Diaper Rash HELP Please?
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June 19, 2019 / By Tibby Question:
My son is 5 months old, Breastfed. He has Never had a diaper rash before.. He started to get one on Monday... I recently came off of antibiotics and thought I had thrush from them. We took the baby to the doctor because we thought maybe the diaper rash was thrush related. Baby has NO signs of thrush in his mouth, but doc gave us Nyastatin anyways, just in case. He also told us to put Lotrimin AF on baby's bottom for the rash.. Well it has been two day and the rash seems worse, so I am wondering if the "fungal treatment" is not working maybe it is not fungus, right? OR does it get worse before it gets better.
The rash is NOT red. They are small flesh colored bumps on his butt, that have now creeped up onto his testicles. There are a few spots that are dime sized clusters. When he poops they get a little inflamed and turn pink. Anyone experienced this kind of diaper rash?
Also he has been eating cereal and started on bananas last week, but we have not given him any food since the rash started on Monday..
Anyone had a baby with a food allergy diaper rash that looked like this?
Any ideas are appreciated!!!!
Also we use Pampers Diapers and the Hypoallergenic wipes, those are the only things we have used since he was born.
Best Answers: Diaper Rash HELP Please?
Rafe | 10 days ago
If a treatment for yeast hasn't started working at all in 48 hours, it isn't going to. That doesn't necessarily mean it isn't yeast, but I'd say it's a pretty good guess. However the key sign of yeast diaper rash is that there are pink dots around the edge of the rash more or less the size of the head of a straight pin.
Flesh coloured bumps doesn't sound like yeast at all. Yeast diaper rashes are usually pink, actually almost all diaper rashes are pink/red. I could see maybe white from yeast. The fact that the bumps are flesh coloured does sound like an allergic reaction. Now I know you have discontinued food, but have you maybe been letting him play in just a diaper outside? Or maybe outside naked to get some air on the rash? It could be an allergy to some sort of plant. Also if you have changed cleaners/soaps/moisturizers there is a slim chance that he is reacting to something on your hands. Hydrocortisone cream usually helps with itchy rashes -but I personally am hesitant to use it even when the doctor says to. Oral antihistimines also just aren't really safe for kids under 2, so unless it is making him completely miserable I would skip that.
What may help him feel better, though not directly clear up the rash is baths with a bit of baking soda in the water; maybe 1/4 cup or less. Also try some liquid antacid (like maalox or gaviscon, bismuth isn't recommended) on his bum NOT ORALLY. This will stop the acid from poop and particularly pee from irritating the rash. The baking soda really can't make it worse, and I doubt the antacids would either but there is a chance of a reaction I suppose. Like I said probably won't treat the problem, but will make him feel a little better.
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Originally Answered: Help with an extreme diaper rash?
Home treatment is generally all that is needed for most cases of diaper rash. At the first sign of a diaper rash, try the following steps.
Keep the skin dry and make sure the skin is not in contact with urine and stool.
Change the diaper or incontinence brief every time it is wet or soiled. During the daytime, check the diaper or brief every 3 hours. You may need to change the diaper or brief during the night to prevent or clear up a rash. It is not unusual to change a diaper or brief 8 times in a 24-hour period.
Use a superabsorbent disposable diaper.
Gently wash the diaper area with warm water and a soft cloth. Rinse well and dry completely.
Do not use any soap unless the area is very soiled. Use only a mild soap if soap is needed.
Do not use "baby wipes" that have alcohol or propylene glycol to clean the skin while a diaper rash is present. These may burn the skin and spread bacteria on the skin.
You may use a blow-dryer set on warm setting to get the diaper area fully dry on adults. Do not use a blow dryer on babies or small children.
Leave diapers and incontinence briefs off as much as possible.
Protect the healthy skin near the rash with a cream such as Desitin, Diaparene, A&D Ointment, or zinc oxide. Do not apply the cream to broken skin, because it can slow the healing process.
If you use a disposable product, fold the plastic area away from the body, and do not put the diaper on too tightly. Do not use bulky or many-layered diapers or incontinence briefs.
Do not use plastic pants until the rash is gone.
Give more fluids to make the urine less concentrated. Cranberry juice may be used by adults and children over 12 months of age. Do not use other juices, which may make the urine more irritating to the skin.
If the diaper rash does not get better after several days, try the following steps.
Soak in a warm bath for 10 minutes, 3 times a day, if the skin is very raw.
For babies and young children, add 2Tbsp of baking soda to a baby tub, basin of warm water, or bathtub. Remember, do not bathe a baby until the umbilical cord has fallen off, and never leave a child alone while he or she is in the bath.
Have older children and adults sit in a bathtub with a few inches of warm water or use a sitz bath.
If you use a disposable product, change brands or switch to a cloth product. Try a superabsorbent disposable diaper or brief with absorbent gelling material (AGM), which pulls moisture away from the skin. Some people are less likely to develop a rash with one diapering product than another.
If you use a cloth product, switch to a disposable product. The cloth or the products used to clean the cloth diaper may be causing the rash.
If you use cloth and do not want to switch to a disposable product, change detergents.
Rinse diapers or briefs twice when washing.
Use vinegar in the final rinse at a strength of 1fl oz vinegar to 1gal of water.
Diaper Rash Topics
Check Your Symptoms
Preparing For Your Appointment
When treating a diaper rash:
Do not use a nonprescription adult vaginal yeast medicine on a baby or child. Check with your doctor before using any product made for an adult on a baby or child.
Adults can use a nonprescription adult yeast medicine to treat diaper rash. Follow the instructions on the package.
