Metanium nappy rash cream or just the normal white one?

(23 Posts)
Newtoallthissh1t Fri 20-May-16 11:08:32

My daughter (5 months) has chronic diarrhoea. It's being looked at by the GP as she has had it for a week now.
I'm quite confident it's a bug and not teething or an intolerance as she got it from a friends baby (who still has it 26 days later!!).
Anyway - she has AWFUL nappy rash with it. Bright red, broken skin, sore patches. I've never seen anything like it. I have had her nappy free for the last three days, Except when she is napping or asleep. I have been using the yellow nappy rash metanium cream, but it doesn't seem to be shifting. Until now I had always used the white every day one, but thought as she now actually had the rash I was meant to change to the yellow one?
Basically - any advice will be greatly received as to what to do about the rash.
DD is still poo'ing 15/20 times a day with a green acid type liquid. So that is obviously not helping her bum heal, but as she is nappy free I move the soiled cloth from under her immediately, wash with warm water, pat dry and then re apply cream. But is really not working.
Other than that, she is still sleeping and seems happy in herself?

RockCrushesLizard Fri 20-May-16 11:16:39

Yes to the yellow metanium - it's the best by far for sore bums.

Your poor little one - I remember mine had similar at six months, it was no fun.

Micah Fri 20-May-16 11:25:50

Mine were/are sensitive to petroleum based, everyday creams like sudocrem and metanium. Nothing shifted it, it even got worse.

If you can afford it try Burts bees diaper cream (beeswax based), or Neal's Yard baby balm (olive oil based).

Mine went from cracked and sore to better in 24 hours once I switched. They're still the same now as teenagers, they have to use BB lip balms even or chapped lips just don't heal.

BigusBumus Fri 20-May-16 11:29:40

Metanium is great stuff, just persevere with it and it will get better.

A future tip - if your child ever gets impetigo, put some metanium on it at bed time and its almost gone in the morning!

Newtoallthissh1t Fri 20-May-16 11:42:40

Thanks ladies. I will look up the bees wax stuff and keep going with the yellow cream for now. Just hoping the GP comes back to us soon with something. It's bloody awful! Husband is working 12 hour shifts today and all weekend and I can't take her out anywhere as I want her bum aired and don't want to make other babies sick!

RatOnnaStick Fri 20-May-16 11:47:40

If it's not shifting with Metanium could it be thrush? Ask the GP if some antifungal cream would be worth trying.

Newtoallthissh1t Fri 20-May-16 11:55:35

Still haven't heard back from the GP. I don't think it's thrush, I think it's just having a hard time shifting as the root cause (the poo'ing) hasn't stopped. It's just awful. ☹️

PurpleCrazyHorse Fri 20-May-16 16:26:51

We use the Waitrose bottom butter as a barrier alongside the yellow metanium cream. A waxy barrier might help although I'd definitely get your little one checked for an infection.

GraceGrape Fri 20-May-16 16:30:55

Yes, use the metanium to treat the soreness but let it dry and then put another barrier cream over it (could be sudocrem or just Vaseline). I found metanium improved the rash but didn't act well as a barrier.

Lules Fri 20-May-16 16:35:34

Sorry to hijack but i wonder if my DS (8 months) has the same bug? It's lasted 11 days now. Have seen the GP and HV but they didn't seem too concerned as he's happy and drinking etc. What's the GP doing for yours? The metanium is the best for nappy rash btw

Newtoallthissh1t Fri 20-May-16 17:08:22

Well, I was a little shocked today to hear that the results came back from GP as negative. (They took a poo sample Tuesday) when I questioned them further it turns out they only tested it for different types of food posioning!! Well - of course she doesn't have that. She's never eaten anything! I was a bit annoyed. They said it was just standard procedure that they only check for that. The DR even said, 'well I expected it to be gone by now' - well great! So did I. I've been called back in at 1750 to see the DR again. Hopefully I'll get a little more clarity.

Lules - are you in Essex? Only I know a few people who's babies are getting this now.

Lules Fri 20-May-16 19:23:35

No in London, but I guess things spread. Hope your daughter gets better soon

Newtoallthissh1t Sat 21-May-16 13:39:56

gracegrape thank you loads! Last night before bed I put on the yellow cream and then after it had dried the White cream. Did the same when I changed her in the night. When I got her up this morning it was like a different bottom. It's not gone, but after another day nappy free and more yellow cream it's SO much better! Thank you!
Shame the dodgy tummy is no better though.

GraceGrape Sat 21-May-16 15:17:16

Glad it seems better. I am fortunately beyond the nappy days now but remember how nasty the rashes can be.

bigchangesabound Sun 22-May-16 11:31:24

I've just posted about my 7mo DD have this diarrhoea too, don't know what's wrong but doesn't seem ill apart from this. I've been using Epiderm which actually got prescribed for her eczema and it seems to be helping the sore bum.

Newtoallthissh1t Sun 22-May-16 11:56:06

Well, my DD still has it. We are on day 8 now. The baby she got it from is on day 27!! The GP's seem to think this is acceptable as long as they aren't dehydrated! I think it's a joke. But don't know what else to do.
How long has your DD had it bigchanges? Where abouts are you?

However as for the sore bum, I have been doing the yellow cream in the day with no nappy and yellow cream, left to dry, followed by the White cream in the night and for naps when I have to put the nappy in and it seems to be healing nice and quickly now.

Newtoallthissh1t Sun 22-May-16 12:00:12

Also I have no idea how to search for your post? Sorry:

bigchangesabound Sun 22-May-16 12:24:46

We are only on day 4 so not as bad as you guys yet... Don't know if I can be dealing with poo on an hourly basis for a month! We are in Scotland so very far from Essex and London!
Are you giving them anything for it? I have been doing calpol at night.

Lules Sun 22-May-16 13:06:19

We are on day 13 now and I think he's finally starting to get over it. Fingers crossed

Newtoallthissh1t Sun 22-May-16 14:28:50

No, I haven't given her anything. She doesn't actually seem unwell or unhappy and isn't waking in the night. It's just the sore bum really. And the fact that there are towels and open linen nappies all over the house to catch poop!

Newtoallthissh1t Sun 22-May-16 14:29:24

Glad your coming out the other side of it lules no pun intended.

Florentina27 Sun 22-May-16 23:01:47

I use bepanthen I didn't find metanium helps. Also when she was newborn burta bees the 55g type was the best but struggled to find it and the other type they did wasn't as good. My Dd is constipated for a while now and she always gets sore bum as her stool is hard and stays stuck between bottox and bepanthen seems ti give an immediate relief and sorts the rush quickly, until she gets sore again

Florentina27 Sun 22-May-16 23:03:46

Also I used to use the absorbant mats and leave her to get some fresh air, it helps

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