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Posted by: NES | 2005/01/11

NAPPY RASH

MY DAUGHTER HAS A VERY BAD NAPPY RASH, WHAT IS THE BEST TO HELP AND PREVENT THIS?

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Nes, it all depends on how bad the rash is, but you can try mixing an antifungal cream like Normospor® with an antibacterial cream like Bactroban® for secondary infections. If that doesn’t work, the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.

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Posted by: Mickey | 2005/01/12

This may sound weird, but was recommended to me by my mom's friend and it really works: Maizena!

Don't use ANY ointments or baby powder. When changing baby's nappy, wash the affected area properly with baby soap and lukewarm water. If it's not too chilly, leave baby without a nappy for as long as possible. Before putting on a new nappy, sprinkle his bum (especially the affected area) with Maizena instead of powder. (For easier application, use an old baby powder container).

As strange as this may sound, I had really great results. After weeks of using all and every ointment on the shelves without any effect, the rash disappeared within a week. I have now permanently substituted the baby powder with Maizena and my baby hasn't had rash for weeks.

Good luck!

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Posted by: ;) | 2005/01/11

Antipeol also works like a bomb. Is much more expensive though, since its inported from the UK. This helps when the nappi-rash is so bad that a layer of skin has come off, and the sore is wet all the time. Works on other wounds too. Got bitten by a violin spider, didn't know what to do - used the same stuff on that - wound healed without a scar - and it was the size of a cup coaster. The doctor gave some ointment that didn't work, then he wanted to cut an even bigger hole. euw.

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Posted by: ann | 2005/01/11

hi
try lucoderm cream-it works like a bomb!
if she has a bad rash just pat it on nice and thick,it usaully takes 2 days to show a huge improvement .my daughter is now 18 months and she has only had a rash once and since then i swear by lucoderm.you can get it at most pharmacies as well as clicks ,pick n pay or try ackermans baby-they have this huge pot of it for +- R32.00 it lasts forever!
i hope this has helped
good luck

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