I have similar problems with my 1 year old (His entire life). He has really sensitive skin, so we are constantly battling eczema, rashes, yeast infections in the diaper area, etc. We just take him to the doctor every time it gets too bad. They said he is just ectopic, (I think that is what it's called) which simply means "prone to skin conditions". We use Cetaphil to bathe and lotion him with and that seems to help. I was also advised to bathe him no more than 2 times/week. It's FRUSTRATING!! And time consuming having to take him to the doctor for every "flare up". When he gets a yeast infection in the diaper area (it goes straight to yeast infection, instead of diaper rash first) it's very painful for him. I think the yeast infection was my fault though because I was putting baby powder with corn starch in it. DUH! WIth my daughter corn starch worked miracles on her rashes, but with my son, it causes yeast infection.
at 10:32 AM on May. 15, 2009