REALLY Bad Diaper Rash After Taking Amoxicillan

Updated on July 13, 2010
L.N. asks from Rowlett, TX
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My DD of 5 1/2 months has a relly bad rash that seems to be painful when she goes number 1 or number 2. I have been using Aveeno and that has worked well in the past but doesn't seem to be working this time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Thanks again to all you Mamma's out there, you are real angels! I used the lotrimon and got some A & D ointment and the rash is almost gone! She is once again my happy little girl!

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M.M.

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Aww, poor little thing. My son has gotten some bad ones too but here's what I did that worked GREAT...
Give her as much "air" time as possible- no diaper on.
Don't use any medications, creams, lotions, etc- most of them contain harmful ingredients that we can't even pronounce.
When it's real bad use unpetroleum jelly. It works like vasoline (providing a layer of protection and soothing releif) without the dangers of vasoline & mineral oil that is bad for baby.
For maintenance, you HAVE to pick up a jar of organic coconut oil!! The stuff works wonders!! It is sold in cooking sections at grocery stores. Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, and an antioxidant!!
All those "baby" products out there are generally not safe and if mothers really knew what was in them and the harm they cause, I'm confident they would never buy another bottle.
Take Care!

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S.M.

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It's most likely not just diaper rash, but a yeast infection. My pedi said if it's just red, it's diaper rash, if it's blotchy, it's most likely a yeast infection, which is very common when babies take antibiotics, and you'll have to get a perscription cream to clear it up.

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L.W.

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Hey L., she has a yeast infection. Go to the ped and he will prescribe an ointment. Or, do what I did. I have two sons and my oldest would always get an infection from amoxicillian and I would use anti-fungal cream for athlete's foot.

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J.G.

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I agree that it is VERY likely a yeast infection and can be very painfull. Gently clean and coat area with an ointiment that is for yeast infections, Lotrimin AF is great.
I have an in-home daycare and deal with this a lot.
I have also found that if you give a spoonfull of Yogurt with each dose of meds that it helps prevent or reduces the chance of yeast infections. It also helps with the loose bowels that is caused by some antibiotics.

Hope this helps
J.

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C.M.

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I know it's been a few days and you have great suggestions. It is definitely yeast. If you take her to the dr tell them you want Nystatin ointment. It's made for yeast and only one of two doses will fix her up. My DD had a huge yeast infection from antibiotics and was miserable till I got the right medicine.

Good luck.

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A.B.

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My daughter constantly had really bad diaper rash and there were only two things that worked for her. One was Aquaphor Healing Ointment by Eucerin and the other was a tip I saw on TV was applying Pepto-Bismol with a cotton ball. Both of those healed the skin pretty quickly. Good Luck!

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J.R.

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You have gotten great advice but also it helps with mine if I don't use the baby wipes while the rash is still there. Just clean the bottom with a wet washcloth instead and instead of wiping, which can be really painful for them sometimes, just try to dab it until it is clean. Also as some others have suggested, keep their diaper as dry as possible even if it means changing her every hour and if possible let her bottom air out (no diaper). Usually knowing in advance that this happens to my kiddos too, I always give mine yogurt (check with your pedi on how soon you can give it to your daughter) while they are on the antibiotic and also treat their bottom before the rash develops.

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H.M.

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This happened to my daughter and it was a yeast infection. I have heard that applying apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball to the area will get rid of it. Also if you have chamomile tea or oil, you could give her a little herbal bath.

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K.M.

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Sometimes my baby had a yeast infection, sometimes he didn't. I think Dr. Smith's is the best by far if it is not a yeast infection. If it is yeast the Dr. Smith's won't clear it up, you'll have to use the lotrimin or get an Rx for nystantin. Also, the probitics suggested by another mom will really help. I've had great luck at Sprout's getting help with that when I wasn't sure what to buy. We bought one for babies that you can just put a tiny scoop of powder in their milk or food once a day. Good luck.

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S.G.

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I have used Greers Goo. It was made by a very good dermatologist at the University of Virginia and works very well on bad rashes. You have to get a prescription, but my doctor usually just calls it in.

