Diaper rash is a normal condition that most parents experience while raising a baby. A baby's skin is soft and smooth and very easily irritated. Add together the ingredients of moisture from urine and stools and the irritation from a diaper rubbing back and forth and what do you get? Diaper Rash! Diaper rash can show up as mild redness to oozing blisters. Sometimes the skin will be bright red and possibly swollen. The area where the rash starts can also spread to surrounding areas. These damaged skin areas are also more susceptible to bacterial and yeast infections.
How To Prevent and Treat Diaper Rash
There are several things that a person can do to help prevent diaper rash. First and most important is to keep your baby's diaper area clean and dry. Check for moist diapers frequently and change when moisture is detected
Clean your baby's bottom carefully at each diaper change. Use warm water with or without a mild soap.
Let your baby's skin dry real well before putting on the new diaper.
Do not use products containing boric acid, camphor, methyl salicylate. These products can irritate and cause a burning sensation.
Do not use talcum powder or cornstarch. Talcum powder can be inhaled by your baby and cornstarch could irritate a yeast infection.
Use products that contain a zinc oxide ointment base (such as BEN'S BABY BUTTER!) to soothe and protect your baby's skin from moisture.
If diaper rash continues to show up, try changing the type of wipes, soap or brand of diapers.
If the diaper rash does not improve within 72 hours or worsens, see a physician. Your baby may have developed a yeast or bacterial infection.
"Ben's Baby Butter" ~ Apply a thin film to affected area after each diaper change. The smooth, white, ointment base will make your baby feel better, make the red irritated rash go away and provide a moisture barrier to help prevent the spread or new rash from developing.
"Ben's Baby Butter" will also help chaffing (caused by things like jogging or bicycling), irritations of the skin (such as skin fold rashes and heat rash) and skin irritation under the breasts. "Ben's Baby Butter" has also been used on other skin problems including psoriasis, cracked fingers and hands, scaly skin areas, irritated and cracked areas behind the ears, bed sores that are beginning to turn red, feminine irritation, abrasions, shingles, and hemorrhoids.