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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: pentangelis | 2004/09/29

Q.

SEVERE NAPPY RASH

My baby has severe nappy rash or burn from diarrhoea, as a result of administering antibiotic for middle ear infection. Her behind is very sore and tender, and reduces her to crying fits everytime she passes water or a stool. Is there something best used to soothe her behind nad provide a barrier from irritation while healing?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The first important rule is to wash your baby's nappy area with water after each stool to remove all irritants. Then apply a barrier cream liberally, any zinc-containing cream works well. This needs to be repeated with every nappy change and nappies should be changed as soon as a stool is passed.

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Posted by: Jenette | 2004/10/01

I agree with the above reply, Antepeol is definitely the best, and the rash also needs to be aired as much as possible.

Regards

Reply to Jenette
Posted by: Sheila | 2004/09/30

Hi there

My baby also had a terrible nappy rash and i used a cream called ketazol as well as antipeol, they are both amazing. I swear by antipeol. Try is you cant go wrong.

Reply to Sheila
Posted by: Mommy | 2004/09/29

I'ill suggest that you go to your nearest pharmacy and get something immediately. They will probably give you an antifungal cream and you must use it with a soft barrier cream like Elizabeth Ann's cream especially for treatment of nappy rash.

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