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Dd's skin on her bottom has started bleeding, anything else I can do?
Basically she's had a dirty nappy during the night time for the past 3 nights in a row. I'm very good at changing her regularly and never leave her with a dirty nappy on. But she's been filling her nappy at night whilst we're all in bed, so when I wake up she instantly needs changed. Though, as you can imagine it's dried and badly irritated her poor skin for hours until she wakes.
I always check in on her before I go to sleep and if I know she's dirty I will wake her up for a change.
Now though her bottom is extremely red and bumpy, and the skin has now started cracking and bleeding. I feel awful! It's obviously hurting her to sit down etc. It's not being helped by the fact that she keeps having several dirty nappies a day at the minute. She's been ill recently and off her food, so now she's got her appetite back we're going through lots more nappies!
I'm slabbing the sudocrem on her by the pound and putting detol in her bath with no other products to try and make it slighlty better for her. Is there anything else I can do though? I feel so bad for her!
Well she wont let me wipe her as it's hurting her, I've stopped using wipes and gone for cotton wool and warm water, but it's still sore for her. It looks so painful, I feel so s**t for her and totally to blame! She's never had this before.
The doctors where I live are pretty good, the minute you tell them your child is ill/there's a problem a Dr calls you within 5 minutes to see what the problem is. They always make room for an appt if your child is sick.
Oh god, will it get infected? Should I buy this other cream first or just take her to the Dr's tomorrow instead?
Just take her to the drs I think. If all it requires is the metanium, you can either get the prescription or buy it yourself. If you don't go Drs and wait a few more days, you might still have to go anyway if it doesn't start clearing up then she has had to suffer for longer. Its not your fault, you weren't to know and at least you are doing what you can to help her now.
Nappy off as much as poss & stop the dettol (way too strong & could be irritant) Green Baby do really good non-petroleum (unlike vaseline) bot cream, as do Neal's yard (our partic fave). Sadly happens to most bottoms at some time. Oh, def agree worth doc taking a look.
Nappy off as much as possible, and EGG WHITE. It works, really it does.
There are several converts on here. When ds2's botty was raw nothing else made it heal over, and egg white did.
Whisk it up if you have time, if not it should still work. Clean with cotton wool and water, no alcohol wipes etc at all. Then pat it dry, then put on a layer of raw egg white with your fingers.
Leave nappy off if you can.
Once broken skin has healed, use metanium or thick zinc znc castor oil cream every time after cleaning, as a barrier. This will stop the poo getting to the skin next time it happens.
I should add that the GP, HV and so on all prescribed different modern creams and I tried everything, sudo, metanium, everything I tell you...it went on for a whole week not getting better. Egg white for a couple of days and it started to heal.
Just to say that when dd woke on Monday it had cleared up loads soI didn't ring the doctors as what I was doing seemed to be working really well. I was at how much better it was.
It's still a bit red tonight but is looking ten times better. The sudocrem's been workin a treat, I've just been slabbing it on. Nappy changes every 1-2 hours with periods of leaving nappy off. Then a bath after every dirty nappy and her bath at night. Have been putting a tiny bit of detol in the water, it doesn't appear to have been an irritant for her at all, and appears to have really helped keep it clean.