Friday, 10 January 2020

All mothers worry that our baby's health is good. Often, our baby may have some type of infection from diaper use. Therefore, in this post, we want to tell you what infections your baby can have in the diaper area and how you can solve it.
Infections From Diaper Use, How To Treat Them
Infections From Diaper Use, How To Treat Them

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It turns out that dermatitis or diaper rash that a newborn can suffer is more usual than we think.

The important thing is that thanks to the evolution of medicine there are different ointments to combat these irritations.

When can a baby present this type of skin infections?

It usually happens in the first months of life. The reason is that they are adapting to the textures of clothes and diapers.

But if we treat it well and carefully, it can be cured in about three or four days.

Tips to avoid infections

The most important thing to prevent the baby from catching some type of infection is to keep the baby always clean and dry in his private parts.

  • The diaper must be changed constantly. 
  • It is even recommended that at night when baby is sleeping even than you should also change diaper so that it does not retain moisture in the skin.
  • In addition, every time you go to change the diaper, you need to wash and dry baby's buttocks and genital areas well. 

And if you are going to use wet wipes, remember to use those that do not contain alcohol or strong fragrances. 

Alternative of Wipes

However, an alternative to wet wipes would be to have cotton balls and some warm water on hand to gently spray and clean your baby.

  • When you go to dry baby's skin, use a soft towel. 
  • Make short and small movements, as if you were giving soft touches, instead of rubbing. 
  • Once the newborn is dry, use a protective cream. 

This cream is recommended that you apply it in baby's intimate areas also after changing the diaper.

Which Cream Should I use?

There are several quality creams on the market, based on pretolato, lanolin and zinc oxide.

In addition, another tip is that when you go to put the diaper avoid adjusting it a lot. Remember that diapers vary in quality and absorption.

There are diapers that are to keep the baby dry and others are for more sensitive skin.

It is also advisable that if your baby is going to play in clean areas, take advantage of leaving it without a diaper, so that the skin breathes.

This is advisable especially if the newborn develops some type of dermatitis.

You can even try to make baby sleep without a diaper, using soaps or protective linings for the crib mattress.

It should be noted that if you notice that the baby's skin does not improve, and even shows signs of getting worse, you should go to the pediatrician to examine your baby's skin.

Symptoms of Infection

To detect acute infections, you will notice that blisters, pimple pimples, open wounds and a yellowish segregation area appear on the skin.

In these cases, the pediatrician will prescribe some type of antibiotic.

If on the contrary it is more than a fungus, it will prescribe some fungicidal cream.

If you notice that the baby has febrile symptoms, go to the emergency room.

Other infections

Keep in mind that it is also important to recognize the difference between a dermatitis in the diaper area and other conditions.

Treating them with precision is important so as not to alter the rashes that may have left the baby.

Therefore, we tell you what other skin conditions similar to dermatitis can be that can leave the baby in the diaper area:

  1. - Impetigo. It is a contagious skin infection caused by bacteria. These appear in the diaper area in the form of grains and sores with honey-colored dandruff. The baby will feel itchy in the area. Being contagious, it is important that the toilet be thorough.
  2. - Seborrheic dermatitis. It is very common and can affect children in their first year of life. In the event that he suffered from it, reddish and rough spots would be visualized, elevated and covered with white or yellow scales on the groin or genitals. If the condition does not disappear after a few days, consult with the pediatrician.
  3. - Miliary fever. This fever is generated when sweat accumulates on the skin and does not evaporate properly. It is not very common but can appear after three months of life. In this case it would appear in the skin spliegues around the diaper area, especially when the diaper lining comes into contact with the baby's skin. Heat and humidity can also cause this type of fever.

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