Darn that Difficult Diaper Rash

Jack has had a stubborn diaper rash for the past 3 weeks. At times it seems as though it is improving but then it worsens again. We have tried several homemade and store bought diaper creams with none of them completely dissolving the rash.

I probably should have spent more time online researching his rash and other remedies to rid it, but I decided to take the easy rout – pediatrician. Our previous pediatrician I didn’t feel was the best fit for our family so this was a good excuse for me to rekindle my search for the pediatrician right for our family.  We were looking for a doctor who is takes a more natural holistic, conservative approach to health care before reaching for that script pad. Until now, my search has been uneventful and frustrating, which is why I suspended it months back. Well this time it took me no time when performing a google search. Within 5 minutes I found a very intriguing site about a new office in town, Whole Kids Pediatrics.  On her website and in her blogshe talks about her office being very green and Eco-friendly, with toxin free carpet, paint and more.  She also mentioned her understanding and respect for families who choose not to vaccinate – another important quality for us.  So we scheduled an appointment and went yesterday.  It was a positive experience for us. wholekidsblog_header

She was very good with Jack and quickly told us his rash was a yeast infection.  She recommended probiotics and applying yogurt to the rash.  She recommended an OTC as a last resort.  I was happy and comfortable with her action plan for Jack’s stubborn rash.  After our first visit to Whole Kids Pediatrics I plan to continue using them and would recommend them to other Columbus moms who perfer a doctor who takes a more natural approach to their child’s health.  Thanks Dr. Sant! 

*side note – I did some research last night on yeast diaper infections and read from several sources, one helpful blog was http://allaboutclothdiapers.com/,  that apple cider vinegar applied to the rash with a cotton ball and grapefruit seed extract used in cloth diaper laundry is also helpful.


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    Linda said,

    Wish I had known that years ago! I remember the frustration. I’m glad my 34-year old son doesn’t remember the diaper rash! ha ha

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    Stefanie said,

    We also recently found Dr Sant at Whole Kids. She is so supportive and helpful! It is such a relief to find a pediatrician that is knowledgeable about medical and natural approaches to health and respects my choices for my family. She’s wonderful!

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