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Please look at this picture. Does this look like classic diaper rash or a yeast rash? I was thinking yeast and have been treating it for the past 24hrs with grapefruit seed extract mixed with water like I did with DS when he had thrush at 10mos. It has gotten worse so far, not better. DD is just 1 week old.<br><br>
We also changed to non-chlorine diapers (7th generation) when she was 2days old b/c we thought she was having diaper irritation - and she probably was because it has cleared up to reveal this other type of rash underneath. We are also just using cotton balls and water to clean her with. Hoping it gets better soon but if it is not yeast then I need to change how we care for it. She also has a white tongue and I have had a little thrush like nipple pain in one nipple which is why I suspected yeast. But...I'm just not sure.<br><br>
Here is the pic. Thanks for looking!<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/laurabelle1317/CIMG8452.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...7/CIMG8452.jpg</a>
 

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I really don't know what type of rash it might be--but dd has had some like it and it cleared up in a couple of hours with buttpaste. Awww, your poor brand new person with a sore bottom!
 

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These guys have a nice diaper rash salve. I recommend the lavender free version on the bottom of the page.<br><br><a href="http://www.northernessence.com/catalog.php?category=24" target="_blank">http://www.northernessence.com/catalog.php?category=24</a><br><br>
I don't know for sure which kind of rash it is. I don't think it looks infected though. Keep cleaning with just the water and cotton balls or cloth.<br><br>
If you think it is bad enough you may want to see a doc.
 

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That looks just like the rashes my DS had as a babe and they were just normal diaper rashes. We'd let his bum air out and keep him clean and dry and it would be gone the next day.
 

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i would think that if it is not yeast the grapefruit seed extract would be more irritating. I swear by Borduex Buttpaste. it clears my babies rashes by the end of the day.
 

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We also used Butt Paste for something that looked like that. Cleared up rather quickly.
 

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It looks yeasty to me. I think you should try nystatin and see what happens.
 
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