How to prevent diaper candidiasis?

How to prevent diaper candidiasis?

Although this is often confused with diaper rash,


the fact is that candidiasis appears with a more intense red rash that lasts longer than a simple diaper rash, and can result in a serious


trauma:

To avoid this occurring some steps that can be taken are:
– Change baby's diaper as soon as you see he is wet or soiled (do no recycle the


diaper)
– When you wash him (do so very often) try to let him air dry on an impermeable fabric, so baby's private parts can freshen up.
– Do not


put his diapers on too tightly.
– When you just freshen him up with a wipe because you don't have enough time to give him a bath, make sure that


he is impeccably clean and perfectly dry. Putting on a diaper when baby's skin is still damp allows fungi to reproduce.
– Avoid giving him


antibiotics. Studies show that children who take them tend to develop candidiasis.
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What to do if he gets it anyway?
If despite having taken all


the measures possible your child has a bright red rash in his genital area, what you can do is:
– Use water and a soft cloth to clean the area


frequently
– Avoid rubbing the affected area or using cream
– Never use corn starch; this is a highly recommended home remedy but in truth it could


make the situation worse.
– Keep your hands very clean as well as baby's.
– Ask your doctor to recommend a cream that you might use.
– If you use


fabric diapers, do not use fabric softener or scented soaps.
– If at all possible, let them air dry.
– Call your doctor if your baby has a fever or


if you see pimples, blisters, ulcers, large bumps or puss-filled sores.



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