Nappy rash
What is it?
Most babies will get some sort of rash in the nappy area at some point. This can vary from slight redness to a raw, inflamed rash that causes him pain. It is caused by the continued exposure to urine and faeces.

What to do

Keep the nappy area as dry as you can, by changing a nappy, even if it is only slightly wet. Let your baby’s bum air for a while when you can, and try tried and tested nappy rash remedies such as Fuller’s Earth and Fissan Paste. If the rash persists and does not respond to over-the-counter creams it may be fungal. Your doctor will prescribe an anti-fungal cream.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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