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DS has a diaper rash, it started when I let him eat way too many raisins one day and that night he had diareah (how ever you spell that), and didn't wake up, so laid in it all night, and alas, diaper rash. I use desitin normally, and it seemed to get better, I also try to keep the diaper off a lot and baths seems to help too, followed by a long diaper free period. Well, anyway, it was pretty cleared up, and then today I notice a pimply type rash, and I am wondering if it's yeast. So, I did a search on here, and still not sure if it's yeast or not, but one thread said that if it is yeast I will have to boil all my diapers until it is gone. Is that true? What exactly does a yeast rash in the diaper area look like, and how would I clear it up? Do I need to call the Dr.<br><br>
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Hi Patty,<br><br>
I am having a yeast problem right now! I am just on here to do a search for boiling diapers!!!<br><br>
The yeast on my DS was really really red. No bumps really, but patchy almost like a sunburn! Ouch. The Dr. said right away that he had yeast and prescribed a cream but it kept coming back! It's been 3 weeks yesterday! I started thinking that maybe it was an allergy to all the hemp dipes I have recently gotten, but then someone mentioned that the yeast might still be in the dipes! I am washing right now and then plan to boil.<br><br>
If it does end up being yeast, a great thing to cure it is Acidophilus. I got some at GNC and put the contents of a capsule into DS' cereal and I also poured it right onto the redness. Works great! Good luck!<br><br>
Oh, and if anyone has any advice on boiling dipes, I would really appreciate it! TIA!<br><br>
Melissa
 

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We've dealt with yeast twice and I use OTC Canesten antifungal cream to clear up the skin, and then wash all the dipes, wipes, etc. on hot (turn up the water heater just for the diaper load) and then use the dryer (normally I line dry) and that is supposed to be enough to kill the yeast. Just remember to turn your water heater back down to a safe level afterward. I'd be leery of boiling dipes with plastic snaps.<br><br>
Hope your baby's skin clears up quickly-yeast is no fun!
 

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Thanks so much! I just did a hot wash with the water heater on the hottest setting and have the water already boiling so I might just do the doublers and things with no snaps.<br><br>
Thanks again!<br><br>
Melissa
 
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