Nappy Rash

What is Nappy Rash?

  • Nappy rash can include a variety of skin conditions that appear on the skin that is covered by a nappy.
  • The discomfort level can range from mild to severe.

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How to Recognize Nappy Rash?

  • Nappy rash appears as inflamed, red, and blotchy skin in the area of the skin covered by a nappy.
  • The skin may be blistering and occasionally ulcers appear.
  • Rash may sometimes spread to tummy and bottom.
  • Rash is sore, can hurt when baby passes urine, and can lead to an unsettled and unhappy baby.

 

What Causes Nappy Rash?

  • Nappy rash occurs when a baby’s skin is exposed to wet or dirty nappy.  The rash is caused by a combination of heat, dampness and friction in a nappy.
  • Nappy rash can be triggered by medications, new foods and chemical irritants such as unnatural baby lotions, detergents and nappy soaking solutions.
  • Babies who suffer from eczema or cradle cap, and babies who have family members with dermatitis are prone to nappy rash.

 

Prevention and Treatment for Nappy Rash

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  • Frequent nappy changes can prevent nappy rash.
  • Let baby have some nappy free time each day (lie them on a soft towel).
  • Avoid using chemical based products.
  • Switch to cloth nappy for the duration of the rash, and ensure cotton nappy are thoroughly washed to remove all traces of detergents and chemicals.
  • Use the Little Innoscents Intensive Soothing Cream, specifically designed to heal, treat and prevent nappy rash.
  • See your health care professional if the rash persists for more than a week as there may be an underlying skin condition such as thrush, dermatitis or psoriasis.

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