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  • Everyone wants their baby to be happy and healthy; however, babies often feel uncomfortable with “rash”, a condition that results in redness and tenderness of the skin underneath the diaper. This discomfort not only upsets the baby but also makes the whole family sad and unhappy.
  • Tips you can follow to prevent and treat diaper rash at home:
  • 1-Change dirty diapers as soon as possible.
  • This is the most important tip for treating and preventing diaper rash! All soiled cloths – even if they are just wet – should be changed as soon as possible because Wet cloth moisturizes the skin. This behavior reduces the wetness of the skin, which can inflame the rash.
  • 2- Be gentle when cleaning the diaper area. Use alcohol-free and fragrance-free water and a soft cloth or cotton wipes. If the rash is severe, use a bottle of water to clean the area because doing so is kinder to the skin. Then, allow the area to dry. Let your child stay diaper-free as much as possible to allow their skin to dry and heal.
  • 3- Apply zinc oxide diaper cream.
  • This is especially important if the skin appears red between diaper changes. If your baby has severe diaper rash, cover the skin with zinc oxide creams as if covering a cake with cream. There is no need to remove the cream with every diaper change. It can be completely removed by gentle washing at the end of the day.
  • 4- Contact a doctor if your baby develops signs of a skin infection.
  • Signs of skin infection may include fever, blisters, pus draining from the rash, and a rash that does not improve or worsens despite treatment. Another sign of a skin infection is that the baby is in pain or is difficult to calm down.
  • Babies’ skin is very sensitive and sometimes they continue to get nappy rash despite a parent’s best efforts. Consult your dermatologist if your baby’s rash does not go away or if you have questions or concerns about caring for your baby’s skin. You can contact us to make an examination appointment and consult your questions. You can contact us to make an examination appointment and to consult your questions.

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