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How to manage Diaper Rash in your baby

Aug 06, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:33 pm

Baby diaper rashes can be painful and irritating for both the child and parent. Diaper rash leads to itchy skin and can really bother your little one, making them uncomfortable and cranky.

Diaper Rash is a red, itchy, irritated patch of skin under the baby's diaper area. Babies and toddlers under the age of 2 years seem to get diaper rashes most often, especially in the age group of 9-12 months when the baby's stool composition changes due to introduction of solids.

A diaper rash looks red, puffy, tender to touch. It also has small red bumps on the skin that may spread to the baby's tummy and thighs in some severe cases. Sometimes the skin may appear inflamed too. 

Causes of Diaper Rash 

  1. Friction: Once a baby starts moving, considerable friction develops between the baby's bums and the diaper. As a baby's skin is super sensitive, the friction causes the skin to redden and causes irritation

  2. Exposure to wet diaper for long: When a baby is left exposed to a wet diaper for a long time, the skin tends to get irritated and a diaper rash may develop.

  3. Introduction of new foods: Sometimes a new food may even cause frequent bowel movements, making the baby more prone to diaper rashes

  4. Chemical sensitivity: Some babies can be sensitive to lotions, fragrances or material that diapers or baby wipes are made of. This sensitivity can also surface as a diaper rash

  5. Antibiotics: Certain medications kill the healthy bacteria that keep the pH levels of the skin balanced. 

  6. Bacterial and yeast infection: When the baby's diaper is left unchanged for long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast.

Join this workshop with Dr. Susrat Das on how to manage diaper rash in your baby in this 60 minutes workshop.

Dr.Susrut Das, Senior Specialist in Pediatrics & Neonatology

MBBS(Hons), DNB(Peds), APGPN(Boston). Senior Specialist in Pediatrics & Neonatology. Specialist in Pediatric Asthma. Bhubaneswar

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| Aug 02, 2021

Hi doctor! My sister's daughter is 9 months old. She puts on diaper only at night. We change the diaper once at night, still she develops rashes. Please help.

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| Aug 05, 2021

Hii doctor! My son is 6month 8 days old. He is passing green watery stool 7-8 time in one days

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| Aug 06, 2021

Hello Doctor! Please suggest some natural remedies that can resolve this diaper rash issue? My 7 months old baby frequently suffers from this issue.

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| Aug 06, 2021

Can a baby be made to wear diapers throughout the day? I am a working Mom and my 2 years old child is not yet toilet trained. Her skin in private part has become darker and remains red. Will it get allright on its own or I need to do something to correct it?

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| Aug 06, 2021

Sir mera beta 3 saal ka hai. Woh susu karna hai to bata deta hai aur toilet seat use karta hai, par potty karne ke liye ,diaper pehna chahhta hai. Uski is aadat ko kaise theek kiya ja sakta hai? Kirpya kuch sujaav dijiye .

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| Aug 06, 2021

Hello Doctor! What is the right age for a child to get completely toilet trained? My child in between pees in his pants, especially at night so I am not able to get rid of diapers . He is 4 years old. Kindly guide me how to toilet train him?

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| Aug 06, 2021

Kya diaper rash kisi prakar ka infection ke wajha se hota hai? Issey kaise bacche ko bachaya ja sakta hai?humein diaper pehnane se pehle kaunsi baaton ka dhyaan rakhna chaihe jissey rashes se bacha ja sakey?

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| Aug 06, 2021

My daughter is 3 years and 7 months old . She faces this diaper rash issue often. She got fever also once due to postules which got developed on her vagina due to frequent use of diapers. But since we are working parents, we are not able to wean her off . How can diaper rashes be avoided ? Please give some handy tips Doctor!

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| Aug 06, 2021

Is there a connection between diaper rashes and monsoon ? My 11 months old child has these rashes problem which intensifies during rainy season. What are some of the key points to keep in mind to protect our children from these rashes?

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| Aug 06, 2021

Hello Sir My baby gets diaper rashes frequently actually I am working mother so have to put diaper all the time. Someone has suggested me to apply candid powder on diaper rashes? Please tell me what should I do for this issue?

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| Aug 06, 2021

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| Aug 06, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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| Aug 06, 2021

Hi @ Sharoon! Request you to ask your questions on parentune app and parentune site. Here is the link for the parentune APP: https://bit.ly/Parentune & parentune site: https://www.parentune.com/

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