Antifungal Diaper Rash Creams
A yeast diaper rash is an infectious type of rash. A tiny amount of yeast is normally found on the skin of all humans. The overgrowth of yeast is a fairly common result of a simple diaper rash that has gotten worse due to lack of treatment or the rash not responding well to the applied treatment(s). Going from a simple diaper rash to a diaper rash with a yeast infection can happen within a few days.
The best treatment for a yeast diaper rash is to treat it for what it is -- a fungal infection. There are several over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal creams for diaper rash caused by a Candida (yeast) infection.
Antifungal creams and ointments are available without a prescription, but you will have to search beyond the baby section in stores to find them. Clotrimazole (an often recommended antifungal) is usually found in the athlete's foot section, and miconazole is found in the women's vaginal yeast infection section.
(Click Diaper Rash Creams and Ointments and Yeast Diaper Rash for more information about diaper rashes that have been infected with Candida and to learn more about various antifungal diaper rash creams.)