Wellness - Common Illnesses | 0-1 yrs

Save Your Baby From Diaper Rashes


A baby’s skin is soft and sensitive and demands great care to keep it safe and guarded. In spite of keeping the child clean and healthy, even some of the products used to maintain hygiene like, for instance, a diaper, can cause rashes on baby’s skin and make him go through discomfort and pain. In such a situation, it is important to be aware of remedial measures. First of all, determining the kind of rash that has developed and treating the cause is crucial. As a preventive measure, super-absorbent diapers and diaper powders which contain Zinc Oxide that prevents baby’s skin from getting wet can also be used. You should also try and keep an eye on baby’s diaper frequently to check if it is getting wet. Keeping baby’s skin dry is of utmost importance to avoid rashes. Using an ointment for rashes that’s tested on baby’s skin can also be opted for, on proper consultation of a doctor.

An article titled When Diaper Rash Strikes, published in healthychildren.org, “Most rashes are the result of leaving your baby in a wet or soiled diaper for too long. Moisture from a soiled diaper can harm your baby’s skin and make it more prone to chafing. In more severe cases there may be painful open sores. Once the skin is irritated and damaged, your baby will become vulnerable to yeast or bacterial infections.”

Babies with sensitive skin tend to develop rashes when a wet diaper is not removed for long. In order to deal with this situation, using a diaper powder before tying the diaper can be used. It contains suitable absorbents and protects the baby’s skin from getting wet. You can also ensure that the diaper is not tied too tight. If the rashes last for longer than few hours, consulting a doctor is suggested to prevent any possible reaction.

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