Can you get a yeast infection due to using baby wipes?

Yes and no. Baby wipes often contain chemicals that irritate the skin. The poop always contains yeast, and these germs will take advantage of an opportunity to trigger a yeast rash in any area where the skin irritation created the conditions where they can thrive. So the wipes don't bring the yeast/rash, they just create the conditions where they can happen.

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Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Not directly. Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. Read more...

I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

Probably. The key to a good treatment is proper diagnosis. The redness in the neck folds could very well be yeast, but it could just be skin irritation too, or a rash relating to something else. Before bringing your little one in, do what you can to keep the area dry, and if it doesn't get better in a day or two, make an appointment to see your doctor. Read more...
Yeast infection. It happens due to humidity. Try to keep the area dry, you can use some of the powder to help you keep the area dry. If there is already a fungal infection, you will need a prescription for nystatin. Read more...
Depends. It is more common for u to see prickly heat there.Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. Read more...

How long should a yeast infection on the rear on an infant last after starting nystatin and probiotics.?

About a week. Most time the yeast is easily cleared up but because of constant exposure sometimes it can take longer.. Good diaper care is very important. Read more...
Up to a week. Nystatin is avery good treatment for diaper yeast infections but it can take a week to work. Read more...