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Oct 18, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
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Is this Diaper Rash? -- OT
Okay guys, I have only seen one case of diaper rash in my life, and it was extremely bad (definitely a case of neglect), so I have nothing to compare it to. For the last couple of days, I have noticed a few little pimple like things in Ethan's diaper area. They come up at some point during the day, and are pretty much gone by the next morning.

Is this what diaper rash is like, or is it likely to be something else? I'd take pics, but I'd probably better not, given the area.

Oct 18, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
i dont think pimples would be a rash. Diaper rashes are red and blotchy. I dont have a clue.....
Oct 18, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
the only red and pimply rash we have dealt with on a bum was a yeast rash. He had nystatin for that. He only got that because hehad dressing all over down that after his hypospadias reapir. The moisture unde rth dressign cause th yeast to grow.

That doesn't woulnd like a diaper rash. Could it be a heat rash...Jedd sometimes his little tiny bumpos on his backside when he sweats when he gets hot. They also go away on their own. I can keep them at bay now by using baby powder and dusting him dry at every diaper change.

Oct 18, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
yes, I agree with Jessica, yeast is usually pimply. For Rory, I use a combo of Canesten and hydrocortisone, fixes it right up....but that's by doctors orders, so I wouldn't recommend it unless it was really bad. If it comes and goes, it's probably just a moisture issue, and is fixed up when he's all dry again. Keep an eye on it, and maybe use a barrier such as vaseline at night. Yeast rash can get very sore if left to it's own devices. Hope it clears up soon.
Oct 18, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
Have to ditto on the yeast rash. Both boys have only ever had one or two bumps and they've always gone away without much ado. Usually, I'll just use a little Balmex and that seems to take care of it.
Oct 18, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I'd also go with yeast - Allie gets this with teething. We use Lotrimin's PRN on pharmacist's and MD's advice. You can also do SITZ baths with apple cider vinegar for a few days to help slow the growth.
Oct 19, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
pimply is usually yeast but if they are gone by the next morning id be inclined to not think yeast. just use aquphor in between diaper changes and a mixture of aquphor and diaper cream @ night. if it spreads into "meaty" pimples then that is yeast..
Check with your
doctor first!