Is my baby ok?
December 19, 2009 1:47 PM Subscribe
First Child Filter: My 3 week old son had a diaper rash which we treated with diaper rash ointment. Now it has gotten weird and we don't know what to do. Please help!
posted by lodie6 to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Most of it around his anus and buttocks cleared up. He also developed small red bumps around his entire groin region, and the area in the folds of skin between his scrotum and thighs became very raw looking and the skin appeared to be peeling a little. We tried to treat this the same way. Now, in addition to the bumps his penis has developed a white coating that will not wash off, and there is a white coating on the irritated region in the skin folds as well. Could this be a yeast infection? Everything I google about this mentions the red bumps, but nothing mentions the white coating. I know YANAD, but if you have experience with this sort of rash or problem, I'd love to hear about it. Also, I know that antifungal creams should be used on a yeast infection, but we're snowed in and the drugstores will probably be closed until Monday. Is this urgent enough to dig out my car and drive across town? Thanks in advance!