Children can sometimes get red rashes on the skin under the diaper. Sometimes the child can also get small open wounds from which fluid comes out. The rash often goes over if you wash and keep dry. If this is not possible, you should seek care.
Symptoms of diaper rash
When babies get diaper rash, they have red spots on the skin where the diaper usually sits.
The rash is because the skin has had contact with the kiss and poop, and that it has been hot and moist. It is common with diaper rash if the child is pooping loose or has diarrhea.
If the diaper rash is mild, the baby usually does not hurt. If the stroke is more severe, the child may react when you touch the child, and scream or cry when you wash his tail. The rash can become like open wounds from which fluid comes out.
Sometimes the rash can be due to a fungal infection. Then it usually itch and the skin becomes very red and glossy.
So do you to make the rash disappear To make the rash disappear, or to make it worse, do the following:
- Keep the baby’s tail clean by gently washing with lukewarm water. If it is not clean with water, you can try washing with baby oil or other oil, such as olive oil.
- Wipe dry or allow to air dry after washing. Remember to dry gently, pat dry, preferably.
- Leave the baby without a diaper on a dry surface and ventilate the tail.
- Replace diapers as often and as soon as possible after the baby has pooped.
By following the advice above, you can also avoid the baby getting diaper rash.
To make it heal faster, it may be good to use a protective ointment containing zinc. They are available for purchase at pharmacies. At the childcare center, bvc, you can get advice on various ointments.
You may need to use a mild cortisone ointment with antifungal to cure the rash. Ask for advice at a pharmacy or at bvc.
Bath gently with a soles solution if the child has a rash from which the liquid comes out. The Alsole solution cools down and causes the rash to contract and dry out. Alsol solution can be purchased without prescription at pharmacies. Do not use alcohol, it contains alcohol and can burn.
When and where should I seek care?
Usually, you do not need to seek care because the trouble for most people who get diaper rash usually go by themselves.
Contact bvc if the rash does not decrease after a few days of treatment, or if they get worse. The same applies if the rash spreads to parts of the body that are not covered by the diaper.
Seek care at bvc or at a health center if you suspect the child has had a fungal infection.
Call telephone number 911 for medical advice. Then you get help in assessing symptoms and advice about what you can do yourself or where you can seek care.
You should understand the information
In order for you to be involved in care and treatment, it is important that you understand the information you receive from the healthcare staff. Ask questions if you don’t understand. For example, you should receive information about treatment options.
You have the opportunity to get help from an interpreter if you do not speak English. You also have the opportunity to get help from an interpreter if you have a hearing loss.