Hi fellow moms. I need some advice. Last week we were in a bind and had to buy some cheap diapers. Two days later, my daughter broke out in a rash. We figured she might have received a chemical burn from the generice diapers. This happened when we used Pampers before also. It got so bad. She broke out with little pimply/blister type bumps. I went to the Doctor's office and was devastated to find out that my daughter did not have insurance. I thought she was on Medicaid because the Kid Care dropped me saying she qualified for that. I found out that Medicaid dropped her on January 31st. They told me my only option was to take her to the emergency room. I can't afford that. I have reapplied for Insurance, but of course that could take 30 days. Now my poor baby has this disgusting rash on her and more bumps are coming up. Some even look like they might have pus in them. I have tried everything and I don't know what else to do. She keeps itching it. Can anybody recommend over the counter stuff that might ease my baby girl's issue? I know I should just chalk it up and take her to the hospital, but I know I will be sitting there for 10+ hours. Any suggestions?? Please help!

Views: 240


You need to be a member of OcalaMom to add comments!

Join OcalaMom

Comment by Cody Shaddix on May 8, 2012 at 9:16am

I wouldn't worry about the hospital bill. Reapply for Medicaid and they will cover 3 months back. Just send the bills when you reapply. IF not, then just make payments on the hospital bills. That's what I do $20.00 a month. IT doesn't go down a whole lot but at least it's getting paid. And sometimes if you don't have insurance, they will give you a huge discount. My bill went from 900.00 down to 400.00. SO I wouldn't worry about it and even if you go up to the hospital's billing department sometimes they have charities that will pay for the bills.

Comment by FloridaNurse on April 20, 2012 at 5:20pm

Yogart (organic and doesn't contain honey, Stoneyfield is the best), Keep her bare bottomed as much as possible, AD ointment is the bestest cream around. You can also try an OTC fungal cream, generic is fine just depends on the age of your babygirl...if she's a newborn then you should go to the ER, they also help facilitate getting back on medicaid which btw pays medical bills for 3 months back from date of application.

Comment by Shannon Pickering on March 29, 2012 at 9:09pm

Best advice that our pediatrician gave us. Buy a coffee grinder and a tub of cheap oatmeal (the old fashioned oats, not the kind in little packages).  Grind up the oatmeal and put in her bath. So much cheaper than Aveeno. And let her run around as much as possible without a diaper.  Fresh air is the best cure.  We went through this several times until we started using Huggies diapers and non scented Publix wipes.  I swear by them.  Good luck!

Comment by Maria Nelly on March 29, 2012 at 9:05pm

For the yeast, depending on how old the baby is, try introducing regular feedings of yogurt. That will keep her balanced and will give her body a chance to fight it on its own.

Comment by Maria Nelly on March 29, 2012 at 9:03pm

Talk to your pharmacist about using some sort of cortisone on the rash to get rid of the itching. As far as healing, let it air out, put on some cotton natural diapers and change it often. I also swear by A&D ointment. Hope all is well. 

Comment by lora Roberson on March 27, 2012 at 10:54pm

I had a similar insurance issue (economy went blah and had to drop our bc/bs) and found the most amazing place that is sliding fee, and will accept kidcare and other insurance as well.  heart of florida.  Oh and I believe medicaid will help with bills within the last 3 months if you qualify.

Comment by Gabriela Phillips on March 27, 2012 at 3:00pm

im glad that she was able to be seen and they got her some medicine, dont feel bad these things happen.feel good that you followed ur mommy gut and took her and they gave her some medicine and now is starting to feel better.sadly yeast infections and UTIs are commond among girls and woman in general just because of our anatomy.

Comment by Amy L Barnett on March 27, 2012 at 2:36pm

well we ended up going to the ED yesterday because she itched herself raw!  She ended up having a yeast infection. So who knows what that visit is going to cost. It's worth it though, with the cream we had to get her, she already seems better today. Poor kid! :o(  I feel like such a bad mom!

Comment by Gabriela Phillips on March 27, 2012 at 12:10pm

there is an aveeno diaper rash soak you can buy at any drug store or winn dixie.you put it on the tub with lukewarm water and let her soak for 10- 15mins.try and have her without a diaper a few times a day. i know with accidents it might be hard,but air drying its really good.also the brand triple paste works wonders.hope she gets better.

also dont use wipes,clean her with warm water and a little bit of baby soap.

Comment by Amy L Barnett on March 26, 2012 at 1:04pm

I actually have horses, so I know what Corona is. I think I even have some. Thanks. Willing to try anything at this point!

© 2015   Created by Ocalamom Webmaster.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service