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Hello, I'm brand spanking new here, but I wanted to ask about thrush on bub's bottom.
DD has had it for about 2 weeks now. I took her to the dr who told me to use Canestan and Sigmacort cream, and it should clear in 1-2 days.
It didn't. I took DD back to dr on Monday and we had to see another dr. She tells me it would take 4-5 days. It still hasn't cleared. She explained to me about the effects of letting her splash around in the bath too long, and in bubble bath. So we've cut that out.
Baby nurse at chemist yesterday mentioned that it can be because of teething. DD's 3rd tooth just broke thru yesterday, but she hadn't been all that whingy.
I know the hot weather here isn't helping. I'm changing her nappy all the time and trying to let her have a bit of nappy-free time.
According to the 2nd dr it's not that bad a case, it's only sort of between her bottom cheeks, but it just looks so nasty.
Anybody got any better tips on getting rid of it?
Also, just out of curiosity, do boys get thrush too?
Told you I had my L plates on:
I forgot to say that we use terry square nappies and only water and cotton wool to clean wet/dirty bottoms. Usually we use curash powder or cream, but have stopped this while trying to treat the thrush.
All I can suggest is more pants off time! you seem to be doing every else already.
I know teething can give them the rash.
Sorry not much help! :(
Yep boys get it too.
My little boy is only 3 weeks old and has a fungal infection on his bum. The ECHN (early childhood nurse) told me to use vaseline but that didnt do anything. I went to the chemist and he told me to use Dactozin (sp) and it should clear up in 1-2 days. We have been using it for about 2 days now and it has cleared up a little but is still there. I was talking to the ECHN today and she said use Dactozin with vaseline on top so now we are trying that. If its still not cleared up by Monday, I'll take him to the doctor.
lately I've been using Daktozin ointment its for nappy rash associated with fungal infection & it works a charm.
the rash is gone in two days & i had my happy lil girl back :D
Thanks for your replies. I went to the chemist last night and asked the pharmacist about Daktozin, he didn't say anything about that, but I think he thought I must have been talking about Dactarin (sp?)
He was surprised that the Canestan hasn't cleared it up and said to keep using it, then put a layer of Sigmacort over it, then a barrier cream. Neither doctor told me to put the barrier cream on top.
He said to give that a try for a few days. he also said that maybe I need another diagnosis. 2 doctors have told me it's thrush. I think I'll go somewhere else and see what they say. Only prob is, I don't have many female drs in the area and my 2yo has a problem with men atm for some strange reason, I'd like to stick with a female dr.
I'll give it to Monday, then see.
If anyone has any more ideas, I'm all ears/eyes
I'm surprised the Canesten isn't clearing it up for her...poor bub :( , as if its strong enough to fix vaginal thrush, then it should do bubbies bums no worries! And the Sigmacort should be helping too.... DD1 had really bad fungal infections under her arms when she was a bub (from her 1st time mummy apparently not getting all the moisture out after her bath...:o ), and they prescribed Sigmacort for that, and it went within a day!
The only thing i can suggest is more nappy free time, and changing often (as you've been doing already)....It sounds like you're doing everything you can....Hope it clears soon for her....
I would go for the 3rd opinion. If the thrush treatment isn't working then chances are it isn't thrush.
I have never heard that to much bath time can cause thrush??
And really the best thing for it is more nappy free time. Take advantage of the hot weather and take the nappy off through the day time. I know its messy but its also a hell of alot more comfortable for the child.
I too am going to suggest the nappy free time, and a litte filtered sunlight may do the trick.
Yeah nappy free time is always good.
Daktozin is a thrush treatment cream with zinc and (I think) Cod Liver oil. It coats and protects, and tends to stay on better than other creams in a nappy.
The other matter you haven't mentioned is how are you washing the nappies?
You might need to treat them more aggressively while there is an infection.
Aardvark - I wash the nappies in Omo Sensitive, always have done this. This is the only powder I use as I get a horrid reaction to other washing powders. Of course the nappies go in a separate wash than my clothes so I could try something else, do you have any suggestions?
Kamaikia - The baby nurse said that spending a lot of time in the bath means that the nose can start running and drip into the water, spreading germs around the bottom area.
Everyone seems to have different ideas when I ask though.
OK, so how much nappy-free time do you all have? Am I doing enough?
Sorry if anyone else mentioned this but I saw Canestan laundry liquid at woolworths yesterday near the napisan. This would help get rid of thrush on clothing/nappies.
Thanks Bubbalucy, I've never seen that, but I've got to go out today, I'll have a look for it.
I would like to thank everyone who swears by Daktozin. I picked some up on Monday night and the rash is looking much better, still there, but only slightly pink and a lot of the spots have cleared.
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