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<p>I was on antibiotics for about a week which resulted in diarrhea and now HORRID diaper rash for my baby girl.</p>
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<p>She's had it for about a week now and it only seems to keep getting worse instead of better. :(  Her whole little vagina is red and has gone all the way up the crack of her bottom in the past couple of days.  And now there are little bumps almost like water blisters.  I let her roll around on a towel to air her out for a while tonight and she kept becoming wet almost like they were oozing.  I'm at a loss for what to do.  I've tried Desitin and Remedy Medline.  My mother keeps telling me to use lavender oil.  Haven't tried it yet.</p>
<p>Today I've just been trying to keep a diaper off of her and let things air out without putting any more creams on.</p>
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<p>Also, I should note she's in disposables.  They are the same brand we've used since she was born without any problems.</p>
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<p>Any advice/help I would LOVE.</p>
 

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<p>You should certainly <strong>not</strong> put straight lavender oil on your baby!! (I'm assuming she meant lavender essential oil).  Especially not on her diaper region.</p>
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<p>If it was brought on by antibiotics its probably a yeast rash (obviously).  Do you have her in disposable or cloth diapers?  Cloth can hold onto yeast leading to reinfection, so disposables are probably best.  Are you taking a probiotic?  Please do.  Cut all sugar out of your diet as well.  You may need to get a stronger anti-fungal cream at this point to stem the yeast.  I know that there are prescription creams that other MDC mamas have had luck with.</p>
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<p>ETA:  I see now that you say disposables.  Sorry...I posted right after I read your mother's advice and went, Yeek!</p>
 

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<p>Yes, sorry, lavender essential oil.</p>
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<p>A yeast infection did cross my mind.  I'm wondering if I should just take her into her pediatrician.  Oy. :(</p>
 

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<p> Sounds like a yeasty rash to me!  Have you tried giving her some probiotics?  You can also add a little vinegar to her bath water to acidify it a bit, which will help kill the yeast.  I bath my DS in the kitchen sink and add maybe 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to whole sink-ful of water.  After bathing, let your LO's bum air-out for as long as possible.  Extra virgin coconut oil is also great for treating yeasty diaper rash because it has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties.  So does BM, which you can also apply to the rash.</p>
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<p>If you're really worried then, by all means, call the ped.  They can prescribe a diaper cream with an anti-fungal ingredient (Nystatin) in it.</p>
 

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<p>Coconut oil is a must!!!  You will see an improvement asap!</p>
<p>It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and thus a superior working agent against both yeast infections and regular diaper rashes. I simply rub some on the baby’s bottom after each diaper change to keep it away.</p>
<p>Coconut oil has to be raw unrefined. You can find it at some grocery stores but definitely at a health food store!!</p>
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<p>google it! :)</p>
 

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<p>Definitely sounds like a yeast rash.</p>
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<p>Blessed1, can you use coconut oil with cloth diapers?  I see you are a cloth diapering mama, so just want to be sure before I go out and get some :)</p>
 

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<p>I agree that it sure sounds like yeast.  I was glad to know that there are non-prescription alternatives to treat it, but I think that sometimes a prescription is best and fastest, especially with a very advanced case.  Just wanted to chip in (because I didn't know when my son got one) that boys can get yeast infections, too.  I always thought they were one of those female-only privileges.  Hope your daughter gets well very soon!  Glad you thought to ask!</p>
 

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<p>I had the same problem, and finally realized it was yeast.  Also had thrush.  Just get a vaginal yeast infection cream like Monastat, and put that on her  for a few days,  it will probably improve right away.  Honestly, I wouldn't even bother with other natural topical creams, and that's coming from a naturopath.  But definitely probiotics for both of you, and to prevent thrush, make sure to rub it into the inside of her cheeks and all around her mouth. and just to be safe, try to avoid sugar just until the rash is under control.</p>
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<p>Let us know how it goes!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>2Peaches</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282985/4-month-old-has-horrible-diaper-rash#post_16093449"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Definitely sounds like a yeast rash.</p>
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<p>Blessed1, can you use coconut oil with cloth diapers?  I see you are a cloth diapering mama, so just want to be sure before I go out and get some :)</p>
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<br><br><p>Yes, I use it with my cloth diapers (prefolds and pockets).  It really works wonders.  Also swab some in babes mouth to prevent/treat thrush.  I usually just put some in her mouth with my finger or a cotton swab randomly throughout the day.  The doctor was very impressed that the thrush "went away" very quickly in her mouth.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/home-remedy-for-thrush.html" target="_blank">http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/home-remedy-for-thrush.html</a></p>
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this!! <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif">. My midwife advised me to always use organic olive oil for regular diaper changes and when we see a rash comming on, use some cornstarch on the rash. It works!<br><br>
Don't know if I helped, but thought I would share. Good luck
 

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<p>I know that there was some chat about not using lavender essential oil straight.  If you have a Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oil like doterra you can put it on straight (do not put any essential oil on unless it is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade).  I put lavender and roman chamomile on my babe whenever she has a rash, it works great and it is very soothing for her.  I use in on a varicose vain that appeared after her birth and there is no burning or imitation. </p>
<p>I would agree on the yeast rash and when my babe has had a yeast rash in addition too the lavender and chamomile oil we used a salve from our naturopath that had boric acid in it, worked like a charm! We have also added vinegar to her wipes and use them everyday. </p>
<p>Hope this helps. </p>
 

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<p>Thank you all!!  It indeed was a yeast infection.  I started probiotics and have left her diaper off when possible to air her out and it is pretty much gone! :)</p>
 
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