When you're expecting a new baby or raising a toddler, you want them to be happy, comfortable and healthy.
Even though you do your best, some issues will arise despite careful attention. Troubles like nappy rash and fungal outbreaks known as ringworm are two issues that can affect your baby's skin.
Fortunately, an antifungal cream can help.
What is Antifungal Cream?
First, it is important to note that some fungal infections will require the attention of a doctor.
For mild cases of ringworm or nappy rash, a multipurpose, natural antifungal cream can be used. It will help treat the issue because it contains antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. The cream should relieve itching, irritation and redness when applied to the affected area.
The best antifungal creams include Hydrastis Canadensis root & rhizome extract (Golden seal) as the main active ingredients. These have both been used for many years as medicinal remedies.
Botani's Phytoseptic, natural antifungal cream has been a go-to for parents for many years. One of its most popular uses is to treat ringworm and nappy rash.
If you're not sure what skin issue you are seeing, here is some information about ringworm and nappy rash.
What is ringworm?
Although the name implies a 'worm' infestation, ringworm is a rash that is brought on by a fungal infection. It gets its name because it can appear in a ring-like shape on the skin.
A ringworm outbreak can be transferred human-to-human or from animal to human. It is contagious and is caused by mould-like parasites that live in the skin's outer layers. These parasites can even travel from an object to a human in some cases.
The fungus that causes ringworm loves a warm climate and travels best through skin-to-skin contact. This is part of the reason why babies can end up with this ailment.
Ringworm can appear on the torso, buttocks, legs and arms. You may notice raised and/or overlapping red 'rings' on yourself or your baby. As mentioned, mild cases can usually be treated with an antifungal cream. If the infection doesn't go away, consult a doctor.
Ringworm can be difficult to prevent. Aim to wash your hands, keep your fingernails short and be careful about where you and your child walk around barefoot. Try to avoid public toilets/change rooms, parks and public showers.
What is nappy rash?
Nappy rash happens to most babies and toddlers at some stage. It arises when skin becomes irritated by friction or the acidic content of the child's bladder and bowel movements.
The best way to prevent nappy rash is to change your child's nappy as soon as it has been used. However, sometimes you won't notice they have 'made a deposit' or it will take you a while to find a place to change your child.
You will know it is nappy rash if the skin looks red and sore. There may even be flaking or breaks in the skin (ouch). It can also show up outside the creases of their legs where their nappy rubs.
Raisingchildren.net.au recommends you visit a GP about nappy rash if:
- the nappy rash hasn't improved after a week
- there are has blisters, crusts or pimples
- your child is upset and isn't sleeping
- your child has an unexplained fever
- The rash is spreading
- you spot inflammation, swelling or a scab at the end of their penis.
If you want to treat and prevent nappy rash, an antifungal cream can help. Other tips for prevention include:
- ensuring your child is properly clean after a nappy change
- allowing for some nappy free time
- reducing fluids before bed (to minimise long nights in a wet nappy).
Botani's Phytoseptic Antifungal Skin Cream
At Botani, we created an antifungal skin cream with anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, soothing and anti-bacterial properties.
Phytoseptic is meticulously formulated using a blend of elite botanicals, including GoldenSeal and Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil. It provides a natural approach to typical anti-fungal skin treatment, with the added benefits of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory efficacy.
This cream is scientifically proven to provide a significantly broader spectrum of biocidal activity than comparative commercial products. Most commercial anti-fungal products are inhibitory only, hence there is a persistence of complaints such as nappy rash and ringworm.
Treat ringworm, nappy rash and other fungal infections the natural way
Common fungal infections such as tinea and candida can also be treated with Botani's Phytoseptic Antifungal Cream.
If you have been battling with fungal infections for years and have tried countless treatments, only to have the issue return every time, Botáni Phytoseptic Natural Antifungal Cream will stop this cycle.
Phytoseptic is a unique natural formulation specifically created to kill fungal infections. It guarantees a 99.9% kill factor on Tinea and Candida in just 30 minutes**. Listed by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration), Phytoseptic is safe to use. It does exactly what it's been formulated to do: Kill fungus and bacteria.
**Scientific in vitro suspension tests antifungal and antimicrobial efficacy. Silliker Microtech Laboratories Pty. Ltd., ref. 01038828 an, test sponsored by Botani Australia on the 4th April 2002. Note that controlled clinical trials of product effectiveness have not been conducted in humans.
Never tested on animals | Gentle on young skin | The natural solution to nappy rash, ringworm and other fungal infections. Order Botani's Phytoseptic Antifungal Cream today.