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#1 Minnie80

Posted 23 November 2019 - 06:44 PM

Hi everyone,

My 9 month old has been having a lot of problems in the crotch area lately. It started with a bad nappy rash. We got rid of that by using a couple of ointments prescribed by her doctor. But no matter how clean we keep the area, the rash keeps coming back. She also keeps getting boils in the crotch area. Some of them produce pus and blood. The doc prescribed an antibiotic ointment for that and said we may need an oral antibiotic if it gets worse. Then I noticed that for the last week she scratches her vagina very aggressively during nappy changes and bath time. I've texted the doctor and he said to bring her back in today.
I am just curious if anyone had experience with something like that before? We went from no problems, to rashes, bleeding boils and itchiness in a couple of months. Any advice?

#2 mayahlb

Posted 23 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

Thrush? A fungal infection?

Boils can sometimes have infections that are not easily fixed with antibiotics. Some are resistant. You likely have to keep them covered and change the dressings often because they are in an area that is often being irritated by urine and bowel movements. You’ll need to use a barrier cream likely. You dr should be able to give you more information on how to protect the skin and treat.

Edited by mayahlb, 23 November 2019 - 06:50 PM.

#3 Mands09

Posted 23 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

Worms? Having a current infestation in the house that won’t seem to go away it’s on my mind.

#4 newmumandexcited

Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

Allergies to your nappies or wipes? My son was allergic to some nappies and wipes - esp cheap brands. I found water wipes the best.

#5 Pocket...

Posted 23 November 2019 - 10:19 PM

My dd gets thrush. It needs to be treated with thrush creams for a week to get rid of the main symptoms and then for a further three weeks to ensure its out of her system.

Has your Dr taken any swabs to run tests?

#6 afterlaughter

Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:37 AM

We have had a couple of periods of itchiness and I treated it like thrush with a mild child suitable cream called Hydrozole for a full week, so even after it appears better to keep going for the week. The boils I would be asking for swabs to find out what it is so the right treatment can be proscribed.

#7 Bono25

Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:44 AM

Sounds like thrush. Echoing above, make sure the gp does swabs if not done already. And get a new gp, when dd had a bad rash like that, first thing they did was do a swab.

#8 PrincessPeach

Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:22 PM

View Postnewmumandexcited, on 23 November 2019 - 08:56 PM, said:

Allergies to your nappies or wipes? My son was allergic to some nappies and wipes - esp cheap brands. I found water wipes the best.

Echoing this, huggies wipes gave both my kids the most horrendous nappy rash.

Also being summer, plenty of nappy free time will help as well.

Bi-carb soda baths or lightly salted baths are two other things you can do to help.

#9 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:24 PM

Fungal infection would be my bet. Poor little poppet.

#10 400

Posted 25 November 2019 - 04:42 AM

View PostPrincessPeach, on 24 November 2019 - 08:22 PM, said:

Also being summer, plenty of nappy free time will help as well.

This! Air is one of the best healers of foldy, humid regions. If she is still scratching put some mittens (or socks) on her hands so she doesn’t make it worse.

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