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#1 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 10:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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so, a few days ago i posted about my 7 month old's uti, and avoiding circumcision (thank you so much for the help and support!!).  well, we're having more troubles now and i don't know what to do.  he's on a pretty harsh antibiotic (omnicef) and he started with a yeasty looking rash last night.  we've been giving him probiotics... now his penis is red and swollen.  is this a yeast infection??  what can we do for it?  i let him sit in an epsom salt bath twice today.  i'd really appreciate some advice on what to do next. :(

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Can you ask if there is another antibiotic they can give him?  My DD got a horrible rash from omnicef...and diarrhea which made the rash worse.  I finally took her in where she was diagnosed with a yeast rash, prescribed nystatin, and a different antibiotic.  Hugs...I know it's a miserable time :(


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Can you ask if there is another antibiotic they can give him?  My DD got a horrible rash from omnicef...and diarrhea which made the rash worse.  I finally took her in where she was diagnosed with a yeast rash, prescribed nystatin, and a different antibiotic.  Hugs...I know it's a miserable time :(



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I'm not sure epsom salt baths will do much good for a yeast infection.  When my son had one we bought some Monistat (or whatever OTC yeast cream you can find) and just covered his penis with it at each diaper change and put a big blog on the tip of his foreskin (no retraction) before closing up his diaper.  It took about 10 days to clear it up but it worked like a charm.

 

We also tried to do a bit of diaper free time.  He got his yeast infection from wearing swim diapers during the summer.

 

If an OTC cream doesn't help ask your doc for a prescription cream. 

 

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I would about bet he has a yeast infection from the abx. greensad.gif I would get some nystatin and ask the Dr. about a new abx.

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Are you sure its a yeast rash and not an allergic reaction to the antibiotics?  If it's yeast it will be fairly localized and bumpy.  If it's allergic it will be more general and flat.

 

If it is yeast, I second the suggestion for Monistat.


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