👶Baby Diaper Rash’
Baby Diaper rash happens when a baby’s skin is covered by a wet or dirty nappy for too long. Diaper rash is very common and can happen no matter how careful you are. Some babies with the best care still get a lot of nappy rash, while others hardly get it at all – so a lot depends on how sensitive the child’s skin is.
😫Diaper rash hurts – babies with diaper rash are often miserable and have problems sleeping.
What does diaper rash look like?
* Diaper rash is red swollen skin that looks damp and may have some blisters or ulcers.
* The whole of the skin covered by a nappy may be damaged, or it may be on much smaller patches.
* It is usually in the area that is covered by a diaper. The skin inside the folds such as between the buttocks may not be so red.
* Sometimes there can be small patches of red skin on the tummy, legs or buttocks with healthy skin around them. This can be a sign of an infection on top of the diaper rash.
Diaper rash is painful.
* Most babies with diaper rash will be more irritable than usual, and may sleep poorly. They often need more attention, holding and comforting.
* Pain relief using paracetamol can help. Make sure the dose is the right one for your baby (check the label on the bottle).
* Covering damaged skin using a barrier cream gently and often can be soothing. You could talk with your local pharmacist (chemist) to help choose one.
Powders are not necessary. Talc powder and other powders may be breathed in by a baby, and this may cause some health problems. The yeast that causes thrush feeds on cornstarch powder (corn flour), so this powder should not be used either.
A rash or sore red skin in the diaper area is not always just nappy rash. It can be caused by eczema, allergies or infections. It is important to see your doctor for any rash to be sure what it is and how it should be treated.
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