Diaper rash or yeast infection? SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7911 posts
Dec 15th '12

My son is 5 days old and his little butt looks so bad. It's red right on the inside of his tiny cheeks. We used A&D for 2 days, with no improvement. It doesn't seem to hurt him.

We went to the store and picked up some zinc paste which is a lot thicker and stays on, so I'm hoping it helps.

What does a yeast infection look like compared to a diaper rash?

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30934 posts
Dec 15th '12

With my kids..when its just red/sunburned looking its just a regular rash..if its splotchy and has red dots..yeast.

Kayden's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Woonsocket, Rhode Island 205 posts
Dec 15th '12

When my son would have a yeast infection I would wipe it down like a normal diaper rash and the skin would peel off. I felt so freakin bad. It didnt seem to hurt him though like a normal diaper rash would. It kinda looked like little blistery spots.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30934 posts
Dec 15th '12

Also..if you're using wipes..stop until it clears up. most wipes contain alcohol and can irritate the rash more. just rinse his bottom off with Luke warm water or a wash cloth.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
Dec 15th '12

This happened to our son after we brought him home. Nothing worked for his diaper rash but triple paste they have it at Walmart and it works wonders!

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
Dec 15th '12

Im not sure but I know desitin works great!

Cap'n Obvious 65 kids; Benton, Kentucky 1330 posts
Dec 16th '12

LO had to get Nystatin cream for hers. It worked great. It's a prescription cream, though. You'll have to call your pedi and have them call you a RX in for it.

4 boys :) Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 1005 posts
Dec 18th '12

if you think its yeast you can get the miconazole that walmart sells or wherever. when my son got bad rashes i usually mixed a&d (yellow kind) with triple antibiotic ointment put it on and covered it with baby powder & it would clear it right up.

jodywood Japan 2 posts
Oct 4th '13

A diaper rash is red, usually warm to the touch and if very bad, can be shiny or weeping clear fluid. A yeast infection usually presents with "satelite pustules" - red bumps that usually start outside the area of the diaper rash. Zinc paste (any kind, ask your pharmacist, the stronger the better) is the best cream to treat the diaper rash.