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    Default Fire Engine Red Diaper Rash/Food Allergy

    DD started amox. for a ingrown toe nail and over the course of the 10 days she was on it, she had a really bad rash/yeast infection. I was using only desitin at first, then tried a prescription medicine which made it worse, so then we started using baby aquaphor and then desitin (advice given from a nurse friend). She is still as red as can be, could this be an allergic reaction to veggies?

    Also, her poo has thickened like crazy and is now a mustard-brown/red. Is this normal? We started w/ squash and carrots
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    Default Re: Fire Engine Red Diaper Rash/Food All

    IDK about the diaper rash, but the poo color/consistency is normal, given what she's eating.
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    Was the rash before Desitine or after? I ask because Desitine had cod liver oil in it which som babies react YO. Also some antibiotics cause yeast. For yeast I would do Antifungke cream plus barrier cream on diaper area until it clears.
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    Default Re: Fire Engine Red Diaper Rash/Food All

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jenna562 View Post
    Was the rash before Desitine or after? I ask because Desitine had cod liver oil in it which som babies react YO. Also some antibiotics cause yeast. For yeast I would do Antifungke cream plus barrier cream on diaper area until it clears.
    we just had a very bad rash, with cuts we used an antifungal and it eventually did work. but it took about a week and i wasnt sure if it was working for a few days.

    jenna, what do you mean by barrier cream? maybe i needed to use that

    BTW i never use desitin! i did with my first but he got a bad rash and i found that the desitin actually made it so much worse. and now that i think of it it was after we used an antibiotic too! he would scream when i put it on. we then started using triple paste. we now call it "the good stuff"

    i cd now and only use cream if there is a problem, which is pretty rare.

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    Do you guys have the names of these creams?
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    Default Re: Fire Engine Red Diaper Rash/Food All

    the antifungal i used was just lotrimin af

    triple paste is the regular cream if its not fungal

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    D is going through this as well, just went through his first course of antibiotics and is almost bloody. Good to know about the lotrimin. But isn't that foot cream?
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    For us, DD2 reacts to tomatoes (and anything with tomatoes in it). She loves them and eats them fine, no cramps or gas. But when she poops, it reacts with her skin and turns her beet red with bleeding spots. We've removed all tomatoes from her diet now for over a month and not a single outbreak. Our doctor says it's probably the acidity and how it interacts in her system. So no pasta with tomato sauce (which is hard because that's my stand-by when I don't know what to make for dinner), no pizza, no bbq sauces, etc. It's surprising how many places tomatoes sneak in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kst.7399 View Post
    D is going through this as well, just went through his first course of antibiotics and is almost bloody. Good to know about the lotrimin. But isn't that foot cream?
    It's just an antifungal. You can also use topical creams prescribed for vaginal yeast infection (clotraminazole) as it's supposed to be easier on those very sensitive tissues. Diaper rash (yeast) is CLASSIC with antibiotics. Desitin won't do the trick. You need an antiyeast cream.


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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom View Post
    It's just an antifungal. You can also use topical creams prescribed for vaginal yeast infection (clotraminazole) as it's supposed to be easier on those very sensitive tissues. Diaper rash (yeast) is CLASSIC with antibiotics. Desitin won't do the trick. You need an antiyeast cream.
    I started reading up on it and there is conflicting reports. Some say do not ever use it for diaper rash. But Dr. Sears still has it on his site.
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