Yeast Rash Battle

Posted 04-27-2012 at 10:04 AM by whitneywalters

My nine month old daughter Amelia has had several yeast rashes in her life. I swear they go away for a matter of weeks and then bam we are hit with one again. I just got more medicine from the doctor to treat another yeast rash. I have tried two different prescription meds now and tried treating it naturally. It seemed to go away with those treatments and then reappear in a matter of weeks. I am bound and determined to get rid of it for good this go round.

I have been scouring the internet for all the information I can get to banish this rash for good. I have found a lot of good information and found the regiment we are going to do to rid her of the rash.

1. Use her medicine -
I am having to use a liner in her diapers because the rash ointment she has is not cloth diaper safe. I have been using a folded cloth wipe and it is working well. There are several natural treatments out there, I was able to get rid of one rash using tea tree oil and thought about going this route again. I am just trying the ointment the doctor gave us this time to see if it clears up faster. I know Amelia has to be getting just as annoyed with these rashes as I am and I just want to make her better.

2. Change her diaper often, keeping her dry as possible -
Right now I am changing her about every hour unless she is sleeping. During the day I am using fitteds and leaving her coverless. She is a rather chunky baby so I am hoping that changing her this often is helping to keep all her little rolls dry.

3. Lots of bear butt time.
– I have been laying her on a towel bear butt for naps. She is crawling now so I can not really leave her bottomless when she is on the floor playing.

4. Rid the diapers and wipes of yeast.
– This is done by disinfecting the diapers and wipes. I am stripping all the diapers, bleaching my inserts and using vinegar on everything else. Then everything is being line dried.

Hopefully this will work and we won’t be doing this again in a couple weeks. This is a picture of her latest rash that got so bad it spread to her thighs.


16 Responses to “Yeast Rash Battle”

  1. katiekat1032 on April 27th, 2012 10:42 am

    Awww, porr baby! Have you ever tried using coconut oil? It has been the miracle butt cream for my two boys!

  2. mommy2alittlelady on April 27th, 2012 11:50 am

    I’ve also heard about the coconut oil to use on the rash. You said you got rid of the first rash with tea tree oil. Did you apply that on the rash or were you meaning in the wash. I’ve heard to do a cold wash/rinse with tea tre oil. 2-3 drops for HE, 4-6 for regular then follow with a hot wash with an oxygen booster then a few more hot washes to really rinse well. Hope that helps!

  3. zmo on April 27th, 2012 12:32 pm

    Definitely try coconut oil. My LO got a yeast rash in her neck fold twice and I used a coconut/lanolin cream I made before I tried what the dr. gave me and it worked.

  4. mountainmommy on April 27th, 2012 3:04 pm

    I use 1 Tbs. vinager to 1 cup wipe solution/or warm water to wash my little one’s diaper area…it works! we got megadosed with antibiotics during pregnancy…which caused thrush/yeast.

    I also suggest Probiotics!

  5. lalalaurenx0 on April 27th, 2012 3:06 pm

    What worked for my baby, better than anything the dr gave us actually, was Motherlove diaper rash and thrush cream. It’s a little pricey for the jar size but it does not take much at all to work. Just remember to rub it into the skin.

  6. LyssieRose on April 27th, 2012 4:43 pm

    Have you ruled out food allergies? My DD is allergic to milk (at 2yrs she’s just now starting to tolerate dairy) and her only “symptom” was recurrent yeast infections. Good luck and hopefully you find a method that cures it for good :)

  7. Vivc777 on April 28th, 2012 1:18 am

    Im having the same issues!! It went away at first usinh lotramin. Then it got really bad in a matter of hours! I went to the ER because i was fraking out! I didnt realize it was a yeast infection. So i disinfected all of the cloth diapers with tea tree oil and havr been using 7th gen disposables and the rx. Its getting better but im super scared to try the cloth dipes again because im scared of not having disinfected well enough:/ hope it works out for you mama!

  8. hollybabies on April 28th, 2012 5:49 am

    Know what else is good is probiotics, I have a jar of probiotics that is powdered and you can add it to anything, baby food, juice, a bottle whatever, and that helps to minimize yest too, making a healthy gut.

