Diaper Rash with Yeast Infection

Updated on March 25, 2008
M.C. asks from New Rochelle, NY
53 answers

My one year old daughter got a yeast infection about a week and a half ago and she is at a in-home daycare all day. I wish she can walk around without her diaper on however it may not be possible at all times. I have used a prescription ointment to clear up the infection but the rash seemed to of burned her on the sides and now it doesn't seem to want to clear up. I tried using pure corn starch and just regular petroleum jelly to stop the redness. I also like to use triple paste. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best course of action here?

1 mom found this helpful

What can I do next?

  • Add yourAnswer own comment
  • Ask your own question Add Question
  • Join the Mamapedia community Mamapedia
  • as inappropriate
  • this with your friends

So What Happened?

I love checking this site everyday. It's so informative and interesting! Thanks again for all of your thoughtful responses!

Featured Answers

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

R.S.

answers from Buffalo on

I would limit her sugar intake and find a good probiotic.
The Yeast Connection by Dr william Crook is a great read.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.B.

answers from New York on

My pediatrician recommended to use a medicated foot cream. It works wonders. Apparently, it's the same type of yeast infection that causes athlete's foot. I buy the store brand cream and use it whenever I see the little red spots. It really does work!!!!

Annandale Mom

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

L.C.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,
I'm an Arbonne representative and there is a baby product for this particular problem. All the products are botanically based. You can go to Arbonne.com to look over the products. As a consultant, I can get you 35% off. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]____.com

More Answers

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

E.Z.

answers from New York on

Have you tried Boudreaux's (spelling?) Butt Paste? It works really well on rashes. It was developed by a pharmacist in Lousiana and it has all "natural" ingredients. There was an article about it in "People" magazine a while back. It is a little pricey but worth it. I have seen it at chain drug stores and even at Target. I used it when my daughter was a baby. Good luck.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.C.

answers from New York on

Hi M.
My name is Sandy, I know only to much unfortunately about yeast infections. I first want to suggest to you not to use petroleum jelly, because it is not water soluable and can actually attract germs to the area. With a yeast infection I was told that they also have to be healed from the inside out, so her pediatrician should put her on an oral antibiotic. Also you can ask your doctor for a perscription for hydrocortizone cream. (Works great) but in the mean time until you get to the doctor it may sound strange but you can put plain yogurt to the affected area it cools it down and takes the itch away. Hope that I was helpful GOOD LUCK

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

C.M.

answers from New York on

i used to soak my son in the sink/tub with warm water and baking soda. he used to have bleeding sores this seemed to comfort him and i used corn starch afterwards

good luck

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

D.R.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,
I just had the same issue with my 8 month old daughter. It takes a long time to heal. I had never heard of a yeast infection with a diaper rash before and was surprised when my doctor told me to use Lotrimin or Lamisil. It's for "jock itch"!! I thought he was crazy but after trying all kinds of diaper rash cream we figured we would try this... it worked. Stop using all the diaper creams and petroleum...it feeds the moisture and makes it worse. It took a few weeks for it to go away. The doctor said once it looked like it was gone to use the cream for another week. I used it for 2 more weeks. She still had a little bit of darkness where the infection was for awhile but now it's all gone. It probably took about 6 weeks total. The doctor also said that corn starch CAUSES yeast infections!!! I hope this works for you. DEFINATELY try it...it works!!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.N.

answers from New York on

Have you tried the inner juices of the aloe plant (which people use on burns)? I live in Mt. Tremper too. If you don't have an aloe plant, I do. I'd be happy to give you one.

A yeast infection, if that what it is, is a product of too much sugar in your body. Perhaps cut back on juice and give your child water and vegetables for a while.

Best wishes,
M.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

D.R.

answers from New York on

if i understand your post correctly, the yeast is cleared up but she still has a rash? if so, i believe ive found the key (ive tried everything)...less is more!.... first thing to do is do not use wipes. just plain water with a soft cloth/paper towel (bounty makes extra soft ones, the package is pink). you can get california baby's calming diaper spray for the real sticky poops where the plain water doesnt work easily, its natural and smells nice too, use it only when needed, you dont want to rub. then load on triple paste or original desitin, not the creamy. most important step... baking soda baths. put around 2-3 tbsp in the bath and let her sit. dont use any soap/shampoo anything, and dont rinse. dry very very well and air out before spackling/diapering. good luck :)

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

C.K.

answers from Syracuse on

I don't usually read all of this but I happened to catch yours. My daughter just got over a stomach bug (2 years old) and got awful diaper rash from the diarrhea. We used my ole faithful product of Arbonne's baby diaper rash cream and the stuff is magic in a bottle. If you know of anyone who sells it near you, I would definitely get it. I use the products and also sell them just to family and friends (not out majorly promoting just wanted the discount). I could get you it if you don't have a source. Just email me at [email protected]____.com and I can give you details, etc.

