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Diaper Rash

What is Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is an inflammation of a baby's skin caused by prolonged contact with a damp diaper. It can be worse in hot, humid weather.




Treatments

Treatments include changing the diaper as soon as it becomes wet or soiled. Clean baby's bottom with warm water and wipe gently. Apply a barrier cream at every diaper change. Breast milk and oatmeal are very helpful for treating diaper rash. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Diaper Rash

When babies are wrapped up in diapers all day, the combination of warm skin, urine, poop, and chafing can cause diaper rash. Diaper rash can be worse in hot, humid weather. No matter how clean the baby’s skin or how often you change the diaper, it is next to impossible to completely avoid diaper rash. However, there are steps you can take to minimize flare ups and reduce the severity of diaper rash when it happens.

Change the diaper as soon as it becomes wet or soiled. Clean baby’s bottom with warm water and wipe gently. Pat dry with a soft towel, but avoid rubbing. Rubbing too hard will cause irritation which can contribute to diaper rash. Apply a barrier cream at every diaper change. Petroleum jelly makes a good barrier cream for baby’s who are not prone to outbreaks of diaper rash. The jelly creates a barrier between the skin and the wetness that forms in the diaper.

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