Nappy rash is very common in babies aged less than one year old. Often benign, it can still be painful to baby. The necessary measures should therefore be taken to cope with this skin problem.
What are the causes ?
Prolonged contact with urine and stools is the main factor nappy rash. Humidity, enzymes in the stools and the highly acid pH of urine make baby’s skin more vulnerable and may cause irritation or skin lesions.
Nappy friction weakens the baby’s skin and may also cause this irritation
Finally, other factors may also promote these skin problems :
- taking medication,
- allergy to a hygiene product.
Identify the stage of irritation
At first, it may be just a little dry red zone in areas covered by the nappy (buttocks, tops of thighs, genital organs, or skin folds in the thighs and buttocks) which, caught in time, will quickly disappear In some cases, this redness may develop into true nappy rash, characterized by inflammation represented by bright red skin , sometimes with cracks or blisters. For these severe irritations, a specific product must be used to bring baby relief.
What to do with a weakened buttock epidermis?
- Don’t hesitate to leave your baby’s buttock uncovered pour faciliter la cicatrisation. to the air to facilitate healing. For bright red skin, you can apply eosin to clean and dry the irritated area.
- Apply a specific cream for changing nappies or a water-based paste to repair and soothe severe buttock redness and irritation. Prefer a hypoallergenic cream for greater skin tolerance in the most sensitive areas.
- Change your baby more often to prevent the skin from being too long in contact with a dirty nappy.
If the symptoms persist for more than 3-4 days, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor.