6 Home remedies for diaper rash

6 Home remedies for diaper rash

In most cases diaper rash can be treated at home. Below are some home remedies that you can apply to baby's skin:

1. Warm water. Apply warm water to the affected area various times each day. This helps blood circulation in baby's buttocks and is very effective particularly if the rash was caused by an infection. Good circulation is of great help because blood contains cells that combat infections.
2. Fresh air. Leave baby diaper-free for a few minutes several times each day. Contact with fresh air will help overcome the irritation. In this case, water and sun will by your allies. When your baby has diaper rash, wash him with water only and let him have contact with fresh air and a little sun as this will relieve his discomfort.
3. Mother's milk or chamomile. Some mothers apply a little of their milk to the affected area, or creams that contain chamomile. Warm chamomile baths are very refreshing and economical, and are readily available at pharmacies or supermarkets.
4. Talcum powder no, corn starch yes. Corn starch or rice flour help, as long as baby doesn't breathe them in. Put a little on your hand and apply it to your baby's buttocks. You can apply this after his bath, or add it to his bath water.
5. Coconut oil. Coconut oil can also help relieve the affected area. It also helps relieve heat rash. You can apply it directly or include it as an ingredient in home-made creams.
6. Grated yucca. In some Caribbean countries grated yucca is used to relieve diaper rash. What you do is, once the yucca has been grated, place it on a flat plate in the sun until it has dried, then it is placed in a soft clean nylon pantyhose or stocking and this is lightly rubbed on the affected area.

Diaper rash or dermatitis is a burning of baby's buttocks usually caused by the accumulation of urine or feces that irritates the baby's skin due to its high content of acid pH. This irritation can be caused by several things, such a change in baby's food, his own urine or some climate or environmental change.



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