18/02/2017 at 15:27
Can anyone suggest a quick way to reduce redness or soreness for my baby's nappy rash?
He has had diarrhea since Thurs caused by teething so every time he poos it's making his skin more red and raw. So far i've tried coconut oil, sudocrem, metanium, bepanthen and canestan. Has anyone had success with egg white?
I'm concerned that the longer it goes on, the sorer it's becoming. Is there any foods I can feed him to counteract the acidity of teething saliva? He screams blue murder every time he poos poor thing.
18/02/2017 at 16:46
I would stick with the Metanium (slap it on really thick) and leave him, if you can on those disposable changing matts without a nappy on to air.
My sisterinlaw had this with her little girl and had to leave her nappyless which really helped. Also, no wet wipes - just damp cotton wool when wiping. Hope he gets better soon x
18/02/2017 at 17:30
Thanks BobbiRae, i'm using cotton wool and water as thought the wipes are probably making it worse 😩 It's so horrible seeing him in so much pain but hopefully it will pass soon.
Lots of open air bum time tomorrow I think!
Hope your nice is over it now and thanks for the advice xx
19/02/2017 at 08:16
my little one had a bad nappy rash a week ago and I just put her butt in the bath during each change then let her dry in open air then metanium.. took about 2 days to clear up!
Hope he feels better soon xx
19/02/2017 at 11:10
Thanks HH88 - we seem to be making progress using the Canestan then a layer of vaseline, his bum is still really red but he's no longer screaming in pain every time he poos.
Glad your little one is on the mend, it's hard being a baby! xx
19/02/2017 at 22:52
My little girl wasn't bad for nappy rash however as a nurse in a radiotherapy department (picture similar red raw genital area and awful diahorreah) we give our patients aqueous cream and swabs for cleansing (the cream is used as a cleanser only not left on). And then we use a specific cream but ideally you want to avoid things like baseline and Sudacrem as this can effect the skins ability to heal. The chemist or gp can supply a barrier spray or cream called cavilon. It doesn't need reapplied every bum change and allows skin to breath and protects it from further damage. Some last between 24-72 hours before reapplication. Good luck x
21/02/2017 at 14:26
Thank you MilliesMummyx that is really helpful - your poor patients must suffer so much 😕 I have ordered the cavilon spray it should arrive tomorrow so will try that out. Thanks again xx
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