We’ve been going through another round of “the crud” around here. And to make it all worse, my son has some horrible diaper rash…or what I thought was diaper rash. 3 doctor’s visits later (don’t ask), I find out it is actually a fungal infection (enter shiver of yuckiness here). Anyhoo, I was getting so so frustrated because all the doc kept saying was “just let it run its course.” And while I know that certain things (viruses) just have to run their course, this was just getting worse. So now we finally at least have a cream to slather on there. And cross my fingers, it will hopefully get better soon!
So I went to pick up my son’s prescription anti-fungal cream…$149 anti-fungal cream(!)…the pharmacist asks me out of the blue how old my son is?
“Just turned one” I replied.
“Has he been taking any antibiotics lately?” the pharmacist asked.
“Well, yeah. He had an ear infection before Christmas and has been on two rounds of antibiotics.” I replied.
The pharmacist went on to explain that little kids are susceptible to these fungal infections right after taking antibiotics because the active penicillin is still present in their stool and urine. So if you don’t change their diapers soon enough, then the penicillin will cause this fungal reaction. I’m not really sure of the specific chemistry behind the cause of this, so I won’t try to explain how penicillin will cause a fungal reaction. But I am so glad that pharmacist took the time to talk with me about it. Because I never would have known. And now I will be more careful when either of my kids takes antibiotics in the future. Just thought I would pass it along to whoever might want to know. Now let’s get on the road to recovery!
On a totally different note, here is a pic of the baby quilt I’m finishing for one of the expected babies in the family. It is for a little girl. I posted about it last week. Well, it is quilted and receiving binding right now. I hope to have pictures and a look at how I created it from sketch to finished product by next week. (I move a little slow with two little ones). So keep checking back!