Diaper rash, big trouble? Some netizens left a message saying that they had seen three or four hospitals and finally found a method to treat the baby’s diaper rash on my microblog. A friend of mine recently also shared with me her experience of fighting with her son’s diaper rash, saying that it was difficult to deal with. In order to keep the baby’s buttocks dry, she often had to take a hairdryer and blow it hard at the baby’s buttocks. Is diaper rash really so troublesome?
Baby’s red buttocks are mostly stimulated by feces and urine.
Every baby may get diaper rash in infancy, which is commonly known as “red buttocks”. As the name implies, diaper rash refers to a rash on the skin at the place where diapers are wrapped. The rash can be a mild symptom of inflammation and redness, or it can develop into a severe disease of flowing pus. There are three main causes of baby diaper rash:
The baby’s metabolism is fast, Daily defecation and urination times, excrement and urine ammonia and other irritant substances often stimulate the skin, in addition to the baby’s skin is more delicate, it is easy to lead to buttocks, genitals, upper thighs and other places of skin damage, which is especially common during baby diarrhea and antibiotics. This is also the main reason for baby’s long diaper rash.
Skin redness caused by fecal and urine stimulation is not treated in time and nursing is not proper. After 3 days, secondary fungal infection is easy to occur. This kind of situation is easy to occur in groin, genitals and other parts, and can be manifested as blisters or even ulceration. If combined with bacterial infection, yellow pus may flow.
Allergy to dyes in diapers, scabies and other rare causes.
Diaper rash prevention and treatment tetralogy
The nursing and treatment of diaper rash can only be targeted at the etiology.
Step 1 Change diapers frequently
In order to reduce the contact time between the baby’s skin and feces and urine, it is usually recommended to change the diaper every 2-3 hours, or the baby should change the diaper in time as long as he pulls it.
Diapers are not recommended!
Some people may ask, is the baby’s diaper rash caused by wearing diapers, and is it better to use cloth diapers? On the contrary, cloth diaper a urine wet, wet cloth close to the skin, more likely to lead to diaper rash. In addition, cloth diaper cleaning also has problems, cleaning cloth diaper usually uses irritating detergent, if the weather is bad, can’t fully dry it, effective disinfection, used on the baby, will also cause baby skin infection.
Therefore, if economic conditions permit, parents are still recommended to use diapers for their babies. The technology of producing diapers is now relatively mature. The diapers produced by general manufacturers can absorb moisture and keep dry, keeping the baby’s buttocks dry and breathable.
However, no matter how good the diapers are, if parents are lazy and do not change them in time, they may also cause the baby to suffer from diaper rash. Therefore, in order to effectively prevent diaper rash, parents need to be diligent.
Step 2: Cleaning and drying
When changing diapers, rinse your buttocks with flowing warm water, and then pat your buttocks dry with soft cotton cloth or gauze.
Pay attention to the word [pat]. Only those who have been mothers can understand the precise meaning of the word. It is necessary to use our gentle movements to take care of the baby’s little ass.
In addition, avoid wiping the baby’s buttocks with sanitary wipes, The disinfectant in the wipes will create a new irritation to the skin, At the same time, wet wipe wiping will also leave moisture on the skin, and the skin suffering from diaper rash needs to be kept dry before it can recover as soon as possible. When necessary, like my friend mentioned at the beginning of the article, you can use the low temperature block of a hair dryer to blow dry the baby’s buttocks, or when the sun is good, let the baby lie prone for a while without diapers to bask in the buttocks.
Step 3 Apply skin protectant
In addition to the above-mentioned nursing methods to keep the baby’s buttocks dry, skin protective agent can be smeared on the dry buttocks, which can also prevent feces and urine from directly stimulating the skin.
- Such protective agents may be oils and fats, Including parents often say olive oil, tea oil, sesame oil, cod liver oil, etc., using the principle of oil-water separation. It can also be applied to buttock cream, including zinc oxide, Vaseline and other effective ingredients of buttock cream, using the principle of isolation. To apply buttock cream to the baby, need to apply a thick layer to effectively isolate irritants.
4. Timely drug treatment after secondary infection
- For diaper rash with secondary fungal infection, therapeutic drug triamcinolone acetonide and econazole cream (such as perisone) can be used. This drug contains a small amount of hormone triamcinolone acetonide, which has anti-inflammatory effect, while another effective ingredient econazole is an antifungal ingredient, which is used to resist fungal infection. For diaper rash with secondary bacterial infection, therapeutic drugs such as mupirocin ointment (such as Baiduobang), erythromycin eye ointment or aureomycin eye ointment can be used. At the same time of using therapeutic drugs, it is still necessary to apply a thick layer of hip cream to isolate feces and urine after applying these drugs.
The vast majority of baby diaper rash, parents at home in accordance with the above methods of correct care and treatment can be cured. A few home care can not improve or serious symptoms of the baby, need to go to the hospital to see a professional dermatologist, under the guidance of a specialist for comprehensive treatment.
This article is taken from the book “Ji Lianmei Talk: Chinese Should Use Drugs This Way”, which is reprinted by the author’s authorized clove garden.