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N.H.

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It could be that it is a yeast infection and not a regular rash. My boys used to get them after taking antibiotics. The Dr told us not to use any cream with Zinc Oxide because it actually feed the yeast. He suggested that we use A & D ointment. If that does not clear it up you may call them and see if you can use a anti fungal on it to see if that helps.
Of course lots of changed to keep her really dry will really help.

Good luck
N.

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G.A.

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It is probably a yeast infection and I heard to use Vagisil spell? Women get it so why not children. I also saw ads where a lot of baby diaper rashes are yeast if it does not go away. G. W

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S.B.

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We had the same issue. The doc actually prescribed some cream, so you could go that route. It didn't work for us any more than regular diaper rash creams. Our best luck was soaking in warm water (no soap), air drying, and then using plain vaseline or protroleum jelly (splg?) then diapering. Also, frequent diaper changes, even if not wet/dirty, and reapply vaseline seemed to help.

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L.S.

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My daughter just finished amox. and had a yeast infection from it. She will often get them with any antibiotic she is on. It is easy to treat, but you also want to be certain it isn't something other than a yeast infection. If it is a yeast infection, lotrimin, twice daily is what our pediatrician has us use. You can get nystatin or vusion, but hey are more expensive options that require a prescription. When we apply the lotrimin (just regular lotrimin), we apply a thick layer of diaper rash cream on top of it (we like dr. smiths or triple paste, but A & D works as well as others...and it is more to keep the lotrimin on there longer). I agree with the pro-biotic from the refrigeration section....we like SPROUTS as it is the closest to us.

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H.M.

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The only stuff that ever worked for my kids was Dr. Smith's diaper cream. It comes in a small jar. You can get it in the baby/soap aisle in Walmart close to the pharmacy. It's $6-7 a jar, but I would've hocked body parts to pay for something that worked when my kids' rashes were really bad. My neighbor's twin boys had bad rashes and Cook's Children's Hospital recommended Dr. Smith's to her.

Hope this helps,
Holly

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L.H.

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It could be a yeast infection, Every time I have had to take antibiotics I get a yeast infection. It doesn't always look like one and can look like a diaper rash. It is very easy to have a build up of yeast in your body and not know it. I had all kinds of health problems due to the amount of yeast I had in mt digestive track. You can go to any health food store and get Probiotics and take them on an empty stomach each morning. They make them for babies, I have been taking them for the last 2 years and have cleared up a life time of problems. My daughter gives baby ones to her dog every day who has an immune deficiency and the dog has not been sick since. Look up the info on Probiotics and see what it says about your immune system and the effects of an overgrowth of yeast in your body. Good luck. L.

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C.S.

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The best is A & D Ointment! When you change her make sure that your wipes don't have Alcohol in them (that burns). One thing you can do is use cotton balls soaked in Mineral Oil You don't have to do that everytime, but when you can that will help. But I'm telling you that A & D ointment is the BEST. Hope that works for you and your baby girl.

Good Luck
From: A Mom of 3 girls

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S.W.

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Anti-fungal cream (any brand)and powder. work great!

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A.M.

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My children have always been super sensitive and the Johnson's 3 in 1 has always worked great for them and it is cheap!
Good luck

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A.E.

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Triple Paste worked wonders on my DD when she had Amoxicil. You can get it at most Targets or some Wal-Mart.

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N.R.

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A friend of mine recommended Dr. Smith's when my son had horrible diaper rash w/yeast infection. I also let him lay on my chest bare bottomed to let it breathe for a few minutes between diaper changes. It cleared up in just a couple of days. You can get Dr. Smith at Walgreens, CVS, or behind pharmacy counter at SuperTarget. good luck!

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G.N.

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We had the same problem with my son and later w/my daughter. Our Pedi suggested an anti fungal cream...like for jock itch basically...it works great and usually after one day all signs are gone. Any time my daughter, 11 months, has a rash starting to develop I get that cream out again and it's usually cleared up by that evening or in the morning. We bought the generic brand at Wal-mart. Good luck!

