Posted in Child's Health, Diapering

Yeast Diaper Rash

Anonymous

My 9mo has developed yeast and her pediatrician prescribed an anti-fungal cream for her, which I apply every diaper change. Has anyone here had a similar problem and have any advice on getting rid of this rash? She also wears pampers swaddlers and I basically change it every time the blue line shows. Would changing the diaper type or brand be helpful too?

  • Meri
    Jul 11

    We had that problem twice. Unfortunately we did not see any change with any different diaper. I would think washing with water instead of baby wipes makes some difference, at least when the infection is active.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    Yeah, that’s what the pediatrician recommend too. I’ve been using cotton pads and wetting them. Then patting dry and I’ve started using baby powder too to keep the area dry

  • M
    Jul 11

    Maybe Water Wipes might be helpful too and be easy to have on hand if you’re out and about?

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    Yeah I was wondering if there were wipes that are water based

  • Melisa
    Jul 11

    Yes, they are called water wipes you can find them in amazon. Nystatin needs to be applied 4 times a day for 2 weeks

  • M
    Jul 11

    Yep they’re called Water Wipes. 99% water and 1% grapefruit I believe!

  • Laura
    Jul 11

    Our daughter had lots of yeast infections up to one year old and (knock on wood) hasn't had one since (19 months now). Not sure why, we haven't changed anything.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    Her pediatrician said it’s common to get it during hot/humid times. I’ve been trying to change her diaper often to keep it dry. So it took about 2 weeks for the yeast to go away?

  • Jean
    Jul 11

    My son had this and wr switched to the pampers aqua wipes and that really helped. We also put diaper cream on top of the Nystatin and it seemed to help clear it up quick. A nurse recommended that to us

  • Elle
    Jul 11

    Our little one gets diaper rash whenever she is in disposables. We put her in All-in-One reusable diapers. They're really amazing! Not a single rash since, and no diaper cream needed at all. Look at Thirsties brand and Rumparooz on Amazon.com. We also use Water Wipes.

  • Lisa
    Jul 11

    My son was always a yeasty mess all summer... when it would flare up and the diaper rash cream didn’t make it go away, the next diaper change would get Monostat 7 day cream... I figure it clears up yeast infections in women why not babies... usually cleared it up in 1 diaper change!!

  • Melissa
    Jul 11

    We switched from pampers to Costco brand diapers. She still gets the occasional rash but we haven’t had to use a medicated cream since. We also started using Butt Paste instead of Desitin. We also let our daughter spend sometime without her diaper to air herself out. We also give her a bath or shower atleast 3 times a week.

  • Michaela
    Jul 11

    Our 2 month old already had that issue, and we started washing him in the sink with every bowel movement instead of using wipes, also used the anti-fungal cream when necessary, just a few times, and it hasn't come back.

  • Kelly
    Jul 11

    Leave the tushy bare as much as possible! It really helps to dry it out and helps clear up the rash much sooner. They say 5 mins after each diaper change is ideal. You can also use a blow drier (on the cool setting) to dry it out if that's easier than a diaper less baby. That, plus the antifungal and a petroleum jelly layer on top of the cream can make the skin more "waterproof". Also, you may want to skip the baby powder...it's not really recommend by physicians anymore due to some health concerns. We had one breakout of diaper rash and these things helped tremendously. We didn't switch diapers (also used Pampers) and never had another reaction again.

  • Jill
    Jul 12

    My son had the same issue, try adding baking soda to his bath at night. It worked wonders for us, we add it to every bath now just as a preventative

  • Hannah
    Jul 12

    A friend had to use a hairdryer to really dry out the area after every diaper, this was after months of trying creams etc.

  • Alex
    Jul 12

    I've also used a hairdryer with my daughter. Just kept it on her changing table and dried her every diaper change. Once we started that, she hasn't had any issues anymore.

  • Sabrina
    Jul 14

    My daughter had the same rash multiple times. She has sensitive skin. We used the yeast cream when it got really bad and we tried all the baby creams after the yeast cream but nothing works better than baby petroleum jelly. We put it on our baby each diaper change and it took it away and kept her diaper area safe from direct contact with her waste. Which helped the yeast diaper rashes. Sometime we felt it would get better and stop putting the jelly on her bottom but it was a continuous cycle so we had to keep applying jelly until she got older and it stopped being a problem. To help the yeast, sometimes it’s best to let them “air out” and let them run without a pamper, or cotton underwear to help the area dry out so it can heal