View Full Version : My poor little boy... What else can I do?
He has an awful nappy rash.
It is red and raised and he is even walking funny because of it.
He is 2 1/2 and keeps telling me 'hurt a bottom' and is so snuggly and really quite sad.
He has for a few weeks now made it difficult for me to change him when he does a poop. At first I was pretty sure it was because of the cold wipes but now he has developed this...
Well, I wouldn't want it touched either.
I have put our trusted nappy rash cream and powder on him but it is still just as red and sore.
Poor little man.. I even gave him panadol last night because it was bothering him so much. :(
He is right now asleep but nappy free after having a bath.. He absolutely hated it and won't even sit down. He insists on being cradled like a baby.
Is there anything I haven't done that might help him?
Are there lots of little dots? If so it could be thrush infected nappy rash. I use Ressolve Plus cream when DS2 gets it (antibiotics for his ears can cause it) and it clears it up within 1 to 2 nappy changes :thumbsup: I've recommended it to another member on here and she rang me to tell me how well it worked :yes:
we tried many things with my little man when he had truly distressing nappy rash. 2 things, you should check what has caused this in the first place, If it is fungal then you should get an anti-fungal barrier cream (Daktozin or Desitin?! I can't remember which is the anti fungal) ... if not then we found that the bepanthen in the metal tube worked best. Panadol and nappy free time is certainly the way to go. Best of luck :)
Vaseline works wonders as well.
:no: Nope no little dots. I do have Daktarin, but DD has had thrush before and it looks nothing like it.
It almost looks like its weeping... Rubbed raw... Sortof.
try cornflour. it works wonders
Get a doctors appointment :yes:
Are you sure? What could be wrong?
I'm not sure what cream you are already using but i use sudocrem? Its used for Bed Sores, Ecsema, Abrasions as well as nappy rash, and i see results by the next nappy change.
Forgot to add, i also find the bepanthen in the metal tube also works great... Although, if its weeping and quite raw, i would probably get an appointment too. They might be able to prescribe something to work way quicker and reduce the pain your little one is experiencing.
I use Coram's nappy paste.
It has ALWAYS cleared the problem up within a day or two of putting it on.. but not now. :no:
If it's red raw and weeping hun you need to watch for infection which is why I suggested seeing a doctor.
DS2 was like that a few months ago so I took him to the docs. Thats when I found out it was thrush infected and he told me about the cream.
To stop it stinging you can use your normal cream then put a layer of vasoline over the top. It is water resistant and keeps the wee off the sore bit.
For a start, I'd stop using commercial wipes on it, at least while it is healing.
Either facewashers or pieces of chux wet with chamomile tea are good. The chamomile with both soothe and cleanse. Just buy some chamomile teabags and brew it up a mug's worth at a time.
I'd also try some nappy free time - harder in winter, I know.
I'm quite a fan of Curash powder and Daktozin cream for nappy rash.
And a doctor's appointment sounds like it is in order, too.
:no: I'm not using wipes on it.
He is still nappy free now. He has woken up and is walking funny but only walked to his cot and asked me to get him a bottle.
So he is lying on the couch with his legs spread wrapped up in daddy's dressing gown.
Poor little man :hugs: It's awful isn't it. I hope it clears up for him soon hun.
Oh another thing, are you using anything in the bath? Bubbles or baby bath stuff? If you are it might be worthwhile stopping that for a while too.
:no: Not lately no.
Once I saw it coming up I thought plain water would be better.
Poor little mite is chatting away but won't sit up or stand.
At least he is snuggly. :o
you cant help but love their cuddles when they are feeling the best.
brauer nappy rash cram is fantastic and all natiral
also soem raw silk nappie liners.. expensive but work great
but if it really raw and wheeeping i would go to th doc and get a percription cream
my youngest gets the most insane nappy rash also. red raw and bleeding. it's so horrible :(.
give him a shallow bath in luke warm water and put bi-carb soda in it. let him sit in it for a while. when he gets out either let him air dry or just lightly pat him dry. when he's fully dry put on a zinc based cream like sudocream or similar. i honestly don't know how or why it works, but the bi-carb is the best thing i've ever come across. we swear by it now. when his nappy rash is really bad i give him a bath at every nappy change rather than wipe him (i just use the laundry trough) and within 2 nappy changes it's all but gone - it's amazing.
seriously, give it a go - it's all natural so nothing to hurt him and it's not expensive to try. i hope he finds some relief soon. poor little man :(
The best solution I've seen used in hospital is Orabase Paste. No idea if you can get it prescribed, but I would think so. It's a thick barrier cream that you leave on and it lets the skin heal underneath and flakes off in it's own time. We use it on babies who have had a colostomy reversed and whose bottoms aren't used to being used and get incredibly sore.
Hun you are in Perth right? Theres prob not many pharmacies open right now, but there is a 24 hr one on Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. You can take him in, get a pharmacist to have a look and they will most likely give you something for it. At least this way you'll know if it's thrush, etc. Thats what we did with DD1.
How is the rash going? I am a big fan of PawPaw Ointment - works well at night time when you really need them to be wearing a nappy - it is thick and sticky and you can lather lots on so it gives a barrier between their skin and the wee. Also really seems to help clear things up.
As he is 2 1/2 maybe you could use this time to try toilet training him? If it really hurts to wee & poo in his nappy he might be more willing to try using the toilet? Just a thought, won't help at night time but would make the days a bit easier.
Hope things are clearing up.
We are leaving the toilet training until he is ready to approach it.
It has almost entirely cleared up by now, which is good.
He isn't complaining about it any more and will let me put the cream on without a fight.
I personally don't trust pharmacists, I prefer to do my own research first not just take someone's word for it. :o
BUT all is good now. :)
Thanks for all your help. :D
Glad to hear it's nearly all better now :)
When our kiddo has it, we pop Bepanthen on to heal it, and then Zink and Carstor oil cream over the Bepanthen to seal it and keep fluids out of the rash. Either that or Bepanthen and Vaseline. :D
Pawpaw ointment is fantastic! Can me used for just about anything. My 14 week olds groin was all red, the skin was peeling & was risen into a sort of welt. Put the pawpaw on and the next nappy change was nearly unnoticeable!
I always keep an extra tube and use it for my dry lips...better than any lip balm!
:) He's actually been rash-free for a couple of weeks now. :laughing:
try cornflour. it works wonders
I agree, cornflour is super or another cream i used was Daktozin, it has the anti fungal in it which will stop the itch. You put it on kinda thick and it protects it like a barrier cream. My kids cleared up straight away with it.
Perhaps it was something he was eating? I know if DS has salicylates or glutamates he gets a rash.
His cousin gets red raw if she eats anything with onion in it.
Just a thought.
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