Posted by: tswana | 2005/06/13


the skin is turning pink at the private parts

Doctor/ paediatrician/ ladies with the same problem !
My skin's daughter is turning pink at the private parts, she is only 4 months and I am very concerned. Is this normal? I use pampers nappies, I changed her every now and then. I took her to the doctor, one said eczema, other said antifungal disease and lastly said she is allegic to nan. please help. I am so confused and worried. it is getting worse.

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This is a very difficult problem and a correct diagnosis is required. The most likely cause is a candida nappy rash. This responds well to Nystatin cream.

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Posted by: Purple | 2005/06/15

Hi Tswana,

Sorry to hear about your babies problem. Its terrible when you get conflicting advice from everyone.

Perhaps try fixing all three suggestions: first try changing nappies - I find Huggies good but the tags come off a lot. I also find cuddlers good. My son had one mild nappy rash - it was from those awful new pampers total care. He was fine with the baby dry though, they weren't nearly as plasticky.
Also try changing him more often, if you are currently changing every 3 hours, try changing more often. Its winter now, but perhpas put down a towel over a plastic sheet and let your baby spend about 15 minutes everyday with no nappy (inside with the heater on). I found calendula cream excellent, as well as antepeol.

Did the doctor saying it was excema prescribe anything? I have heard of excema resulting from an allergy to cows milk (Nan is cows milk based). Have you tried Nan HA? the HA stands for hypoallergenic. Its very expensive. what did that doctor say about changing formulas? There are soya formulas, but most babies that are allergic to cows milk based ones are also allergic to soya.

The only other suggestion is to go and see a peadiatrician. S/he might provide a better answer, but hopefully not another, different diagnosis.

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