Ds (nearly 21 weeks) has been having a bit of a low patch with teething symptoms but over the last 48hrs things have got really nasty in nappies. He's been getting about 8-12 dirty nappies a day, they smell of vinegar and they've burnt through his skin leaving him with raw flesh and red 'blisters' along the line of his bum. On Tuesday afternoon the HV told me this 'nappy rash' was quite a normal part of teething etc, but I find it difficult to believe. For a start it is less like a rash and more like a burn, the skin is really hot to touch and ds is screaming in agony anytime we go near his nappies or even if he poos with his nappy off. The poo is really yuck oily greenish liquid. I've got some bepanthen which I've been putting on but it doesn't seen to be working very effectively.
Has anybody else experienced this with their dcs? Is there anything I can do? (I really hate seeing ds in this much pain. He's only asleep now because he has cried so much today he couldn't stay awake any longer.) TIA
I was going to suggest soaking your liner in chamomile tea and putting it on damp if he were in cloth, but disposables - you don't have liners . I would still be soothing though - just get a rectangle of fabric, soak it in the chamomile tea, wring it out a bit and put it inside his nappy damp.
Yep my dd (15 months) has had this with every tooth. This time it is particularly bad though but I'm just leaving her nappy off as much as possible (although i have had to deal with poo on carpet and wee everywhere!)
Metanium cream is the bees knees of nappy rash cream. Have recently used it with ds2 (who is now 3 years old) who had a bum as described after a couple of days of the runs (compounded by the fact he doesn't always TELL me that he's had an accident in his pants so if I don't notice instantly it stays against his skin). Put it on at lunchtime and it was TONS better by bedtime.