Kids' Health

Tips to Treat Nappy Rashes

Keeping your baby safe and clean is the first priority of every parent. But what if in keeping your baby’s hygiene your number 1 priority you start giving him rashes. Didn’t get me? Okay, let me explain, rashes are a very common condition that occurs on the legs and thighs of the babies due to them being moist for long hours. The rashes occur as a result of a chemical that is known as ammonia. 

This ammonia is caused by the presence of urine and stool in the diaper. According to the best child specialist in Multan, there are a lot of reasons behind these rashes to occur. These can include the use of plastic pants that don’t allow the circulation of air and the space remains moist.

Another major reason could be the friction that is produced between the nappy and the skin. Some children have sensitive skin by nature and get irritated by the use of diapers. In a few cases, the diaper if kept tight for some time can make things worse for you. So in order to stay away from these rashes, you can follow these remedies and make things easy for yourself and the baby. 

Keep the area dry

The most important advice is for the mothers is to keep the area where the diaper is worn clean and dry. With that, it should also be kept in mind that the diaper shouldn’t be very tight. It is very disturbing for the baby if you keep in him diapers all the time.

Give your child some time to breathe as well, use a towel and let your baby lie down for a little bit. Also whenever you change your baby’s diaper, use a soft towel or wipes that are soft enough not to irritate the skin. You can also use a little bit of water if you are not planning on washing the diaper area.

Make sure the wipes that you use do not contain harmful chemicals like alcohol. And whenever you give your baby a bath use gentle body washes that do not aggravate the sensitive skin of the baby. 

Changing Tips

When the rash has already occurred to the baby, now it’s important for the mother to stay attentive. It is in the best interest of you and the bay to change the diaper as soon as it gets dirty.

If you are using cloth diapers for your babies, make sure to wash them properly. By this I mean that you need to wash out all the urine and poop and after that you need to rinse out the detergent that you’ve used properly. Because in a lot of cases the diapers used are clean but they contain some particles of the detergent or soap that keeps irritating the baby’s skin. 

Creams

Creams that contain zinc are very useful when it comes to treating rashes. These reams make a barrier at the skin that doesn’t allow the urine or the stool to touch the sensitive skin of the baby. A number of products are available in the market these include:

  • Desitin
  • Balmex
  • A+D

Some of the jellies are also quite useful to apply.  These include vaseline at the top. It is one of the few products that are free from fragrance and irritants. But one thing to keep in mind is to not rely on vaseline completely as it doesn’t offer that strong of a barrier as those above-mentioned creams do.

There are also some cases where these can stick to the surface of the cloth diaper and are hard to remove.

What not to use

Don’t opt for products that contain fragrance or perfumes in them. Look for detergents that are less irritating to the baby’s skin. Avoid using powders on babies, either on the body or on the nappy area. It can be very damaging to the lungs of your baby.

Final Thought

Baby rashes are very common and are treated in the easiest ways possible. But it is smart to visit your doctor as soon as you see any signs. In order to be sure if these are actual rashes it’s better to consult the doctor as it can also be a sign of some skin conditions if not treated properly.  

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