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What is the best nappy rash cream for healing open skin?

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2015mom Sat 15-Oct-16 12:05:46

Hi guys

My LO is really suffering with nappy rash at present.

What is the best nappy cream which prevents nappy rash?

What is the best nappy cream which will treat chapped and broken skin through nappy rash?

Thank you

TheLegendOfBeans Sat 15-Oct-16 12:08:18


My pharmacist recommends a cream by Weleda; I'm afraid I can't remember it's name but I'm sure you get them in Holland and Barratt.

TheLegendOfBeans Sat 15-Oct-16 12:09:49

This one?

flumplet Sat 15-Oct-16 12:10:08

Metanium was the best one I ever used with ds - in the yellow one in the yellow tube. Absolutely amazing stuff. Then when you get on top of it use the white one to prevent it.

MillieMoodle Sat 15-Oct-16 12:11:19

We found metanium to be the best too.

BingBongBingBong Sat 15-Oct-16 12:11:30

Yep yellow metanium for sure

whinetasting Sat 15-Oct-16 12:12:07

Metanium is amazing- DS had awful open sores which it cured in a couple of days.
Then a thin layer of Sudocrem every nappy change.

Francescaestee Sat 15-Oct-16 12:13:34

Metanium. Nappy rash cream (yellow one) is amazing. Tried so many, found this to be the best. Just be aware it stains carpet etc ..

DrSeuss Sat 15-Oct-16 12:13:44

Make some camomile and honey tea and let it cool. Use this with cotton wool in place of wipes. Soak a few bits of cotton wool in the tea and place on the sore bits. Put the nappy back on, leaving the cotton in place. Weird but effective.

SomethingOfTheNight Sat 15-Oct-16 12:13:51

Another vote for Metanium.

Hope it heals soon.

2015mom Sat 15-Oct-16 15:51:44

Thanks everybody I was going to buy sudocream heal and protect and the Weleda one... But I will look at metanium for sure

2015mom Sat 15-Oct-16 15:53:08

I have got the metanium samples but they weren't the yellow packet... It was greeny blue and purple

Nanasueathome Sat 15-Oct-16 15:54:18

I was first recommended Metanium when my eldest child was a baby
He is 40 now and I would still recommend the same
Amazing stuff
Messy, but does the job

memyselfandaye Sat 15-Oct-16 15:55:48

Egg white, keep it in the fridge, the colder the better to take the sting away.

The egg white dries and forms a barrier between the skin and wee, you should see a difference within a day, I certainly did, it was fantastic.

trappedinsuburbia Sat 15-Oct-16 15:56:55

I've never seen Metanium, my HV recommended Bepanthem? a blue tube you can get at the supermarket and it was really good, like sticky tar going on but worked a treat.

CurtainsforRonnie Sat 15-Oct-16 15:58:25

Metanium yellow for sore open nappy rash. Amazing stuff. Heals so quickly.

The blue one is a barrier cream - a preventive, everday use.

CurtainsforRonnie Sat 15-Oct-16 16:00:47


MonsterINTHECupboard Sat 15-Oct-16 16:02:49

If it doesn't clear up go to the doctors and ask for a prescription for Timodine. Works wonders!

user1471950254 Sat 15-Oct-16 16:10:03

I also vote for Bepanthem, that's what my HV suggested as my DC has super sensitive skin even for a newborn sad

PestoSwimissimos Sat 15-Oct-16 16:11:37

Another vote here for painting on egg white and leave the nappy off as much as possible. My health visitor taught me this handy tip when none of the nappy creams were working.

2015mom Sat 15-Oct-16 17:08:32

Pesto did you see a difference in a day too?

PestoSwimissimos Sat 15-Oct-16 18:18:12

I can't remember how long it took, but it solved the problem and gave the skin respite from the creams I had been using (including metanium, which frankly didn't even touch the problem).

KatyN Sun 16-Oct-16 09:02:09

Try and leave them naked as much as possible too. Not ideal if they are moving although it is a good practice of potty training.
We found metanium brillliant too.

milkjetmum Sun 16-Oct-16 09:06:33

Drapolene here, saw immediate improvement. Used olive oil soaked cotton for wipes instead of water/wet . And lots of bare bum time.

Think about cause, for us it was lactose intolerance after tummy bug causing acid poops.

AlwaysWashing Sun 16-Oct-16 09:07:23

Another vote for egg white here and as much nappy free time as possible. I did try yellow Metanium which did work but not when the skin was broken, once the egg had done its thing I used the metanium as it got better.

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