Bad nappy rash...bepanthem and curash not helping!

Shereen - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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hey everyone,

i have a 7month old girl...whom has never had nappy rash before but it just wont seem to go away...ive been putting on bepanthem and curash powder on top of it for about a week now and nothing seems to be helping it still looks red raw. Im changing her nappies every hr or 2 now thinking maybe i wasnt changing her enuf and still not improving. Any idea?





Ive also tried canestan anti fungal cream and its still not going away...nothing is helping!

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Caroline - posted on 01/29/2010

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I use Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment. Used it with my first, who is almost 9 years old, and using it again with my second, who is now 8 months. I found it works brilliantly within about 12-24 hours. Its very thick, and quite sticky. It forms a brilliant barrier too. Just one warning, do NOT get it on clothes or furniture, it wont come out!! Hope this help. xx

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Anuschke - posted on 09/18/2012

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Hi Shereen, I'm not sure if my reply is timely for you, if not then it can help someone else. Go to www.cumfybum.com and try out their product. It is an amazing cream for nappy rash and chafing spots or some other rashes as well. I have used it for a number of months on my 13 month old son who gets bad nappy rash, and it works like a charm. A friend of mine uses cumfybum on her 5 yr old daughter's elbow eczema, and it keeps it well under control. Anuschke Wilson.

Casey - posted on 09/18/2012

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My daughter had it bad too the doc said to use hydrozole.. it works a treat. Just not too much :) give it a try.

Anuschke - posted on 09/18/2012

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Hi Shereen, Go to the website www.cumfybum.com and depending on where you're situated, order some of their cream. You will never use anything else. It is an organic Australian product. Hope this helps you

Brenda - posted on 06/09/2011

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Hi:) my 10 month old daughter had a very bad nappy rash recently.We took her to the doctors and they said to use a zinc cream then put cornflour over the top of the cream.also to let her have as much nappy free time as possible and to make sure the area is completly dry before applying the cream. we were also told to use warm water to wipe her with instead of normal baby wipes. hopes this helps and your little one is back to full health soon:)

Heather - posted on 06/09/2011

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have you tried leaving her nudey butt for as much of the day as you can to air her out? switching brands of diapers (some have perfumes that can inflame sensative skin, cloth diapers if you can with all natural materials). The best thing i found for diaper rash is any salve that has both calendula flower and comfrey root in them. The one i just grabbed to give you a name is All purpose Salve by Herbs for Kids Super Kids salve. It is also great for booboos. Also if she is 7 mo old you m ay have just started foods and she could be reactiing to something she is eating. Good luck...oh another good thing is lanolin...that often helps, i would use bagbalm on my kids it is what they use for cows utters when they are raw from milking but perfectly safe and efficient for kids too

Casey - posted on 06/09/2011

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have you tried a different brand of diapers? if havent try another brand, you girl may have sensitive skin. :(

Lea - posted on 02/22/2010

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Balmex is the best cream I've tried. Its easier to prevent diaper rash than to treat it, so at the first sign of redness, put some Balmex on.

Angela - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter is 11yrs old, but I remember when she was a baby she got a raw red rash down there that wouldn't clear w/diaper rash meds. Her doc said it was a yeast infection & told me to use woman's over the counter yeast cream (like Monostat) and to apply it EXTERNALLY on the rash. It went away! You should mention it to her doc, though. Hope it clears up :)!

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if you have a target the pharmacy gives you prescription cream OTC... just ask.... or buttpaste.... or nystacin cream

Shirley - posted on 01/30/2010

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It may not just be nappy rash, it could be a fungal infection like thrush. The best thing to use is something with an antifungal property with the barrier cream. I used Daktosin which is over the counter, with in 2 days it started to subside.

Niki - posted on 01/30/2010

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hi, i tried most of the nappy rash creams and found that savlon works the best xx hope this helps

Michelle - posted on 01/30/2010

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Hi Shereen, i have 2 children and my 14th old boy use to get nappy rash all the time, after seeing my clinic nurse she recommended getting the anti fungal cream, once it gets red raw it usually is infected so i use to put the anti fungal cream plus nappy paste on every nappy change and in a couple of days it had carmed right down. I might work for you, it's worth a try.

Michelle

Sneaky - posted on 01/30/2010

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I know it sounds odd, but I got so desperate at one point that I used the plain old corn flour out of my pantry (I also used cotton balls and warm water for cleaning, not wipes) and the redness had started to disappear by the next nappy change! Corn flour is the only thing I will use now :o)

Shereen - posted on 01/30/2010

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thanx everyone for u help. ive put on canestan thrush cream seems to be improving a lil bit. will see how it goes in a few days tho. but it starting to not look as red.

Leanne...lee - posted on 01/29/2010

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i am a big user of lucas' papaw ointment and fresh air..teething times their bums get red too ..diet can contribute too..so lots or water to cleanse,and perfume free wipes..teething times thier wee is stronger so can burn..washing detergent etc keep mild incase of sensitive skin and clean hands 4 everyone!! papaw is great 4 lots of cleaning and its fairly natural as far as i no..!!!dont over do any product tho..this is just wat ive done and if it doesnt work..maybe dr incase of thrush etc..good luck would love 2 no wat works 4 u

Lis - posted on 01/29/2010

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You may want to get her to the doctor. it is probably a yeast infection at this point. my baby had it after a bout with diarrhea. the doctor said to use Lotrimin ( which is for athletes foot). the baby needed and anti fungal.so i used that and triple [ast applied very thickly. it went away in a day!

