Your child’s diaper rash

diaper rash

If you do not leave your child without diaper even a second, no matter how careful you are, your child will probably get baby diaper rash sooner or later.

Diaper rash is a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis) that looks as bright red skin on your baby’s bottom. Diaper rash can also be seen in people who are incontinent or paralyzed who uses diaper.

What causes diaper rash?

  • If you don’t change diaper often, prolonged exposure to urine or feces can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin.
  • The skin could react to chemical in diaper wipes, diapers, laundry detergent, soap, lotion, or the elastic in plastic pants.
  • The diaper area is warm and moist. So it’s easy for a bacterial or yeast infection to flourish there and cause a rash.
  • Tight fitting diapers or clothing that rubs against the skin can result in a rash.

What are the symptoms of diaper rash?child rash

Identifying a diaper rash is usually generally easy. The rash is located on regions of skin immediately underneath the diaper area.

In severe cases, if it

  • Bleeds, itches or oozes
  • takes form of blister
  • accompanied by diarrhea for more than 2 days.
  • The rash does not get better despite treatment in four to seven days.

How to prevent diaper rash?

  • Change wet and dirty diapers often.
  • Make sure the skin is dry and clean, before putting on a new diaper.
  • Always wash your hands after diaper change to prevent the spread of bacteria or yeast to other parts of your baby’s body.
  • Pat your child’s skin dry. Don’t rub!
  • Give your baby’s bottom more time without a diaper.

What are the treatments for diaper rash?

Most of the times, diaper rash can be treated at home naturally.

  • Avoid using plastic pants during this time.
  • Apply coconut oil on skin during every diaper change
  • Use diapers that are larger than usual until the rash goes away.
  • Give your baby’s bottom more time without a diaper.
  • Use diaper rash creams available in market. 5 Best diaper rash cream. 
  • If still its not get better, consult doctor.
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