How To Cure Diaper Rash

diaper rashBabies skin is very sensitive and therefore regular usage of diapers lead to diaper rashes in most of the little ones. When the diaper skin area is in contact with urine and feces for a long time due to usage of diapers, lead to irritation and inflammation.

Rashes are very uncomfortable for babies and can also lead towards fungal infection if not treated properly.  There are a number of home remedies and precautions you can follow to keep your baby safe from rashes and fungal infection.  Along with these measures you should also make sure that your baby is not allergic to any of the materials used in diaper and the diaper size is proper for your baby.

Ways To Cure Diaper Rash

Keep Baby’s Skin Dry And Clean

The main reason for diaper rash is that with diapers, baby’s skin remain moist and in contact with urine for a long time. You should frequently check your baby’s diapers and change immediately when required. Give your baby proper training of urinating and potty so that he/she gives you a signal for the same and minimize the usage of diapers.

cleaning baby skin

Avoid usage of wet wipes as most of them contain alcohol, instead take a soft cotton cloth and wipe your baby’s diaper area skin with warm water and pat dry. You can also dry your baby’s skin with a hair dryer or place a fan bit far from your baby. Usage of talcum powder is strictly prohibited by medical practitioners these days as they can affect baby’s lungs. You can simply use below recommended creams or oils before every diaper change.

Choosing The Right Diaper And Cleanliness of Reusable Diapers

You should always choose the correct size of diapers for your baby. Make sure that diapers you are using are not made of any material of which your baby is allergic. You should also check if the elastics are not too tight over your baby’s skin.

It is recommended that when your baby has got rashes, you should use bigger size diapers to make him comfortable. If you are using reusable diapers, you should be very conscious towards their cleanliness. Wash these diapers with a good mild detergent and soak them with some antiseptic liquid for some time. Make sure diapers are completely dry before using them.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is considered as a very effective massage oil for keeping babies healthy and strong. Olive oil is very effective in preventing your baby’s skin from rashes and also heals rashes rapidly.

Olive Oil

Just take a few drops of olive oil over your palm and massage your baby’s bum after cleaning it with warm water. Repeat this procedure every time you change your baby’s diaper and clean his skin.

Best Ways To Treat Diaper Rash
Natural Cures For Diaper Rash
Home Remedies For Diaper Rash

Herbal Diaper Rash Cream

There are some herbal diaper rash creams available in market which contain zinc oxide and are free from other chemicals. Just apply a thin layer over the affected area, as a thick layer can be barrier to air passage. Make sure that the rash cream doesn’t contain any of these ingredients – boric acid, camphor, phenol, benzocaine or salicylates – as these can be toxic for babies. You can also use petroleum jelly as a cream as that also not contains any chemicals and is safe on baby’s skin.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera plants are used for treatment of several skin diseases since ancient times because of its anti-inflammatory nature. Aloe vera gel is an excellent home remedy for treatment of diaper rashes and also for preventing diaper rashes. You can buy Aloe Vera Gel from market and apply to the affected area of baby and massage till it is absorbed properly.

Aloe Vera gel

If you have aloe vera plant at home, you can simply cut off one of the outside leaves, trim off the prickes, and slice the leaf through the center. You will see a gel coming out of it, just apply directly that gel to your baby’s skin. This works very effectively for treating rashes and provides your baby comfort from irritation caused due to it.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is also very effective for treatment of rashes. Just take a few drops of any good brand coconut oil and add few drops of water to it. Massage gently over your baby’s diaper area skin and leave it open till the oil is absorbed properly.

Coconut Oil

Repeat the process 3-4 times a day till you see a visible improvement. Coconut oil has healing properties and regular usage of this oil will prevent your baby’s skin from rashes always.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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