On Tuesday morning, DD woke up with an awful diaper rash: small, red fluid filled blisters, mostly concentrated around the tops of her legs and top of the diaper. I kept her out of a diaper for most of the day, and kept her as clean as possible. The rash spread to her bum area. On Wednesday morning, she woke up, the rash had spread to her bum and genitals, and a few spots down her legs and arms. These spots (on her arms/legs) were a lot less red and inflamed looking (and not fluid filled). The "blisters" in her diaper area (about 1-2 mm) had popped/regressed/flattened out (only the bigger ones popped), and just looked angry now. I was worried that it was chicken pox, so I took her to the doctor. The doctor *thinks* it is a coxsackie virus (a la hand, foot and mouth disease), but she doesn't have blisters anywhere on her arms, legs, hands, or feet-it is concentrated in the diaper area, with a few random spots elsewhere, and smaller, pink spots on her arms/legs outside of her hands and tops of her feet. He said it was definitely not MMR or chicken pox, but what the heck is it? The Dr also ruled out yeast, as the rash is very different from a yeast rash, and her mouth doesn't look "thrushy". She has blisters on her palate, making it difficult to nurse, poor thing...and a low grade fever.
I am wondering about a couple of things:
Has anyone's DC had a rash like this? How long did it take to go away?
What did you do to make them more comfortable?
Thanks! I am hoping today will be the turning point, and that she'll start healing up.
fridgeart, lucky mum to E (5) and Ro (2)