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D.M.

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LOVE Dr. Smiths, Triple Paste and Boudreaux's.. but when my son (8/26/08) had surgery and IVs with lots of antibiodics, he had a TERRIBLEdiaper rash - so bad, I thought it would end up bleeding.

The trick for us per our peditrician, was to wipe his bottom with washcloth that was wet and had soap suds from an antibaterial soap and then rinse with wet/no soap cloth and pat dry. Then we put on Lotrimen (yes, the fungus creama for foots & such) with vaseline on top. This helped tons. I would always wash with the cloth (stay away from your wet wipes) and then find myself starting to alternate between the lortimen/vaseline mixture & Triple Paste.

The Triple Paste and Dr. Smith's are a bit expensive, but I've always uesd Dr. Smith with my first two and added Triple Paste & Boudreaux to my choices when changing the baby daily.

Good luck,
D.
Mom to three boys (6 yrs, 3.5 yrs, and 5 mos)

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E.J.

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I wanted to pile on my praise for probiotics. Next time your little one is on antibiotics, get some lactobacillus granules from the pharmacy. After her first birthday, yogurt with active cultures is the way to go. My daughter went through the same awful experience once, and after that we always added the probiotics to her diet, and she thankfully has never had a rash again. Glad your baby is on the mend!

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C.A.

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My son (who is actually just 10 days younger than your daughter) had diaper rash really bad a while back. I used some sort of Johnsons cream and it did not work. I find that ointments work a lot better. I use A&D and it works miracles, I love it.

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M.

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Please try some probotics for the baby first. After antibiotics the babies natural flora in her intestinal tract will have been affected. U can get this from Sprouts or vitamin shop gnc etc. Also try lanolin for the rash. U can get it from health food stores in large tubs that r cheaper or if u r in a pinch the lanisoh for breast feeding mums will work its just expensive. Put it on liberally on any rash during every diaper change. I am amazed it usually works overnight.

hope this heaps

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J.W.

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I know you've already received lots of responses, but I didn't see this one (I'll admit to not reading every response...) We used Boudreaux's Butt Paste with every diaper change and had maybe 3 diaper rashes in all our daughter's diaper days.

However, when we DID still deal with a diaper rash, our pediatrician had us mix up a paste of A & D ointment with Maalox and use that. It smells mediciny, but it works like a charm!

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D.S.

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Hi L., I know it may sound impossible but try to leave her diaper off now and then for awhile so the air can help dry her. Also bathing the bottom often helps. But in the past Ive had to call my pedi and get prescript ointment for yeast infection cause taking antibiotics can cause yeast infections. If it doesn't clear soon I would call your Dr. it can turn into staff very easy. Also plain cornstarch that you use to cook with helps as well. These are just some of the things I have tried in the past. Good luck!! D. S.

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J.R.

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When my son got really bad diaper rash, our dr's office suggested adding a bit of liquid antacid to the diaper cream. I'd mix it and apply with a cotton ball. Nothing I tried worked better than that. Hope your daughter feels more comfortable soon!

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K.W.

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My daughter had diaper rash as well after taking antibiotics. I used a TON of petroleum jelly after her bath. Throughout the day I used Butt Paste. It cleared up after a few days.

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W.H.

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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED A&D OINTMENT. i think it is the best. when our baby daughter we used that and the bad rash wqas gone with in a day or two. and putting a little corn starch on her or in the diaper will help also.

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A.M.

answers from Dallas on

Sounds like a yeast infection. I would recommend giving her a good probiotic (They carry a powdered one for children aged 0-5yrs at Whole Foods & Central Market) regularly but especially before vaccinations and during and after antibiotics. I hope she is all better soon. Hang in there Mommy. It is so tough when our little ones hurt!

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J.S.

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L.,

Antibiotics trash gut health.

Give her a good probiotic to heal her system. Creams don't heal.

Avoid antibiotics at all costs in the future. Don't give for an ear infection. Make homemade garlic oil drops instead. Very effective.

