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

Kids' Health
7 years 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.

The information on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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