Are you fighting a bad baby yeast diaper rash? If it isn’t going away with the use of a diaper rash cream then your baby may instead have a yeast rash. If you are looking for an over the counter baby yeast infection cream then check out this post. You can create your own homemade yeast diaper rash cream easily using a few simple ingredients.
Editors Note: before using any mixture, you should consult your doctor. Especially before using the Cortizone cream. This mixture helps pretty fast and the Cortizone isn’t necessary, it just prevents itching and speeds things up. This post is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a medical professional or physician before treatment of any kind.
Yeast Diaper Rash
Not sure if your child has a yeast rash? Check out these signs and symptoms.
What causes diaper rash yeast infections?
- Leaving your child’s diapers on for too long
Diaper Rash Preventative care is always better
Make sure to use nappy rash cream, also known as bum cream, during every diaper change. A&D Cream and Desitin are highly regarded. My own absolute favorite bum cream is definitely Bepanthen. It is gentle enough to be using daily and really seems to help prevent diaper rashes. It also can be used for a large variety of other things and is a must have!
Also use gentle wipes and make sure not to wipe their bum very hard. You are peeling away delicate skin by doing this. Never scrub with wet wipes.
Don’t use harsh wet wipes!
It is really important to keep your baby’s bum dry. I tend to not use wet wipes when my children have a normal diaper rash as well as a yeast diaper rash. Instead, I use a cotton cosmetic pad dipped in warm water like I used to when they were just born. You just dip, squeeze the excess and wipe their bum with the water. Use as many as needed. This is a lot softer on the skin than wet wipes. I like these simply clean wet wipes and these Water Wet Wipes.
What is the best thing for diaper rash if it isn’t a yeast diaper rash? Many doctors recommend Triple Paste Medicated Ointment.
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Yeast Diaper Rash Cream
Please note that before using any mixture, you should consult your doctor. Especially before using the Cortizone cream. This mixture helps pretty fast and the Cortizone isn’t necessary, it just prevents itching and speeds things up. Always do a test spot first.
Mix the following with a spatula in equal parts and apply during diaper changes.
- Lotrimin AF – this is a great antifungal cream for diaper rash.
- Cortizone 10
- Baby Bum Brush
- Spatula to mix with
For example you can use 2 tsp Desitin, 2 tsp Lotrimin AF, 2 tsp Cortizone 10.
What the ingredients do
The Lotrimin AF fights the fungal part of the infection, the Cortizone fights the swelling and skin irritation and the Desitin forms a protective layer between the skin and diaper to prevent the moistness from making the yeast infection worse.
Do I need to buy all the ingredients?
Some say that Lotrimin AF on its own works to cure the yeast diaper rash too. If you want, you can try just the Lotrimin AF and see how it works. If it doesn’t then try the whole mixture.
If you are looking for something more natural you can try out this diaper rash cream that uses coconut oil.
Have you tried this homemade yeast diaper rash cream?
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