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1 year 4 month child having diaper rash. Diagnosed as yeast infection. Looks like red bumps. Concerned

hi i am so worried my 1 year 4month old has a really bad diaper rash i think and i took him to the doctor and she told me it was a yeast infection he has had it for 2 wks now it doesnt seem to bother him but it looks bad small red bumps on his private area what else can i do the only thing i am puttin him is the dr. smiths cream
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Hello ,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Your son most probably seems to have a fungal infection( yeast).
The appropriate treatment usually includes topical antifungal ointments containing miconazole or terbinafine, keeping the area clean and dry , using Antifungal powders like clotrimazole or ketoconazole .
Apart from this zinc based soothing lotions like calamine or creams can provide temporary relief.

Dr smiths cream contains zinc oxide and used for diaper rash but will not be effective for fungal infection.
Since its already been 2 wks , I would advise you to get your child evaluated and treated by his pediatrician or a dermatologist for best results.
Wishing you both good health.
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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