Skin rashes in babies are caused by several things, from leaving a wet or dirty diaper for too long, an allergy to diaper material, to a yeast or bacterial infection.
Skin rashes are generally harmless and usually trigger red, scaly patches that eventually go away without treatment. Babies are more often affected by skin rashes at the age of 9-12 months. Diarrhea, children starting to eat solid food, and breastfeeding mothers who are taking antibiotics are usually the trigger for the appearance of a rash.
Overcoming Skin Rashes in Babies
There are many types of rashes that affect different parts of the baby’s body. As mentioned earlier, this rash usually goes away on its own or requires home care.
Although this often makes the child uncomfortable and a little fussy, parents need not worry. Here are some tips for dealing with skin rashes in babies:
1. Wash hands before and after diaper changes.
2. Check the baby’s diaper frequently, and change it as soon as it gets wet or soiled.
3. Use a mild cleanser to clean the rash area.
4. Gently pat the area dry, instead of rubbing.
5. If using a tissue, choose a light one. Try to avoid wipes that have a fragrance or alcohol in them. Or use a clean, soft washcloth.
6. Make sure the area is completely clean and dry before putting on a fresh diaper.
7. Leave baby diaper-free as long as possible. Getting rid of diapers for a while can improve air … Read More