Zane has a really bad yeast rash. Unfortunatly, we didn't realize it was yeast for a while and it just kept getting worse. Took him to the dr. and got a script (Nystatin Cream, USP, 100,000 units per gram) and it seems a little less inflamed at least. I sure hope it clears up soon because it just makes me cry when I see how much it is bothering him and try to get him to stop scratching...it is not good at all.
Today we went out and got a package of disposables because I wasn't sure if the yeast is now in the diapers, and I don't want to feed the rash. He cries when he sees them and it just breaks my heart.
So, I need advice....is it ok to just continue using the dipes or do I need boil them to kill the yeast. And, what do I do with my HH, FBs and other dipes with elastic & my fleece liners? I know I can't boil them...what can I do. Do I need to boil any of them at all?
Also, since I was so wrong about the rash before, now I am anxious about assuming anything. Do I put diaper rash cream over the script, or no rash cream. (have A&D zinc oxide cream now...ran out of my Burt's Bees and can't really afford to replace it unless it is an emergency right now.)
One more concern: do I need to watch for thrush now? Is it the same organism just a different local? and what are the symptoms of that? I have been keeping pants on and trying to keep him from scratching, but there is a limit to my ability to control this since he is old enough to undress himself.
This stinks. I feel like such an awful mama. Any help would be appreciated.
Mom to 10yo Autistic Wonder Boy and 6yo Inquisitive Fireball Girl . December birthdays.