Diaper rash

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May 11,2023

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Diaper rash refers to a rash that occurs in the area covered by diapers. The first sign of diaper rash is usually a reddish or small lump appearing in the middle of the skin folds of the lower abdomen, buttocks, genitalia, and thighs, where the surface of these areas comes into direct contact with damp or absorbent diapers. The diaper rash is not severe, and with proper care, it will disappear within 3-4 days. The most common causes of diaper rash include: 1. Long-term non-replacement of diapers with wet urine: Dampness can easily cause skin abrasions; Over a long period, the urine in diapers decomposes, forming chemicals that can further damage the skin. 2. Long-term non-replacement of diapers soaked in feces: Digestive agents in feces can invade the skin and cause skin rashes. No matter how the rash develops, once the skin surface is damaged, it is prone to further irritation when in contact with feces and urine. Yeast infection is another cause of rash in this area, which is often seen in the thighs, genitals, and lower abdomen, and is almost non-existent in the buttocks. However, during infancy, most children may develop rashes in certain areas, and breastfeeding is relatively rare (the reason is not yet clear). Diaper rash often occurs during specific periods or situations: Infants aged 8-10 months; Unable to keep children clean and dry; Frequent bowel movements (especially if left overnight on diapers); Start eating solid foods (possibly due to eating more acidic substances or changes in the digestive system caused by different foods); Take antibiotics (which can promote the growth of yeast that infects the skin). To reduce diaper rash in children, the following principles should be followed when using diapers: 1. Change the diaper as soon as possible after defecation, and clean the diaper area with a soft cloth and water after each bowel movement. 2. Regularly change diapers to reduce skin contact with moisture. 3. Whenever feasible, keep the child's lower body in contact with the air. If you have tried your best and your skin remains dry, and still experience diaper rash, it may be necessary to use lotion and ointment; If it is eczema, apply dry cleaning overnight; Diaper rash should significantly improve within 48-72 hours. Copyright Description: Some articles are sourced or adapted from the Internet and other platforms, with the main purpose of sharing information and allowing more people to access health knowledge. The copyright belongs to the original author, and the content is for readers' reference only. Media or individuals who do not wish to be reprinted can contact us.