Wasn't trying to pitch you on the products but it really works. It also works great for mosquito bites and any other rash. THe good thing is the product is all pure and safe. I hope this helps.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

T.J.

answers from Buffalo on

When My kids got rashes like that I did a few different things to help clear it up. Nystatin cream(need a script)worked great. At night when they don't get changed as often I used vasoline over top the nystatin. It seals the cream in and the moisutre out. In between using the nystatin I browned flour in a fry pan and used it like a powder. Powders seem to help feed the yeast infection. Browned flour is an old time remedy and it really helps. I also bathed my kids with oatmeal in their baths to help ease the burning and itching of the rash. The oatmeal in their baths is also very good for their skin. Good luck!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

L.D.

answers from New York on

I had problems with what I thought was stubborn diaper rash - but was really eczema. At first, when I called the doctor they had me use Lotrimin (for athlete's foot) which cures a yeast rash - it did work on some spots - but not all. Then I took her in and they diagnosed it as eczema -put her on a cortizone cream & the rash was gone in 3 days. Just thought I would pass this on in case you want to ask your doctor about cortizone. Perhaps that's what you are already trying!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

P.F.

answers from New York on

Try Balmex. It works wonders. Also, see if you can feed her some yogurt.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.B.

answers from New York on

There is a lot of good advice here! We had this exact same problem with our now 17-month-old. It started when she was 13 months, and it took us a while to figure out the right combination of treatments. But we now have a system that works very well.

We treat her with Clortrimazole (this is the generic form of Lotrimin) twice a day -- with the first diaper change in the morning and the last one before bed. Then we seal that over with Flanders Buttocks Ointment (available online at anyotc.com or cvs.com). We had used Triple Paste, but the Flanders seems to work better for us, and it goes on more smoothly. During the rest of the day, we use Flanders without the Clortrimazole.

We stopped using wipes: At home, we use washcloths with warm water, wiping gently, and at daycare they use paper towels (I send a roll of Bounty in with her) with water.

We also feed her yogurt everyday, and we give an acidophilus probiotic twice a day. (We use the CVS store brand, which are capsules you just open up and stir into the yogurt or oatmeal or whatever). For the yogurt, we cut the YoBaby in half with plain whole milk yogurt, to reduce the sugar content. That's the only thing she gets with added sugar, and we don't give her any juice -- just water and milk.

We have to keep it all up, or things get bad again. But after doing these things for a couple weeks, she's looking better than she has in months and months.

My understanding is that corn starch is not good to use for diaper rash with yeast, because the corn feeds the yeast (something like that). And be careful with antibiotic use, because that makes yeast infections worse (as you probably already know...).

Good luck!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

Z.C.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,

My daughter had this once (among other yeast issues like thrush). You can use Gentian Violet (the purple liquid that stains but gets rid of the yeast). Or you can get a prescription from the dr. for Nystatin Cream. Keep her diaper dry. Don't use petroleum jelly at all. To cure it from the inside out (and prevent future infections) you should get her on a probiotic ASAP. New research is proving that probiotics are critically important for the immune system and we have known for years about how it can help prevent/treat yeast. Since she is only one you may want to try a product that I give my kids. I only use it every other day and give half the dosage. It's called Citriboost. It is a multivitamin powder that has the probiotics in it. You mix it in thier drink. Here's a link to where to get it (100% money back satisfaction guarantee):http://www.shaklee.net/clancy/product/20635.

