Fungal nappy rash

If your baby is between 9 and 12 months of age she can experience the unpleasant symptoms of fungal nappy rash. Fungal nappy rash causes discomfort for your baby and can keep you up at night.

It’s a common type of skin rash that affects the nappy area, occurring when skin remains in prolonged contact with urine or stool inside a tight-fitting nappy. Adults using nappies due to medical conditions can also be affected.

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Nappy rash symptoms

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Understanding fungal nappy rash

When left untreated for more than a few days, nappy rash can get infected with Candida yeast. You should treat candidal nappy rash with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory products. 

Fungal Nappy rash treatment

Candidal nappy rash is an infection that must be treated with an anti-fungal product. Canesten clotrimazole 1% cream has been used to treat Candidal nappy rash for 25 years. The active ingredient clotrimazole attacks the fungal infection directly and helps relieve symptoms.

Preventing nappy rash

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Regularly allow your baby to move around without a nappy on for as long as possible.

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Change your baby’s nappies regularly.

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Cleanse with plain warm water and a mild soap or mild liquid cleanser, avoiding excessive cleaning and scrubbing.

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Dry your baby's skin gently by patting rather than rubbing and leave open to air until completely dry.

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Wash your hands thoroughly before and after changing nappies.

Facts about fungal nappy rash

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When your baby’s nappy rash becomes infected with Candida yeast, it needs anti-fungal treatment.

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If you find that your baby’s nappy rash persists for 3 days or more, it’s most likely infected with candida yeast.

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Nappy rash can be caused by many factors, such as teething or diet change.