Diaper rashes grow in warm, moist places. These are happened at home in the baby’s diaper. These rashes can look like red splotches on the baby’s bottom, or red scales in the genital area.
Diaper rash can result from:
- Irritation by stool and urine
- New foods or products
- Sensitive skin
- A too-tight diaper
- Antibiotics taken by the baby or their nursing mother
Keep it clean and dry:
The most important way to prevent and treat a rash is to keep your baby’s diaper dry and clean. Lay the baby down on a towel whenever they are not wearing a diaper. Giving them some time without a diaper during the day may help them to keep the area dry. Make sure the diaper isn’t wrapped too tightly.
When you change the baby’s diaper, clean the diaper area very gently with a soft cloth or a squirt of water from a bottle. Wipes are okay, just be gentle. Don’t rub the skin too hard, and avoid wipes with alcohol.Use mild soap when you give your baby a bath.
Diaper changing tips:
When your baby has a diaper rash, you must be vigilant about diaper changing. It’s best to change your baby’s diapers often, ideally as soon as it’s soiled.
Rinse cloth diapers two to three times to remove all soap after you’ve cleaned them. Superabsorbent disposable diapers can help the baby’s skin to keep dry.
Creams and Jellies:
Pastes or barrier creams are used that which contains zinc to soothe the skin and it can be prevent from the contact with feces and other irritants. Examples of these products will include as follows:
- Triple Paste
Apply generously and cover them with a petroleum jelly so the product will not stick to the diaper.
Jellies like Vaseline is an ideal, as they are inexpensive and they normally contains fewer dyes or perfumes. However, jellies may stick to cloth diapers and can be hard to wash off. They also don’t offer as strong of a barrier as other creams.
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When to see your child's paediatrician:
Although diaper rashes can look painful and irritated, they don’t often bother your baby. Signs oft the rash is infected and then you should call to the child’s pediatrician that includes:
- Blisters on the diaper area
- Swelling of the area
- Rash will not go away after treatment or starts to worsen
Treatments to avoid:
To prevent from diaper rash need to avoid it by using highly fragranced products, that also includes the fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free are much less irritating for your little one.
Also, put the baby clothes that are breathable. Rubber pants or tight plastic covers over a diaper can promote a moist, hot environment.
Cornstarch is the another remedy is not be safe to use on little ones because they can also inhale the powder and irritates their lungs. Corn starch can also worsen diaper rashes that are caused by the fungus Candida.