can diagnose a serious problem and it was nothing. It is easy to go online and search for things, but scary when you find the results. This I know from researching information when my daughter was born and getting very freaked out by what I was finding. There was no reason for me to freak out so bad... the information I found seemed to have been "the worst" of what could happen. Here is what I found on the fungal infection: What is tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a fungus infection that commonly affects the skin of young people, especially the chest, back, and upper arms and legs. It doesn't usually affect the face, though. This fungus produces spots that are either lighter than surrounding skin or reddish-brown. There may be just a few spots or many.
What causes tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. This fungus exists in two forms, one of which causes visible spots. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. However, almost all people with this very common condition are perfectly healthy.
Because the tinea versicolor fungus is part of the normal adult skin, this condition is not contagious. It often recurs after treatment, but usually not right away.
When tinea versicolor produces lighter-colored spots, it may take up to several months for the color to even out between skin areas that are affected and not affected. It always eventually does, however. Tinea versicolor does not leave permanent skin discoloration.
Now, I do know that my daughter broke out in a rash when she was first born around her mouth. We found that it was from where the pacifier rest on her mouth. So, my peid. recommended a pacifier that does not form around the mouth. The Gerber Gentle Flex Pacifier. We tried size 1, but that seemed to small for her, so we switched to size 2. It took her a few days to adjust, but she LOVED them. And I LOVED the fact that it kept it off her face. Also... is it possible that the rash could be thrush? We found out that her rash was also from thrush, so that is the only reason why I ask. We had gotten the outside skin cleared up when we noticed that her tongue just stayed white all the time. We though it was milk on her tongue, but later found out, after another visit, that it was indeed thrush.
I know thrush is more common in BF babies, but it could be possible?? I would ask the derm.! Here is a link to the pacifier on Amazon. I know they are hard to find just from having to search when my Taylor was 6 weeks young.http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000S6S6MU?ie=UTF8...
HTH - Jenn
Mama to Bryce~9 Austin~6 Taylor~1 1/2
Step Mama to Nich~15 Christian~14