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If your baby has a cold, it may be a trigger for nappy rash1

If your baby has a cold, it may be a trigger for nappy rash1

Babies and young children get colds quite often because their immune system is still developing.2 It can be worrying, but it’s not usually serious and normally passes within a couple of weeks.

Parents have reported an increase in nappy rash when their baby has a cold.1 This link may be due to the baby experiencing diarrhoea or looser and more frequent stools (poo) while suffering a cold, which may lead to nappy rash.1

Having a cold is one of seven nappy rash trigger times. Find out what the others are here.

Back to the seven trigger times

When to seek medical advice2

Most colds in infants get better without treatment, but you should seek medical advice if:

  • your baby is under three months old and has a temperature of 38°C (100.4F) or above, or is between three and six months old and has a temperature of 39C (102.2F) or above
  • they're finding it difficult to breathe – seek medical help immediately from your GP surgery or local hospital
  • they seem to have severe earache (babies with earache often rub their ears and seem irritable)
  • they have a persistent or severe sore throat

1. Morris H, The bottom line on nappy rash, British Journal of Midwifery, September 2012, Vol 20, No 9, pages 540-543
2. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cold-common/Pages/Commoncoldinchildren.aspx accessed 25th April 2016

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.