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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash (thrush)?

How to get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash (thrush)?

Antifungal: A yeast diaper rash will require an anti-fungal agent like Nystatin applied 2-3 times daily along with normal skin care. ...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

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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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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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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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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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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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Nystatin dr gave me is not working for my daughters yeast rash now it looks like she is getting a diaper rash her skin in areas looks scaley and red?

Nystatin dr gave me is not working for my daughters yeast rash now it looks like she is getting a diaper rash her skin in areas looks scaley and red?

See a pediatric derm: Diaper rashes are quite common, however there can be multiple causes. Often, it is first treated for yeast, however there is usually a irritant component that needs treatment as well. Infantile psoriasis can show up as a diaper rash, so if it is stubborn and persistent, this can be the cause. Lastly, rare conditions only a pedi derm would be familiar with would be evaluated. Good luck! ...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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How do you get ride of diaper rash?

How do you get ride of diaper rash?

Topical agents: If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the symptoms, there could be a secondary infection (fungal or bacterial). That should be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat my baby's diaper rash?

Remove the diaper: I ask my learning doctors every day what the one thing you must have to have a diaper rash... A diaper... So remove the diaper for short breaks as often as you can so that the skin can dry and heal. Then place diaper cream (my fav is good ole vasoline) on dry skin with every diaper change. If it's bad or recurrent, have your doc see if yeast is possible. ...Read more

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How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

How can I treat my baby's diaper rash? ?

Air, Change, Creams: Most diaper rashes are due to irritation from urine and/or stool, as well as constant moisture. Therefore most rashes will respond to frequent diaper changes, allowing the skin to be exposed to the air frequently, and a diaper cream or ointment to protect the rash from further irritation. If the rash persists, it may be due to yeast or a bacterial infection. Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you pit silver sulfadzine on a diaper rash?

Can be used.: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & d ointment or baby powder for a diaper rash?

A & D: A & d -- typically works best. Plus often, they have website discount coupons. Go to: www. Myadbaby. Com. ...Read more

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What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

What should I use for my baby that has recurrent diaper rash?

In addition: To what dr. Garcia had recommended, believe it or not, maalox or mylanta (antacids) works wonder with excoriated, raw, irritated bottom. It neutralizes the acid and soothes the affected areas! ...Read more

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Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then it could be either regular staph or MRSA (or yeast). ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

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 ...Read more