have you heard of using monostat cream for a baby’s diaper rash/yeast infection??

September 7th, 2011 by Emily

Question: have you heard of using monostat cream for a baby’s diaper rash/yeast infection??
a mother and daycare director mentioned this to me today. she stated that her pediatrician told her that monostat is the same as the nystatin cream that drs prescribe for babies’ yeast infections/diaper rashes.

anyone else hear of this??

and yes, i will consult my ped before using it…..
just inactivity for them to call back.


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Answer by buttrfly84k
I have never heard of it before. If your baby has a diaper rash I always have used corn starch rather than the diaper rash cream.

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6 Comments on “have you heard of using monostat cream for a baby’s diaper rash/yeast infection??”

  1. Kittybur says:

    my doctor told me i could put vagisil on my daughter. but they did have to prescribe oral meds as well.

  2. lillilou says:

    I have heard of lotimin for diaper rashes. Actually got that from the pharmacist ( who can be great resources – call Target and ask, you may get a quicker response than your docs and nurses office)

  3. downinmn says:

    I’ve heard of it, but I would never use this stuff on a baby. If it’s the same, why not just use the nysatin? Anyway, my babies have never had diaper rash – you know why? When their bottoms got even a bit red, I would slather on plain old Vaseline. It provides a healing effect for the rash and creates a barrier for moisture. Try it – better than monostat, any day!

  4. pppmntgrl says:

    Yes, esp if the over-the counter diaper rash stuff doesn’t work. Sometimes it’s yeast, which is naturally occuring in people’s bowels and causes and infection on the skin.

  5. llllll_amanda_lllllll says:

    Ive heard of it but i wouldn’t recommend it. MOnostat cream is made for adults and is probably too strong for baby. Nystatin is a great cream! Ask your pediatrician to write a refill on the prescription so you can have some on hand if the yeast infection comes back!
    My daughter was horrible about getting them, her pediatrician recommended that we switch diaper brands and since we did that she hasn’t had one since!
    Good Luck!

  6. mommyX's3 says:

    My daughter was on antibiotics and got a diaper rash. The nystatin made it worse. I took it upon myself to try Monistat and I swear by it. I use the equate from Walmart. I would definately recommend it. Bout half the cost of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.

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