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terrible nappy rash urgent help needed please

Please please help, our 14 month old has the most awful nappy rash, we have done everything we can possibly think of and it just always comes back. When she was 8 weeks she was taken to hospital after an apnoea eppisode, diagnosed with acid reflux induced apnoea, the did every scan ecg, eeg... possible and all came back perfect, the put her on ranitidine for the acid and baby gaviscon for keeping her milk down, they tryed to give her antibiotics as they said she 'may' of had a urine infection but she hd no symptoms so we put the rest down the sink and gave her lycopodium and cantharis just in case. We tryed to find natural alternatives to the drugs but could not find anything similar to ranitidine so had to go with it as could have been keeping her from apnoea. She has now grown out of the reflux, did a while ago, but ever since we have been battling with terribe nappy rash. we only use either cloth or natural nappies, 100% natural wipes we make our self or just water to wash, she is fully organically fed and still breastfeeds, she has baby pobiotics, we massage omega oils on to her, mummy eats very well and has tryed eliminating certin foods from both diets, she is teething and has been most of this period...
the rash looks very red, has distinctive edges at the top, with spots like tiny blisters in areas on her upper legs, when she poos it burns and takes layers of skin off, its itchy so when we try to leave he without a nappy she scraches and has made it beed on many occasions scratching. I make a cream with calendula, comfrey zinc and on occasion neem, and alternate that with powder made from potatoe flour and tapioca flour, sometimes when its dryed out it flakes and looks like clearing up but whatever we have done that helps, like remedies, it looks like its going to clear for a few days we get excited, then ALWAYS comes back. Please please help its so upsetting and just cant see whats going on. we have iven her rus tox, thats helped but it came back again in days, sulphur, same, our homeopath gave us a bowel nosode in morgan pure, same, causticum, helped lots but again same, merc viv, same... please help.
  anabellajj on 2010-08-24
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I was concerned to read your post and how your 14 month old was first suffering from Acid Reflux and now from Nappy Rash which I feel was due to the drugs including antibiotics that were prescribed.

I have not treated a case of Nappy rash before but have helped many patients who presented Eczema with Arnica 6c in the Wet dose taken twice daily. The remedy water is also applied directly on the lesion in this case the area covered by the rash as this accelerates the healing process.

Arnica helps by increasing the blood supply throughout the body and this is relevant as it will open up the micro capillaries and increase the blood flow which in turn will dry up the rash.

If my therapy is correct you can expect the rash to dry up within 48 hours.

Please follow the instructions below to make the Wet dose precisely as prescribed:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Ethanol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in some countries.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before a capful of the bottle or a large teaspoonful of the remedy is sipped as directed.

Please report your child's response in 3 days.
Joe De Livera last decade
Correction on Para 3

Arnica helps by increasing the blood supply throughout the body and this is relevant as it will open up the micro capillaries and increase the blood flow UNDER THE SKIN which in turn will dry up the rash.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you so much, can you please explain again where i buy the liquid dilution though as ive looked but cant find it, and excuse my stpidity!! Would my homeopath be able to suply this to us?
I cant beleive we had not thought of it, Im so excited to think it will go soon she has suffered so much and we do everything how we see the best way! thanks
anabellajj last decade
Hi again, sorry silly me Ive been to the order page and seen the liquid arnica purchase option!! I will let you know how it goes as soon as I recieve it :)
anabellajj last decade
I presume that you live in the UK. If so the ABC store will supply you very quickly.

If you would like to read more about my research on Arnica you can visit:

Joe De Livera last decade
Hi, the treatment started to work but seems to have stopped again like all others :( started it on Friday, within hours it started to dry up and flake away, it was amazing how fast and well she responded, but like with all other homeopathic remedies that we have given her that worked, they get to this stage and it wont heal any more. What can we do? Why wont it heal any more? Please help, do we give her a different potency, or more doses? What about calendula to help heal?
anabellajj last decade
Glad to note that my therapy almost cured your baby within hours after the first dose but that this progress did not continue positively.

This can be due to many reasons and I am handicapped in not being able to visually inspect the progress of my therapy. One fact is clear and that is that my therapy is the correct one for her.

Can you give me a ball by ball report of how you used my therapy and how she responded. The time frame after you gave her the first dose of Arnica and her response is important for me to visualize what exactly is happening.

