In case either Katie does turn out to have yeast, or another mama looks at this thread for info, I thought I'd share what I know:
My dd & I learned about this the hard way. Several yeast diaper rashes.
- Worse with disposables, rarely ever with cloth. (I've heard that 'normal' diaper rash is more common with cloth, yeast more common in sposies. We stopped the occasional sposie for that reason, since dd is prone.)
-Thrives on water. Therefore we just blotted dry w/tissue or dry washcloth for wet diaper changes, and for poopies we used a cotton ball or soft cloth with only baby oil, no water. (Sounds weird but that's what ped. recommended, lol). Also did minimum baths and frequent changes during breakouts.
-Thrives on sugar. Ideally I would've taken all sugar possible from my diet as she was exclusively bf. But I was weak.
Probably would've helped.
-When bad we did use Lotrimin, over-the-counter, tho for us was free w/prescription so we got one. Had to use for 3 weeks or something. Cleared it up right away.
I'm sure there are more natural/homeopathic remedies as well, we just have a regular ped though so that's what he gave us, & it worked.
Just thought I'd share.