Watch for food allergies: gluten and dairy are the most common.

Good luck.

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R.S.

answers from Dallas on

besides all the great ointment suggestions, also give her yogurt to eat - it will replenish the good bacteria that the antibiotics knocked out. My son used to get horrible bleeding diaper rashes a lot, and the pedi had him living on yogurt!

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A.C.

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Probably a yeast infection. Call the ped and they will call in a RX cream to cure it.

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K.K.

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i agree that you should probably use something medicated for this rash, but for diaper rash in general, what has worked for us is using the diaper rash creme followed by vasolene. this forms a barrier over the diaper rash creme and helps it to stay on longer. good luck!

J.L.

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Lotrimin cream (jock itch aisle of the store) or if you want something prescription, try Nystatin. My kids always had yeast diaper rashes and either one of these cured it everytime.

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S.M.

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She probably has a yeast infection - similar to what women get when they take antibiodics - you should ck out Healthy Approach and see what they recommend - when you give your child antibiodics you should give them a probiotic so that you can reestablish the good gut bacteria - this can help cut down on the yeast overgrowth

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W.L.

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My doctor told me to wash my child's diaper area with dial soap. I did and neither of mine ever suffered from diaper rash, the oldest took amoxicillan quite often. It worked for us and it was a much cheaper remedy than those creams.

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L.M.

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L., my son was sick a lot and had diaper rash from taking antibiotics as well. I tried everything until I bought Boudreaux Butt Paste. Spelling may be wrong but the key is putting it on before your child . It really protects the skin. It takes more to get it off but I gladly took the time to clean him rather than having him suffer from the pain of the diaper rash.

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B.T.

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MY grown daughter has a drastic allergy to amoxicillan, dating from an experience in high school in which she was exposed, through wearing a brand-new birthday present, a white fluffy terry-cloth robe immediately after a shower, and all the places where the robe touched her damp warm skin erupted into a huge, horrible, expanding rash, one that itched and stung like bee stings for weeks. Took her to a doctor, who pronounced it a chemical burn and gave her steroids to turn down the volume of the overreaction, which gradually subsided. From that time on, she's been unable to take amoxicillan, getting a comparable rash each time a prescription was given, and began to realize that she must avoid it like the plague.
If your baby daughter has already reacted to it, clearly you need to never give it to her again. Who knows why the reaction? But Amoxocillan is clearly a bad drug for some people. Bless her heart!

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S.M.

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A&D Ointment works well, also you can try getting some vitamin E capsules puncturing a little hole squeeze the oil out and rub it on the rash. Vitamin E is the cure all vitamin.
Good Luck

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A.S.

answers from Dallas on

I know you've gotten plenty of responses, but I would advise to use a warm washcloth instead of wipes. Also get some mylanta or maalox and dab on directly with a cotton ball- it takes the sting out instantly, from urine. After letting that dry smother on cream for protection- I use the original desitin.

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C.C.

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A yeast infection is very common after being on antibiotics because the good bacteria that normally wards off this fungus (which is ever present)is killed along with the bad bacteria. You need to see her doctor for an age appropriate antifungal to cure it; ordinary diaper rash creams will not cure this infection.

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S.B.

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When my son was a baby he had the same thing happen after taking antibiotics. After taking him to the doctor it turned out to be a yeast infection. I used Lotrimin(not sure of the spelling) cream for antifungal and it worked great. It is over the counter as well so you should not need a prescription. Congrats to your new addition to the family.

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C.W.

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I would try not using baby wipes till the rash goes away. Use a washcloth if the rash is really bad. See if Vaseline will work. I'm using Aveeno also, however it isn't helping much with my Son's rash.

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J.P.

answers from Dallas on

could be a yeast infection- might show with little red dots- try monistat cream - or take to doctor and they can give you nystatin- pretty common after antibiotics

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F.J.

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....not sure about AFTER but I always used A and D ointment between diaper changes and my baby never had diaper rash...

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C.C.

