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Thrush?

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Thrush?

Postby cvdbout » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:01 pm

So, Oliver has what we thought was just teething rash - a couple of weeks ago a huge blister formed on his bum, then was followed by some small blisters on his testicles then a couple of days ago his foreskin started to look swollen and raw - this is all par for course with Oliver, it happens every so often. The first blister is healing (it was seriously massive and just appeared overnight, with no change to diet the previous day, we think this was when one of his teeth broke through).

The other spots and the swollen and sore foreskin happen all the time, but it occurred to me it could be thrush? They are quite small, biggest they get on his testicles is the size of one of the smiley faces 8) They look like blisters, then turn into open craters that weep for a few days, sometimes bleed, and then heal.

We use timodine (got it last year for a fungal infection on his penis) on it when it's like this, and try to give him nappy free time. Nappies are all washed at 60, stripped every month or so, fleece liners get washed when we notice build-up on them. I don't wipe him unless he's pooed.

I know the most qualified people to tell are doctors, but would they give me anything other than timodine? It seems particularly painful this time, he sobs with pain when we wipe him or put cream on. Like I said before though, he is also teething badly.

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Re: Thrush?

Postby bubbaloo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:06 pm

Poor boy... my ds1 had thrush a lot despite washing at 60, frequent changes etc etc.
I was given canesten with hydrocortisone...and then used metanium to keep it from getting wet from wee.
Hope he gets better soon, its hard I know xx

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Re: Thrush?

Postby cvdbout » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:47 pm

I have canesten that I got for my thrush while pg with DD, would that be safe to use on him?

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Re: Thrush?

Postby cat27m » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 am

We've been having similar problems with Rowan over the past few weeks with open craters that were oozing. We tried Timodine on it's own but weren't getting anywhere but have found if we use the Timodine and they put a really thick layer of Bepanthan over the top, just where the really bad bits are it seems to seal in the Timodine so it gets a chance to work before being washed away. The other thing was putting Bicarbonate of Soda in her bath. She's still not completely healed but is soooo much better than she was. FC Oliver's wee bum is better soon. It horrible to see them so uncomfortable. :(

Cathleen xx

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Re: Thrush?

Postby shoogah01 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:25 am

My DD has this at the moment and has had it for a few weeks now :( so we have been drying her bum at every change with a muslin and using canesten with a layer of vaseline over it. It has been 2 days and it has almost all gone :yahoo:

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Re: Thrush?

Postby bubbaloo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Have used canesten with metanium today and has disappeared but I know it round the corner.
I found bicarb in the wipes solution helped but very drying.


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