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Have you lately begun to notice your baby showing discomfort? Have you begun to notice red marks on the skin which is in contact with your baby's diaper? Chances are your baby is suffering from diaper rashes. If there are red spots that have spread further from the area where the diaper and the skin are in contact, it means that the diaper rash has become extensive.
Here are some ways to relieve your baby from these rashes:
Always make sure that your baby's skin is kept dry. Keep checking the diaper frequently and ensure that the skin is not in contact with urine or stool.
The longer you can keep your baby without wearing a diaper, the better. All this while, keep your baby laid on a towel. The skin will remain dry and will aid in healing the rashes quickly.
Creams that contain Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide when applied to the irritated skin help to heal the rashes. However, it is better to apply these on the skin around the affected area so that the skin remains dry. Anyway, applying these will ensure that urine and stool does not come into direct contact with the skin. You can easily find diaper rash creams.
Cornstarch will dry your baby's skin a bit too much if it is applied in situations where a fungal infection is not the cause of the diaper rash. However, in other cases, it will help keep the skin dry.
It would be a good choice to keep changing the diapers more frequently and surely within 5 minutes of it being soiled. Moreover, switching to cloth diapers would be wiser.
While treating a diaper rash, make sure that you use minimal soap, lukewarm water for washing and that you use a fresh towel for dabbing the skin dry. Use only mild soaps if you have to and avoid using scented baby wipes.
Try making your baby sit in a bath with 30mL baking soda mixed with lukewarm water for 10 minutes every day. Pat dry later and apply diaper rash cream. Wait a while before you put on a fresh diaper.
If the diaper rash persists or gets worse, consult a doctor to get the right treatment and to ensure that it is not something else.
Try the above tips for quick relief because diaper rashes can be quite painful and irritating for your little one. For related products on Joy By Nature, click here.
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