I want to disclose that none of the following information should replace the advice of your doctor/healthcare team and you should alway seek the advice of your child’s pediatrician. I am not a Physician and am only offering information.
Having been a nurse for a couple years and even a medical aid in nursing school working at a pediatric office I have definitely seen some intense looking diaper rashes. Some of the worst I have seen are yeast related.
Yeast rashes are incredibly hard to get rid of because yeast is a fungus and is a bit harder to kill. When parents go to treat a diaper rash at home they usually put Aquaphor or Desitin (or something like that) on it and expect it to help that little toushy out. But when those don’t cut it, you are left feeling a bit stressed. You see the rash getting worse even though you’re doing everything you know how to do to dissipate that stubborn rash.
Firstly, we need to discuss what a yeast diaper rash looks like.
- rash will be defined and red/bright red
- has raised bordered (raised skin)
- usually it will be prominent in the folds on the skin and groin area
- will have satellite lesions (red/white pimple looking spots)
- usually shiny
My little one had a yeast diaper rash and his physician prescribed the “Happy Hiney” solution. I went to pick it up and it was 65 dollars! My mouth about dropped when learned how much it was. It was also about the size of those tiny tomato paste cans that you get in the grocery store. Anywho, I picked it up for my little guy and it totally worked! But I sure as heck knew I needed another option, so I made my own the next time I noticed another yeast rash developing and it worked just as well!
There is a recipe for those pesky yeast diaper rashes that won’t break the bank. This recipe will be able to make you a couple rounds of your DIY Happy Hiney. You will need the following:
- 1 tube of a thick paste diaper rash cream. (Triple paste, Desitin, or Boudreaux’s butt paste)
- 1 tube of anti-fugal ( Lotrimin)
- 1 solution of an anti-acid (Maalox or Mylanta) (Mylanta only comes in scented version on amazon)
You will want the consistency to be thick so that it will stay in place once you apply it to your babies bottom. I would suggest mixing the anti-fugal and the thick diaper rash cream together and then mix in the anti-acid until its a creamy/thick consistency.
When your little one has any diaper rash it is very important to change their diaper often. Some tips and tricks to help with a diaper rash clear out even quicker is to use water wipes (they are very gentle and don’t have harsh chemicals which can help soothe the irritation of the rash), dry their diaper area off VERY well before applying the cream, use the diaper rash cream generously, and then if you’re able allow them to have as much time of out their diaper as possible.
Good luck! I hope this post was helpful for those pesky yeast diaper rashes! Please feel free to comment or shoot me an email with any questions you may have.