Home Remedies to Get Rid of Diaper Rash
Remedies Get Rid of Diaper Rash
Seeing your child suffer from diaper rash is really upsetting. But you cannot stop making your child wear a diaper.
When the diaper is wet or spoiled you need to change it immediately. In case you miss changing it even if for more than 10 minutes it may cause rash and eczema on infant skin. Infants who have a sensitive skin are more prone to diaper rash.
A disposable diaper is made up of plastic that prevents the leakage of pee. But it also retains the circulation of air. This creates a moist and warm environment. This environment is perfect for the growth of fungi. This causes a rash. Diaper rash makes infant uncomfortable and annoying.
Let us learn in detail the causes and symptoms of diaper rash along with home remedies.
What is the Cause of Diaper Rash?
As discussed above when dirty and wet diapers rub on the sensitive skin of infants causes irritation and rash. Diaper rash is aggravated if the diaper is too tight or child is suffering from diarrhea. Also, infants who are on antibiotics are more prone the fungal infection and diaper rash.
Symptoms of Diaper Rash
Diaper rashes are red, puffy and shiny rashes that cause the skin soreness. These rashes are mostly seen on buttocks, genitals, and thighs. The infected skin is puffy and warm on touch. If the diaper rash is painful they cause inconvenience as it’s painful.
These rashes are not at all contagious.
Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash
Oatmeal is one of my favorite home remedies to treat diaper rash. The reason behind is it soothes infant’s skin and forms a protective layer. Also, it removes the unwanted dirt and oil. Your infant will be soon relieved from itch and burning after an oatmeal bath.
Add a tablespoon of oatmeal to baby’s bath and soak her in it for 15 minutes. Repeat this 2 times in a day.
Again this is a preferred natural way to treat diaper rash. Coconut oil is antifungal and antimicrobial. Also, it acts as an excellent moisturizer and promotes healing. Gently apply coconut oil on your infant’s bump and thighs. Repeat this 3-4 times in a day.
Cornstarch has the property to absorb moisture. This makes the environment for the fungus inappropriate to thrive. I prefer sprinkling cornstarch on thighs and bump of my baby after giving him a lukewarm water bath and patting him dry with a towel.
This is a secret remedy that all breastfeeding mothers have and can use at any time to treat any kind of skin infection her baby is suffering. Breast milk fights infection and soothes the skin. Just apply breast milk to the rashes a few times in a day.
Clarified butter soothes the skin and relieves itching and burning. Apply clarified butter to the rashes a few times in a day.
Whip and egg and separate its egg white in a bowl. Apply egg white to the rashes to soothe diaper rash.
Besides the above home remedies, there are few precautions you need to take in order to prevent diaper rash.
Preventive Measures to Prevent Diaper Rash
- Avoid disposable diapers as much as possible.
- Make your child wear clean cotton nappies.
- Change diapers as soon as it is spoiled or is wet.
- Clean your child’s bump with warm water after he passes the motion and pat him dry.
Take care of your baby. Babies are precious gifts of the God.