Posted by: Shelby | 2008/01/07


Bad Nappy Rash

My 11 month old has a very bad nappy rash. The GP said it was Candida and prescribed Kenacomb. I have been through 2 tubes and it has not worked.

I have also used Bepanthen, Antipeol, Fissans, Weleda Calendula, Baby Powder, Vaseline, Bennetts Creme, Medaspor and Nystacid syrup for Candida.

It is very red and sometimes bleeds. I air him everyday for about an hour and change him often. He drinks 4 bottles at night and I change him twice at night to try to keep him dry.

Some advice please.


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You have tried all the usual forms of treatment for bad nappy rashes. Try and change his nappies to another brand and see if this helps. If it does not then the best way forward is to see your paediatrician as your baby's nappy rash sounds very bad.There are sometimes other causes such as a zinc deficiencey for such a difficult nappy rash.

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Posted by: www | 2008/01/07

Hi there,
Boy, do I know what u feel like. Had the same problem when my LO was 2 months old. Tried EVERYTHING, nothing worked. What did help eventually was a combination of Mycostatin Syrup orally, Medaspor cream locally, Reutery drops every day and then I also started putting happy liners inside the disposable nappies (huggies/pampers/whatever u're using) Not sure what exactly worked, but the combination of these things EVENTUALLY cleared up the rash. Good luck!! (oh yes, with the Medaspor cream I applied that first on clean skin, then I put antipeol or fissan paste (not the other one) over it. Oh yes, and I threw away all my wipes and started using only cotton wool with a bit of boiled down water with a little bit of babywash inside.

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Posted by: Kitty | 2008/01/07

I am having the same problem with my LO who is 16 months. He had a very runny tummy for a while, which started the rash. The doc gave me some stuff (can't remember the name) to give him after each loose stool, which took a few days, but definately helped. So his bum had time to clear up, and I just used baby powder. I was also giving him probiotic powder in his milk. As soon as I stopped the probiotic, his stools are loose again and the rash is back - surely he can't stay on the medication from the doc all the time. The rash doesn't want to clear and he cries "Eina" and pulls on his nappy. Any advice would be great!

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