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    Default Nappy rash for 2 weeks, doesn't go away!!!

    Hi ladies,
    My daughter developed nappy rash 2 weeks ago. It's red and it looks like as if someone put hot iron down there (it's so symmetrical). I went to see GP last week and he suggested some steroid cream. I have used it for the last 7 days but rash didn't clear up at all! I have no idea what to do. Rash seems to be more red when the nappy is left on for too long. After a night sleep it seems to fade. She has never had rash like this before. No blisters at all. Just this red area starting from the front, going to the sites (folds), less on the bottom. Could this be some kind of eczema / dermatitis? What should I use???
    Thank you

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    My DD suffers from bad nappy rash every now and again. Hers is related to her eczema/skin sensitivity I believe.

    The only cures I have found - steroid cream, but specifically Advantan. It's hard to get but works wonders. Must go through GP.

    Otherwise, my fail safe is Curash cream. Slap it on thick at every nappy change. It's literally te only nappy rash cream that works for us and is even say it works better than the Advantan most times. Make sure you apply every change and use quite a bit to provide a good protective layer.

    Good luck - it can be a bugger to get rid of!

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    My friends baby had this and it turned out to be fungal. Good luck.

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    Sounds like thrush to me.

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    Hydrazole

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    Have you been using a barrier cream too? I would be inclined to use a wet washer for nappy changes, rather than wipes (sometimes they can be irritating to skin), and give bub as much nappy free time as possible and change nappies really frequently. If you're doing all that and it isn't getting better I would go back to dr, they can sometimes get thrush in nappy area which would need different type of cream. If it was a dermatitis or eczema you would expect the cortisone cream to help.

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    Try an anti-fungal. X

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    Try hydrazole as suggested by a PP. You don't need a script but can only get it from a pharmacy.

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    Thank you all,
    I just looked at the pics on the net and I think more and more it is fungal.
    Also I found this:
    "...Secondary infections such as thrush (fungus or yeast) can occur. Thrush appears as bright red, shiny areas in the nappy area. These red areas have clearly defined borders. Thrush can also affect the skin folds. Lots of red dots (satellite lesions) might appear beyond the outer edge of the rash..."
    I'll visit my GP again tomorrow morning.
    Thanks again


 

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