ALSO, be sure that anything that touches her bottom (yeast infection area) is cleaned with boiling water. This includes the bathtub. Perhaps a germicide would be a good idea for cleaning it. Just be sure to rinse well.
And make sure that you (and the day care) are washing your hands with very warm water and lots of soap EVERY time you change her diaper. And wash for 30 seconds at least. Yeast is VERY strong and it will multiply itself quickly if even a little is hanging around.
Good luck! If you need any other advice or have any questions, feel free to contact me.
On a side note, I work in Westchester in the financial industry too. I also run a family business called Clancy Health and Wellness and help people provide a safe and healthy environment for their children.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

K.G.

answers from Jamestown on

If the problem is on the 'outside' then you might want to try anti-fungal cream (lotrimin), like you find in the foot care aisle. I had something similar happen to myself a couple years ago and nothing I tried worked. I finally asked my doctor and he said yeast infection creams are for infections on the 'inside', for 'outside' infections, use anti-fungal cream. I personally used the generic brand and it worked great... relief was almost immediate and it took just a few days to clear up. I had suffered needlessly for weeks.

Oh and please, do not use corn starch, baby powder, vaseline and things like that on it. Yeast breads on powders and cornstarches. Vaseline won't let her skin breath to heal.

Good luck.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

J.D.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,
My oldest had diaper rashes alot,some with yeast infections. My doctor recommened Lotrimin. It is for feet, but it works. I was surprised. I used it on my youngest as well. Luckily she hasn't had that many. It comes in a small tube and costs around $5 or $6 but is worth it. The rash usually clears up in about 1 day. You can find it in shoprite, any grocery store and even CVS. I believe the color of the box is black with white letters. It has been a long time since I used it. My youngest is 3. Hope this helps, it worked for us.
Good luck.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

T.K.

answers from New York on

My son has been suffering from severe frequent diaper rashes that I just have found out has been allergic reactions to antibiotics and an egg allergy. The thing that works the best has been a combination of lotrimin, bacitracin and 1%hydrocortisone 2x/day on the affected area with triple paste loaded on the diaper and during the day use mylanta or maalox on the affected area again with triple paste on the diaper. Good luck, I know how hard and heart wrenching it can be.
T. S.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

D.S.

answers from New York on

if you haven't taken her to the dr. yet, i would definetly do so. my baby had a yeast infection at two weeks due to meds i was taking and him breastfeeding, and it took up to three weeks for the ointment given to me to work completely. Make sure you stick with it, incase you thought it wasn't working.It may just take time. I've also heard that balmex is really great with diaper rashes and helps clear them up rather than just be a barrier.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.H.

answers from Albany on

My son (who is now 21) used to get those deadly rashes in a matter of hours / minutes. I used A&D Ointment and then topped it off with some Caldasen powder (Spelling??) Used to be in a pink canister. That would work great. I think the ingredients in the disposable diapers irritated his skin so I would put a liberal amount of powder on the diaper. (I was a single parent who raised 2 boys and lived to tell about it!) Hope this helps

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

H.H.

answers from New York on

My daughter would get rashes with every new tooth. Usually Balmex would clear it up, but one time she had a persistant rash similar to what you described, and the pediatrician told me to ask the pharmacist for Gentian Violet. It was quite messy, but worked like a charm.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

C.M.

answers from New York on

I have a red haired , blue eyed son, who is very sensitive and have been successful with the perscription Vusion. It's like frosting a cake! Vusion, triple paste, and J&J medicatied powder for diaper rash, in that order. You will see results almost in the first day.
C. M

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

D.D.

answers from Albany on

I raised four children and desitan or any diaper cream(the white kind)always worked. I still use it for myself, when i get a rash under my breasts it take it away the next day. I always have it on hand. Hope this works for youi.
Dottie

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.B.

answers from Albany on

Hi M.!

When my daughter has diaper rashes I use Lotremin AF cream twice a day and corn starch baths. I do not "place" the cream on the affected areas. I actually squeeze some cream on the area so the heat from the diaper will spread it around. The corn starch bath helps with the pain. It may be too late due to the yeast infection so you may want to ask the doctor. I do know that I start the cream and bath as soon as I see signs of the rash so that it does not get that bad (although I know it is hard to gauge sometimes and it does get bad) and the cream and bath does help my girls.
Good luck!
S.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

J.S.

answers from New York on

For my sons I use Lotromin (the kind for athlete's foot). My pede says it works better than the nystatin. I don't know if you can use it on the inside parts for a girl tho, but def. on the outside area it SHOULD be ok. Yeast is a fungus and needs an antifungal. I have used Bactroban before, and it wasn't nearly as good as the Nystatin. If you haven't tried that, maybe ask the pede for some.

