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Diarrhoea can be a trigger for nappy rash1

Diarrhoea can be a trigger for nappy rash1

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 and is frequently passing watery poos.

No matter how often you change your baby’s nappy, it can be difficult to keep your baby’s bottom clean which may lead to nappy rash.

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

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When to seek medical advice2

Diarrhoea can be caused by an infection, which may also make your baby vomit.

Contact your GP or health visitor urgently for advice if your baby has passed six or more watery (diarrhoeal) stools in the past 24 hours, or if your baby has vomited three times or more in the past 24 hours. Get expert advice.

If your baby is unwell – less responsive, feverish, or not passing much urine – or if the vomiting has lasted more than a day, get your GP’s advice straight away.

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/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/diarrhoea-vomiting-children.aspx accessed 010216

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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.