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Candida nappy rash in a baby girl. Nappy rash is caused by substances in faeces and urine that irritate the skin. Bacteria and the fungus Candida albicans (also known as thrush) often infect the moist areas of skin and may produce blistering. Prevention is better than cure. The aim is to keep the baby's skin dry for as long as possible. Frequent nappy changes and water repellent creams are recommended. Infection is treated with antifungal and corticosteroid creams.
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