Diaper rashes; symptoms, causes & prevention
Rashes caused by diaper is a common problem among children, It also irritate adults who wear diaper for the sake of irregularity in urine. Babies who remain in diaper for long hours are more effected to these rashes, which if not cured get serious later on.
Most of the times 8 out of 10 mothers keep their babies in diaper to avoid their responsibility, when the skin remains wet and get rubbed from the diaper again and again it comes in contact with the chemicals present in the diaper. Baby skin in very soft and sensitive which easily gets allergic.
- Skin redness
- Itching, pain
- Open sores
- Feeling uncomfortable
Common causes of rashes;
- Unchanged wet/ dirty diaper for long hours
- Intake of antibiotics while feeding
- Allergies caused by baby soaps or shampoos
- Reaction of creams and lotions
- Pimples caused by sweating
- Wearing dirt or wet clothes
- Neglecting baby’s health needs
- Having frequent stools
These are some of the common points which results in rashes inside the diaper area in babies. It is very important to treat diaper rashes as soon as they are noticed, even a little negligence can result in big trouble as it can leave marks or worsen the situation of the skin.
First of all take care of your baby’s healthy habits. It is a mother’s responsibility to regularly clean and change drapers of their babies, as even a small carelessness can bring healthy problem to your baby.
- Always wash your hands before changing drapers.
- Keep the skin dry as far as possible
- Use soft cloth and warm water whenever you wash the diaper area of the baby.
- Avoid suing hard soaps or lotions as it can create reactions.
- Do not use diapers as far a possible, try to fix exact time regarding the urination in babies.
- Use good talcum powder to keep the skin dry
- If you are using clothes in place of diapers, clean them in warm water and with a good detergent.
- Always put a good size diaper ( not to tight) as loose one’s tend to irritate the baby and even create itching because of constant rubbing.
- Try changing diaper at least 4 times a day, it can be more times if needed.
- Immediately consult a doctor if any sign of rashes are found.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication /therapy”