Diaper rash is the most common form of contact dermatitis. It is a skin irritation that may develop in the diaper covered area. It is commonly found in babies, however may affect the elderly as well.
- Not changing diapers frequently
- Skin getting repeatedly rub with rough diapers
- Unhygienic baby clothes
- Family history of skin allergies
- Hot and humid weather
- The most common symptom includes red and itchy skin rashes on the diaper area
- Skin may be cracked
- The child will feel irritated and uneasy
- Small rashes filled with fluid may also be observed
- In case, the rashes do not get better after a few days of home treatment, make sure you visit a pediatrician.
- In case the diaper rash worsens and causes bleeds, itching or burning sensation or is accompanied by fever, do not delay and see a doctor at the earliest.
- Your doctor may recommend effective and mild medication
- In case of severe diaper rashes, your doctor may recommend medicated ointments and creams
- Make sure the affected area is exposed to air as much as possible
- Change diapers more often
- Wipe the affected area with warm water and mild soap that is not perfumed
- Do not use talcums
- In case you use cloth diapers for your child, make sure you boil them in water for 15 minutes
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