Nappy Rash | Diaper Rash Treatment | Nappy Rash Cream | Diaper Rash

October 10, 2019

Whether you call it nappy rash or
diaper rash they’re both the same thing and it affects one in three babies in
this video I’m going to teach you everything you need to know to get rid
of it so what does that nappy rash look like well generally speaking the skin
around the nappy area can be red, inflamed, hot to touch, spotty and even
blisters can form if the rash is quite persistent now typically the rash is
what we call well-defined so it’s easy to see where it starts for where it
stops now if you’re still a little confused as to what nappy rash is and
what it looks like I’ve left more information in the
description below and I’ve also left some really useful links that have got
loads of pictures which should help you now there are a few causes for nappy rash
one of which is human waste products if the nappies aren’t changed for a while
it can begin to turn into ammonia which can actually irritate the skin fungal
infections can also happen due to the dampness under the nappy which can also
potentially lead to a bacterial infection if the conditions are right
now please notice how I said the conditions must be right so if we’re
able to prevent these conditions and other things it could potentially leave
your baby nappy rash free which is what everyone wants so let’s move on to them
also if you’re watching this in the US or Canada you might be a little confused
as to what nappies are nappies are the term that we use in the UK and it’s what
you guys call diapers tip number one make sure to change wet and dirty
nappies straight away don’t wait which leads me on to tip
number two clean the nappy area thoroughly and gently either use water
or use alcohol and fragrance-free wipes wiping from front to back now I’ll also
leave a link in the description below which has loads of useful information on
this tip three lie your baby on a clean towel and leave their nappy off for as
long and as often as you can this will let more fresh air get to the skin tip 4
now if the nappy rash isn’t upsetting your baby at each nappy change you can
also apply a small thin layer of barrier cream or ointment which is going to
prevent the skin from becoming more irritated now there’s various different
ingredients in these barrier creams and ointments that your pharmacist can
recommend you on some of the ingredients they containers are zinc oxide, dexpanthenol and titanium dioxide tip number five what I wouldn’t recommend is people
using powders to keep the nappy area dry these can actually irritate the skin and
your baby might even breathe it into its lungs tip number six bath your baby daily
and stick to that limit don’t do it twice a day or more often than that
because it can actually dry out the skin and when it comes to drying the skin pat
them generally don’t rub vigorously with a towel now nappy rash usually clears up
within three days of following these tips which is great news but if your
baby is suffering from discomfort because of the nappy rash then seek
advice from your pharmacist or another health care professional now your
healthcare professional may advise you to use a steroid cream an antifungal
cream like clotrimazole, miconazole or a combination cream which contains them
both now if your baby is prescribed a steroid cream let’s say hydrocortisone
for example please remember it’s used to treat inflammation but it’s not meant to
be used for long periods it’s usually a maximum of seven days unless you’re
advised otherwise by a healthcare professional please use it as it’s been
prescribed and also remember to leave at least 15 minutes before you apply the
barrier cream or ointment steroid creams should also be used very thinly so I’ll
leave more information in the description below on actually how little
you should be using now unlike steroid creams antifungal creams should be used
for seven to fourteen days after the infection has completely gone this is to
prevent the fungal infection from coming back now remember don’t use a barrier
cream at the same time until the infection is completely gone you’re no
longer using it then you can use it if you need to and as always with all
medication always read the information leaflet and check with the pharmacist
it’s suitable and safe to use for your baby now it’s quite normal for babies to
develop a rash but it’s also important that you’re aware when to seek medical
attention so I’m going to leave a really useful link in the description below and
I’d advise everyone to check it out it’s a great visual display of different rashes
and what to do see you next week links in the description below and it’s got
more description and more pictures and more everything more description (LAUGHTER) which brings me on to tip number two wow (DOOR OPENS IN BACKGROUND) bro I don’t know you were in there that
was a surprise I was thinking where you are I thought you were in the toilet (LAUGHTER) please remember it’s used to
treat inflammation it’s not meant to be used for long durations usually a
maximum of seven days please use it as prescribed and I can’t remember what I’m meant to say now (LAUGHTER) also happen because of the dampness under the nappy (CAR HORN SOUND) hey guys thanks
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