Today, there are various diapers available in the market for children of various ages and sizes. These diapers absorb the child’s feces and urine and prevent other areas from being contaminated. But sometimes diapers can cause discomfort, which we call diaper rash, which we will learn about some common types and how to treat it.
Abrasion of the skin
Friction caused by wearing diapers causes various inflammations; Contact of the baby’s skin with urine and feces is also one of the influencing factors. Skin abrasion occurs when the baby’s skin surface is red and inflamed. Some children have this problem more than others; Don’t be too surprised if you see that the signs of abrasion in your baby disappear very soon and come back again.
treatment: The best treatment for diaper rash is prevention. Since the enzymes in the baby’s feces irritate his sensitive skin, timely diaper changes often have the greatest effect in this regard. Try to always keep the baby’s buttocks dry and clean. Applying anti-wear ointment or cream is also effective. For example, you can use Vaseline before putting on a diaper to keep the baby’s skin soft and supple.
Using waterproof and ventilated diapers also helps the baby’s skin to be less irritated. You can also use a cloth or wet wipe with plain water to clean the child’s buttocks before the rash appears.
Cradle cap syndrome is a skin disease that is often associated with yellow or brown scales on the baby’s scalp. But the symptoms of this condition may also appear at the place where the diaper is tied. The main reason for this sensitivity is excessive production of oil on the surface of the skin and the trapping of old cells in the lower layers of the skin.
treatment: Cradle cap rarely occurs at the place of diaper closure; Babies, on the other hand, are not at much risk. You can prevent this allergy by not tying the diaper and giving the baby freedom. Symptoms of cradle cap usually resolve on their own after a few months. Some doctors prescribe hydrocortisone ointment or antifungal drugs to patients, but it is not necessary to take these drugs.
This disease is associated with the appearance of dry and red crusts on the surface of the skin, which usually cause itching. Eczema sometimes appears in the diaper area, but it often appears in other areas of the skin. However, the most common site of symptoms of this condition is the skin of the face. Children and adolescents with a family history of allergies are more at risk of developing eczema.
treatment: If you suspect that eczema is the cause of diaper rash in your baby, it is best to consult a doctor. Taking drugs such as hydrocortisone (for treating eczema) and antihistamines (for itching) will be effective in this regard. Diaper rash caused by eczema sometimes causes yellow sores or a bacterial infection that is accompanied by the appearance of pus-filled pimples. In this situation, the doctor prevents the spread of inflammation in the body by prescribing antibiotics.
This common infection is a painful, itchy condition that may cause a red rash on your baby’s belly and thighs. Symptoms of this infection can spread on their own. But in some cases, the only way to spread the symptoms is if the child’s buttocks are already irritated. In fact, if your baby has had diaper rash for a few days, you shouldn’t be surprised by a yeast infection, as an irritated buttock is more prone to infection.
treatment: Your doctor will likely prescribe an antifungal cream or ointment.
28 December 2015 23:04
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