I wonder if she suffers from some gastric imbalance as you stated:
'When she was 8 weeks she was taken to hospital after an apnoea eppisode, diagnosed with acid reflux induced apnoea, the did every scan ecg, eeg... possible and all came back perfect, the put her on ranitidine for the acid and baby gaviscon for keeping her milk down'

You will have to give me the whole picture to enable me to help you.

It occurs to me that you can show me her problem if you have Skype on your computer.
Joe De Livera last decade
Fiery red rash about anus in babies

Give one dose in 200 potency.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thank you Pankaj but the rash is not around that area, just seems to be where the skin is in contact with the nappy!

On the evening you suggested the arnica we gave her some as the liquid we ordered would be a few days and desperatelt needed to try to help her, I made the wet dose as you had described on another page, 200c in water, it was under 2 hours she responded the rash flaked and dryed up, but has not really cleared up all together since then or the use of the liquid dose you recommended when it arrived (3 drops in water, 6c, shaken before each dose of a cap full...) it is as you say the rite treatment, and is amazing her response so far, but cant see why it wont fully clear?
I dont have skype sorry so will have to explain best i can... it is dry, slightly red, tiny little red dots, defined edge, scaley in patches, goes very red when she cryes, seems to go more red when she wee's, when on the potty not just when it is in contact with her skin, still slightly itchy, not as much as before so can be nappy free alot which has helped a lot to, colour is patchy red/orange/pink...
it has not got very much smaller in size, just the leg part has got smaller.
As for gastric imbalence, our homeopath gave us some morgan pure 200, shall we try that again?
Is there anything else I can tell you? Thank you o much for your help so far :)
anabellajj last decade
Medorrhinum is effective remedy for nappy rash...where rash is all over the bums of the baby.

Have dealt with many many such cases effectively.

I was quoting the words from the book (Boerike -- Materia Medica) for my dear friend Joe.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thank you so much Pankaj, I will let you know ho it goes :)
anabellajj last decade
Hi, we gave her the Medorrinum, it has helped but the rash is still there, it pretty much went after the medorrinum and Arnica but it looked like there was a shadow on the skin where the rash used to be and this didnt go, then it came back after she had a poo whilst wearing a nappy and is now bad again, can you please tell me how long I can give her the arnica 6c wet dose for, weather I can give her more than twice a day when it gets bad like this and when if at all I can give her the Medorrinum again?
When she wakes up in the morning its pretty much just the slight shadow then during the day it gets progressively worse, she only very occasionaly has a nappy on now, when we are in the car etc.. so it doesnt seem to be when she has it exposed to urine anymore, even worse when it irritates her and she scratches it.. please help
anabellajj last decade
Medo will continue to work internally for over 2 weeks.

No need to repeat.

Punkaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Avoid making her wear those airtight nappies.
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
As Pankaj has already stated, you cannot give Medorrhinum 200 in the manner that you can give your baby the Arnica. Medo can only be used once every 2 weeks.

The Arnica 6c in the Wet dose can however be given twice daily to your baby and it must also be applied directly on the lesions as often as possible as it usually helps them to settle down.

Please indicate if you have continued to use the Arnica daily since I first prescribed it and if so precisely how you used it.

Also what are your observations after you used the Arnica. Did it help to settle the rash?

What other medication and drugs are you giving her today?
Joe De Livera last decade
Ok thank you will keep giving her the arnica twice a day, shall I just keep with it till it completely clears?
The arnica deffinately helped the rash to settle down, it nearly went completely untill she had a poo in a nappy.
She responded within 2 hours of taking arnica, it started to flke and dry up, but didnt ever completely go and left the skin with a kind of shadow of the rash, its very dry and irritates her as she scratches at it, it gets very red with dots in, and goes pink/orange as it drys out.
We are not giving her any medication or drugs at all, we only gave her the initail ranitidine as at the time could find no alternative and it was stoping the apneoa. We live organicaly and only use homeopathy, herbal medicine and natural therapies. She has probiotics, organic fresh /raw food diet, still beastfeeds, omega oils
Is there anything else you think it may be that causes the rash? She has been teething most of this time to.
Thank you
anabellajj last decade

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