Does your baby have a diaper rash? The first thing you need to know is that this is normal. It doesn’t matter how careful you are when changing your little one’s diaper, most babies get a rash sooner or later. Fortunately, there are some tips and creams you can apply to prevent and treat diaper rashes.
First things first: why does it happen?
Diaper rashes often appear in moist, warm places (such as your baby’s bottoms). They come in the form of red spots or scales. Diaper rashes can happen because of:
- Sensitive skin
- New food or products
- Tight diapers
- Irritation from urine or poop
- Allergic reactions to the diaper
- Bacterial infection
- Leaving wet or dirty diapers for too long
How can you avoid it?
- Wash your hands before and after changing diapers.
- Keep an eye on your baby’s diaper throughout the day, and make sure it’s clean and dry (if not, change it).
- Don’t wrap diapers too tightly; sensitive skin resents this.
- When changing diapers, clean the area gently with a soft wet cloth. Avoid wipes with alcohol or fragrances!
- Always wait until the area is dry before wrapping the new diaper.
- Whenever you’re bathing your baby, use soap-free cleansers. Make sure to pat and not scrub the area.
How to treat a diaper rash?
- Change your baby’s diaper often, as soon as it’s soiled.
- Put them in breathable clothes.
- Try alternatives for cortisone creams. Our DermaMed Baby Natural Specialty Cream soothes the baby’s skin from irritations, it doesn’t itch or hurt. The calendula and Vitamin E help calm the skin, speeds the healing process, and prevents it from further outbreaks.
It should be noted that the formula of DermaMed Natural Cream is hypoallergenic, absorbs quickly and its nutrients offer deep hydration that leaves the skin soft and smooth. It is the best choice for children and babies of all ages and skin types.
When to consult a pediatrician?
Diaper rashes often improve within a few days if treated, and they shouldn’t bother the baby. If you believe the rash has become infected or your baby is in pain, you should call a health care practitioner.
Signs of an infected diaper rash:
- Rashes that don’t go away after treatment
- Spots in thighs or abdomen
Your baby deserves the best. Get our Baby Natural Specialty Cream to calm your baby’s sensitive skin.
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