Sunday, September 27, 2015

Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

What is diaper rash? A Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is a skin irritation, usually a reddish color on a baby's genital area or bottom. Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological conditions and most common skin disorder of early childhood.

Our babies have a delicate skin, so some babies can get a diaper rash even if his/her parents frequently change their diapers because of skin sensitivity. But aside from that, What Causes a Diaper Rash? 

There are a lot of things that can cause a diaper rash and here are some of the reasons why:
  • Irritation from using a new product
  • Irritation from stool and urine
  • Allergic reactions to diaper
  • Introduction of new foods
  • Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  • Chafing or rubbing
To treat your baby's diaper rash, let her/him go diaper-free as much as possible. Wash your hands before every diaper change. If possible wash and clean the affected areas with mild soap or cleanser and then make sure that the skin is dry before applying any creams or ointments.

What are the creams and ointments that you used when your baby had diaper rash?

As for me, I have tried using Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and it helped lessen my baby's diaper rash
But there's this one diaper rash ointment that my mother-in-law suggested which is Vandol. It's very effective and  it really helped soothe my baby's irritating rashes.

How about you, what's the best diaper rash creams or ointments have you tried that worked well for your baby?

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