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Differences between a Yeast Infection and Diaper Rash

It is common to confuse a yeast infection with a diaper rash, especially for a new parent. It is important to determine which type of baby rash your child has so that it can be treated properly. Both rashes, if left untreated, can become very painful and chronic. Irritating skin rashes like these should be treated immediately so they do not get out of control and cause pain to your baby. There are differences in the appearance and causes of yeast infections and diaper rash. Here are signs that you can look for when determining if your baby has either a yeast infection or a diaper rash.

It is not unusual for a baby to develop a yeast infection at some point in time. We naturally have yeast in our bodies that is found in the mouth, bowels, and skin and it grows in damp, warm places. This is why it is common for babies to develop a yeast infection when they have a diaper rash or are wearing diapers. You may also notice that if your baby has thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth, they will also have a diaper rash or a yeast infection on their bottom.

A yeast infection looks different from diaper rash, which is how you can tell which type of baby rash they are suffering from. A yeast infection will make the skin have a lot of little red bumps. Some of the bumps may have puss in them, and the skin will look somewhat scaly. It looks more like eczema than it does another type of skin rash that can make your skin red. If you are treating the rash and it does not clear up within two days, then it is most likely a yeast infection. The infection should be treated with a baby safe yeast infection cream.

A diaper rash will make the skin read but does not have little bumps that are puss filled. The rash will be very red and well defined. You can see the line where the skin is infected and where it is healthy. This type of rash will clear up within two days when it is being treated with diaper ointment. Organic products to treat either a yeast infection or diaper rash are important to use because they do not contain any synthetic ingredients or chemicals that could worsen the health of your baby’s skin. Unlike a yeast infection, a diaper rash is caused from the skin being irritated from using the wrong type of product and wearing a diaper for long periods of time.

Once you can tell if your baby has either a yeast infection or diaper rash, you can then properly treat the skin. Keep in mind that the appearance of the rashes will be different and the way they are treated is different.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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Babies with Thrush and Diaper Rash

There are different signs and symptoms that let a parent know when their child has a diaper rash. It can be a chronic issue that is very uncomfortable and sometimes painful. It should be treated properly and not left ignored. Diaper rash itself can also be a symptom of another underlying problem that your baby may have. Thrush is a form of a yeast infection just like other rashes are. Some rashes are caused by Candida albicans which is a type of yeast. If your baby does have thrush, it is not uncommon that they will also have a rash from their diaper.

There are side effects that thrush causes that will help you determine if your baby has it or not. The symptoms look different from a rash caused by a diaper. Thrush only occurs in the mouth and there will by small white patches on the roof of the mouth, the sides, and on their tongue. Most parents say that it looks like there is milk stuck on their baby’s mouth. Usually newborns develop this type of rash and it’ll occur up to four to six weeks after birth.

Unlike other rashes, thrush can go untreated. It usually doesn’t cause a lot of pain or irritation. If your child does appear to be uncomfortable, you may need to treat it with an antifungal like you do with other rashes such as diaper rash. If there is discomfort, it will usually only be when they are feeding. The rash should clear up within a couple of weeks on its own. If it doesn’t, you may need to consult your doctor about the rash.

Unlike a diaper rash, there is nothing that can be done to prevent thrush from occurring. A rash caused from diapers can be prevented and treated with diaper ointment. Thrush is not as severe as some other types of rashes that cannot be left untreated. If your child does develop thrush, it is more important for you to treat the diaper rash that may also appear because of the Candida albicans. If you are breastfeeding, you also need to watch for thrush to appear on your own body. It can pass from child to mother and vice versa. You can treat thrush on your body with an antifungal.

If your newborn develops these types of rashes, be sure to give them a little extra love and attention. Be sure that the rashes don’t get too severe or bothersome to your baby. Thrush isn’t dangerous to your child’s health but it shouldn’t be ignored either. Treat any rashes that may develop.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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