Okay, Big Baby who had the world's worse diaper yeast rash all the way to her tummy and her legs! Well, last night she was at her wits end and the normal 50% Zinc Oxide, I swear by, was not working. In fact I think it was just laughing at it and growing more and more. I remembered Gentian Violet...I know I am probably behind the curve on knowing and using this product. But at 8 p.m. at night I had little choice....either go to the urgent care ($75 co-pay, $10 meds and embarassment) for a screaming baby with diaper rash that I had already diagnosed (Yes, I am board certified I have a BA and an MOM degree) or give the ole natural cure thing a try. So Halei and I trekked off to HEB to look for Gentian violet (1.77) and Acidophilus pills (7.00) while sweet Wayne soaked the baby in a water tub with 'baking soda' .
Since I am both interested and skeptical of natural cures when we got home I put some on her to check to see if she was going to have a reaction. She did not have a reaction, so I painted her purple! This morning she looks great (and purple) and the Yeast beast is retreating!
So my request to all the other mommies out there is to please comment about other natural cures (like grapefruit seed!) you use so I can increase my knowledge of these natural medicines, save my family money and grow in wisdom while I 'watch over the affairs of [my] household' Prov. 31:27.