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
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
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.
Introduction of new foods: Sometimes a new food may even cause frequent bowel movements, making the baby more prone to diaper rashes
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
Antibiotics: Certain medications kill the healthy bacteria that keep the pH levels of the skin balanced.
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
| 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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