How do I get rid of nappy rash my 6months old has it?
Jenni - posted on 05/18/2011
I always found nappy rash creme (zinc oxide) clears up a diaper rash with usually one application, within 24 hours.
Are you introducing solids? Is she teething? Are you drying her well after a diaper change?
My son use to get diaper rashes whenever he was teething. A food allergy could be another possibility. I usually wipe the diaper area (for pees) with a wet baby facecloth and pat dry with a dry facecloth.
Baths help too. And leaving the diaper off for awhile whenever possible.
Kelli - posted on 05/18/2011
The best thing is vaseline (petroleum jelly). Diaper rash is caused from a yeast. The vaseline will smother the yeast and will also form a waterproof barrier. Yeasts like to grow in warm moist environments (wet diapers). A&D ointment, desitin, and butt paste also work well. I have heard of using corn starch as well but have no experience with it. I have always used vaseline or desitin. The diaper brand has no effect on causing the rash but leaving a wet diaper on will make it worse. If you use a cloth diaper, you won't want to use any diaper cream with them as it affects how well they absorb. Good luck.
Tina - posted on 05/18/2011
After you've used a wet wipe or clothe to clean her use a dry clothe to dry her. I wouldn't use talcom bowder that can be irritating. Try Cornstarch you can get some for babies that have vitamin E and aloe vera. And take note of what Jessica and Emma said. Maybe it's time for a bigger size nappy. Not sure.
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