Nappy Rash | Diaper Rash Treatment | Nappy Rash Cream | Diaper Rash

Whether you call it nappy rash or diaper rash they're both the same thing

and it affects one in three babies in this video I'm going to teach you

everything you need to know to get rid of it

so what does that nappy rash look

like well generally speaking the skin around the nappy area can be red,

inflamed, hot to touch, spotty and even blisters can form if the rash is quite

persistent now typically the rash is what we call well-defined so it's easy

to see where it starts for where it stops now if you're still a little

confused as to what nappy rash is and what it looks like

I've left more information in the description below and I've also left

some really useful links that have got loads of pictures which should help you now

there are a few causes for nappy rash one of which is human waste products if

the nappies aren't changed for a while it can begin to turn into ammonia which

can actually irritate the skin fungal infections can also happen due to the

dampness under the nappy which can also potentially lead to a bacterial

infection if the conditions are right now please notice how I said the

conditions must be right so if we're able to prevent these conditions and

other things it could potentially leave your baby nappy rash free which is what

everyone wants so let's move on to them also if you're watching this in the US

or Canada you might be a little confused as to what nappies are nappies are the

term that we use in the UK and it's what you guys call diapers tip number one

make sure to change wet and dirty nappies straight away

don't wait which leads me on to tip number two clean the nappy area

thoroughly and gently either use water or use alcohol and fragrance-free wipes

wiping from front to back now I'll also leave a link in the description below

which has loads of useful information on this tip three lie your baby on a clean

towel and leave their nappy off for as long and as often as you can this will

let more fresh air get to the skin tip 4 now if the nappy rash isn't upsetting

your baby at each nappy change you can also apply a small thin layer of barrier

cream or ointment which is going to prevent the skin from becoming more

irritated now there's various different ingredients in these barrier creams and

ointments that your pharmacist can recommend you on some of the ingredients

they containers are zinc oxide, dexpanthenol and titanium dioxide

tip number five what I wouldn't recommend is people using powders to keep the nappy area dry

these can actually irritate the skin and your baby might even breathe it into its

lungs tip number six bath your baby daily and stick to that limit don't do it

twice a day or more often than that because it can actually dry out the skin

and when it comes to drying the skin pat them generally don't rub vigorously with

a towel now nappy rash usually clears up within three days of following these

tips which is great news but if your baby is suffering from discomfort

because of the nappy rash then seek advice from your pharmacist or another

health care professional now your healthcare professional may advise you

to use a steroid cream an antifungal cream like clotrimazole, miconazole or a

combination cream which contains them both now if your baby is prescribed a

steroid cream let's say hydrocortisone for example please remember it's used to

treat inflammation but it's not meant to be used for long periods it's usually a

maximum of seven days unless you're advised otherwise by a healthcare

professional please use it as it's been prescribed and also remember to leave at

least 15 minutes before you apply the barrier cream or ointment steroid creams

should also be used very thinly so I'll leave more information in the

description below on actually how little you should be using now unlike steroid

creams antifungal creams should be used for seven to fourteen days after the

infection has completely gone this is to prevent the fungal infection from coming

back now remember don't use a barrier cream at the same time until the

infection is completely gone you're no longer using it then you can use it if

you need to and as always with all medication always read the information

leaflet and check with the pharmacist it's suitable and safe to use for your

baby now it's quite normal for babies to develop a rash but it's also important

that you're aware when to seek medical attention so I'm going to leave a really

useful link in the description below and I'd advise everyone to check it out it's a

great visual display of different rashes and what to do see you next week

links in the description below and it's got more description and more pictures and

more everything more description (LAUGHTER)

which brings me on to tip number two wow (DOOR OPENS IN BACKGROUND)

bro I don't know you were in there that was a surprise I was thinking where you are I

thought you were in the toilet (LAUGHTER)

please remember it's used to treat inflammation it's not meant to be

used for long durations usually a maximum of seven days please use it as

prescribed and I can't remember what I'm meant to say now (LAUGHTER)

also happen because of the dampness under the nappy (CAR HORN SOUND)

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