Frequently Asked Questions About Nappy Rash

My baby’s nappy rash has lasted for several days, what should I do?

If the rash has lasted for 3 days or more despite treatments, it could be Candidal nappy rash, which needs to be treated with an anti-fungal treatment. If you suspect your baby might have Candidal nappy rash, please see your doctor.

What causes nappy rash?

Your baby’s skin is very delicate and easily irritated by friction and prolonged contact with urine and stool in the nappy. Nappy rash can also be caused by a Candidal yeast infection. Click here for more information about Candidal nappy rash and non-Candidal nappy rash. 

What products can I use ?

You can protect your baby’s bottom from the causes of nappy rash by using a nappy care ointment, such as Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment, at every nappy change. Bepanthen ointment works in two ways to care for baby’s skin and protect it from the causes of nappy rash. It contains pro-vitamin B5 which gently aids natural recovery of sensitive skin while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised. Bepanthen protects your baby’s delicate skin from irritants and rubbing by forming a transparent layer. If your baby has Candidal nappy rash, you need to treat the infection with an anti-fungal product such as Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Cream. Click here to learn more about treating nappy rash. 

What can I do to protect against the causes of nappy rash?

Try to allow your baby to move around without a nappy on for as long as possible, make sure to change nappies regularly, and use Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment every day to care for and protect your baby’s delicate skin from irritants and rubbing. For more top tips on prevention, click here.