  9. Meghan on April 28th, 2012 6:20 pm

    My son kept getting them when he was younger and the prescription cream I kept getting was expensive and it kept coming back. The pharmacist recommended buying a tube of hydrocortisone cream and topical antifungal cream and mixing it together. Only use a little bit at a time up to 3 times a day. By the end of the first day after using it only twice, the rash was almost completely gone. By the next day, it had disappeared completely. It never came back after that.

  10. blossomgoat on April 30th, 2012 9:44 am

    We’ve been fighting yeast rash with our 5 year old. Our story sounds much like yours. The natural treatments seem to work about as well as the prescription ones, but nothing keeps it away for good. I think we’ll be trying an elimination diet this summer… thanks for the idea, LyssieRose!

  11. Babycakesaz on April 30th, 2012 12:27 pm

    My daughter is the EXACT way. I went to our pedi 4x without insurance i paid $100 each time and same thing, he is so irritating i swear. Finally I went to a Dr. out of town (used to be my pedi when i was a baby) and he told me the first 2 diapers of the day and the last 2 i should use Nystatin (prescription) on one and then the next change use hydro-cortisone cream. It totally worked! Within the first 2 days everything was super clear! I also ordered gentian violet just in case, but have yet to use it.

  12. adhaincroi on April 30th, 2012 5:23 pm

    We use Colloidal Cream ointment for us at home for almost everything…I have used it on myself for a yeast rash lol in my rolls…I make it myself though…I swear by colloidal silver for all kinds of things why not try it…I use 20ppm for topical can purchase it at wholefoods and just pop a couple of drops on her of the colloidal silver before she goes bare bum for her nap and let it dry on her…I have used it for years on the pets and myself..I don’t have any little ones yet but I swear it works great on adults…I am Irish and my skin is seriously white and sensitive I cannot do perfumed or main stream cosmetics and I make all my own…If I had kids I would use it on them…I am also aware that I am now likely going to get loads of people shouting about Agryria and blue faced people and how it is a horrid idea etc but I can only speak on my own experience and none of us are blue here…in face we are extra healthy…aslo what lyssie said…I was a British Nanny and Maternity Nurse before I came to the States and several of my littles had food allergies the most common are wheat, dairy and food additives such as colours and preservatives and high fructose corn syrup…good luck I know its exhausting

  13. eris710 on April 30th, 2012 8:14 pm

    we used CJ’s BUTTer Plus and it worked, and it’s cloth diaper friendly as well. as for disinfecting the cloth diapers, i read that everything has to be bleached, not just the inserts, to really kill the yeast. you can read all about it here

    if the yeast is still on the cloth diapers, maybe that’s why your LO keeps getting them again and again.

  14. iexplode321 on May 1st, 2012 3:01 am

    We also have been battling yeast rashes for 8 months on and off. Finally the thing that cleared it up for us was both being on probiotics. I started taking a probiotic once a day and also eating yogurt once or twice a day. I also have my DS on a liquid probiotic that I put 5 drops of it on his food in the morning. Since we started that the yeast has gone away. That was the only thing that helped because all the diaper cream and prescriptions were doing nothing at all. I also stopped eating most fruits because of the acidity, it seemed to make DS’s little bum raw and red.

  15. m0mof6 on May 1st, 2012 9:16 am

    MDD had reoccurring yeast infections. The Dr. eventually said it’d go away with potty training. It didn’t and we later found out she had an allergy to latex. Bananas can be cross allergens with latex so we tried removing those and she was finally cleared of her yeast infections. So definitely try removing possible allergens. YDD also had what seemed like yeast infections that would go and come and we finally tracked those down to one diaper that had FOE- non of the rest bothered her and now that the one diaper is out of our stash she hasn’t had a bad one since.

  16. Noahs-Mom on May 1st, 2012 4:46 pm

    I used liquid Acidophilus directly onto the yeast with a cotton ball. Do often!
    The cultures in it kill yeast. Also have you tried corn starch? good luck!

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