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Diaper rash that spreads up the body? what is this?

My 18 month old has a rash. Im geussing its a form of diaper rash because it started down there. They are small red dots. Lots in his diper, on his butt and little man part. But then they aventually climbed up his stomic, and are also behind his ears. They arn't as grouped together as on his butt, but there is still alot.
Giving him a bath dosnt seem to help, and I've try'd at least 5 different diaper rash creams. Any suggestions on what this could be?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Yeast infection?
    Roseola?
    Reaction to detergent/diapers/wipes/diaper cream?

    Does it bother him? Is he uncomfortable? Any other symptoms?
    emhain

    Answer by emhain at 3:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Has he had a fever at all? Fever causes rash. Its it red all around the bumps? My sons eczema was like that but red in blotches. The ointments could be making it worse if he is allergic.

    bjojola

    Answer by bjojola at 3:11 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Thats probably a fungal infection not diaper rash. It usually starts in a nice warm place like a diaper. Try tolifolinate cream. You can buy it anywhere for around $3. Put it on the affected areas. I won't hurt him, totally safe and will clear it up within 72 hours! If that doesn't work I'd take him to the doc.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:12 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • yeast infection, or fungal infection...i would call and make a doc appointment...
    mom_to_kenzie

    Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 3:33 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Thats classic symptoms of a yeast infection. Call the doc, a little ointment and it will be gone
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 3:48 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Sounds like yeast. Your ped can give you a prescription for an anti-fungal diaper cream. Start probiotics.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 10:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • It sounds like a heat rash to me.
    kamsmommy17

    Answer by kamsmommy17 at 10:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • call peds
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:54 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

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