Do not use baby powder while a rash is present. The powder can build up in the skin creases and hold moisture. This may help bacteria grow and cause an infection.
Do not use cornstarch on a rash in the diaper area. Cornstarch also allows bacteria to grow.
Symptoms to Watch For During Home Treatment
Use the Check Your Symptoms section to evaluate your symptoms if any of the following occur during home treatment:
A rash in the diaper area gets worse after 24 hours or does not get better after 48 to 72 hours of home treatment.
A rash in the diaper area looks like a rash on other parts of the body.
White patches appear in the mouth.
Pimples, blisters, open weeping sores, boils, or crusts develop in the diaper area.
Signs of infection develop.
Symptoms become more severe or frequent.
I hope you read this through, One point I wanna make clear is that you should def leave the diapers off your baby and let him air dry. That is what my mother did to me and my sisters when we had a rash and it works well. Just put a blanket down and let him play naked :-) I bet if you follow this you will not need a doctor after all.
My best advice is to try something over the counter like Monistat, just make sure it is the 2% (which most are). It sounds like the rash turned into a yeast infection and the monistat will clear it up quickly (call your ped to get exact dosing but I used it 3 x per day on my ittle one). I would also advise you to purchase some Aquaphor for Baby. Make sure you get the baby jar as it has an easier to spread consistency. The problem with some of the 'creamy' bottom products is you end up tearing the babies skin when you rub the product in. I was advised by a surgeon who works in a burn unit to use Aquaphor as they use it by the bucketful in the hospitals for burn victims and a diaper rash is usually a type of a chemical burn so Aquaphor works great for diaper area. The best thing about it is that it doesn't burn and also works great for chapped skin. We use it for just about everything at my house and the running joke with my husband is that he says one of our children could come in the house with a severed arm and I would probably just slap some Aquaphor on it and send them out to play. haha! It really is the best and my 16 month old has only had ONE diaper rash/yeast infection which was from an antibiotic I took and the Monistat-Aquaphor combo cleared it up very quickly. You might also consider using the Aquaphor daily after dirty diaper changes as it will keep your little one from getting any rashes. Best of luck to you!
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Destin works miracles in my house with my 7 month old daughter who has gone through that too. don't get the creamy! It my apply better but a little extra time with the thick destin is well worth the time corn starch is also a good method and lots of air to the bare bottom put him in the floor on a blanket naked and let him play if he uses the bathroom clean him up and change the blanket I seriously doubt it is food related but I would try giving him one thing at a time until you find out if it is food related diaper rash is not fun for mom or baby but it can be taken care of
Best of wishes Hope this helps
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The best cure for diaper rash is clean and dry. If possible bath the baby after every bowel movement, a pain but works! Also, let the butt out to the air with no covering as much as possible. Plain corn starch also is very non-irritating. If you believe it is a food related rash take ONLY ONE thing from the babies diet for a few days at a time and you can tell which food it is.
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We had a nasty go round with rashes and antibiotics with my son a while back (he was nursed as well). My doctor prescribed silvadine and that worked really well for us. We also used Boudreaux's Butt Paste (funny name, but it works really well!) or Bag Balm to help seal out moisture because any wetness seemed to make it worse. My son's rash was bad--it got to the point that it was seeping blood, but those three things really seemed to help in their own ways. We also let him "air out" as much as possible during the day--I'd pop in a movie, put a towel under his behind and we'd cuddle up and air his bottom out for at least 20-30 minutes at a time. If you can take him outside with a naked bottom, the sun is supposed to be good for diaper rashes, but we lived in an apartment and I wasn't comfortable taking him out with such close neighbors.
P.S. We didn't combine them--we put bag balm on at night when he wouldn't be changed as often, and then silvadine or the Butt Paste during the day and we changed his diaper a LOT!
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U have to keep ur baby's butt as dry as possible since diapers always increase the genital temperature and urination causes the rash. Change the diaper once after he urinates and wipe his butt gently. If you can, not to use diaper temporarily and use a cloth instead. U have to help ur son to urinate every half an hour. It's not easy and time consuming but it quite works. I use some powder too but I think it can't be found in western countries.
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Mu daughter's 8 months and just had the worst diaper rash ever. It got really bad and spread down her legs. I tried all the diaper rash creams and nothing worked. The pedi prescribed diflucan b/c she said it was a yeast infection. It cleared it up in less than 2 days. I kept putting the cream on it.
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My daughter kept a rash when we started her on baby foods.. Found out that it was Apples....
Nyastatin was wonderful sometimes, but I found that Desitin (NOT the creamy) was the best. THICK coats and frequent changings to keep the moisture off her bottom. That would clear her up in a day or 2!
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Maybe it's something your eating... my daughter had wicked rashes while I was breastfeeding and turned out she had a dairy allergy so all the milk and cheese in my diet were causing her rash... it took the pediatrician a while to figure this out... in the mean while keep up with the Lotrimin and I suggest DR. Smith's diaper cream..it worked wonders... ask your pharmacist.
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Originally Answered: Rash under arm/my husband found a rash under his arm about the size of a half dollar, it's red, raised.
It could be staph - but it could also be something else. If the skin is scaly / flaky and the rash itches - it could be a sebborheic dermatitis - an autoimmune rash - your skin is attacking itself. This is not to suggest any for of flesh eating bacteria mind you - many people have this disorder. I would suggest seeing a Dr. - Dermatologist would be better - ASAP. Also - I would suggest you stop putting hydro-cortisone on the rash until you are seen - the steroid in it could actually make the condition worse. In the mean time - keep the area as dry as possible and keep lotions to a minimum. You could also be allergic to something either perfume based or an ingredient in something. Get it looked at by a Doc.