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    Default What does mild nappy rash look like?

    DS gets just a few spots that look like "goosebumps" that are small raised red and some with tiny white spots on top.(Bit like a tiny pimple)
    Is this mild nappy rash or an allergy? He gets them on and off every few weeks or so. They last about 2-5 days. I think he is getting the same thing on his body just a few scattered occasionally.
    Any suggestions?? I have no faith in Drs, they have no idea what it is. Been to so many for the past year and am pulling my hair out wondering.
    Thankyou


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    Ally.....I think if there are little spots it may be a touch of a fungal infection.....which is a very common presentation in nappy rash.....(not surprising: a nice warm damp environment!)

    What do you use at the moment to clear it?

    Canestan works a treat, but you also need to continue to apply it after the spots/redness have gone for a few days to make sure the fungal infection is REALLY knocked onthe head, otherwise it'll re-appear.......

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    Hi Lucy
    I tried canesten for a couple of weeks once, but it didnt seem to do anything. I think I will probably give it another go though. Would a fungal infection come and go though? Or would it just stay there until it has been treated. DS seems to get it come then completely go, then come back again?

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    Ally, fungal infections can come & go....when I was younger, I used to have this ring worm that would appear and whenever I would treat it, would disappear and come back a few weeks later.

    It just took 3weeks to get rid of a fungal infection on Maddy's chest, we ended up getting some Elocon from the GP which healed it up finally.

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