What are Diaper Rashes?
Diaper rashes are very common among infants and children younger than 2 years. It is an area of infected skin that looks on your baby’s bottom. The rashes usually occur due to infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, and using of plastic pants to cover diapers, which cause skin infection and may occasionally results in bacterial or fungal infection. Diaper rashes can also afflict older people who've to use diapers because of incontinence or paralysis. Most diaper rashes cases can be resolved with simple home treatments, but in case the rash persists or increases, you want to consult a doctor.
The following are the causes of Diaper Rashes-
Irritation from stool or urine,Chafing or rubbing against the diaper,Bacterial or yeast infection,Sensitive skin,Allergic reaction to diaperr,Use of antibioticstroduction to new food diet
Change the baby’s diaper often soon after it gets wet or soiled, and make sure that the baby is always clean and dry to keep away from diaper rash.
Use heat water and a soft cloth, and clean the baby’s bottom lightly to prevent rash. Mild baby soap can be used if needed.After cleansing the wet or dirty area, don’t scrub the baby’s bottom. Use a soft clean towel to dry it to keep away from skin irritation.If baby’s bottom is very raw from rashes, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the baby’s tub and try mildly washing the area three times a day for 10 minutes.
Cranberry juice prevents bacteria from sticking to the bladder and helps the urine get less concentrated. If your baby is over twelve months old, you could feed your baby with the cranberry juice.
If you used cloth diapers, add ½ cup white vinegar to the rinse water and wash it thoroughly.Apply ointment like petroleum jelly in the course of each diaper change to prevent skin infection.Wash your hands well after changing diapers to prevent the spread of micro organism or yeast to other parts of your child’s body, to you or to other kids.
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