Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Gina | 2010/09/16


Nappy area red

Dear doc, i wrote to u earlià r regarding my son''s mouth herpes infection, i would like to know his bum area is red after he goes out. The doc prescribed daktacort. I have been using it. The redness goes away for awhile, but comes bk later. Is this related to his mouth infection. How long wil it b like this. Can u also pls advise how long does the sores last in a adult mouth. Many txs

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a candida infection. Give your son a probiotic such as Reuteri or Probiflora for 10 days. Continue with the Daktarin cream for his nappy rash.Also give him Nystatin oral solution 1ml 4 times a day for 5 days. The oral herpes rash usually lasts for about 10 days in adults.

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Posted by: Shell | 2010/09/18

Hi Gina,

My son had a bad nappy rash, whilst teething. I tried all the creams possible and ended up using good old fashioned Vaseline with Maizena cornflour. I put the Maizena into a spice shaker bottle and powdered him with this after putting on the Vaseline. The rash cleared up by the next nappy change.

Hope you come right.

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