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Different Types of Baby Rashes

You may think that the only type of rash that a baby can have is a rash from their diaper. However, there are different types of rashes that your baby can suffer from. Their skin is so sensitive and is constantly being exposed to new materials, creams, and other elements. Everything is new to a baby and they may come in contact with something that can cause a rash. It is common for babies to have rashes, and you should know what they have before effectively treating it. Here are some of the different types of baby rashes.

A lot of babies are born with a rash called cradle cap. It is caused by clogged pores that normally occur on the scalp, face, or neck of your newborn. It can be easily treated. Luckily, this rash doesn’t irritate like other rashes do. You can treat this rash with baby oil or special infant shampoos. This skin will appear to look yellow in color, have dry patches, scaly looking skin, or flaking of the skin. It is similar to dandruff, but cradle cap only appears on newborn babies.

Another type of rash that normally occurs on a baby’s face is called prickly heat or miliaria. This often occurs if you live in a warm climate or if your infant is too hot. When your baby produces sweat, their pores can become clogged. As a result of this, little bumps can appear on their nose. The rash usually comes in the form of blisters. The blisters are clear, and they do not look like acne. If your child is dressed too warm they can get this rash on other parts of their body. It will clear up on its own but be sure to watch your baby’s temperature.

A common rash that most babies will suffer from is diapers rash. This can be a very serious rash if it isn’t managed correctly or left untreated. It is very irritating and can cause blisters, bleeding, dry flaky skin, and a lot of intense itching or burning. Diapers rash can be cured with diaper ointment, cleaning the skin, and wearing organic or cloth diapers. Normally this rash occurs when you introduce solid foods into your child’s diet.

A type of rash that occurs most often with males is baby acne, which is also called infantile acne or neonatal acne. This skin rash will go away on its own after time. Generally, it will occur during your newborn’s first 2 months after birth. It is caused by maternal hormones being exposed in the womb.

Taking care of your baby’s skin is very important. It is best to try to stop rashes before they occur or treat them when they do happen. Using diaper ointment, baby oils, lotions, and creams will help to soothe irritating rashes. Use baby oils that do not clog pores because that could cause a rash or increase irritation. Organic oils are soothing and won’t clog pores.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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Prevent Baby Rashes with Diaper Ointment

It is a common occurrence for babies to get diaper rash. If the rash goes untreated, it can become very serious and will cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your baby. There are ways to prevent diaper rash and ways to treat it if it occurs. Follow these tips to prevent diaper rash from occurring.

Using diaper ointments during diaper changes is the best way to prevent a rash from flaring up. Using ointments puts a protective layer between the diaper and your baby’s skin. Natural products are the best to use because there aren’t any harsh chemicals. Artificial fragrances in products that aren’t organic can irritate skin. Ointment will soften your baby’s skin and protect it.

Another prevention tip that should be followed is to change your baby’s diaper often. Leaving a diaper on for long amounts of time will cause irritation and can lead to chronic rashes and yeast infections. Ideally you should change your baby’s diaper every two hours. If you find that your baby’s diaper isn’t wet after two hours, space out the changes to every three of four hours. When diapers stay wet for too long, that is when they start to cause rashes.

Try changing diaper brands to prevent rashes from occurring. It is a parent’s personal choice to use cloth or disposable diapers for their baby. However, if you are noticing that disposable diapers are causing rashes and you’ve tried different types of brands, you should switch to cloth diapers. If you are already using cloth diapers, be sure to clean them well. Try not to use detergents that are too heavily perfumed. An old trick for cleaning cloth diapers is to add vinegar to the rinse cycle.

To prevent diaper rash, you should also clean your baby well during a diaper change. Be careful about what you are using to clean with too. Avoid using wipes that are scented; unscented wipes will cause less irritation. If the wipes are too harsh or cause rashes, use warm water to clean your baby. Babies’ skin is so sensitive that even mild soaps can cause irritation.

A little fresh air never hurt anyone, as the saying goes. This is true for babies as well and it’s another tip to preventing rash. When possible, let your baby run free without a diaper. Fresh air will help dry your baby’s skin.

Following these tips, using diaper ointment and other preventative measures will keep your baby rash free.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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