How to Heal Diaper Rash

In case you find puffy red patches of skin across the skin of your baby’s bottom, then he or she is quite possibly suffering from diaper rash. It is not uncommon as most babies get diaper rash at one time or another. The synthetic materials used in today’s diapers often restrict air and moisture can get trapped against the baby’s skin. There is nothing to get worried about as with proper care and guidelines, you can quickly heal diaper rash.

Things Required:

– Diaper-rash Ointment with Lanolin
– Diapers
– Olive Oil
– Cornstarch
– Milk of Magnesia
– Antifungal or Hydrocortisone cream

Instructions

  • 1

    Clean the bottom thoroughly

    You should clean your baby’s bottom especially the infected area thoroughly.

  • 2

    Apply the diaper-rash ointment

    You need to apply diaper-rash ointment on the affected area. Follow the instructions in order to apply. These creams protect the skin from moisture and promote healing. Remember that ointments containing zinc oxide and they should be used with care. Lanolin ointment not only protects from wetness but also soothes your baby’s bottom.

  • 3

    Change the diaper often

    It is recommended to change your baby’s diaper after every 60 minutes if possible.

  • 4

    Air exposure

    Air exposure is one of the simplest and easiest ways to treat mild diaper rash. Exposing the rash to air will not only dry it out but also encourage the healing process. You are required to remove the diaper and clean your baby’s bottom with cold water. You can even clean the bottom by placing him or her in bathtub consisting inches of cool water or use a light bulb to squirt water on their bottom. Next, you need to dry your baby’s bottom with a towel and let him or her roam for almost 10 minutes. It is advisable for you to repeat this process whenever you remove the diaper.

  • 5

    Natural remedies

    There are some quick remedies to treat diaper rash. You need some household ingredients such as olive oil and cornstarch. Take one tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with five drops of water. Then apply it on your baby’s skin. Besides olive oil, you can sprinkle cornstarch over the affected skin. You can even pat milk of magnesia on the red inflamed areas.

  • 6

    Prescriptions

    Baby rashes are also caused by prescriptions from your doctor i.e. related with a yeast or bacterial infection. In these cases, your doctor will most probably prescribe you with an antifungal or hydrocortisone creams. These creams reduce inflammation but it is not recommended to use for more than few days.

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