Babies Diaper Rash Treatments
There are many factors that cause diaper rash. Reactions to the baby's own body wastes or soap that is used to wash the diaper can bring about diaper rash. No matter what has caused the skin to react, it cannot be denied that this condition is a nuisance to both parents and their baby. Look at the tips that you can follow so that you will know how diaper rash is effectively treated and how to permanently avoid it.
* Refrain from using diapers (while the rash is present). What are the causes of diaper rash? It's nothing else except diapers. When baby's bottom gets sore due to the rashes, you must remove the diapers frequently as this prevents the stool and urine from irritating the sore skin more. To avoid making a mess, just place baby on a serviceable mat that is covered with a cloth that is washable. Her bottom should be exposed to air while you do this.
* Keep baby clean and dry. The perfect way to avoid diaper rashes from irritating a baby's skin is by keeping him always fresh and dry. Microorganisms thrive in warm and moist areas under the diapers.
* Avoid baby wipes that are sold in the market. Most of these baby wipes have ingredients that irritate the skin like alcohol, which can worsen the rashes. Use traditional soap that is hypoallergenic and rinse baby's bottom with water.
* Air out the skin. When changing the diapers, dry his bottom well using a fresh towel. This will help a lot when you leave this exposed for a while before you put on a new diaper on baby.
* Get Help From Ointments. Use a doctor-prescribed rash ointment or cream which helps in creating skin protection. A & D Ointment, Desitin, Diaparene and zinc oxide are well prescribed diaper rash ointments/creams. Make sure you apply these to baby's dry skin.
* The Magic of Powder. Use powder to dust baby's bottom. This helps well for baby's protection from skin irritants. Be cautious when you put the powder as it could be a health hazard when baby inhales it. For safety purposes, put just a little powder in your palm before applying it on baby's skin. Use powders that are corn starch-based.
* Hang Diapers Outside to Dry. Try the old trick that says if diapers are hung outside to dry, diaper rashes could be avoided. You'll lose nothing if you try it.
* Use Vinegar. As the baby's urine could be so alkaline in form, it can also burn or irritate the skin like acid does. Next time you launder the diapers, put a bit of vinegar in the water for rinsing. One half cup will do. It will regulate the alkalinity of the urine and prevent more damage.
* Throw away plastic pants. Don't let your baby wear plastic pants. It just keeps the moisture inside and worsens the present condition. Remember the rule in curing diaper rash - leave it to dry.
* Make changes. If nothing helped to clear the diaper rash, then try changing your detergent as it may be the only culprit.
If you notice the irritation to turn raw, red, sore-looking or if you see crusty patches, pus and blisters, take your baby to the doctor.
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