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What are the symptoms of yeast diaper rash and how can you treat them?

What are the symptoms of yeast diaper rash and how can you treat them?

Typical rash: Your pediatriciand will recognize it. The diaper stinks beause of too infrequent changing. The rash is inflamed skin. Several treatments are available but require prescription. ...Read more

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Yeast Diaper Rash (Definition)

Yeast diaper rash or candidiasis is a diaper rash caused by candida. Rash is red and itchy. Treatment is antifungal cream. Rash often happens after a course of antibiotics for other infections. Antibiotics kill protective bacteria on the skin allowing the yeast to overgrow ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

Diaper rash: Without seeing, it’s difficult to diagnose. If the diaper rash fails to respond to more frequent changes and use of ointments sold for this condition, then it is possibly due to yeast infection. Yeast diaper rash will respond to topical antifungals. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

Yeast diaper rash: Yeast diaper rash or candidiasis is a diaper rash caused by candida. Rash is red and itchy. Treatment is antifungal cream. Rash often happens after a course of antibiotics for other infections. Antibiotics kill protective bacteria on the skin allowing the yeast to overgrow and cause the rash. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash?

How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash?

Depends: Diaper rashes have several causes, the commonest being due to infrequent changing. If there is a strong odor of ammonia, that is a clue. A yeast infection is another cause. I would advise that you see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash ?

How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash ?

Infrequent changing: Yeast grows on the skin when the diaper is not changed frequently enough. See your pediatrician for treatment. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my 1year old sons yeast diaper rash?

How can I get rid of my 1year old sons yeast diaper rash?

See below: Air out the diaper area and let the sun shine in! you can also purchase and antifungal cream without prescription like lotrimin af (generic 1% clotrimazole) cream. Apply to the affected diaper area 2 times daily. The cream is the same one used for athlete's foot and jock itch. If the rash is not improving over the next week, have your doctor check to ascertain if yeast is truly the cause. ...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)?

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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How common are yeast diaper rash? Ped said that the slight redness around baby annus with pimples could be yeast. He is on solids now and 9M old.

How common are yeast diaper rash? Ped said that the slight redness around baby annus with pimples could be yeast. He is on solids now and 9M old.

Common: Yeast are a normal component of everyone's poo by a week or so after birth.Diapers trap moisture in the area and the repeated exposure to the yeast in that environment makes a yeast rash common,especially if there is any other irritation from other components in the stool. ...Read more

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My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin.What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin.What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

Fungal diaper rash: It is important to be certain that you are dealing with yeast infection, there are other anti fungal topical agents that can be used. I can take a look at the uploaded picture in the consult room and advise further. In the meantime maintain diaper care and strict hand washing to prevent a transfer of the infection to the mouth. ...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 mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Unlikely: you can give it a try though, but generally the condition that you described requires prescription medications, good luck ...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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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

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