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Def sounds like a yeast infection. When our kids were that young, we actually washed their bottoms with plain yogurt since they couldn't eat it yet. Rub it on and then rinse thoroughly. I also washed them with antibacterial soap. Then I just tried to keep them as dry as I could, even letting them be without their diapers for a while. These things really helped a bunch!

Good luck!

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R.H.

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Could be a yeast infection from the Amoxicillan. Go see our Doctor or after hours dr. Good Luck

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J.C.

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my 2 yo has had terrible diaper rashes since birth that actually eat the skin from his bottom. One minute he is fine and all of a sudden, bloody spot on his rear. My ped prescribed calmoseptine which Is an ointment for burn victims. I swear by this stuff...immediate results! My pharmacist now carries it behind the counter for me to get as an over the counter. It's at CVS at rufe snow and north tarrant. Just ask at the pharmacy.

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M.G.

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It does sound like a yeast infection to me too. If it is okay with your doctor for her to drink juice Beech Nut makes a yougurt and juice combo that has DHA in it to help with brain and eye developement. I also like to put just a hand full of baking soda in my daughters bath water. Urine is acidic. Baking soda is a natural base, it also softens skin.

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B.W.

answers from Dallas on

corona cream, you can purchase this at the feed store, they use it for cows teats. Will fix after the first use.

BW

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S.Z.

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If she is still on the medication you might want to check with the dr or nurse to see if this is an allergic reaction. My son had a similar rash when he was 15 months old and we found out that he was allergic to amoxicillan.

As far as using something for the rash have you tried the regular A&D ointment? Hope everything works out!

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T.K.

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maybe its a yeast infection?

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T.G.

answers from Dallas on

Go to local pharmacy and get a tube of women's yeast infection cream. (Ask the pharmacist if you have questions). This will start clearing up the rash almost immediately and the rash should be gone completely in a day or two. It works and it isn't sticky and gooey like diaper rash creams!

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A.W.

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It sounds like a yeast infection. Regular diaper rash ointments and creams can make it worse. You should call the doctor for a prescription ointment.

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J.W.

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L.,

HI THERE sorry to hear of the rash on your baby. I know when baby is miserable we can be too. It sound's like a yeast infection if it is that uncomfortable to her and she just had antibiotic's which encourages that bacteria growth. Also, i remember a layered remedy that worked extremely well with my 5 kid's. First air drying her bottom area while it is warm enough in the house (so she want catch a cold. Letting her lay on a cloth diaper and then on a soft quilt. After air drying and applying Nystatin (Doctor prescribed) alternate with or layer: Desitin then baby powder(non-fragrant if possible)And if I remember right you even add "A and D ointment. In about three day's or less she will be feeling good. Let me know if that help's.

J.

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A.H.

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Hi L.,

Have you ever tried butt paste? I have tried all kinds of diaper rash creams and this one is my favorite. It gets rid of everything really fast. It seems though that your kiddo has a yeast rash (because the antibiotic wipe him off of his natural skin bacteria that keeps nasty rashes like this to spread). If the butt paste doesn't work try to put natural yogurt on his bottom and leave him without a diaper for a few minutes and then wipe the yogurt off and use the cream. The yogurt is good for yeast rashes.

A. H.

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L.C.

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L.,
You should try Arbonne's Diaper Rash Cream, it is amazing. It is botanically based and does not contain harmful chemicals that many creams do. It is a light, water-repelling cream to gently relieve baby of sore, dry, chapped skin that can occur with diaper use. This gentle formula helps to prevent this condition before it occurs.
Ingredients are zinc oxide, avocado and peach, and is great for babies, children, plus extremely sensitive skin. If you would like to try a sample contact me at [email protected]____.com.
L.

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A.J.

answers from Dallas on

Call your dr sounds like a yeast infection with the diaper rash you will need special medicine to cure it...

Good luck
A. J

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C.H.

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If its yeast try lotrimin over the counter. You need to have Aquaphor ointment on hand too.

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A.C.

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When my daughter had her worst diaper rash ever I used a cream called Kamillosan, it is not the same consistency of all the diaper rash creams, but it worked great.
Also, something they use here in mexico when babies have bad diaper rash is cornstarch powder. Put the diaper rash cream first and the sprinkle some of the starch over it.

