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How to treat the irritations created by the diaper

How to treat the irritations created by the diaper


Diaper irritations are very common, especially when babies are between 9 and 12 months old. As parents, we ask ourselves the natural question "what is to be done?". Here are some frequently asked questions we face.

What does the irritation of the diaper look like?

If your little one is facing such a thing, you will definitely know. The skin will become red and inflamed in the area where it was in contact with the diaper. The irritation will affect the genital area, the section and the surface of the skin of the skin that is created between the thighs. The affected areas can be glossy or pustular.

What happens when the irritations are not treated?

a) Among the most known infections that occur after ignoring the irritations created by the diaper are run. This infection is very common in people taking antibiotics. This is because antibiotics kill the good bacteria that keep the candidate under control.

b) Last but not least, they can appear bacterial infections. They start with fever and cause yellow leaks and bundles with pus.

What are the causes of the irritation caused by the diaper?

The main cause is skin contact with moisture and feces. Even the most efficient diapers fail to absorb all the moisture. This hinders the skin's ability (extremely delicate in the case of a newborn) to work as a protective barrier.

If the diaper is not changed regularly, due to the reaction between urine and feces, your child will face the above problems. In the case of diarrhea, the child is even more exposed to irritations. This is because the feces are spreading on a larger surface than normal.

Occasionally, there are other causes that cause irritation. The baby may have an allergic reaction due to the diaper he uses or certain creams for the protection of the baby's ass. In this case we are dealing with allergic dermatitis, but this is quite rare.

What is the most effective way to treat the irritations created by the diaper?

You can treat these irritations at home. Normally, it should disappear after 3 or 4 days after their occurrence.

Here are some methods:

  • Keep your baby's skin clean and dry by changing the diaper frequently. Try to change it as soon as you water it (as much as possible);
  • Clean her ass and genital areas with moist towels without perfume and alcohol and wash it before changing her diaper with a specially designed baby soap, hypoallergenic. Remember: "water is holy";
  • Leave it with no diaper how many times you have the opportunity, to allow the air to contribute to healing;
  • Before putting on a clean diaper, apply on the butt and genital areas, insisting on the skin area, a protective cream, preferably one that contains both zinc oxide (it prevents and heals), but also panthenol (which moisturizes).

How long does the baby's skin heal, since the treatment was applied?

A common irritation will usually heal within 3 or 4 days of its occurrence, provided you have followed the steps above. If this persists or worsens, ask the pediatrician for advice. Although at first it may seem like a mere irritation, it can turn into candida or a bacterial infection.

You will notice this because the area is inflamed and your baby does not feel comfortable. In such cases, the pediatrician will be forced to prescribe a hydrocortisone cream, an antifungal or an antibiotic. Let him decide!

How can the irritation created by the diaper be prevented?

The best method is a dry ass:

  • Leave it without a diaper whenever you have the opportunity. The fact that she is always with a diaper is the first problem;
  • Change his diaper regularly, if possible, immediately after watering it;
  • Clean his genitals and ass very carefully, especially after he has soiled him with feces and check that the skin is completely clean and dry before putting on his diaper;
  • Use special protective creams that prevent the appearance of such irritations and moisturize at the same time. The ideal combination is zinc oxide + panthenol;
  • Do not fasten the diaper very tight, otherwise the air will no longer circulate, and the skin of your child will stay in contact with moisture all the time.

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