Diaper Rash Cure

Diaper rash is a fairly typical occurrence. Learn how to cure it.

Diaper rash happens to babies who have had dirty diapers that have been left on too long or who have a stomach disorder of some sort. Sometimes if you don't change your baby's diaper immediately after she soils it, it can cause a rash. The diaper is damp and there's no air down there to dry the situation out; she'll chafe.

Typically, rashes happen at the top of the legs in the front. That's because this is typically where the most moisture occurs. But rashes do happen on a baby's bottom as well.

When your baby has a rash, you should use a baby wipe. First you should wash the entire area with soap and warm water, dry it, and apply an ointment. Then apply the baby wipe. If a rash has already started but is not severe yet, you probably want to just let the rash air out for awhile to help clear it up. Wash the baby, dry her, and then let the rash dry for a few minutes.

If you've got a diaper rash, the problem may not just be the moisture that has accumulated. It could be the type of diaper. If you have an ongoing rash that doesn't seem to go away after a few days, you may want to change diaper brands or change the brands of baby wipes you use. If you're using cloth diapers, perhaps your baby is allergic to the type of laundry detergent you use.

But most frequently the problem is that a wet and dirty diaper has been left on too long. To avoid diaper rash, you want to check your son or daughter's shorts frequently to make sure you stay on top of the situation. Also you should be aware that hot weather causes a lot of sweating by your baby, and if you add the sweat to a dirty diaper, you get a rash. The other way rashes frequently occur is when the foods you are feeding your child don't seem to sit well. You might want to take your child off solid food, or go back to the old food for awhile.

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