Help! Nappy rash advice needed!

(23 Posts)
sparklyskyy Tue 26-Aug-14 06:34:19

My 18 month DS has really bad nappy rash after having a bad tummy over the weekend. We've been changing him more frequently, using water instead of wipes and applying sudocream but it seems to be getting worse.

I let him run about with his nappy off yesterday for less than 15mins and he peed 3 times (carpeted house) so then put just jammy bottoms on and he again peed right away so had to put a nappy back on which again needed to get changed immediately sad. He still had a dodgy tummy yesterday so didn't give him any solids i.e. no dinner, just a bottle at bed time. He's managed to sleep right through.

Any advice on other creams etc to use?

sparklyskyy Tue 26-Aug-14 06:35:12

I'm thinking I should maybe try and get a docs appt today?

booksandchoc Tue 26-Aug-14 06:38:26

Metanium is really good, they have a normal one and a yellow ointment. The yellow ointment is really good for bad nappy rash. Both come in tubes. Hope the rash clears up soon. Dd used to get really bad, bleeding nappy rash.

makeminea6x Tue 26-Aug-14 06:39:40

I find the yellow metanium very good.
If it's blistering you do need to see the GP.

katienana Tue 26-Aug-14 06:44:14

Bepanthen is really good. I had problems with ds having constant runny poo, not enough fat in his diet. Increased yse if butter, peanut butter and snacking on cheese rather than fruit has really helped.

sparklyskyy Tue 26-Aug-14 06:44:33

Thank you. I'm on my way to work so will speak to DH who's with him today and once DS is up he can see how it is and whether he needs the doc, will tell him to pick up some metanium too. Will I get that in a pharmacy?

sparklyskyy Tue 26-Aug-14 06:46:30

Katie, that's struck a chord with me as we give him a lot of fruit and weakened fruit juice and his poo has been runny in the lead up to this weekend, we were wondering if that could be the cause.

Moglimoo Tue 26-Aug-14 06:47:35

My dd had this at 13 months. Drapolene from boots was the only thing that cleared it up. Is £5 a tub, pink in colour. Hope your little one feels better soon.

JuniorMumber Tue 26-Aug-14 06:51:42

I second Bepanthan. Our midwife recommended it for DD's nappy rash and the rash had vanished by the four or fifth application.

Haribolover Tue 26-Aug-14 08:10:00

Metanium is good, the treatment one. Can get it in most supermarkets as well as places like Boots.

TheOriginalWinkly Tue 26-Aug-14 08:13:09

Would he be happy to sit on a towel in an empty bath, playing with jugs and cups of water, so he could air his bum without trashing your carpets?

Mamabear12 Tue 26-Aug-14 08:37:02

Use warm water w vegetable oil when dabbed his bottom for diaper changes instead of plain water. Dab dry and then use diaper rash cream

katienana Tue 26-Aug-14 16:06:35

GP told me fruit juice was one of the worst culprits, apple juice in particular. We try to limit fruit now, as DS will gorge on it given the opportunity. Stop the juice, give water or milk instead. Hope it clears up.

sparklyskyy Tue 26-Aug-14 16:22:29

Thanks everyone. Gave DP the info on creams but he said it's a bit better today so I'll see when I go home and get some tomorrow if need be.

Will def try him sitting in the bath to try and get the air about him. And will definitely lay off the juice!

wheresthelight Tue 26-Aug-14 20:24:48

cornflower - it is bloody brilliant!

my dd had the worst nappy rash ever, blistered skin, bleeding, open sores and smothering her bum in cornflower for 24 hours and it had almost completely gone.

NorahBone Tue 26-Aug-14 22:07:28

Ds had nappy rash recently and I had to stop using Sudocreme because it made him cry sad. Johnson's nappy cream seems ok but it's the only alternative I've tried.

noblegiraffe Tue 26-Aug-14 22:11:46

My dd had bad nappy rash and sudocrem and Bepanthan didn't touch it. Metanium cleared it up almost overnight. Supermarkets stock it.

Bananas can cause constipation so might be a good one to try for stopping the flow!

SugarPlumpFairy3 Tue 26-Aug-14 22:44:23

He may have thrush in it too sad. If there isn't an improvement quickly when you've started using the nappy rash ointment (we've always used metanium) then take him to the gp for some anti fungal cream.

Dangermouse1 Wed 27-Aug-14 20:10:54

We struggled with nappy rash for ages. Best advice - change nappy really often and straight away if dirty; once you have cleaned them up, dry using a soft clean towel (an actual towel, not paper towels etc) this made a huge difference, and use metanium nappy rash cream as suggested. If not better quickly, ask Dr or pharmacist about antifungal cream.

Dangermouse1 Wed 27-Aug-14 20:15:13

Just noticed you are using water not wipes. Are you using cotton wool? I found this actually made things worse as the fibres shed and irritated the skin so we swapped back to the 'as water' wipes but always dried thoroughly after.

sparklyskyy Thu 28-Aug-14 06:25:27

Thanks for all your replies. Just thought I'd update! Got metanium, that along with more frequent nappy changes and the nappy rash has almost completely gone. Just a couple of spots left but they're unbroken so think it should clear up today.

Thanks so much, we have our happy boy back!

MiaowTheCat Thu 28-Aug-14 18:23:22

Think there's some stomach bug going around that's causing it as well -cos both of mine have had really awful bouts of loose nappies, acidey poos and horrid rash this last week - despite masses of bare arse time and changing the second the poo face is finished with!

LittleBearPad Thu 28-Aug-14 18:25:38

Metanium is excellent stuff. Glad it's better

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