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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mitch | 2007/07/09

Q.

Rash

My daughter,11months, has had a rash on her vagina for the last three weeks and I don't know what to use anymore.It is like fine red pimples. Her skin isn't raw so I don't think it's the normal kind of nappy rash as she would have had it on her bum as well. I have tried Fullers Earth, Bepanthen and Fissan paste but nothing is working. It doesn't seem to bother her though cos she is not scratching it and doesn't cry when I change her. Could it be an allergy or something as I have changed her wet wipes to the one for sensitive skin but still nothing has changed. She is also not on any medication so I am totally lost as to what else to try and use. Also had a RASTS test done but came back negative.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This could be one of 2 things: Firstly a candida infection is possible so try Nystatin Cream 3 times a day. If the rash does not clear after 5 days the the second possibility is an allergy to her disposable nappies. Change the brand and see if the rash clears.

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