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Doctor insights on: Diaper Rash Versus Yeast Infection

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

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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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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

Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Diaper rash appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who are incontinent or paralyzed. Identifying a diaper rash is usually fairly easy. The rash is located on skin underneath the diaper area. The skin is red and irritated. It may be over thebottom or genital area, or ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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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