Diaper Rash Symptoms and Treatment

Diaper RashSome irritable substances may cause inflammation of the skin on the baby’s buttocks, thighs and external organs, causing diaper rash. These are mainly chemical substances in the stool, ammonia that produced by the reaction between bacteriae in stomach and urinary bladder (ammonia dermatitis) and soap or detergent that is held in diapers. Most infants get diaper rash at some point.

Symptoms

Are on the baby’s skin (where the diapers were) is covered with a red spots and wet wounds. Ammonia dermatitis is characterized by a strong ammonia odour.

Dangers

There is no great danger from the diaper rash. However, in boys, ammonia may cause inflammation of the prepuce; infants often experience pain and sometimes, difficulties while urinating. Fungal infections sometimes attack the area affected by diaper rash.

What to do?

In most cases, parents can treat the diaper rash by themselves. But, if the treatment we have described below does not work after a few days, contact your doctor.

Treatment

You will partially cure and prevented the condition by sterilization and thorough washing of diabers, and regular dressing. Regular washing is often not enough to remove germs from the infant’s feces, so you need to sterilize the diaper.

Boil or dip them in the solution of an antiseptic, specially prepared for this purpose (use the reconstituted solution you used to sterilize the infusions of the vial). After washing the diaper, rinse them several times to remove any traces of soap or detergent.

The expensive way of achieving the same goal is the use of disposable diapers.
You should change the baby’s diapers more often (if your baby has diaper rash), especially if it has more frequent stools.

Plastic pants usually have no connection with the development of diaper rash. But, if you don’t change the diapers frequent, plastic pants will boost the rash as they retain moisture.

This rash can be treated in several ways. One of them is the expression of the baby’s buttocks in the warm, dry air. Remove the diapers and place the baby on the belly, on a soft towel. Feces or urine should be cleaned immediately and wash the affected skin with lukewarm water and no soap. Soft towel should be changed, if necessary. After that, wipe the affected area just by gently touching it with soft towel.

You can get various creams against the diaper rash in the apothecary. Ammonia dermatitis can be alleviated and prevented from the very beginning by using a protective silicone cream containing zinc oxide and ferooxide. This cream acts as a protection against microbes and moisture. It can be also used to treat inflamed prepuce.

But, if the rash persists, contact a doctor who will give you other advice and prescribe a special cream for faster healing.