Keeping baby free from rashes
VEN with today’s absorbent diapers, nappy rash is still the most common and persistent skin problem among babies.
Nappy rash is easy to diagnose and mothers know how to spot the slight redness of skin under or around the baby’s nappy.
Causes of diaper rash are due to prolonged exposure to wetness and contact with trapped irritants from human waste products – bacteria and enzymes present in faeces and ammonia from stale urine. Other trigger factors include:
> Allergic reaction to trace detergent or softener in ill-washed nappies > Allergy to soap or lotion > Use of plastic pants > Abrasion from rough nappy material
> Sensitivity to new food or consumption of acidic food
> Sensitivity to prescribed medication > Illness such as cold > Allergic to inner lining of the diaper
> Sensitive skin – babies with sensitive skin are more susceptible to nappy rash
> Appearing as sore, red skin accompanied by pus-filled blisters. In most cases, fever is present and the baby will be highly irritable.
Ideally, a simple routine can be practised before nappy rash develops. This may even prevent the rash from developing into something more serious.
> Change nappies as soon as possible after they become wet and soiled.
> After each nappy change, clean the nappy area thoroughly with cot- ton wool and water and pat dry or, if possible, air-dry completely. Baby girls should be cleaned front to back to prevent bacteria from entering through the urethra.
> Apply a protective barrier cream containing zinc oxide and antiseptic to baby’s bottom.
> Leave the cream to dry for a minute or two before putting on a new diaper.
Pureen Nappy Rash Cream contains 0.02% of benzalkonium chloride and 0.2% of cetrimide, which help to eliminate harmful bacteria and fungi.
It also helps to prevent secondary infection. It contains 10% zinc oxide, which is a mild astringent, resulting in a soothing and protective function. Just apply after every nappy change on dry and clean skin for the treatment of nappy rash or redness.
Apply twice daily for heat rash, dribble rash or symptoms of atopic or infantile eczema.
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Pureen Nappy Rash Cream can help in the treatment of nappy rash, nappy redness, heat rash and dribble rash.