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DD2 who is 2 months old has a really yucky rash and I don't know what to do. Nothing seems to help (creams, lotions, fleece, no fleece). It's only on her front, not bum. It's really red at times, raised at times and sometimes seems more like dry skin. Neither of my other 2 have had this. She's never been in a disposable and I want to keep it that way.
 

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Could it be yeast?
 

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It does sound like yeast....if so, this won't probably help. For really stubborn rashes that I just can't figure out, that don't seem to be yeast, I've had great luck with a rash cream called Resinol. You have to ask the pharmacist for it--it's not prescription, but they keep it behind the counter. I use that fairly liberally (pretty thick, at every diaper change) for about two days, and it really cures the rash quickly! It seems to just dry it up!<br><br>
That can sometimes make the skin (where the rash was) look dry and flaky, which is why after 2 days I switch to a different cream (Burt's Bees, or Butt Paste). Then if the rash doesn't seem totally gone in another couple days, I'll use the Resinol again.<br><br>
Of course, I use fleece liners with the oinment to protect my diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I hope this helps! Hope your little one feels better soon!<br><br>
PS...if it is yeast, there are many things you can try--acidopholous powder, yogurt, olive oil, etc...I'm sure there's more info on treating yeast in the archives! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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How do I know if it's yeast?
 

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Well, my 2nd DD has head a few yeast rashes. After the dr. confirmed the first one, I was easily able to spot when a rash was a yeast rash and not a diaper rash and then treat it appropriately.<br><br>
This link has a description of various rashes along with a picture of yeast rash. Remember to consult your pediatrician before trying any of the remedies!!!<br><br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081400.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081400.asp</a><br><br>
Good Luck!
 
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