Posted by: vix | 2006/11/03


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Please help. My sister 11 month old baby have developed the most itchy red blotchy nappy rash I have ever seen! We have tried everything and is letting her go without a nappy now! You can not get anything on that bum! No other parts of the body is effected. She is still on baby formule and eats well No citrus etc is given to her. what else can we try?

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a very unusual form of nappy rash and I presume that you have tried all of the regular treatments including the usual nappy creams. The possibilities could be one of the following:
This could be due to candida if the baby has recently had antibiotics. Treatment is Nystatin drops by mouth 1ml 4 times a day for 5 days and nystatin cream to the rash 3 times a day. Probiotic drops such as Reuteri must be given for at least 2 weeks.
Another possibility is a zinc or biotin deficiency-this has to be checked by a paeditrician
A third possibility is an allergic reaction known as contact dermatitis to the nappy-change the brand.

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Posted by: Des | 2006/11/03


My son also developed a very bad nappy rash. Was al red and bloatchy, and at some point he actually cried when we put him in the bath - I think the rash gave him a burning sensation. It started as an eczema and I think because he was always urinating on that part, it got infected and became a fungus. I went to the hospital, pead. and GP for creams, but nothing helped. Somebody told me to use "MEBO" (the spelling is correct), they also used it on there baby boy when he had a bad rash. It is a herbal ointment for burns and skin wounds - so it will not negatively effect the baby. She was told that it also works as a anti-bacterial. I tried it, and the rash was gone in 2-3 days. My baby was 6 months at the time, when I started using it. Just place a thin layer on the affected area. I repeated it about 4 times per day. It is available at Dischem's dispensery counter for R94. Hope this helps!

Good luck!

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