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Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

Sometimes when your baby has a bad diaper rash, you need medication or ointment. However, if your baby has a mild diaper rash there may be some home remedies you can try first. Home Remedies for Diaper Rash If you have coconut oil in your pantry, you may be surprised to know that this oil can help your baby feel more comfortable when they have a diaper rash. Coconut oil is like a natural barrier that will protect your baby’s sensitive skin. Just wash your baby’s bottom, let dry and apply some oil with your fingers. Let the oil dry completely before putting on a new diaper. Oatmeal baths have always been used for diseases such as chicken pox, but you can also make an oatmeal bath and let your baby soak in it for around fifteen minutes. You will want to grind up or use a blender until the oatmeal is very fine. Mix it in the tub with water and you are ready to help your baby feel better. Another type of soaking bath is made with baking soda. Put around two tablespoons in your baby’s bath water to soothe some of the diaper rash irritation. A plain yogurt with no sugar also can be applied to baby’s bottom as a cream. If you run out of diaper cream, this is a quick substitute. Use a thick layer, and wipe off every time you change baby’s diaper. When your baby has a diaper rash, you will want to discontinue using regular baby wipes. You can simply use a washcloth dampened with warm water. This will ease the...

Different Types of Diaper Rash

Different Types of Diaper Rash All babies have diaper rash once in a while, but did you know that there are several different types of rashes? Here are the different types of diaper rashes, and some ways to identify them. Contact Diaper Rash- This is the most common rash, caused by normal events, such as wet diapers that may rub against baby’s skin. The skin is flat, but red and irritated. Intertrigo- this rash is within the folds of the skin and creases around the diaper area. The heat and moisture cause a reddened, burn-like appearance.. Impetigo- This happens when a bacteria grows on the damaged skin. You will see blisters that are coin-sized or red, raised patches. These patches can sometimes have a crusty cover. Since a bacteria is involved, you will need a prescription ointment. Yeast rash- with the skin damaged from a diaper rash, yeast from the body can invade the skin. This rash appears as red, raised and patchy, with borders that are sharp, and mostly over the genitalia. You will need an anti-fungal cream to treat this. Seborrhea- This is an inflammatory condition that can show up on any part of the body, but can be severe when occurring around the diaper area. This looks like a big, red, blotchy patch over the groin and lower abdomen. You can treat for 1 week with 1% hydrocortisone cream. If persistent, see your doctor. Allergy Ring- Some acidic foods can cause an allergy ring. This show up as a red ring around the baby’s anus. Breastfeeding mums will need to stop eating these foods, such as...

Ways to Treat Diaper Rash Flare Ups

Even when you do everything you can to prevent diaper rash, you will occasionally have a flare up. While you cannot prevent these, you can be prepared to tackle these uncomfortable problems. Here are some effective ways to deal with this flare ups and help your baby feel more comfortable as soon as possible. Ways to Treat Diaper Rash Flare Ups Use Water. Wash off your baby’s bottom with plain water. If an area is very sore, do not wipe or rub. You can use a bulb syringe to gently clean and irrigate the diaper area. Make sure the water is a warm temperature for your baby’s comfort. Blot. When cleaning up after a bowel movement, gently pat away any remaining stool on baby’s bum. Blot the baby’s bottom dry, do not rub. Even just after a wet diaper, rinsing and blotting are easier on baby’s sensitive skin. Air. It is a good idea to leave the diaper off for bit of time, with no cream or treatments. Put baby on a clean towel, with bottom up. It is good to have a waterproof pad underneath, just in case. If you do this often, it will help dry out the rash, which helps in healing the diaper rash. Creams. Diaper creams, such as Pedi-Derm Bum Paste should be used generously in most cases of diaper rash. There are some other creams that should be used in specific instances: Anti-fungal cream (Clotrimazole) can be used for stubborn rashes, where yeast may be present. This is available over-the-counter. Hydrocortisone cream (1%) can be used twice a day, before you put on...

