Showing posts with label Diaper Rash Cream. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

September 09, 2015 0 Comments
What is a diaper rash? A Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is 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 disorders of babies.

Our babies have delicate skin, so some babies can get a diaper rash because of skin sensitivity. That's why even if their parents frequently change the diapers they can still have them for other reasons. 

Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

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

What should we do to Prevent and Treat Diaper Rash? 

Change your baby's diaper frequently and as soon as it's wet or dirty. Don't forget to wash your hands before every diaper change. Clean your baby's bottom with water (warm would be good too), you may use mild and fragrance-free soaps then gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel afterward. 

Some baby wipes might irritate your baby's skin, try avoiding wipes with alcohol or fragrance. 

Don't over-tighten their diapers to minimize skin irritations. If their current diaper is causing them skin irritations, switch to other brands or you can also try using cloth diapers. Babies who are using cloth diapers tend to get fewer rashes.

When your baby has a diaper rash, 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. After treating your baby's diaper rashes with creams or ointments, let her/him go diaper-free as much as possible. 

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

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for Diaper Rash

As for me, I have tried using Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and it helped lessen my baby's diaper rash

Vandol Ointment for Diaper Rash
But there's this one diaper rash ointment that my mother-in-law suggested which is called Vandol. I've also tried it and it's very effective and it really helped soothe my baby's irritating rashes.

*Note: I used these ointments on my baby and it's effective for us, but what works for us may not work for you. So, please consult your pediatrician for proper medication, especially for those experiencing severe rashes. 

How about you, what's the best diaper rash creams or ointments have you tried that worked well for your baby? I'd appreciate you leaving a comment down below and share your thoughts and tips on how you manage your baby's diaper rash. :)