Monday, October 25, 2010

Diaper Rash Remedy

Posted by ♥Elena R♥ at 10:25 AM
Overview
A diaper rash is a skin problem that develops in the area beneath an infant's diaper.


Symptoms
You may notice the following in your child's diaper area:
  • Bright red rash that gets bigger
  • Fiery red and scaly areas on the scrotum and penis in boys
  • Red or scaly areas on the labia and vagina in girls
  • Pimples, blisters, ulcers, large bumps, or pus-filled sores
  • Smaller red patches (called satellite lesions) that grow and blend in with the other patches
Older infants may scratch when the diaper is removed.
Diaper rashes usually do NOT spread beyond the edge of the diaper.
The best treatment for a diaper rash is to keep the diaper area clean and dry. This will also help prevent new diaper rashes.
  • Always wash your hands after changing a diaper
  • Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
  • Avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
  • Do NOT use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper rash worse
  • Do NOT use talc (talcum powder). It can get into your baby's lungs
  • Change your baby's diaper often, and as soon as possible after the baby urinates or passes stool
  • Lay your baby on a towel without a diaper on whenever possible. The more time the baby can be kept out of a diaper, the better
  • Pat the area dry or allow to air-dry
  • Put diapers on loosely. Diapers that are too tight don't allow enough air and may rub and irritate the baby's waist or thighs
  • Use water and a soft cloth or cotton ball to gently clean the diaper area with every diaper change. Avoid rubbing or scrubbin the area. A squirt bottle of water may be used for sensitive areas
  • Using highly absorbent diapers helps keep the skin dry and reduces the chance of getting an infection
Diaper rashes are common in babies between 4 and 15 months old. They may be noticed more when babies begin to eat solid foods.
Diaper rashes caused by infection with a yeast or fungus called Candida are very common in children. Candida is found everywhere in the environment. It grows best in warm, moist places, such as under a diaper. A yeast-related diaper rash is more likely to occur in babies who:
  • Are not kept clean and dry
  • Are taking antibiotics, or whose mothers are taking antibiotics while breast feeding
  • Have more frequent stools
Other causes of diaper rashes include:
  • Acids in the stool (seen more often when the child has diarrhea)
  • Ammonia (produced when bacteria break down urine)
  • Diapers that are too tight or rub the skin
  • Reactions to soaps and other products used to clean cloth diapers
  • Too much moisture




Conditions Treated: Pediatric
Specific Conditions Treated: Diaper Rash
Ingredients Used: Petroleum jelly, Cornstarch
Description: Diaper Rash are allergic reactions in the folds of the babies skin. Diaper Rash is also termed as Diaper Dermatitis. It can be caused by excreta or urine, rough cloth of diapers or aggressive massage. Diaper Rash can be very discomforting to the baby. Use of Cornstarch and Petroleum jelly is effective in diaper rash. Cornstarch and petroleum jelly is a good moisturizer for the skin. It is also mildly antiseptic. Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn. Petroleum jelly is also termed as petrolatum and soft paraffin.
Directions For Use: Make a paste out of Petroleum jelly and Cornstarch, coat baby's bottom. The symptoms of Diaper Rash are resolved in three days. The baby gets relief from the itching and burning immediately.
Not To Use With: No specific precaution needs to be followed while using this treatment. Petroleum jelly and Cornstarch are safe and can be used with full confidence for treating Diaper Rash.
Side Effects: None are seen. Petroleum jelly and Cornstarch are safe and can be used with full confidence for treating Diaper Rash.
Expected Results: The symptoms of Diaper Rash are resolved in three days. The baby gets relief from the itching and burning immediately with the medicinal benefits of Petroleum jelly and Cornstarch.
Expected Results Within: 3 days

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