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please help, my son is screaming in pain - nappy rash but it doesn't look bad

(10 Posts)
PyrotechnicToadstool Wed 11-Nov-09 15:14:04

he's been crying for 30 minutes and i can;t understand why, it is barely even red - wiped offcream with water on case thst was making it worse, took nappy off, put a new one on as he asked - now what?

typing one handed as he is screaming on myp lap

got 2.5ml calpol in but refused more

PyrotechnicToadstool Wed 11-Nov-09 15:15:40

thought it was tiredness he usually naps from 2-4 but dropping it

there is no broken skin

reikizen Wed 11-Nov-09 15:16:19

How old is he? Are you sure it is nappy rash that is hurting?

TheMightyToosh Wed 11-Nov-09 15:19:11

Sit him in some water. Wiping it might not do the trick/might irritate it more. DD had similar when she was about 10 mths - we stcuk her straight in warm water to 'soak' and it soothed it immediately.

PyrotechnicToadstool Wed 11-Nov-09 15:24:35

he is just 2, never seemed bothered when he's had a bit of a rash in the past and has had much worse when teething

he isn't saying much and if i don't see or smell (boak) that he's pooed i don't know, so i make a habit of checking frequently - so it can't have been that long ago that he did

i took him upstairs and said let's have a quick bath but he just screamed more - maybe the kitchen sink will have more novelty

crying died down, it just felt like it had gone on forever

thank you both

reikizen Wed 11-Nov-09 16:33:38

Oh it's horrible when they can't tell you what it is isn't it? Calpol is definitely a good first line of defence imo!

PyrotechnicToadstool Wed 11-Nov-09 17:56:26

Thanks reikizen, he is all better now not sure if it was his nappy though, or maybe a combination of things - nappy, teething (chewing his hand all day - but not resulted in the gross nappies it usually does?), tiredness...

oh well, fingers crossed for a peaceful night

Jacksmama Wed 11-Nov-09 17:58:17

Try sitting his bottom in a cool bath with baking soda (sodium bicarb). Possibly it could be a bit of thrush? Try Canesten cream?

Hope he feels better soon, poor bunny.

PyrotechnicToadstool Wed 11-Nov-09 18:33:19

Thanks Jacksmama, what does thrush look like? Never even considered it shock I'll get DP to pop a bit of bicarb in his bedtime bath.

He has refused his dinner - probably down to being tired - and instead is munching on his third dry oatcake hmm children are weird, no?

Jacksmama Thu 12-Nov-09 04:12:14

Toddlers' eating habits are extremely strange. I just fed mine a whole bunch of mashed sweet potato off my huge wooden cooking spoon. Then I handed him his little plastic spoon and he threw a fit. hmm

Thrush is easily confused with nappy rash - can look exactly like it, or extremely different. Very red sometimes, sometimes not very red but with bumps, sometimes with pimply-looking spots. It's supposed to be painful . Canesten cream usually clears it up in a short time. You can also try giving him some powdered acidophilus supplements for babies/ toddlers. HMF Natogen is a good brand, as is Bio-Gaia. I don't know where to get them in the U.K. though, I'm sorry.

Good luck!!

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