Diaper Rash appears on the skin in contact with the diaper. It usually occurs during infancy and in children younger than 2 yrs. It can also occur in older people who are paralyzed or incontinent. Symptoms are: red and irritated skin, which may be itchy at times
HOW IS DIAPER RASH DIAGNOSED?
A pediatrician usually diagnoses diaper rash by physical examination and clinical picture
HOW IS DIAPER RASH TREATED?
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby's skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby's diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe:
1. A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream
2. An antifungal cream, if your baby has a fungal infection
3. Topical or oral antibiotics, if your baby has a bacterial infection
4. Use creams or ointments with steroids only if your baby's pediatrician or dermatologist recommends them — strong steroids or frequent use can lead to additional problems.
Diaper rashes usually require several days to improve, and the rash may come back repeatedly. If the rash persists despite prescription treatment, your doctor may recommend that your baby see a specialist in skin conditions (dermatologist). A diaper rash can be cured by using ayurvedic and homeopathic medications also
DID YOU KNOW?
All babies are prone to diaper rashes and almost every baby will get a rash at least once in the first 3 years of his or her life.