Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/18


Nappy rash

Hi Doc

My 5 month old daughter has a mild nappy rash. I am now using Bepanthen as Fissan Bum Cream did not clear the rash. It is " under control"  with the Bepanthen (not getting worse), but the Bepanthen does not want to clear it completely.

At what point do I try an anti-fungal cream? How does one know that it could be fungal? Is there any harm applying an anti-fungal cream if it is in fact not fungal?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Your baby's rash is unlikely to be due to a fungual infection. Most nappy rashes are due to either the ammonia from urine or to a reaction to nappies. The former is more common. Try Antipeol nappy cream.

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Posted by: blommie | 2009/06/24

my baby girl had a bad nappy rash and burning bum, all i did was used same nappies did change the brand and i do not put anything on her bum her bum as been clear for 2 months now, not even one spot.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/19


My LB had the rota virus and he started burning from this. THe hospital gave him Antipeol and girl believe me - it cleared up the redness immediately. Its R100 a tube, but really worth it.

Good luck

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/19

I tried Antipeol for the first time earlier this week and it really works like a charm. Just so expensive!

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