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The ultimate guide to baby diaper rash


March 23, 2018 1 Comment

Below are the 5 most common diaper rashes and how to get rid of them.

 

1. CONTACT RASH 


Appearance: flat and blotchy

Location:  all over the bum

Cause: harsh chemicals like bleach, soap or detergent or exposure to synthetic fabrics like polyester or fleece.

Solutions:

 

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2. ECZEMA 

Appearance: red, itchy, scaly and cracked

Location:  folds of the skin, elbows, cheeks, back of the knee and bum

Cause: unknown but often triggered by heat, dairy, soy and gluten

Solutions:


3. AMMONIA BURN 


Appearance: flat and blotchy, possible blisters

Location:  bum

Cause: prolonged exposure to urine

Solutions:

  • change diapers more often (preferably every 1 - 2 hours)
  • increase water intake to lower the pH in the urine
  • Apply a cloth-diaper safe diaper cream at every diaper change
  • Add a fleece liner to wick urine away from the skin
  • Rinse diapers for 30 seconds under fresh water before placing in diaper pail 

4. ACIDIC POOP RASH 

Appearance: red "burn" ring around the rectum

Location:  rectum and/or bum

Cause: consumption of acidic food like citrus fruits, tomato-based foods and dairy

Solutions:

5. YEAST RASH 


Appearance: acne-like pimples

Location:  entire bum

Cause: over-consumption of antibiotics or citrus fruits

Solutions:

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1 Response

jerin jahan
jerin jahan

August 27, 2018

Irritant diaper dermatitis is a generic term applied to skin rashes in the diaper area that are … Breast-fed babies, for example, have a lower incidence of
diaper rash, possibly because their stools have higher pH and lower enzymatic activity.

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