Diaper Rash: How to treat Diaper Rash on Babies?

Baby Diaper rashes grow in warm, moist paces in your baby’s diaper. They look like red splotches on your baby’s bottom, or red scales in the genital area. Baby Rash can be caused by the irritation from stool and urine, sensitive skin, new foods or products, , a too-tight diaper, and antibiotics.

Diaper Rash on Babies
Diaper Rash on Babies

This article will provide the best possible tips to treat your baby diaper rash including: 

 

Keep It Clean and Dry

The most significant way to treat your baby diaper rash is to keep it dry and clean. Lay your baby down on a towel  whenever he doesn’t wear a diaper.

When you change your baby’s diaper, keep it loose. Moreover, when you clean they diaper area , use soft cloth and a squirt of water from a bottle. Avoid using wipes because the chemicals in them are harsh on irritated skin. Use mild soap when you give your baby a bath.

 

Changing diaper

You must be vigilant about diaper changing when your baby has a  diaper rash. The best to change your baby’s diapers is as soon as it’s soiled.

Make sure and rinse it two to three times to remove all soap when you clean a cloth diaper.

 

Barrier Creams

You can use barrier creams which contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to soothe the skin and prevent contact with irritants. Triple Paste, A+D, Balmex, and Destin are examples of the barrier creams.

You can use jellies like Vaseline may work. However, jellies might stick to cloth diapers and they can be hard to wash off.

 

 Anti-Fungal Creams

Your baby’s diaper rash can develop into a yeast infection called candida. In this case, rash will be bright red, raw. Check with your doctor for a diagnosis if you notice these symptoms.

skin creams which contains miconazole, nystatin, clotrimazole, and ketaconazole may clear up this type of infection.

 

Use Antacids

You should try a product that contains antacids, such as Maalox liquid or Mylanta, if other remedies have failed  or if you feel that you’re dealing with a wet, raw bottom. Antacids will soothes irritated areas and neutralize the acid .

Apply Antacid directly to your baby’s skin with a cotton ball. Then, you can cover the diaper cream with a sealant like Vaseline.

 

Oatmeal Bath

You can soak your baby’s diaper in an oatmeal bath with lukewarm water for 10 minutes. This will soothe some of the sting or itch of your baby’s diaper rash. You also should try ¾ cup of oatmeal and blend it as fine as flour. Then, add it to the bath.

 

What about the cornstarch?

It is known that a cornstarch is a remedy for diaper rash. You can  use it on non-yeast associated irritations. It can dry out your baby’s bottom , but it will worsen the candida.

Apply a cornstarch before any creams  in the case of the diaper-related inflammations. This will help keeping the area dry and reduce friction.

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