Childhood Diseases

Posted by: me | 2008-11-26


rash again

Subject: rash
Posted by: worried
My baby is now 8 months old. Ever since I went to work at 4 months she has never been without a nappy rash. This rash appears as soon as she makes a number two which is sometimes five times a day. We'  ve even had some allergy tests done to see if she is lactose intolerant, but nothing. However on recommendation from the doctor we changed over to soy milk which has reduced it to two stinky nappies per day. I'  ve even tried huggied gold but that doesn'  t make a difference. Taking the nappy off for a time doesn'  t help either. I'  ve tried different fungul creams, clean zinc oitment was the only one that could actually clear the rash for two days but after that it was back and it has not gone away since. I'  ve heard from other mothers that their babies have harder stools, my baby'  s had always beenv ery runny and loose. I'  m even considereing expressing again as i still have milk in my breasts. The paed suggested that it might be baby excema, but I don'  t think so as it appears after a number two. It looks like rignworms, and the blothes are raised from the skin. Please help.
Date: 25/11/2008

Posted by: Paediatrician
This sounds like a candida nappy rash although it has been going on for a long time. Give her Nystatin oral solution by mouth 1ml daily for 5 days plus use Nystatin cram after every nappy change for at least 5 days. Also give her Reuteri infant drops 1ml daily for 10 days.If she does not improve after 10 days she should be seen by a paediatric dermatologist.
Date: 25/11/2008

Dear doctor
I have been giving her the Reuteri drops, plus the nystatin oral drops and the ointment as well. So you ll realise that I am really frustrated as I have tried everything. We do not have a paed. dermatologist.

Expert's Reply



I do not understand what you are now asking. Please take your baby to be seen by a dermatologist. She will need to have certain tests done such as a blood zinc level and a biotin level.

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