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From what I can tell looking at pics online, that's what's turned DD's little bottom all red, and the likely cause of her frequent nightwaking lately.

If your LO developed a yeast rash, how did you treat it? She wears Fuzzi Bunz, if that matters.
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Ds had a yeast rash a couple weeks ago...
I didn't know what it was for about a week, so it got pretty bad ... I tried grapefruit seed extract, but that actually made it worse I think. He cried on and off all night after I applied it- so, I had to get RX cream from the doc (they just called it in to the pharmacy actually, he didn't need to be seen)- and I left his diaper off for about 2 days (and nights). It cleared up within about 48 hours of using the cream.

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it has taken us about a week to realize this wasn't regular diaper rash, too, so don't feel bad!

She's into solids. Worth introducing yogurt to help her fight this?
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I don't think so... ds eats yogurt every day- it didn't seem to help him!

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Lotrimin or Monistat will cure a yeasty rash quickly IME.
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unlike sarbear, ds had a yeast diaper rash & GSE cleared it right up! i also went diaper cover-less for a few days (while we were at home) so i could change him the second he peed.

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Give as much naked butt time as possible (at least 1-2 hours per day) A little sunlight on the rash is healing, too.

Use Lotrimin cream (3 times a day or so)

Soak in a warm bath, or use warm washcloth compresses a few times a day

Take lots of acidophilus yourself and get the powdered baby acidophilus ("Jarrowdophilus") for your baby

These things will make the rash go away quickly. It took less than a day when my dd had a yeast rash.

Try stripping your dipes, too.

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She's into solids. Worth introducing yogurt to help her fight this?
Haha, wheeeeew, no! Pee-yew.
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From what I can tell looking at pics online, that's what's turned DD's little bottom all red, and the likely cause of her frequent nightwaking lately.

If your LO developed a yeast rash, how did you treat it? She wears Fuzzi Bunz, if that matters.
my ped. recommended a bath with baking soda in the water. It helped my little guy so that it wasn't so itchy and uncomfortable. I also second the naked time as much as possible. hth.
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We used lotrimin cream, which cleared it up within 2 days. With your Fuzzi Bunz, be sure to line them with a silk liner or even just a soft paper towel before applying any creams. Or just use sposies for the day or two it takes to clear up the rash. In fact, this is probably a better idea since you'll need to strip your diapers (or sun them) to kill the yeast remaining in them. Good luck!

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Nystatin ointment worked for us. It requires an Rx, though.
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it has taken us about a week to realize this wasn't regular diaper rash, too, so don't feel bad!

She's into solids. Worth introducing yogurt to help her fight this?
you could give her probiotics without having to do the yogurt, if that is something you are interested in, "HLC neonate" by Pharmax is a great brand. you just dip your pinky finger in and the babe sucks it off your finger.
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Yeah, no yogurt. Probiotics would be a great idea, though. Lots of time exposed to air, since yeast thrives in a warm, moist area like a diaper. You could use a little bit of cornstarch to absorb any moisture in her creases, etc. also, make sure you're taking action to avoid yeast yourself, as you may have passed it to her. Low sugar, probiotics, etc.

Sorry if TMI, but is it originating right around her anus, or is it more on the cheeks/in her bum crack?

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