Jenn

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.J.

answers from Albany on

Hydrocortisone/nystatin cream. You'll need a prescription but it works in a matter of hours.

A.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.P.

answers from New York on

I use unscented,aloe or shea butter wipes for my granddaughter because she has similar problems as your daughter. At home we use luke-warm running water to clean her bottom during these episodes. Her pediatrician also told my daughter to use a weak boric acid/water solution to help with the yeast problem, and to change her diaper frequently as the urine promotes the problem. Talk to yours about this possibility. I hope this helps her.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.R.

answers from Syracuse on

Do not use the triple ointment or petrolium products on a yeast rash, it will make it last longer. If prone to yeast problems (after healed with prescription) for everyday maintenance use caldasene powder. It worked for my 8 children. Please keep in mind that a rash is not always easy to figure out. What on Monday is diagnosed as an amonia rash can turn into a yeast rash by Tuesday. If the Dr. medication doesn't seem to be working or it is in a strange place like the tummy it could be impetago (?spelling). That has a distinct look and needs prescription to heal (HIGHLY contageous especially for young ones)spreads like wildfire.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

B.L.

answers from New York on

M., sorry to hear this problem. I market for a green manufacturing company whose products are nontoxic, biodegradeable and hypoalergenic. They are patented, and EPA approved. The products are for everyone and from what you describe, they would be worth your time and money as they are sold wholesale. You can visit http://www.B..parentsunited.com or you can phone me toll free at 877-252-8946. Would be happy to speak to you.
Warm regards, B.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

T.B.

answers from New York on

hi M. -

my daughter has super sensitive skin and is very susceptible to yeast-y diaper rashes as well. seems like as i clear it up, it's back again. nystatin - a prescription - worked to clear up the yeast patches, and shea butter and nature's blessing worked to ease the redness and irritation. breast milk also helped with the irritation. the best remedy, i've found though, is diaper-free time. my daughter slept without a diaper for 2 months last summer. messy...but it worked!

take care.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

G.V.

answers from Buffalo on

My daughter had the same thing and I took her to the doctor and he gave her an antibiotic, I think thats what it was, that was taken orally that cleared it right up.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.K.

answers from Albany on

A while ago my friend had a very serious and continuous problem with a diaper rash that couldn't be fixed with ANYTHING. In addition to keeping her un-diapered as much as possible, her Pediatrician recommended using a hair dryer on it's lowest setting (or cool) held very far back from her bottom at each changing to also help dry the sores out. It worked for her and I have tried it several times when my own were suffering from pretty good rashes (during teething times), and it was a God-send. Obviously you have to use good judgement and make sure that there is NO danger of becoming too warm on the bottom or causing the baby any discomfort. That, followed by desitin for us, worked miracles on even the worst sores.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.D.

answers from New York on

If the daycare is MAT trained, they should be able to apply Nystatin. Nystatin is a prescription cream available from your doctor. This should clear up the yeast infection.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.P.

answers from Rochester on

As the previous people replied, use something like Lotrimin and Cortizone cream to keep from scratching. Also do not use baby wipes while cleaning. My pedi said to use warm washcloths. And as much as possible let her run without a diaper, even if it when you get home from work. let it air. Hope this helps.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.D.

answers from New York on

I have used Monistat 2-3 times externally for a few days. It works great!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

N.G.

answers from New York on

try nystatin for babies. you need to
get a prescription from your pediatrician.
good luck!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

D.M.

answers from New York on

Hi M.

I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and 8 month old son. When my daughter got a diaper rash, the triple paste cleared it up pretty much overnight. So when my son got a really bad diaper rash when he was first born, I tried the same thing. It did not work. I tried prescription creams that my doctor prescribed and it only got worse. First, they said it may have been my diet and I should pay attention to my dairy intake since I was breastfeeding. However, in the mean time, I went to the drug store and looked at the zinc oxide % in all of the creams. The highest content that I found was in the Desitin. I figured let me try it, I've tried everything else. Believe it or not it worked in a couple of days. I saw results almost overnight with this one. So for my son, I only use Desitin. Hopefully this helps.....

