Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Syl | 2009/07/02

Q.

Nystatin

Hi Doc

How long should it take for Nystatin to clear a rash caused by candida? At what point does one try Antipeol Bum Cream if there is no improvement after using Nystatin?

The clinic sister suspects a candida infection and advised that I apply Nystatin. I' m not convinced as my daughter' s mouth is clean and she has not had any antibiotics. Although I am breatfeeding, I too have not had antibiotics.

Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Usually after 3 to 4 days.Try the Antipeol cream after 5 days of using the Nystatin cream. Give your baby a probiotic as well eg Reuteri infant drops for 10 days.

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