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Nystatin? MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
28th Apr '13

My son has had a horrible diaper rash since last weekend. We started using the Nystatin last Saturday. We went to the doctor on Tuesday when it wasn't getting any better and he gave us another prescription for the Nystatin and told us to use it 3x a day.... but not for how long. The bottle doesn't specify either. The doctor just told us to call Sunday if it wasn't better... and of course I forgot to call him. Pharmacy is closed since it's Sunday so I can't call there and the on-call doctor is not in the office anymore.



Anyone know if I can continue to use the Nystatin or if I should stop since it's been over a week of use, now? It's finally getting better... it just still isn't healed.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8066 posts
28th Apr '13

My son was on that crap for a month and his diaper rash not only got worse, it spread. His penis was swollen to the width of a half dollar coin and bleeding, I took him to the ER and they told me to continue the cream.
We put him in a bath that night (Under advice from his grandma) with baking soda and it cleared it up nearly over night. We use baking soda in every bath he gets now and he's not had a diaper rash since.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
28th Apr '13

My sons pedi recommended that we mix the nystatin with desitin because the nystatin is so thin. She said do that 2x daily for 5-7 days.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
28th Apr '13

We've only had to use it for a few days before DDs rash would clear up so I'm assuming you probably need something stronger.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Vodka Knockers:" My son was on that crap for a month and his diaper rash not only got worse, it spread. His penis was ... [snip!] ... soda and it cleared it up nearly over night. We use baking soda in every bath he gets now and he's not had a diaper rash since."


Yeah I've been doing the baking soda baths. They help a TON.
I just am not sure if I should continue the Nystatin. If the rash is still present I feel like it's necessary, however, I don't know if intended to be used for an extended period?

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
28th Apr '13

Idk, but if its fungal infected diaper rash then you need to continue with the cream well after the rash is gone to prevent resistant re infection

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB:" Idk, but if its fungal infected diaper rash then you need to continue with the cream well after the rash is gone to prevent resistant re infection"


Well, the rash started from him being on Penicillin and Prednisolone. He's off those medications now, so I'm assuming the rash won't return once it's gone. He never gets rashes. This was a one time thing, hopefully.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8066 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Yeah I've been doing the baking soda baths. They help a TON. I just am not sure if I should continue ... [snip!] ... If the rash is still present I feel like it's necessary, however, I don't know if intended to be used for an extended period? "

Honestly, I'm not really sure. My son was on it for a yeast infection diaper rash, and it made his rash worse. If it's actually helping with your child, you may want to continue until you can call Monday and ask, just to be safe.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Vodka Knockers:" Honestly, I'm not really sure. My son was on it for a yeast infection diaper rash, and it made his rash ... [snip!] ... worse. If it's actually helping with your child, you may want to continue until you can call Monday and ask, just to be safe."


Did the doctor tell you to continue the Nystatin for that long?
If so, I'd like to assume it's safe to use.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Did the doctor tell you to continue the Nystatin for that long? If so, I'd like to assume it's safe to use."</blockquote>



We were told to just use until the rash went away.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8066 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Did the doctor tell you to continue the Nystatin for that long? If so, I'd like to assume it's safe to use."

Yes lol. They actually gave me like, 8 tubes of that stuff when I got the prescription filled. I called every week and complained it wasn't getting better, they told me to continue use. The ER doc also told me to continue use after he'd been on it for a month.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
28th Apr '13

The only time DD got a diaper rash it was a bacterial infection the pedi gave us nystatin for her front area and told us to put neosporin on her butt. The neosporin did more then the nystatin did and it cleared everything up in a day