What Causes Diaper Rash? Learn the Biggest Culprit & How to Treat It! by Dr. Bridget Boyd

Kids' Health
a year ago
What Causes Diaper Rash? Learn the Biggest Culprit & How to Treat It!

Wondering what causes diaper rash? The No. 1 cause is loose stool. If your child does have diaper rash, here's how to handle it!

  • The best thing to do is try to expose the affected area to as much as air as possible. Consider having your baby take a nap on a burp rag or open cloth diaper. 
  • Be sure to change diapers often because moisture irritates the skin. 
  • Oatmeal baths and soaks can help ease the pain of the raw skin. 

If a child is older than 2 months and is in extreme pain, you can consider pain-relief medication, so consult your pediatrician.

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