Last time I popped in it was because Iris had nappy rash and thrush, which I was treating with drapolene and clotrimazole cream. That regieme didn't seem to solve the problem, so the HV prescribed metanium. The rash cleared up a few days after starting to use that cream - yay! So, eventually, we stopped using it. She must have only had a week free of creams and the rash seems to have come back. This time there doesn't seem to be any thrush and her skin doesn't seem spotty, just red. In the meanwhile, Iris has also been diagnosed with ezcema - her face feels like sandpaper and looks very red and sore (it seems to be just her face, neck and scalp that's affected, not her body at all). All of which leads me to think that my little girl has very sensitive skin. So, I have a few questions:
Does anyone use metanium at every nappy change? If so, how does it affect your nappies/liners?
Can you suggest a better cream that I can use as a barrier cream?
And, just in case it's relevant, to wash her nappies, I do a 30c wash without detergent, followed by a 60c wash with one capful of Ecover (or the Tesco. And the majority of her nappies are cotton Tots Bots, although there are some fleece and microfibre inner pockets in our stash, too. I use cloth wipes and just water for cleaning at nappy changes.
Thank you for any help!
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