Nappy rash!!!!

Dianne - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter has chronic nappy rash its mostly little pimples that have now spread up her tummy i take her to the doctor and he says to use a nappy rash cream but they dont help he dosnt realise how bad it makes me look as a mother that she has constant nappy rash i have seen her bum/ and genitle area free from a rash in months now its gotten that bad she now has 2 boils that have gotten infected and she is on antibiotics this cant go on any more i change her regularly and have put her baths back to every second day as i was told bathing her every day might be causing the rash

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Tina - posted on 04/08/2011

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I'm in aus too coles also have their own brand of corstarch which is exactly the same as the johnsons one.

Tanja - posted on 04/08/2011

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My son used to have constant diaper rash in the first three months of his live (he is 7 months now) and the pediatircian suggested anything from rash cream over powder to yeat infection cream and nothing seemed to help.
Here is what helped and I have not seen rash since then. I bought a set of cloth diapers,which I wash in a free and clear hypoallergenic detergent only. My son was sensitive to the throwaway diapers. First I tried different companies diapers and for some the rash got worse on for some better, but it did not go away. Cloth diapers made it all go away and it saves the environment plus tons of money, I can;t be happier. With three kids I have a load of wash anyways and the one diaper wash twice a week is not making a huge difference.There are great Velcro diaper covers out there, so putting it on is like putting a regular diaper on. If I would have known how easy it is, I would have done this all along with my older ones to save all that money.

Dianne - posted on 04/08/2011

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Im in Australia so it will b getting cold soon. I might try cornstarch someone else recomended it I feel sorry for my baby

Tina - posted on 04/08/2011

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after cleaning baby off at changing times dry baby off with a dry flannel or something to get rid of all moisture because any moisture can not only cause rash but problem with tearing of the skin when baby does a number two. Even really soft ones. I don't use talc powder as i found that irritates. Cornstarch is good. Johnsons have have their own cornstarch with aloe vera and vitamin E it is really good but only comes in small bottles. I was using creams for a little while and my son was getting red. I realised like myself he's sensitive to zinc which is in some nappy rash creams. Bapanthan is good is doesn't have any of that in it incase that is also a problem. Goodluck I know how you feel.

Louise - posted on 04/08/2011

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Right a couple of things here. First of all buy some Sudocrem which you can buy from any chemist over the counter. This cream is excellent and is given free to all new mums in the uk in a bounty bag. Now the warmer weather is coming allow your baby to have nappy free time for at least 15 minutes every day. Do not use any strong smelling soaps or baby oils on her skin. Bath her and apply the sudocrem and keep applying all day after every change. This should sort this out. Other than that things will get much better when she is toilet trained but she has at least another year before that. Hope this helps.

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