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Yeast Diaper Rashes

yeast diaper rash

close up of yeast diaper rash

My 19 Month old son has had somesymptoms that his daycare is identifying as a Yeast Infection. About 4 maybe 5 small red blister like bumps on his bottom. They appear to be going away but should I bring him in to be looked at or treat with anything special? I had no idea it wasn't a regular diaper rash since we have never really had diaper rash issues.. I thought it may just be normal but now they have me concerned that if I don't treat it that it might spread or become worse.

The most common type of diaper rashes are contact diaper rashes. These are caused by irritation from moisture and stool contents in “contact” with skin. Contact diaper rashes cause symmetric redness and do not involve the deep skin folds (or only minimally).

Yeast rashes are cause by Candida Albicans. Candida Albicans normally lives on your skin and does not cause disease or rashes. Yeast diaper rashes are not contagious as they come from an organism normally on your own skin.

Candida grows best in warm, moist areas with few bacteria present. The diaper area of a child on an antibiotic is the ideal environment. Yeast diaper rashes also cause redness, but they should looks worse in the deep creases (warm and moist). They will often have red dots that surround the deep creases. These dots are medically called "satellite lessions" and can be seen in the close up above.

By keeping the area dry most yeast diaper rashes will resolve. Your doctor can prescribe an anti-fungal cream (usually Nystatin) to help the rash resolve.

One of my favorite tricks to treat diaper rashes is using a blow dryer on low setting. After the “poopy” diapers: wipe the area clean, blow dry on low until completely dry and then coat with a barrier cream (like Destin).


Written January 2011 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician






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