Written by tamara in English, newborn.
This article is also available in Italian.
The diaper rash is quite common in newborn and children.
How to prevent nappy rash.
Obviously not all but most children have had and will have a nappy rash. The proper care, start by washing.
So, do not wash with too much soap and dry skin very well, because this makes the skin more susceptible to skin rashes. The child just born, shows, mainly on the pleats, white parts. These are a thin layer of fat that protects the baby’s skin and should not be eliminated, in particular, not be used wipes containing parts of alcohol.
When you use the zinc oxide paste, at each change, it is strongly advised to remove any remaining cream old, using the oil.
Remember to change diapers often so that the child does not stay too long with a wet diaper, because that irritates the skin.
If the child’s skin is wounded, it is better if he can stay a little while without diapers, so that the baby’s bottom, can dry.
Treatment of nappy rash
If after a week of treatment with only zinc oxide, the situation does not improve, or if you suspect an infection, you should see a pediatrician, because you may need to intervene with special creams or ointments bactericides.
If you suspect the presence of fungi, the antifungal ointments may be adequate treatment.
If your child is very small (up to six weeks of life) is preferable to contact your doctor anyway.
If there are open wounds, or if your child has the fever and not eating or if the rash spreads to other parts of the body, arms, face or scalp may be seborrhoeic eczema.
Causes of diaper rash
The diaper rash can be caused by wet and clammy skin inside the diaper. Could be easily irritated by urine and faeces.
Furthermore, the irritation can be caused by extensive use of soap and water.
In case of diarrhea and pee contains ammonia increases the risk of developing rash.
Especially susceptible are children suffering from infantile eczema, and sebopsoriasis.
Partly taken from the site www.klikk.no and translated by Tamara De Zotti
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