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.K.

answers from New York on

MOM,

TRY http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/

this is what worked for me and my kids, they were allergic to the material in the diaper, LATEX

it made them blister up and it looked like a burn

After i switched to the cloth diapers, i wass in the clear

NO more rashes, trust me this works the best,I used a cloth insert tho and remove the liner with each changing.

BUT for the record, warm water on a paper towel to wipe,

and apply NYSTATIN cream on her bum every other diaper change,

and BUTT PASTE or Triple paste cream on the other alternate.

Good luck

M

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

K.E.

answers from New York on

On the nonprescription end, I like Boudreaux's Butt Paste for clearing up plain old diaper rash, and in the past for yeast infections, I've used over-the-counter athlete's foot cream (this tip came from the director of my daughter's daycare-she used it on her three kids) such as Lamisil AF, and it worked beautifully.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.L.

answers from Buffalo on

My daughter use to get yeast every so often. I would soak her bottom in warm water with lots of baking soda in it. This really helped both with the yeast and the rash burn. Then I would completely dry her skin and put lotrimin (over the counter anti-fungal) on the rash. It would disappear quickly. If you need diaper free time you could buy the padded underwear for kids. It would allow cotton to be over the bottom while providing absorbancy for the urine. It took me a while to recognize the many tiny red dots over her bottom as yeast. Best of luck!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

K.A.

answers from New York on

What does the pediatrician say? I would try Balmex cream to keep her comfy. She might need something internal to help clear up the infection. I know women can take DIflucan to clear up a YI but I am not sure if there is something for little ones. Good luck.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

B.C.

answers from New York on

There is an ointment called Aquaphor this ointment is used on burn victims in the hospitals. It's expensive and can be found in target, walmart, rite-aide, cvs you name it. I use it all the time my daughter is proned to diaper rash and this is a god-send.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

R.M.

answers from Buffalo on

when my daughter had the same thing happen my pedi said to put the yeast infection cream on then put a&d ointment on thick to protect her skin from the burning of her urine I hope this helps for you

R.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

J.K.

answers from New York on

My daughter gets these frequently...unfortunately her body is more prone to getting them, not fun! Last time she had a really bad one - that sounds like what your little one has, the doctor prescribed bacitracin(sp?) for the more red, open sores, and then a nystatin cream for the rash itself. It cleared up within 6 hours. Now, we keep a refill of the nystatin cream in the diaper bag - once she gets a bump or two, we know what's coming and use it. Also - if you can't get to the dr for a script, you can also use Lotrimin AF - they sell a "women's" Lotrimin, in a purple box - this is sold by the foot creams/athlete's foot meds in the pharmacy. Its basically an antifungal treatment that will also clear up the rash, just a bit slower. If I use the Lotrimin, I usually seal it in with the triple paste! Good luck, and also get that diaper off her as soon as she gets home to let it air out! Good luck

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.G.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,

I would totally recommend Arbonne's diaper cream! Their whole baby line is amazing, formulated with ONLY pure, safe, and beneficial ingredients & I see you are looking how to best provide your daughter a healthy & safe living environment! Arbonne products are the way to go - only botanically based without those harsh chemicals, dyes, or fragrances.
Unlike petroleum jelly or baby oil AKA Mineral Oil (cheap filler $1 gallon) - which is a occuslive and creates a barrier on the skin (largest organ on our bodies) not allowing anything to penetrate in or out eventually resulting in damage - a study by JohnsHopkins found mineral oil to be the leading cause of aging second to the sun - Arbonne ONLY uses essential oils ($300 a gallon) in all of their products.
If you would like a sample I would be happy to mail you one! My email is [email protected]____.com

:) Good Luck!

A. Gleason
Independent Consultant - District Manager
Arbonne International

Please visit my website:
http://www.TheSkinYourIn.myarbonne.com

ID#:17364762
pure.safe.beneficial

The products can change your skin...the business can change your life!

If you ever want to learn about what I do, just ask! Start your own Arbonne business today and begin to dream again.

