If your baby has diaper rash, there may be several causes for it. One of the possible causes of diaper rash is Candida. According to the NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000964.htm, diaper rash caused by yeast or fungus is very common in children. Diaper rash usually affects children from 4 to 15 months of age, when babies begin to eat more solid foods.
Before treating for Candida, make sure it actually is Candida. You do not want to treat for Candida, when it can be something else. Thankfully most of the treatments are actions that you should be taking anyway. It is quite hard to ask your baby what the issue is and how much it itches, so you have to look for the physical signs. You will see red rashes, some scaly areas, pimples, blisters, ulcers, pus filled sores. If you are not sure what it is, please see a physician, a babies health is not something to take lightly, they do not have the same type of immune system that we have.
For babies, the best recommended treatment is to make sure the area is dry. If they don’t need to, don’t even put a diaper on them, let the air flow, especially if you just changed the diaper. When you get a diaper for your baby, make sure it’s not too tight and flows loosely as well as breaths well. You do not want one that will not allow breathing.
When you change the diaper, pat the area dry or air dry it. If you have to put on diapers, use loose cotton ones. Make sure when you wash the diaper you use a detergent that doesn’t leave on any residue. Do not use any fabric softeners or anything that will make it smell good as that is not the purpose of cotton diapers. Change the diapers frequently, never leave your baby to sit with a wet diaper. You have to be twice as careful once your baby has Candida, if you want it to go away. For an ointment, use one specifically formulated for diaper rash, especially Candida. I look for one which is formulated with coconut oil, as it is more natural than the steroid medications, especially because your baby probably has a weakened immune system.