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Thread: How to get rid of really bad thrush and nappy rash

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    Default How to get rid of really bad thrush and nappy rash

    Hey girls

    I'm at my wits end at the moment.Gemma has had the worst thrush and nappy rash for the last month on and off.I got a call from daycare this morning asking if they could use nappy rash cream on her!DER I thought thats why I provide it! Anyway it just seems to start to clear up then by the next morning its so red and today when I just changed her nappy its so red it looks like its starting to peel(mainly the thrush I think). I bawled my eyes out when I saw it and she was screaming. I already have medicated thrush cream from the doctor that is only to be applied once a day perferrably at night which it was starting to work but now its not.What should else should I buy?I have sudocream and another type of day time thrush cream but nothing seems to be making it stay away!I should mention that she has been so sick over the last 6 weeks with tonsillitus then gastro which is what has brought on this horrible rash and with the teething wee's its just irritating the whole area and by morning its red again.




    Please help...........

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    Aww Kirsty poor Gemma, she must be so sore down there. Try to give her as much nappy free time as possible. I know that it's hard in the cold weather. Canasten is great. I use it more than one time a day on Tehs bum when she had thrush. Maybe alternate between the medicated cream and the other, make sure you clean off each layer for each change. The only problem with canasten and other thrush creams is that they come of really easy so 1 wee and it's gone. IYKWIM. Not really long enough to work. Try not to use wet ones on her bum either, a soft warm flannel will be so much more soothing.
    I hope that some of this helps.

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    Could possible be a mixture of thrush and nappy rash. Maggie had something similar and it took a number of creams in combination to fix it and I washed after every poo, not just wiped.

    3 times a day (morning, midday and night time nappy)
    • Layer of canesten, topped with Desitin (strong zinc based nappy cream)

    Other times
    • Bepanthen


    All creams had some different element about them that helped with either the thrush or nappy rash. There is a zinc cream combined with antifunal (Daktoxin?) You could try that. HTH

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    Thank you so much!Now are all these pharmacy type creams?

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    Yep, from the pharmacy. There are 2 types of Bepanthen, it is the dual action ointment I used. Desitin is very stinky and sticky, so be careful where it goes. Maybe try the Sudocrem first, and if that doesn't work go for the Desitin, it has twice the zinc.

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    Jenna had a good dose too, and I just used the chemist brand tube - not the specialist baby cream, and applied it 3 times a day. That was the instructions. It was clearing up within about 3 days, and we continued to use cloth nappies the whole time.
    I think all up it was used for about 14 days, and that did the trick.

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    I also used canasten for adam's thrush

    For nappy rash I highly recommend paw paw ointment - I found it worked faster than sudocrem or bepanthen - it is from the chemist in a red jar, don't get the tube as its too hard to get it all out and wastes some

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