Monday, June 11, 2012

Beat the Yeastie Beasties

The little one ended up with yeast. I feel like a crap mother as I didn't know what it was! For like a month. He hasn't fussed or cried or anything because of it. I consider myself lucky.

I put a request out to Facebook land to see if anyone had any creams they recommended and a dear friend ( and ahmazing photog) recommended the following. AND IT WORKED.

I feel as though I should SHOUT it from the roof tops. Tell your friends, midwives, neighbors, doulas, doctors, co-workers, pin, Facebook, hell put a bumper sticker on your car:  there is a cure for the yeastie beastie rash that lurks deep in diapers and refuses to quit... here it is:




  •  One small tube of Desitin ( side note, I have never purchased Desitine in my life, we are a natural family, but the yeastie had to be beat. It has a whopping 40% ZINC. Who knew?) 
  • 1 tsp- 1 tbsp of good probiotics ( Remember the higher the count the better) I used expired infant probiotics ( still good) and 4 caps of 10 billion strength. Use enough so there is a bit of grit but not too much. 
  • Clean baby food jar 
  • Label or sticker ( optional) 
  • popsicle stick 
Trust me, you'll feel like a chemist! 
Squeeze the entire tube in the glass jar and combine with the probiotics. Mix with the popsicle stick. You may need to change the strength depending on the yeast. I used expired probiotics as we had them and they are still good just not as potent. That's it! I put a little elephant sticker on the top of the jar as we have many concoctions in our fridge and I didn't want anyone to get confused. 

Little tip, I use clean popsicle sticks to reach in the jar. Keeps hands clean and germies out. 

I have been applying every other diaper change. The rash has healed considerably! 
Go forth, get rid of the yeastie beastie! ( Then celebrate with some wine.) 

4 comments:

  1. oh I hope this works on adult yeast. I have ben fighting it for over a year under my boobies and am willing to try anything. THANK YOU !!!

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  2. Great idea to use the probiotics! I make an awesome natural diaper rash cream with 3 natural yeast fighters which I have found to work way better then anything else- baby food jar full of raw, organic coconut oil (who knew this killed yeast? ) 25 drops super high quality doterra Melaleuca and lavender essential oils. I use it on myself and my son all the time! I'm totally going to add the probiotics next time tho.

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  3. ok please tell me what you are using when you say probiotics. I have problems with yeast and one of the things that is a probiotic is yogurt so I eat that to help with the problem but are you talking about the same thing??? Please clarify for me. thank you:)

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    1. Probiotic supplements - in the medicine aisle :-)

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