I'm pretty sure my 7-mo-old has a yeast diaper rash; it looks like all the descriptions I've found on-line. I know Lotrimin is usually effective on these. My question is, should I try treating it myself and take her to the doctor if it doesn't get better with the Lotrimin (and how long should I give it to get better?), or should I take her to the doctor first thing Monday regardless?
Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:36 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
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Answer by mkrmomma1 at 10:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
My daughter had a yeast rash when she was 2 weeks old. Our pedi gave us a sample tube of nystatin but told me to go buy a tube of Monistat if the sample tube didn't do the job. He said they're basically the same thing but the nystatin is way more expensive. I'd treat it with OTC stuff first, preferably Monistat because it's made specifically for sensitive areas, and see if it starts to clear up. Also, do not use baby powder on the rash. It will aggravate it. Cornstarch will feed the yeasties so definitely stay away from that. Best to let the baby's butt air dry at diaper change time. Also, baby wipes really seemed to bug my kiddo so we just used warm, wet wash clothes to wipe her while she had the yeast rash. It took about 3 days to go away completely.
Answer by ktok2009 at 1:07 AM on Nov. 15, 2009