J.C. asks from Minneapolis, MN on June 28, 2008
Suggestions on Caring for Yeast Infection in Baby Boy
I have a 10 month old boy who has had diaper rash/yeast infection for almost 3 weeks straight now. I was told to try and find "gentian violet" and herbal remedy, but haven't been able to locate it at the usual places (Whole foods, The Wedge). Anyone have a suggestion on where i might find gentian violet, or other suggestions on how ease/heal the yeast infection?
B.F. answers from Minneapolis on July 01, 2008
Have you checked with Walgreens or CVS Pharmacies? Also there is Natural Valley Foods in Burnsville, MN. Also I use a mixture of 3/6/9 salad oil & cell ver from Eniva for my kids. It works very well. I hope this will help you.
G.H. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
There's a place called PRESENT MOMENT. They have a lot of unique tinctures and herbs that others just don't carry.
Also, I have used Boudreaux's BUTT PASTE and it works wonders on our kids (you can find it just about anywhere in the baby aisle).
When our kids went through this, our Ped suggested frequent baths, blow dry on COOL with the hair dryer and try to keep the diaper off as much as possible (perhaps a bit challenging with your little one!).
Hope this helps!
M.M. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
My son had a yeast infection and a bad diaper rash on his bottom too. I used over the counter Lotrimin around and under his "pee pee" and Weleda Diaper Rash Cream every where else. I call it "the miracle cream" and have given every new Mom I know a Weleda Starter Kit ever since. The body lotion or cream also works great on eczema - which my little guy has had since he was born. If you're using a diaper with Chlorine or a Gel for absorption in it I'd recommend changing to one that's free of chemicals. We use Seventh Generation and love them. You have to change them more often and double them at night though since they don't have the absorption but it's much better for their little bottoms and they can feel when they're wet which helps for potty training in the future. Using wipes that are hypoallergenic/alcohol free helps a lot too. We use Tushies Wipes and they've worked great. So, I guess my advice is Lotrimin, Weleda Diaper Rash Cream, Seventh Generation Diapers and Tushies Wipes and I'd bet that rash will be gone in a day or two. :) I now order these items online but I know that Whole Foods and Lakewinds have them. Hope this helps.
V.G. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
Have you considered taking your son to see your doctor?
J.S. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
My boys both had yeast infections last summer. My pediatrician recommended using the regular yeast infection cream that you would use. It worked really well. It's not a "natural" way to take care of it, but it worked with in 2 or 3 days which helped them both.
K.K. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
Have you tried TAO Natural Foods, on Hennepin and 22nd? They may have it.
Also, I used Lotrimin (spell?), a foot fungus cream, for my daughters diaper rash/yeast infections, and it works.
I haven't yet been to a meeting of this group, but you may be interested as well: holisticmoms.org. They have groups in the Twin Cities.
L.G. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
I didn't find "gentian violet" but I found Gentian root and Gentian root powder from Ameriherb (Phone: 1-800-267-6141) out of Ames, IA. If you call, do it early, like 8 AM because they do get busy. The smallest unit is a pound, and it's $13.50 for a lb. of the root and $9.70 for a lb. of the powder. I don't know if that's what you were looking for, but if not, call this place anyway and ask for a catalog. They have almost every herb under the sun and it's quite reasonable.
M.H. answers from Minneapolis on June 29, 2008
Unfortunately for me, when my oldest gets a diaper rash it tunrs into a yeast rash quite frequently. We use the generic anti fungal cream from Target with great results. Per our pediatrician, we put on a very thin layer of the anti fungal cream, allow it to dry a little, then put on the Butt Paste (that just happens to be the diaper rash cream that we use, you can use any of them) because the anti fungal cream will get rid of the yeast but it doesn't act as a wetness barrier. The diaper rash and yeast rash are usually gone in a day doing this.