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.