Diaper rash is most commonly caused by irritation of the skin from stool and urine. In order to prevent this, always wipe the area when changing the diaper with a Baby Wipe or water to remove the residue urine/and or stool that will remain on the skin. If the skin is red or slightly abraded, apply a generous amount of diaper cream with Zinc Oxide (ex. Generic Zinc Oxide cream, Desitin or Balmex). Apply at each diaper change until rash has resolved.
Call the office if…
- Diaper rash is not better in 5 days.
- Persistent bleeding from rash.