Ways to Prevent or Minimize Diaper Rash

While it is inevitable that your baby will get diaper rashes at some time, there are some ways to minimize, if not prevent, getting a rash. Ways to Prevent or Minimize Diaper Rash Frequent diaper changes- Newborns need to be changed every couple of hours. It seems like a lot, but it will get better over time. You want to keep baby as dry as possible. This is one key to your baby’s comfort. Don’t wait to change poopy diapers- It is important to clean your baby right after a bowel movement. You don’t want to allow bacteria to form or the acids to start irritating baby’s skin. Newborns will have many poopy diapers, but this will also get better as the baby gets older. Diaper brands- Diapers can rub against your baby’s skin, which is a leading cause of diaper rash. If you use disposables, try different brands to get a better fit with less friction. Rinse Cloth Diapers- Do not use bleach, but add 1⁄2 cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle. The vinegar helps to remove irritants that are alkaline. You can do this at home, or if you have a diaper service, ask them to use vinegar in their rinsing process. Wipe well- make sure to wipe all stool and urine from baby’s diaper area. You can use wipes, or just plain water, but do a good clean-up job. Unscented wipes or water will be less irritating to baby’s sensitive skin. You can even make your own wipes if you like. Use a Diaper Rash cream, like Pedi-Derm Bum Paste. Pedi-Derm Bum Paste is very...

Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

All babies get a diaper rash once in a while, and as a parent, you want to get rid of it as fast as possible. There are so many different home remedies for diaper rash. You hate to see your little one in any kind of discomfort and you want to make it better. Thankfully, when your baby has a diaper rash it can be easily treated with some great home remedies.  Next time your baby has a diaper rash, try one of these home remedies, and that little red tushy will be back to normal in no time! Home Remedies for Diaper Rash Air that tushy out! If you are at home, let baby go diaperless as often as possible. The moisture that gets held in the diaper against baby’s skin causes diaper rash. Letting them air out without a diaper can prevent and treat diaper rash. Skip the wipes. The alcohol and chemicals in many wipes can irritate sensitive skin. Instead of wipes use baby wash and a soft washcloth to clean baby’s bottom during diaper changes. At bathtime, add ground oatmeal to bath water. The oatmeal will help soothe baby’s raw skin. Did you know that your breast milk is a home remedy that can help a diaper rash to heal? Rub a little bit of breast milk on baby’s bottom before you put on the diaper to help treat diaper rash. Some diaper rashes are caused by yeast. Avoid corn starch powders because they help yeast grow. Instead, put a layer of plain, unsweetened yogurt on your baby’s diaper rash each time you change a...

Diaper Rash Natural Remedies

When it comes to diaper rash natural remedies Pedi Derm understand what parents want most! Being that we are parents ourselves we know how tough and stressing it can be when a baby is in discomfort. Diaper rash. It’s a terrible thing to discover on your little one’s bottom. Though it’s not a serious medical condition, it’s not an easy thing for babies to deal with. Due to the moist, warm, and enclosed environment of a diaper, babies can easily develop a diaper rash. Add that with hot and humid weather, skin allergies, or infrequent diaper changes, and you can have an issue on your hands. Thankfully, there are some Home Remedies to naturally comfort your baby’s diaper rash. Natural Diaper Rash Remedies 1. Change your baby frequently. There isn’t anything worse than a baby sitting in a wet diaper that is crawling with bacteria. Changing your baby often will help keep them clean and dry. 2. Let them go bare bottom! Lay down a blanket or protective mattress cover and let them have some tummy time without a diaper. The longer they can go without a diaper the better rash will get. 3. Avoid buying baby wipes if possible. They tend to contain a ton of alcohol and chemicals that can be harmful to your baby’s skin. The best wipes are homemade. Cut paper towels down to size and add enough water and a small amount of mild baby soap in a tupperware container. 4. Try a different diaper bum paste. Your baby might be having a reaction to the brand you are buying. Natural diaper brands on...