Dd (6) is rather red and itchy 'down there' and I really feel sorry for her. It's been there off and on quite a while and it usually goes with sudocrem. I had a look earlier and there seems to be a bit of white stuff around the outside at the top. Could this be me not making sure she's clean enough? Kids can't get thrush (or can they?) I really don't know what to do!
Yes they can get thrush! I took my 7yo to the GP for the same problem and she was prescribed a canesten type cream which sorted it. I had been using Sudocrem previously and apparently this is very drying. She has stopped having baths now and only uses unperfumed products and touch wood, she has been fine since.
The 1% thrush creams say not for people under 16. Is it definitely safe? I do think it is thrush to be honest. She has been on antibiotics and there is white stuff (although it's around the top in the er..folds!)
Thrush can get into the rash, just as it does nappy rash. I have 4 dads and it has happened to all of them to differing degrees. Different to how I get thrush when I am on antibiotics. Not internal iyswim.
My son (2.4) currently has thrush. He would let me touch his willy when changing his nappy. GP diagnosed thrush and gave him cream. Stop faffing with dopey creams that temporarily work. Take her to the GP and get it sorted. You can't be too careful with her bits!!!
It's not strange - it goes away with cream because your DD doesn't have thrush. She has nappy rash because she doesn't wipe herself properly. That is why it goes away with sudocrem, e45 etc which create a barrier between the irritating waste and her skin. It happened to my DD too around the time she was learning to clean herself after the toilet.
Please don't administer thrush medication to your child. Not before a Dr sees her & gives a prescription if necessary.