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Natural remedies for diaper rashes

by Alivia Nyhan
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Natural home remedies are often better than commercial balms and ointments when treating diaper rashes. Home remedies are not only safe for a baby’s delicate skin as long as they are used well, but they also tend to offer faster relief and better results. When your baby suffers from dermatitis in the area, it is better that you avoid using any soap when bathing him and be careful with the temperature of the water since any friction or sudden temperature change will itch and hurt.

Anyway, whether you are going to use home remedies or if you are going to go to the pharmacy to get an ointment, the pediatrician must see the skin of your little one and recommend the best for the little one; in addition,, to prescribing some cream or concrete ointment. If you are interested in knowing the best homemade naturals for diaper rashes, keep reading this FastlyHealarticle in which we detail them.

Oatmeal in bath water to heal diaper rashes

Oatmeal is a cereal with excellent soothing and regenerating properties for the skin and a very gentle remedy to treat sensitive skin. For this reason, using oatmeal to relieve the stinging of diaper rashes in a baby is one of the best options that, in addition, many doctors recommend apart from commercial ointments or creams, so the treatment is more complete.

To use this natural remedy for your baby’s itchy skin, use warm water during the bath and add a little oatmeal to the water; you can use powdered oatmeal or oat bran. After bathing, it is essential that you dry the underside well with a clean towel and gentle touches, never rubbing. You can even use a dryer at a distance and with a warm temperature so that the air completely dries the child’s buttocks, as long as the dryer does not scare him too much and that you never use a hot temperature. Leave the child for at least an hour without the diaper, as leaving the skin exposed in the open air will speed up the healing process.

Calendula ointment to soothe diaper rashes

One of the medicinal plants with the best properties to soothe skin problems is calendula. This plant has a great calming, anti-inflammatory, and regenerating capacity in the different layers of the dermis. Therefore, you can buy natural creams made from this plant and with ingredients suitable for babies, or you can make a simple home remedy to apply to your little one’s skin.

You can make an infusion of the dried leaves and flowers of the calendula for when it has cooled, apply it with some cotton and soft touches on the area of ​​the skin affected by the diaper and let it air dry. Another option is to make a mixture in which you add a little infusion to the moisturizing cream and fat that you usually apply to your little one in this area. Finally, you can buy calendula oil at the pharmacy or herbalist and use it on your little one’s irritated skin several times a day, leaving him without putting on another diaper so that the skin absorbs it better.

Another plant with calming and anti-inflammatory effects suitable for the little ones is chamomile, so you can use it in the same way to treat the problem.

Using alternatives to wipes for diaper irritation

When changing dirty diapers, try not to use many wipes, as many tend to contain a little alcohol and can make them sting a lot if you wipe them over the irritated area. Alternatively, you can use cotton balls dipped in running water to remove dirt. But the most important thing is that you dry the area well. Some moms decide to use an olive oil emulsion to cleanse and hydrate simultaneously.

It can be done quickly at home; you will have to beat a few drops of water in a tablespoon of olive oil until it is a smooth and creamy mixture. Apply it to the affected area every time you change the diaper.

Take off your baby’s diaper for long periods.

One of the things to keep in mind is that if we leave the diaper on all day, even if we change it quickly, when it gets dirty, irritated, and chafed, the skin needs to be ventilated to heal. Apart from preventing moisture, heat, and some microorganisms from damaging the skin, the air will help keep the skin dry and calm, providing more relief to the baby and regenerating faster. Therefore, one of the things to do when looking for how to cure chafing is to remove the diaper for as long as possible.

Breast milk to cure diaper rashes

Using your breast milk applied to the affected skin is something that many mothers have tried and claim to be one of the best options. The reason is that breast milk has a high-fat content and thus protects and nourishes the skin, helping it to deflate, regenerate and prevent it from getting worse.

For the same reason, other things that we usually have at home and can be used for this purpose are petroleum jelly, margarine, or oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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