So Alexis had her first doctor's appointment today that wasn't a well visit. :(
Off and on for the past 2 weeks one of the fat creases in her neck has been irritated. I originally thought it was just from milk dripping down into the crease. When I first noticed it, I started wiping her neck down after every feeding. Then on Sunday I noticed it was beefy red and somewhat puffy. It had somewhat of an odor, so I thought it was a yeast infection.
Thanks to a wonderful family physician I know, she told me it was ok to use an over the counter anti-fungal. (Thank you Dr. P) I used it twice yesterday and again this morning. It was still pretty red this morning and she acted like it was bothering her. I decided to go ahead and put a call into the pediatrician.
Sure enough, it was a yeast infection. We got a prescription anti-fungal, and I was told to mix 50-50 with some cortisone cream to help with the inflammation three times a day. I put some on her around 4 this afternoon once we got home, and at 8 after her evening feed it already looked a little less inflamed. Poor little girl!