PRERECORDED ARBONNE OPPORTUNITY PHONE CALL:
Discover Arbonne with Executive National Vice President Debbie Neal
###-###-#### Pin # 848093

"Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams, and Live the Life you have ALWAYS imagined!"
- H.D. Thoreau

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

F.N.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,

First of all, inform the daycare owner that your daughter needs to be changed frequently, perhaps every 1-2 hours. Do not use wipes, just plain water and pat dry thoroughly. Remove from your daughter's diet all sugar and white flour as these are the main causes of yeast infection. I suggest giving your daughter acidophilus. It will aid in killing off the yeast infection and building up the good bacteria in her system. My family and I use the Shaklee brand, Optiflora. It not only prevents yest infections but builds up their immune system. Here is a link from my web site http://www.shaklee.net/celebrateyourhealth/product/Optiflora
if you want more information.

Shaklee also sells a non toxic, organic, all purpose cleaner, Basic H2, that I used to put in my daughters bath water. Because it's ph neutral, it will not aggravate your daughter's skin and will help eliminate the yeast infection. It's not on the poison control list, so you don't have to worry about the bubbles or water being ingested. It makes a great bubble bath. It helped rid my daughters of their yeast infection.
http://www.shaklee.net/CelebrateYourHealth/product/00015

I wish you all the best. F.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

A.M.

answers from New York on

My 21 month old has had 2 yeast infections so far. The first time it happened I totally freaked out because it was the worse case of "diaper rash" I'd ever seen....I didn't have to use prescription strength cream, I went to Rite Aid and purchased an over the counter treatment for her. It clear up in 2 days. But I did notice the area after the fact seemed a bit red and raw. I don't use petroleum products on my baby because they often can be breeding grounds for bacteria. I use Desitin not the clear one, the white paste and slather it thickly on the affected area. Though it smells "mediciney" (LOL a phrase I coined myself), it does work well at soothing the area. The redness and irritation comes as a result of urine (which of course contains acid) irritating the area so the solution is to keep the area as dry as possible.....

Hope that helps....My 14 yr old never had a yeast infection but for some reason this one has gone through 2 already..

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

E.A.

answers from Albany on

Let her walk around naked as much as possible. Preferably right after she soaks in the tub. The air will heal it faster that anything else.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.M.

answers from Buffalo on

Make sure you call the doctor so it doesn't lead to a urinary tract infection. Also, keep in mind that bubble baths can cause yeast infections, especially in girls.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

J.O.

answers from New York on

Creams and powders are not the answer here, the yeast overgrowth is not just external, but internal, systemic. Your daughter really needs to get on some probiotics to clear up the infection. Eating yogurt or kefir will being a balance back to her system, but be sure you don't use a product with added sugar...buy plain yogurt or kefir and mix in your own fruit to make it taste delicious. Bananna yogurt smoothies always worked for my kids. You could also buy acidophilus capsules at a health food store and open them up to mix the powder inside with her milk or water. Healthy bacteria (probiotics) will combat the overgrowth of yeast, but sugar can help the yeast to flourish. Eliminating all sugar until it clears up would be very helpful!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.B.

answers from New York on

my sister had this problem.... really bad. her suggestion was feed the baby alot of yogurt and use this purple stuff.. called velvet something... just go to the pharmacy and ask for it.. it's purple, it's anti-fungal and called velvet something... but
be careful it stains but i really works. your baby bottom will be purple for a while. and you might want to wear gloves when apply it or wash you hands quick quick.. good luck

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

V.B.

answers from New York on

Hi M.,

Just a couple weeks ago my son had a diaper rash along with a fungus. When the diaper rash was clearing up I decided to take him to the doctors but on that same day when i went to pick up my son from the sitter she said to me that she didn't think it was diaper rash (his problem area was between the thighs & genitle area, on both legs. So I take him to the doctors & he had a fungus & diaper rash. The dr. gave me a prescription for an ointment and & I had to use 1% cortaid twice a day on him and had me use balmex. I was using triple paste & my husband & I swore by triple paste that it was the best. Anyway the ointment, cortaid & balmex has helped. Everything has just about cleared up.

So if could recommend to you that maybe you take your child back to the dr's if no fungus try using balmex. Let me know how everything works out.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

J.M.

answers from Binghamton on

Dear M.:

I second the probiotics. Your baby needs healthy flora in her system. I'm a 56-year-old person with a history of candida. As long as I take probiotics and stay away from sugar (including fruit juice which is nothing more than flavored sugar water), I have no problems! Are they feeding your daughter desserts or too much juice at the daycare?

Bottom line is to get to the source of the problem and the rash will go away.

J. Marie

For Updates and Special Promotions
Follow Us

Related Questions

Related Searches