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    Default Enviroment/Food Related Nappy Rash?

    My DD1 has never really had nappy rash, her bum would get red, I would put on some paw paw and it would be gone by the next nappy change until 2 months ago, this is when we moved to the country this is also when she finally started to eat solids on a regular basis. So much has happed in the last two months that I have no idea where to start.



    So, her rash is spotty and can get blisters I cannot determind if it is a yeast infection or not, I have taken her to the doctors and she said it is regular nappy rash. As she has never had this before and is now 2 I believe it may be enviromental/food related so please give me your suggestions on what can cause nappy rash like this.

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    Ummm, what's the water like up there? Are you on tank?

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    I was thinking water. No we aren't on tank water, just tap. Is there a simple way to purify the water to see if it has any effect?

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    Hmm, unless you get one of those ceramic things attached to your tap?

    Bore water backs me up

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    My DD tends to get bum-rashy when she's teething (acid saliva?) and also from eating more acidy types of fruit - too much citrus or kiwi fruit, which is a pity cos kiwi is her favorite.

    There's this fabulous cream you can get at the chemist which has a soothing component (like sigmacort) mixed in with and anti-fungal, I have found it to work any time the rash persists more than a couple of days (sorry I can't remember what it's called right now but the pharmacist will know). If you've tried this for a couple of days and it doesn't clear up then it's worth another opinion at the drs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marydean View Post
    My DD tends to get bum-rashy when she's teething (acid saliva?) and also from eating more acidy types of fruit - too much citrus or kiwi fruit, which is a pity cos kiwi is her favorite.

    There's this fabulous cream you can get at the chemist which has a soothing component (like sigmacort) mixed in with and anti-fungal, I have found it to work any time the rash persists more than a couple of days (sorry I can't remember what it's called right now but the pharmacist will know). If you've tried this for a couple of days and it doesn't clear up then it's worth another opinion at the drs.
    Is it Daktozin? - I LOVE the stuff, DD's rash clears up in 5-12hrs of using it

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    When her rash wouldn't clear up last time I tried Daktozin (thanks to one of your old posts Negrita ) and it cleared it up well however this time sudocream is clearing it up.

    She doesn't really eat any citrus so it wouldn't be that. I think the water might be a good starting point as she used to eat small amounts of food and never reacted where the water has definately changed, so maybe I need to invest in a purifier, off to send some money... I will let you know how we go.

    Thankyou everyone for your responces.

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    We are having a simliar prob with our youngest although he is 2 yrs old! It looks like eczema and last time we switched nappies as a certain brand set it off within hours of trying them. He eczema then became infected - imagine that! Poor chap.

    His bottom has flared up again in the last 2 weeks but also on his cheeks, arms and legs..............I am actually starting a food diary........so to cut a long ramble short maybe you could try that and see what makes a diff and what doesn't. So far we have cut out tomoto sauce......

    Hope you get to the bottom of it and it clears up soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaintreeDream View Post
    When her rash wouldn't clear up last time I tried Daktozin (thanks to one of your old posts Negrita ) and it cleared it up well however this time sudocream is clearing it up.

    She doesn't really eat any citrus so it wouldn't be that. I think the water might be a good starting point as she used to eat small amounts of food and never reacted where the water has definately changed, so maybe I need to invest in a purifier, off to send some money... I will let you know how we go.

    Thankyou everyone for your responces.
    Glad to hear an old post helped - hope you can figure out what's causing it, goodluck!!

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    My DD's nappy rash actually turned out to be Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Not saying that's whats happening with you, but unless you knew the difference between a nappy rash and the HF&M disease you could easily be confused. as we were.

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    I found the tube, the cream I use is called Hydrozole. It's pretty cheap too.

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