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I can't remember a time DS had a rash besides in sposies or when bio mother put dryer sheets in with his dipes when trying to "help"
All of a sudden he has a rash in the creases of his thighs, a bit around the bottom of his scrotum, and some further out on his thigh. It's red and raised, almost lumpy.
Now, what's causing this?? I haven't changed my wash routine, could it be the warmer weather finally hitting? I don't know what else it could be since it's obviously not from acidic poop (in location to his rash). He doesn't seem bothered by it, but it makes me feel sorry for him every time I open up his diaper

I'll try to put pics up after I get this sleeping boy off my lap, but I don't even know how good they turned out since he was very wiggly.

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Sorry the close-up pics aren't the best, but my camera has been a bit wonky with indoor pics lately... the first close-up is of one of his lesions (a bit out on the left thigh), and the other is of some spots on his right thigh, further out from his diaper area. My poor baby
 

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Okay, call me ignorant but how do you diagnose a yeast rash, and what causes it? I've heard of them before but never really read up on them
: Liam has NEVER had any rashes other than irritation to sposies, fabric sheets, and acidic poop. Please don't tell me this is a nightmare!!
 

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I'd guess it's yeast. My DS got it a couple times, after a dose of antibiotics. It's the same type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections and jock itch. It lives quite happily in intestines, but sometimes it spills out into the diaper area.

It always caused my ds a lot of pain.
 

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Hmm honestly that doesn't really look like yeast to me . . yeast is usually spotty and it peels and cracks. That almost looks like an allergy type rash to me. But it's hard to tell, I would need a super duper close up of one of those red spots.
 

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if it's yeast, it's really easy to treat. Go to walgreens and get some lotrimin AF. Put on the affected area 3x a day. Let him get lots of air and for every diaper change put a little rash cream - something like aquafor, vaseline or lansinoh because the zinc oxide regular creams might irritate the yeast. I emphasize putting just a little bit of stuff on the area because too much might cause a diaper rash on top of the yeast.

If it's yeast, it should start looking noticeably better on day 2 and be gone around day 4.
 

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So, is it okay just to put some antifungal cream on it just to make sure it doesn't get worse if it IS yeast?? Or should I hold off until tomorrow, or... what? I'm letting him get air between diapers (which is usual for him anyway) and I've been putting Northern Essence diaper rash salve on it a few times a day...

Another big question: I was just going to wash a load of diapers; anything I should do differently for this load? I use TTO in my routine, will that be enough?
 

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Hmm honestly that doesn't really look like yeast to me . . yeast is usually spotty and it peels and cracks. That almost looks like an allergy type rash to me. But it's hard to tell, I would need a super duper close up of one of those red spots.

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Oh I've just spent a bit of time looking at yeast rash pics and they nearly put me in tears just seeing those poor babies. Liam's is nothing like that, nowhere near as bad either. Of course this is a new rash too, so it's hard to say if it'll get worse.
What is lotrimin? I don't know if I'll find it out here in hickville
 

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adda few drops of tto to your diaper wipes solution. It helps, i promise.But only a few drops or it could irritate it more.
 

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Okay, keeping the TTO in my diaper load tonight, and adding a couple drops to the spray bottle that I need to refill as a matter of fact. I really hope this helps! I'll let you all know how he's doing tomorrow... thanks for all the advice, I really hope he gets better!

Actually, I've got tons of diaper cream I should put to use every other diaper change or two... any advice on which one I should use? I have Northern Essence, Baby Bottom Better, Kalaya's, Burt's Bees, Doodle Bottoms lanolin blend w/TTO, Johnson and Johnson's 3 in 1... oh, and two white-ish creams from Switzerland that my uncle (he's a doctor) gave me while DS had to be in sposies but I have no idea what's in them :LOL
 

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Oh I've just spent a bit of time looking at yeast rash pics and they nearly put me in tears just seeing those poor babies. Liam's is nothing like that, nowhere near as bad either. Of course this is a new rash too, so it's hard to say if it'll get worse.
What is lotrimin? I don't know if I'll find it out here in hickville


lotrimin is an antifungal - any drugstore should have it or something similar

good luck!!!! I hope it clears up quickly!!!
 

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OK, as for the yeast rashes you see online, they are extremely graphic and advanced. DS had a yeast rash and it looked NOTHING like those rashes. It did indeed look like the rash your DS has.

As for treating it, I have heard that Lotrimin works, but did not work for us. I WOULD NOT put Aquaphor or Vaseline on it. These ointments are used to retain moisture and yeast thrives on moisture, and it will in my experience only make it worse.

I took my DS to a dermatologist who confirmed that is was yeast. She said it was not harmful in anyway, but can be quite stubborn. We used a prescription that cleared it up for good in 2 applications after messing around with OTC stuff for weeks.

As for the diapers in the wash, the Dr. told me that it yeast can not live through a hot dryer cycle, so it can't be living in the diapers.

I'm not saying that it is yeast, I am not a Dr. It just looks like what my DS had. Also, my Dr. had an opinion on yeast not being able to thrive in the diapers that appeared to be correct. I did find conflicting opinions on this online though.

Good luck. I hope it goes away soon.
 

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Oops, I should have updated yesterday!
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DS woke up yesterday morning, I opened up his NL, and the redness was GONE!!!!!!!!!
The few bumps and raised area are still there as of right now, but I'm not worried at all anymore. I haven't even been treating his diaper area any differently (other than the occasional application of Northern Essense diaper salve) so I think he's doing quite well.

So... anyone have any idea what it came from?? Food? PUL? Heat?? I wish I knew so I could avoid this in the future...
 
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