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L.G.

answers from Dallas on

Your baby sounds yeasty. Try lotramin.

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D.D.

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Vaseline! Pile on the vaseline!

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K.S.

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I know this is a late response and sorry if I duplicate anyone's answer... You daughter may be having an allergic response to the antibiotic. I am allergic to amoxicillan and have ALWAYS gotten an infection after taking it. I do not have this type of reaction with any other antibiotic. I would let her pediatrician know (to put in her chart) and request a different antibiotic in the future. I also want to recommend that you both take probiotics. You can buy a jar over the counter at Whole Foods (just put 1/4 tsp. daily in her cold food) and can get a prescription for it as well.

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S.C.

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My daughter doesnt respond to Lotrimin and has to get a prescription for a Nystatin cream every time she's on antibiotics.

S.R.

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Lotrimin AF cream instead of diaper ointment. When my baby sister, who is now 16, was a baby, this is what her doctor recommended and it worked very well. When I had my kids, the first time we got one of those really bad rashes, I remembered it, tried it, and it worked well again! Poor sweet babies! Good luck.

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J.T.

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L.,

MOst likely the rash is a yeast infection. Antibiotics mean "anti-life" so it doesn't discriminate against the bacteria in the body whether it's good or bad. So, it threw off the balance of the bacteria in the body and it made a prime opportunity for yeast to take over. If you're still breastfeeding, start taking a good probiotic ("pro-life"), which can be found in any health food store in the REFRIGERATED section. If your daughter is eating solids, introduce her to yogurt with active cultures, which are probiotics. Be sure to buy yogurts from a health food store like Whole Foods. Most yogurts these days contain neurotoxins like Aspartame (nutrasweet) and Splenda. These two are detrimental to your baby's nervous system (and to everyone elses for that matter!!) This will help her regain the normal balance of flora within her gut. Also, to help with the current rash, I like California Baby's diaper cream. It contains essential oils that combat and soothe rashes like this. Lavender to help soothe and tea tree oil is a gentle yet effective killer of yeast. HOpe this helps!!

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T.J.

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It is probably a yeast infection very common after antibotic treatment. Use Lotrimn it is an anti fungial cream and should clear it up.

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A.S.

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Try Extra Emollient Night Cream from Mary Kay. It is very thick and will cover and protect the sensitive skin from further rash whole healing the rash that is there. Shoot me an email and I can tell you where to get it if you are interested.

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M.T.

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Sounds like a yeast infection. Some over the counter lotions make it worse. Yeast infection requires a perscription. I would call your pediatrician.

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A.B.

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The very best diaper ointment I've found is Desitin Original (with 40% zinc oxide) Most other creams only have 11% or less zinc oxide. I tried Arbonne, Burt's Bees, A & D, Vaseline and several store brands, but none of them would work for a really bad rash. My son had a poopy diaper almost everytime we changed him when he was little. The Desitin Original was the only cream thick enough that would stay on & take away the redness. He had it really bad a few times where the skin was bright red & he would cry to be wiped. The rash went away within a couple days. I would put it on pretty thick & put on some baby powder so it wouldn't rub off on the diaper. You might try rinsing her off in the bath tub with warm water & a really mild soap while it's really bad. That will keep it cleaner & won't irritate the skin like wipes. It could also be related to a yeast infection which I do not have experience with, but hopefully the Desitin would help soothe her skin too.

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S.S.

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Plain sugar free yogurt with LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES. Has to have the active cultures. Smear it all over her diaper area and let her air out on a towel as much as possible. Don't wipe it off.

Antibiotics can cause yeast infections by killing off all of the resident bacteria - thrush, and a nasty diaper rash in babies. The probiotics (good bacteria) in the yogurt compete with the yeast for food and put things back in normal balance.

After your baby is on solid foods, plain yogurt by mouth helps with the diarrhea and the diaper rash and can help prevent thrush during antibiotic treatment.

S.

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S.W.

