Diaper Rash in Infants

 

Symptoms:

Diaper rash is a skin irritation in the diaper area. The symptoms of diaper rash can vary and may include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Rash, blisters
  • Moist sores
  • In any case, touching the affected skin can be very painful, and a baby with diaper rash may be more restless, have difficulty eating and experience disrupted sleep.

Causes of diaper rash:

Prolonged exposure to moisture: The skin becomes more irritated in a wet environment due to urine and feces.

Friction: Ill-fitting diapers can cause friction and irritate the skin.

Teething: Teething often leads to reduced immunity and increased skin sensitivity.

Certain foods in the infant’s or mother’s diet (while breastfeeding) – for example, acidic fruits – can make feces more irritating.

Genetic factors: Some children naturally have more sensitive skin, which is more prone to diaper rash.

Warm and humid environment in diapers promotes the growth of bacteria and fungi. After prolonged irritation, a yeast infection caused by Candida albicans may occur. Its characteristic signs include a bright red rash, well-defined red patches and red bumps with white tops.

 

 

Solution:

Allow the child to spend more time without a diaper to let the skin dry. Choose a diaper of the right size that absorbs moisture well—preferably a cloth diaper.

Change the diaper regularly, preferably immediately after it gets soiled.

For gentle cleansing, use cloth wipes and a lavender lotion like Petit&Jolie BilliesBox Lavendel Lotion.

Use a protective and nourishing diaper cream like Petit&Jolie Diaper Cream, creating an additional layer of moisture protection with beeswax and lanolin. Sesame oil soothes inflammation, zinc oxide dries the moist areas, and improves the immunity of the delicate baby skin.

 

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