Tips for treating diaper rash
Diaper rash develop in hot and humid places of the skin. They are found especially on the diaper area of your baby. These pimples may look like red spots on your baby’s bottom, or red scales on the genitals.
1) These diaper rash can be caused by:
- Irritation with stool and urine
- New foods or products
- Sensitive skin
- a layer too tight
- antibiotics taken by the nursing baby or mother.
2) What you should do
In order to cope with such a situation, the following elements will help you:
a) Keep the baby’s bottom clean and dry
The most effective way to prevent and treat diaper rash is to keep the baby’s diaper clean and dry. Put your baby on a towel when he is not wearing diapers. Leave him without a diaper for a few times during the day to keep the area dry. Make sure the layer is not too tight.
When you change your baby’s diaper, gently clean it with a soft cloth or a little water. The wipes are good if they are soft. Do not rub the skin too much, and avoid wipes with alcohol.
Use a mild soap when bathing your baby. Make sure to tap – do not scrub – the dry area.
b) Tips for changing diapers
When your baby has diaper rash, you must be careful when changing diapers. It is best to change your baby’s diapers regularly, ideally as soon as they are soiled.
Rinse cloth diapers two to three times to remove all soap after washing. Ultra-absorbent disposable diapers can help keep your baby’s skin dry.
c) Creams and jellies
You can use protective pastes or creams that contain zinc to soothe the skin and prevent contact with stool and other irritants.
2) Treatments to avoid
When it comes to preventing and treating diaper rash (this is also the case for other diseases) avoid using highly scented products, including fabric softeners. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products are a lot less irritating to your little one.
In addition, dress your baby with cotton clothes. Rubber pants or plastic covers tight on one layer can promote a warm and humid environment.
You must also refrain from using baby powder. The product is misnamed – it’s a dangerous product for babies because they can inhale it, which can hurt their lungs.
Corn starch is another food that is not safe to use for little ones because they can also inhale the powder and irritate their lungs. It can also aggravate pimples caused by the Candida fungus.
3) When to see your child’s pediatrician
Although pimples seem painful and irritating, they do not often disturb your baby. Except when they are infected. The signs that the button is infected and you need to call your child’s pediatrician are:
- Bulbs on the area of the layer
- The swelling of the area
- Liquid that flows from the area of the layer
- The pimples do not disappear after treatment or start to get worse
Diaper rash can also develop through a secondary fungal infection or yeast called candida. They appear bright red. They can sometimes be found in the folds of the skin with red spots on the outside of the diaper area on the belly or thighs. These are called “satellite lesions”. Consult your doctor or nurse for a diagnosis if you notice these symptoms.
Your doctor may prescribe an anti fungal cream if he thinks your baby has a fungal pimple. If your child becomes difficult to console or seems to be suffering because of diaper rash, call the pediatrician.