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Hello!

Beaudreaux's Butt Paste is awsome. You can purchase it at Walmart.

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K.M.

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My daughter had to take many antibiotics for ear infections when she was a baby and just like grown women, a baby can get a yeast infection. I took her to my pediatrician and gave mean ointment to apply to her bottom and it was immediately better. It hurt her so bad when I had to change her diaper because it burned her. Good luck!

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C.T.

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You, also, might want to try Aveeno Oatmeal bath. It is very soothing and really helped my son when he had a diaper rash. Then dry the area very well before applying a diaper rash cream.

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J.P.

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Your daughter likely has a yeast infection, which can be common (especially after a course of antibiotics). You can buy lotrimin over the counter and use it on the rash. The key is getting her dry before applying and it will clear up in no time at all.

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K.K.

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WOW< you got lots of responses....my daughter did the same thing even when she would teeth.....the lotrimin is a great suggestion and also keep on hand DR. SMITH'S diaper ointment. Buy it at walmart...white square box....around 7-8 dollars but is the BEST stuff I ever found. The rash/blisters are nearly gone after a days use. GREAT Stuff.

Hope that helps.
K.

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B.C.

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Are you sure it is diaper rash? It could be a yeast infection which is very common in women after taking an antibiotic.
OR - Are there blisters or anything that looks oozey? My daughter got a 'loaner' diaper from our lung Dr.'s office, once, when we locked our keys in our car. And within the hour she had what our Pedi called a CHEMICAL BURN from the diaper itself. It lasted for WEEKS! and was extremely painful for her and had very bad blisters. (We only use Earth's Best natural diapers)
Our Pedi had us stop using wipes, and use washcloths with plain water until it was gone. And, of course, we have never used any 'traditional' diapers ever since.
I don't think the regular diapers are so bad, it's just that our daughter was used to the others and it was a shock to her skin.
Good luck!

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J.W.

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Aquafor and Lotrimin (to keep away any yeast infection)

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L.W.

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boudreaux butt's paste found at wal-mart in the baby diaper lotion area. yellow/white/red squeeze tube. good luck.

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S.B.

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She may be allergic or sensitive to amoxicillan. Talk to your doctor about her diaper rashes. Allergic reactions aren't always necessarily hives. That's probably why the Aveeno isn't working. You may also want to try Aquafore, it is less irritable for them since it doesn't have any perfumes or alcohol. Good luck!

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K.S.

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This is a SURE fire answer. GEt probiotics. I got one (sorry i can't remember the name). My pediatrician told me to give him accidophilous, and when i asked for it at the health food store, they immediately knew what it was for. The owner gave me a probtotic in powder form, or you can break open a capsule. Put some on the spoon (1 tablet) and pour amoxicillan over it as you administer. ALSO, use powder directly on babies bottom. It is not diaper rash it is a yeast infection that looks like rash. I couldn't even wipe my son's bottom when that happened to him. IT worked wonderfully. i passed it on to people to use on diaper rash and it worked! Works for adults on medicine if they develop yeast infection. Absolutely safe...it's what you find in yogurt but in stronger form!! And most yogurts don't have the live cultures of probiotics in them! go to a health food store.

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N.W.

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Sounds more like a yeast infection than diaper rash. Call her pediatrician. They should prescribe something like Nystatin for it.

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T.M.

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What Cindy C is correct. Get a cream that you would use to cure antifungal. my Doctor did this when my son had exactly what your little one has. Every time you change your baby's diaper put this cream on it and let it dry then follow it with vasaline to coat it. Here the deal with diaper rash creams they are think and hard to clean off when you change a diaper so the ras gets worse avoid the diaper rash creams and do what Cindy C has stated it works wonders. the vasaline is line a clear coat and will clean up easier and acts as a layer to prevent urine and poop from touching the skin. Good Luck.

T.

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G.H.

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for future reference, DR Smiths is awesome!!! ITs a little pricey (looks like it at least since the container is small) it lasts forever though and works miracles!! I was told to use it when my son came home from the hospital with his horrible NICU rash.

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