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.)