Peoples Clinic Morehead
July 7, 2020
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Diaper Rash Treatment

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If you have a baby, you have most likely experienced diaper rash to some degree. It can be a mild case that will disappear with a fresh diaper or can become so severe that it may crack and bleed if not taken care of. Diaper rash occurs on babies' genitals, buttocks and in the fold of skin on the thighs. At times, the rash can also develop on the abdomen and is caused by being exposed to wetness for a prolonged period of time.

Diaper rash is a really annoying baby problem. It can get out of control easily, and can make your baby miserable. Luckily, it can be controlled with a little effort on your part. Following are some remedies that worked well with my children.Diaper rash is caused by the skin being constantly exposed to wetness, so changing frequently can prevent the problem. Most of the diaper rash ointments on the market are designed simply to protect your baby's skin from wetness, so they are great at preventing diaper rash.

Treatment of diaper rash should comprise essentially the same actions as its prevention. Application of a barrier ointment at every diaper change can help to both prevent and treat this condition. Items containing Zinc oxide are appropriate. Zinc oxide is a skin protectant and soothing. The amount of zinc oxide is usually less in a cream than in an ointment. As with any patient with any condition, the individual child's needs may vary.

A yeast infection is different from a diaper rash in that it appears as a flat, red rash with scalloped edges that have several tiny rashes around it. A yeast infection rash may extend along the pubic area and onto the lower part of the baby's abdomen.Diaper rash occurs in the area where incontinence occurs, the buttocks, anal area, and genitals. Visual indicators include redness of the skin, raised bumps, and burned looking skin.

Preventing Diaper Rash: To prevent diaper rash, you can:

-change wet and soiled diapers frequently

-don't put the next diaper on until the skin is fully dry

-buy a different brand of diapers

-use diaper rash cream regularly

-don't over tighten diapers

-change laundry detergent used to wash cloth diapers

Nappy Rash Proper

True nappy rash is caused by exposure to urine and faeces for too long. How long is "too long" will depend on your baby and his skin's sensitivity as well as his overall health. Urine is sterile until it mixes with bacteria on the skin, in faeces, and in the nappy itself. This changes the chemical composition and produces irritants which can cause nappy rash.With its very high pH is one of these chemicals. Using a liner over the entire nappy area will wick the moisture away, so that if ammonia forms, it is less likely to irritate the dry skin. Changing nappies regularly will help prevent ammonia from forming.

If the rash has gotten to the point that there a blisters or pus-filled sores, call the doctor immediately. Also, put a call into the doctor if the rash spreads to other areas. This could be caused by something more serious than just sensitive skin and should be looked at by a pediatrician.

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