Common questions our doctors are asked
How much barrier cream should I use?
Apply a thick layer so that you cannot see the skin through
the cream. You should reapply with every nappy change and bath.
My baby’s candida just doesn’t seem to be getting better.
What can I do?
Candida can take longer to clear up than regular nappy rash,
and it can often come back. Make sure you keep using the treatment that your
doctor has prescribed until the infection has completely cleared up. Don’t stop
the treatment if the nappy rash seems to be improving but it is still there.
See your doctor again if the treatment isn’t working.
We prefer to use cloth nappies. What is the best way to deal
with nappy rash without using disposable nappies?
We recommend the use
of good-quality disposable nappies when babies have a nappy rash because they
are more absorbent than cloth nappies. It is important to keep moisture away
from your child’s skin when they have nappy rash. If you don’t want to use
disposable nappies, use an absorbent cloth nappy insert, and try to change your
baby’s nappy as soon as it becomes wet or soiled. When washing cloth nappies,
make sure they are rinsed thoroughly so that detergent or bleach residue doesn’t
irritate your baby’s skin.