Yeast diaper rash: Infection in the diaper area caused by a yeast formerly called Monilia and now called Candida. These organisms are part of the germs normally found in various parts of the body and ordinarily do not cause any symptoms.
Certain conditions, such as antibiotic use or excessive moisture, may upset the balance of microbes and allow an overgrowth of Candida. Candida may exacerbate diaper rash and make it much worse, as this yeast grows very readily on damaged skin. The infected skin is usually fiery red with areas that may have a raised red border.
Medical Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad StÃ¶ppler, MD. Yeast Infection Diaper Rash Overview; Are Yeast Diaper Rashes Common?
Both girl and boy babies can get yeast infections. Learn how to spot the difference between a yeast infection and plain old diaper rash.
Click here to view a picture of a yeast diaper rash. Treatment - in addition to the above measures, there are two commonly used anti-fungal creams:
You should suspect a yeast diaper rash, as shown in this picture, when your baby's regular diaper rash just isn't getting better and then becomes bright red ...
An unrelenting diaper rash that plagues your baby might be caused by a yeast infection. Diaper rash caused by yeast is not uncommon.