Dia­per rash in infants occurs quite often, which is the rea­son for many parental ques­tions — why do they arise, is it worth fight­ing them, and if so, how exact­ly?

First of all, you need to deter­mine the rea­sons. The occur­rence of dia­per rash in most cas­es is asso­ci­at­ed with improp­er care of chil­dren’s skin, which is very sen­si­tive. Bac­te­ria and fun­gi thrive in the moist and warm groin envi­ron­ment when urine enters it. How­ev­er, dia­per rash can occur wher­ev­er sweat accu­mu­lates — in the neck and oth­er folds, as well as behind the ears. The main con­di­tion for their appear­ance is con­sid­ered to be an excess of mois­ture, which can occur when the dia­per is not changed on time, after bathing, or when over­heat­ed. Syn­thet­ic cloth­ing can also cause dia­per rash.

If dia­per rash is minor, then you should fig­ure out why they arose and pro­vide the baby with more thor­ough care. You need to change dia­pers every three hours, and dry your baby’s skin thor­ough­ly after bathing. Orga­nize crumbs and air baths — dai­ly for 10–20 min­utes. Dia­per rash can also be caused by an aller­gy to the mate­r­i­al from which the dia­per is made, so try chang­ing the brand. It is also nec­es­sary to use spe­cial pro­tec­tive agents — baby pow­der or pro­tec­tive oint­ments based on zinc oxide. But folk recipes here are not the best helper.

You should also devote more time to pre­ven­tion — try to thor­ough­ly rinse the clothes and under­wear of the crumbs. Prac­tice bathing in herbs that relieve red­ness and irri­ta­tion of the skin. These herbs include: oak bark, cal­en­du­la and string. Air baths will not be super­flu­ous, dur­ing which the baby’s skin will breathe and dry nat­u­ral­ly — they should be orga­nized even in win­ter (of course, by iso­lat­ing the baby from drafts).

Small pink spots on the baby’s skin can also be a man­i­fes­ta­tion of prick­ly heat — at first it does not both­er the child, but ignor­ing it can cause more seri­ous inflam­ma­tion. It is advis­able to show prick­ly heat to a pedi­a­tri­cian — with the help of a doc­tor, you can choose a tru­ly effec­tive drug. As a rule, this cream is appro­pri­ate for the sea­son — in win­ter it will be more nutri­tious. You may also need antibi­otics, espe­cial­ly if yel­low­ish pus­tules have formed in place of the pink spots of prick­ly heat.

By Yraa

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