Diaper rash is indicated by redness in the areas, the skin may be warm to touch. The areas may be raised with either dry flaky skin or bumps (dry bumps or fluid filled bumps).
Wash and dry your hands prior to application. Using your fingers apply a generous quantity of rash cream covering all the areas of diaper rash. Do not massage or apply pressure over the areas as the the skin is very delicate and fragile.
It is best to cover the entire area where the diaper touches to avoid the diaper rash spreading in other areas.
It is recommended to change wet or soiled diapers right away followed by a gentle wipe in the diaper area and pat dry. You must check the diaper at least every two hours as you may not always know when your baby needs a change. In newborns or babies with diaper rash and/or diarrhea, you must check even more frequently. Super-absorbent disposable diapers may reduce the incidence of diaper rash. But you must change your baby’s diaper often, even if it does not feel wet.
No, Normal diaper rashes do not spread. A diaper rash is just an irritation against baby’s skin and is a break or near break of the skin, which can commonly be caused by excessive moisture or friction. But they must be treated with utmost care as it is a cause of discomfort for the baby. If a diaper rash spreads then it may be a yeast infection and not a rash. Contact your doctor in that case.
In most cases you do not need a prescription for a rash cream. However, for extreme cases of diaper rash, a stronger, more medicated diaper rash cream may be needed, for which prescription creams are available.
Yes a normal moisturizing rash cream can be applied to the areas where the diaper touches the skin to prevent a diaper rash.
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