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    Default Persistent nappy rash - help!

    Toby's had nappy rash on and off since he was 2 weeks old (he's almost 5 weeks now). We've been to the GP a few times and it's not bacterial or fungal. The only thing that has cleared it up has been 1% cortisone cream but I can't (and don't want to) use it all the time.

    So here's what we've tried (obviously not all at once):

    Disposables
    Cloth
    Sudocrem
    Desitin
    Corn flour
    Daktozin
    Hydrozole
    Bactroban
    Changing laundry detergent for cloth nappies
    Not using baby wipes (just water and a cloth)
    Curash
    Coconut oil
    CJs butter
    Paw paw

    He had lots of nappy free time, I always dry his bottom after changing him. Desitin and corn flour are the best barriers we've found so far but they still don't fix it.

    the GP took a swab from it and it was all clear.

    Any ideas?!

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    id ask for a referral to a dermatologist and see what they say.. my dd when she was little had awful teething rash on her cheeks and in the end we went to a specialist who gave up cream to fix it up... im sorry I cant recall the name of the cream as it was over 14 years ago.. best of luck

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    The poor kid.

    Sometimes you just need to use the cortisone for a little longer, I would use it for three days past the 'its better' stage. I also don't think it hurts to include an antifungal even if the swab came back clear - hydrozole would be my choice.

    Then I would use a huge layer of Desitin at every change, change every hour regardless of dampness and bath twice daily with sorbelene or similar (Cetaphil etc).

    The other thing you can do is treat it as eczema and give salt or extremely diluted bleach baths until the infection and irritation has gone. Google bleach baths if you go down that track so you have an idea of what you're doing. Or better still, speak to a dermatologist who specialises in eczema.


 

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