The soft and sensitive skin of toddlers is prone to diaper rash which could also be a yeast infection. Although not very dangerous, yeast infections can cause discomfort in babies and on rare occasions enter the bloodstream of the already weakened immune systems.
Here are some of the best ways to treat diaper yeast infection in babies:
Clean the infected area with lukewarm water and use muslin cloth to dry the skin. With clean hands, take one teaspoon of olive oil and gently apply it over the infected area. Allow it to naturally dry. You can use this remedy twice a day until the infection is completely cured.
Oatmeal is a natural skin softener and helps remove the oils and dirt from the baby’s skin pores. Add oatmeal powder in a bucket full of lukewarm water and mix cautiously. Bathe your baby with this water and let the skin dry. Use this procedure twice a day for best results.
Properly mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda in one bowl of water and apply this water over the infected area. Baking soda is highly effective in treating yeast infections and prevents it from recurring.
Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil
Before changing your baby’s diaper, mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it over the infected area. Allow the oil to dry naturally and use a fresh diaper every time you use this mixture.
White Vinegar Solution
Mix one teaspoon of white vinegar in one cup of water. Use a clean white muslin cloth and dip it in the solution. Squeeze the excess water and wipe the infected area with this cloth while replacing the diaper. Keep the fresh diaper at your baby’s bottom and allow the area to naturally dry.
Use these natural remedies to keep your baby free from yeast infections. If the infection still persists, apply the best anti-fungal creams like Ring-Out over the infected area and prevent the infection from recurring.