Not a yeast rash after all.....
- Warning -- not all doctor's know what they are talking about!
Just wanted to let everyone know that we were diagnosed with
a yeast rash under the trach color over 2 months ago. I fought
it over and over with Nystatin Cream (ENT prescribed it). Went
to the ped last Friday to find out that it is just dry irritated skin
the Nystatin Cream was drying it out more. We are now using
over the counter Curel Lotion -- cleared it up in two days flat.
Tammy, mom to Lauren -- 10 months / trached at 3 months
- Congrantulations Tammy!!!
You have unfortunately come to the right conclusion. A lot of doctors are
just fine with regular kids but few can consistently make the right
decisions for your daughter without a lot of help from .....you. You're the
expert. You're the one who has to find out about all the weird things that
happen along the way...like crazy rashes or funky bacterial infections or
what meds are effective for what situation. Doctors these days have too
little time, too many patients and maybe not enough resources. I'm really
happy you came to this realization after something like a rash and not what
flipped the switch for us. Our nightmare ped (who we are no longer with) had
Eli on a drug that they won't give to adults long-term because it's a
horrible depressant. He'd been on it since birth and was only supposed to
continue for maybe a month, at most. She kept him on it because she couldn't
get it through her thick head that he'd been on it because of being
early...not because he's a dwarf. I took him off at 7 months when he got the
stomach flu for the first time. That's when I saw his first smile. I'm still
really pissed about the whole thing. Congrats again, I'm sooo proud of you!
Tamiko (they used to call me tami when i was a kid) mom to Eli, 2.5 yrs with
achondroplasia and trach