Diaper Dermatitis is a mild disease, manifested by redness of the skin that is in contact with the diaper. It can be prevented by taking certain steps which are outlined below, in some cases there may be complications due to the presence of infectious agents.
The diaper is inevitable, however, if not properly cared for creating conditions conducive to suffer skin inflammations and eruptions of small red bumps on the area enclosed by the diaper. In most cases occur because the baby’s skin is very sensitive and irritated when in contact with the package wet for a long time.
What are the factors that promote the onset of dermatitis?
* Moisture, friction and lack of air.
* Irritants in the stool, especially when they are acidic by diarrhea.
* Cleaning products for washing cloth diapers.
* Ammonia produced in the urine.
* Clean exaggerated abuse soaps.
How do I prevent it?
* Change the diaper as often as possible, check for dirty or wet every hour, and at least once in the evening.
* Try another brand, because it may be that a specific type of diaper is causing allergy.
* Each time you change a diaper, wash with warm water in a bathtub and remove remaining traces of cream, do not use towels or cloths as they can increase skin irritation.
* Do not use soap as it can weaken the natural protective barrier of your skin.
* Use an ointment at night based on zinc oxide, if the baby is irritated. This forms a barrier against moisture.
* If you use cloth diapers, wash them with detergent with no fragrance or coloring.
* Leave the baby’s skin to reveal a part of the day, for example, after bathing leaves the skin to dry outdoors, lying on the open diaper, to “breathe.”
* Use diapers larger, looser fitting, for ventilation.
* Powders such as talc can make healing more difficult.
* Do not use antibiotics, antifungals or corticosteroids did not tell you if a doctor has prescribed.
* Always wash hands after changing a diaper.
* If the rash persists, consult your pediatrician.