Diaper rash is a form of dermatitis very common in nursing infants. This irritation may be localized in the buttocks, thighs and genitals. It is characterized by intense inflammation and reddening of the skin, accompanied by intense itching
Common diaper rash causes.
Diaper rash is caused by prolonged skin contact with stool and urine. Occasionally, fungal infections appear due to excess moisture. Too tight diapers may aggravate the skin condition
Diaper rash home treatment.
Diaper rash is often related to wet or infrequently changed diapers, skin sensitivity, and chafing. It usually affects babies, although anyone who wears a diaper regularly can develop the condition.
That is why the first step to treat the diaper rash is the frequent change of it, air drying of the affected area and the applications of creams and ointments healing based on zinc, petrolatum or glycerin.
You can use zinc based creams as barriers to soothe the skin and prevent contact with urine and feces. A cream appreciated by many mothers is desitin diaper rash paste, which provides excellent results.
Once the causes are eliminated, diaper rash will usually improve in a matter of days. If the rash persists despite the measures taken (frequent change of the diaper, preferably disposable ultra absorbent and the application of restorative creams) it is recommended that your baby see a specialist in skin conditions (dermatologist).