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Doctor insights on: Diaper Rash Cream For Yeast Infection

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

No: Diaper rash creams are basically a barrier not a treatment. Yeast which is typically candida needs an anti-yeast cream. Usually Nystatin is a good choice but there are others. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infection tx: A diaper cream will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. The infection is not only on the surface but also deeper within the vagina. Diaper creams should not be applied inside the vagina. Diaper creams also do not contain ingredients necessary to treat yeast. ...Read more

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I have a question about difference between yeast infection or diaper rash?

Some are some not: Some diaper ashes involve yeast and some do not.Yeast will usually become involved for any skin breakdown lasting more than 3 days. It is characterized by rough bumps rather than simple flat redness. Visual inspection by your doc can define the difference. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this?13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this?13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

Yeast rashes: Surgery, illness, stress and certain medications place stress on our bodies, and can result in yeast infections. Yeast infections occur then the normal mechanisms to keep them at bay are compromised, and often present as red itchy bumpy rashes, occassionally with fissures and discomfort. Only a physical exam can accurately diagnose what sort of rash you have, so follow up with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Docs, could a girl get a yeast infection on the outside of the vagina like a diaper rash?

Docs, could a girl get a yeast infection on the outside of the vagina like a diaper rash?

Diaper rashes, yeast: Children are prone to yeast infections in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. Its usually appears as red itchy bumps, occassionally with fissures, inflammation and tenderness. These rashes frequently resolve with topical antifungal creams, if treated until gone plus three more days. ...Read more

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Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Son may have a yeast infection he has been on amoxicillin  now he has a rash on his butt and penis is red  swelled up it doesn't look like diaper rash?

Quite possibly yeast: Yeast rash is a frequent complication of the use of antibiotics in children. No one antibiotic is necessarily worse than another--but prolonged use of antibiotics seems to more often trigger yeast rashes. Thrush or oral candidiasis often can presage yeast rashes as well. You might want to look for milky white patches on your son's inner cheek (inside his mouth); it does not wipe off. See your md. ...Read more

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Hi,my baby has little red dots on her vagina,not diaper rash, she was taking a antibiotic and im worried it could be a yeast infection, what to do?

Hi,my baby has little red dots on her vagina,not diaper rash, she was taking a antibiotic and im worried it could be a yeast infection, what to do?

See answer: Zinc oxide application may take some time to help. Diaper free time also helps. U may need to get an antifungal cream ( now a days available over the counter) like clotrimazole( LOTRIMIN) and try that. If these fail u shd see a pediatrician or a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis to get proper treatment. ...Read more

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23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast. Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast? Has diarrhea and has had air time.

23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast.  Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast?  Has diarrhea and has had air time.

Vusion Ointment: Vusion ointment is indicated for adjunctive treatment of diaper dermatitis when complicated by documented candidiasis (microscopic evidence of pseudohyphae and /or budding yeast) in immunocompetent pediatric patients 4 weeks and older. This ointment will not hurt your child if no yeast is present. ...Read more

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My gbaby,9 mn/old 4th time to get a RX yeast inf cream bcause his diaper rash was so BAD!How does this happen?I've not seen this before&I'm WORRIED!

Very common: The diaper area is a warm, moist area, which is very prone to yeast. In order to combat this, of course use the prescribed medicine, but also change diapers frequently, use petroleum jelly or some other oil based ointment (I preferred Boudreaux's Butt Paste for my children) as a barrier, and bathe him or her every night. If they develop high fever or other concerning symptoms, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Wrong path: You are trying to cure a topical problem with an internal route. Diaper rash is on a baby's butt not in it. You need to apply the proper ointment or medication to the rash. ...Read more

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My 18 mo old has yeast diaper rash and nystatin hasn't worked at all! Can I use an otc cream for the rash like clotrimazole ?

My 18 mo old has yeast diaper rash and nystatin hasn't worked at all! Can I use an otc cream for the rash like clotrimazole ?

Yes you can, but: use as directed, and twice a day for at least 10 - 14 days, keep the area clean and dry, treat oral candidiasis if present. If that doesn't work you need to see the pediatrician / dermatologist for a second look, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I use any baby diaper cream for the irritating itch and discomfort from my own vaginal yeast infection?

Yes, but...: Depending on the ingredients in the diaper cream, it may help the area feel better, but may not clear the yeast infection, unless it contains an anti-fungal component. If it keeps the area too moist, it could actually make a yeast infection worse. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more