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Fungal nappy rash

If your baby is between 9 and 12 months of age she can experience the unpleasant symptoms of nappy rash. 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.

Nappy rash symptoms

You should seek candidal nappy rash treatment if you notice:

  • Severe, bright red elevated patches with fine peripheral scale in the nappy region, especially in the skin folds around the groin and tops of the thighs
  • Vesicules (like a small, raised cyst or fluid-filled blister) and pustules around the rash
  •  Lasts three days or more, despite home treatments
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Understanding 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. 

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.

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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 sweat 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.