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Sorta OT, but still diaper related:<br><br>
I changed ds diaper today and his penis is extremely red and it has a little crack at the tip (he is intact) and he seems to be uncomfortable, like his pee is burning him!! He is 16 months old and I have never a problem before- what should I do!!??? I change him often, and try to as soon as he wets.<br><br>
For now I poured a capsule of Acidophilus on and he is napping really well, I'll see what it looks like when he wakes up.<br><br>
Does this sound like a yeast infection?? His bum is fine, but his testacles and penis are really red.<br><br>
I can't get into the doc till at least tuesday, but I fear going cause ds has never had meds and I would prefer him not to if I can , also I don't want the doc poking and pulling at his penis and possibly retracting the foreskin.<br><br>
Any ideas??? Should I put a fleece liner for now, would that help keep the pee away from his penis?? TIA!
 

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Are you using a barrier cream? Often that will help my son. A yeast infection is usually little raised bumps. If it gets really bad and painful, you can try some hydrocortisone cream to help the redness.
 

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Caution with the hydrocortisone... if it IS yeast the hydrocortisone might make it worse.<br><br>
I'd use a fleece liner and some barrier cream and see if that helps. It might just be tender and inflamed but not yeast. Good luck, I hope he feels better!
 

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He does seem to have tiny little red bumps around above his penis a bit, only a handful. He's running around without a diaper and he just peed and he cried for a sec, then he was fine.<br><br>
I've never used a barrier cream/vaseline before and he's never had a rash, so I worry it will just make his skin not be able to breathe. I put some lansinoh on it this morning and it seemed to make it worse! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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If the lanolin is making the rash worse, then you most likely have yeast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. In addition to the acidophilus powder, you can get Clotrimazole ointment over-the-counter for yeast. You can put it on under barrier cream. Or try making a paste out of the acidophilus powder with a bit of water or breast milk, it may stay on better.<br><br>
If you're worried about his skin being able to breathe, don't use vaseline as a barrier. My favorite stuff is Flanders Butt Balm (<a href="http://www.flandersbuttocksointment.com" target="_blank">www.flandersbuttocksointment.com</a>) because its what they use at the children's hospital I worked at. Works awesome, but it will stain your dipes. It can be hard to find though. Whatever is in stock at the drug store will work (A&D, etc), and do a search to find out what won't stain dipes.
 

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Oh!! Please don't use breastmilk if the rash is yeast! Yeast feed on sugars. Breastmilk would just enable the rash to grow. I always seem to reply on these yeast posts, so I hope I'm not annoying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/soapbox.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="soapbox"> But I think that yeast rashes are very misunderstood. I had systemic, chronic yeast overgrowth (primarily on my breasts<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> ) for almost 3 years (hard to tell when it started b/c I didn't know it was yeast, but I'm pretty sure that ds had it shortly after birth and I got rid of it a couple months after dd was born 2.5 years later), so I guess yeast and I are well aquainted. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> At any rate, it can be just awful and I really feel for your son, poor thing. I would try the clotrimazole to see if it affects it. If it helps, then it's probably yeast. But sometimes, clotrimazole just doesn't do it (that would be my experience, of course<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ) and you need to try some alternatives. Keep us posted on what happens--there are lots of good ideas here for helping rashes--yeast and others, too.
 

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Thanks ladies!! I will keep up with the Acidophilus as it has worked for me the few times I've had a YI, and for my niece's yeast in her diaper area. If that doesn't clear it up I'll get some of that Clotrimazole cream tomorow!!<br><br>
TMI warning: I've never seen a boy with a yeast infection- my ds has a couple really gross looking white heads on the tip of his foreskin! :puke Is this normal for a yeast infection in a boy!!??
 

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MY DS gets this rash from Fleece <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
What are you using for diapers?<br>
It could be a reaction to the fabric you are using...<br><br><br>
Liz
 
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