Jaime - posted on 01/29/2010

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My little girl got nappy rash more when she was teething, I would leave her nappy off for a while and then smother her NAPPY with Paw Paw cream and then pat onto her neither regions, this always worked a treat for her and notice the difference within the next 2-3 nappy changes....

Abasha - posted on 01/29/2010

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I also used do have the same problem tried everything so I ended up taking her to my doctor, if need be take her to a doctor!!

Chelle - posted on 01/29/2010

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it might be thrush. my nephew got nappy thrush when he was about 10 months old. i know it dosnt sound nice but babies can get thrush girl or boy. they can get it in there mouth aswell (my daughter got it in her mouth and needed anti-biotics for it) thrush can come up in warm moist areas so babies mouths and in there nappies are ideal for thrush to thrive. nappy thrush can get treated very easy by getting a special cream from your doctor.



also dont use wipes. use cotton wool and water because the stuff they put in wipes can irratate a baby if they are sore....even if they are fragrance free.

Susanna - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi Take her to the DOCTOR and get a perscription for some cream it will take the redness out of the rash and it will start to heal. I cant remember the name of the stuff but you can only get it with a prescription. I had the same thing with my son he had really sensitive skin.

Ella - posted on 01/29/2010

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hi there, i had the same problem - the nappy rash didnt seem to go away then i got Sudocrem - it work like a bom -



go to



http://www.sudocrem.com/





How to use Sudocrem®

Sudocrem is a clinically proven management for nappy rash, which helps soothe, heal and protect your baby’s delicate skin.



So how does it work?

Firstly, Sudocrem is made up in a base with water-repellent properties which form a protective barrier, therefore helping to stop any irritants (urine and stools) coming into contact with the skin.



In addition, the emollient effect can help to soothe sore inflamed skin whilst leaving the skin feeling soft.



Sudocrem can be applied at every nappy change, but please remember to only apply a thin layer as a little Sudocrem goes a long, long way.



The general rule is to use a small amount and apply in a thin layer. Massage in small circular movements until the Sudocrem has disappeared leaving a translucent film. If this does not cover the affected area apply a little more. However, if the area stays white after application, too much has been applied.



Always read the label.

Terri - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have had to deal with some pretty nasty nappy rashes. My son has CF and alot of his meds reacted with him. He was also allergic to zinc cream which in a lot of the nappy rash creams. (White paste) What we had to do was use vaseline and then use cornflour talc. (Most talc are cornflour based, you need to find one with out perfume.)
Also when wiping your little ones bottom use unscented wipes. If you have scented one rinse them under hot water and squeeze them out. The perfume etc can be adding to the problem.

Hope this helps

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2010

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Which Benpanthem are you using? - there are 2 different types... the ointment or the anaesthetic cream. I found that the ointment didn't work, however the anaesthetic cream worked a treat (usually within 2 days). I also left the nappy off as much as possible to allow the air to get in. Hope that helps

Lacey - posted on 01/29/2010

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my son gets them really bad when he is sick are running a fever..i use powdered cornstarch on his...about a teaspoon are two depending on how bad it is..and rub it in and all around the red area's with my finger then put on his diaper and i use it everytime i change his diaper when he is red..after a few days its all cleared up

Julie - posted on 01/29/2010

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sudocrem is great my son had really sore nappy rash and it has help him a lot i would tke her to the doctor as i have seen it really bad before on a little girl when i was a nursery nurse and she has a yest infection and they had to give her a different cream my son nappy rash came when he started teething

Colleen - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi Shereen,

might sound wierd but i have found nipple cream works brilliantly, specifically lansinoh

available at the chemist, obviously if you think its more than just regular nappy rash get it checked but lansinoh in my experience will start the healing by the next nappy change

hope shes more comfortable soon

Carlie - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi,

my little girl had really bad nappy rash...i tried everything and nothing worked.

So i thought i would just try talcon powder to dry it up and it worked so well....within days it dissaperd and it never came back. Now talc is the only thing i carry with me in the change bag x hope this helps :)

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2010

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I've canastan thrush cream works wonders too, not tried it myself but ask your GP or Pharmasist before using

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Get castor and zinc ointment. Rash could be due to teeting. Castor and zinc is natural products with healing properties. powder will only keep skin dry short term. castor and zinc will prevent invections and heal all in one, and it's not "washed". In South Africa the castor and zinc ointment is cheaper than the fissan creams. Also try to were gloves when dealing with the rash, as germs on your hand can inflame the rash, or use cotton wool. Try NOT to touch your skin unto the rash. If it's candida as one of the other moms think, you can use a probotica powder (which is expensive) to balance the colon and stop the rash. I still think that it might be because of teething, as your baby is at teething age. Trust baby's rash is better soon.

Tracy - posted on 01/29/2010

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maybe also try just letting her have no nappy on for a little bit some times the air helps....

i can't really help other then that as my kids never really had nappy rash, could also be a rash from teething ,maybe....

Tanya - posted on 01/29/2010

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hi i had the same problem i now use a zinc based cream called sudocream it can be on the expensive side but so worthit.

Jennifer - posted on 01/29/2010

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With little girls is could be the result of something more serious like a yeast infection. I know it sounds awful but it happened to my little girl. You should take her to the doctor...even if its not from something serious they can usually write you a RX for something a little stronger to knock it out overnight!

Erin - posted on 01/29/2010

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hi, my baby gets bad nappy rash and i use savlon antiseptic cream, its safe for nappy nappy rash and works wonders!!!

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