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Nappy rash and antibiotic use

Nappy rash and antibiotic use

Nappy rash can be caused if your baby has recently been taking antibiotics1. This may be because antibiotics disrupt some of the protective microorganisms living inside your baby’s intestines2. Without this protection, diarrhoea can develop.

Nappy rash usually starts when your baby’s delicate skin is in prolonged contact with wee (urine) and poo (faeces) in the nappy. It’s much more difficult to prevent this if your baby has diarrhoea, which may then lead to nappy rash.

Being on antibiotics is one of seven nappy rash trigger times. Find out what the others are here.

Back to the seven trigger times

1. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/Nappy-rash.aspx accessed 22nd April 2016
2. Morris H, The bottom line on nappy rash, British Journal of Midwifery, September 2012, Vol 20, No 9, pages 540-543

etanium is here to help!

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

 

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.