Yeast rash on baby is usually found on baby’s diaper area or it is usually called genital area thrush. The rash on baby’s diaper area is shown with a defined, heavy red rash around diaper area. The rash has defined borders and sometime accompanied with red lesions not very far from the main rash. Another clue of the rash caused by yeast infection, the skin usually scaly and rash stays around for more than two days. Even though you have performed the usual treatment for treating diaper rash, this kind of rash will not go away. The yeast infection on the diaper rash may affect on skin folds of thighs and groin too.
Once you are sure your baby has a yeast rash, you need to call pediatrician to find how to cure yeast rash on baby. The yeast infection is usually treated with diaper barrier creams or ointment to prevent the rash going bad. If it does not work, pediatrician may give you anti-yeast or anti-fungal cream like nystatin or miconazole. A mild corticosteroid cream is one of the alternatives too.
For the time being of treating yeast rash on baby, you may perform the usual treatment for treating diaper rash. The treatment is including changing the diaper frequently, cleaning the affected area with plain water and dry it with washcloth or cotton wool ball. In the meantime, avoid using wipes or rubbing the irritated rash. The usage of powder contained talc or cornstarch is forbidden since makes the rash worsen. When you need to clean the skin from the stool with soap, you may use mild soap and non-fragrance one. To ease the sensitive and irritated area, use water in a squirt bottle to clean it. It is better to let the baby go without diaper for at least ten minutes every hour so the skin is air-dried and let the air regulates well. `